Oke Ibadan is an ancient festival that is celebrated annually. Popular among locals, crowds flock to take part in the festivities. The festival name translatesto "hill of Ibadan" and the festival includes legends about the original site of Ibadan, which was located on a hill. Settlers from the east and north congregated on the hill during the 18th century and the town was formed.
The hill has been deserted since then, but the legacy thrives. Oke Ibadan festival includes fertility rites and honors the founder of Ibadan and the goddess of the hill.