What's on in February in Cape Town
February is upon us, with it’s long summery evenings and plenty of fantastic events. So get out there and celebrate summer in style! Here are a few of our top picks for the month.
For a complete list of events, take a look at our calendar.
The Galileo Open Air Cinema welcomes you to a magical movie experience of cinematic delights, tantalizing treats and breathtaking scenery. Catch a film at one of the fantastic outdoor venues, and get cosy with a back rest, some popcorn, and a picnic under the stars. Watch a movie at one of several fantastic outdoor venues. Check Webtickets for the full line up for February.
When: 1- 28 February
The event takes place over two days and includes 18 Live Music Acts, 350 Teams, 4,000 Players, and 25,000 Fans which makes for one epic event, not to be missed. Head there this month to find out why it is known as South Africa’s biggest social sport and lifestyle event.
When: 1 -2 February
Summer isn’t summer in Cape Town without the live sunset concerts on the rolling lawns of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Gather your picnic baskets, friends, and family, and enjoy the best music South Africa has to offer in the shade of Table Mountain. This month’s highlights include The Soil, Fokofpolisiekar, The Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival, and The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.
When: 3 – 24 February
Jägermeister presents Up the Creek Music Festival, one of the coolest riverside getaways for music lovers in the Western Cape. Grab your floaties, head for the creek, and enjoy the best local live acts over four days.
When: 7 – 10 February
The 2019 Heart Cape Town Music Festival will see more than twenty top South African acts on one stage. Be sure not to miss this event. The line up includes the likes of Jimmy Nevis, Youngsta CPT, Dr. Victor and the Rasta Rebels, Emo Adams, Mango Groove, Freshly Ground, Micasa, Lady Zamar, Shekhinah, Goodluck, and AKA, to name a few.
When: 9 February
The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival has gained international recognition for being one of the most relevant, forward-thinking and inclusive events on Africa’s festival calendar. This year sees CTEMF return to the heart of the mother city for the electronic music institution’s 8th edition.
When: 9 – 10 February
February: the month of love, and fantastic specials. Whether you want to treat your partner to a special evening, plan an epic first date, or just take advantage of some sweet Valentine’s Day specials, there’s plenty to choose from. Here’s our pick of things to do on Valentine’s Day in Cape Town.
When: 14 February
Investec Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town. The city boasts a vibrant arts scene, driven by the top galleries on the African continent and beyond.
When: 15 – 17 February
The Sanlam Cape Mile is celebrating its 5th anniversary and is known to be Western Cape’s premier open water swim. Choose from two distances: 1 mile (1.6km) or a refreshing 500m swim.
When: 17 February
The theme for this year is “I am Me. No Excuses. No Regrets.” CT Pride is partnering up with Cape Town Carnival who will be lending some of their costumes to add an extra dose of fabulous to the parade. The festival includes a variety of events such as drag shows, book launches, sporting events, film shows, poetry reading, and art exhibitions. The parade takes place on Saturday 2 March.
When: 22 February – 3 March
Cape Town is set to play host to the world’s finest and most daring kiteboarders. The competition takes place on the windiest day between the 26th of January and 10th of February. The event is a highlight on the kite surfing calendar and sees the very best board-riders from all over the world.
When: 26 January – 10 February
Planning a trip to Cape Town? Book flights and browse accommodation now to get the best rates. The Cape Town City Pass gives you access to over 70 of the top Cape Town attractions, tours, and things to see and do, including the popular hop on hop off City Sightseeing bus.
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