Events

Music in Johannesburg

Joy of Jazz Festival

Staged in venues across Newtown in late August and September.
Art in Johannesburg

City of Gold

Showcases the finest in both international and local graffiti and street artists. Includes street-art tours, an exhibition and large-scale mural projects. It's held in early October at various venues around the Inne…
Carnival in Johannesburg

Johannesburg Carnival

Held on New Year’s Eve. This event, which started on the last night of 2010, sees a parade of choirs, troupes, floats and bands from Hillbrow to Newtown, finishing with a party in Mary Fitzgerald Sq.
Music in Johannesburg

Arts Alive Festival

Held in September. The festival provides a particularly good opportunity to hear excellent music, on or off the official program. Most events are staged in Newtown.
Street Carnival in Johannesburg

Jo'burg Pride

Dating to 1990, Africa's first ever gay and lesbian pride parade takes place every September/October.
Dance in Johannesburg

Dance Umbrella

The premier showcase of South African dance performance takes place in February and March.
New Year in Johannesburg

Chinese New Year

At Wemmer Pan, south of the centre. Celebrated in January or February.
Fair in Johannesburg

Rand Easter Show

Held during April at the Johannesburg Expo Centre.
LGBT in Johannesburg

Gay Pride March

Held on the last Saturday every October.