October Events in Cape Town 2013

cape town events octoberOctober in Cape Town is a fine time indeed, and this month we have a huuuge list of events to enjoy, from penguins all the way to Pinotage.

Now that spring is officially here, the days are getting longer and the nights are getting cooler. Jeans and boots are being swapped for shorts and t-shirts, as we try our hardest to catch a bit of a pre-summer tan. This past week we have been getting a taste of October weather to come with some lovely hot days – if that isn’t reason to let the spring awesomeness take over, then I don’t know what is.

Anyway, I am 99.9999% certain that you will find plenty to do this month after getting a look at the events lined up, so let’s get started…

What’s Happening in Cape Town in October?

If you are anything like me, spring is one of the best times to get outdoors and soak up the warmth. After a cold winter, and before a hot summer, this ‘in-between’ time has something special. Birds are singing happily, everything is fresh and green and even moods are given a good lift.

From here on out, I for one am going to throw myself fully into the joys of the season with some wine festivals, comedy, musicals and even speciality festivals… for the whole entire month. Because, SPRING!

Here’s what you can look forward to this October in Cape Town…

– Cape Town International Boat Show, City Centre – 4 – 7 October

– Blacks Only Comedy Show @ Grand West, Goodwood – 4 – 12 October

– Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, Foreshore – 5 October

– Miss Gay Western Cape 2013 @ The Baxter, Rondebosch – 5 October

– Cosmic Connection v5 – MindCultivation @ West Coast Ostrich Farm, Tableview – 5 – 6 October

– Season of Sauvignon, Durbanville Wine Valley – 5 – 7 October

– Ons Vir Jou Musical @ Artscape, Foreshore – 5 – 20 October

– Breedekloof Outdoor Festival, Breede River Valley – 11 – 14 October

– Simons Town Penguin Festival, Simons Town – 12 October

– Dragon Boat Festival Regatta, Muizenberg Beach – 12 October

– Diemersfontein Pinotage on Tap, Wellington – 12 October

– HOLI Festival Of Colours CT, Newlands – 12 October

– Gun Run, Green Point – 13 October

– Brahms Requiem @ City Hall, City Centre – 15 October – 27 October

– Prince Albert Agricultural Show, Prince Albert – 18 October

– Robertson Wine on the River, Robertson – 18 – 21 October

– Out in Africa Gay & Lesbian Film Festival @ V&A, Waterfront – 18 – 28 October

– Cape Town International Fair @ Good Hope Centre, City Centre – 18 – 28 October

– Guys and Dolls Musical @ Artscape, Foreshore – 18 October – 10 November

– McGregor Open Gardens, McGregor – 19 – 21 October

– Constantia Valley Grape Run, Constantia – 20 October

– ABSA Premiership League: Ajax Cape Town vs Free State Stars @ Cape Town Stadium, Green Point – 23 October

– Huisgenoot Namaqua-Fees, Vredendal – 24 October

– International Oriental Dance Festival, City Wide – 24 – 28 October

– The Secret Festival, Stellenbosch – 25 – 27 October

– Paarl Mall Bridal Expo, Paarl – 25 – 28 October

– Franschhoek Open Gardens Festival, Franschhoek – 25 – 28 October

– Cape Outdoor Adventure & Travel Experience @ Sandringham Farm, Stellenbosch – 25 – 28 October

– Manhattans & Regina Belle Live @ Grand West, Goodwood – 26 October

– Colour Me Crazy Cape Town, West Coast Ostrich Ranch – 26 October

– Blue Bird Rock Project @ Blue Bird Market, Muizenberg – 26 October

– Greyton Rose Fair, Greyton – 26 – 28 October

– The Gay and Lesbian Wedding Show @ Cape Town Lodge Hotel, City Centre – 26 – 28 October

– Klein Optenhorst Spring Open Garden, Wellingtong – 26 – 28 October

– 99% Xhosa Comedy @ Artscape, Foreshore – 26 October – 22 November

– Prime Circle @ Hillcrest Wine Estate, Durbanville – 27 October

– Spur Adventure Sprint Race #1, Elgin – 27 October

– Oktober Festival @ Blaauwklippen, Stellenbosch – 27 October

– S A Vodka Festival @ The Lookout, Granger Bay – 30 October – 1 November

– South African Horrorfest Film Festival @ The Labia on Orange, Gardens – 30 October – 8 November

– WPPS Christmas Market @ Newlands Western Province Prep, Claremont – 31 October

– Cape Town Military Tattoo @ The Castle of Good Hope, City Centre – 31 October

How cool are these events, hey? I’d say about as cool as an icy glass of wine on a hot day.

Whatever you plan to do this month, make sure you make the most of each and every spring moment to make this the best October yet.

Also, you can keep us up to date on what you get up to by chatting to us on Facebook or Twitter or by leaving your comments below!

 

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