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Never miss a single event…
The Cape is simply swimming with fantastic events happening in and around the Mother City. From foodie festivals to open-air music concerts and art exhibitions, there’s a little something for everyone. We’ve rounded up the best events in Cape Town from January 2020 until March 2020, so you can pick and choose where you want to be.
Armed with all the info, you’ll never miss the events you love.
The Best Summer Events in Cape Town
January 2020 Events
|3 January 2020||Silo Concerts: January Edition||Cape Town|
|10 & 11 January 2020||L’Ormarins Queen Plate Racing Festival||Cape Town|
|15 January 2020||Chenin Party at The Grand||Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront|
|16 – 20 January 2020||Wolfkop Weekender’s Lilo River Flow||Citrusdal|
|24 – 25 January 2020||Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration||Caledon|
|25 January 2020||Harvest Festival at Delheim||Stellenbosch|
February 2020 Events
|1 February 2020||The Sun Met||Kenilworth|
|2 February 2020||Franschhoek Summer Wines Festival||Franschhoek|
|6 – 9 February 2020||Up the Creek||Swellendam|
|8 February 2020||Nederburg Harvest Festival||Paarl|
|21 – 23 February 2020||Wolfie Familie Festival||Citrusdal|
|26 – 28 February 2020||Design Indaba||Foreshore, Cape Town|
|28 February – 1 March 2020||Robertson Wine Valley Hands-on-Harvest||Robertson|
|29 February – 1 March 2020||Italian Festival at Idiom||Somerset West|
|29 February 2020 – 1 March 2020||Stanford MTB Classic||Stanford|
|29 February 2020||SA Cocktail Week: Grand Opening Street Party||Cape Town|
March 2020 Events
|5 – 8 March 2020||SpiritFest||Swellendam|
|6 – 8 March 2020||Knysna Literary Festival||Thesen Island|
|13 – 15 March 2020||Bazique Festival||Grabouw|
|21 March 2020||Cape Town Carnival||Green Point|
|23 – 29 March 2020||Klein Karoo National Arts Festival||Oudtshoorn|
|26 – 29 March 2020||Retreat Yourself||Elandskloof Farm|
|27 – 28 March 2020||Cape Town International Jazz Festival||Cape Town|
Kirstenbosch Concerts: Summer 2020 Lineup
Where Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
When Jan 2020 – 31 March 2020
The lowdown The summer sunset concerts are back! And, as usual, the magnificent gardens of Kirstenbosch provide the backdrop for these open-air gigs – the perfect place to spend lazy afternoons.
Cost To be confirmed
Contact 021 799 8783, email@example.com
Location Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town
Silo Concerts: January Edition
Where The Silo District
When 3 January 2020
The lowdown The cool Silo District plays host to a series of free concerts headed by top-name musicians, with music ranging from Afro-soulful to swing and tango. The January performance features big band music of the 30s and 40s, with The Swinging All Stars Big Band, swing DJs and a dance floor to take you back in time.
Contact 021 408 7600, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Silo District, V&A Waterfront, South Arm Road, Cape Town
The Galileo Open Air Cinema
Where Cape Town
When 16 October 2019 – 25 April 2020
The lowdown Relive your favourite movie moments under the stars in some of the Cape’s most picturesque settings, every Wednesday to Saturday, and select Sundays at the Galileo Open Air Cinema.
Cost R109 – R130 (individual ticket)
R360 (couple’s ticket)
Contact 021 510 0929, email@example.com
Location Various venues
L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival
Where Cape Town
When 10 & 11 January 2020
The lowdown A day at the races at the 159th L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate. Dress elegantly with hues of blue and white – and don’t forget your best hat!
Cost R400 (Somerset Room)
R500 (Garden Party)
Contact 021 433 0347, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Kenilworth Racecourse, 105 Rosmead Avenue, Kenilworth, Cape Town
Wolfkop Weekender’s Lilo River Flow
When 16 – 20 January 2020
The lowdown Now in its sixth year, Wolfkop Weekender’s laidback summer event on the banks of the Olifants River is awash with lilos in every shape, colour and size. Festival-goers can also take part in a slew of immersive outdoor activities, such as morning yoga classes, meditation, trail-walking, high tea, kayaking and swimming. For lovers of top-drawer electronic music – and nature– this is the real deal.
Cost R1 175 – R20 850
Contact 083 260 4822, email@example.com
Location Wolfkop Camping Villages, 59 Voortrekker Street, Citrusdal
Chenin Party at The Grand
Where Granger Bay, Cape Town
When 15 January 2020
The lowdown Grand Africa Café and Beach and The Chenin Association of South Africa have joined forces to bring us this hot summer event that celebrates the rich heritage of Cape wine – in seaside style, of course. Flowing vino and piping-hot pizza straight from woodfire ovens, all to be enjoyed on a picture-perfect private beach overlooking the sparkling ocean. Because starting the year off with our toes in the sand is the only way to go.
Cost R350 per person
Location 1 Haul Road, V&A Waterfront, Granger Bay Boulevard, Cape Town
Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration
When 24 – 25 January 2020
The lowdown The beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is the prime setting for lovers of pinot, winemakers and sommeliers to unite for two days of ruby-red appreciation.
Cost R795 (A Taste of Hemel-en-Aarde Dinner)
R2 995 per person (Full Weekend Ticket)
Location Nidderdale Farm, Farm 40, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Caledon
Harvest Festival at Delheim
When 25 January 2020
The lowdown This fun fest includes grape-picking and -stomping, tractor rides, live music, delicious food and, of course, delicious Delheim wine.
Cost R480 (adults)
R280 (children, under 18 years)
Free (children, under 3 years)
Contact 021 888 4600, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Delheim Wine Estate, Knorhoek Road, Stellenbosch
The Sun Met
When 1 February 2020
The lowdown Bringing racing enthusiasts and fashionistas together, the Sun Met celebrates world-class horse-racing and equestrian-inspired elegance like you’ve never seen before.
Cost R200 (general access)
R2 000 –R5 169 (packages)
R11 950 (picnic sites, maximum 10 guests)
Contact 021 700 1600
Location Kenilworth Racecourse, Rosmead Avenue, Kenilworth, Cape Town
Franschhoek Summer Wines
Where Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyard
When 2 February 2020
The lowdown Enjoy a feast from Leopard’s Leap Harvest Table, and sample some of the finest wines while enjoying some laidback beats.
Good to know Booking early is essential!
Cost R295 per person (includes a complimentary tasting glass, wine-tastings and a discount voucher for the purchase of any of the day’s wines that are on show)
Contact 076 494 4747, email@example.com
Location Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyard, R45 Main Road, Franschhoek
Up the Creek
When 6 – 9 February 2020
The lowdown This outdoor music festival is celebrating three decades of top bands and the best vibe this side of the equator. The festival takes place on the banks of the blissful Breede River (with dedicated lifeguards all weekend), so grab your inflatable croc or flamingo and float the weekend away, with cool tunes in the background.
Cost R1 140 (Full Weekend: Phase 1)
R990 (Friday – Sunday: Phase 1)
Location Up the Creek Camp, Barrydale, 13.1 km after Felix Unite River Adventures, Swellendam
Nederburg Harvest Festival
When 8 February 2020
The lowdown This annual event at Nederburg’s Paarl Valley vineyards offers visitors a chance to experience the wine-making process first-hand – from vine to bottle. Festival-goers get to pick and stomp grapes, and learn from the experts – while getting some inside knowledge on the current harvest. A wide range of Nederburg wines will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, mineral water, coffee and tea.
Good to know Guests are advised to wear hats, sunscreen, comfortable clothing and shoes.
Contact 081 848 4295
Location The Red Table Restaurant, Nederburg Wine Farm, Sonstraal Road, Paarl
Wolfie Familie Festival
When 21 – 23 February 2020
The lowdown Three days and two nights of camping, swimming, music, games and activities and quality family time at |Wolfie Familie Festival. Highlights include live music performances, family yoga, secret sunrise dancing sessions. There’s even a wellness spa where parents and care-givers will be able to get some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
Cost R350 (children, BYO campsite)
R700 (adults, BYO campsite)
From R3 337. 50 (luxury camping packages and group packages)
Contact 076 017 4905, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Wolfkop Camping Villages, Citrusdal
Where Foreshore, Cape Town
When 26 – 28 February 2020
The lowdown For the 25th year, global leaders in the creative and design industries converge to present talks, seminars and workshops on the latest trends.
Cost R3 555 (one-day ticket)
R7 110 (two-day ticket)
R9 155 (Full Indaba, three-day ticket)
R8 240 (early bird)
R7 405 – R8 275 (group booking discount, from 5 to more than 26 people)
Contact 021 465 9966, email@example.com
Location Artscape Theatre Centre, DF Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town
Robertson Wine Valley Hands-on Harvest
When 28 February – 1 March 2020
The lowdown This family-friendly festival celebrates autumn’s bountiful grape harvest at several farms and venues in the Robertson Wine Valley.
Cost Free entrance; activities are priced individually
Contact 023 626 3167, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Robertson Valley
Italian Festival at Idiom
Where Somerset West
When 29 February – 1 March 2020
The lowdown For one weekend only, this picturesque farm in the heart of wine country is transformed into a celebration of la dolce vita with delicious pizza, pasta, gelato, vino, prosecco, Italian craft beer and live music.
Cost R200 (adults, day pass)
R80 (children, day pass)
Contact 021 858 1088, email@example.com
Location Knorhoek Estate, Da Capo Vineyards, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Somerset West
Stanford MTB Classic
When 29 February 2020 – 1 March 2020
The lowdown Hosted at Stanford Valley Guest Farm, the annual Stanford MTB Classic invites lovers of the outdoors to enjoy a fun, noncompetitive ride through the valley. Experienced MTB riders and newcomers can take part in the long or short stages. And for those who cannot resist racing competitively, Strava segment winners will be awarded.
Cost Two-day entries: R1 050 per person (Stanford Standard, long)
R750 per person (Stanford Lite, short)
One-day entries: R550 per person (Stanford Standard, long)
R400 (Stanford Lite, short)
Contact 084 228 0414 (Anneke Jacobs), firstname.lastname@example.org
082 927 7794 (Andries de Villiers)
Location Stanford Valley Guest Farm, R326, Stanford
SA Cocktail Week: Grand Opening Street Party
Where Cape Town
When 29 February 2020
The lowdown Calling all cocktail enthusiasts: now’s your chance to shake and stir a selection of top-drawer tipples. The opening party is a blast, with games, food, live DJs and, of course, flowing cocktails.
Good to know This party kicks off a thirst-curing week of cocktail experiences, tours and masterclasses, which run until 7 March.
Cost R195 (early bird)
R230 – R275 (next phases)
Location Napier Street, Greenpoint, Cape Town
When 5 – 8 March 2020
The lowdown Nourish mind, body and spirit at this weekend of yoga, dancing, swimming, hiking, live music and wholesome good food.
Cost R1 100 (adult festival pass, 1 – 4 nights, free camping)
R850 (early bird, adult festival pass, 1 – 4 nights, free camping)
R350 (children 4 –13 years festival pass, 1 – 4 nights, free camping)
R30 (children 0 – 4 years festival pass, 1 – 4 nights, free camping)
Location Somerset Gift Getaway Farm, Swellendam
Knysna Literary Festival
Where Thesen Island, Knysna
When 6 – 8 March 2020
The lowdown Three days of interactive sessions, presentations, and informal chats with some of South Africa’s feted authors.
Cost To be confirmed
Contact 044 382 5574, email@example.com
Location Thesen Islands, Long Street, Knysna Central, Knysna
When 13 – 15 March 2020
The lowdown Set beside a lake, this fun music festival is a creative collaboration between some of the best party organisers in the business. The 2020 edition sees nine international DJs and 60 local bands and DJs providing the soundtrack, alongside intriguing performance art and unexpected installations.
Cost R850 (standard)
R500 – R950 (additional camping tickets)
R2 900 – R6 950 (glamping tickets)
Location Elgin Grabouw Country Club, Worcester Street, Grabouw
Cape Town Carnival
Where Green Point
When 21 March 2020
The lowdown An extravagant parade through the streets of Cape Town in celebration of African identity, creativity, diversity and community.
Cost To be confirmed
Contact 021 406 3584, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Green Point Fan Walk, Green Point, Cape Town
Klein Karoo National Arts Festival
When 23 – 29 March 2020
The lowdown This weeklong arts festival offers guests more than 150 shows across all genres.
Cost Free entrance; activities are priced individually
Contact 044 203 8600, email@example.com
Location Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape
Where Elandskloof Farm, Greyton
When 26 – 29 March 2020
The lowdown Escape the daily grind, and custom-create your own serene weekend, with a choice between yoga and movement sessions, talks, workshops, entertainment and activities.
Cost R850 (adults)
R500 (children, 4 – 11 years)
Location Elandskloof Farm Cottages, Helderstroom, Greyton
Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Where Cape Town
When 27 – 28 March 2020
The lowdown Two days of world-class music from international jazz greats, local luminaries and emerging stars (over 40 in total) on five stages, with over 37 000 music lovers in attendance.
Cost R999 (two-day pass)
R649 (day pass)
Contact 021 671 8716, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Cape Town International Convention Centre, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town
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