When it comes to cool things to do in South Africa’s Mother City, both Capetonians and first-time visitors are spoilt for choice. Not sure what to do this March in Cape Town? From annual music festivals and street parades to a popular cycling tour, here is a list of the top March events in Cape Town.
1 Cape Town Getaway Show 2020 (March 6-8)
Outdoor adventure enthusiasts should not miss the Cape Town Getaway Show that is taking place at the Sandringham Farm in Stellenbosch. With more than 100 exhibitors showcasing their best gadgets, this family-friendly event promises a fun-filled experience for both adults and kids. Some of the best attractions at the show include the Getaway Show Lounge, Foodtopia, Adventure Junction, and Drinks Village. Tickets range from R50-200 with a chance to win prizes like a trip for 2 people to Zanzibar.
Venue: Sandringham Farm, Sandringham Road, Stellenbosch, Cape Town
2 Huawei KDay 2020 (March 7)
Hosted by Kfm 94.5, Huawei KDay 2020 is one of the most anticipated music events in South Africa this March. Head out to the Meerendal Wine Estate for an unforgettable festival experience with the best local music acts including names such as Shekhinah, Youngsta CPT, Mi Casa, GoodLuck and Mango Grove, Rowlene, Emo Adams and Tarryn Lamb, and many others. A ticket for Huawei KDay will set you back R320 per person.
Venue: Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Rd, Durbanville
3 Cape Town Cycle Tour (March 8)
One of the leading cycling events in the world, the Cape Town Cycle Tour returns to the South Africa’s Mother City and welcomes nearly 40,000 participants to a 109km-long route which starts at the Grand Parade Precinct and offers amazing views of places such as Chapman’s Peak, Hout Bay, and Simon’s Town along the way. This fabulous event is a real treat for both spectators and participants.
Venue: Grand Parade Precinct, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
4 High School Band Slam 2020 (March 10-13)
No list of March events in Cape Town would be complete without mentioning the awesome High School Band Slam at the V&A Waterfront. With performances from 10 Peninsula High Schools and their best local bands, this event allows visitors to discover some of the most talented young musicians from Cape Town. The top three bands will receive rewards, while the best school will get an additional R5, 000. The judges will make their decisions based on everything from artistic ability and song arrangements to interpretation and technical proficiency. The entrance to the event is free of charge.
Venue: V&A Waterfront, 19 Dock Rd, Cape Town
5 AFI Cape Town Fashion Week (March 12-14)
Hosted by African Fashion International, AFI Cape Town Fashion Week showcases world-class level fashion with brands such as Shweshwekini, Andiswa Apparel, Maxhosa, Ituen Basi, Imprint, Gavin Rajah, Shana, Stefania Morland, and many others. There will be several events during the fashion week ranging from masterclasses to workshops. Apart from high-end fashion, the event also invites up and coming creative spirits and young designers to develop their skills.
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), 1 Lower Long Str, Cape Town
6 Durbanville Plaasfees 2020 (March 14)
A superb event with plenty of entertainment and activities, Durbanville Plaasfees is taking place at the Meerendal Wine Estate on March 14th and everyone is invited to join the celebrations. There will be many stalls and delicious food, as well as entertainment such as Jolly Lollos & Lettie children show and Regardt Laubscher the magician. Popular artist Tasche Burger and Cobus & Christo are also included in the line-up of performers.
Venue: Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Rd Durbanville Hills, Western Cape
7 Cape Town Carnival 2020 (March 21)
One of the best March events in Cape Town is the annual Cape Town Carnival, a street parade that celebrates the diversity of South Africa. This year’s theme is Incredible Journey: Sounds of South Africa and visitors can look forward to dancing, art, and South African music. Expect to see more than 2,000 local performers ranging from dancers and singers to artists and creators.
Venue: Green Point Fan Walk, Somerset Rd, Green Point, Cape Town
8 Summer Beer Festival (March 21)
Beer lovers should definitely not miss the annual Summer Beer Festival where they can enjoy everything from beer pairings and masterclasses to various food trucks and games. Apart from many local beers, live music with acts such as Strange Loving, Paradise Citizens, Jakkal the Bones, Gem Robertson, New Hero is included in the program. Tickets for this stellar festival range from R99 to R149 and include complimentary tasters.
Venue: Grand Street Festival, Cnr Loop and Waterkant St
9 Wholesun Bread Cape Town Big Walk 2020 (March 22)
Join the Wholesun Bread Cape Town Big Walk this March in Cape Town and sign up for a 5km walk, 8km fun run, or the long 10km walk. Presented by Double “O”, the event starts right opposite of the Cape Town Stadium and goes along the Sea Point Promenade before finishing at the Green Point Shared Fields where food stalls, live entertainment, and prizes await you.
Venue: Cape Town Stadium, Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point, Cape Town
10 Cape Town International Jazz Festival (March 27-28)
Celebrating its 21st birthday, the award-winning Cape Town International Jazz Festival at the V&A Waterfront’s Lookout introduces more than 40 both local and international artists who will be performing over 2 days. The line-up includes musicians and bands like BirdSong Ensemble, Seba Kaapstad, Jacob Collie, MF Robots, and many others.
Venue: The Lookout, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Doesn’t that sound like a good month to visit Cape Town? We certainly think so! If you’re looking for a place to stay during your holiday, browse our range of accommodation options in Cape Town or contact us for assistance in finding the ideal place to stay. For an authentic experience in Cape Town, we offer a wide range of tours and activities for individuals and groups, and we can customize your itinerary based on your interest, ideas and time frame.
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