Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Joburg and Pretoria 2017
Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Joburg and Pretoria 2017
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Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Joburg and Pretoria 2017
Events and festivals you should not miss! See our month-by-month calendar of Johannesburg's best, biggest and hottest events in 2017
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Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Joburg and Pretoria 2017

Events and festivals you should not miss! See our month-by-month calendar of Johannesburg's best, biggest and hottest events in 2017
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Annual Festivals, Big Events & Parties In Joburg and Pretoria 2017
Events and festivals you should not miss! See our month-by-month calendar of Johannesburg's best, biggest and hottest events in 2017

This year Johannesburg comes to life with an array of activities and events. The City Of Gold has all your party related needs covered.

Please note: This list will continuously be updated during 2017.

Don't forget to check what's happening in Joburg & Pretoria today
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May 2017
June 2017
July 2017
August 2017
September 2017
October 2017

May 2017

Everything you need to make this May a great time, whether you fancy a crowd pulling concert or an activity that's more on the active side, Johannesburg has got it all!

Toy Toy ft Kyle Russouw and Renato

Come out and party Toy Toy style, their epic parties are much loved by local Jozi citizens and with an incredible line up like this it is not to be missed.

  • FabioRenato
  • Kyle Russouw (Cape Town)
  • Craig Placid

Tickets are on sale now, be sure to buy them early at a discounted rate. The early bird catches the worm or in this case a low cost ticket to one awesome party.

Market In The Park

The Linden Market #marketinthepark is back celebrating the autumn vibes, with live performances by amazing local talent, the best South African makers, artisans and designers, delicious food, craft beer, wine and a #bubblybarinthepark.

They've got boutique stallholders, live music and loads of kids entertainment! Come out and enjoy this event with your family and friends!

  • Cost: R20 pp
  • When: 6 May, 9am-4pm
  • Where: 19 Thomas Bowler St, Franklin Roosevelt Park, Randburg
  • Full Event Info: Market In The Park

Intercontinental Village

Spend the day in the company of champions as you taste your way around the world! Turffontein Racecourse hosts the Intercontinental Village this May. Sample a number of foods and entertainment from a host of different cultures and immerse yourself in all that the day has to offer.

On the track the horse racing action will delight with some of South Africa’s best athletes in action. There will also be horsepower on display off the track with a Ferrari display of 40 vehicles. With enough entertainment to keep the kids happy making this is the perfect family day out.

  • Cost:
    • R20 - R30
  • When: 6 May, 11am-7pm
  • Where: Turffontein Racecourse, 27 Glenavon Rd, Johannesburg,
  • Full Event Info: Intercontinental Village

Sneaker Exchange Johannesburg

SneakerExchange is the largest sneaker trading event in Africa. From its humble beginnings at a coffee shop in Woodstock Cape Town, the event has grown exponentially to individual cities throughout South Africa.

With each event offering a different atmosphere, the original concept remains true to its root of BUY, TRADE, and SELLING sneakers.

BUY : Purchase sneakers from vendors as well as people in the sneaker community.

SELL: You are able to sell your authentic sneakers at the event, but you must keep them with you at all times. You are also able to purchase a vendor table in which you can sell your sneakers or clothing.

TRADE: You are able to trade authentic sneakers with people in the sneaker community at SneakerExchange.

SneakerExchange is known to display many of SAs top influences in house and prioritises updating itself with worldwide trends as well as incorporating local elements into the event.

Fast Fest

That's right everybody, Fast Fest is back, bigger and faster! It's the ultimate motor show and drag racing event, with the hottest 400m top end runs for both cars and bikes.

Make sure to get your tickets for this season's hottest event!

  • Cost:
    • Online
      • R100 - General
      • R40 - Kids (Ages 6-12)
      • R250 - VIP
      • R250 - Racing includes VIP entrance for driver
    • At The Gate
      • R120 - General
      • R40 - Kids (Ages 6-12)
      • R250 - Racing includes VIP entrance for the driver
  • When: 7 May, 8am - 5pm
  • Where: Brakpan/Benoni Airfield, Airport Rd, Brakpan
  • Full Event Info: Fast Fest

GeekFest 2017

Are you ready to exercise your brain mass? Best you start training… Introducing the geeklympics!

The Dark Carnival, organisers of the 5th 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.

Whether you’re a gamer, a cosplayer, into gadgets and technology or like to read and watch series, GeekFest has something to excite you. What you can expect to see:

  • Robo Wars (with amazing prizes to be won)
  • LARP (live action role playing) -
  • Displays by The Dahogrian Empire
  • Medieval Combat displays from Battle Heritage South Africa Cosplayers
  • Massive Geek Themed Market

There are also tons of fun activities to get involved in, such as:

  • Participate in the Geeklympics - Grab your team or enter solo!
  • Play a game of Kings
  • Shoot Arrows with Troll Bow Project
  • Chill in our huge gaming tent or in the craft beer garden
  • Participate in all manner of board games
  • Test your brainpower with the Geek Quiz
  • Dress up and enter the cosplay competitions (awesome prizes to be won!)

Hosted for the first time at Montecasino, Fourways the GeekFest team is looking forward to bringing the full Geek Experience to Gauteng.

  • Cost:
    • R100 - Day Pass (online)
    • R150 - 2 Day Pass (online)
    • R150 - At the Gate per day
    • Free - Kids U12
  • When:
    • 13 May, 10am - Late
    • 14 May, 10am - 5pm
  • Where: Montecasino, Fairways
  • Full Event Info: Geekfest 2017

GENOCIDE House Party 2

This is not an average house party, it's going to be an Odd experience. ODD Koncept pride themselves on thinking outside of the box and this year sees the return of the much loved Genocide party.

Featuring an astounding DJ line up and two stages this one promises to be a banger.

  • DEEP HOUSE STAGE
  • HIP-HOP STAGE
  • TECHNO STAGE

You can expect to find:

  • Beer pong
  • Jacuzzi
  • Swimming pool
  • 2 Stages
  • 30+ Artists
  • Chill areas
  • Food Court

Tickets are selling out fast as this is an experience you wouldn't want to miss. Don't catch FOMO and get your tickets now!

  • Cost:
    • SOLD OUT - Early Bird
    • R70 - Phase 1 Presale
    • R100 - Phase 2 Presale
    • R120 - At the Door
    • R780 - VVIP, Includes 1 bottle, 1 Night Stay for 2 people in the Guest Room with a complimentary Breakfast.
  • When: 13 May, 12pm - Late
  • Where: Evergreens, 165 Allan Rd, Glen Austin AH, Midrand
  • Full Event Info: GENOCIDE House Party 2 Ft. TommyV, Casto, Theeza Minolah Live

Justin Bieber Purpose Tour

Global superstar Justin Bieber is bringing his tour to South Africa. If you are a true “Bielieber” then you don’t want to miss out on this one.

A master at entertaining a crowd with a voice of dripping gold, he definitely knows how to keep you entertained.

Hosted at the biggest indoor venue Cape Town has to offer, the Cape Town Stadium comes to life this May with the appearance of this industry icon!

  • Cost:
    • R410 - R15 000
  • When: 14 May, 7pm - 11pm
  • Where: FNB Stadium, Stadium Ave, Nasrec, Johannesburg
  • Full Event Info: Justin Bieber Purpose Tour

Drive-In At Killarney

It's not about the film, but the experience! This brand new outdoor cinema offering the Drive-In experience, once per month, in a new area, around Gauteng.

You vote for the films, of which one must be child friendly. Patrons are welcome to bring a picnic and blanket and camp out right in front of the screen or visit one of the friendly snack bars for some sweet treats and beverages.

Stay up to date with what is being screened where by following the link below.

  • Cost:
    • R250 - Per Car
    • Free - Kids U12
  • When: From 18 - 20 May
  • Where: Killarney Mall, 0A Killarney Ave, Johannesburg
  • Full Event Info: Drive - In @ Killarney Mall

A Night With The Stars

Johannesburg Youth Orchestra collaborates with Born to Perform in “A Night with the Stars”, featuring the vocal talents of Richard Stirton (The Voice SA) and Tima Reece.

The concert repertoire is full of surprises that range from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky to John Williams and Coldplay, from Fleur East and Jess Glynne to Queen.

Audiences will be treated to a diverse selection of hits from classics like Sounds of Silence and Bohemian Rhapsody to orchestral standards like the Overture from Candide, the Imperial March from Empire Strikes Back, to a twist on the main themes from Swan Lake and Beethoven’s 5th in true Bryan Schimmel style… including hip hop dancers into the mix.

  • Cost:
    • From R150 - R250
  • When: 19 - 20 May
  • Where: Gold Reef City, 39 Data Cres, Ormonde, Johannesburg
  • Full Event Info: A Night With The Stars

Black Coffee Live @ Madison Avenue Rivonia

International super star - BLACK COFFEE - live on stage at Madison Rivonia for a massive outdoor tent party!

Madison Avenue knows how to do it big and they definitely know how to party. The opulent renown venue is throwing the biggest event in Madison history!

Beer Run

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.

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

Once you have completed the roughly 5km course you will face your final challenge our inflatable obstacle course before you slide across the finish line of glory!

You will be 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, beer pong, bucking bronco, giveaways, food trucks and more beer!

Zoo Trot

This fun family event takes place at The Johannesburg Zoo, enjoy visiting the animals from a different perspective. Run or walk the 5 or 10km route while taking in the sites.

Wear comfortable shoes as you chase after your little ones exploring the grounds of the wonderful Zoo.

  • Cost:
    • R55 Per person
  • When: 21 May, 7am - 10am
  • Where: The Johannesburg Zoo, Upper Park Dr, Parkview, Randburg
  • Full Event Info: Zoo Trot

Olmeca Presents The Kyle Cassim Birthday Bash Powered by 5fm

Luckily on the 26th of May you don't have to be a Mexican, all you have to do is arrive at the Home of H2o and Nicci Beach for the Official Kyle Cassim Birthday Bash Presented by Olmeca.

On arrival you will find the following stages:

  • The Main Stage, this stage will feature a Live 5fm Feed
  • Nicci Beach Floor
  • Sutra Hip Hop Floor
  • Chilli Lounge Techno Floor

They're proud to announce that 5fm will be broadcasting the entire party live on air that night, which means all those sick ultimixes you're used to hearing on air you will be able to watch live. Hey, you might even get a shout out!

Every year Kyle takes huge pride in celebrating his birthday, he has no choice but to go even bigger and better this year by adding a fourth stage and introducing state of the art production.

The line is being released in phases but these are the artists you can expect to see:

  • DJ Fresh
  • Goodluck (LIVE)
  • Popart (LIVE )
  • Pascal & Pearce
  • Chunda Munki
  • Tracemicsoul
  • Ryan the DJ
  • Jazzuelle
  • Vimo
  • Mogey ( Cpt )
  • Ricardo Da Costa
  • Chrizz Beatz
  • Austin Cassim
  • John Lyra

If you have ever partied with Kyle before I'm sure you have a slight indication of what this party is going to be like because he is going ALL OUT!

Outdoor X

2016 Outdoor X was a huge success with over 31 000 visitors and 300 exhibitors. This year they’re going even bigger and better than ever before.

Outdoor X is changing the way you see outdoor life with an exciting line up and offerings.

  • 4x4 Action
  • Live Entertainment
  • Interactive Demonstrations
  • Kids Zones packed with entertainment for the youngsters.
  • Mouth Watering Food Stalls
  • Beer Garden
  • Extreme sports such as Maxxis National 4x4 X-track Racing.
  • Wide variety of quality exhibitions with new and exciting products.
  • Helicopter flips
  • Scuba Diving in action.
  • Goodies for Ladies.
  • Flyboard Display
  • Archery

Join the hype and be a part of the biggest Outdoor Expo in South Africa. With over 300 World Class Exhibitions, great activities for all ages and Live Entertainment from some of the most renowned names in the country! Save the date, tell your friends, bring your families and don't miss out.

  • Cost:
    • R100 - Adults
    • R50 - Kids
  • When: 27-28 May, 9am - 5pm
  • Where: R42 Between Heidelberg and Vereeeniging
  • Full Event Info: Outdoor X

June 2017

Gauteng welcomes you to spend this June outdoors, with their epic line up of parties and events the cold shouldn't keep you indoors.

5th Annual 90 Day Winter Challenge

This Latin inspired, easy-to-follow dance workout is just what you need to get rid of that holiday weight. Hosted by Zumba Fitness, working out has never been this much fun.

Bring your friends and family and make getting into shape an activity for the whole family.

Cabernet Franc Carnival - Johannesburg

On Friday, Winemakers and their Cabernet Franc wines will be at the The Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg, to show off their wines. Visitors will be able to taste and buy their favourites directly from the participating wineries.

The very popular public "vote" to choose the favourite wine of the day, will once again take place which will give an interesting perspective on the differences between expert and amateur palates.

The confirmed winery participants are:

  • Avontuur Estate
  • Edgebaston
  • Hermanuspietersfontein
  • Knorhoek Wines
  • Nelson Wine Estate
  • Oldenburg Vineyards
  • Ormonde Vineyards
  • Raats Family Wines
  • Rainbow's End Estate
  • The Garajeest
  • Uva Mira
  • Warwick
  • Whalehaven

Tickets are limited which ensures a quality experience. Visitors are welcome to socialise at one of the food venues, listen to music and enjoy a one-on-one interaction with winemakers.

  • Cost:
    • R200 - Included all tasting and R50 discount on food
  • When: 2 June, 5pm - 9pm
  • Where: The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg
  • Full Event Info: CabernetFranc Carnival Johannesburg

Festival Of Ales - Beer, Wine, Cider and Medieval Festival

Hear ye, hear ye! Calling all the lads and lasses of the land.

This June Greensleeves Medieval Kingdom and LekkerPlaces.co.za bring you the Festival Of Ales - Beer, Wine, Cider and Medieval Festival. Feel the era of medieval times with the overall make-believe in mind. Dress Code is themed, anything Medieval, Game of Thrones, Knights and Kings & Queens etc. There will be costume hire available at Greensleeves on the day for hire at R100 per person should you wish to get dressed at the venue, please arrive early as these are limited.

Festival Of Ales is hosting a range of fun activities to enjoy this June:

  • Range of Craft Beer, Wine & Cider Stalls
  • Medieval Music and Entertainment by local artists
  • Medieval Food
  • Kids Food
  • Kids Toys
  • & many more

The festival will host approximately 1500 people on the day. Feel the era of medieval times with the overall make-believe in mind. Parking will be allocated and patrons will walk to the festival to experience a time shift.

They have a limited amount of tickets. Once the tickets are sold out they will no longer offer tickets on the day or online. So book now!

Cosmic Circus 2017 PsYchEdeliC ExtrAVaGaNZa

Psychedelic gatherings and modern juggling emerged at about the same time and have both come a long way in the last two decades, fire-juggling and goa trance both cultivating the magical renaissance of the evolutionary circus hand in hand together.

Expect original music by headlining local artists, DJs and live visual entertainment evolved into 'Mind blowing performances', as they juggle psychedelic bass lines and manipulate objects. Be amazed, be enchanted, be mystified, be amused... Witness the Greatest Intergalactic show on earth.

  • Cost:
    • R120 - Early Bird
    • R150 - Pre Sale (Online & Outlets)
    • R180 - Late Bird
    • R200 - At The Door
  • When: 3 June, 8pm - 4am
  • Where: 29 Crane Cres, Boskruin, Randburg
  • Full Event Info: Cosmic Circus Psychedelic Extravaganza

Cellar Rats Winter Wine Festival

Once again, these festivals have evolved, as they are now pleased to announce the Cellar Rats Winter Wine Festival at a brand new venue “The Red Roman Shed” in the gardens of Emperors Palace, just 25 minutes from Jhb's Northern Suburbs, and 5 minutes from OR Thambo International Airport.

The atmosphere is relaxed and convivial, and visitors are encouraged to relax and enjoy the many products that will be available for tasting.

The Cellar Rats Winter Wine Festival in aid of Dogtown SA (a division of Barking Mad) and Kids Haven, so come out and support a good cause while sampling some of the best wines in South Africa.

  • Cost:
    • R180 - Tasting Cost
  • When: 3 June, 12pm - 4pm
  • Where: The Red Roman Shed, Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park
  • Full Event Info: Cellar Rats Winter Wine Festival

Wacky Wine Weekend

Taste the Lifestyle at the Robertson Wine Valley’s 14th annual Wacky Wine Weekend showcasing more than 40 wine estates, boutique wineries and tourism establishments from the Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson.

Warm up this winter with award-winning wines through tutored tastings by winemakers, cellar tours, wine pairings and tastings. Expect to be entertained with live music, outdoor sports, arts and craft stalls, a variety of country cuisines and family fun!

The event takes place at multiple wineries and tourism establishments, each showcasing a feast of unique activities.

Expect a line-up to suit the fun-seeker, novice or wine connoisseur. Most activities featured in the programme are included in your weekend pass; others work on a pay as you go system.

  • Cost:
    • R150 - Presold (Sales close end of April)
    • R180 - Presold and at the door
  • When: 1-4 June
  • Where: Robertson Wine Valley, Cnr Voortrekker and Reitz St, Robertson
  • Full Event Info: Wacky Wine Weekend

Capital Craft Beer Festival

This June presents the Capital Craft Beer Festival. Over the last few years Capital Craft Beer Festival has established itself as an indispensable part of the Pretoria social calendar.

It is not to be missed as 8 000 beer and music lovers congregate in the beautiful natural scenery offered by the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens.

What to expect:

  • 3 music stages
  • Over 35 brewers
  • Over 200 beers on tap
  • Over 20 food stalls
  • Educational stalls
  • Drinks for non beer drinkers
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

The perfect opportunity to meet the brewers and make new friends! This event sets the bar for the industry with over 35 brewers present, ample entertainment available and a massive variety of food to choose from. Don't miss out on this spectacular event.

  • Cost:
    • R165 - Includes branded mug and a venue/brewer layout map
    • R100 - Kids area access
    • R200 - At the Gate
    • R20 - Parking
  • When: 10 June, 10am - 7:30pm
  • Where: Pretoria National Botanical Gardens, 2 Cussonia Ave, Pretoria
  • Full Event Info: Capital Craft Beer Festival

Adrenaline Show 2017

Having won the Air Show of The Year Award 2016, Airlink Adrenaline Show is back and bigger than ever! The Adrenaline Show is a first of its kind, combining multiple disciplines, including aerobatics, motor racing, super bikes as well as stunt flying and parachuting and offers an exciting line up for every spectator. They will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat with anticipation.

  • Cost:
  • R175 - Phase 3
  • When: 10-11 June, 10am - 5pm
  • Where: Wonderboom Airport, 122 Linvelt Rd, Onderstepoort, Pretoria
  • Full Event Info: Adrenaline Show 2017

South Africa Vs France

This June sees the beloved Springboks take on the the best France has to offer. Come out and show your support for your favourite team, or just join in on the vibe the stadium crowd provides.

  • Cost:
    • R650 - Online
  • When: 24 June
  • Where: Ellis Park Stadium, 52 Staib St, New Doornfontein, Johannesburg
  • Full Event Info: South Africa Vs France

Stunt Show Mahem Raceway

Calling all petrol heads, if speed runs in your veins you won't want to miss this one. One epic day of cars vs bikes and drifting vs spinning.

Watch local pros push their machines to the limit while remaining in total control. If you enjoy the smell of freshly burned tires on a hot tar mack then the Mayhem Raceway has just what you need!

  • Cost:
    • R100 - Adults
    • R50 - Kids
    • Free - Coolerbox :)
  • When: 24 June, 11am - 12am
  • Where: Mahem Raceway, 3 Richards Bay Avenue, Pretoria
  • Full Event Info: Stunt Show Mahem Raceway

Valley Farm Dog Walk

Bring the whole family and your furry kids too, if you don't have any fur babies yet you are still welcome to pet the ones there.

This day is for the dog lovers, with all proceeds going to the Tshwane SPCA, it's a day out for a good cause.

Registration for the walk opens at 7am and the last registration is at 11am.

2nd Annual Hookah Party

The 2nd Annual Hookah party promises to be bigger and better than the last. The venue will be red carpet themed with opulence being the tone for the evening. There will be a variety of specials including:

  • Coolers:
    • R50 before 10pm
    • R100 After 10pm
  • Bottles : R50
  • Long Jam Jar - R50
  • Small Jam Jar - R40
  • Space Cookies - R10 - R15

There will be plenty of Hookah pipes available for hire as well as the sale of coals and a variety of flavoured tobacco.

  • Cost:
    • R50 - Presold (Limited)
    • R80 - At the Door
  • When: 24 June
  • Where: Gatalenna Rooftop Lounge, 31 Brian Mazibuko Dr East, Emangweni, Tembisa
  • Full Event Info: 2nd Annual Hookah Party

The Wonderful World Of Disney On Ice

Enter a dazzling world where adventure awaits at The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice! Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy on a walk down memory lane in colourful celebration of magic, spirit and family fun. Dory is back along with loved ones, Nemo and Marlin, from Disney Pixar's Finding Dory.

Dive deep into the ocean with your favourite school of fish in a brand new journey of discovery as they learn a few things about the real meaning of family. Travel to the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa, and the hilarious Olaf from Disney's Frozen as they learn that true love is the greatest magic of all.

Nothing is out of reach for Rapunzel as her friends help light the way. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs make their own magic and learn we can do ANYTHING with our friends in tow.

Buzz and Woody will have you jumping out of your seat in a foot-stomping showdown; Simba, Timon and Pumbaa prowl the Pridelands; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie show friendship is fearless; and your favorite Disney Princesses stay strong and journey on. Make unforgettable memories as you explore The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice!

Love me in the Dark FT Sketchy Bongo

This Friday Madison Avenue welcomes back Sketchy Bongo to treat their guests in the dark. When the lights go out and the music fades, that's when Madison Avenue needs your love.

There will be amazing drink specials like, R2 Drinks from 8pm to 9:30pm and buy 1 get 1 free on selected shooters from 10pm to midnight, so arrive early to take full advantage of these specials.

July 2017

The weather might be cooling down but the party never stops, with the hottest events this July, Gauteng seriously knows how to heat things up.

The SAMMAs 2017

The South African Metal Music Awards 2017 celebrates the achievements of South African Metal Musicians for the year of 2016. The categories for the 2017 SAMMAs are as follows:

  • Best Music Video 2016
  • Best Single 2016
  • Best EP 2016
  • Best Album 2016
  • Best New Comer 2016
  • Best Live Act 2016
  • Best Metal Event 2016
  • Best Death Metal 2016
  • Best Thrash Metal 2016
  • Best Black Metal 2016
  • Best Core Metal 2016
  • Best Alternative Metal 2016
  • Best Progressive Metal 2016

The SAMMAs are calling all metal heads, come out and support your favourite South African Metal Band.

  • When: 1 July, 1pm - 2am
  • Where: Rumours Rock City, 290 Weltevreden Rd, Randburg
  • Full Event Info: The SAMMAs 2017

Urban Circus Show

In your dreams, anything is possible. Your ordinary world transforms into an extraordinary place, where the power of flight is real, and magic exists. Time melts away, and you become part of something amazing…

Art of Synergy has taken the wild energy of the city and distilled it into an electrifying cirque show, where an international troupe of performance artists takes you on a thrilling aerial, acrobatic and dance journey.

Urban Circus has amazed audiences in Dubai and Zambia, and now for two days only brings the magic of cirque back to its roots, in a breathtaking new show that transcends anything seen before in Jozi’s urban landscape.

Join them in the playground of dreams, and see the impossible become possible with a fusion of incredible technique and skill, and just a touch of magic.

  • Cost:
    • From R150 - R250
  • When: 1 - 2 July, 3pm - 6pm
  • Where: 9 Marshall St, Ferreiras Dorp, Johannesburg
  • Bookings: bookings@artofsynergy.co.za
  • Full Event Info: Urban Circus Show

Bastille Day Champagne Fair

Celebrate National Bastille Day with lawn games and a variety of bubbles and wine. The theme for this year's events is anything French, so come dressed to impress as there is a best dressed prize for the winners. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner on the day if you fancy a plated meal.

  • Cost: R30 - Per person, includes wine tasting
  • When: 15 July, 11am - 5pm
  • Where: Leriba Hotel, 235 End St, Clubview, Centurion
  • Full Event Info: Bastille Day Champagne Fair

The Great Gatsby - Partyfest Synergy '17: Zinkia

Welcome to the 1st season of Tuks - Partyfest Synergy 2017 @Madison Avenue Pretoria.

These special event nights will have 2 dance floors playing different genres of music inside the venue with awesome promos, specials, a much lower entrance rate with a video and camera crew.

Each team competing will have one night to try and host the social event of the year with their chosen Movie theme. This night's theme will be The Great Gatsby.

They will create excitement through creative décor, team work from their students, inviting as much support as possible and an entertainment highlight called KO Rhythm.

Father's Day Craft Festival

Celebrate this Father's Day with craft beer, craft whiskey, craft gin, craft ciders and a tapas lunch braai buffet in the beautful indigenous gardens at Leriba Hotel.

Tickets include free tastings and a tapas lunch braai buffet.

  • Cost:
    • R245 - Per person
  • When: 18 July, 12pm - 3pm
  • Where: Leriba Hotel, 235 End St, Clubview, Centurion
  • Full Event Info: Father's Day Craft Festival

Good Food And Wine Show - Johannesburg

Over 60 000 visitors attended the three Good Food and Wine Shows in 2016, and this year’s footfall is expected to increase with chefs like White and Van der Westhuizen on the bill of fare, the biggest elephant cake in the world and a wide selection of vendors and interactive installations showcasing food and fare from around the globe.

All visitors to this year’s show will get a chance to watch White and Van der Westhuizen in action daily, free of charge, at the Chefs’ Open Theatre.

In addition, the two chefs will be cooking up a storm at the Chefs’ Table: smaller, more intimate ticketed events where people will have the chance to meet the chefs, taste their food and sample some of South Africa’s top wines.

Chefs Table Price List:

  • Marco Pierre White - R2500
  • Jan Hendrik van der Westerhuizen - R2500
  • Jenny Morris & Reza Mahammad - R1500

VIP Experience at the Chefs' Open Theatre

  • Marco Pierre White - R1500
  • Jan van der Westerhuizen - R1500
  • J'Somthing - R800
  • Jenny Morris - R800
  • Lentswe Bhengu - R800
  • Sarah Graham - R800
  • Neil Anthony - R800

The floor will be divided into nine specific exhibition areas for attendees to explore: Market, Street Food, Gourmet, Baking, Kids, Wellness, Lifestyle, Wine, Beer and Alcohol.

August 2017

The Gauteng Edition of the popular Women Expo 2017

This exclusive weekend of fashion, beauty, health and spa exhibitors is any female's dream. There will be all things girly as well as renowned speakers talking about what women want to know.

The Blue Diamond Boutique Hotel and Spa is the perfect setting for this expo, with its stylish and elegant atmosphere it will welcome women from across the country this August.

Liefde By Die Dam

After a wonderful celebration of Youth Day in 2016, LIEFDE BY DIE DAM is back this year to celebrate South African music at Jozi’s spectacular Emmarentia Dam. This full day family event welcomes music lovers of all ages. Liefde By Die Dam is a showcase for the best in local talent.

For your day out at the dam there will be a delicious range of South Africa’s best artisan food traders. You can also bring your own picnic and spread your blanket out for the perfect celebration of youth and music.

In 2016 we encouraged attendees to leave behind their blankets for Liefde Wen to donate to charitable causes. This was a huge success with hundreds of blankets donated. This year we will be doing the same and encourages attendees to bring their blankets and leave it behind or to drop it off at the entrance for this great cause!

  • Cost:
    • R165 - Online
    • R600 - Plus
    • R75 - Kids u12
  • When: 6 August, 10am - 6pm
  • Where: Emmarentia Dam, Johannesburg
  • Full Event Info: Liefde By Die Dam

Total Sports Women's Race Johannesburg

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 prevention and treatment. Run For Life.

​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 5km or 10km and join South African women raising awareness around breast cancer. 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.

The organisers of the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN are excited to welcome the Reach For A Dream Foundation as the third official charity of the 2017 event. 

When entering online runners can now choose to support one (or all three) of the event’s charities, the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, the Johannesburg SPCA and the Reach For A Dream Foundation.

Trevor Noah - Johannesburg, South Africa

Trevor Noah does his biggest show in one of Johannesburg's most iconic live performance venues The Ticketpro Dome. With all new material, Trevor returns to where it all started in his first new South African show since he became the host of The Daily Show.

Olmeca presents: Grietfest 2017

SA’s most loved boutique Bass music festival is back for its 7th year! Who would have thought that little alley party would morph into this 3000 strong dance loving GRIETFEST army!

They have skull banged you with DJs bringing the freshest beats from across the globe and paid homage to the kings and queens of the SA electronic music industry and now the time has come for you to do it all again!

  • Cost:
    • R200 - Phase 1 (20 June/4 July)
    • R240 - Phase 2 (5 July/18July)
    • R260 - Phase 3 (19 July/1 August)
    • R280 - Phase 4 (2/15 August)
    • R300 - Phase 5 (16/26 August)
    • R350 - At the Door
  • When: 26 August, 1:30pm - 1am
  • Where: 83 Heidelberg Rd, Johannesburg
  • Full Event Info: Olmeca Presents Grietfest 2017

The Wedding Expo Joburg

The Wedding Expo is the only event engaged couples need to attend to plan their wedding day! Everyone will be there with advice, products and services.

Don't miss the fabulous Fashion Theatre fashion show, the Make Me a Bride Makeovers, the Cake Challenge, the Bubbly Bar and so much more! Bring your groom, your Mom, your bridesmaid, there is something for everyone!

  • Cost:
    • R100 - Adult
    • R30 - Kids (2-10 Yr)
  • When: 27-27 August, 9am - 5pm
  • Where: Ticketpro Dome, 269 Northumberland Ave, Northgate, Randburg
  • Full Event Info: The Wedding Expo Joburg

September 2017

This Spring, Gauteng is pulling out all the stops with a colourful array of activities and things to do happening across the province.

Moksha Spring Gathering: 2017

Moksha is Johannesburg’s Psychedelic Spring Gathering that 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.

  • Cost:
    • Online:
      • R350 - Early Bird
      • R390 - Phase 2
      • R400 - Phase 3
      • R450 - Phase 4
      • R900 _ VIP Incl. 2 Festival Tickets, reserved Camping
  • When: 1-3 September
  • Where: Hornbill Lodge, Cnr R24 & R563, Magaliesburg
  • Full Event Info: Moksha Spring Gathering: 2017

Braamfontein Gin Festival 2017

The first ever Braamfontein Gin Festival will be bringing some of the best local talent, craft & well known Gin distilleries and mixing in great food supplied by their partners and selected food trucks.

Your ticket gets you entrance to the event as well as 5 single G&T's and a meal from any of the outlets. Come and experience your favourite drink in the vibrance of Braamfontein!

Neon Run JHB

Johannesburg's favourite night run brings its fun to Spring! The 5km electric night experience that starts and finishes at a world class music festival.

Each ticket holder will receive a neon bandana and 2 glow sticks. Get your tickets now and be ready to glow, early bird tickets are selling out fast.

  • Cost:
    • R180 - Early Bird, Adult + 2 Kids Entrance
    • R210 - Phase 2, Adult
    • R50 - Phase 2, Kids
    • R245 - Final Phase, Adult
    • R90 - Final Phase, Kids
  • When: 2 September, 2pm - 11pm
  • Where: 80 Albertina Sisulu Rd, Johannesburg,
  • Full Event Info: Neon Run JHB

Picnic Paradiso with #PiP

Step right up! Right up! That’s right folks, a nostalgic step back in time to rediscover the mystery and magic of the travelling vintage "Le Cirque", Picnic Paradiso!

Enter the old school Big Top Circus tent and be enticed by the Ring Master, whose voice will enchant with teases and delights while introducing the evenings attractions.

Make your way to the Freak Show with the Bearded Lady, Two Headed Boy or who knows what you might find... perhaps a turn at the Roulette tables?

A night filled with intrigue, circus games and wonderfully weird drinks stations manned by staff dressed the part as strong men, bearded ladies and tutu showgirls, oh and don’t forget the stilted actors, who will be by far the best photo ops of the night.

Want to join the "Cirque du Freak"? Register to have your look done by their professional make-up artists while enjoying a bottle of bubbles. From giant swings and games to the Freak Show and the Bearded Lady, join them for an unimaginable night amongst red hot vixen cigarette girls.

PS: this one is for the Big Kids only.

  • Cost:
    • R150 - Phase 1 (closed)
    • R175 - Phase 2 (closes 31 July)
    • R200 - Phase 3 (opens 1 August)
    • R250 - At the Door
  • When: 2 September, 2pm - 9pm
  • Where: Johannesburg Zoo, Jan Smuts Ave & Upper Park Dr, Johannesburg
  • Full Event Info: Picnic Paradiso with #PiP

The Color Run Joburg - Heroes Tour

The Happiest 5K on the Planet™ is heading to Joburg, 10 September to bring you their new 2017 Superhero Tour. Get ready to run-ble Joburg! Get ready for a new tour, new gear, new route and the new newness all wrapped up in the awesomeness of The Color Run that you love! Don't forget all under 10s run for free.

  • Cost:
    • Individual:
      • R195 - Early Bird
      • R270 - Standard Entry
      • R300 - Late Entry
    • Teams of 4 - 10:
      • R170 - Early Bird pp
      • R245 - Standard Entry pp
      • R300 - Late Entry pp
  • When:
    • 8 September, 10am – 7pm
    • 9 September, 9am - 5pm
  • Where: Rooseveldt High School, Thomas Bowler Street, Emmarentia
  • Full Event Info: The Color Run Joburg: Superhero Tour

Soweto Kota Festival

Soweto Kota Festival is annual kota and food event. The festival attracts an assortment of people eager to peruse the stalls and enjoy the tasty treats available for sale.

The event will bring together food lovers and expect more than 50 stalls, live music and entertainment for everyone, so bring the whole family.

  • When: 16 September, 11am
  • Where: Gumede St, Moroka, Soweto, 1818, South Africa
  • Full Event Info: Soweto Kota Festival

Portuguese Wine and Food Festival

The 3rd annual Portuguese Wine and Food Festival has arrived!

If you have a passion for all things Portuguese, we're not just talking about the beautiful people. There will be an array of Portuguese foods to sample as well as wines that are found all over Portugal. If Baklava get's your mouth watering, you do't want to miss out on this one.

Lentedag 2017

Welcome to the 15th annual Lentedag Festival. What started as a small res get together has grown into one of the biggest one day festivals in the capital city.

Expect 2 live music stages, beer pong olympics and DJ's, multiple bars, cheap drinks, lots of activations & freebies, water toys, game park, free bus shuttles & more!!

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

  • Cost:
    • R120 - R150, Per person
  • When: 13 September, 10am - 6pm
  • Where: Pretoria National Botanical Gardens, Boom St, Pretoria
  • Full Event Info: Lentedag 2017

A Maze. Johannesburg 2017

For the 6th year A Maze. welcomes African and international game developers, digital artists, forward thinkers, entrepreneurs, and digital activists to South Africa to exchange tools, skills, and ideas in the fields of independent games and playful media.

Workshops, talks, parties, and a games arcade featuring the pick of African and international independent games and playful media. A MAZE. is a standalone event for professionals and the public. A MAZE. is part of the frame Fak’ugesi - African Digital Innovation Festival.

A MAZE. provides an intensive 3 day program with talks, workshops, panels, hypertalks, screenings, artistic games, VR experiences, playful installations, concerts, av performances and a party in the heart of Johannesburg, Braamfontein.

  • Cost:
    • R55.30 - Night Ticket, starts at 6pm
    • R55.30 - Exhibition Ticket, 12pm - 6pm
    • R786.09 - Full Festival Pass, 13-16 Sep.
    • R377.32 - Student Full Festival Pass, 13-16 Sep.
    • R267.27 - One Day Festival Pass
    • R133.64 - Student One Day Festival Pass
  • When: 13-16 September, 6pm - 11pm
  • Where: Braamfontein, Johannesburg
  • Full Event Info: A Maze. Johannesburg 2017

Major League Gardens Social Arts Festival 2017

Major League Garden is the ultimate social festival, a summer outdoor fun-fair event with the best outdoor activities and a live stage featuring the best acts Mzansi has to offer.

A place where you can join the finest ladies and gents for a day of drinks, dance and summer madness. A place where friends get together to usher in the finest season, through sounds of laughter and music.

Come out and join them in the Major League beer garden and food court. Not forgetting your camping chairs, picnic blankets and non-chalet vibes to share in the greatness of the Major League Gardens.

Please note that no tickets will be for sale at the venue.

Red Bull Culture Clash

This September Jozi will see four of Africa’s biggest artists go head-to-head in an event format, unlike anything South Africa has ever seen. Prepare for afrobeats vs hip hop vs house vs ragga! Save the date and keep checking back here for the latest news and updates.

Earthdance ReEvolution JHB 2017

The Earthdance Global Peace Party is the world's largest underground music and dance event for peace. Held annually since 1997, the event features hundreds of music artists, DJs, dancers, and speakers at local Earthdance events around the world, on the same weekend each year.

The Earthdance event is aligned with the annual international Peace Day on September 21 and includes a global synchronised affirmation for peace. Earthdance is produced by Earthdance Global, and supports the Earthdance International non-profit organization.

With the promise of full lineup of some of the best techno and psytrance veterans as well as local house legends and drum and bass prodigies, Earthdance will have you stomping to only the best tunes around. Remember that Monday is a public holiday, so make this long weekend one well spent!

  • Cost:
    • Presale - SOLD OUT
    • R280 - Phase 2
    • R300 - Presale
    • R350 - At the Gate
  • When: 22-24 September, 1pm - 4pm
  • Where: The Moors Castle, Gauteng
  • Full Event Info: Earthdance ReEvolutions JHB 2017

Ekasi Braai Festival

The Ekasi Braai Festival will be held at the Esibayeni Butchery & Shisanyama, making sure to provide only the freshest cuts. They invite you to come out and enjoy a day filled with laughter, love and the very traditional South African past time of a good wholesome braai.

There will be a variety of treats available, from craft beer to live musical entertainment and even DJs to keep the party rocking. Come out and enjoy a day of great company. Bring the kids as they will have a blast in the designated kids play area.

  • Cost:
    • Tickets Available Soon
  • When: 24 September, 12pm - 10pm
  • Where: 853 Sibukwane St, Jabavu, Soweto
  • Full Event Info: Ekasi Braai Festival

Soweto Fun Fair Playground

At the Soweto Kids Fun Fair Playground they encourage and promote outdoor play. "The Fun Fair Environment" is what they always say!

The inflatables are open for kids to come and play under supervision of parents. There will be child-minders present so you can rest at ease knowing that your little ones are in a safe and secure environment, enjoying the fresh outdoors and warm sunshine.

The Kid Centre engages children with educational and artistic activities to keep them having fun in a productive manner. Come say hello to their two furry friends, Kitty and Smurf. These bunnies love to hop around the playground and get treats from their new friends.

Kids can dress up in costumes to be a superhero or a princess. There will be classic Arcade games, 9D Gaming, VR Gaming, PlayStation and X Box 360 Games Competition. There will also be 5 Super Duper Giant Slides, Wipe Out Big Ballers, Inflatable Mini Soccer, Extreme Parachute, Inflatable Foosball, Jump Slide and obstacle courses, Foam Pit Machine, Boxing Ring and Huge Gloves, a giant water slide, a jumping castle, go carts, a drawing area and much, much more entertaining kids games.

They cater for the grown up kids too with a full functioning beer garden and food court, truly making this the perfect family day out.

  • Cost:
    • Early Bird
      • R40 - Kids
      • R50 - Adults
      • R150 - VIP Kids
      • R250 - VIP Adults
    • Phase 2
      • R50 - Kids
      • R70 - Adult
      • R150 - VIP Kids
      • R250 - VIP Adults
    • Phase 3
      • R80 - Kids
      • R100 - Adults
      • R200 - VIP Kids
      • R300 - Vip Adults
    • At The Gate
      • R100 - Kids
      • R150 - Adults
  • When: 30 September, 10am
  • Where: Soweto Cricket Oval, Gumede St, Moroka, Soweto
  • Full Event Info: Soweto Fun Fair Playground

Krank'd Up 2017 featuring Memphis May Fire & Intervals

Rapidly cementing their name as the go-to festival for alternative music fans in South Africa, Krank'd Up music festival is back for another unforgettable show that will be talked about for years to come.

Having wowed audiences over the past 5 years with electrifying performances from some of the planet's most exciting international rock and metal acts, Krank'd Up fans exploded in jubilant fashion at the announcement of Memphis May Fire and Animals As Leaders as 2017's festival headliners.

Pure&Crafted SA Festival presented by BMW Motorrad

Welcome to the second annual Pure&Crafted SA 2017, presented by BMW Motorrad.

Pure&Crafted SA is a feast of authenticity, bespoke design and custom motorcycles. Explore a landscape of craft beers, gourmet food, tattoos, barbering, custom helmets, bespoke leather, denim and wood products, and much more.

Experience 2 international and 18 top South African acts across the two main stages: the Four Cylinder stage and the Vintage stage. If music fuels your heartbeat, Pure&Crafted SA's line up will have your heart beating out of your chest!

It's so much more than just a festival. Designed to celebrate the growing custom motorcycle scene in South Africa, it offers everyone, from enthusiasts to music lovers, the opportunity to experience the lifestyle of new Heritage motorcycles, music, food, stunt shows and so much more!

Experience international motorcycle stunts or learn to ride with BMW Motorrad accredited instructors at the Smoking Rubber Arena. Book your Early Bird tickets now to ensure you don't miss out.

October 2017

With summer in full swing the Gauteng area will see a lot more outdoor festivals taking place. Some of the biggest the area will see all year round!

Oppikoppi Festival : Me now, the Mango Picker

The much loved Oppikoppi Festival returns this year with a spectacular venue and new date to boot! The same adored Oppikoppi vibes with a new atmosphere.

This 3 day festival promises live music, interesting people and plenty of braaing. Oppikoppi goers travel from all over the country to attend this time honoured tradition. There is a true sense of oneness that envelopes the Oppikoppi community.

  • Cost:
    • R932 - Early Bird
  • When: 5-8 October
  • Where: Bris Rd, Northam, Limpopo
  • Full Event Info: Oppikoppi Festival

Spring Fiesta 2017

South Africa's premier dance music festival, the annual Ekurhuleni Spring Fiesta is excited to announce the date for Dance Cultures National Holiday!

Save The Date, Save Your Money, Book Your Tickets, get out your Spring fashion and put on your dancing shoes because this October promises you the best Spring Fiesta experience yet!

The party playground of Wild Waters in Ekurhuleni will once again play host to the 7th Annual Spring Fiesta. And since it's their 7th birthday, rest assured, this one is going to be for the record books!

  • Cost:
    • R150 - Phase 1 (SOLD OUT)
    • R250 - Phase 2
    • R350 - VIP Phase 1
    • R550 - VIP Phase 2
    • R700 - VVIP Phase 1
    • R850 - VVIP Phase 2
  • When: 7 October, 12pm - 12am
  • Where: Wild Waters, 28 Jan Smuts Ave, Bardene, Boksburg
  • Full Event Info: Spring Fiesta 2017

DSTV Delicious Festival

Don’t miss the biggest food and music festival in South Africa as the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival returns!

Save these dates and experience world class music and gourmet food that will set your senses alight as you join them in celebrating 5 years of deliciousness.

  • Cost:
    • R495 - General Access Day Pass
    • R800 - Weekend Pass
  • When: 7-8 October, 10am
  • Where: Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Midrand
  • Full Event Info: DSTV Delicious Festival

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.

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