Looking for things to do in Cape Town this weekend? We have you covered. This weekend, we have a wide variety of events that range from jazz festivals to spring festivals, outdoor music festivals, ballet, comedy, craft beer and live music. Whether you’re in the mood to head out for a road trip, or plan a night out, this list has something for just about everyone. In this weekend guide, we have included a selection of events taking place from Friday 13 October to Sunday 15 October 2017. You can learn more about costs, dates, times and other info in our short summary of events that are taking place this weekend. With so many things to do in Cape Town this weekend, we promise that you will certainly not get bored!
Ready to get our list of things to do in Cape Town this weekend? Let’s have a look at what is happening in the Mother City and its surrounds this coming weekend.
Top Things to do in Cape Town This Weekend
Whatever you are up for doing, you are sure to find something to do in this list of things to do in Cape Town this weekend between 13 and 15 October 2017. Keep reading to get our top tips on where to go and what to do.
1/ Muizenberg Jazz Festival
Taking place at the Masque Theatre on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October 2017, the Muizenberg Jazz Festival features 10 jazz acts, as well as a photographic exhibition. Highlights include a diversity of jazz genres, from classic to afro, Cape, world, contemporary and Big Band. Performers include Bokani Dyer, McCoy Mrubata, US singer Yvette Norwood-Tiger and more. This festival forms part of the greater Muizenberg Festival that takes place this month. For more info on tickets and performances, visit https://muizenbergjazzfestival.com.
2/ Siv Ngesi – Siv-ilized
With a show that runs up to Sunday 15 October 2017, Siv brings his signature blend of laughs to the Baxter Theatre this October. His new one-man stand-up comedy show Siv-ilized is hilarious, taking no prisoners. Since his last show four years ago, this dynamic funny guy has developed a show that covers just about everything and anything, no matter how taboo! Tickets for Siv-ilized can be purchased from Computicket, and cost R120. Shows run from 20h30. For full details, visit www.baxter.co.za/shows/siv-ilized.
3/ Spring Rhapsody – Cape Town City Ballet
On Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October 2017, Cape Town City Ballet is showcasing its spectacular show, Spring Rhapsody at the Artscape Opera House. Featuring Robin van Wyk’s work written to George Gerschwin’s Stairway to Paradise, a repeat of Ashley Killar’s Glazunov Variations plus Spring Waters pas de deux, Johan Strauss’s Blue Danube and the Diane and Acteon pas de deux, this dance performance promises to be a memorable show. Performances start at 19h30, and tickets cost between R100 and R120 via Computicket. For full details, visit http://www.artscape.co.za/event/spring-rhapsody.
4/ Stellenbosch Craft Beer Festival
Taking place on Saturday 14 October 2017, the Stellenbosch Craft Beer Festival is sure to be a fun day out. This event takes place in the Jan Marais Nature Reserve in the Cape Winelands. As featured in our line up of October events in Cape Town, this event is a must for any beer lover. Highlights include new fewer than 20 breweries on tap, including Fokof Lager, Stellenbosch Brewing Co, Elysium Brewing Company and others, along with food trucks and live music and comedy. Tickets cost R85 – R100 and can be purchased via Quicket.co.za. For more details, visit the event’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pg/StellenboschCraftBeer.
5/ Oyster & Champagne Festival
Head down to Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville on Sunday 15 October 2017 to enjoy the Oyster & Champagne Festival taking place this weekend. During this event, you can enjoy some of the finest bubbly, along with food stalls and live entertainment. Tickets cost R160 via Computicket, and include a branded flute glass and 5 tasting tickets. The dress code for this event is white and gold. Saturday is currently sold out, but tickets are still available for Sunday. For tickets and other info, visit www.facebook.com/oysterandchampagnefest or email [email protected]
Now in its third year, the iPotsoyi Spring Festival takes place on Saturday 14 October 2017 from 12h00 until late. This event will be held at Cape Town Ostrich Ranch. Meaning ‘party’, iPotsoyi is a popular urban outdoor festival that promotes good vibes. On the lineup, you will find a diverse range of acts including Cassper Nyovest, Black Motion, Nasty C, Youngsta, OkMalumkoolkat, Frank Casino, Distruction Boyz, Mshayi. Tickets cost between R200 and R400 via Computicket. For full details, visit www.facebook.com/iPotsoyiSA.
7/ Casper Ace & The Wild Cards
Known for their diverse style, Casper Ace & The Wild Cards are performing at Alexander Bar & Theatre on Sunday 15 October 2017 at 19h00. Eclectic, unique and always entertaining, this band will be playing a variety of hits from Cape jazz to reggae, blues, rock n’ roll covers of Ed Sheeran, Sting, JJ Cale, Billy Joel, Koos Du Plessis, The Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard. Tickets cost R100 at the door (R90 online via Alexander Bar). For more info, visit https://alexanderbar.co.za.
8/ Annual Apple Blossom Festival
Held at Elgin, the Annual Apple Blossom Festival is a spring festival that cannot be missed. This festival offers a number of events, from food to beverages, kids entertainment and plenty more besides. The festival is great for a day out in the Western Cape countryside, if you’re looking for ideas on how to spend the entire weekend. The Apple Blossom Festival takes place throughout October, which means that you can visit any day from the 13 to 15 October 2017 to enjoy honey, apples, music and plenty more besides. For more information on costs, tickets, events and what to expect, visit https://elginvalley.co.za/apple-blossom-festival.
Looking for additional ideas on things to do in Cape Town this weekend? Check out our guide to free things to do in Cape Town on the weekend, along with our list of free things to do on the weekend for even more inspiration. You will also find further ideas in our tips on how to discover Cape Town on the weekend. We hope you enjoy this list of things to do in Cape Town this weekend!