What's on in May in Cape Town

It’s time to enjoy the last burst of summer before the leaves start to fall and the days get a little shorter. Celebrate in style with the best events in Cape Town this April! For an exhaustive look at the events happening in Cape Town this month, take a look at our events calendar. For our select few highlights, read on.


Radio786 – Ramadaan & Lifestyle Expo

The Cape Town Ramadaan & Lifestyle Expo is a shopaholic’s dream, with premium products, household goods, and décor, strategically leading up to the Muslim month of fasting.

When: Friday, 4 May – Sunday, 6 May

Ramadan Expo - CTICC

Slave Route Challenge 2018

The Slave Route Challenge is a running event with the purpose of raising awareness about our history and heritage. There is a half marathon, 10 km route, 10 km Big Walk, and a 5km fun run. There are medals for all finishers and water/snacks en-route.

When: Sunday, 13 May


Tiger Bay The Musical

Tiger Bay is a riotous family musical set in the docks of Cardiff at a time when coal was king. Filled with rousing music and a cast of unforgettable characters, Tiger Bay is a universal story of courage, reconciliation and love. With Olivier- and Tony-award nominated director Melly Still leading an outstanding British creative team, this short run will be a rare opportunity to be the first to see a major new international musical.

When: Sunday, 20 May – Sunday, 27 May

Tyger Bay The Magical


FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN

This fast, flat 12km event brings together runners from all walks of life to experience a run built for fun. The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN starts in Milnerton and follows the coastline past key landmarks, finishing at the FNB Portside building in the heart of Cape Town.
When: Sunday, 20 May
FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN



Enjoy four nights of school big bands playing some of your favourite standards, with two very special alumni performances.

When: Wednesday, 30 May – Saturday, 2 June



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