Events

Cultural in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Cape Town Minstrel Carnival

Tweede Nuwe Jaar (2 January) is when the satin- and sequin-clad minstrel troupes traditionally march through the city for the Kaapse Klopse (Cape Minstrel Festival) from Keizergracht St, along Adderley and Wale Sts …
Music in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Cape Town’s biggest jazz event, attracting big names from both South Africa and overseas, is usually held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre at the end of March. It includes a free concert in Greenmark…
Art in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Design Indaba

This creative convention, bringing together the varied worlds of fashion, architecture, visual arts, crafts and media, is held at the end of February, usually at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Art in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

First Thursdays

This massively popular event is centred on the galleries and design shops of the City Bowl – it's a chance to dip into the local art scene, as well as join a roving street party. Food trucks and stalls gather around…
Music in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Adderley Street Christmas Lights

Join the tens of thousands who turn out for the concert in front of Cape Town Railway Station that precedes the switching on of festive lights along Adderley St, and a parade. The same street is pedestrianised each …
Food & Drink in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Tuning the Vine

A successful monthly event enlivening midweek nightlife in the City Bowl. Follow this 'inner-city wine route' around some 13 different venues showcasing local wines and winemakers.
Food & Drink in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Good Food & Wine Show

Cape Town goes gourmet with this three-day event held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
LGBT in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Cape Town Pride

Held from the last week of Feburary to early March with events focused in De Waterkant.
Music in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Cape Town Nu World Festival

Held over Mandela Day weekend (around 18 July), this celebration of global beats and rhythms takes over old City Hall and parts of the Grand Parade.