There is hardly a dull moment during Hornbill festival. One can get immersed with the rich culture and heritage of Nagas displayed by the colourful dances and songs or get entertained with other colourful events.
Tourists can enjoy the traditional dances, songs and indigenous games throughout the day. Other regular events are the Hornbill music festival and Hornbill National rock contest, World War 2 car rally, Naga chilli eating competition, Hornbill motor rally, Miss Nagaland beauty pagent and Hornbill literature festival. In 2012 Hornbill marathon and Hornbill Photography contest was also included.
After the merry making during the day, the Night bazar in the main Kohima town is a nice place to spend some time. One can buy merchandise and eat a variety of food.
Daily schedule of events: