Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Joburg and Pretoria 2018
Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Joburg and Pretoria 2018
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Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Joburg and Pretoria 2018
Events and festivals you should not miss! See our month-by-month calendar of Johannesburg and Pretoria's best, biggest and hottest events in 2018.
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Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Joburg and Pretoria 2018

Events and festivals you should not miss! See our month-by-month calendar of Johannesburg and Pretoria's best, biggest and hottest events in 2018.
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Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Joburg and Pretoria 2018
Events and festivals you should not miss! See our month-by-month calendar of Johannesburg and Pretoria's best, biggest and hottest events in 2018.

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 2018.

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

Quick JumpJuly 2018Park Acoustics & Pringles presents Freshlyground & The TutusBier Biltong en Boerewors Fees 2018Oasis Presents - Goldfish (Live) in Association with 947 & MTVFourways Farmers Country Music MarketMTN Walk The Talk with 702Doek on Fleek LifestyleAugust 2018Liefde by die DamTotalsports Women's Race JoburgGinapalooza Gin & Music FestivalMoksha Spring Awakening ft. Reality TestSeptember 2018Castle Lite presents First Ever All Female Hip Hop ConcertParty Evolution GLOW EditionThe Original Oktoberfest in Pretoria 2018The Foam Run SAHeritage Unity Festival #HUF18FNB Joburg 10K CityrunBudweiser presents Lentedag 2018Spring Equinox DanceThe Linden MarketOctober 2018Soweto Kids FestivalThe Beer Run OctoBEERfest2018 SPAR Womens Challenge JoburgPark Acoustics Celebrates Boo!'s 21st bday with The Narrow & Fuzi#VivaUnnamed Music FestivalStadium Dash - JoburgAnnual Joburg Cheese Market 20182018 Diepkloof Half Marathon 21km, 10km & 5km Fun RunRMB WinX ShowDaughtyTshwane Food Fest 2018November 2018TOPS at SPAR Bierfest Pretoria Feat. Bad PeterThe Johannesburg Tattoo Expo & Lifestyle Festival 2018The Dirty Rotten Afterparty 2018Absolut Presents: One Source LIVEUnder The Sun FestivalTEDxPretoriaStrongbow BigPicnicGin & Beer FestivalSportscene #CapsuleFest 2018Doek on Fleek All White Picnic JOZIGuns N' Roses live in Johannesburg, South AfricaDecember 2018The Music Movie FestivalDave ChappelleCOSMO Summer 2018

We have made it to half way into 2018, and it sure looks like the Gauteng area are in for a banger of a finish!

July 2018

The City Of Gold has plenty to see and do this Winter, with July revving things up for another epic jol of a month!

Park Acoustics & Pringles presents Freshlyground & The Tutus

Park Acoustics in partnership with Pringles proudly presents the legendary Freshlyground and friends!

@Desmond and the Tutus‎

It's a great honour to welcome back the legendary Freshlyground to the Park Acoustics stage. The last time they performed was November in 2014, but unfortunately the show got cut short by rain two songs in :-( Supporting them is everyone's favourite indie band Desmond & the Tutus, Shortstraw front man's (Alastair) new band Cockels, Zionruts Family, Matt Carstens and 5FM's Nick Hamman.

Entertainment Line Up Includes:

  • Matt Carstens
  • Zionruts Family
  • Cockles
  • Desmond & the Tutus
  • Freshlyground
  • Nick Hamman
  • Deep Friend Man
  • Melt Sieberhagen
  • Glen Biederman Pam

There will be a variety of food stalls to choose from as well as ample space to spread out on the rolling lawns and enjoy the show.

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.

  • Cost:
    • R135 - Early Bird (Limited to 400)
    • R150 - Online
    • R175 - At the Gate
  • When: 1 July, 10am - 6pm
  • Venue: Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Bier Biltong en Boerewors Fees 2018

Die Bier Biltong en Boerewors fees is 'n 3-dag fees vir die hele gesin! The Beer and Biltong Festival is a 3 day feast for the whole family!

@Bier, Biltong en Boerewors Fees‎

Uitstallers, vermaak, sangers, craft biertuin, dames kroeg, heerlike eetgoed, baie kindervermaak en pret kompetisies! Ons "Superhero event" vir die seuntjies en die "Fairies & Unicorns event" vir die dogtertjies gaan iets ongelooflik wees! Vir die manne het hulle hierdie jaar ook die stoeiers bespreek vir groot vermaak! Uitstekende kunstenaars en puik vermaak!

The festival will include, incredible stalls, singers, craft beer, delicious foods, plenty of entertainment and activities for the little ones as well as a super hero event for the boys and a Fairy and Unicorn event for the girls.

  • Cost:
    • R100 - per person
    • R50 - Children ages 3-12 yrs
  • When: 1 July, 9am - 9pm
  • Venue: Pretoria National Botanical Garden, Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Oasis Presents - Goldfish (Live) in Association with 947 & MTV

On Saturday 7th July 2018 join Oasis in welcoming GoldFish (Live) to the Oasis Experience​ at the beautiful Pretoria National Botanical Garden. 🌼

@Oasis Experience

To compliment the natural beauty of the Pretoria National Botanical Garden, The Oasis Experience has been created to offer an exclusive outdoor festival experience unlike any other.

Artist Line Up:

  • Goldfish
  • Shekhinah
  • Crazy White Boy ft Apple Gule
  • Chrizz Beatz SA
  • Vin Deysel SA
  • Mac G
  • Austin Cassim
  • Little Ringo
  • Easy Freak
  • Go The Rodeo
  • I Am

Accompanying the beautiful backdrop of the National Botanical Gardens, will be the magical sounds of symphony & excitement, taking you on a journey into the Oasis.

  • Cost:
    • Adults:
      • R125 - Phase 1 (limited to 500)
      • R150 - Phase 2
      • R175 - Phase 3
      • R200 - Phase 4
      • R250 - Final Phase
    • Children Ages 11 - 17 Years
      • R65 - Phase 1
      • R85 - Phase 2
      • R105 - Phase 3
      • FREE - Children u11
  • When: 7 July, 10am - 10pm
  • Venue: Pretoria National Botanical Garden
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Fourways Farmers Country Music Market

Fourways Farmers Market gets a Country Music soundtrack on the 7th July with seven of the country’s top Americana bands.

@Free People's Music‎

Celebrate the spirit of Independence Day with a feast on burgers, steak, hot Souvlaki, waffles, brownies and gourmet milkshakes. Sample a range of craft beer, gin or the delicate dews of the vine and if the sublime thrill of sunshine and family time isn't enough, let yourself be WOWed out by this once in a lifetime concert that will open your heart wide.

Artist line up: *Subject to change without prior notice

  • Azurdee and The Blue River Band
  • Jon Delinger
  • Vanessa Palm
  • Shaun Miller
  • Michael Naranjo
  • More TBA

For the Independence Day Weekend, Fourways Farmers Market and Free People host the best of South African Americana and Country Music. All the way from Kentucky, Azurdee performs exquisitely fragile and penetrating songs with the Blue River Band. Vanessa Palm delivers a red hot country repertoire and Jon Delinger and Michael Naranjo just sear the stage with solid southern country rock. Bro-country trailblazer Shaun Miller will sweep you out west with warm words to warm your heart. Enjoy the inspired artisan foods and serious downtime.

  • Cost:
    • From R125 - R150
    • FREE - Kids U16 yrs
  • When: 7 July, 10am - 6pm
  • Venue: The Fourways Farmers, Longmeadow farm, C/o Willian Nicol Dr & Monet Casino Blv
  • More Info: Facebook Event

MTN Walk The Talk with 702

Join them at this year Walk The Talk with 702 and be a Hero for our children.

They are looking for all heros to walk for the abused, neglected, abandoned and affected/ infected with HIV/AIDS children of Jo’burg Child Welfare.

  • When: 22 July, 7am - 3pm
  • Venue: Joburg Child Welfare, 14 Fox St, Johannesburg
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Doek on Fleek Lifestyle

The Doek On Fleek Lifestyle event is back and this year they have a few surprises up their sleeves.

@Thandi Mavata‎

This lifestyle market is aimed at empowering women and allowing them to wear their crowns (doeks) proudly! There will be food, games, curious and more!

  • Cost:
    • R100 - Per person
    • R50 - Children u12 yrs
  • When: 28 July, 11am - 6pm
  • Venue: Carousel, Old Warmbaths Rd, Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Event

August 2018

As winter weather draws to a close things are heating up in Gauteng, seeing international parties hitting our shores for the first time ever!! August is going to be one smasher of a month!

Liefde by die Dam

Liefde by die Dam presents a line up like no other, come out and see all your local favourites at Emmarentia Dam this August.

@Elvis Blue‎

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets and spread out on the grass and enjoy an entertainment line up that will knock your socks off.

Line Up:

  • Die Heuwels Fantasties
  • Francois Van Coke
  • Karlien Van Jaarsveld
  • Koos Kombuis
  • Elvis Blue
  • Bongeziwe Mabandla
  • Schalk Bezuidenhout

Get your tickets now as they are selling out fast!

  • Cost: R95 per person
  • When: 5 August, 10am - 5pm
  • Venue: Emmarentia Dam, Gauteng
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Totalsports Women's Race Joburg

Run for more than a personal best. Run for the thousands of women who are, have and will be affected by breast cancer. Enter the Totalsports Women’s Race to help raise awareness of breast cancer and RUN UNITED.

@Women's Race‎

In celebration of National Women’s Day in August, thousands of women will be on the run through the streets of Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. Push your limits against top athletes or set your own pace and show them what it means when road meets runner.

Choose between 5kms or 10kms and join South African women raising awareness around breast cancer on 22 July Durban, 9 August Johannesburg and Cape Town. In association with PinkDrive, the Totalsports Women’s Race is committed to raising awareness and education around breast cancer as well as improving the services available to women across South Africa.

  • Cost:
    • R80 - 5km Run/Walk
    • R120 - 10km Run/Walk
    • R20 - Temporary Running License
  • When: 9 August, 8am - 12pm
  • Venue: Mary Fitzgerald Square, Johannesburg
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Ginapalooza Gin & Music Festival

“Beloved, we join hands here to pray for gin. An aridity defiles us. Our innards thirst for the juice of Juniper…” Infants of the Spring - Wallace Thurman.

@African Beer Emporium‎

It’s in this spirit that you are invited to an extravagGINza more bespoke than a nine-wheeled bicycle, craftier than a pair of loom-spun underpants, more festive than a jester in a cellophane g-string, and headed straight for the 012 in Pretoria.

It’s Jozi’s epic craft gin festival, Ginapalooza! The coolest salute to the juniper since the beGINning of time, where all distinguished distillers of divinely fine liquor, and devout devotees of the G and the T, meet at a swilling celebration in the company of quietude’s sweet elixir.

Participating Distilleries:

  • CopperFox G&T
  • Mother's Ruin Gin South Africa
  • Six Dogs Distillery
  • Still 33
  • Sugarbird Fynbos Gin
  • The Capital Gin

Bring your friends and your thirst, your sunglasses and purse, to experience this vast array of botanically fantastical, local craft gins that are available on the day.

Ginapalooza is not to be missed by ginthusiasts of this endearing and delightful drink, rapidly becoming a ginstitution among today's thirsty society. Weaving sweetly between the clinking of ice cubes and elegantly inquisitive sipping of fine Gins, there’ll be delectable nibbles on offer to fill your hunger, as well as some of the country’s finest merchants of musical bliss, sending out their ginfectious melodies throughout the day.

Line Up:

  • The Muffinz Music
  • Tidal Waves
  • Deon Bakkes and the Stolen Horses
  • Thabiso Thabethe
  • Re_Ono
  • DJ Bob
  • DSCO Cam x Duard Musk
  • Half 'n Half
  • DJ Buhle
  • Tropic Thundr (Romario Afonso x Dim The Lights)
  • More TBA

All this, and more whilst you bathe beneath the warm Spring sunlight, sipping ice-cold cocktails, in a day made for where the Jasmine and Juniper meet! So… If you’re as Malfy as a Beefeater in Cruxland, sporting a dry, Gordon Bombay jacket, on the search for Sapphires with a foxy Ginologist named, Whitney Neill, then stop Bulldogging around and get your Tanqueray's down to another fabulous Ginapalooza, for the jolliest jol since the last one!

  • Cost:
    • R100 - General Access (excl Booking Fee)
  • When: 18 August, 12pm - 9pm
  • Venue: 381 Helen Joseph St, Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Moksha Spring Awakening ft. Reality Test

Johannesburg’s Spring Awakening brings together the best underground electronic music artists from around the country and abroad to perform at a beautiful outdoor location away from the hustle and bustle of the city.


Moksha is a unique festival with a unifying atmosphere and gathering of like minded souls that stomp the night away in celebration of Spring. This 2 day open air festival will leave you with lasting memories.

  • Cost:
    • R380 - Phase 1
    • R420 - Phase 2
    • R420 - Outlets
    • R450 - Phase 3
    • R480 - Phase 4
    • R1400 - VIP (Incl. reserved camping & parking + 2 x festival passes)
  • When: 31 August - 2 September, 1pm - 5pm
  • Venue: Hornbill Lodge & Legends, c/o & Main Rustenburg & Bekker Schools Rd, Magaliesburg
  • More Info: Facebook Event

We will be updating this list on a weekly basis to include all events all year round, so stay up to date with the biggest, most happening events Gauteng has to offer.

September 2018

Spring has officially sprung in the Gauteng province. The days are getting longer and events are moving outdoors. Here's what Jozi and Pretoria have in store for you this September.

Castle Lite presents First Ever All Female Hip Hop Concert

On 8 September, Castle Lite will bring to life an immersive concert experience that highlights the role women have played in the evolution of Hip-Hop.

@Castle Lite‎

Hosted by LootLove, Lee Kasumba and Angela Yee (The Breakfast Club), they will bring you a concert like no other, setting the record straight together with artists like: Nadia Nakai, Rouge, Moozlie, Gigi Lamayne, Roxanne Shante and Young M.A, to name a few.

Hip Hop Herstory is not just another concert featuring “female artists”, it’s an immersive experience that takes audience members on a musical evolution through forms of dance, DJ-ing, exhibitions, visual storytelling and interactive elements.

Some of the ticket proceeds will go towards a mentorship program aimed at supporting up and coming female Hip-Hop artists.

  • Cost:
    • R150 - General Access
    • R250 - Bleachers
  • When: 8 September, 4pm - 11pm
  • Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre, 19 Richards Dr, Midrand
  • More Info: Castle Lite presents Hip Hop Herstory

Party Evolution GLOW Edition

Zeal Entertainment presents Party Evolution, the GLOW editions at Giant Stadium!

@Zeal Entertainment‎

This edition of Party Evolution is unique as they are raising funds for a Youth Development Centre. The line up looks packed and ready to entertain.

Line Up:

  • Shimza
  • Emtee
  • Areece
  • Dj Maphorisa
  • Londie London
  • Mlindo the Vocalist
  • Dj Slique
  • Vinny daVinci
  • Christos
  • Soul Bee
  • Dj Capital
  • Blacklez
  • DBN Gogo
  • Zing Master & Pencil
  • Team Skorokoro
  • Calvin Fallo
  • Louis Lunch
  • Cassa

The line up is not complete yet as organisers have a few surprises up their sleeves for this one. There are also tables available for booking only, these include food drinks depending on the table selection.

  • Cost:
    • R200 - General (Pre Sold)
    • R250 - Golden Circle (Pre Sold)
    • R400 - VIP (Pre Sold)
    • R300 - General (At the Gate)
    • R350 - Golden Circle (At the Gate)
    • R500 - VIP (At the Gate)
  • When: 8 - 9 September, 12am - 6am
  • Venue: Giant Stadium Soshanguve, Pretoria
  • Bookings: 063 698 2259
  • More Info: Facebook Event

The Original Oktoberfest in Pretoria 2018

The Oktoberfest at the German International School in Pretoria is South Africa's original Oktoberfest and a fundraiser for the school. Over 10 000 people celebrate in true German tradition under African skies every year in September.

Join them at the 42nd Oktoberfest at the Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria this September. The Oktoberfest gives you the opportunity to experience true German hospitality with your family, friends, colleagues or clients.

Taste Germany with Eisbein, Kassler, Bockwurst and a cold draught, hear Germany with the Bayern Stürmer Oompah band, flown in especially for the Oktoberfest, and celebrate Germany in the company of traditionally dressed ladies in Dirndl and gents in Lederhosen.

The original Oktoberfest ... an authentic German experience!

  • Cost:
    • Friday:
      • R100 - General
      • R200 - VIP
      • R275 - Family Package (2 Adults up to 3 children u17 yrs)
      • R60 - Pensioners
    • Saturday:
      • R120 - General
      • R340 - Family Package (2 Adults up to 3 children u17 yrs)
      • R60 - Pensioners
  • When: 13 - 15 September
  • Venue: Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Event

The Foam Run SA

There is no doubt that the #FoamRun5k is going to be the most exciting run you've ever been on! Billions of bubbles, coloured foam, and music to keep you on your toes!

@The Foam Run SA‎

Runners will receive access to the epic finish festival. You ticket includes an official foam run t-shirt, runners headband, foam run glasses and of course plenty of bubbles. There will also be awesome performances for all ages.

NB: If you are purchasing 4 tickets or more please use coupon code “BUBBLE” to receive a discount.
  • Cost:
    • R185 - Early Bird (SOLD OUT)
    • R170 - Early Bird Groups 4-10 (SOLD OUT)
    • R225 - Normal Ticket (Glasses not included)
    • R270 - Late Entry (At The Gate, Glasses not included)
    • FREE - Kids u10 yrs (Registration is still required)
    • R40 - Kids u10 yrs (No Registration)
  • When: 15 September, 10am
  • Venue: Maragon Mooikloof, 652 Elandstreet, Pretoria
  • More Info: Website

Heritage Unity Festival #HUF18

The Heritage Unity Festival celebrates everything we love about South Africa, from the food to the people, this one promises to be a great day out!

@Heritage UNITY Festival‎

You can expect a music festival, cultural exchange, indigenous foods, a fashion show, a car show and a massive battle of the DJ's! The dress code is "dress to impress" with a heritage undertone, so grab your fanciest ithumba (Traditional Xhosa beaded necklace) or a casual pair of imbadada's (Traditional Zulu footwear) and show off your culture!

  • Cost: R200 per person
  • When: 15 September, 10am - 11pm
  • Venue: Mary Fitzgerald Square, Johannesburg
  • More Info: Website

FNB Joburg 10K Cityrun

FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN celebrates the sizzling city that is the beating heart and soul of South Africa.

@Joburg 10K‎

In recent years downtown Joburg has been revitalised and now it’s your turn to play a role in drawing attention to this historical, heavyweight African city. Joburg is an eclectic mix of minds and bodies; become a part of that melting as you explore the inner city on foot.

Starting at FNB Bank City, the route will twist and turn through the streets of Joburg, passing historical sites, renewed suburbs and taking in familiar street names before finishing at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown.

This fast and flat 10km run is for everyone. Young, old, fast, slow, pacey or ponderous are welcome. It’s for the runner that loves to explore, for the South African that wants to see more of their beautiful country, for the casual jogger who wants to spend a morning with like-minded people. Take to the streets of Joburg and see your city like you’ve never seen it before.

  • Cost:
    • R170 - Standard Package
    • R850 - Gold Package (incl: Race entry, timing chip & exclusive access to VIP area with refreshments & massage)  
    • R510 - City Series (SOLD OUT)
  • When: 24 September, 8am - 12pm
  • Venue: Mary Fitzgerald Square, Johannesburg
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Budweiser presents Lentedag 2018

It's a great pleasure to welcome everyone to the 16th annual Lentedag Festival. From humble beginnings as a small res get together, Lentedag has grown into the biggest one day student festival in Pretoria!!


Expect 3 live music stages with bands and DJ's, beer bong olympics, festival games, multiple bars, cheap drinks, lots of activations and freebies, water toys, game park, FREE bus shuttles & more!!

Line Up:

  • Half 'n Half
  • Nic Preen
  • Shane Eagle
  • Matthew Mole
  • Karen Zoid
  • Van Platzen & Early B
  • Guy Herman
  • Weston & Engine
  • Trancemicsoul
  • Cinimin
  • Vimo

Lentedag is the authentic Springday as we all know it. They have 15 x 70 seater buses running on the day from Aandklas Hatfield (cnr of Prospect & Hilda str) to the Pretoria National Botanical Garden and back every 10 minutes. It's absolutely FREE of charge.

NB: Proof of Identification required for entrance. There will be no pass outs at this event.
  • Cost:
    • R130 - Online
    • R160 - At the Gate
  • When: 26 September, 10am - 6pm
  • Venue: Pretoria National Botanical Garden
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Spring Equinox Dance

Join Expressive Movement for the Spring Equinox Dance this September!

@Expressive Movement‎

Join in spirit and movements as you wash away the winter blues and welcome the warmth of Spring. Share the space with like-minded folks and enjoy the happy refreshing spring air.

The Linden Market

The Linden Market #marketinthepark is a curated lifestyle market like no other with a fantastic selection of South Africa’s top makers, designers and artisans.

@The Linden Market‎

You can enjoy a day of shopping, eating and listening to live music in the Botanical Gardens, Emmarentia. A perfect outing for friends and family as there is something for everyone to enjoy…

  • Cost:
    • R20 - Admission
    • R20 - Secure Parking
  • When: 29 September, From 9am
  • Venue: The Linden Market, 45 Thomas Bowler St, Johannesburg
  • More Info: Facebook Event

October 2018

This October sees some big events for the kids, but don't worry Gauteng has not forgotten about some naughty after dark activities for the bigger kids.

Soweto Kids Festival

Surprise the family with a fun day out and enjoy the excitement at Soweto Kids Festival with paid and free activities that will keep everyone entertained.

@Mamela Fun Rides

Get the whole family together and enjoy a fun weekend with thrilling rides at Soweto Kids Festival.

Activities included in General Ticket:

  • Giant Water Slide
  • Fossil Digging Competitions
  • Colouring
  • Jumping Castles
  • Tug of War

Kids Paid Activities: (R20 -R30 per activity)

  • Pedal Boast
  • Coloured Powder (50g bag for R5)
  • Instant Photo (R30)
  • Mobile Train
  • Face Painting
  • Parachute/ Rocket Lifter
  • Go Karts
  • Horse Riding

It will be a weekend to remember with lots of activities to keep everyone entertained. Soweto Kids Festival will have people celebrating by spraying water and coloured powder all over each other.

  • Cost:
    • R60 - Kids Early Bird Ages 2 - 12 yrs
    • R50 - Adults Early Bird
    • R70 - Kids General Ages 2 - 12 yrs
    • R60 - Adult General
  • When: 6 October, 10am - 5:30pm
  • Venue: Dobsonville Stadium, 1863 Johannesburg
  • More Info: Soweto Kids Festival

The Beer Run OctoBEERfest

The Beer Run isn’t about who’s the fastest or fittest, it’s quite the opposite actually! It’s all about good people, good beer, self-love, and self-expression. Founded in 2016 by ilumin8 events, since then they have served over 27 800 beers, had 100% finisher rate and had 5 awesome events.

@ilumin8 events‎

The route consists of a 5km run, there are 5 beer/cider stops or as we like to call them “Dehydration Stations” on the route. Each beer/cider stop is stocked up with a different beer, cider or non-alcoholic beer and will provide a bush bar, music and chill area where you can relax your weary body before heading on to the next point.

Once you’ve completed the roughly 5km course, you are welcomed back into the ultimate after-party with an ice cold beer at your final beer stop and a full afternoon of festivities - music, games, giveaways, fantastic food and more beer!

Liqui Moly South Africa is the official lubricant of The Beer Run, Liqui Moly making sure your vehicle never suffers from the same hangover you do.

Maxxis Tyres South Africa handles the Beer Pong duties and to make sure participants go home with more than just a hangover.

  • Cost:
    • R250 pp
    • R220 pp - Teams of 4 or more
  • When: 6 October, 8:30am - 5pm
  • Venue: Riversands Farm Village, Rose Rd, Midrand
  • More Info: The Beer Run OctoBEERfest

2018 SPAR Womens Challenge Joburg

The SPAR Women’s Challenge offers women from all walks of life, levels of fitness, shapes and sizes the opportunity to partake in a 5km or 10km road race (walk or run).

@SPAR Women's Race Joburg‎

This challenge is the most popular and inclusive road race in South Africa, attracting the country’s top professional female athletes and a vast range of recreational runners. Proceeds from the race are donated to Reach 4 Recovery, an international breast cancer support group. It is affiliated to the International Union Against Cancer (UICC).

The first 13 000 entries to receive a My Joburg Race magazine. The first 16 000 entries to receive a one-size-fits-all t-shirt. The first 16 000 participants to cross the finish line will each receive a medal and a goodie bag.

The SPAR and Caxton Drop off a Pair and Show You Care initiative is back again this year. During the 2015 SPAR Women’s Challenge, Caxton staff noticed that many children from disadvantaged schools in Johannesburg took part in the SPAR Women’s Challenge race, barefoot.

This year, Caxton is running a special charity drive for the 2018 SPAR Women’s Challenge – to put shoes on feet – so that the shoes can be used not just to run the race but to keep cold winter chills away from feet as well.

Those participating in the Spar Women’s Challenge can drop off their old shoes when they collect their race numbers at the Marks Park Sports Club.

There is also a drop of point at Caxton House 368, Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall or at Cornelius Street, cnr JG Strydom road, Weltevredenpark. While size and style of the shoes does not matter, it is important that the shoes are all in a good condition. Those who donate shoes stand a chance of winning a special prize! The draw and prize winners will be announced the week after the race.

Please Note: If you enter online a small admin fee is applicable.

Park Acoustics Celebrates Boo!'s 21st bday with The Narrow & Fuzi

Park Acoustics and Pringles proudly presents Boo!'s 21st birthday bash with The Narrow, Fuzigish and friends!!

@Park Acoustics

Boo! began in 1997 in the backstreets of dirty Brixton, Johannesburg, when its first members, Ampie Omo, Chris Chameleon and Leon Retief conspired to make music that would go against most of the conventional wisdom of the time. Boo! became not only one of South Africa's favorite bands of all time, but also one of the country's proudest musical exports to both Europe and North America.

🎧Line Up:

  • Yndian Mynah
  • Hellcats
  • Fuzigish
  • Boo!
  • the Narrow
  • Oh Those Guys

Comedy will keep a smile on your face(until Monday morning) with Alfred Adriaan, Warren Robertson and Trevor Gumbi.

#VivaUnnamed Music Festival

Viva Connect, Cullinan Impact Radio and Viva Events proudly present a Weekend-long Music Festival, #VivaUnamed Music Festival.

@Viva Events

You can expect camping, vendors, DJ’s, fun activities, competitions and exciting line up of South African Contemporary Christian and Gospel Artists. Participants get to name the event upon arrival, by sharing the Hashtag. The winner entry will receive a prize and free entry to subsequent events.

Please Note: This is a Charity Event. All profit goes to the Viva Village Independent School in the Alaska Informal Settlement, Mamelodi East. 

Stadium Dash - Joburg

It is back! Take on the Lions Den this October and run in the footsteps of legends in a completely different kind of sporting event.

@Jump City Challenge‎

It's grittier than sandpaper and has more twists, turns, turns and thrills than our larger than life maze on route.

It is now a 6.5km challenge, action packed with adventure at every turn. The route will take you to the dizzying heights of Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg Stadium, Ellispark Arena and the Ellispark swimming pool. They don't just take you through them, they take you over, in, but never around each of these iconic landmarks.

Entries open soon, choose your batch and take on Joburg in this new and exciting challenge.

Please Note: Free shirts to the first 200 entrants.

Annual Joburg Cheese Market 2018

The Joburg Cheese Market features local cheese stalls exhibiting and showcasing cheese in South Africa.

@The Annual Cheese Market‎

The event includes wine, whiskey and beer pairings, mouth watering cheese dishes, arts, crafts and much more.

2018 Diepkloof Half Marathon 21km, 10km & 5km Fun Run

Join Entrytime Enteronline for the 2018 Diepkloof Half Marathon 21km, 10km & 5km Fun Run!

@Entrytime Enteronline‎

The first 1000 entrants will receive a free tshirt for the 21km and 10km routes. Runners will meet at Nike Football Stadium in Soweto and the first star will commence at 6am.

RMB WinX Show

RMB WineX, SA’s premier wine festival, enjoys a 19 year tradition of bringing the greatest range of prestigious wines to the Jozi hub.

@RMB WineX‎

Join in the celebration of what’s hot in the wine world with award-winning winemakers and celebrities; expand wine horizons with wine launches and bespoke winemaker tastings.

Around 150 exhibitors representing a myriad of big brand names, boutique wineries, wine routes and associations, imported stemware, charcuterie and cheeses, olives and olive oils, nougat and designer storage options. Up to 800 wines - mostly South African wines including fine brandy and Cape Ports, but a fair selection of international wines and champagnes too - are in the line-up.

@RMB WineX

Bespoke winemaker tastings are designed to enlighten in a more intimate environment and food-on-the-move deli meals from Mastrantonio ensure that show visitors won’t go hungry. Buy wine at Shop@Show and enjoy the convenience of direct delivery to your door.

Ticket prices: To be confirmed; look out for Early Bird and packages. Book online from 1 September or at the door. Ticket includes tasting glass and unlimited tastings. No entry for under 18s, babies and prams.

  • Cost: TBA
  • When: 24 - 26 October, From 5pm
  • Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, 161 Maude St, Sandton
  • More Info: Facebook Event


Daughtry will be returning to South Africa performing in Pretoria on the 27th October 2018 at the Sun Arena at Time Square.

@Big Concerts‎

This tour is in support of their brand new album ‘Cage to Rattle’. Daughtry will be supported by very special guest Jesse Clegg.

  • Cost:
    • From R405 - R660
  • When: 27 October, 8pm - 10:30pm
  • Venue: Sun Arena at Times Square, Pretoria
  • More Info: Daughty

Tshwane Food Fest 2018

Pretoria are you ready for the annual Tshwane Food Fest! This year things are going to be bigger and better than before.

@Tshwane Food Fest‎

Stay tuned for more details as they are released! This one promises to be one for the books!

  • Cost: TBA
  • When: 27 October, 11am - 11pm
  • Venue: Fountains Valley Resort, Pretoria
  • More Info: Tshwane Food Fest

November 2018

As the festive season approaches, event organisers are flooding the Gauteng area with plenty to do for both young and old!

TOPS at SPAR Bierfest Pretoria Feat. Bad Peter

Now in its eighth year running, SA’s best-loved little big Bierfest will once again be bringing its lederhosen, dirndls, pigtails, oompah music, frauleins, eisbeins und jugs of delicious, specially-made, cold crafty biers to its adoring fans for more Fest Klaus Fun!

Building on the national success of TOPS at SPAR Bierfest’s past, this year sees the well-loved event touting their signature look across it’s 3 000-seater brauhaus, whilst retaining all the key elements that makes the annual event so spectacularly “Bierfest.”

Leading each 5-hour long romp of oompah provided by Adolf Thelen's Songscape Oompah Band, beautiful bier and Bavarian cuisine will be the return of award-winning actor and stand-up comedian Brendan Murray in the role of Klaus Über Hüber; ze mayor of Munich, with a supporting cast of feisty frauliens, Rainer Augustine the jolly innkeeper, und one of SA’s top party bands, ze Rockerfellas!

An experience you will not forget to remember! Brought to you by our media partner Pretoria News. Zere will be uber fun und dancing. Ready to #rockyourlederhosen?

CBC is a proud pouring partner for this event!
  • Cost: From R175
  • When: 2 - 3 November
  • Venue: Times Square Sun Arena, 209 Aramist Ave, Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Event

The Johannesburg Tattoo Expo & Lifestyle Festival 2018

Launching the first instalment of Johannesburg's premium alternative lifestyle showcase - set to be an annual calendar event.

@The Johannesburg Tattoo Expo‎

As the worldwide popularity of the tattoo industry grows, we are finding that South Africans are not far behind in their increasing interest and passion for the industry and all aspects that surround leading an alternative lifestyle. More and more like minded people are looking to express themselves and their interests in different ways.

The Johannesburg Tattoo Expo & Lifestyle Festival aims to bring thousands of likeminded people together for a 3 day festival.

  • Cost:
    • Saturday or Sunday Entrance
      • R99 - Early Bird General Day Pass
      • R149 - Phase 1 Day Pass
      • R1000 - VIP Area Goodluck Bar Day Pass
      • R447 - Crew Day Pass (Includes entrance for 4)
    • Full Weekend
      • R149 - Early Bird General Weekend Pass
      • R199 - Phase 1 Weekend Pass
      • R1999 - Early Bird Weekend VIP Pass
      • R2599 - Phase 1 Weekend VIP Pass
  • When: 9 - 11 November, from 10am
  • Venue: 1 Fox Precinct, Newtown
  • More Info: Facebook Event

The Dirty Rotten Afterparty 2018

This is the official afterparty to The Johannesburg Tattoo Expo.

@The Johannesburg Tattoo Expo‎

This carefully curated event will play host to all those like minded tattoo beauties you would've rubbed shoulders with at the convention. If you didn't attend the convention you are still more than welcome to come out and share a drink with them at the after party, however, those who wear their convention armbands will receive free entrance to the afterparty!

  • Cost:
    • FREE - Those who attended The Johannesburg Tattoo Expo
    • R150 - At the Door
  • When: 10 November, 10am - 4am
  • Venue: Carfax Newtown
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Absolut Presents: One Source LIVE

ONE SOURCE LIVE is set to explode with great music, art, fashion, and photography as it returns to downtown Jo’burg with a knockout line-up on Saturday, 17 November, this time at No 1 Fox Street in the Jo’burg Inner City.


On the bill is the BET award winning Zulu rooted and global star S’JAVA; the Hip-Hop maverick SHANE EAGLE, DJ PH, the inimitable Nigerian musical sensation, D’BANJ and the leaders of the Gqom nation, DISTRUCTION BOYZ. Topping it all with an unmissable throwback to a unique time in the African pool of creative excellence are Kwaito legends, TROMPIES.

The One Source Live creative revolutionaries Khuli Chana, Sho Madjozi, Trevor Stuurman and Osborne Macharia will return to the festival with new installations and musical collaborations.

Under The Sun Festival

Come and vibe with them at this years Under The Sun Festival where Constitution Hill in Braamfontein JHB will come to life.

@Under The Sun Summer Fest

They have selected the finest food vendors, DJ's and artists on their main stage and a full bar of cocktails and beers served in The Hill Cafe.

Line Up:

  • Epiq Tonez
  • Em Stunner
  • Dj Proteen
  • Dj Mr Dave
  • Dj Bloc
  • Dj Zee Jay (From the female DJ network)
  • Sky 29, Dj Skyzo
  • Many More

Be ready for a memorable day because the Constitution Hill has many great spots for those classic photos with friends and loved ones. Safe parking and security will be available through out the event.

Please Note: no cooler boxes or camping chairs allowed.
  • Cost:
    • R60 - Early Bird
    • R200 - Early Bird group (5 people)
    • R100 - General Online
    • R150 - At the Door
  • When: 17 November, 10am - 9pm
  • Venue: Constitution Hill, 11 Kota St, Braamfontein
  • More Info: Under The Sun Festival


The mind-shifting short-talk phenomenon returns to Pretoria in November for a day of disruptive ideas and bold new voices challenging a business-savvy audience to reboot their thoughts and actions to meet the needs of the future.


The theme for this year’s event is “I am”, join them as they explore identity, connectedness, technology, the human condition and much more.

The event will feature the ever popular X-Market. X-Market at TEDxPretoria offers a vibrant collection of local products manufactured by upcoming entrepreneurs. Products are carefully selected by the X-Market team and entrepreneurs are provided with development support and mentorship to help drive the growth of their startups

  • Cost:
    • R350 - Early Bird
    • R480 - General Admission
  • When: 17 November, From 9am
  • Venue: 381 Helen Joseph St, Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Strongbow BigPicnic

THE BIG PICNIC – Joburg’s largest urban picnic is here!

@MTV Africa

MTV and Strongbow bring urbanites THE BIG PICNIC, which is set to takeover the city’s cultural heritage landmark, “The Station” in Newtown for a unique music experience. The lineup includes local artists and DJ's from Tresor to Kid Fonque to Samthing Soweto!

🎤Line Up:

  • Tresor
  • Samthing Soweto
  • Locknville
  • Lulo Café
  • Kenzhero
  • Kid Fonque
  • Kyle Cassim
  • Apple Gule
  • Sun-el Musician
  • Muptee
  • Siso K

Head to the refreshed Station to enjoy a picnic styled green urban jungle featuring contemporary live music, street cuisine and chillout lounge areas.

  • Cost:
    • R150 - Early Bird (+R6 Booking Fee)
    • R200 - Normal Entry (+R8 Booking Fee)
  • When: 24 November, 12pm - 11pm
  • Venue: Old Park Station, Newtown
  • More Info: StrongBow BigPicnic

Gin & Beer Festival

The Blos Cafe invites you to their Gin & Beer Festival happening this November.

@Blos Cafe‎

There will be plenty to see and taste at this festival of spirits and beer. Come early and of course come thirsty!

  • Cost:
    • R90 pp
  • When: 24 November, 11am - 5pm
  • Venue: Blos Cafe, C/o Olympus & Leander Rd, Pretoria
  • More Info: Gin & Beer Festival

Sportscene #CapsuleFest 2018

Capsule Fest presents Vince Staples live at Zone 6 Venue, Soweto on 24 November. Supported by AKA IV League, Riky Rick Makhado, Babes Wodumo, Shane Eagle, Dj Speedsta SA, DJ LAG GQOMking and more. Tickets available at selected sportscene stores and Computicket.


The 2nd annual #CapsuleFest will take over the iconic Zone 6 Venue in Soweto and bring to life all aspects of street culture through art, streetwear, talks and music.

  • Cost:
    • R200 - General Admission
    • R400 - VIP
  • When: 24 November, 10am - 2am
  • Venue: Zone 6, Warehouse 28, Blackchain Centre, Soweto
  • More Info: Sportscene #CapsuleFest 2018

Doek on Fleek All White Picnic JOZI

Don't miss out the most well attended events circuit to date, Doek on Fleek!


The theme this edition is White with a touch of Navy and Red. Tickets sold out so fast organisers have made another 100 available!

  • Cost:
    • R100 pp
    • Coolerboxes are FREE
  • When: 25 November, 11am - 12am
  • Venue: Engadini, Soweto
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Guns N' Roses live in Johannesburg, South Africa

The LA originating hair metal band are performing live in Johannesburg this November.

@Slash Paradise‎

Come out and see them perform live for one night only at FNB Stadium in Jozi, it's gonna be lit!

December 2018

The month ahead is already looking like one to remember and we haven't even celebrated Christmas yet!

The Music Movie Festival

2018 will be the third year of the annual #TMMF, a show that celebrates South African music and heritage.

@Vertex Events‎

With a focus on memorable experiences and creating enthralling storytelling, 2018’s TMMF is set to be the biggest and best one yet.

  • Cost:
    • R150 - Online General
    • R350 - Online VIP
  • When: 1 December, 12pm - 11pm
  • Venue: Montecasino Blvd, Cnr William Nicol, Witkoppen
  • More Info: The Music Movie Festival

Dave Chappelle

Live Nation Comedy in association with Real Comedy are proud to announce that American stand-up comedian and actor Dave Chappelle will be bringing his brash brand of comedy to the continent for the first time with three shows in South Africa.

@Big Concerts‎

As he makes waves in Cape Town the anticipation for the Jozi show grows even more! Tickets for the first show sold out already so Dave has decided to stay for one more night.

Tickets are selling out fast so get yours now to avoid disappointment.
  • Cost: From R630 - R1540
  • When: 5 December, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Venue: Montecasino Blvd, Cnr William Nicol, Witkoppen
  • More Info: Dave Chappelle

COSMO Summer 2018

☀️🔥The hottest event of the year is here!🔥☀️ Yep, it’s time for #COSMOSummer2018, brought to you by Bernini in association with GUESS, Steve Madden South Africa and Maybelline NY South Africa.

@Cosmopolitan SA

Featuring FIRE acts and hosted by gorge COSMO cover star Thando Thabethe, it’s the perfect way to say #ByeFelicia to winter, and hello to the sexiest season, SUMMER!

Headliner Nasty C SA graces us with his booty-shaking beats, while Manthe Ribane, DJ Doowap, and DJ PH will have you dancing till you drop. Not to mention the sexy moves of dancing sensation Takkies, brought to you by GUESS and Bernini. And if you need more reasons… Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with a yummy welcome drink from Bernini, plus Maybelline glam stations will be available to touch up your look. Yes, please!

  • Cost:
    • R120 - Early Bird
    • R150 - General Access
  • When: 6 December, 7pm – 2am
  • Venue: Wanderers Stadium, Cnr Corlett Dr & Rudd Rd, Illovo, Johannesburg
  • More Info: COSMO Summer 2018
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