Cape Town Festivals and Events Guide 2016-2017

From: Cape Town Travel Guide

See also: V & A WaterfrontTable Top Mountain

Cape Town, South Africa Festivals and Events fr2016-2017
Cape Town offers plenty of variety, entertainment and enthusiasm in all of its festivals and events many of which often showcase some of the cities most beautiful areas and landmarks and range from sporting events to wine festivals.


Cape Town Minstrel Carnival
The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival is a flamboyant and lively carnival filled with marching bands, dancing, music and incredibly colourful outfits... more about Cape Town Minstrel Carnival


J&B Met
This prestigious horse race takes place at Kenilworth Racecourse and attracts thousands of spectators who come to enjoy both the atmosphere and excitement of the races and the vibrant social scene that this popular event has to offer... more about the J&B Met


Cape Argus Pick'n'pay Cycle Tour
The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour includes the gruelling 110 km race that takes competitors around the beautiful Cape Peninsula as well as many other events which include the hugely popular Cape Argus Lifecycle Exposition... more about the Cape Argus Pick N Pay Cycle Tour

Cape Town International Jazz Festival
This immensely popular festival attracts thousands of fans who enjoy watching performances from leading international and local jazz musicians at the Cape Town International Convention Centre... more about the Cape Town International Jazz Festival


Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon
Often thought of as one of the most scenic marathons in the world the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon attracts both local and international athletes to run its ultra long 56 kilometer race... more about the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon


Good Food and Wine Show
Enjoy a fascinating gastronomic experience with the help of several local and internationally acclaimed chefs and wine connoisseurs, who put on fascinating demonstrations, tasting's and workshops during the course of the show... more about The Good Food and Wine Show


Cape Town Book Fair
Held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre this popular event attracts book lovers of all ages and features amongst many other things workshops, book signing's and book launches... more about Cape Town Book Fair


Stellenbosch Wine Festival
Wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs descend on the Stellenbosch wine region for the eagerly awaited festival which offers hundreds of wine's from the region as well as live music entertainment, wine tasting's, work shops and gourmet cuisine... more about the Stellenbosch Wine Festival

Cape Town International Fashion Week
The eagerly awaited fashion show showcases the latest collections from local and international designers attracting a large audience... more about Cape Town International Fashion Week


Cape Town International Nando's Comedy Festival
This highly entertaining event attracts both national and international comedians showcasing several unique styles of comedic routines to a more often than not packed out audience... more about the Nando's International Comedy Festival


Hermanus Whale Festival
Hundreds of visitors travel to Hermanus for this popular festival in celebration of the arrival of the Southern Right Whale which can often be spotted in vast numbers around Walker Bay... more about The Hermanus Whale Festival


The Discovery Cape Times Big Walk
This popular charity walk takes in some superb scenery and offers several different distances from around 3 to 50 miles attracting thousands of participants of all ages and fitness levels... more about The Discovery Cape Times Big Walk

Cape Town Festival Of Beer
The ever popular beer festival attracts simply thousands of beer enthusiasts who come to enjoy beer tasting's, competitions and live music entertainment... more about the Cape Town Festival Of Beer


During the festive season there are plenty of Christmas celebrations and events taking place that range from Carols by Candlelight to lively street markets selling all manner of Christmas decorations and gift ideas... more about Christmas In Cape Town

New Years Eve
Cape Town offers plenty of ways of celebrating the arrival of the new year from fireworks along the V & A Waterfront to elaborate dining and dance parties... more about New Years Eve In Cape Town