Annual Events in Cape Town

Cape Town, the second biggest city in South Africa, is a constant buzz with festivals, concerts and events each month. There’s always something going on for every occasion, from wine-tasting to open-air theatre plays. Let’s have a look at some of the upcoming events in Cape Town.

Upcoming Events, Concerts and Festivals in Cape Town


From April 22nd to June 2nd, the Good Food and Wine Show 2014 makes its return. Held in the Cape Town International Convention Centre, this is an amazing selection of food and quality wines that will surprise your taste buds. CBeebies, Katy Ashworth from I Can Cook fame, will be amongst the celebrities to entertain the kids.

Another weekend of wine-tasting is set in June (5-8) when the eleventh annual Wacky Wine festival will be held in different venues all along the Robertson Wine Valley. It will be a weekend of tastings, food and wine pairings, as well as river cruises, trail hikes, dances, live big-screen rugby and live music. Not to be missed.


If you like live music and concerts, you can’t skip the Long Weekend Music at the Waterfront Amphitheatre. This free event is held on the 27th of April and features The Pennsylvanian Crooning Minstrels, the popular Hot Water and Mpho and Uvimba among others. A series of top-notch performances to look forward to.

Grand West Resort not only is one of the best rated casino operators in Cape Town according to

(TBA)- the most thorough resource on gambling in Africa – but it is also the perfect venue for unique entertainment events and concerts. In fact, on June 13th, the multi-purpose Grand Arena venue will host the famous rock band Thirty Second to Mars, coming off the back of an outstanding European festival circuit promoting their fourth album “Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams”.

If you prefer going to the theatre, the Jou Ma Se Comedy Club plays “3 Tons of Fun”, a mix of showstoppers from the disco era, familiar pop hits as well as African and dance music. You can go and see the female trio at The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront, on May 11th.

cptEvents1“Cheaper than Roses” is another unusual and intriguing play written by Ismail Mahomed, directed by Zane Meas and starring Lizz Meiring. This heart-warming story of a woman who didn’t want to be “cheaper than roses” can be enjoyed at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, from April 22nd to May 3rd.

If you are out and about with your family, you can find some interesting activities and events to entertain your kids as well. On the 1st of May, for instance, The Teddy Bear Fair allows guests to meet teddy bear collectors and crafters, buy hand-crafted bears or even bring along their own bears to take part in different competitions. It is the perfect occasion for both the kids and their parents to have fun, while having food and so on.

No matter what age you are or what your taste is, you will surely find something interesting to do in Cape Town, a great city to visit.

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Dee Chetty is a South Africa- and India-educated web junkie. Focusing on strategy and new developments, Dee finds himself pushing the limits of innovation with his ideas. Dee loves open-source, mobile technologies and location-driven applications. He is an Apple fanboy & a die-hard Audi fan.

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