In Gilgit a great grant festival is held from September 7th to promote the tourism and local culture. This is called a Silk Road festival it is the most feature of this region and is celebrated in skardu and Gilgit. Different numbers of programs are arranged to make this festival memorable one as it will attract large number of visitors to this area. This festival is celebrated on the roof of the world where landscape, natural environment, the highest mountain of the world, breathtaking sceneries of nature, splendid snow peaks, glittering glaciers, peaceful valleys of lush green plants and fruits, dazzling and gleaming streams of pure water, different variety of people, folklore, art and craft, heritage and culture are awaiting for you. The important feature of the festival is the art work of Karimabad, Gilgat and Skardu, and also art from the remote areas of the northern areas.
Different folk music groups, open air small stages are arranged in the festival ground in different cities to show the folk music of the northern areas. A local bazaar will be arranged for the people to sell local produced crafts, and arts. Food fair is arranged by the coordination of different hotels. Different polo matches serve as the source of attraction to the visitors. Different types of programs like dance, music, some games and matches are also arranged to increase the charm of this festival. People from different part of the country come and attend this festival. This is the cultural festival and people participate in it with great affections.