There is an abundance of fun events in Cape Town during the winter season. The moody days of June are maybe not that ideal for sunbathing, but there are dozens of other activities and things to do in South Africa’s Mother City. From food and wine festivals to live concerts and family-friendly workshops, here is our list of the most fun events in Cape Town this June.
1 Youth Jazz Festival 2018 (15 June)
Head out to the Artscape Theatre on 15th of June to see the annual Youth Jazz Festival in Cape Town. This event promotes young talented jazz musicians who wish to leave a mark on the jazz scene in South Africa’s Mother City. A group of experienced jazz musicians will act as mentors to the new jazz generation and closely work with them before the festival. The event starts on June 15th at 8 pm and the tickets will set you back R80.
2 The Hollywood Walk of Fame: Greatest Music from the Greatest Movies (6 June – 15 July 2018)
We are really looking forward to the amazing Hollywood Walk of Fame event this June. Presented by the Barnyard Theater, this show pays a tribute to the greatest songs from some of the most popular Hollywood blockbusters of the seventies, eighties, and beyond. Dress to the nines and dance to the music from legendary movies like Saturday Night Fever, Dirty Dancing, Top Gun, Flashdance, Space Jam, Titanic, etc. The Hollywood Walk of fame features dozens of musicians, dancers, and singers who will entertain the audience with catchy songs and some incredible dance moves.
3 Taste the Helderberg (8 June)
The annual Taste the Helderberg festival takes place at the Lord Charles Hotel on 8th of June. This event is an ideal opportunity for foodies and wine enthusiasts to sample some of the finest wines from the region and taste authentic South African food from local eateries. The theme color for this year is purple and live music performances are included in the program. The tickets for the Taste the Helderberg festival cost R150.
4 M.I.A. Live in South Africa (7 June)
A live performance by M.I.A. is definitely one of the most anticipated events in Cape Town this winter. This British singer-songwriter, activist, and record producer will be performing for the first time in South Africa and the concert will take place at the Old Biscuit Mill on Albert Road in Woodstock. Local acts including K-$, Jakinda and Angel-Ho are included in the line-up.
5 International Day of Yoga (16 June)
Fitness instructor Joёlle Sleebos and Adidas South Africa team up for the second year in a row to bring us the International Day of Yoga where over 2,000 yogis will participate in celebration of yoga practice and help raise funds for the Earthchild Project. Although the entrance to the event is free, a donation in aid of the Earthchild Project is required. There will be a morning session, as well as an afternoon session. The event is taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and yoga workshops and a yoga market are included in the program this year.
6 RoboCode 101 for Little Ones (19 May to 9 June)
Hosted by EDRO, RoboCode 101 for Little Ones Weekend Lab is a workshop that introduces children to the world of coding in grades 1 to 3. The kids will work in teams and explore the basic concepts of coding through problem solving challenges. The event is held on the 3rd floor of the Bandwidth Barn in Woodstock and the entrance costs R390 per child.
7 Taste of Tygervalley Wine Festival (29 to 30 June)
If you are into wine, make sure to visit the second Taste of Tygervalley Wine Festival at the Tygervalley Centre from 29th to 30th of June 2018. This celebration of decadent flavors boasts a nice selection of wineries from all over the region that offer a variety of wares including full-bodied whites, Port and Muscadel, Jerepigo, dozens of red wines, and much more. Besides great wine, stands like Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate, Le Creuset, Lindt and Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts will also be there.
All in all, this month has plenty lined up to suit just about everyone. Don’t forget to keep track of upcoming events on our blog or get in touch if you’d like help planning a holiday this month. Now it’s your turn to let us know… How are you going to be celebrating June 2018 in Cape Town?