The culture of the people of Cross River State is very romantic and is expressed in the language, dance and festivals.
Popular dances include: Ekeladi, Obin, Moninkim, Giza, Aminakwol and Ekombi.
Traditional institutions, like the Ekpe, exist, not only for providing entertainment but more importantly as part part of the administrative and religious set up by the various communities.
Traditional festivals relating to farming activities are observed in Yala, Yakurr, Obubra, Ikom, Ogoja, Obudu, Obanliku and Boki Local Government Areas. These festivals reinforce the traditional ties between man and nature.