Hate the feeling of FOMO? Don’t worry, with this comprehensive Cape Town social calendar, you won’t miss a single exciting event in and around Cape Town during 2016.
Knysna Oyster Festival (1 – 10 July)
Celebrate the good life at the Knysna Oyster Festival, an annual event since 1983. Expect plenty of oysters, served fresh or cooked, with a choice of sumptuous garnishes. There will also be more than 30 Tabasco hotspots throughout the festival for those who are fans of the hot sauce. Besides the obvious attractions, the delicious oysters, the festival will also host numerous sporting events, such as the Pick n Pay Cape Times Forest Marathon and the Pick n Pay Weekend Argus Rotary Cycle Tour.
- Seafood Wednesday – R20.00
- Pick n Pay Flavours of Knysna – R175.00
- Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival Comedy Shuckle – R100.00
Buy your tickets from Webtickets.
For a full list of events taking place during the Knysna Oyster Festival, visit their website.
Franschhoek Bastille Festival (16 July)
Experience the French tradition of good wine and food at the Bastille Festival in Franschhoek. Set against the historic Huguenot Monument, the Food & Wine Marquee will host stalls from some of Franschhoek’s best restaurants, selling delicious gourmet dishes, as well as various wines from wine estates in the area.
Entrance to the Wine & Food Marquee will cost R220.00 and includes a wine glass, a booklet of five wine tasting coupons and a R20.00 wine voucher. For further information about the event, look at the Franschhoek Bastille Festival Facebook page.
Purchase your Bastille tickets from Webtickets.
Robertson Slow Festival (5 – 7 August)
Unwind and live the slow life for a day at the Robertson Slow Festival. Twenty-six wineries and guest houses from surrounding Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson will be taking part. Guests can look forward to a hearty traditional home-cooked meal at the homes of winemaking families and guest houses. Expect mouthwatering waterblommetjie bredie, venison and Karoo lamb and of course, milktart like your gran used to make. There will be plenty of good wine too, and interesting stalls to browse.
2016’s tickets are not yet for sale but keep an eye on the website for upcoming details.
Hermanus Wine and Food Festival (6 August)
A carefree atmosphere with amazing food and wine and the stunning ocean as the backdrop is what visitors to Hermanus can expect at the Hermanus Wine & Food Festival. A magnificent culinary experience awaits with a selection of food trucks, wine, and beer on tap. The festival also celebrates the commencement of whale season.
Tickets will be available for purchase at R150.00 per person at the Wine Village. See map below for directions.
Cape Floral Kingdom Expo (18 – 21 August)
Awaken the botanist in you when you witness the breath-taking display of Fynbos at the Cape Floral Kindom Expo held at the Agri Mega Park in Bredasdorp. The Expo aims to educate visitors about the importance of nature conservation and also provides a platform for like-minded indigenous flora enthusiasts to get together and appreciate the beauty of the Cape Floral Kingdom.
Find more information on the Cape Floral Kingdom Expo’s Facebook page.
Ticket prices have not yet been released. Keep an eye on the website for updates.
Map to the Agri Mega Park from Cape Town
Venue: Nooitgedacht Road, Bredasdorp.
GPS coordinates: 34°31’24.61” S 20°03’02.33” E
Cape Town Street Food Festival (2 – 4 September)
Calling all foodies! This event is especially for you! This year marks the second Cape Town Street Food Festival set to take place at Side Street Studios in Woodstock.
Keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details regarding the event.Ticket prices:
• Market: R50.00
• Dinner: R400.00
• Talks: R550.00
Purchase your tickets through Quicket.
Venue: 139 Albert Road & 32 William Street, Woodstock, Cape Town
Darling Wildflower Show (16 – 18 September)
Celebrate wildflower season at The Darling Wildflower Show where grand displays of flowers, from the most delicate to the rarest, will surely wow you. Tractor rides to the Oude Post wetland and craft and food stalls will ensure you have a fun and busy day.
- Adults: R50.00
- Pensioners (available only on Friday 18 September): R30.00
- Children (14 – 18yrs): R30.00
- Children (under the age of 13): Free
Purchase your tickets here.
Venue: Darling Golf Club, Jacaranda Street, Darling.
Hermanus Whale Festival (30 September – 2 October)
The Hermanus Whale Festival draws hundreds of visitors each year, not only for the fun and lively festive atmosphere, but also because it’s whale season and Hermanus is best known for whale watching. Expect ocean-themed activities and exhibitions emphasising marine wildlife and conservation.
More information about the Hermanus Whale Festival here.
For enquiries contact (028) 313 0928 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cape Town Flower Show (27 – 30 October)
Taking place in the Castle of Good Hope, the Cape Town Flower Show will leave a lasting impression with the beautiful and inspiring works of art created from the Cape’s beautiful fynbos and wild flowers. The show also provides a platform for the horticultural industry to promote itself.
Children 10-17 yrs: R55.00
Purchase your tickets from Computicket.
For more information on the the Cape Town Flower Show visit their website.
Zombie Walk (29 October)
South Africa’s biggest Halloween event, the annual Zombie Walk, will see the “undead” plod the streets of Cape Town again on the 29th of October. This year, the event hopes to bring in over 9500 zombies to set a Guinness World Record.
Money raised from the event will be presented to the Lucky Lucy Foundation, a non-profit, pro-life organisation that aims to relieve the plight of neglected and abused animals.
Still to be confirmed.
Contact 060 996 1477 or email email@example.com
Venue: Company Gardens, Queen Victoria St, Cape Town
Cape Town Bierfest (4 – 6 November)
Experience traditional Bavarian culture and food at the annual Cape Town Bierfest from the 4th to the 6th of November 2016. Expect a jolly atmosphere as the Oompah band plays in the background to clinking steins overflowing with Bavarian beer. There will also be prizes for the best dressed!
- Braumeister: R875.00. The price of the ticket includes a three-course traditional Bavarian meal, VIP reserved seating, costume accessories, complimentary 1L Bierfest stein and a Glamcam photo.
- Brauhaus: R445.00. Inlcudes a two-course traditional Bavarian meal, complimentary bar (limited), costume accessories and a Glamcam photo.
- Uber Bier Hall Day time: R195.00. Includes entrance to the event, one complimentary 500ml beer, his/her apron, beer tasting and a Glamcam photo.
- Uber Bier Hall Night time: R215.00. Includes entrance to the event, one complimentary 500ml beer, his/her apron, beer tasting and a Glamcam photo.
- Standard Bier Hall Day time: R125.00. Includes entrance to the event and beer tasting.
- Standard Bier Hall Night time: R140.00. Includes entrance to the event and beer tasting.
Check out the tasty menu!
Purchase your tickets close to the time.
Note: For those who don’t purchase their tickets online and wish to purchase at the event, an extra R20.00 will be charged to the ticket price.
This event is not open to any persons under the age of 18 years.
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