40 of The Best Events in South Africa - September 2017
40 of The Best Events in South Africa - September 2017
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40 of The Best Events in South Africa - September 2017
We've created a list of the best events happening in September 2017, in SA’s biggest cities. Festivals & Concerts, Nightlife, Live Music, Street Parties & Comedy Shows.
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40 of The Best Events in South Africa - September 2017

We've created a list of the best events happening in September 2017, in SA’s biggest cities. Festivals & Concerts, Nightlife, Live Music, Street Parties & Comedy Shows.
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40 of The Best Events in South Africa - September 2017
We've created a list of the best events happening in September 2017, in SA’s biggest cities. Festivals & Concerts, Nightlife, Live Music, Street Parties & Comedy Shows.

This September is jam packed with events and activities for the entire family, from markets just for the kids to after dark events that really take things up a notch.

Don't forget to check what’s happening in Cape Town, Joburg, Pretoria & Durban Today

Quick JumpCape TownStreet Food Festival: Cape TownBlouberg Full Moon Beach GatheringAlien Safari SprungCape Town Pizza & Pasta FestivalSanlam Cape Town MarathonEarthdance 2017 Cape TownCape Town Magical Mushroom MarchBrandewyne en Boerewors FeesHermanus Whale FestivalDeep In Space Block PartyJoburgBraamfontein Gin Festival 2017Jazz On The LakeThe Color Run Joburg: Superhero TourMajor League Gardens Social Arts FestivalSoweto Kota FestivalEarthdance ReEvolution JHB 2017FNB Joburg 10K CityRunEkasi Braai FestivalKrank'd Up 2017 featuring Memphis May Fire & IntervalsSoweto Fun Fair PlaygroundDurbanSpiritual Vodka Shisanyama Festival presented by Durban TourismBubbles, Beer and BurgersHello Spring Hike & YogaNational Raam Bhajana FestivalZombie Walk Durban 2017SPCA Trail RunThe Prequel KZN ft Brother, Deliriant & More #RageIntroDurban Street Food FestivalGranada Square Wine, Food and Beer Festival 2017PretoriaOpening of At The BeachNeigh-Bours Magical Medieval Fayre 2017Lockdown Experience 2017Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring WalkFrancois van Coke - Ridgebacks CenturionLentedag 2017The Original Oktoberfest in Pretoria (since 1977)Kids Carnival + MarketHomeComing Africa 2017 #BacktoMusicMarket @ The Sheds

Cape Town

The official start of spring is upon us, and the city that never sleeps is in no short supply of all things festive, from stomping to some techno beats to runs that promote peace and unity. The city of Cape Town has all your needs covered.

Don’t forget to check out what’s happening in Cape Town today and this weekend.

Street Food Festival: Cape Town

The fourth annual Street Food Festival will pay homage to our food culture by dishing up authentic South African street foods pavement-style.

The festival features a food market, live music and a conference geared towards food entrepreneurs. The conference line up includes industry speakers like Ming-Cheau Lin, Nikki Albertyn, Third Culture Experiment and Weekly Wors.

  • Cost:
    • R50 - Saturday Market
    • R100 - Sunday Market + Crate Talks
  • When:
    • 2 September, Saturday Night Market, 5pm - 9pm
    • 3 September, Sunday Market & Conference, 10am - 4pm
  • Where: Side Street Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: Street Food Festival: Cape Town

Blouberg Full Moon Beach Gathering


The Full Moon is an incredibly powerful time in the lunar cycle. It is a time of balance and a time to let go of that which no longer serves us. It is an opportunity to reflect.

Bring your family and friends along and join Lauren Mensikovas Yoga for another beautiful beach Yoga session focusing on a calming, restorative sequence, followed by a meditation. This is all fairly informal, so if you want to simply come and enjoy the energy please feel welcome. Please bring some water,a yoga mat or towel and warm clothes for post sunset.

Feel free to bring any musical instruments; guitars, djembes, didgeridoos andtriangles as music is healing. Donations are welcome and go towards their efforts in the community of DuNoon.

Alien Safari Sprung


This party has served as a bastion of the local trance scene for years. A celebration of the commencement of spring, this event is designed to stir the consciousness of new things. It’s a space of freedom and new beginnings, to open yourself up to all the potential the universe has to offer.

Traditionally hosted at the Silwerstroom resort just outside of Cape Town, this party rages on all through the night with a steady stream of DJs to ensure that even though this event is only one day long, it will be the best party you could possibly have.

  • Cost:
    • R360 - Presold
    • R300 - Sunday Funday
  • When: 9-10 September 2017
  • Where: Silwerstroom Resort
  • Full Event Info: Alien Safari Sprung

Cape Town Pizza & Pasta Festival


Welcome to Cape Town's 1st ever Pizza & Pasta Festival! Expect gourmet pizza and pasta dishes, wine, craft beer, live music, kiddies entertainment and much, much more! The line-up for this fun-filled event is as follows:

  • Majozi
  • Sean Koch
  • Trio
  • Sunset Sweatshop
  • Diatone
  • Soldier

Cape Town’s unique blend of cultures serves up some treats at this all things food related festival. Tickets are limited and selling out fast, so make sure to grab yours early so you don't miss out.

  • Cost:
    • R180 - Lunch Pass
    • R250 - Full Day Pass
    • R180 - Dinner Pass
  • When: 16 September, 12pm - 9pm
  • Where: The Range, Orpen Rd, Tokai, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: Cape Town Pizza & Pasta Festival

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon


Cape Town is the proud and gracious hostess of an international 10km peace run/walk. They challenge you to experience Africa’s beautiful Mother City as never before, by running for PEACE in the Sanlam Cape Town 10km Peace Run/Walk.

Join the global community of thousands of people in countries across the world, who traditionally come together to run 10km races to commemorate the United Nation’s International Day of Peace on 17th of September 2017.

This heartfelt and unifying 10km peace run is open to all runners ranging across elite athletes to social runners/walkers.

The 10km peace run provides a flat and fast route, where you will be able to take in the natural beauty of the Atlantic seaboard. By running this event you will experience the vibrant spirit of the Cape Town community in a unique way and also contribute towards peace.

Tip: The one hour 50min cut-off time can easily accommodate walkers.
  • Cost:
    • R30 - Temp Runners License
    • R90 - Entrance
  • When: 17 September, 7:10am - 9am
  • Where: Race starts in Greenpoint Stadium, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

Earthdance 2017 Cape Town


Earthdance happens all around the world, and this year marks a full 20 years of global trance events characterised by the same mission statement, "Unitedness".

This party seeks to create a shared platform for humans from all around the world to unite under the same umbrella. Locally, this party is spoken about year-round and is known as a must for trance partiers.

Held over the course of 3 days, this party serves a constant stream of the world’s best trance - culminating in a mass meditation early on Sunday morning. It is simply a must.

  • Cost:
    • R320 - Early Bird (SOLD OUT)
    • R300 - Sunday Day Pass
    • R380 - Phase 1
    • R420 - General
  • When: 23 - 24 September 2017
  • Where: Nekkies Resort, Worcester
  • Full Event Info: Earthdance 2017 Cape Town

Cape Town Magical Mushroom March

This march is intended to be a peaceful celebration for the entire Fungal Kingdom. These organisms play an enormously important role in our environment and offer many beneficial uses to humanity including being used for food, medicines, as spiritual tools and for recreational purposes.

This will also be the first ever march in Cape Town, and possibly in South Africa, for the legalisation of Psilocybin aka "Magic Mushrooms" or "Sacred Mushrooms" and is a calling to the Psi culture to unite and to celebrate their cause.

One of the intentions of the march will be to help educate South Africans about and create awareness for the movement to legalise and regulate the use of Psilocybin mushrooms. If this is a cause that’s close to your heart, be sure to attend this enlightened gathering.

Brandewyne en Boerewors Fees

@Brandewyn en Boerewors Fees

There is a first time for everything. With this festival taking place for the first time, they are planning on making it a great success and an annual event.

The Brandewyn and Boerewors Festival will have brandy tasting stalls, a brandy bar, as well as food stalls and a designated area where guests can buy and braai their own meat.

Line up:

  • Oriana
  • Jay Jay
  • Sunset Sweatshop
  • Nicholis Louw

The entrance fee will include access to the festival and performances as well as 5 tasting coupons that can be used at the tasting stalls (more coupons can be purchased at the festival). Unfortunately, no outside food or drinks will be permitted. Tickets are limited and selling out fast.

  • Cost:
    • R150 - General Admission
  • When: 23 September 12pm - 8pm
  • Where: Hillcrest Quarry, Tygerberg Valley Rd, Durbanville
  • Full Event Info: Brandewyn en Boerewors Fees

Hermanus Whale Festival


The Hermanus Whale Festival has bloomed and gathered residents and visitors from across the world to celebrate the migration of Southern Right Whales and other marine wildlife with ocean-themed activities and exhibitions, emphasising education and environmentally responsible adventures and activities.

What better way to enjoy one of the wonders of nature than seeing them in their natural habitat. Whales can be viewed from all along the coast. Everyone needs to see these gentle giants gracefully move through the South African waters.

Tip: There is nothing like seeing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, you can almost feel their freedom.

Deep In Space Block Party

@Dash Productions

After amazing continuous support throughout the years for the Deep In Space parties running in Amsterdam, Joburg, and Cape Town it has become very clear to them that the DASH and Deep In Space family is much bigger than they could ever imagine.

What better way to celebrate this and the end of school term by throwing the biggest U19 indoor party Cape Town has seen. Kicking off this leg of our Summer campaign at one of Cape Town's best kept secrets, Train Lodge in Cape Town, on breakup day for a party like no other.

The intimate rail side venue will be transformed into an audiovisual paradise. As you wander further from reality your imagination will lead you into this cosmic playground as it welcomes you to meet, love and dance.

Join them for an intimate night of great music, top class production, two dance floors, mind-blowing visuals, LED tunnel, multiple bars, outdoor lounges and chill areas.

  • Cost:
    • R120 - Early Bird (Online Only)
    • R150 - General Admission
    • R200 - At the Door
  • When: 29 September, 7pm - 1am
  • Where: Old Marine Dr, Cape Town
  • Full Event Info: Deep In Space Block Party


The weather might be a bit of a downer with the return of all this moisture in the air, but the City of Gold has plenty of hot events to keep you going.

From days that cater just to the little ones, trail runs to get your blood pumping and drinking affairs that will leave lasting memories, Joburg has it all!

Don’t forget to check out what’s happening in Joburg today and this weekend.

Braamfontein Gin Festival 2017

@Republic 0f 94

The first ever Braamfontein Gin Festival will be bringing some of the best local talent, craft and well known gin distilleries and will be 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&Ts and a meal from any of the outlets. Come and experience your favourite drink in the vibrancy of Braamfontein!

Jazz On The Lake

@Soweto Theatre

The Jazz On The Lake show will feature many of the greatest singing talents of our time. Dr. Sibongile Khumalo is not only a household name in South Africa, but is also recognised wherever she goes.

One of South Africa’s greatest vocalists in the country, Zonke Dikana as well as Queen Cora Coleman (Cora C Coleman-Dunham), former drummer for Beyoncé and Prince, will be showcasing their mastery with a South African band of celebrated artists.

Great pianist Nduduzo Makhathini, and winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award. Idols contestant Amanda Black whose debut studio album was certified platinum three weeks after its release.

Jamaican Dancehall/Reggae singer and actress Alaine Laughton who has featured on many big hits such as “dying For A Cure” by Wayne Marshall, both of her own and a rhythm section band featuring world renowned Reggae Jazz producer, arranger, song-writer and saxophone player, Dean Fraser.

With such an incredible line up this showcasing of the arts is pulling out all the stops. This event is free of charge so bring the whole family and spread out on the grass while you take it all in.

Tip: The surrounding roads in the Parkview area will be closed, you are encouraged to use the free park and ride service from Metro Centre in Braamfontein and Marks Park in Emmerentia.
  • When: 3 September, 11am - 5:30pm
  • Where: Zoo Lake,
  • Full Event Info: Jazz On The Lake

The Color Run Joburg: Superhero Tour

@The Color Run South Africa

The Happiest 5K on the Planet™ is heading to Joburg on the 10 September to bring you their new 2017 Superhero Tour. Get ready to run-ble Joburg!

Get ready for a new tour, new gear, a 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.

Tip: A pair of goggles make sure you don’t get any powder in your eyes, be creative and decorate your goggles ahead of time.
  • 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 JHB: Superhero Tour

Major League Gardens Social Arts Festival

@Major League DJz

Major League Gardens 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 nonchalant vibes to share in the greatness of the Major League Gardens.

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

  • Cost:
    • R150 - First Phase (SOLD OUT)
    • TBA - Second and Third Phase
    • R650 - VIP
  • When: 16 September, 11am - 2am
  • Where: FNB Stadium, Marshall Town, Soweto
  • Full Event Info: Major League Garden Social Art Fair

Soweto Kota Festival

@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. 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

Earthdance ReEvolution JHB 2017

@Earth Dance JHB

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!

Tip: Always have emergency numbers on hand, you never know when you might lock your keys in the car or run out of fuel.
  • 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 ReEvolution JHB 2017

FNB Joburg 10K CityRun


Taking place on Heritage Day, the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN celebrates the sizzling city that is the beating heart and soul of South Africa.

This fast and flat 10km run is for everyone. Young, old, fast, slow, pacey or ponderous, all are welcome.

Starting at FNB Bank City, the route will twist and turn through the streets of Joburg, passing historical sites, renewed suburbs, taking in familiar street names before finishing at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown. Take to the streets of Joburg and see your city like you’ve never seen it before.

  • Cost:
    • R160 - Standard Package
    • R850 - Gold Package
  • When: 24 September, 8am - 11am
  • Where: FNB Bank City, 16 De La Rey St, Vrededorp, Johannesburg
  • Full Event Info: FNB Joburg 10K CityRun

Ekasi Braai Festival

@ pascal claivaz

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:
    • R150 - General Presale
    • R70 - Kids U12 Presale
    • R200 - At the Door
    • R100 - Kids U12 At the Door
    • R50 - Coolbox
  • When: 24 September, 12pm - 10pm
  • Where: 853 Sibukwane St, Jabavu, Soweto
  • Full Event Info: Ekasi Braai Festival

Krank'd Up 2017 featuring Memphis May Fire & Intervals

@Krank'd Up Music Festival

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.

Soweto Fun Fair Playground

@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 childminders 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.

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 Game Competitions.

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 - Adult
  • When: 30 September, 10am
  • Where: Soweto Cricket Oval, Gumede St, Moroka, Soweto
  • Full Event Info: Soweto Fun Fair Playground


Durban is all about its heritage this September, from heritage day big bashes to long weekends sipping wine and enjoying the finer things in life, Durban sure knows how to party.

Don’t forget to check out what’s happening in Durban today and this weekend.

Spiritual Vodka Shisanyama Festival presented by Durban Tourism

uMlazi will be the hottest spot in Durban as it plays host to thousands of shisanyama fans ready to eat, party and repeat. The famous venues from the Shisanyama Awards will be cooking.

Expect live music by Riky Rick, Big Nuz and many more! Get your dancing shoes ready for a day filled with faith, good vibes and great jams.

Bubbles, Beer and Burgers

@Bubbles, Beer and Burgers

Celebrating live music, bubbles, beer and burgers in true South African fashion. Join them for an enjoyable day of good music, relaxing conversations and tantalised tastebuds.

A wide variety of local beer, bubblicious sparkling wines, mouthwatering food stuffs and soothing sound waves will entertain you for the day. Come investigate how they reinvent the concept of the burger or try your old time favourite pint and reminisce about the good old days. Alternatively find adventure and daringly sample everything on their taster boards.

  • Cost:
    • R180 + R12.50 (booking fee) - Pre Sold General Access
    • R220 - General Access at the Door
    • R50 + R12.50 (booking fee) - Pre Sold Kids u12
    • R60 - Kids u12 at the Door
  • When: 2 September, 12pm - 10pm
  • Where: Northwood Crusaders, 10 Ranleigh Crescent, Durban
  • Full Event Info: Bubbles, Beer and Burgers

Hello Spring Hike & Yoga

@Hello Spring Hike & Yoga

Shake off winter and welcome spring with a fresh, outdoors morning yoga session with Mags and a 5km hike/trail run at the beautiful Giba Gorge. Allow the majestic countryside to take your breathe away with its spectacular views.Programme for the day:

  • 7:30 - 8am: Arrival & registration
  • 8am - 9am: Vinyasa Yoga Class with Mags
  • 9am - 10:30am: 5km Forest Hike or Trail Run to the Waterfall

Spots are limited so booking is essential if you want to ensure your place. Bring along your partner, the kids and don’t forget your yoga mat and water.

Tip: Pack some light refreshments for a mid morning snack at the waterfall.
  • Cost: R100 - Admission to the Park
  • When: 3 September, 7:30am - 10:30am
  • Where: Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park, Gauteng
  • Full Event Info: Hello Spring Hike & Yoga

National Raam Bhajana Festival


Every 4 year Indians throughout the Durban celebrate Raam Bhajana. The festival serves to commemorate and celebrate Lord Rama, an Indian deity. The festival is not exclusively for those of the Andhra Community but open to the general public, it is a day of celebration.

You can expect to be greeted with dance and song all in the praise and memory of Lord Rama, experience a new and different culture and visit the National Raam Bhajana Festival.

Tip: When visiting a religious establishment, please be respectful of their rules and customs.

Zombie Walk Durban 2017

The Zombie Walk will be divided into two walks, a kid friendly walk where the littler ones won’t be trampled and the creepy after dark walk.

The kids walk will kick off in the early afternoon and is for children between the ages 2 and 12 years old. The trainee zombies will be taught how to hunt and find their next meal just like the undead, after training they will head over to the inflatable obstacle course. What’s better than little zombies hunting for brains!

To cool things down there will be a Zombie water balloon brain run, so pack a costume and towel and expect a day of thrills.

The Zombie Night Walk will start at 6pm sharp. Like all previous zombie walks this one is pet friendly, so bring the whole family. There will be food and drink available for sale, and security scattered along the route to ensure no zombies are harmed. Get your best zombie attire and practice your grunting because this one is going to raise the dead.

Once you have gotten your fill of brains the night ends off with a rocking party on the seaside. There will be live DJs keeping those zombie legs going all night long. You can expect to find a variety of human foods for sale and a full bar.

  • Cost:
    • R55 - Standard
    • R250 - VIP
  • When: 9 September, 2pm - 2am
  • Where: uShaka Marine World Beach, Durban
  • Full Event Info: Zombie Walk Durban 2017

SPCA Trail Run

@SPCA Durban

The SPCA Coast Run offers runner the option of a 5km trail run, 14km coastal run or a 22km run. All of the distances boasts the beautiful views of the coastline Durbanites are so accustomed to, however the 14km and 22km runs not for the faint hearted as it is open only to runners.

There will be a kiddies play area that will be fully stocked with plenty for the little ones to do, as well as food and drinks for sale. The first 700 entries will receive a free goodie bag, so get registering now!

  • Cost:
    • 22kms:
      • R150 - Pre Entry
      • R170 - Late Entry
    • 14kms:
      • R120 - Pre Entry
      • R140 - Late Entry
    • 5kms:
      • R70 - Pre Entry
      • R90 - Late Entry
  • When: 10 September, 6am - 11am
  • Where: SPCA Durban, 2 Willowfield Cres, Umgeni Business Park, Durban
  • Full Event Info: SPCA Durban

The Prequel KZN ft Brother, Deliriant & More #RageIntro

@Rage Festival South Africa

The beginning of a story that will alter your life forever, that is The Prequel. On the road to Rage Festival you face many challenges within your final stretch and that's why Rage has designed an event to re-energise you in your last months of the year.

Rage Festival will be taking over Origin Nightclub to showcase a preview of what they will be doing this year. Tickets are limited so get yours now!

Durban Street Food Festival

@Durban Street Food Festival

This spring, take the culinary experience of the city back! Experience the melting pot of flavours, cultures, sounds and sights that made Durban the cosmopolitan smorgasbord it is today.

While you tease your taste buds with African, Indian, Asian and other mouthwatering flavours, enjoy the sumptuous sounds of the finest local musical talent, with live musicians by day and DJs to heat things up when the sun goes down.

Laugh with your mouth full as you’re entertained, and get your grubby paws on the future of fashion by the city’s chicest young designers.

Celebrate Heritage Day with dancers and musicians representing the diverse cultures of our beautiful city, followed by a series of short talks from some of Durban’s exceptional artists and entrepreneurs.

Family fun for a full belly, with a spoonful of giggles and a pinch of wiggles for good measure, let Durban Street Food Festival serve up the entrée you’ve been waiting for!

  • Cost:
    • R50 - Day Pass
    • R120 - 3 Day Pass (Pre Sale)
    • Free - Kids U12
  • When: 22- 25 September, 5pm - 5pm
  • Where: Java Rd, Island View, Bluff
  • Full Event Info: Durban Street Food Festival

Granada Square Wine, Food and Beer Festival 2017

@Granada Square Wine, Food and Beer Festival

Granada Square Wine welcomes you to the Granada Square Food, Wine and Beer Festival where you can expect to find a wide selection of boutique wines on offer. This includes 14 select premium wines that will be brought to this great Umhlanga Festival.

Book your tickets now for this prestigious annual event as tickets are limited.


There is no better time of the year to visit Pretoria, with the Jacaranda trees in full bloom the city streets are lined with purple blossoms. Pretoria is celebrating the arrival of spring in a big way with trail runs for a good cause and beer festivals that hold a special place in our hearts.

Don’t forget to check out what’s happening in Pretoria today and this weekend.

Opening of At The Beach


The Weiveld venue is opening its doors to the public for the opening of At The Beach. They welcome you to come and sip cocktails on the sand of this premier destination. The grand opening will be at 2pm sharp and seats are limited, booking is essential.

  • Bookings:
    • bookings@weiveld.co.za
    • 071 471 6698
  • When: 1 September, 2pm
  • Where: Weiveld, M6, Durban
  • Full Event Info: Opening van At The Beach

Neigh-Bours Magical Medieval Fayre 2017

@Neigh-Bours Magical Medieval Fayre‎

HEAR YE HEAR YE HEAR YE!! COME ONE, COME ALL. A little mystery, a little madness and a lot of magic! Cometh all ye merry, and join the magical medieval fayre!

They invite minstrels, strolling players, stilt walkers, fairies, fire dancers and all manner of buskers and barons, knights, dragons, unicorns, fair maidens and their steeds!

The Stocks, Mead, Ale, Unicorn Rides as well as food and drink, dancers and all the stalls will run all day, then stay into the night as sprites and fire dancers entertain you, while the circles open to allow friendship and camaraderie in!

Expect to find:

  • Ye Olde Taven Quiz (world famous throughout Kyalami)
  • Eoin's Tankard Mead & White Dog Taproom Ale
  • Chikara unicorn rides for kids of all ages
  • Fight a Knight with Battle Heritage South Africa
  • Fire dancing from L.A. Fire & Glow Toys
  • Drakon Forge forging displays
  • Archery & Mounted Archery from Mounted Archery Pretoria
  • Fancydress Contest
  • Medieval games
  • Game of Kings
  • Fantastic stalls

There is a special place for lovers at this market, those wished to be joined in eternal matrimony to say their vows under an arch of flowers during the festivities of ye greatest medieval festival known to this time.

Stand before the ordained officiant and declare your love. Arrive as two souls and leave as one at the Magical Medieval Fayre.

  • Cost:
    • R3500 - Handfasting (Marriage Ceremony)
    • R750 - Royal Ticket (Online Only)
    • R350 - Noble Ticket (Online Only)
    • R80 - Commors Ticket (Online Only)
    • R100 - Commors Ticket at the Door
    • R10 - Commors Parking
  • When: 2 September, 11am - 10pm
  • Where: Inanda Country Base, 77 Epsom Chase St, Knopjeslaagte, Midrand
  • Full Event Info: Neigh-Bours Magical Medieval Fayre 2017

Lockdown Experience 2017

The Lockdown Experiences are definitely not to be missed, with some of the biggest names in the African DJ world the tracks will be out of this world. Every year they seem to out-do themselves and draw an even bigger crowd, this year promises nothing less!

  • Cost:
    • R150 - Pre Sale
    • R350 - VIP Pre Sale
    • R200 - At the Door
    • R400 - VIP At the Door
  • When: 2-3 September, 12pm - 6pm
  • Where: Mamelodi West Central Sports Ground
  • Full Event Info: Lockdown Experience 2017

Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk

@Jacaranda FM

Join the Jacaranda FM family this September, when they take to the streets of Pretoria to celebrate spring! There will be a 5km, 8km and 15km walk options, and this year’s new addition of an 8km run for those who want to push their limits.

This much-loved race has been keeping health enthusiasts, music lovers and families on their toes for six years. It’s back again this year, to help you shake off your winter blues and spend time in the sunshine with family and friends and only the best entertainment.

  • Cost:
    • R150 - Adults
    • R100 - Children (2-16) and Pensioners
  • When: 9 September, 8am
  • Where: Pretoria National Botanical Gardens, 2 Cussonia Ave, Pretoria
  • Full Event Info: Discovery Jacaranda FM Spring Walk

Francois van Coke - Ridgebacks Centurion

@Francois van Coke

Francois van Coke is throwing a free party in Centurion this September and you’re invited. This live performance by the much adored Afrikaans music sensation forms part of his “Die Wereld Is Mal” tour.

If you don’t know the name Francois van Coke we suggest you attend this one and experience some true to heart Afrikaans treffe.

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 DJs, multiple bars, cheap drinks, lots of activations and freebies, water toys, a game park, free bus shuttles and much much more. Buses will depart from Aandklas Hatfield (cnr of Prospect & Hilda str) to the Pretoria National Botanical Garden and back every 10 minutes. Lentedag is making this the authentic Spring Day as we all know it.

  • Cost:
    • R120 - R150 - Online
  • When: 13 September, 9am - 5pm
  • Where: Pretoria National Botanical Gardens, 2 Cussonia Ave, Pretoria
  • Full Event Info: Lentedag 2017

The Original Oktoberfest in Pretoria (since 1977)

@Das Oktoberfest in Pretoria

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

Join them at the 41st Oktoberfest at the Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria. The Oktoberfest gives you the opportunity to experience true German hospitality with your family, friends, colleagues or clients.

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

Kids Carnival + Market

@Centurion Local

This market is both kid and budget friendly, as there is no entrance fee. Come out and enjoy a day in the sun while you sip away on the most fragrant wines not feeling guilty as the children will not be bored. Expect to find jumping castles, kids areas, face painting, balloon art, unique stalls, pony rides and much more.

There will be a variety of wines available for sale in the cellar, as well as non alcoholic beverages. Take your taste buds on a journey of exploration with the samplings of food for sale. If you love markets you want to be sure not to miss this one.

  • Cost: FREE
  • When: 25 September, 9am - 2pm
  • Where: Centurion Theatre, 123 Amkor Rd, Lyttelton Manor, Centurion
  • Full Event Info: Kids Carnival + Market

HomeComing Africa 2017 #BacktoMusic

@HomeComing Events

HomeComing Africa is the first event of an eventing revolution set to take the continent by storm. A celebration of African music, culture and lifestyle as well as the building of the cultural bridge between international artists and local support bases.

This one day festival will be filled with music, food, culture and fun. Patrons are invited to bring their good spirits and festive cheer to an experience that will go down in the history books.

Market @ The Sheds

@Market @ The Sheds

The most loved market in the capital city is back, with their regular stalls plus many many more treats. There is something for everyone from vintage finds to curious delectables that will have your mouths watering for more.

Market @ The Sheds take pride in providing the community with local crafts and goods found at their markets. The stallholders are welcoming and friendly and the care they take in their products really shows. This great family outing will have you spread out on the lawn simply just taking it all in.

  • Cost: R50 - Online
  • When: 30 September, 10am - 6pm
  • Where: 381 Church St, Pretoria
  • Full Event Info: Market @ The Sheds

With spring setting the tone for the arrival of the biggest party season in South Africa, we can't wait to see what October has in store!

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