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 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 2018.

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

Quick JumpJanuary 2018Ace Fun Run / Walk 2018Movie in the Park - Everyone Welcome!Wedding Expo - Free EntryGinologist Tasting Evening at Craft ExchangeMagaliesburg ExpressFebruary 2018Join Us At The Next #FirstThursday at The Village!Prawn & Food FestivalPsy In The SkyThe Farm Inn Night Run/WalkJackal Dash MTB & Trail RunUltra South Africa 2018 - JohannesburgKings and Queens of ComedyThe Illusionists South Africa TourKids Carnival + MarketIncubus Live in PretoriaKaya FM Family DayMarch 2018Hobby X Jo'Burg 2018!MetalFeast 2018Picnic BraaiGinFest 2018A Viking ThingFestival Del Mexico - Val Bonne Country Estate ModderfonteinH2O presents Faithless DJ set - JHBFood and Beer Pairing - 10 March 2018Hunter's presents Raise The RoofElrow South Africa Tour 2018 // JohannesburgSoshanguve Family Fun DaySoweto Party Bus TourMidrand 10kms Picnic HikeWonderland Festival - 24th March 2018Rand Show 2018Official Orange Farm Food FestivalTaste of Jozi Food FestivalSundowners Pool Party 2018April 2018Harry Potter FestivalThe Grand White Johannesburg 2018WWE Live South AfricaCastle Lite Unlocks Chance the RapperMay 2018Flock Fest SA 2018Pan African Rum FestivalDynamo - Seeing is BelievingThe Block Party (Street Edition)KORApeutic Music ExperienceGin Connoisseur Tasting2018 Rosemary Hill Trail RunCorona presents The Rhythm JohannesburgSouth Africa Bike FestivalPretorian Victorian & The Art of GothBubbly, Oyster & Sushi eveningJune 2018DeepRoots Night Market 2018Jungle Fever 3.0 (The Return)Jacaranda Day 2018The Black Experience (All Black Everything)Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival 2018Capital Craft Beer Festival 2018Flex Your Flame (Glow in the Dark)Linden MarketHip-Hop 411 Rap Battles Presents Total CarnageJuly 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 JoburgTremor FestivalGinapalooza Gin & Music FestivalMoksha Spring Awakening ft. Reality Test

January 2018

Stay tuned to see what's in store for the Gauteng region this January. We have worked hard to provide you with the most accurate and current annual events in your area.

Ace Fun Run / Walk 2018

The Ace Fun Run or Walk is a race for the whole family, all ages, all sizes and all fitness levels.

Choose from the 5km , 10km and or 21 km running distances. Enjoy a fresh start to the new year with a healthy activity everyone can get involved with.

  • Cost: R30 pp
  • When: 13 January, 6am
  • Where: Eersterust Soccer Stadium, Hand Coverdale West, Eersterust, Pretoria
  • Full Event Info: Ace Fun Run / Walk 2018

Movie in the Park - Everyone Welcome!

Movie in the Park are aimed at families, friends, teens wishing to meet up with friends before going back to school - and anyone else who enjoys watching a movie under the stars!

@Monte de Dios

There will be popcorn and additional drinks will be available for sale. Movie starts sharply at 7pm so get there early to find your perfect spot and of course grab your movie snacks!

Wedding Expo - Free Entry

Join the Riverside Catsle at the 2018 Wedding EXPO in Pretoria to plan your perfect wedding.

@Weddings at Riverside Castle

Find everything you need for your perfect day with planning assistance from over 60 bridal professionals!

Exhibitor industries:

  • Décor
  • Florist
  • Function Co-ordinator
  • Music & Lighting
  • Entertainment
  • Photographer & Videos
  • Bridal Wear
  • Catering
  • Cakes & Candy Stations
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Health & Fitness
  • Stationery & Gifts
  • Jewellery
  • Dancing Lessons
  • Transport
  • Wedding Venues
  • Traveling Agents
  • Wines & Craft Beer
  • Attorneys
  • Pastors & Marriage Officials
  • Guest Houses
  • Food Stalls & Entertainment

Whether you’re planning a small intimate wedding or the social event of the year, their vast network of service providers are there to guide you every step of the way.

  • Cost: FREE
  • When: 20 January, 8am - 6pm
  • Where: Riverside Castle, Plot 204, Graham Road, Pretoria
  • Full Event Info: Wedding Expo - Free Entry

Ginologist Tasting Evening at Craft Exchange

Join Ginologist at Craft Exchange for a great evening of free gin tasting.

@Thirst@28degrees East‎

Sample some of the finest gins available in the Gauteng region with like-minded gin lovers. There will also be food for sale with specials like - half priced pizzas and pastas. With limited space, book now to avoid disappointment.

Magaliesburg Express

What better way to enjoy a lazy hazy day of summer than on a steam train trip to Magaliesburg.

@Reefsteamers

Steam trains were the forefront of modern technology during their reign and led to development of combustion engines. The immaculate steam trains at Reefsteamers promises visitors a ride like never before.

  • Cost:
    • R295 - Adults
    • R245 - Children ages 4 - 12yrs
    • R900 - Family Special (2 Adults + 2 kids over 4yrs)
    • Free - Children u4
  • When: 27 January, 9am - 6pm
  • Where: Johannesburg Parkstation
  • Bookings:
    • bookings@reefsteamers.com
  • Full Event Info: Magaliesburg Express

February 2018

The city of gold is glittering with excitement this February, take a look at what Gauteng region has to offer party goers this February.

Join Us At The Next #FirstThursday at The Village!

The Cape Town tradition of showcasing local and international talent on the first Thursday of every month has reached the Jozi skyline.

@The Village

Visitors will be treated to a unique food experience whilst enjoying entertainment and beautiful arts and crafts for sale at reasonable prices.

Prawn & Food Festival

Enjoy real Portuguese prawns in a fun family-friendly setting, amongst like minded foodies and families.

@Weekend Market JHB

There will be a wide variety of food and drink for sale, so it's best to come hungry! There will be entertainment catering to both adults and kids as well as go karting for those adrenaline junkies. Shop for unique curious from the flea market while making lasting memories for years to come.

  • Cost: FREE
  • When: 3 February, From 9am to Late
  • Where: 1 Rifle Range Rd, Johannesburg
  • Full Event Info: Prawn & Food Festival

Psy In The Sky

Funemployed Events brings you the 5th installment of Psy In The Sky, as they say "the SKY is just not the same with the absence of PSY"

@Funemployed‎

Are you ready for something a little different? Something wacky, wild and weird? Join them for a fun day out in the skies of Jozi!

A fully local line up packed with some of South Africa's finest DJ's, producers, musicians and artists.

Dj Line Up:

  • Dave Mac vs Josh Mac (Cape Town)
  • Double Story
  • Manifesto
  • Bionic
  • Kinetika
  • Throne
  • Mr Sub

The goal at Funemployed is to take all the beautiful people in Jozi on a unique journey filled with intense magic, joy, love and lots of smiles :) This is a place to come and connect with each other and feel free doing the things that you want to do!

  • Cost:
    • R120 - Early Bird (CLOSED)
    • R150 - Pre Sale
    • R200 - At The Door
  • When: 3 February, 4pm - 2am
  • Where: Constitutional Hill Precinct, 11 Kotze St, Johannesburg
  • Full Event Info: Psy In The Sky

The Farm Inn Night Run/Walk

Join Trail Adventure Night Series for the first ever night run at the Iconic The Farm Inn.

@TrailAdventure Night Series‎

This 5 and 10km run will take place after dark so remember to bring a head torch as runners will not be allowed to partake without one.

There will be a meal afterwards at 5 star venue, The Farm Inn, where you can socialise with other runners.

  • Cost:
    • 5km:
      • R75 - Pre Entry
      • R100 - On The Day
    • 10km:
      • R95 - Pre Entry
      • R120 - On The Day
  • When: 7 February, starts at 7pm
  • Where: Farm Inn Road, Pretoria
  • Full Event Info: The Farm Inn Night Run/Walk

Jackal Dash MTB & Trail Run

Come back swinging in the new year. Northern Farm is bringing you a brand new MTB and trail running experience in 2018. It is just what you need to get your big year of adventure off to a great start.

@Northern Farm MTB Park

Experience the beauty and tranquility of Rhenosterspruit and the Crocodile River Reserve on the footsteps of Johannesburg. Just a 20 minute drive from fourways.

Put that New Year's resolution to the test this February. The Jackal Dash hosted by Northern Farm brings you a wide variety of never before raced trails across various distances:

  • 65km MTB Ft. trails from Northern Farm, Rhenosterspruit & the Crocodile River Reserve.
  • 40km MTB Ft. trails from Northern Farm & Rhenosterspruit.
  • 20km MTB Ft. trails from Northern Farm
  • 8km Trail Run Ft. trails from Northern Farm.

Take on the varied terrain with race categories to suit all and get you back into shape for 2018. Early bird entries are now available, entries include a race pack and all finishers will receive a finishers medal on the finish line.

Tip: Redeem your early bird discount now by using the discount code " SUPPORT SA TALENT "
  • Cost:
    • R100 - 8km Trail Run
    • R160 - 20km MTB
    • R220 - 40km MTB
    • R280 - 65km MTB
  • When: 10 February, 6:30am - 11:30am
  • Where: Northern Farm MTB Park, N14, Diepsloot
  • Full Event Info: Jackal Dash MTB & Trail Run

Ultra South Africa 2018 - Johannesburg

ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA, Africa’s largest electronic music festival, proudly announces its return to Johannesburg for its 5th anniversary.

@Ultra South Africa

Ultra Music Festival is gearing up to celebrate its 20th anniversary at the flagship event in Miami in 2018, with South Africa celebrating the 5th year of magic. This means that 2018's festival will be bigger than ever before!

This event proves each year just how a dance music festival should look, and will be no different when Ultranauts converge on Nasrec’s gates this February for yet-another mind-blowing electronic music experience.

  • Cost:
    • General Access:
      • R600 - Early Bird (Limited)
      • R800 - Tier 1
      • R950 - Tier 2
    • VIP:
      • R1000 - Early Bird (Limited)
      • R1500 - Tier 1
      • R2000 - Tier 2
    • VVIP:
      • R3000 - Early Bird (Limited)
      • R4000 - Tier 1
  • When: 10 February, 2pm - 2am
  • Where: Nasrec Expo Centre, Nasrec Rd, Johannesburg
  • Full Event Info: Ultra South Africa 2018 - Johannesburg

Kings and Queens of Comedy

One of South Africa’s longest running flagship comedy brands, Kings & Queens of Comedy, is bringing its biggest line-up in six years.

@Blu Blood SA

Bringing world-class comedy to Pretoria, this comedy extravaganza sees comic giants from around South Africa entertaining audiences at the Sun Arena.

The show starts at 8pm sharp and is rated PG16

Shining their comical armour and sharpening their witty swords, the stellar line-up includes:

  • Riaad Moosa (MC)
  • Alan Committie
  • Casper de Vries
  • Donovan Goliath
  • Gilli Apter
  • Hannes Brummer
  • Jason Goliath
  • Joey Rasdien
  • Khanyisa
  • Bunu
  • Krijay Govender
  • Leeanda Reddy
  • Marc Lottering
  • Melt Sieberhagen
  • Shimmy Isaacs
  • Sifiso Nene

Always adding a spin to the Kings & Queens of Comedy events, international celebrity beatboxer, Morgan Beatbox, makes a guest appearance. Don’t miss the Kings & Queens of Comedy!

  • Cost:
    • From R150 - R1500
  • When: 10 February, 7pm - 11pm
  • Where: Sun Arena, Times Square, Menlyn Maine, Pretoria
  • Full Event Info: Kings and Queens of Comedy

The Illusionists South Africa Tour

The mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

@The Illusionists South Africa Tour

The Illusionists have shattered box office records across the globe and dazzled audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. The non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind reading, and disappearance. The group of world class performers take their cue from the showmanship of the great illusionists of the past such as Harry Houdini and pair it with a new and updated contemporary aesthetic, whose set and costumes design lend the genre theatricality and artistry that has rarely been seen before.

Collectively these performers have been seen by millions of people around the world and this production showcases their incredible talents together on stage for the very first time.

Kids Carnival + Market

A day of celebration of the little ones, come out and enjoy a day with the younger generation, this event is for the whole family.

@Centurion-Local‎

There will be a wide variety of activities for the kids to enjoy as well as some special grown up activities for the mums and dads.

Enjoy a day of face painting, jumping castles, hoola hoops and of course music. For the adults they have a market area selling food and toys and the Cellar will be selling beer and ciders.

The market will be cash only there will be no card facilities available.
  • Cost:
    • R5 per person
    • Mini Miss Carnival: R300 per child (all entires must make payment and register before the event)
  • Registration: info@centurion-local.co.za
  • When: 24 February, 10am - 3pm
  • Where: Centurion Theatre, Johannesburg
  • Full Event Info: Kids Carnival + Market

Incubus Live in Pretoria

Multi-platinum alt-rock icons Incubus, are coming to tour South Africa for the first time thin February. The Californian rockers released their eighth album this year, aptly named 8, and are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first major label album S.C.I.E.N.C.E with a world tour.

@Charlie Kanter‎

The South African leg of the tour will kick off in Pretoria on 24 February at the Voortrekker Monument before hitting Cape Town on 28 February at the Grand Arena, GrandWest and will include support by South Africa’s biggest rock legacy acts. Pretoria fans can look forward to a full day of head-banging, rocking tunes from 12pm to midnight.

Fans will be taken on a musical journey of their vast career, spanning over 20 years of hits and crowd favourites.

  • Cost:
    • From R395
  • When: 24 February, 12pm - 12am
  • Where: Voortrekker Monument & Heritage Site, Pretoria
  • Full Event Info: Incubus Live in Pretoria

Kaya FM Family Day

Family time is quality time. Spend the day with your loved ones on the beautiful lawns of The Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, at The Kaya FM Family Day- brought to you in proud partnership with African Bank.

@Kaya FM 95.9

Let the kids run free while you sing along to great live music and dance to the beats of your favourite Kaya FM Djs. Don’t forget your umbrellas and gazebos and remember that alcohol is not allowed. Kaya FM Family Day is in proud partnership with African Bank.

  • Cost:
    • R350 - Family of 4 (Online)
    • R150 - Adults (Online)
    • R50 - Children (Online)
  • When: 25 February, 10am - 6pm
  • Where: Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Rustenburg
  • Full Event Info: Kaya FM Family Day

March 2018

This March the cities of Joburg and Pretoria are pulling out all the stops. From rocking metal festivals to affairs targeted at the history of the Northmen. This March is said to be a show stopper!

Hobby X Jo'Burg 2018!

Celebrating 20 years of everyone's favourite hobby and craft expo at Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.

Whether you need ideas and materials to indulge your creativity, are looking for fun ways to de-stress, or want to make money from your hobby, Hobby-X is your go-to expo!

  • Cost:
    • R100 - Adult
    • R20 - Children (Ages 6-12yrs)
  • When: 1 - 4 March, 10am - 5pm
  • Where: Ticketpro Dome, 269 Northumberland Ave, Randburg
  • Full Event Info: Hobby-X Jo'Burg 2018

MetalFeast 2018

MetalHead S.A & Rumours Rock City return to bring you the almighty 'METALFEAST 2018'

@Metalhead‎

An entire day and night with over 14 bands that are ready to bring you nothing but the heat and the metal.

Band Line Up:

  • Only Forever
  • 11th Hour
  • Riddlebreak
  • My Columbine
  • Posthumous
  • Hokum
  • Nerve Zero
  • Forfeit Thee Untrue
  • Adorned In Ash
  • Deadline
  • Lesuth
  • Bleeding Spawn
  • Psordid
  • Resurrection of Fetal Remains
  • Hireath
  • Disarmageddon
  • Polar Dust
  • Therapayne
  • Ssik
  • Chaos Doctrine
  • Savage Lucy
  • Riff Raff
  • Aimed At You
  • State Dependency
  • Hypergiant A.E
  • Fall With Honour

There will be 2 stages of insanity and of course beer, spit braai madness and an entire venue filled with good friends. This is one for the books and an annual event you don't wanna miss!

  • Cost:
    • R150 pp
  • When: 3 March, 11am - 12pm
  • Where: Rumours Rock City, Valley Ln, Ranburg
  • Full Event Info: Metalfeast 2018

Picnic Braai

This will mark the 3rd instalment of the Picnic Braai at Dobsonville Rugby Field.

@Picnic Braai‎

It is all about a picnic braai where family, colleagues and friends meet over braai, drinks and good music by the hottest DJ's.

Kids will be fully catered for with a demarcated play ground with lots of kid related activities.

Unfortunately no cooler boxes will be permitted as alcohol is available for sale.
  • Cost:
    • R70 - Adults
    • R50 - Children (Ages 2-12yrs)
  • When: 3 March, 10am - 11:59pm
  • Where: Dobsonville Rugby Field, 24 Majova St, Soweto
  • Full Event Info: Picnic Braai

GinFest 2018

The annual Ginfest is around the corner! Spend a relaxing day in the gardens of Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel at GinFest.

@Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel‎

With top class Gins, other craft drinks and gorgeous food stalls to tickle your taste buds. There will be a general bar serving up other spirited favourites while live music will entertain you.

There is ample safe secure parking as well as a complementary welcome drink upon arrival.

  • Cost:
    • R100 - Per person
  • When: 3 March, 12pm - 10pm
  • Where: 87 Jim van der Merwe Street Centurion
  • Full Event Info: GinFest 2018

A Viking Thing

"They came out of the mist on an icy wind, and froze the blood of weaker men."

@Alter Egos‎

Help the Berserkers raid the shores of Europe in 2018! The South African fighters - you've seen them at Fight-a-Knight - want to fight on the International Full Contact Medieval Combat stage in 2018.

To cover their travel and board, 100% of funds raised at this event will go towards getting them overseas to take on the best fighters the world has to offer.

The festival will feature:

  • Viking Games: Achery, wrestling, stone throwing, tonga-honk (tug-of-war), kubb (viking chess), obstacle course and sword play.
  • Eat, drink and be merry - feasting, mead and ale in the Mead Hall
  • Mead Hall Quiz
  • Viking Vestment Contest: Crete your viking persona
  • Enter the Viking Quest
Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on their leash at all times.

A true day of viking celebration, learn about the culture and immerse yourself in their world. Sample treats and favourites known to the vikings from the food stalls available or watch one of the many viking games. However you choose to commemorate these great warriors, a day of fun and laughter is sure to be on the cards.

  • Cost:
    • R50 - Online
    • R70 - On the Day
    • R10 - parking Per Car
    • FREE - Kids u12 yrs
  • When: 3 March, 10am - 6pm
  • Where: The Moors Castle, Larsens Rd, Krugersdorp
  • Full Event Info: A Viking Thing

Festival Del Mexico - Val Bonne Country Estate Modderfontein

Yes it is true, they are coming back, and this time they will bring you more music, more friends, more food and a whole lot more tequila!

@Yum-Me Gourmet Food & Drink Festivals‎

Cheesey hey?! Not as cheesey as the nachos and buritos you will be served! Wheelchair in Tequila, Fun, Hombres and music yes! Donut join them if you dare!

H2O presents Faithless DJ set - JHB

The author behind the most important tracks in electronic music, and the musical force of the legendary group FAITHLESS DJ set is coming to Johannesburg this March!

@OFFICIAL H2O FANPAGE

This renowned artist from London is responsible for creating some of the most iconic tracks of our time, electronic anthems “Insomnia, “God is a DJ”, “We Come 1”, “Music Matters”, “Salva Mea”, to name a few. Faithless quickly became part of modern music’s hall of fame, selling over 15 million records worldwide.

Sister Bliss has numerous singles and two solo albums, and has also worked side-by-side with music icons such as Boy George, Dido, Example and Robert Smith from The Cure.

The show is designed to be a “one night only” experience for their die hard fans. Expect a music & lighting spectacular at one of Johannesburg's biggest parties.

Tickets are limited so get yours now!!

Food and Beer Pairing - 10 March 2018

Join SAB Wold of Beer for a delectable 3 course meal paired perfectly with the right beer.

@SAB World of Beer‎

Included in the samplings of beer will be the favourite, No 3 Fransen Street range of small batch beers. A trade brewer guides guests through the pairing, explaining how the mouthfeel, flavour and aroma of each beer enhances the flavours and textures of the food.

  • Cost:
    • R503 - per person
  • When: 10 March, 1pm - 4pm
  • Where: 15 Helen Joseph St, Newtown, Johannesburg
  • More Info: Facebook Page

Hunter's presents Raise The Roof

Raise The Roof is a “Super Club” concept presented by 2 of South Africa’s pioneering House Music stables, Soul Candi Live & Soulistic Music®.

@Soul Candi

This March, Zone 6 in Soweto will be transformed into a “boutique festival”, where the deck wrecking champions of booming bass-lines will be showcased across 4 different stages.

Featuring industry brand heavyweights, Soul Candi Live, Soulistic Music. Until Until, Afrotainment & Authentic Sunday with many more to be announced!

Elrow South Africa Tour 2018 // Johannesburg

After 34 countries, 67 cities and 193 shows, the biggest party in Ibiza finally arrives in South Africa. Join them in a world of music, magic and performances like you have never experienced before.

Experience a showcasing of talent unlike ever before in South Africa, with decor and sound to blow your mind. Allow Elrow to transport you to their world of fun and entertainment, where magic truly lives.

The line up will be announced soon, so check back in with us to see who will be featured at this epic event!

  • Cost:
    • R295 - Phase 1
    • R355 - Phase 2
    • R415 - Phase 3
    • R475 - Phase 4
    • R545 - Final Phase
    • R2000 - VIP (Includes access to a VIP area with bottle service and seating)
  • When: 17 March, 11:59am - 2am
  • Where: The Sheds, 1 Fox St, Ferreiras Dorp, Johannesburg
  • Full Event Info: Elrow South Africa Tour 2018 // Johannesburg

Soshanguve Family Fun Day

Namela Fun rides announces Soshanguve's family fun day, a day of outdoor fun for families taking place at Giant Stadium.

@Namela Fun Rides‎

The day will be filled with interactive and fun activities such as Giant Slide, Fossil Digging, Face Painting, Pony Rides (Horse Back Riding), Go Kart racing and many more… The Soshanguve Family Fun day will once again be a spectacular weekend of fun, music and entertainment for all the family.

Activities included in the General Ticket:

  • Giant Water Slides
  • Fossil Digging Competitions
  • Colouring
  • Jumping Castles

Kids Paid Activities (R20 per activity):

  • Instant Photo
  • Mobile Train
  • Face Painting
  • Go Karts

Bring your blankets and chairs and don't forget to pack a coolerbox, stretch out on the lawns and enjoy the show! Food and drink will be available for sale.

There will be NO ATM's at the venue, cash is king with this event.
  • Cost:
    • R50 - Coolerbox
    • R60 - Early Bird Kids (2-12 years)
    • R50 - Early Bird Adult
    • R70 - Kids General Access (2-12 years)
    • R60 - Adults General Access
  • When: 17 March, 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Venue: Giant Stadium, Buitenkant St, Soweto
  • Full Event Info: Soshanguve Family Fun Day

Soweto Party Bus Tour

Hop aboard the Soweto Party Bus experience this March, hosted by Ethnic Bunch this event promises to be one to remember.

@Ethnic bunch‎

The bus will depart from Pretoria city centre and arrive in Soweto where there will be plenty of fun to be had. The route will have part goers visiting the Orlando Towers, Hector Pietersen Square, Vilakazi Street and then back to Pretoria where the party is only getting started.

  • Cost:
    • R380 - Per person
  • When: 21 March, 10am - 6pm
  • Bookings:
    • 061 632 9794
  • Venue: Pick up in Pretoria
  • Full Event Info: Soweto Party Bus Tour

Midrand 10kms Picnic Hike

Enjoy a day of activity in the great outdoors, so it isn't the wild African outdoors but rather the stunning Modderfontein Nature Reserve.

@ActVyt LifeStyle‎

The morning out will include a 10km walk/hike taken at a leisurely pace to ensure all fitness levels feel comfortable. Nature lovers will then be treated to a picnic braai and light refreshments along the way.

Start the new year on a positive note and get your body moving in a fun and friendly setting with ActVyt Lifestyle.

  • Cost:
    • R390 per person
  • When: 24 March, 6:30am - 11:30am
  • Where: Modderfontein Reserve, Klipfontein, Midrand
  • Full Event Info: Midrands 10kms Picnic Hike

Wonderland Festival - 24th March 2018

Wonderland Festival is South Africa's largest premium u18 festival that showcases artists and acts from across the globe as well as the best of local talent.

@Wonderland Festival South Africa‎

As this is an under 18 event there will be no alcohol available for sale or permitted into the venue. This festival is for the youth and showcases artist and acts from across the globe in a safe space for young fans to enjoy themselves.

There are a variety of tickets available as well as a VIP option that includes a meet and greet with your favourite artists and a photo op. Back stage passes are also available giving you a unique peak into the music industry.

  • Cost:
    • Early Bird
      • R99 - General
      • R199 - VIP
      • R599 - VVIP
    • Phase 1
      • R149 - General
      • R299 - VIP
      • R749 - VVIP
    • Final Phase
      • R199 - General
      • R399 - VIP
      • R899 - VVIP
  • When: 24 March, 11am - 10pm
  • Where: Innesfree park, Sandton
  • Full Event Info: Wonderland Festival - 24th March 2018

Rand Show 2018

Experience a world of family fun at the Rand Show this Easter!Families can discover the world of Science & Technology at the Into the Future Expo; have an animal adventure in the Animal Kingdom; try their hand at a new sport at the Sports Expo and discover the latest toys and games at the Kids Expo.

@Rand Show‎

They can also explore the interiors of helicopters and other awesome vehicles at the huge SANDF exhibit, catch the explosive SANDF arena display or wander through the Show Gardens at the Flower & Garden Expo.

Families can view the latest products and services on offer in the Lifestyle Expo or just relax while enjoying the great variety entertainment on offer in the Festival Zone. These are just some of the experiences on offer at the 2018 Rand Show.

  • Cost:
    • R150 - Adult
    • R50 - pensioners over 65 years
    • R50 - Scholars ages 13 - 16 years
    • R20 - Scholars ages 6 - 12 years
  • When: 30 March - 8 April, 10am - 9pm
  • Where: Recreation Rd, Nasrec, Johannesburg
  • Full Event Info: Rand Show 2018

Official Orange Farm Food Festival

The Orange Farm Food Festival is more than just a market, it is a community that brings people together.

@Bangene Media

This festival showcases local businesses, brands and products directly to the public in a welcoming friendly environment.

Taste of Jozi Food Festival

Come and experience Joburg culture this Easter, with great food, good people and amazing music.

@Butter Me Up - Gourmet Banting Catering‎

This event is for the whole family, come out and peruse the many stalls on offer at this food festival, you are guaranteed a truly fun filled Jozi lifestyle experience.

  • Cost:
    • R75 - Phase 2
    • R250 - group of 4
    • R550 - group of 10
    • R40 - Kids u13 Access + Rides
  • When: 30 March, 12pm - 11:59pm
  • Venue: Old JHB Train Station, Newtown, Johannesburg
  • Full Event Info: Taste of Jozi Food Festival

Sundowners Pool Party 2018

One of the best ways to celebrate Easter in Jozi is pool side! This Easter, Sundowners are treating party goers to an epic pool party!

@Nomahlubi Radebe‎

Entertainment line up is already confirmed as what looks to be one of the best parties Jozi will see.

Line Up:

  • Bobo
  • Nhlangano
  • Kayb
  • Zozo Mafate
  • Lady Sanda
  • Lloyd
  • Errol
  • Timbre
  • 3sixty

Tickets are limited and selling out fast, so get yours now to avoid disappointment.

  • Cost:
    • R100 - General Online
    • R1000 - VIP for 4
  • When: 31 March from 2pm
  • Venue: Rubycon Pub & Restaurant, 3102 Shinkova, Johannesburg
  • Full Event Info: Sundowners pool party 2018

April 2018

This April the City of Gold is alive with endless possibilities, from show stopping performances to markets and festivals that will bring out the kid in you.

Harry Potter Festival

Have you ever wandered what it would be like to walk the streets of Diagon Alley? Try your hand at Quidditch? If you answered yes, this festival is for you.

@Snitches and Stitches

Enjoy a tasty butter beer or try your hand at the Harry Potter Quiz and see if you know Harry better than he knows himself. Peruse the stalls and maybe purchase a few books as the Hermoine in you starts to peak out. try your hand at various Hogwarts inspired design.

Whatever you do decide to do, you don't want to miss this one as there is a little Gryffindor inside us all.

  • Cost:
    • Festival: R40 Per person
    • Quiz: R160 Per Team
  • When: 2 April, 10am - 4pm
  • Venue: Rumours Rock City, Valley Ln, Cresta, Randburg
  • Full Event Info: Harry Potter Festival

The Grand White Johannesburg 2018

The Grand White event celebrates its 5th Anniversary in 2018 with an impressive entertainment program. You will be surprised.

A new improved online seating plan helps you to get your preferred seating in advance. Book your seats now! Spend an extraordinary afternoon and evening together with friends and family, at a secret location in your city. Come dressed all in white!

The Grand White will without a doubt become known as one of the most prestigious events once again in 2018. An event where you arrive as strangers and leave as friends! During the afternoon and evening, the guests will enjoy each other's company, delicious food, live music, speeches, comedy, entertainment and much more that promises an unforgettable event.

Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets or purchase them for collection at the event. Liquor Policies will be released later in time depending on City of Johannesburg liquor license granted.

WWE Live South Africa

WWE LIVE is unique blend of sport and entertainment, combining in-ring match action with dramatic entertainment. Bursting with all the drama and energy of a rock concert, in a fun, lively and exciting environment, WWE Live is the ultimate in family entertainment!

@Big Concerts‎

WWE returns to South Africa this April and what better place to see all your favourites live than the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.

Line Up:

  • Roman Reigns vs Samoa Joe
  • RAW Tag Team Championship Match
  • Seth Rollins & Finn Balor vs The Bar
  • Braun Strowman vs Elias
  • Titus Worldwide vs Gallows & Anderson
  • Bayley vs Nia Jax
  • Asuka & Sasha Banks vs Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville
  • Bray Wyatt
  • Matt Hardy

With more fighters to be announced we simply cannot wait to see them go at it at The Grand Area this April.

  • Cost:
    • Ranges from: R405 - R1370 - Book (Online)
  • When: 19 April, 8pm - 11pm
  • Venue: Ticketpro Dome, 269 Northumberland Ave, Randburg
  • Full Event Info: WWE Live South Africa

Castle Lite Unlocks Chance the Rapper

Castle Lite, Africa`s most innovative beer, is again pushing the boundaries of hip hop on the continent by unlocking pioneering artists who are rewriting the rules of artistry.

@Ticketpro Dome

Unlock Extra Cold as three-time Grammy-winning artist Chance The Rapper shares the stage with three of Africa`s most innovative acts.SA hip hop`s official best newcomer Shane eagle will unlock a new definition of flow, while Nadai Nakai`s scintillating fusion of innovative rhymes and dancehall beats will bring that extra something to the stage. And don`t forget the unique sounds of superstar-in-the-making Frank Casino.

May 2018

Jozi comes to life this May with rum festivals bringing the pirate out in us all! Even the wonders of Dynamo who bends light and reality will be bracing the stage.

Don't forget to check what Joburg has in store this Mothers Day.

Flock Fest SA 2018

We are proud to welcome Flock Fest to the South African electronic music scene.

@Flock Fest SA‎

Flock Fest will be infusing art elements onto 2 stages, combining the purest in house, techno and live hip-hop performances.

Line Up:

  • Da Capo
  • Enoo Napa
  • Thor Rixon LIVE
  • Tomorrows Will
  • FreeSpirit
  • Rikay
  • AJ
  • J Molley
  • Chrizz Beatz (947)
  • Vin Groovin
  • BlackWhite
  • Bhavs
  • BLOQ
  • Nate

There will be safe secure parking at an addition fee located conveniently close to the venue. Flock Fest aims to create a safe space for all creatives and music lovers.

  • Cost:
    • R175 - Pre Sale (Limited to 1200)
    • R250 - At the Door (Only if Available)
    • R20 - Per car Secure Parking
  • When: 4 May, 6pm - 2am
  • Venue: Republic of 94, 94 Juta St, Braamfontein
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Pan African Rum Festival

Come and revel in the vibrancy, the colour and flavour; the spiced and aged and crafted spirit of rum culture.

@Pan African Rum Festival‎

The Pan African Rum Festival brings together the finest rums emerging from South Africa’s pioneering craft distilleries. Along with exotic selections from Africa's historic rum regions including Madagascar, Mauritius and the Reunion Islands.

Feast on the offerings of Joburg’s finest rum eateries and street food stars, serving up custom menus created for the festival. Head out onto the deck where a lineup of DJ’s and live acts provide abundant dancing pleasure for the day.

  • Cost:
    • R120 - Early Bird
    • R150 - General Entrance Ticket
  • When: 6 May, 12pm - 6pm
  • Venue: 73 Juta St, Braamfontein
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Dynamo - Seeing is Believing

Dynamo, otherwise known as Steven Frayne, will be bringing his award winning show to South Africa this May.

@SA Kids On The Go!‎

He has famously walked across the Thames River, successfully predicted the Soccer World Cup winners, and now he's making his way across to world to bring his magic to Pretoria.

His mind altering stunts will leave you in awe at the endless possibilities of his talent; he will have you questioning whether magic is a trick or if he has super natural abilities. Don't believe us? Come out and see him in the flesh and judge for yourself.

  • Cost:
    • From R379 - R682
  • When: 11 May, 8pm - 10pm
  • Venue: Time Square Casino, Menlyn Maine, Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Event

The Block Party (Street Edition)

This edition of the much loved Block Party will feature Bucie, The Princess of House Music.

@Mr.Pit Sa‎

This will be the first Block Party at Mamelodi, the one event that is all about style and having the best party experience. Mr Pits's Palace is the official residence for Blockville Autumn '18.

  • Cost:
    • R60 - Single Earlybird
    • R100 - Pair Earlybird (2 tickets)
    • R80 - Single General
    • R130 - Double General
    • R150 - VIP Earlybird
    • R250 - VIP General
  • When: 12 - 13 May, 3pm - 3am
  • Venue: Mr Pit's, Mamelodi, Gauteng
  • More Info: Facebook Event

KORApeutic Music Experience

This Korapeutic concept was born when Joe Makhanza, a Kora player and instrument maker worked with a few doctors in music therapy sessions.

@Joe Makhanza Page‎

Korapeutic is a combination of two words, Kora as a musical instrument & peutic from Therapeutic. In this instance Kora- peutic refers to the celebration of life & healing through sounds.

In this concept, you will witness an infusion of modern instruments, keyboards and saxophones together with African musical instruments such as Valiha (from Madagascar) Mbira, (Zimbabwe), Kamale ngoni and Kora (Mali) just to name a few. Korapeuti is exploring an eclectic mix of Afro- fusion, mbaqanga and a bit of world music.

Special featured guests include Mbuso Khoza, a Metro Award winning musician, who will grace Market theatre stage along side with Joe Makhanza exploring the sounds of the Kora. Nokukhanya Dlamini, a former Joyous Celebration, Idols SA vocal coach, and a song bird in the Theatre space, will surface in songs of celebrations. This is a show not to be missed. Korapeutic music is always enjoyed by all age groups.

  • Cost:
    • R160 - pp
  • When: 18 May, 7pm - 10pm
  • Venue: The Market Theatre, 56 Margaret McIngana St, Newtown, Guateng
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Gin Connoisseur Tasting

If you want to learn more about Gin; how it's made, what a London Dry style Gin is and why it tastes so delicious, then this tasting is especially for you, the Gin Connoisseur.

@Time Anchor Distillery‎

Time Anchor Distillery, will be hosting a small intimate Gin Tasting at their Distillery in Maboneng. ( Please note that there are only 24 spaces available).

The Gin tasting is a formal sit down, taste and discuss format. People attending the tasting will arrive and be seated, an introduction to Time Anchor Distillery will happen followed by tasting of 3 of their Craft Gins paired with tonic and different garnishes. This will be followed by a full size perfect serve G&T and a further discussion/explanation of the fascinating world of craft distilleries.

What is included in the ticket price:

  • Gin & Chocolate pairing ( 3 Different Time Anchor Gins and Tonic) paired with different garnishes.
  • Time Anchor branded glass, which you can take home.
  • Perfect Serve G&T.
  • A 50ml bottle of Gin that you will decant, label and seal yourself, and can take home with you.

You will be meet the maker, Shanna-Rae the Chief Alchemist, who will be leading the tasting. Special Edition Gins, Gin Jams and other items will be available for purchase on the day.

Tickets are extremely limited, so make sure to gather your friends and family and book early!

  • Cost:
    • R250 - Online
    • R5 - Booking Fee
  • When: 19 May, 12:30pm - 1pm
  • Venue: Time Anchor Distillery, Maboneng, Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Event

2018 Rosemary Hill Trail Run

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

@WildTrail SA‎

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

  • Race start times:
    • 21km - 08h00
    • 10km - 08h15
    • 5km - 08h30

After the race, breakfast can be enjoyed at the lovely Rosemary Hill restaurant and tea garden situated in the lush gardens next to the start/finish line. Tired and hungry runners can refuel with food freshly prepared and served with freshly picked herbs and vegetables from the farm's organic garden.

As a family-friendly venue, there are lots of entertainment for the kids so bring the whole family and spend an active, fun-filled day away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

  • Cost:
    • R90 - 5kms Online
    • R110 - 5kms (On the day entries)
    • R140 - 10kms Online
    • R160 - 10kms (On the day entries)
    • R190 - 21kms Online
    • R210 - 21kms (On the day entries)
  • When: 20 May, 8am - 2pm
  • Venue: Rosemary Hill Farm, 257 Mooiplaats, Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Corona presents The Rhythm Johannesburg

“The Rhythm” is an event series by Under Bridges, which began in Johannesburg 2017 on the 31st of March. It explores the different musical influences and the music culture in different cities, catering for a multiracial audience.

@Under Bridges‎

Shifting from the traditional culture of musical events by providing an experience that is one of a kind. Streamed live online, the event not only provides an epic experience but also memories that can be relived digitally.

The event has since made its way to Nairobi, Kenya and birthed a residency in Johannesburg. The event will continue to explore different cities while providing a unique experience at Republic of 94.

  • Cost:
    • R60 - Pre Sale
    • R80 - At the Door Before 10pm
    • R100 - Thereafter
  • When: 25 May, 6pm - 2am
  • Venue: Republic of 94, 94 Juta St, Johannesburg
  • More Info: Facebook Event

South Africa Bike Festival

The AutoTrader SA Bike Festival, powered by Discovery Channel, is now the market-leading annual showcase in the SA motorcycling calendar and the third instalment returns to the legendary Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.

@South African Bike Festival

Organisers are delighted to announce that TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW for the largest motorcycle festival in Southern Africa. Visitors can again expect another huge variety of the newest biking trends from the world’s top brands alongside live music, test rides, training courses, 2-wheel action and stunts, kids activities, Joburg’s favourite food trucks plus the best in lifestyle and merchandise.

The three-day event attracts over 20 000 riders, collectors, motoring enthusiasts and their families from all over the country for one extraordinary weekend where consumers can be entertained and educated as well as learn, try and buy from a multitude of manufacturers and brand leaders, meeting the experts face-to-face.

  • Cost:
    • R150 - Early Bird (Sold Out)
    • R200 - Standard (Online)
    • R230 - Standard at the Door
    • R495 - Sumting Village (Online)
    • R530 - Sumting Village at the Door
    • R750 - Jamie's Italian VIP (Online)
    • R1000 - Jamie's Italian VIP at the Door
  • When: 25 - 27 May, 11am - 6pm
  • Venue: Kyalami Grand Prix Cirt, Midrand
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Pretorian Victorian & The Art of Goth

Victorian era meets modern day Goth culture, come out and expose yourself to the underground flair and culture the gothic community share.

@xgeorgia_bx @jaxydarkwolf

Learn something new or dress up and stand a chance to win awesome prizes. The exhibition will feature gothic art, music and lifestyle related items. There will also be an array of activities available all done wearing lace and black as in true goth style.

Feeling peckish? Pop over to the food area where you will be greeted by a variety of delicacies to tantalise your pallet. Wash it all down after with an ice cold beer from the beer garden or take a silly picture in their fun themed photo booth.

  • Cost:
    • R30 - Adults
    • R10 - Children
  • When: 26 May, 9am - 4pm
  • Venue: Melrose House Museum, 275 Jeff Masemola St, Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Bubbly, Oyster & Sushi evening

This event is perfect for a girls night out on the town. Who doesn't love a glass of bubbly and something fresh from the sea?

Your ticket includes a 5 course meal featuring either oysters or sushi as well as 5 different glasses of bubbly and a welcome glass of bubbly.

  • Cost:
    • R350 - pp
  • When: 31 May, 7pm - 11pm
  • Venue: Simply Fish Moreleta Park, 1221 Wekker St, The Village Centre, Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Event

June 2018

Jozi is knocking things up a notch this June! From rap battles to glow in the dark festivals, Johannesburg has got it going on this June!

Still stumped on ideas for Father's Day, check out what your city is getting up to this Father's Day.

DeepRoots Night Market 2018

The much anticipated Deep Roots Night Market happens periodically throughout the year, with live entertainment and a ton of goodies on sale, this family-friendly event is one for the books!

@Deep Roots Markets‎

Invite your friends, bring the whole family, even the furrier members because this market caters to everyone. There is now a paid secure parking option where you will be escorted to and from your car for a minimal fee.

  • Cost:
    • R20 - Secure Parking
  • When: 1 June, 4pm - 12am
  • Venue: CBD Old Boys Memorial Club, 78 George Storrar, Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Jungle Fever 3.0 (The Return)

The long awaited epic return of Jungle Fever has arrived with a new edition, Jungle Fever 3.0!

@Lloyd Nkanyane‎

Organisers are keeping mum about this one with details soon to be announced.

  • Cost: TBA
  • When: 2 June, 5pm - 3am
  • Venue: Bopline Lifestyle Cafe, 19 Lucus Rd, Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Jacaranda Day 2018

Hotter than the hottest chilli, the steamiest volcano, the sweatiest sauna, the fieriest accelerated particle, Jacaranda FM are proud to bring you Jacaranda Day 2018.

@Jacaranda 94.2‎

Jacaranda FM brings you #MoreMusicYouLove with some of South Africa's biggest stars, at this year's Jacaranda Day.

Line Up:

  • Freshlyground
  • Bobby Van Jaarsveld
  • The Parlotones
  • Juanita Du Plessis
  • Jo Black
  • Mi Casa
  • Martin Bester
  • Dj Jazzy D (The Groove Master)

Get your hands on hottest ticket in town with over 8 of South Africa's best musicians on 2 June at the Monument in Pretoria.

  • Cost:
    • From R60 - R165
  • When: 2 June, 9am - 7pm
  • Venue: Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site, Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Event

The Black Experience (All Black Everything)

Due to popular demand, The Black Edition is back and bigger than ever!

Come dressed in all black and make this a night to remember. The line up will be announced soon so stay tuned for more details coming soon.

  • Cost: TBA
  • When: 2 June, 12pm - 3am
  • Venue: DaVin Cafe, 227 Block, Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival 2018

Uniquely tailored to showcase the industry’s premier names, this is the most exclusive, longest running wine festival in South Africa.

@JulietCullinanWine

After 28 years, The Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival remains the most exclusive and longest running wine show in South Africa. Sponsored by Standard Bank for 18 years, the event is singularly about quality.

The industry’s cellar-celebs, bring their latest vintages and special bottles of aged wines and discuss everything from wine evolution to regional differences. All wines showcased during the Festival can be purchased at show prices on the night.

With a reputation built on continuity and a commitment to offer an optimum experience for both winery and taster. This year should be the best yet, as small, select boutique wineries present innovative blends in the old IMAX theatre in Hyde Park.

The Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival is the ideal forum for unsurpassed social interaction between wine aficionados and gifted cellar masters. Life-long friendships are forged. It's a time to taste, experience and interact with great names, or simply learn how to distinguish a Chenin Blanc from a Chardonnay. And it’s fun!

  • Cost:
    • R220 - 5 June (Online)
    • R220 - 6 June (Online)
  • When: 5-6 June, 5pm - 9pm
  • Venue: The Park, House of Events on 7, Cnr. William Nicor Dr & 6th Rd, Jan Smuts Ave, Sandton
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Capital Craft Beer Festival 2018

Over the last few years, Capital Craft Beer Festival has established itself as an indispensable part of the Pretoria social calendar not to be missed. With 10 000 beer and music lovers congregating in the beautiful natural scenery offered by the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens, this is an event not to be missed.

@Capital Craft Beer Festival‎

This event sets the bar for the industry with over 40 brewers present, ample entertainment available and a massive variety of food to choose from. Don't miss out on this spectacular event. It's various elements make this an interesting one. The event is family-friendly with dedicated areas for children and grown ups respectively.

Entertainment Line Up across 4 stages:

  • Half n Half
  • Bad Peter
  • Crimson House
  • Femi Koya
  • Spoegwolf
  • South Africa VS England (Rugby Match will be screened LIVE)
  • Zen Garden
  • We Are Charlie
  • The Black Cat Bones (Deboned)
  • Retro Drizzy
  • African Rhythm Productions
  • DBN Gogo
  • Christiaan Bartman
  • Roxton met Herki
  • Janie Bay
  • El Cantante
  • Ard Matthews

The Firestone Karaoke Kombi will also be featured here. The two Kombis, one a classic 1972 VW Brasília kombi and the other one brand new, converted into mobile karaoke studios. Fittingly, the Brasília kombi is host to the large catalogue of old-school songs, while its newer sibling features the best of new school karaoke songs.

@Firestone SA

Behind the scenes, a team of audio technicians record each performance and upload it to the Internet, before sharing it via mobile message with the singers and their friends.

A variety of food vendors will be selling tasty treats to satisfy all your cravings. Transport to and from the event is made easy with buses ready to pick up and drop from Hatfield Gautrain Station.

A designated kids area will provide the little ones with endless hours of fun. Clamber Club is an extensive and exciting sensory motor programme that gets children moving, promoting fitness, health and learning. The obstacle course is unique and the team of entertainers are trained to keep your children active and happy as they tumble, roll, jump, climb and jog!

Jog the Frog, the Clamber Club Fitness mascot, will also join in the fun and will be offering face painting, colouring inn competitions and various age appropriate games. There will also be surprise live performances by the musicians performing at the festival.

  • Cost:
    • R170 - General admission includes branded mug and a venue/brewer layout map (Online)
    • R200 - General Admission At the Door
    • R100 - Kids area access without lunch (Ages 2 - 12yrs)
    • R130 - Kids area access with lunch (Ages 2 - 12yrs)
    • R20 - Parking Fee
  • When: 16 June, 10am - 7pm
  • Venue: Capital Craft Beer Festival, Pretoria
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Flex Your Flame (Glow in the Dark)

Join Flex Your Flame for a night of unimaginable fun and wilderness. It's not about who you are but how lit you can get!

This event is for everyone, (over 18 years) savage or boujee, come out and get LIT! You can expect an environment that welcomes stoners and music lovers alike. There will be a few party favours available for sale as well as photo booths and playstation tournaments.

  • Cost:
    • R80 - General
    • R120 - VIP
  • When: 16 - 17 June, 4pm - 6am
  • Venue: Croco Blu, Ghandi Square, Johannesburg
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Linden Market

Luckily, June in Johannesburg means scarves around the neck while soaking up the sun with a warm cappuccino, glass of wine or Simonsig bubbly in hand.

@The Linden Market

The Linden Market, in the heart of the Botanical Gardens, Emmarentia, is a perfect setting for a fun-filled Saturday for you and your whole family – even your furry friend. Every Market Edition represents a different season, bringing new vendors and different products to each market creating a unique experience.

This edition they truly inspired their guests to shop local, support local talent and appreciate the skills unique to our community. Thousands of feet grazed the grass in April and, to make the whole process a little smoother, they are looking into implementing a better ticketing system, as well as the possibility of having a cash ATM on site to simplify payments.

Expect some of South Africa’s best musicians to heat up the day with roaring rhythms. There will be something for everyone around the multitude of corners and little nooks at the Winter Edition. Come curious and ready for surprises.

  • Cost: R20 per person
  • When: 30 June, 9am - 4pm
  • Venue: 45 Thomas Bowler St, Johannesburg
  • More Info: Facebook Event

Hip-Hop 411 Rap Battles Presents Total Carnage

HIP HOP 411’s mission is to bring you the best entertainment from the underground rap culture.

@Lwazi Nonyukela‎

Join them for a rap battle you will remember for years to come, watch local artists go head to head in true rap battle fashion.

Line Up:

  • Chro VS Blight
  • Raspek VS Farnheit
  • Raw Artifact VS Tee Mali Black DZL VS Destructive Monarch
  • Alaska VS Creed
  • Syrock VS Verbalist
  • Massive VS Jughead Jonez

Come out and #witnessthedopeness this June with Hip-Hop 411.

  • When: 30 June, from 12pm
  • Venue: 45 Juta St, Johannesburg
  • More Info: Facebook Event

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

Tremor Festival

For the first time in South Africa, the Electronic Music Dance Festival, TREMOR FEST will be taking place at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria.

The brainchild of organisers who have organised various music shows and international dance competitions, TREMOR FEST will feature first class sound and production with an unforgettable party from sunset to sunrise.

Currently shaking up Europe and visiting South Africa for the first time, the headliner for TREMOR FEST will be DAVID PUENTEZ all the way from Germany. This high-flying DJ and producer has been gaining himself a reputation as one of the industry’s most exciting new talents since he exploded onto the scene.

It’s no surprise that Tiesto, David Guetta, Diplo, Martin Garrix, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Alesso and a vast amount of tastemakers have been throwing their support behind the multi-talented artist and playing his tracks and remixes at major festivals like Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival or Coachella Festival.

David is excited to perform at TREMOR FEST and visit South Africa for the first time!

The local line-up includes:

  • Pascal & Pearce
  • Chris Taylor
  • Chunda Munki
  • VIMO
  • Austin Cassim
  • Ricardo da Costa

All of whom have been exploding on club and festival stages across the country. Make history with the first ever TREMOR FESTIVAL at one of the biggest EDM parties of the year! Experience the best of the best EDM has to offer and be sure to buy your tickets TODAY!

  • Cost:
    • From R180 - R360
  • When: 18 August, starts at 4pm
  • Venue: Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria
  • 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

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

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