EVENTS HAPPENING IN THE CITY | DECEMBER – FEBRUARY 2017…
25 February | CONSTANTIA FRESH FINE WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL
The festival offers a refreshing change to the many wine events held in crowded halls and is tailor-made to ensure that guests not only enjoy the day, but that each leaves feeling invigorated and filled with a lust for life.
Jan – 25 February | RIAAD MOOSA IN LIFE BEGINS
The say life begins at 40. Riaad Moosa is turning 40 so he invites the audience to join in figuring out whether life really does begin at 40. This award-winning comedian, presenter, writer and actor happens to be a qualified medical doctor as well! Also known as `the Comedy Doctor`, he is one of the country`s most popular and acclaimed funny men with a style all of his own.
26 February | GIN & TONIC FESTIVAL
South Africa’s first dedicated Gin & Tonic Festival. Taste, swirl and celebrate the most exciting spirit category in the world. Unleash your taste buds with international brands, local distilleries and craft ginsmiths.
4 March | VEUVE CLICQUOT MASTERS POLO
A luxury lifestyle and polo affair drawing socialites, fashionistas, celebrities as well as champagne and equestrian lovers. This event showcases both fashion and the exhilarating sport of polo, guaranteeing guests an afternoon of stylish opulence with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne in hand.
March| DE WAAL PARK CONCERTS
5 March – HOT WATER,MARK HAZE & MAE SITHOLE BAND
19 March – FRESHLY GROUND, THE RUDIMENTALS & NICK TURNER BAND
Enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoon under the shade of trees in much loved De Waal Park. Pack a picnic hamper and blanket and enjoy fabulous live music for free.
18 March | CAPE TOWN CARNIVAL
The 8th annual Cape Town Carnival will once again ignite the Mother City. This is one of those special days in the Mother City that excites and unites the community with a spectacular celebration showcasing art, music and dance.
31 March – 1 April | CAPE TOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival, now preparing for its 18th year, is an annual event. It is famous for delivering a star-studded line up. This proudly South African-produced event is hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
RECURRING EVENTS IN THE CITY…
PechaKucha Night is always an inspiring evening, consisting of 8 – 9 passionate speakers who each speak for 6 minutes and 40 seconds (20 slides displayed for 20 seconds each on a timer). This keeps things concise, to the point and fun!
Cape Town’s central city comes alive on the first Thursday of every month, as dozens of art galleries stay open and cultural events go on until late.
On Sundays from the end of November until the beginning of April, musical concerts are held on the lawns at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.
Bring the whole family, a picnic and a bottle of wine and enjoy some of South Africa’s best live music while the sun slips behind the mountain.
Tuning the Vine #InnerCityWineRoute is an epic midweek wine tasting adventure including some of the hippest inner city venues and showcasing delicious South African wines and talented winemakers! Every Wednesday following First Thursdays, Tuning the Vine fills the City streets with hundreds of happy wine tuners, helpful wine fairies and loads of wine loving fun!
The Galileo Open Air Cinema welcomes you to a magical movie experience of cinematic delights, tantalising treats and breath-taking scenery under a canopy of stars.
The Vineyard Oval Market is a Weekly Wednesday Night Market in the heartbeat of the Southern Suburbs.
Weekly market held on Saturday mornings in the beautiful gardens at The Company’s Garden. Fresh farm produce and a variety of tasty food and drinks. Child and Dog friendly. Picnic lawns available.
CreativeMornings started out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods.
EVENTS HAPPENING IN SURROUNDING AREAS…
2017| BABYLONSTOREN WORKSHOPS
Babylonstoren hosts a wide range of gardening related workshops. Listings for 2017 are now up, sign up before it’s too late!
25 February | WATERSHED AT PAUL CLUVER
Watershed, now South Africa’s leading acoustic rock group, hold a string of platinum/gold albums and awards to their name are loved both locally and internationally. Their performance forms part of the Hope at Paul Cluver Summer Festival 2016.
10 – 12 March | ROBERTSON HANDS-ON HARVEST FESTIVAL
One of the most anticipated food and wine festivals in the Cape (alongside sister events like the Wacky Wine Weekend, Slow and Wine on the River), the fiesta boasts a lengthy programme of events that spans the entire valley as well as the towns of McGregor, Ashton and Bonnievale.
April bookings open| CERES STEAM TRAIN
An old world experience on board an authentic vintage steam train to Ceres, run by volunteers and enthusiasts. Ceres railway track was originally built in 1910 and is one of two steam train operators in the Western Cape. It steams past vineyards, orchards, olive groves, mountains, wheat fields and streams with a bit of game viewing whilst on board. It runs every second weekend. Snacks and drinks are available on the train.
6 – 7 May | RIEBEEK VALLET OLIVE FESTIVAL
Voted the Best Tourism Event by the West Coast Tourism Awards, the 17th annual Olive Festival promises to be bigger and better, with a martini bar, country fair and fresh-produce market on the cards. Olive enthusiasts will be in their element with the range of homemade olive goodies on offer – from jams, pickles, preserves and tapenade to flavoured olive oils and freshly baked olive breads.