Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Joburg and Pretoria 2019
Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Joburg and Pretoria 2019
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Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Joburg and Pretoria 2019
Events and festivals you should not miss! See our month-by-month calendar of Johannesburg and Pretoria's best, biggest and hottest events in 2019.
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Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Joburg and Pretoria 2019

Events and festivals you should not miss! See our month-by-month calendar of Johannesburg and Pretoria's best, biggest and hottest events in 2019.
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Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Joburg and Pretoria 2019
Events and festivals you should not miss! See our month-by-month calendar of Johannesburg and Pretoria's best, biggest and hottest events in 2019.

This year the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, and everything in between, come to life with an array of activities and events. Gauteng has all your party needs covered!

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

Quick JumpJanuary 2019Grind Mode Cypher In South Africa (Jhb, NewTown)A Taste Of Lighthouse FestivalPrime Circle - Innocence TourOmi-Draai Musiek Fees January 2019The Streets Are Us - The Takeover Part 2Cerebral S2E2Bottomless Bubbly and Ice Cream - Happy SundaysJool / Rag 2019February 2019DeepRoots Night Market - 1 February 2019Slushy 2019Park Acoustics & Pringles presents Fokof, Straatligkinders & morePHFAT + Desmond and the Tutus LIVE at Arcade EmpireRosemary Hill Trail Run 2019Foamo Festival - The Ultimate Foam ExperienceMarch 2019Ultra South Africa 2019 (Johannesburg)Colourful Sessions: 2 Mar 2019Jump City Challenge - NewtownMetal Throwdown at ThrashersSoweto Cake Festival ExpoGinFest 2019We House Sundays X Kid Fonque Pres. Jimpster (UK)Ed SheeranThe Grand White Joburg 2019Pretoria Gin FestivalApril 2019The ParlotonesSoulful NightThe Grand White Pretoria 2019Soweto Family Fun DayInternational Firewalk Day SAStartup Picnic SowetoFresh@Wolwe & Waterkloof Spruit 7AprilSam Smith: JohannesburgLush Festival 2019The Pretoria Tattoo ShowTshwane Summer Festival Shorts and ShadesMay 2019EID Shopping Festival 2019Doritos presents Festival De Mexico powered by SOL & 5FMFree Comic Book day 2019Monster Jam - JohannesburgGins 'N RosesBushfire Festival 2019 - 3 Night PackageThe Kyle Casim Birthday Bash: Dirty Thirty: 25 May 2019Toyzone Kids' Cycle RaceJune 2019Bier Biltong & Boerewors FeesJoburg Food n Lifestyle FestTrailAdventure Zoo WalkiesMichael W. Smith | SA TourTOPS at SPAR Wine Show JoburgMedieval Fayre 2019: Viking InvasionCastle Lite Unlocks Feat. Post MaloneInternational Yoga Day JoburgGeekFest2019July 2019The Linden Winter Market

January 2019

Gauteng might be drenched in rain during the hotter months but that does not put a damper on the entertainment sector of this beautiful region.

Don't forget to check what's happening in Joburg & Pretoria today and this weekend!

Grind Mode Cypher In South Africa (Jhb, NewTown)

SA Grind Mode Cypher Video shoot Featuring the very best artists South Africa have to offer!

@The Bridge Between USA & SA‎

From 12pm till 3pm it's Grind Mode cypher Famo. Come through to Newtown and show some love nada mean. It's all bars plus a chilled vibe thereafter.

A Taste Of Lighthouse Festival

Lighthouse Festival Europe is coming to Johannesburg. After hosting two successful events in Cape Town, presenting an immersive and enriching experience to an eager and knowledgeable audience, Lighthouse Festival returns to South Africa in 2019.


They have once again set out to reinforce their investment in the local electronic music industry by partnering with some of the strongest and most influential movements within the scene. On 19th January, Johannesburg will have the opportunity to partake in the magic of this incredible festival thanks to 'A Taste of Lighthouse Festival' hosted in partnership with And Club and TOY TOY.

The event will play host to Berlin headliner ATEQ as well as a collaborative showcase from the LHF Squad. TOYTOY residents Zolabuddé will represent the South African contingent of the line up, ensuring that your favourite Johannesburg club night will deliver the uncompromisingly high standard of electronic music you have come to expect each week.

The Lighthouse Festival satellite event forms part of a cultural exchange that will witness Zolabuddé (AKA Dogstarr and Fabio) making their debut in Croatia for the annual main event. The collaboration between these powerful event brands will continue to bolster the relationships and networks our industry needs to help South African electronic reach the rest of the world.

Prime Circle - Innocence Tour

Prime Circle is regarded as South African rock royalty with numerous awards, six studio albums which have achieved multi-platinum status, several chart-topping singles and sold-out tours to its name.

@The Barnyard Theatre

Known as the best rock band in this country, the group is also being recognised on the international stage and has management in Germany. In the past few years Prime Circle has made strong inroads into the UK and European markets, gigging intensively and being playlisted on radio and headlining major rock festivals.

  • Cost:
    • R200 - Per person (SOLD OUT)
  • When: 25 January, 8pm - 10pm
  • Venue: Rivonia Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing, C/o Witkoppen Rd & Rivonia Rd
  • More Info: Prime Circle - Innocence Tour

Omi-Draai Musiek Fees January 2019

Join Omi-Draai Musiek Fees for a Fun day for the whole family with awesome entertainment and activities for everyone.

@Omi-Draai Musiek Fees

Test your stamina on the Electric Bull, browse the variety of interesting stalls, enjoy the fun fare and jumping castles for the kids. You can also look forward to paintball, the beer tent, promo girls and some awesome lucky draws!

Entertainment Line Up:

  • Matt Stern (MC)
  • Tussen Sterre
  • Mark Beling
  • Christian Heath
  • Snotkop
  • Devon
  • Wolwedans
  • DJ Small Paul
  • Angelic Tee
  • Juan Boucher

Please bring your own camping chairs, blankets to sit on and sunscreen!

  • Cost:
    • R100 - Adult
    • R50 - Kids
    • FREE - Kids u5 years
  • When: 26 January, 10am - 11pm
  • Venue: Foresight Church - Muldersdrift, Roodepoort
  • More Info: Omi-Draai Musiek Fees January 2019

The Streets Are Us - The Takeover Part 2

Burbz Movement starting the year with a banger and innovation as always.


On this show burbz will be introducing some of GP's upcoming talent through music and dance, come join them, it will be epic indeed.

Also introducing our new activity called "the safe walk" which will ensure your safety even after the event... They promise it will be a night to remember!

Cerebral S2E2

Organisers welcome back Leeu and Lazarusman for a back to back set on the Cerebral floor. Supported by other amazing acts including, Ady Fleming, KronikSA, Bongani Zulu & DSCO Cam along with their Cerebral residents.


The new year brings a new chapter as we'll be introducing cypher sessions, spoken word and games to our food and fashion market. Also new for this event, there will be a must-see installation as well as live illustrations through performances which the artists will be collaborating on.

The cypher and spoken word sessions will be held on The Cortex floor during the day and is open to all. In the evening we'll transform the exhibition space inside into a performance space which will be opened by shugumisa band L8 Antique.

They'll then bring in hard-hitters and peformers from Jozi and Pitori including, Black White, Skinniez, Slumprine and more to close the show.

  • Cost:
    • R50 per person
  • When: 26 January, 2pm - 2am
  • Venue: The Third Place Newtown, 39 Gwi Gwi
  • More Info: Cerebral S2E2

Bottomless Bubbly and Ice Cream - Happy Sundays

The perfect way to spend your Sunday where the kids can also enjoy themselves!

@WhiskAway Ice Cream and Sorbet

The dress code for this one is summer! You can expect to be whisked away by an endless supply of the best ice cream in town from WhiskAway Ice Cream and Sorbet. Magical music to groove to jazzy tunes and the brilliant sun set from one of the best rooftop bars, Moonshot Caféshot Café in Pta.

Jool / Rag 2019

The NWU Potchefstroom campus’ RAG has been the kick-off of the social calendar for every student since 1942.

@NWU-Pukke KSR / SCC‎

Annually young people from all over the country migrate to this student town to participate in this student-driven festival. The feeling of coherence during this time is unparalleled.

This event is synonymous with shows by some of the best local artists and the famous float parade – you do not want to miss it. The purpose of the RAG experience is not solely to provide students with a good time but it is also for a good cause. All proceeds are donated to the community which is used to fund 87 community projects.

  • Cost:
    • R260 - Weekend Pass
    • R120 - 1 Day Pass Early Bird
    • R150 - Jool Entrance
  • When: 31 January - 2 February, from 7am
  • Venue: NWU - Pukke KSR / SCC, Hoffman St, Potchefstroom
  • More Info: Facebook Event

February 2019

The month ahead promises everything from night markets filled to the brim with curious nicknacks and crafts to the ultimate foam party, all happening in Gauteng this February!

Don't forget to check what's happening in Joburg & Pretoria today and this weekend!

DeepRoots Night Market - 1 February 2019

Your favourite Friday night market is back, and this year they've got some amazing things lined up!

@Deep Roots Markets‎

The DeepRoots Night Market are incredibly excited to be bringing you the first market of what will be an extraordinary year! They will be soaking up the summer sun with some top quality crafts, delicious food, and highly anticipated and fantastic live music!

  • Cost:
    • FREE - Before 5pm
    • FREE - Children u12 year, Pensioners & Furbabies
    • R30 - Per person (Between 5pm - 11pm)
  • When: 1 February, 4pm - 11:59pm
  • Venue: CBC Old Boys Memorial Club; 78 George Storrar, Gauteng
  • More Info: DeepRoots Night Market - 1 February 2019

Slushy 2019

Post December blues got you down? Did you go a little hard on New Years and now it’s a ‘Dry January’ for you? Maybe you’ve been working on that tan and now there’s no more beach to show it. Well, whatever the case, Slushy and Gaplife might just have something for you.


Welcome to the 6th Edition of Pretoria’s biggest and grooviest pool party! Slushy is all about the day jol and celebrating around the pool in style. They’ve got beers, spirits, slushies, and the infamous Red Bull cocktail specials with a top DJ lineup on 2 stages to dance it all off.

Kicking things off bright and early with our first artist opening the floor at 11am. There will also be food vendors, beer pong (standard), showers for the ladies, and a lifeguard (looking out for your safety not your sobriety).

  • Cost:
    • R90 - Online Early Birds
    • R120 - Online General Pre-Sold
    • R120 - Door before 12.30
    • R150 - Thereafter
    • R250 - VIP
  • When: 2 February, 11am - 10pm
  • Venue: Rietvlei Country Lodge, Game Reserve Rd, Pretoria
  • More Info: Slushy 2019

Park Acoustics & Pringles presents Fokof, Straatligkinders & more

Park Acoustics & Pringles proudly presents Fokofpolisiekar with good friends Straatligkinders and many more!!

@Park Acoustics‎

Park Acoustics & Pringles are thrilled to welcome back everyone from holiday and booked one hell of a line up. It's an honour to welcome legendary SA act Fokofpolisiekar, back from hiatus and here with a brand new album Straatligkinders, Cape Town mal kinders Retro Dizzy, Jozi folk punk crew Rambling Bones, local up and coming Pretoria boys Zebra and everyone's favorite DJ duo #Sozlol.

Comedy will keep a smile on your face with Nina Hastie, Bongani Dube and Long John.

Pringles Main Stage Line Up:

  • 11:00 Zebra
  • 12:05 Rambling Bones
  • 13:10 Retro Dizzy
  • 14:20 Straatligkinders
  • 15:30 Fokofpolisiekar
  • 16:30 #Sozlol

Sunset Comedy Stage Line Up:

  • Nina Hastie
  • Bongani Dube
  • Long John

Please note - No under 18's will be allowed except if you're accompanied by your parents. Proof of identification required, no copies, photo's or temporary documents. Also no glass are permitted into the festival area, please buy cans or decant in plastic bottles.

PHFAT + Desmond and the Tutus LIVE at Arcade Empire

Arcade Empire are excited to announce PHFAT and Desmond and the Tutus LIVE for one night only!

@Desmond and the Tutus‎

The supporting line up are yet to be announced so stay tuned for more details.

Rosemary Hill Trail Run 2019

Come and enjoy a wonderful day on the trails and relax on the lush lawns under the shade of the big trees at the charming Rosemary Hill farm.

@WildTrail SA‎

The Rosemary Hill Trail Run will provide a great day out for trail runners and walkers on very well marked and beautifully maintained trails. The trails are mostly custom-made single-track with occasional jeep track and meander through a beautiful working farm with bits of forest, farm dams, water streams and even some old ruins to explore.

After the race, breakfast can be enjoyed at the lovely Rosemary Hill restaurant and tea garden situated in the lush gardens next to the start/finish line. With a mouth watering all day menu and a designer tea and coffee menu, tired and hungry runners can refuel with food freshly prepared and served with freshly picked herbs and vegetables from the farm's organic garden. As a family friendly venue, there are lots of entertainment for the kids so bring the whole family and spend a active, fun-filled day away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

  • Cost:
    • 5km - R90 (R110 for on-the-day entries)
    • 10km - R140 (R160 for on-the-day entries)
    • 21km - R190 (R210 for on-the-day entries)
  • When: 10 February, 7am - 12pm
  • Venue: Rosemary Hill Farm, Pretoria East
  • More Info: Rosemary Hill Trail Run 2019

Foamo Festival - The Ultimate Foam Experience

The Ultimate Outdoor Foam Experience Takes over Johannesburg at Waterfall Park, Mall of Africa.

@Foamo Festival South Africa

FOAMO FESTIVAL U19 heads to Johannesburg for the ultimate experience featuring world-class stage production, the largest foam machines in Africa and the industry's most talented Artists.

  • Cost:
    • R99 - FOAMO Christmas Special
    • R150 - Early Bird
    • R200 - Phase 1
    • R250 - Phase 2
    • From R199 to R450 - VIP
  • When: 23 February, 11am - 10pm
  • Venue: Waterfall Park, Lone Creek Crs & Magwa Crs, Midrand
  • More Info: Foamo Festival - The Ultimate Foam Experience

March 2019

This March things are heating up, with the rain finally taking a back seat, the city of Jozi comes alive with the much anticipated Ultra Festival! Hundreds will flock to the metropolis knowns as the city of gold this March 2019!

Ultra South Africa 2019 (Johannesburg)

Ultra South Africa returns to the Expo Centre Nasrec for it's 6th edition on Saturday 2nd of March 2019.

The Ultra brand has cemented their name and presence in the electronic music industry. Providing a platform that brings local and international artists together.This massive party has extended itself to almost all the corners of the globe and have grown in following by the hundreds. As the line up details treacle in, Ultranaughts are in for a treat as they have some massive acts performing across 2 stages!

Line Up - Across Ultra Mainstage & Resistance Stage:

  • Above & Beyond
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Mar+in Garrix
  • Culoe De Song
  • Da Capo
  • Kususa
  • Shimza
  • Themba
  • Infected Mushroom
  • Vini Vici
  • More TBA

Ultranaughts: hard core Ultra supporters follow the entire world tour from city to city and country to country. There is something about the atmosphere shared with like minded music lovers, it simply brings people together!

Please Note: Tickets can ONLY be purchased through the Ultra website!
  • Cost:
    • R950 - Tier 3 GA Tickets
    • R2000 - Tier 3 VIP Tickets
    • R3000 - Tier 1 VVIP
    • R4000 - Tier 2 VVIP
  • When: 2 March, 2pm - 2am
  • Venue: Expo Centre Nasrec, C/o Rand Show & Nasrec Rds
  • More Info: Ultra South Africa 2019 (Johannesburg)

Colourful Sessions: 2 Mar 2019

The Biggest Dance Event in the South JHB with a super lineup consisting of legends and upcoming sensations, a production and setup to die for.

@Jams On Ice‎

#ColourfulSessions 🌈🌈 brings you a totally super vibe with acts like:

  • Shimza
  • Da Capo
  • Christos
  • Jullian Gomez
  • Vinny Da Vinci
  • Trev the Japanese
  • Oscar Mbo
  • Malankane
  • Mr X
  • Thabo Phalatse
  • CSoul
  • GForce
  • Jaivane

It is all going down at the Ubuntukraal Beer Garden in Soweto, bring your costumes because the pool area will be open until 7pm!

  • Cost:
    • R50 - Before 5pm
    • R100 - Thereaftre
  • When: 2 March, 12pm - 12am
  • Venue: Unbuntukraal Beer garden, 11846 Senokaonyay St, orlando West, Soweto
  • More Info: Colourful Sessions: 2 Mar 2019

Jump City Challenge - Newtown

Get ready for the greatest race in the city, coming your way on the 3rd of March 2019. It is 6,5km of adrenaline filled urban adventure for you and your team.

@Jump City Challenge

Don't just take to the streets, take to the buildings, the museums and discover Joburg in 2019. The race starts and finishes at Mad Giant on Fox Street and now features over 32 challenges and 4 incredible landmark buildings to take a speed tour through along the way.

Get ready to zip line through the city on our latest addition to obstacle on route or get lost in the dark as an old miner seeks his revenge 6 stories below the streets on Joburg.


  • The Heritage Mile
  • 1,1km inside Museum Africa (one of the oldest buildings in the city)
  • Newtown Park
  • 2,1km inside Sci-Bono (With games / challenges for athletes along the way inside the museum)
  • Total Blackout
  • The Old Bus Factory
  • The Sheds @ No. 1 Fox Street

The 1st 100 athletes to register will each receive a commemorative dry fit race - t shirt with their entry, to be collected at registration. The 1st 500 athletes to register will each receive a pair of funky "My Joburg" running socks, to be collected at registration.

When all is said and done, kick back and relax at one of Joburg's gems, the Sheds Market and Mad Giant.

  • Cost:
    • R285 - 6.5km Obstacle Challenge
    • R145 - 3km Kiddies Race
  • When: 3 March, 6am - 10am
  • Venue: Mad Giants, 1 Fox St, Johannesburg
  • More Info: Jump City Challenge - Newtown

Metal Throwdown at Thrashers

For the first instalment of 2019, MadLad brings you a fantastic evening filled with Boardslides and Breakdowns!


Feed The Beneath, Human Nebula, Omentum and Raptorbaby will be ripping up the stage from 20:00. Doors open at 19:00, time slots announced on the evening. 💀

Soweto Cake Festival Expo

Soweto Cake Festival is coming back with a bang on the 9th March 2019. It's happening at Soweto Theatre Jabulani opposite Jabulani Mall. There will be all kids of cakes, cocktails and kids entertainment.

@Soweto Cake Festival Expo‎

Expect over 20 cake stands, baking demonstrations workshops, competition and music. Best baker competition with huge prices to be won. Expect birthday Cakes, Wedding Cakes, Baby shower cakes, muffins and cupcakes.

  • Cost:
    • From R60 - Adults
    • from R20 - Kids u12 years
  • When: 9 March, 12pm - 6pm
  • Venue: Soweto Theatre, Jabulani, Soweto
  • More Info: Soweto Cake Festival Expo

GinFest 2019

Listen to LIVE MUSIC like Georgetown and the Barbosa Experience while you spend the day in the beautiful gardens of the Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel.

@Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel‎

There will be 20 craft gin stalls as well as 8 craft food stalls. Why not be treated to Vos & Ink doing "live" couples drawings!

Remember to bring your chairs and blankets. The General Bar will also be available.

Please Note: This is a cash free zone.
  • Cost: R110 pp
  • When: 9 March, 11am - 8pm
  • Venue: Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel, 87 Jim van der Merwe Rd, Pretoria
  • More Info: GinFest 2019

We House Sundays X Kid Fonque Pres. Jimpster (UK)

We House Sundays X Kid Fonque Presents an exclusive showcase ft. JIMPSTER (UK).

Come celebrate with them on Sunday the 17th March 2019 at the Joe Slovo Courtyard - Constitutional Hill. In Association with Ballantines Whisky.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is delighted to announce his first-ever tour in South Africa which will take place throughout March 2019!

@Big Concerts‎

Next year’s tour will see Ed Sheeran perform at Johannesburg’s iconic FNB Stadium on 23 and 24 March and Cape Town Stadium on 27 March.

  • Cost: SOLD OUT
  • When: 23 - 24 March, 6:45pm - 10:30pm
  • Venue: FNB Stadium
  • More Info: Ed Sheeran

The Grand White Joburg 2019

Saturday the 30th of March 2019 - A Secret Location will be announced in Joburg!

The Grand White Dinner celebrates its 6th Anniversary in 2019 - with an impressive entertainment program, coupled with one of its kind fashion show - there are plenty of surprises in store for you!

Spend an extraordinary afternoon and evening together with friends and family, at a secret location in your city! Come dressed in all white with a touch of the chosen colour - to be released in January!

The Grand White will without a doubt, once again be known as one of the most prestigious events in South Africa! An event where you arrive as strangers and leave as friends! During the course of the day, guests will enjoy each other's company; delicious food, live music, speeches, comedy, all kinds of entertainment and much, much more! It promises to be unforgettable!

Pretoria Gin Festival

People of Pretoria, this is the event you’ve been waiting for. More than 15 gin distillers, amazing food trucks, live music and incredible DJ’s.

@SA Gin Society‎

Gather your friends and join them for the event of the year. Ticket price includes a complimentary glass and 3 tasting tokens per person. Picnic blankets welcome. Gates open at 11:00.

Children under the age of 18 accompanied by an adult may enter free of charge. Alcohol not for sale to persons under the age of 18. Tickets available from Howler.

  • Cost: R180 - GA
  • When: 30 March, 11am - 8pm
  • Venue: Fire and Wine, Boschkop Rd, Zwavelpoort, Pretoria
  • More Info: Pretoria Gin Festival

April 2019

April is boasting a hotter than hot line up of events and activities, from the Grand White to Shorts and Shades Festival, Gauteng is turning up the heat!

The Parlotones

Over the past 20 years, The Parlotones have become South Africa's most accomplished pop band of all time.

The band’s career highlights include 2 platinum and 3 double platinum albums, performing at the FIFA World Cup kick-off concert, Live Earth, Olympics as well as performances in over 150 cities around the world. Known for their theatrical live shows, they have collaborated with Zip Zap Circus and various orchestras throughout South Africa.

The Parlotones released their brand new album CHINA with radio singles Can You Feel It and Beautiful Life to date, Catch them LIVE at Rockwood Theatre Pretoria on the 5th April 2019. Get your tickets to avoid missing out on seeing one of South Africa's favourite up close and personal.

  • Cost: R200 pp
  • When: 5 April, 8pm - 11pm
  • Venue: Rockwood Theatre Pretoria, Parkview Shopping Centre, Pretoria
  • More Info: The Parlotones

Soulful Night

R&B Hitmaker Eric Benét and Neo Soul singer songwriter and actor, who has received a total of four Grammy nominations to date will be joining them at the Sun Arena this April.

@Time Square South Africa‎

From barefoot dreadlocked troubadour to suave standard-bearer for contemporary R&B. Eric Benét may have changed his look, but one thing has remained consistent: his dedication to crafting authentic music that engages the soul.

Expect a night filled with soulful melodies and heart stirring sounds!

  • Cost: R190 pp (Online)
  • When: 6 April, 6pm - 11pm
  • Venue: Times Square South Africa, 209 Aramist Ave, Pretoria
  • More Info: Soulful Night

The Grand White Pretoria 2019

The Grand White Dinner celebrates its 6th Anniversary in 2019 - with an impressive entertainment program, coupled with one of its kind fashion show - there are plenty of surprises in store for you!


Spend an extraordinary afternoon & evening together with friends and family, at a secret location in your city! Come dressed in all white with a touch of the chosen colour - to be released in January!

The Grand White will without a doubt, once again be known as one of the most prestigious events in South Africa!

Soweto Family Fun Day

Experience a boatload of family fun when you arrive at Soweto Family Fun Day!

@Namela Fun Rides‎

With fun rides for the little kids, thrill rides for the big kids and tons of experiences that the whole family can enjoy, it’s a must-visit.

Activities included on the standard entrance ticket:

  • Jumping Castles
  • Colouring
  • Giant Slides
  • Fossil Digging Competitions
  • Performances by Local Artist
  • Music

Kids and Adults will enjoy activities such as Face Paintings, Horse Riding, Quad Bikes, Indigenous games, Mobile Train, Inflatable rides and Colour powder.

School groups of 30 kids at minimum will pay R50 per child.
  • Cost:
    • R70 - Adult Standard Ticket
    • R80 - Kids (Ages 2 - 12 years) Standard Ticket
  • When: 6 April, 10am - 6pm
  • Venue: Dobsonville Stadium, C/o Main Rd & Montlanta St.
  • More Info: Soweto Family Fun Day

International Firewalk Day SA

This is a time for peace, unification, and celebration. Collectively we can raise awareness and consciousness.

@Firewalking Africa‎

Firewalking Africa wants you to join them to help celebrate this first-of-its-kind world event.

The aim is to have as many Firewalks as possible, on the same day, all over the planet, igniting a healing revolution! International Firewalk Day is about uniting people from all over the world to walk the hot coals together.

Journey with us through the fire, and you'll discover an exhilarating world where anything is possible, for yourself and for our planet!

You'll be guided by Cobus Visser, MASTER Firewalker, through overcoming your fears, building your inner strength and finally, after a calm and confident walk across the red-hot coals, claiming the life of your dreams on the other side! You will profoundly understand that you can do anything!

Startup Picnic Soweto

Soweto is buzzing with entrepreneurial activity. Startup Picnic is excited to attract a business savvy crowd to #startuppicnicSoweto.


You will mix and have fun with a rich crowd of people: Come network, relax, shop at the stalls, unwind, have drinks, play outdoor games, enjoy foods and while serenaded by good music.

Founded in 2014, Startup Picnic is attended by business people, entrepreneurs – plus the aspiring, investors, incubators/accelerators, and importantly the public. The picnic starts at 9AM and runs until late. Dress for fun.

Startup Picnic has featured on Power FM, Destiny Man magazine, Radio 2000, Business Report, Winslyn (DSTV) and many other channels. It has worked with likes of Nedbank, The Hope Factory, and ACM Gold.

The #breakfast feature at 10AM has hosted guests such as Irfan Pardesi, Max Lichaba, Tendai Joe, Tebatso Molapo, Mark Makhubalo and Kelahloko Mashiloane – with all interviews facilitated by Lung Ncala.

Fresh@Wolwe & Waterkloof Spruit 7April

Fresh Trails presents the Fresh Wolwe & Waterkloof Spruit Trail Run right in the heart of Pretoria east. Named after the spruit that runs through it, the Wolwespuit park's hand crafted single track trails provide a flowing and adrenaline filled adventure for beginner to advanced skilled runners.

@Fresh Trails‎

The trails make full use of the park's topography and offers thrilling single track, river crossings and lots of uphill! It is a perfect place to practice skills and gets you fit at the same time. For those who need a double dose of adrenaline, the trails expand to a network of single tracks, obstacles and exhilaration for all skill levels with the aim to increase your confidence and provide hours of fun.

Brand new trails along the WATERKLOOFSPRUIT exclusively available for the 12km and 17km distances only at this event! Afterwards you can sit down & relax at the PLTFRM restaurant where you will find a menu crafted to offer the Fresh food experience you and your family deserve.

Sam Smith: Johannesburg

This April Sam Smith will be taking things to another level at the Johannesburg Ticketpro Dome!

@Big Concerts‎

Samuel Frederick Smith is an English singer-songwriter. He rose to fame in October 2012 and since then has pumped out hit after hit. Tickets are selling out fast so get yours now to avoid disappointment.

  • Cost: From R575 - R3295
  • When: 13 & 14 April, 7pm - 11pm
  • Venue: Ticketpro Dome, C/o Olievenhout Ave & Northumberland Rd
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Lush Festival 2019

Lush is back in Clarens in 2019 - 18,19,20 April 2019 - Noah's Cheese Farm, Node R712, Clarens.

@Lush Festival

At a great new, spacious venue You can camp with your cars, Higher Ground (means it'll be a little warmer). It's also much closer to town More info soon ... so stay tuned.

  • Cost:
    • From R75 - R1000
    • Get your tickets here
  • When: 18 - 20 April, from 11am
  • Venue: Clarens, Free State
  • More Info: Facebook Event

The Pretoria Tattoo Show

A Tattoo Show bringing together some of the best artists South Africa and the world has to offer.

There will be live music, entertainment for young and old, food and drink available for sale and plenty more.

  • Cost:
    • R250 - Weekend Pass
    • R100 - Friday Pass
    • R150 - Saturday Pass
    • R150 - Sunday Pass
    • R80 - u18 Day Pass
    • R200 - u18 Weekend Pass
  • When: 26 - 28 April, from 5pm
  • Venue: Summit Grill and Skybar Menlyn, 221 Garsfontein Rd
  • More Info: The Pretoria Tattoo Show

Tshwane Summer Festival Shorts and Shades

That time of the year is here again, it is time for the Tshwane Summer Festival Shorts and Shades!

Tickets are selling out fast so get yours now!

May 2019

This May Gauteng is a buzz with fun filled activities and events for the whole family, from the arrival of Monster Jam to shopping festivals that only come around once a year. Jozi and Pretoria are you ready!?

EID Shopping Festival 2019

Join the Eid Shopping Festival for a Middle Eastern Shopping & Culinary Experience for the entire family.

@Eid Shopping Festival‎

Everyone is welcome. Be Dazzled by the Glamour & Glitz of Shopping and Indulge in the Spoils of Grandeur. The Eid Shopping Festival boasts an array of exhibitors from all over the world displaying everything from the Latest Fashion Trends, Modestwear, Footwear, Jewellery, Hair, Health, Beauty, Homeware, Furniture, Decor, and the most Delectable Cuisines of the East. Find the kid in you with your kids and be entertained at their fantastic Kidzone...

  • Cost:
    • R240 - Family of 4 Package (2 adults & 2 children over 6)
    • R60 - Adults
    • R50 - Pensioners
    • FREE - Children u6 years
  • When: 1-5 May, 10am - 6pm
  • Venue: Ticketpro Dome
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Doritos presents Festival De Mexico powered by SOL & 5FM

Ola friends and families. Yes it is true, we are coming back. and this time we bring you more music, more friends, more food and a whole lot more fun for the entire family. Hot, no?!

@Yum-Me Gourmet Food & Drink Festivals‎

Not as beautiful as the NEW Doritos ####### Flavor (Doritos launches their new flavor and all we can say is it hits the spot) Wheelchair in Mexican food, Fun, Hombres and music yes!

Line Up:

  • Lady Zamar
  • Jimmy Nevis
  • Desmond and the Tutus
  • Monark
  • Mojito Swing
  • Ryan the Dj (S.A)

Celebrating Africas Largest Tequila toast and just a leeeeeeel bit of fun! Donut join us if you dare!

  • Cost:
    • R100 - Early Bird Adults
    • R150 - Phase 1 Adults
    • R200 - Phase 2 Adults
    • R250 - Door (If available)
    • R50 - Kids under 13
    • R80 - Kids under 18
    • R100 - At the Door Kids (If available)
  • When: 4 May, 12pm - 10pm
  • Venue: Montecasino Blvd, Sandton
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Free Comic Book day 2019

Come out and play this free event is for comic book lovers of all ages.

@Cosmic Comics, South Africa‎

Cosmic Comics are hosting this epic gathering, expect cosplay competitions, free comics, massive sales and specials and goodies for the early birds!

  • Cost: FREE
  • When: 4 May, 9am - 4pm
  • Venue: Cosmic Comics, 254 Beyers Naude Dr, Blackheath
  • More Info: Free Comic Book day 2019

Monster Jam - Johannesburg

One of the biggest action-packed live events on four wheels is coming to South Africa for the first time!

@Monster Jam

Get ready for Monster Jam?, featuring four-meter tall, five-ton custom made monster trucks racing and ripping up a track full of obstacles. This family friendly event appeals to the young and young at heart, as well as lovers of motor and adventure sports, and is sure to have hearts racing.

Gins 'N Roses

Join us down in the Paradise City, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty .Oh, you will feel so at home. Come and get your share of the fortune and fame Take a bit of a gamble and change the game. Oh, come on down to Turffontein.

@Racing It's A Rush‎

What is it? Oh yes babe, on Saturday 4 May Racing goes hard with the Gins ‘N Roses Festival on what is also known as Champions Day. It’s going to be hard racing, Gin tastings and a smooth party as you select from 20 different Gin brands showcasing their very best – from straight-up to the most elaborate cocktails.

Gates open at 11am and while general entrance to the racecourse is free, you only have to fork out R150 to get into the Gins N’ Roses Marquee. And that includes a tasting voucher.

Oh, you will feel so at home. Don’t make the mistake and think this party is for the racing experts. It’s for everyone who wants to celebrate life, music, the changing of the seasons, and of course, Gin. Yes, there will be racing. And yes, it will be spectacular. And yes, there will be someone to show you the ropes when it comes to racing and wagering - if you want to learn.

  • Cost: R150 pp
  • When: 4 May, 11am - 11pm
  • Venue: Turfontien Racecourse
  • More Info: Gins 'N Roses

Bushfire Festival 2019 - 3 Night Package

For the second year in a row, Once in Joburg will be crossing the country to Eswatini (Swaziland) for the top rated 3 day African music and arts festival. You don't need to lift a finger with our all inclusive package: transport to and from Joburg, 3 day festival ticket, camping ticket, camping equipment, cooking utensils and host with the most!

@Once in Joburg‎


Bushfire is not only a festival, but it is a WAY OF LIVING! It is a breathing ecosystem deeply rooted in African soil, and it is welcoming to guests from all over the world. It doesn't matter if you are from Europe, Asia, Australia, America or Africa, everyone is welcome. It welcomes 26,000 thousand attendees in an atmosphere of tolerance and passionate commitment to the music, the arts and the environment.

BUSHFIRE is located at House on Fire in the lush farmlands of the Malkerns Valley, SWAZILAND. Graced with the dramatic backdrop of the Mdzimba mountains and surrounded by rolling, green fields, the wild creative energy that swirls through House on Fire is a fascinating contrast to this peaceful agricultural setting.

Vast indigenous gardens and large undeveloped forested tracts provide the venue for the tent cities and camping areas used during the MTN Bushfire Festival, while the sprawling, manicured lawns play host to the audience of the Super Stage.

  • Departure from Once in Joburg - Friday the 24th of May at 7AM
  • Return at Once in Joburg - Monday the 27th of May at 8PM

Your ticket includes:

  • ✔ 3 Day Festival Tickets
  • ✔ Camping Ticket
  • ✔ Hosts
  • ✔ Breakfast (3 times)
  • ✔ Return transport from and to Joburg
  • ✔ Camping equipment and tents
  • ✔ Gas cookers
  • ✔ On board fridge
  • ✔ Gas stove
  • ✔ Plates, cutlery, cups
  • ✔ Charging facility inside vehicle
  • ✔ Table and chairs
  • ✔ Led lights
  • ✔ Twin share canvas dome tents
  • ✔ Single camping matresses
  • ✔ Kitchen equipment


The Kyle Casim Birthday Bash: Dirty Thirty: 25 May 2019

THIS YEAR, we are taking the legendary nightclub that paved the way for the dance movement in South Africa Truth and turning it into my very own IBIZA PLAYGROUND!

@Kyle Cassim‎

As many of you may know, this is Truth's final year and will be closing down at the end of 2019, so Kyle could not resist in taking it over for one night to create the a birthday experience that has never been done before. YOU ARE GOING TO FEEL LIKE YOU'RE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY!

With FIVE Dancefloors and over 50 of South Africa's Finest Artists , a Live 5fm broadcast all night from the event, and a production that hasn't been done before. This will be your favourite party of the year!

Toyzone Kids' Cycle Race

Prams, scooters, tricycles and bikes – all are welcome at the ToyZone Kids' Cycle Race, happening this May. It’s a fun family day out that you don’t want to miss.

@Melrose Arch‎

The ToyZone Kids' Cycle Race at Melrose Arch is all about fitness and fun, and a great way to entertain the kids and family, all for a good cause. Swing by and support the Smile Foundation as they give smiles to children who can't. Visit the link below to enter the family and join us on Sunday, 26 May 2019 for a fun-filled day.

June 2019

June is here! That means we have less than 6 months left before the end of the year and Jozi is not slowing down. Celebrating and rocking 2019 like never before!

Bier Biltong & Boerewors Fees

Pretoria are you ready for a truly South African experience!

@Juanita Records‎

If Beer, Biltong and Boerewors are your thing then you don't want to miss out on this one. There will be live entertainment, activities and of course plenty to eat and drink so bring the whole family!

Joburg Food n Lifestyle Fest

The Joburg Lifestyle Food Fest is your one stop shop for all things good in life!

@Mainstream Brewing Company‎

The best local and international foods, craft beer, wine tasting and plenty of activities for you and your friends. Join the Life Stye Fun Run with its crazy obstacles to get your heart racing before chowing down!

  • Cost:
    • R220 - Life Style Fun Run Adults
    • R180 - General Access
    • R80 - Kids
  • When: 1 June, 7am - 10pm
  • Venue: Crocodile Creek Polo Club
  • More Info: Facebook Event

TrailAdventure Zoo Walkies

Enjoy a lovely morning in the beautiful National Zoo of Pretoria and earn your Vitality Points along the way.


Registration starts from 07h00, race starts at 08h00. On the day entries carry a R25 surcharge.

  • Cost:
    • 5km - R75
    • 10km - R85
  • When: 2 June, 8am - 11am
  • Venue: Pretoria Zoo Boom St, Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Michael W. Smith | SA Tour

Michael W. Smith, one of the world's multi-platinum sellers, (and a Grammy Award-winning Christian artist) is returning to South Africa in 2019!


Don't miss these worship nights. Due to high demand a second show has been added in Cape Town! Book your tickets now!

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show Joburg

A glorious POURformance awaits wine lovers, as the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show returns to Johannesburg.Indulge your WINEderlust at Montecasino, Gauteng’s number one entertainment destination - you’ll blend right in.

The show offers wine enthusiasts an opportunity to learn about wine varietals, wine-making processes, wine pairings and so much more.All tickets include a tasting glass, all tastings and access to the wine theatres. WINEderland is Waiting!

  • Cost: From R185 - R495
  • When:
    • Thursday 6 June: 5pm - 9pm
    • Friday 7 June: 5pm - 9pm
    • Saturday 8 June: 3pm - 9pm
  • Venue: Monte Casino Entertainment World, Monte Casino Blvd
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Medieval Fayre 2019: Viking Invasion

Medieval Fayre are proud to welcome Radio Today Johannesburg as our official media partner for this event!

@Medieval Fayre‎

On an alternative time line we explore the dark ages, One small village still holds out against the invaders Knocking at the gates, shield maidens meet knights As the timelines crossover, the village alights.....Whether a viking, a warrior a princess or king, This year's fayre will see you all sing... Skal! Tyr!

Hear Ye and Avaunt, Twenty nineteen's Medieval Fayre is a Viking style jaunt.

Berserkers were fierce warriors said to have fought in a trance-like fury. They symbolised uncontrollable rage and bloodlust, Berserker Tickets: R450 online only included in the ticket price - a skull glass to toast victory over your enemies from; mead, ale, turkey leg and activity vouchers as well as a map of the venue and a timetable There are only 100 of these tickets available!

  • Cost:
    • R80 - Adult (Online)
    • R100 - At the Gate
    • R20 - Children u12 years (Online)
    • R50 - Children u12 years at the Gate
  • When: 8 June, 10am - 5pm
  • Venue: La Vue Guerst Lodge & Function Venue,
  • More Info: Medieval Fayre 2019: Viking Invasion

Castle Lite Unlocks Feat. Post Malone

Welcome to Castle Lite Unlocks: Everything Hip Hop, Unlocked in One Place.

@Castle Lite‎

This year, Castle Lite are defying expectations by bringing you TWO unforgettable days of Castle Lite Unlocks, jam-packed with dynamic live performances, epic street culture displays, mesmerising dance acts and much more.

They’re bringing you the best speakers with Cold Table Convos, master classes, dynamic fashion, unforgettable performances - and get ready for Extra Cold performances from Post Malone, Riky Rick, Rouge and Nasty C.

Day 1: Castle Lite is thrilled to be bringing you SA’s most progressive music and culture experience. Get ready to step into the immersive, sub-zero world of Castle Lite Unlocks, with only the best that the hip hop world has to offer. We’re bringing you the best in Extra Cold street culture, unforgettable performances, master classes, inspiring Cold Table Convos, the freshest streetwear, and show-stopping dance and music performances.

Please note: Post Malone is not performing on this day. The day features Sway Calloway, culture disruptor Cassper Nyovest and MC Moozlie.

Day 2: Castle Lite has consistently brought unforgettable hip hop performers to South African stages - and this year is no exception. This year, we’re defying expectations to bring you only the most iconic artists, including American artist Post Malone and a multi-talented line-up of Riky Rick, Rouge and Nasty C.

  • Cost: From R990 - R1390
  • When: 17-18 June, 12pm - 11pm
  • Venue: Ticketpro Dome
  • More Info: Facebook Event

International Yoga Day Joburg

The International Day of Yoga (21st of June) is celebrated in over 150 countries worldwide. Multiply, Yoga Works and India in South Africa (Consulate General of India, Johannesburg) invite the entire Johannesburg yoga community to come together for a day of outdoor yoga sessions, live music, yoga products + healthy food market, kids play area and good times with friends.

@Yoga Works‎

This event is free and open to absolutely anyone with an interest in yoga (whether you are a regular or it's your very first time to try it out!). On the day there will be several group yoga sessions and workshops, and every activity will be accessible to all levels and ages. You can further support our charity by getting a sponsored ticket for you or someone else.

As we also celebrate Youth Day in South Africa, there will be a full kids program (including kids yoga and other activities). Between your yoga sessions visit our market with vendors offering healthy food/drink options, yoga services, and yoga clothing/props.

All proceeds of this event will be donated to our beneficiary Dlala Nje, who have been challenging perceptions and creating opportunities in some of Joburg's most misunderstood areas. They also run a community centre providing a safe learning environment, yoga and other activities to children and youth.

  • Cost: Event is FREE but you are welcome to make a donation
    • From R50 - R200
  • When: 22 June, 8am - 2pm
  • Venue: Wanderers Stadium
  • More Info: International Yoga Day


Brace yourselves Gauteng – Geekfest is BACK! The event will be at the SUN ARENA, TIME SQUARE, Pretoria's premium indoor arena.

The theme this year is BIG IN JAPAN and will celebrate Japanese culture and all things Otaku.The Dark Carnival, organisers of the 7th annual GeekFest in Johannesburg, invite everyone to embrace their inner geek. In our technologically forward society, geek culture is rapidly becoming a way of life for people of all ages.

For the first time, their vendors and visitors have 3 days available to them with the added bonus of extended trading hours and a fantastic new indoor venue.

Take a rest after browsing our stalls and kick back in the chill zone. Craft beer, refreshments and an assortment of awesome food will be available. Whether you’re a gamer, a cosplayer, into gadgets and technology or like to read and watch series, Geekfest has something to excite you.

  • Cost:
    • R120 - One Day Pass
    • R300 - Weekend Pass
  • When: 28-30 June, 10am - 8pm
  • Venue: Sun Arena at Times Square
  • More Info: GeekFest2019

July 2019

All summer we kept hearing winter is coming... its official, it has arrived and with it brought some of the hottest events taking over the Gauteng area.

The Linden Winter Market

When winter hits we all want to stay inside and hibernate… but luckily Jozi has the best sunny winter days to go out. Even if it’s chilly, The Linden Market Winter Edition will keep things HOT this winter, on Saturday 13 July 2019 at the Botanical Gardens, Emmarentia.

With over 160 of the most innovative and incredible stalls selling everything from wonderful warm winter foods to toasty hot chocolate and coffee, cozy jackets, beautiful boots, exquisite art and body products – there truly is something for everyone to warm up your winter.

If the shopping doesn’t turn on the heat, their music lineup sure will. are Very excited to introduce new bands to TLM Winter edition. Live violin & sax electronic duo, Luca Tim will kick of the day, followed by a marimba band, Cole Train, who will surely get you dancing  to their exotic beats and warm up your bones. To end the day off on an ever bigger high is the awesome 6-piece band, Sea of Green.

TLM is for the whole family this time round they are excited to announce the introduction of the TLM Kidpreneurs Market. Kids are so creative and at TLM we believe in encouraging them and kindling their entrepreneurial spirit from a young age. 15 Kidpreneurs will have their own stalls where they can sell their products to market goers from 11:00-13:00. To keep the kids entertained for the rest of the day, they also have some impressive stiltmen, face painting, creative arts and a jumping castle.

Remember TLM is a dog friendly market, so bring the whole family for a winter celebration.
  • Cost:
    • R30 - Adults
    • R15 - Pensioners
    • FREE - Kids
    • R20 - Parking at Rooseveldt High (proceeds go to the school). Please make use of this parking rather than parking on the street, as it is safe!
  • When: 13 July, 9am - 4pm
  • Venue: The Botanical Gardens, Emmarentia, 45 Thomas Bowler st
  • More Info: Facebook Page

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