Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Durban 2019
Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Durban 2019
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Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Durban 2019
These parties and events are too hot to miss!! We have put together a month by month updated guide on the biggest events in Durban this 2019.
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Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Durban 2019

These parties and events are too hot to miss!! We have put together a month by month updated guide on the biggest events in Durban this 2019.
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Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Durban 2019
These parties and events are too hot to miss!! We have put together a month by month updated guide on the biggest events in Durban this 2019.

The tropical paradise city of Durban will be brought to life this 2019. With unstoppable parties and massive markets, this year is one for the books.

As things get hotter in the KZN the only question is, where will you choose to cool off?

Please note: This list will continuously be updated during 2019.

Quick JumpJanuary 2019The Musgrave Market LaunchI Heart Market - JanuaryEndless SummerAll Star Comedy Jam - 26 Jan 2019Twilight RunFebruary 2019Doek on Fleek Couples & Best Friend Picnic - DurbanWacken Metal Battle - The Winston DurbanLovers & Friends 2nd Annual ConcertEast Coast Kings and Queens of ComedyIndian Idol - Live in DurbanTAMIA Live in South Africa [Durban]March 2019The Great South African Gin festival comes to Durban!Decorex DurbanOutdoor Cinema Night - Peter PanDecorex Durban Pop Up MarketWe Love Summer Durban feat Kyle Watson, Timo ODV & MalibuDurban Dessert Festival | 30th - 31st March 2019April 2019Bok Van BlerkMegacy Over Everything - Durban

2019 has arrived and we are excited about what the KZN area has in store for the warmer months ahead. Take a peak at what's happening in Durban this 2019!

January 2019

The New Year brings new things and some brand new experiences and events coming to the shores of the KZN. Check out what Durban has in store this summer!

Don't forget to check what's happening in Durban Today and this Weekend

The Musgrave Market Launch

You are invited to the launch of the Musgrave Market.

@The Musgrave Market‎

There will be food and drink stalls , locally produced goods, fresh produce, live music and kids entertainment. A little something for everyone. So bring friends and family along and come enjoy breakfast or lunch, shop local and watch the kids play.

I Heart Market - January

It's the first market of the year (and some say also the BEST). Going back to work is still a few days away so the festive feels are strong within!

@I Heart Market‎

There's no #JanuWorrys here, only good vibes and happy people. So join I Heart Market for a fun-filled day out on the Moses Mabhida Stadium lawns loving local. 💕

Endless Summer

Celebrate Endless Summer with the official close of the Festive Season. Endless Summer is a picnic style music festival hosted by Somizi.

@Durban Tourism‎

With world class production and an unforgettable line up featuring DJ Tira, Kwesta, Oskido, Shimza, Busiswa and many more. Cooler boxes allowed before 4pm at a charge of R100.

  • Cost:
    • R100 - General Area
    • R300 - VIP Area
  • When: 12 January, 1pm - 12am
  • Venue: Greyville Racecourse, 150 Avondale Rd, Durban
  • More Info: Endless Summer

All Star Comedy Jam - 26 Jan 2019

The All Star Comedy Jam features some of South Africa's best comedians for a night of rip roaring comedy.

@All Star Comedy Jam‎

Get ready to fall off your chair with laughter!! The comedy line up will feature: Donovan Goliath, Joey Rasdien, Trevor Gumbi, Rory Petzer, Darren Maule and Annalakshmi.

Please Note: This show carries a 16 age restriction

Twilight Run

The 6km run will commence on the 31st of January from Kingfisher Canoe Club in Durban!

@Amanzimtoti running‎

Funky Pants are the proud partners for this edition of the Twilight Run. This 6km trail run is the perfect season opener with a route that is fun, flat and fast along the Beach Promenade and riverside. A cash bar will be available at the venue. Braai fires will be available - bring your own meat if you would like to braai.

  • Cost:
    • R50 - Pre Entry
    • R100 - Late Entry
  • When: 31 January, 5:40pm - 8:40pm
  • Venue: Blue Lagoon Beach Dur, Durban
  • More Info: Twilight Run

February 2019

Durban got off to an amazing start and February is following the president January has set!

Don't forget to check what's happening in Durban Today and this Weekend

Doek on Fleek Couples & Best Friend Picnic - Durban

Doek on Fleek events sell out way ahead of time as these sought after events bring together all the best elements involved in an outdoor setting.

@Doek On Fleek Lifestyle‎

This time around this special Doek On Fleek edition will see couples and best friends gathering together on the luscious lawns enjoying a perfect picnic day.

Wacken Metal Battle - The Winston Durban

Join them in choosing one band to represent your city and at Wacken Metal Battle South Africa - The Final!

@Wacken Metal Battle South Africa‎

All profits made from this heat will go towards funding the winning South African bands tour to Wacken Open Air in 2019!

More details to be announced soon!

Lovers & Friends 2nd Annual Concert

The 2nd edition of the most suave and intimate concert in Durban. As you already know we keep the love floating in the air with our prolific lineup.

@Marshal Creative Emporium‎

This year they will be spicing it up a little more with new features and activities that will keep you and your companion entertained throughout the event. An array of the country's best artist and DJ's are to be expected. In 2018 they brought you the likes of Vusi Nova, Dumi Mkokstad, Kelly Khumalo, Cici, Mondli Ngcobo, Kabomo, Junior Da Rocka, Naima Kay, Afrotraction and many more. This year they doing it twice as entertaining.

An extraordinary lineup of entertainers are headed your way to make this day an unforgettable lifetime experience. Finest class of food (starters and buffet) as well as beverages will be at your disposal throughout the event. Elegant beauty and wellness (mobile spa treatment) will also be catered for those that wish to be pampered while kicking it back in relaxation.

  • Cost:
    • R200 - General Access
    • R350 - Golden Circle
    • R600 - Single VIP
    • R1000 - Couples VIP
    • R2000 - VVIP
  • When: 16 February, 10am - 12am
  • Venue: People's Park Moses Mabhida Enchanted Playground, Durban
  • More Info: Lovers & Friends 2nd Annual Concert

East Coast Kings and Queens of Comedy

Hear ye, hear ye!! Blu Blood SA have gathered the best comedians in South Africa for a one night only performance of the East Coast Radio Kings and Queens of Comedy.

@Blu Blood SA‎

Watch the likes of:

  • Darren Maule
  • Carvin H Goldstone - the Comedian
  • Ndumiso lindi The Roosta
  • Thenjiwe Moseley
  • Schalk Bezuidenhout
  • Angel Campey
  • Tumi Morake
  • Riaad Moosa
  • Mo Vawda
  • Lindy Johnson
  • Muthu Murugan
  • Conrad Koch
  • Chester Missing

With a line up looking this good avoid disappointment as tickets are selling out fast!

Indian Idol - Live in Durban

Presenting the future stars of Indian Music from the stage of Indian Idol 2018 - Nitin Kumar, Neelanjana Ray & Salman Ali live in concert together with Esquire & Panache.

@BU Media PTY LTD‎

The show promises to keep you entertained for hours! Come out and see these stars live for a night you won't easily forget.

  • Cost: TBA
  • When: 16 February, 8pm - 11pm
  • Venue: Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom, Umhlanga Rocks, 1 Sibaya Dr, Durban
  • More Info: Indian Idol - Live in Durban

TAMIA Live in South Africa [Durban]

With the release of her acclaimed new album 'Passion Like Fire' and countless fan requests we are pleased to announce that a six-time Grammy Award nominee, Canadian musician, producer and actress Tamia will grace South African shores in February 2019.

@Breakout Events‎

Durban Botanic Gardens will play her host. She will be joined at shows by a top local line up including the superb songstress and award winning Lady Zamar.

  • Cost:
    • R395 - Phase 1 General Access
    • R495 - Phase 2 General Access
  • When: 24 February, 2pm - 9pm
  • Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens, 9a John Zikhali Rd, Durban
  • More Info: TAMIA Live in South Africa [Durban]

March 2019

Time to get outside as the city of Durban is in full summer swing with the arrival of The South African Gin Festival, Decorex and so much more!

Don't forget to check out what's happening Today and this Weekend in Durban.

The Great South African Gin festival comes to Durban!

🍸Venue to be announced soon🍸

@The Great South African Gin Festival‎

South Africa's biggest Gin Festival is on its way to Durban in 2019!Indulge in a huge selection of Gins from around the world! Spend the day tasting, learning and enjoying your favourite drink.

What can you expect?

  • The Book of Gins
  • Trade stands supplying samples
  • Talks & presentations from producers
  • Cocktail demos from industry experts
  • Live entertainment

You can also take home 25ml test tubes of your favourite gin to share or save for later!

Decorex Durban

Don’t miss the premier décor, design and lifestyle expo… Decorex Durban!

@Decorex SA‎

Africa`s largest decor, design and lifestyle exhibition portfolio "Decorex SA is taking ownership of its role as a leader in decor this 2019 through our inspired theme, `Designing for Africa - feels like home`," explained Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions. `All three shows will reflect the unique African essence of the individual province, with these varied styles all grounded by one undeniable fact - this is home.

Visitors to Decorex Durban will be the first to experience this soul-replenishing theme through the numerous features and trends all curated by the region`s best designers.`

True to the Decorex brand, the 2019 exhibition programme boasts a number of inspired new installations which will speak to the upcoming trends.

Visitors can also look forward to the latest design, build and lifestyle products from innovative trade leaders, working alongside Durban`s most dynamic artists. In addition, stylised restaurants and bars will be located throughout the exhibition space

  • Cost:
    • R95 - General Admission Adults
    • R20 - Children u 12 years
    • R85 - Pensioner
    • R85 - Students
  • When: 21-24 March
  • Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Rd
  • More Info: Decorex Durban 2019

Outdoor Cinema Night - Peter Pan

Outdoor Cinema Evening - Public Holiday 21st March 2019, Bluff Eco Park in partnership with Starlight Cinema will be hosting another outdoor cinema, showing Peter Pan.

@Bluff Eco Park‎

Picnic baskets are allowed however not to stress we will have boerewors/hotdog rolls; coldrinks; POPCORN; sweets and chocolates. We will also be running a dress up competition of PETER PAN for the young ones. Prizes to be won.

Please only bring blankets/pillows and sleeping bags or alike. Whatever you will be comfortable with.

Decorex Durban Pop Up Market

An authentic pop up market hosted on the Friday night of Decorex Durban- Africa's premier decor, design and lifestyle event.


Don't miss out on authentic food and craft and a fun night out for the whole family!

  • Cost:
    • R95 - General Admission
    • R85 - Pensioner
    • R85 - Student
    • R20 - Children u 12 year
  • When: 22 March, 11am - 8pm
  • Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Rd, Durban
  • More Info: Decorex Durban Pop Up Market

We Love Summer Durban feat Kyle Watson, Timo ODV & Malibu

Join We Love Summer as they bring the family to Durban for another outrageous celebration in South Africa's most tropical city!

@We Love Summer‎

Set right alongside the Durban promenade, with it’s rolling lawns and beach front view makes for the perfect Saturday sundowner backdrop.

Line Up:

  • Kyle Watson
  • Chunda Munki
  • Ronald Rowley
  • Brett Aitken [CPT]
  • Funky G
  • Syzo
  • JayyJabs
  • Woody B2B Tommy
  • Brent Crude

Tickets are limited, so act swiftly to avoid disappointment. All ticket phases provide the same access at the event.

Please Note: ID’s will be checked - NO ID = NO entry.

Durban Dessert Festival | 30th - 31st March 2019

🍫🍭🍦Durban Dessert Festival, the ultimate sweet tooth paradise.🍩🍪

@Durban Dessert Festival‎

A festival of Dessert and Arts! You can expect a wide variety of sweet treats and delicately crafted delicacies.

  • Over 25 Dessert/Food Stands
  • Live Music and Djs
  • Food Demo's / Talks
  • Cup Cake Competition

It's all taking place at Parking LOT P3 , Next to @Homelivingspace / Cacao Chocolate Bar, so come hungry as this one is going to be a real treat!!Please note tickets includes:

  • Entry to festival
  • Entertainment
  • Dessert Talks
  • Live Demo's
  • Select vendors will provide samples

Please note tickets brought from unauthorised agents or third parties are not valid and admission to an Event on the strength of such tickets will not be permitted.

  • Cost:
    • R50 - Adults
    • R20 - Children
    • FREE - Children u12 years
  • When:
    • 30 March, 11:30pm - 9pm
    • 31 March 11:30am - 6pm
  • Venue: Gateway Theatre of Shopping VIP, 1 Palm Blvd, Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre
  • More Info: Durban Dessert Festival | 30th - 31st March 2019

April 2019

Citizens of Durban are in for a treat this April with the arrival of Blok Van Blerk and Monster Jam hitting the seaside city hard!

Bok Van Blerk

Bok Van Blerk rose to fame in the South African music scene almost instantly with the release of his anthemic hit “De La Rey” in 2006. Since then, the singer has released five solo albums, all of which have reached platinum status or beyond. He has won multiple awards including SAMA, Ghoema and Tempos, and acted in several blockbuster films that include As Jy Sing, Vrou Soek Boer, Leading Lady and Modder En Bloed.

@The Barnyard Theatre‎

Join Bok Van Blerk and his band for a journey through the last decade with his sing-along hits including Ons Vir Jou, Die Kaplyn, Land Van Melk en Heuning, Tyd om te trek, Soutwater, Sing Afrikaner Sing, De La Rey and his signature party numbers Vodka and OJ, Lemoene and Koue Voete which are sure to get the crowd on their feet. Whether you are after a ‘hand on your heart’ moment or a good party with friends, join Bok Van Blerk for a night you won’t forget!

  • Cost: R150 pp
  • When: 5 April, 8pm - 10pm
  • Venue: Suncoast Barnyard, Suncoast Blvd
  • More Info: Bok Van Blerk

Megacy Over Everything - Durban

AKA and U-NVRS present: Megacy Over Everything Tour on Friday, 5 April 2019, hosted at The Pavilion Shopping Centre, Durban.

Tickets are selling out fast so get yours now to avoid disappointment!

  • Cost:
    • General Access
      • R150 - Early Bird
      • R180 - GA
      • R200 - Door
    • Golden Circle (Includes: Exclusive golden circle queue, Access golden circle area)
      • R250 pp
    • Front Row (Includes: Meet AKA, Jump the queue, Stand right up against the stage in an exclusive front row area)
      • R500 pp
  • When: 5 April, 4pm - 11pm
  • Venue: The Pavillion Shopping Centre, Jack Martens Rd
  • More Info: Megacy Over Everything - Durban

Remember that we will be updating this guide weekly, so don't forget to check in with us to see what Durban has in store for 2018 and 2019!

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