Annual Festivals & Big Events In Cape Town 2020
Cape Town is truly the city that never sleeps, with parties and activities happening all year round; even in our rainy season, it’s no wonder why Cape Town is the tourist’s party-central destination.
Please note: This list will continuously be updated during 2020.
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Quick JumpJanuary 2020L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Racing Festival 2020Cape Town Jazzathon 2020Into the Wild | Raised by Wolves ft. Hidden Empire (GER)We Love Summer Beach PartyThe Mirage Forever Summer Concerts - FEAT - Matthew MoleFestival of Rebels - motorcycle lifestyle Festival Cape -TownCTPUP - Cape Town Pet Upliftment ProjectFebruary 2020Toybox: 8Bit ArcadeGiorgia Angiuli - LIVE SA Tour - Shimmy Beach ClubCape Town Pizza & Pasta Festival 2020Sexy Groovy Love - The Rose Garden with Sébastien LégerVenue
Things are heating up this January and Capetonians are heading outdoors. Find out how the Mother City is spending January 2020!
L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Racing Festival 2020
Molded on famed international racing festivals such as the Qatar Goodwood Festival and Royal Ascot, 2017 saw the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate becoming South Africa’s first ever multi-day Racing Festival, now formally known as the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival, which is held over a Friday and Saturday with the main L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Race being held on the Saturday.
2020 sees host to the fourth official L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Racing Festival, being held over Friday, 10th and Saturday, 11th of January, with the 159th running of the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate taking place on Saturday, 11th of January.
Various hospitality options will once again be available over both race days, including the much anticipated Garden Party being held on Friday, 10th of January.
Tickets on sale now!
- Cost: From R350 - R1500
- When: 10 - 11 January, 11am - 11pm
- Venue: Kenilworth Racecourse, Rosemead Ave, Kenilworth
- More Info: L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Racing Festival 2020
Cape Town Jazzathon 2020
A free-to-public festival of music and activities.
Features primarily diverse, contemporary South African music and performers.
Hosted at Africa’s premier tourist attraction/destination – The V&A Waterfront. Suitable for all ages and cultures, and accessible to local and international tourists
- Cost: FREE
- When: 9 - 11 January, 1pm - 8pm
- Venue: V&A waterfront, Breakwater Blvd, CBD
- More Info: Facebook Event
Into the Wild | Raised by Wolves ft. Hidden Empire (GER)
Raised by Wolves is our third edition of the season, and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the new year surrounded by nature and friends.
'Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack'
- HIDDEN EMPIRE (GER) ⚑ Stil vor Talent
- IVAN TURANJANIN
- GEOMETRIC FLUX
Only the wild ones ♫ ♪ ♫. A beautiful shaded forest next to a river in the green pastures of the west coast. Prepare to come alive between the trees once more.
- R250 - Early Bird
- R300 - Phase 1
- R350 - Phase 2
- R380 - Phase 3
- When: 11 - 12 January
- Venue: Riverside Forest
- More Info: Into the Wild | Raised by Wolves ft. Hidden Empire (GER)
We Love Summer Beach Party
THE INFAMOUS INNER-CITY BEACH PARTY IS BACK 😍 The most intimate summer celebration at Cape Town's favourite seaside paradise!
Welcome back to Cape Town summer. Let's get some sand between our toes...
- Mat.Joe (HEADLINER)
- More TBA
Tickets are limited. Please act swiftly to avoid disappointment. All ticket phases provide the same access at the event.
- R300 - Early Birds
- R340 - Phase 1
- R380 - Phase 2
- R420 - Final Phase
- When: 25 January, 12pm - 10pm
- Venue: The Grand Cafe & Beach, Cape Town
- More Info: We Love Summer Beach Party
The Mirage Forever Summer Concerts - FEAT - Matthew Mole
The Mirage Forever Summer Concert’s 4th addition to the season brings you one of South Africa’s biggest singer/songwriter - Matthew Mole.
Join them on the crystal clear waters of the Cape Atlantic seaboard this Holiday Season on SAs largest and most luxurious yacht, The Mirage, for an unforgettable cruise as we set sail to Clifton Beach where you will experience an unforgettable concert at sea. 💦🎶
Enjoy the summer sun and beautiful views of the Cape while enjoying everything the Mirage has to offer! 🥂 Take a dip in the ocean in comfort with the blow up pool, 🏊♀ take a wild ride down the water slide 🏄♀ or simply grab one of our floaties and relax in the sun!
Your ticket includes: A 6-hour cruise with an incredible performance by Matthew Mole, Unlimited MCC brought to you by Graham Beck Winery, Light snacks throughout the cruise and a variety of Water activities including the famous Mirage Water Slide & Pool.
- R850 - Single Ticket
- R2500 - Family & Friends Pack (4 persons)
- When: 26 January, 12pm - 8pm
- Venue: Mirage, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, CBD
- Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
- More Info: Facebook Event
Festival of Rebels - motorcycle lifestyle Festival Cape -Town
FESTIVAL OF REBELS 2020 - Motorcycle Lifestyle Festival powered by Harley-Davidson Africa. Cape Town plays host to the 1st addition of the Festival Of Rebels tour.. Join them as they celebrate all makes, models and piston powered machinery.
Festival Of Rebels is much more than your typical ''Bike Festival''. It is a celebration of all things powered by a piston. FOR one it is a 2 day motorcycle lifestyle festival showcasing the best in live entertainment, over 40 of SA'S most loved bands/ Djs over 2 stages create the perfect rebel atmosphere.. 150 food/ lifestyle / fashion and motorcycle activations..
All your favourite brands with a little rebel in them will be seen over the 2 days with special areas and activations.. WELCOME TO REBEL CITY.. more info released soon..
- From R49 - R1399
- When: 25 - 26 January, 11am - 10pm
- Venue: The Castle of Good Hope, CBD
- More Info: Festival of Rebels - motorcycle lifestyle Festival Cape -Town
CTPUP - Cape Town Pet Upliftment Project
Calling all Capetonians! Join CTPUP in making Cape Town a healthier place for all pets!
The CTUPUP is brought to You By: AtFrits Pet Hotel & Daycare Centre, Identipet and the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.
Purchase vouchers for less advantaged folks so they can have their pets vaccinated, sterilised and micro-chipped. Let's put our best paws forward to ensure that all of our four legged besties get the love and medical attention they deserve.
Please note that these vouchers are only redeemable at the Cape of Good Hope SPCA and the Cape of Good Hope SPCA Mobile Clinics. As such, the rules and regulations regarding the use of SPCA veterinary services applies.
- R450 - Vaccinations, Microchips & Sterilisation
- R350 - Micro-chips & Vaccinations
- R200 - Vaccinations
- R150 - Micro-chips
- When: 25 January, 9am - 12pm
- Venue: De Waal Dog Park, CBD
- More Info: Facebook Event
February is bringing the heat! Find out how Cape Town plans on taking advantage of the Leap Year.
Toybox: 8Bit Arcade
Toybox have transported you to whirling galaxies but their Toybox is still bursting at the seams... don't let gravity suck you in; they're slaying dragons and taking you with them... are you ready player one?
A little less science and a pixel pluck load of fiction is reeling you into a neon frenzy of light and sound. Grab hold of your joysticks kids and don't let go; it's time to level up.
- Matt Sassari (FRA)
- Township Rebellion(GER)
- Ryan Murgatroyd
- Das Kapital
- The Fogshow
- EBB & MAYO
- Kilopascal DJ
- Just Finn
- Josh DLM
Get ready to dance in digital because we're taking over arcade alley. Slip out of reality and join them on a quest into virtual elation. This is bass-impact, this is Toybox: 8bit Arcade.
- R360 - Toybox opening special: 2 Tickets
- R220 - Super Early Bird
- R270 - Early Bird
- R300 - Late Bird
- R350 - VIP (Backstage Access)
- R50 Parking Levy
- When: 1 February, 12pm - 2am
- Venue: Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, N7, Philadelphia
- More Info: Toybox: 8Bit Arcade
Giorgia Angiuli - LIVE SA Tour - Shimmy Beach Club
Shimmy Beach Club start off 2020 with one of the most progressive female techno artists in the world.. Giorgia Angiuli!
A up close and personal tour supported by SA best in local talent.
- R199 - General Admission Early Bird
- R249 - General Admission Phase 1
- R299 - General Admission Final Phase
- R399 - VIP Early Bird
- R449 - VIP Phase 1
- R499 - VIP Final Phase
- When: 1 February, 7pm - 4am
- Venue: Shimmy Beach Club, 12 South Arm Rd
- More Info: Giorgia Angiuli - LIVE SA Tour - Shimmy Beach Club
Cape Town Pizza & Pasta Festival 2020
Welcome to Cape Town's only Pizza & Pasta Festival!
Expect gourmet pizza and pasta dishes, Italian desserts, craft beer, LIVE music, kiddies entertainment, FREE bunker tours, 360 degree views of Table Mountain, Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront, CT Stadium and much much more!
- R80 - Early Birds SOLD OUT
- R100 - Normal Birds ON SALE NOW
- R120 - Late Birds
- R150 - Door (if available)
- FREE - Kids u13 years
- When: 8 February, 12pm - 10pm
- Venue: Fort Wynyard, C/o Fort Wynyard St & Granger Bay Blvd, Green Point
- More Info: Cape Town Pizza & Pasta Festival 2020
Sexy Groovy Love - The Rose Garden with Sébastien Léger
What started at the spooky Castle in Hout Bay, ventured to the majestic Manor house in Paarl, was soon followed by the epic gardens at Never Imagined and has now come to The Rose Garden in Franschhoek for the last dance of the season. 💃🏾🌹
Surrounded by expansive lawns and glorious mountain views, world-renowned Boschendal Wine Estate is home to the final SGL of the season for the first time and we have invited Sébastien Léger to bid farewell to the season with us.
🎵 Line Up:
- Sébastien Léger (FRA | All Day I Dream)
- Bruno Morphet
- Elleven (El Gordo and Kanan K7)
- Nick Supply
- Blanka Mazimela (live)
- Karoo x Chris De Vos
- Paradise Citizens
The market is filled with a variety of gourmet food vendors. Aside from the fully stocked bars, they also have a few speciality bars in the market which will have slightly different offerings.
Rhone Homestead is one of the oldest manor houses dating from 1795. It is situated amidst picturesque lawns and heritage roses.
Sexy Groovy Love can’t wait for you to join them for the first time at this beautiful location as they make it their new home!
In true SGL fashion, you can expect a breath-taking venue, world-class music and immersive decor, the combination is sure to feast your senses.
- R280 - Super Early Bird
- R330 - Early Bird
- R380 - Sexy Bird
- R430 - Late Bird
- When: 29 February, 12pm - 12am
- Venue: Boschendal Estate, Pniel Road, 7690 Franschhoek
- More Info: Sexy Groovy Love - The Rose Garden with Sébastien Léger
Stay tuned as we will be updating this guide regularly to keep you in the loop with what's happening in Cape Town.
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