The weekend is upon us here in the Mother City and there are many amazing events that you can include in your weekend itinerary. Whether you wish to enjoy a beer, gin, or champagne festival, discover a wide range of arts and crafts at a community-based gathering, or participate in an ultra-trail race, there is no shortage of awesome Cape Town events to enjoy this weekend.
1 10th Anniversary of Cape Town Festival of Beer (November 29-December 1)
Celebrating its 10th birthday, the Cape Town Festival of Beer offers a large selection of commercially available beers and invites guests for a weekend filled with entertainment, delicious foods, and live music. From more than 15 food trucks and pop-up restaurants to a wide variety of fermented beverages and beers, there is plenty to look forward to at this fabulous festival that is taking place at the Green Point’s Hamilton’s Rugby Club. The founders of the festival say that besides delicious foods and world-class beers, guests will have an opportunity to enjoy comedian performances, live music, and kid’s activities.
Venue: Hamilton’s Rugby Club, 1 Stephen Way, Green Point
2 The Gin To My Tonic Show (November 29-December 1)
If you are looking for awesome Cape Town events this weekend, make sure to check out the fantastic Gin To My Tonic Show at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Gin lovers can sample some of the finest local and international gins, attend theatrical bartender performances, and enjoy various presentations from distillers from all around the world. Each brand will have its own space where you can enjoy tastings and talk to the gin-makers. Tonic and garnish tutorials are also available, as well as gin masterclasses. Tickets for the show cost R190 per person.
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), 1 Lower Long St, Cape Town
3 Cap Classique & Champagne Festival (November 30-December 1)
Presented by Sanlam Private Wealth, The annual Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival is definitely one of the most anticipated events in South Africa. Taking place at the iconic Huguenot Monument, the festival offers a wide range of French champagnes, local MCCs, brunch-inspired foods, and plenty of entertainment for guests. The dress code for this amazing festival in Franschhoek is blue and white and the best-dressed couple will be awarded a prize. A full weekend pass for this incredible festival will set you back R550 per person and includes a complimentary tasting glass, MCC and champagne tasting coupons, and access to the marquee.
Venue: Huguenot Monument, 13 Lambrechts Rd, Franschhoek
4 Ultra-Trail Cape Town (November 30-December 1)
Sports enthusiasts will be glad to hear that the Ultra-Trail Cape Town race is scheduled for this weekend in Cape Town. Presented by Salomon, this unique race takes participants through many picturesque parts of the region including Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, Orangekloof, Llandudno, Hout Bay, the Constantia Winelands, the upper slopes of Kirstenbosch Nature Reserve and Devil’s Peak. There are four trail running races available: 100km, 65km, 35km, and 21km race. Along the route, you can admire the natural beauty of the Cape Peninsula and enjoy spectacular views. The start and finish for all of the races is at the Gardens Rugby Club.
Venue: Gardens Rugby Club 1 Montreal Avenue, Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
5 Streetopia Observatory 2019 (November 30)
The last on my list of Cape Town events this weekend is the magnificent Streetopia Observatory. This open street festival is a community-based event that offers a wide range of performances, sculpture displays, and artwork. The road is closed for traffic so that visitors can freely enjoy markets, music, food stalls, and live performances. The entrance to the event is free of charge.
Venue: Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town
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