Art in Johannesburg

First Thursday

Art galleries in Braamfontein, Maboneng and Rosebank stay open late on the first Thursday of every month with associated live music and street-food trunks and bars fuelling the party atmosphere, particularly in...

Art in Johannesburg

First Sunday in the Valley Jozi!

Go online to download the map and check out what's happening on the first Sunday of the month at galleries, art spaces and places to eat in and around Troyeville. Spaza Art Gallery and the galleries and artists'...

Music in Pretoria

Park Accoustics

Held in the nature reserve beneath the Voortrekker Monument, either on the last or first Sunday of the month, these pop concerts have been a huge hit with locals, who bring their picnic baskets and rugs to enjoy...

New Year in Johannesburg

Chinese New Year

Fireworks, street stalls and traditional entertainment mark the start of a new year for Jo'burg's Chinese community at various locations including the First Chinatown on Commissioner St, and Derrick Ave,...

Beer in Soweto

Soweto Beer Festival

This festival, held in the last weekend of October at SHAP stadium, opposite Mofolo Park, features some 40 different types of beers including local and traditional African brews.

Performing Arts in Johannesburg

Arts Alive Festival

This month-long festival provides a particularly good opportunity to hear excellent music, on or off the official program. Most events are staged in Newtown.

Carnival in Johannesburg

Johannesburg Carnival

This New Year’s Eve event sees a parade of choirs, troupes, floats and bands from Hillbrow to Newtown, finishing with a party in Mary Fitzgerald Sq.

LGBT in Johannesburg

Johannesburg Pride

Dating to 1990, Africa's first ever gay and lesbian pride event takes place every October and includes a parade from the Gay Village on Melrose Blvd.

Dance in Johannesburg

Dance Umbrella

The premier showcase of South African dance performance takes place in March at a variety of venues including Wits Theatre at Wits University.

Fair in Johannesburg

Rand Easter Show

All kinds of fun can be had at this entertaining consumer exhibition generally held the first week of April at Jo'burg's Expo Centre.

LGBT in Pretoria

Pretoria Pride

Held in early October, usually at the Centurion Rugby Club, this local LGBT Pride event includes a parade and the usual festivities.

Cultural in Soweto

Soweto Fashion Week

Soweto's fashionistas descend on the Soweto Theatre in early October to catch the latest designer styles on the catwalk.

Fair in Soweto

Soweto Festival Expo

Enjoy music, poetry, food stalls and a lifestyle expo on the last weekend of September at the Johannesburg Expo Centre.

Music in Johannesburg

Joy of Jazz Festival

Staged at Sandton Convention Centre, this long-running jazz fest attracts top local and international acts.

Art in Pretoria

Cool Capital

An uncurated, DIY, guerrilla arts biennale held every two years, usually between September and October.