Our team at Flava Promotions have put together a Whats Happening in Cape Town Guide for the major events calendar 2018. We hope it will give you an overview of the best upcoming events in Cape Town with lots of information and links to the event organizer.
March is festival time in the Cape. Make sure to visit any of the numerous harvest festivals, admire the colourful costumes at the parade of the magical Cape Town carnival or get sporty! March is the time for several sports events, some of them not for the faint-hearted. The 8 day Cape Epic is a major event attracting international riders and spectators as is the annual Cape Town cycle race, where amateurs can meet the best of the professional international cyclists. And remember, 21 March 2017 is a public holiday: Human Rights Day is on Tuesday 21 March 2017
# Cape Town, Artscape Theatre: Westside Story. 7 March 2018–8 April 2018. Multi award-winning musical. Tickets: From R150. More info.
# Cape Town: Cape Town Cycle Race. 11 March 2018. The popular Cape Town cycle race with international cyclists via Cape Town’s most scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive along a 110km route. More info.
# Cape Town, Kirstenbosch Gardens: The Christians. 11 March 2018. One of the UK’s great bands at the Summer Sunset Concert Series in the Botanic Gardens. Tickets: From R140/concessions available. Click here for more info on this and other concerts at Kirstenbosch.
# Cape Town, V&A Waterfront: St Patrick’s Day Celebrations. 17 March 2018. Celebrate one of the Cape Town expats fun events on St Patrick’s Day in Cape Town with great food and music, with Pipe Band and Irish Dancers. TBC.
# Cape Town, Green Point: Cape Town Carnival. 17 March 2018. View the colourful spectacle at the Fan Walk from 16h00 with the parade starting at 19h30. Cape Town’s biggest street party. 2018 Theme: Mother City — Mother Nature. More info.
# Cape Town, Baxter Theatre: Nik Rabinowitz in Working Title. 20–29 March 2018. Show by one of South Africa’s most loved comedians. Tickets from R100. More info.
# Cape Town, Company Gardens: Cape Town Festival 2018. tbc. Human Right’s Day on Wednesday 21 March 2018. Public holiday. More info about the Cape Town festival 2017 here.
# Cape Town, Artscape Theatre: Cape Town International Jazz Festival. 23–24 March 2018. Various concerts with international jazz stars. More info.
# Cape Town: Earth Hour. Saturday 24 March 2017. Various events all over the city. At the V&A Waterfront lights will be turned off between 20h30 and 21h30.
# Cape Town, Grand West: Funderland Festival. 29 March 2018–7 April 2018 at Grand West Casino. Tickets: R200. More info.
# Cape Town, Greenpoint: Cape Town Marathon. 30 March 2018. More info.
# Cape Town, various venues: Cape Town Open Air Movies. Throughout March 2018. Enjoy watching a great movie, such as the ever-popular movies ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘Love Actually’ under the stars. Venues at Hillcrest Quarry, Kirstenbosch Gardens or the V&A Waterfront. Tickets: From R89 for online bookings. More info.
April is a month when there are plenty of holidays, as there are three public holidays coming soon. Easter is not only celebrated by the Christians in Cape Town, but also the community opens its heart with a variety of community drives. Friday 14 April is Good Friday, Monday 17 April is Easter Monday, in South Africa called ‘Family Day’ and is a public holiday. Thursday, 27 April, is another public holiday ‘Freedom Day’. Enjoy the long weekends and take long walks on the stunning beaches in Cape Town. In April, we often have the first colder nights and the Cape Town weather can change quite fast during autumn in South Africa. Now you can experience four seasons in a day, as the Capetonians say.
There are many great events happening in the Mother City in April,
# Cape Town, Theatre on the Bay: Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. 17 February 2017–8 April 2017. Popular musical and show for the whole family. Tickets: From R195. More info.
# Cape Town, Barnyard Theatre: 20th Century Countdown. 8 March 2017–16 April 2017. Greatest hits of the last century from Elvis to Robbie Williams. Tickets: From R110. More info.
# Cape Town, CTICC: Cape Town International Jazz Festival. 31 March and 1 April 2017. Performances by internationally acclaimed jazz stars. Tickets from R70. More info.
# Cape Town, various locations: Infecting the City Festival. 5–8 April 2017. Various concerts, installations, events and projects as well as a forum for pan-African cultural and social exchange. More info.
# Cape Town CTICC: Property Buyer Show. 8–9 April 2017. For first time buyers and property investors. Tickets: R80. More info.
# Cape Town, CTICC: World Travel Market. 18–21 April 2017. Travel trade show. More info.
# Cape Town, City Hall: Autumn Symphony Season. 6, 13, 20 April 2017. Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets from R90. More info.
# Cape Town, Theatre on the Bay: Hamlet — Prince of Denmark. 12–29 April 2017. Shakespeare’s play with 6 actors taking inspiration from one of the earliest performances of Shakespeare’s famous play. Tickets: From R100. More info.
# Cape Town, Baxter Theatre: Tartuffe. 19–29 April 2017. Moliere’s famous play brought to South Africa in collaboration with the Alliance Francaise. Tickets: R140. More info.
# Cape Town, Artscape Theatre: Priscilla — Queen of the Desert. 26 March 2017–23 April 2017. Musical journey of three drag artists searching for love and friendship. Tickets from R200. More info.
# Cape Town CTICC: Decorex. 27–30 April 2017. Leading décor and design exhibitions comes to Cape Town for the annual exibition. Tickets: tbc, available at the door. More info.
# Cape Town, Camps Bay: Craft Beer on the Lawns. 30 April 2017. Craft beer festival at the Roundhouse Restaurant in Camps Bay with beer, live music and food. Tickets: R300. More info. More Events in the Western Cape
# Stellenbosch: Cape Getaway Show. 31 March — 2 April 2017. Annual travel show and festival for adventure lovers will take place at Lourensford Wine Estate. You need to get your tickets beforehand on their website as there are NO tickets at the gate. Tickets: R150. More info.
# Stellenbosch: Pinotage and Biltong Festival. 22 -23 April 2017. Wine from several South African wine estates and biltong at its best. Visit the fair at L’Avenir Wine Estate to enjoy this treat. Tickets: R200.
# Sandringham, Stellenbosch: SA Cheese Festival. 28–30 April 2017. This annual festival for cheese lovers will take place at Agri-Expo’s Farm in Sandringham between Cape Town and Paarl. You need to get your tickets beforehand on their website as there are NO tickets at the gate. Tickets: R160. More info.