10 festivals worth looking out for this spring

Winona Griggs

Discover 10 Amazing Festivals to Attend This Spring!

Spring is the season of joy and outdoor fun. And what better way to celebrate life than by attending a festival? From wine tasting to beer fests, food trucks to art exhibitions – these 10 incredible festivals will ensure you have an unforgettable spring.

Check out this enchanting festival! Photo courtesy of Wine on the River.

1. Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair

Take a peek at these adorable wooden heirloom toys created by talented artists at Houtkappers. This is just a taste of what you can expect at the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair.

Welcome to the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair! This three-day extravaganza takes place at the Rooftop of Hyde Park Corner shopping centre in Johannesburg. It’s the perfect gathering for all you food and wine enthusiasts, hotel and restaurant owners, and anyone passionate about the culinary world. This event brings together the best of the best in the food and beverage industry, with leading experts sharing their wisdom and delicious creations.

Now, let me give you all the important details:

  • Date: 12-14 October 2018
  • Contact: 10times.com/sanlam-food-wine

2. VivaUnnamed Music Festival

10 festivals worth looking out for this spring

Hey there! I want to tell you about an awesome music festival called VivaUnnamed. It’s a place where you can have a blast all weekend long, listening to great music and camping out under the stars. You’ll need to bring your own tent and supplies, but the experience will be totally worth it.

The festival takes place at the Cullinan Open Air Venue, which is a fabulous spot to enjoy music and have a good time. There will be food available to keep you fueled up and ready to dance the night away. And guess what? The whole weekend of fun is only R250, and that doesn’t even include the cost of the tent.

The festival is happening from October 12th to October 14th, 2018, at the Rugby Field on Montlahla Street. So mark your calendar and get ready for an epic weekend of music and camping.

If you want more information, you can check out their Facebook event page at facebook.com/events/249388409009165/. It’s going to be an unforgettable weekend, and I hope to see you there!

3. RMB WinX Show

10 festivals worth looking out for this spring

Join me at the Wine Premier Show, an amazing event that has been happening for 18 years! With over 150 exhibitors, including boutique wineries, wine routes, imported glassware, wine accessories, and wine storage systems, this show is a dream come true for any wine lover in Johannesburg.

But that’s not all! At the show, you can also take part in bespoke wine tastings with small groups. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover new favorites. And the best part? You can buy your preferred wines directly from the show and have them delivered to your doorstep.

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Remember to mark your calendars – the event will be from 24th to 26th October 2018. If you want more information, head to winex.co.za. See you there!

4. Tshwane Food Fest 2018

I’m excited to share with you the details about the upcoming 3rd annual Tshwane Food Festival. This special event is all about celebrating the diverse cultures of South Africa through the beauty of food, dance, song, games, and festivities. It promises to be an unforgettable experience!

The festival will take place at The Fountains Valley, a fantastic recreational resort located at the southern entrance to Pretoria. The venue provides the perfect setting for this grand celebration, surrounded by nature and offering a vibrant atmosphere.

You won’t want to miss out on all the exciting activities and entertainment that the festival has to offer. From trying out delicious foods from different cultures to immersing yourself in traditional dances and songs, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. You can also expect to find thrilling games and other festive attractions to keep you entertained throughout the day.

Tickets for the festival are available at various price points, ranging from R50 to R450. No matter your budget, you’ll be able to join in the fun and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

Save the date for this incredible event on 27 October 2018. Make sure to mark it in your calendar so you don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind celebration of South African culture.

If you’re looking for more information or want to stay updated with the latest details about the festival, be sure to visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/Tshwanefoodfest/. It’s a great way to connect with other festival-goers and get a taste of what’s to come!

I hope you’re as excited as I am about the 3rd annual Tshwane Food Festival. It’s going to be a fantastic celebration that brings people together through the universal language of food and culture. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to be a part of something truly special. Get your tickets and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience!

10 festivals worth looking out for this spring

Hey there! Are you ready for a fantastic experience? Then brace yourself for Wine on the River. You won’t believe the incredible time you’ll have right on the banks of the Breede River in Robertson. It’s an event that no wine lover can afford to miss!

This festival is a true paradise for your taste buds, with a staggering selection of over 300 different things to try. From olives and cheese, to wine and chocolate, it’s a gourmet wonderland. But that’s not all! Hop aboard the Wine Safari truck and explore the neighboring wine farms. If that’s not your style, maybe you’d prefer a relaxing boat cruise or a delightful horse ride. For the little ones, there’s even a special play area just for them.

So how can you join in on the fun? Easy! Tickets range from R120 to R300. Make sure to mark your calendar for the 26th and 28th of October 2018. Trust me, you won’t want to miss it. If you want more details, just head over to wineonriver.com.

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6. Stellenbosch Craft Beer Festival

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Hey there! Did you know that the Cape Winelands is famous for its vineyards? But guess what? It also produces some fantastic craft beers. How cool is that? One event you don’t want to miss is the Stellenbosch Craft Beer Festival. It’s held twice a year and it’s all about celebrating local microbreweries, craft distilleries, food trucks, and artists. Can you imagine how much fun it would be to check out all those cool things in the beautiful Jan Marais Nature Reserve? I’d love to go there!

And guess what else? The festival isn’t just for adults. They’ve got a special kiddies area with jungle gyms, swings, jumping castles, face painting, and more. So, it’s a day of fun for everyone! Plus, there’s plenty of parking at the venue and it’s wheelchair accessible, too. They’ve thought of everything!

Here are the details you need:

Date: 13 October 2018
Contact: Visit winelandsweb.co.za/stellenbosch-craft-beer-fest/ for more information.

7. The Bubbly Festival Champagne and Bubbly

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Hey there! I’ve got some exciting news for you. Get ready to have a blast at the upcoming bubbly festival! It’s happening at the beautiful Meerendal Wine Estate and it’s going to be so much fun. You can celebrate and enjoy champagne and bubbly all day long while surrounded by stunning scenery. Sounds amazing, right?

This festival has something for everyone. You’ll be able to groove to the live music of awesome artists like Freshlyground and Flat Stanley. And that’s not all! There’ll also be a fabulous fashion show, where you can see the latest trends strutted down the runway. Oh, and get ready to be wowed by a sabrage performance by a well-known winemaker. It’s a real showstopper!

If you’re worried about looking your best throughout the day, fear not! There will be a Glam Bar where you can touch up your makeup and hair. Plus, they’ll have some awesome accessories for sale, so you can add that perfect finishing touch.

Want to capture the memories of the day? No problem! There will be a cool photo booth where you can snap some fun pictures with your friends. And to keep the party going, there’ll be a DJ set to keep you dancing and grooving.

Oh, and here’s an extra bit of excitement. If you participate in the festival’s theme (Gold, White with a touch of Green), you’ll have a chance to win a prize for being the best dressed! So get your creative juices flowing and show off your style.

Just in case you’re wondering, here are the details you need to know. The festival will take place on the 27th of October 2018. And if you need more information, you can contact darlingcellars.co.za. Mark your calendar and get ready for a day of bubbly bliss!

8. Cape Town International Kite Festival

Image by Brenton Geach.

The 24th Cape Town International Kite Festival, Africa’s largest kite festival, is a lively and vibrant event that offers something for everyone. This year, the festival’s theme is ‘Rise Up,’ and it will take place in Muizenberg. Attendees can look forward to a wide range of activities, including kite-making workshops, entertainment, delicious food from food trucks, and even joy rides. It is a fantastic day that is both enjoyable and meaningful, as the festival supports the local non-profit organization Cape Mental Health. Please note that pets are not permitted at the event. The festival will be held on the 27th and 28th of October 2018, and you can find more information on the Facebook event page: facebook.com/events/1597424910327152/.

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Hey there! Have you ever heard of the Makhelwane Festival? Well, let me tell you all about it! This awesome event takes place in Soweto, and it’s all about celebrating community and creativity. The word “Makhelwane” comes from Zulu and it means “neighbor,” which is pretty cool if you ask me.

During the festival, Soweto residents transform their homes into galleries, eateries, and fashion boutiques. It’s like the whole neighborhood becomes one big party! The festival takes place on Poka Street in Orlando West, which turns into a buzzing hub of activity for three whole days.

If you’re looking for a unique way to explore Soweto and experience its vibrant culture, the Makhelwane Festival is the perfect opportunity. It’s a chance to see the community come together, showcasing their talent and passion for art, food, and fashion. Trust me, you won’t want to miss it!

Now, let me give you all the important details. The festival will be held on 15th December 2018, so mark your calendars. If you want more information or want to buy tickets, you can check out their Facebook page at facebook.com/MakhelwaneFest or grab your tickets on Webticket. Easy peasy!

10. Cape Town Festival of Beer

Hey there! I gotta tell you about this awesome event called the Cape Town Festival of Beer. It’s like a big party where beer lovers from all over the world come together to celebrate the golden goodness we call beer! Can you believe it? They’ve got over 200 different beers for you to taste and enjoy. It’s like a beer wonderland!

But the fun doesn’t stop there. At this festival, you also get to meet the brewers themselves. They love talking about their craft and sharing their passion with fellow beer lovers. You can take beer tours and learn all about the brewing process. It’s like a behind-the-scenes look at the magic that happens to turn water, hops, and barley into that delicious beverage we all know and love.

And let’s not forget about the food pairings. You know how some foods just go perfectly with certain beers? Well, at the Cape Town Festival of Beer, they’ve got it all figured out. You can taste different beers with different types of food and see how they complement each other. It’s a feast for your taste buds and a great way to discover new flavor combinations.

This year, the festival is happening from 30 November to 02 December 2018. So mark your calendars and get ready for a beer-filled weekend you won’t forget. You can find more information about the festival at capetownfestivalofbeer.co.za. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this epic celebration of beer!

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