What's on in October in Cape Town
October has arrived, bringing the spring time warmer weather, longer days, and a jam-packed events schedule. Celebrate in style with the best events in Cape Town this month. 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.
Rocking the Daisies is back this year celebrating their 13th edition. Daisies is the biggest outdoor gathering in South Africa, and has comedy, art, film, and music to entertain the audience. The festival features nine stages and a line-up of international headliners.
When: 5-7 October
The Hermanus Wine and Food Festival is a gateway for visitors into the award-winning wines of the Overberg Region. Nominated as one of the 10 best wine festivals in South Africa, this year the festival will be bigger and better with more attractions to enjoy such as Gin Avaria, Micro Breweries, food trucks, live local bands and 300 premium wines on tasting available.
When: 5-6 October
Join the Warrior on Wheels Foundation as they put the FUN in fundraising at their first ever Kids Festival. Kids will enjoy an entertainment filled day of jumping castles, face-painting, balloon shaping, sand art, a toddler play area and so much more.
When: 6 October
The internationally acclaimed South African Youth Choir (SAYC) is one of the most exciting choral projects in the world. The choir has showcased vast abilities on both local and international platforms, entertaining a variety of audiences across the globe.
When: 6 October
Cape Town Society for the Blind (CTSB) has the main objective which is to equip blind & visually impaired people to lead a dignified and productive life. They are honoring their objective by giving a fundraising fun run with a difference.
When: 6 October
This month, the Taal Monument in Paarl will transform into a beehive of cultural activity with the One World Festival. This outdoor music festival which takes place over two days will celebrate spring, renewal, contributions to the Afrikaans language, diversity and our common humanity. There are also free guided tours through the monument on both days.
When: 6-7 October
Performing at Cape Town’s Baxter Concert Hall are The Symphony Choir of Cape Town and soloists with much-loved anthems such as Climb Every Mountain, and Oh, What a Beautiful Morning. Composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein have been called the greatest musical-theatre writing partnership of the 20th century, and their iconic melodies continue to delight audiences across the world.
When: 6-7 October
The Annual Blessing of the Fishing Fleet Festival will take place at the V&A Waterfront where Portuguese Cultural and Welfare Centre of Cape Town will begin their day with a Holy Mass at 10:30 am followed by the blessing of the fleet at noon. There will be food stalls, a beer garden, and live entertainment.
When: 6-7 October
What better way to enjoy an evening out than laughing for a good cause? The Comedy for Change event will not only help raise funds for programmes but also be a fantastic opportunity to share the love for community-based projects for youth and children, in a fun way.
When: 9-10 October
The 2018 edition of the Cape Town International Film and Market Festival will take place at various venues across the iconic V&A Waterfront. The festival will welcome diverse and exciting attendees from all over the world. The program is a cinematic feast with 120 world-class films on show to the public, festival delegates, and the jury.
When: 9-19 October
Feast of Flight’s second annual production presents “Charlize and the Chocolate Factory” – a pole dance spectacular that will bring to life Roald Dahl’s renowned novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with contemporary and entertaining twists as the story unfolds.
When: 12-13 October
Raising awareness by making waves of the increasing impact of pollution on our oceans and beaches, the Rotary Club of Waterfront is to partner with V&A Waterfront to launch this initiative during the Oceans Life Festival. This multiple family fun day event will see “waves of swimmers” take to the canal in the morning for one mile timed accredited event.
When: 13 October
Returning home for three nights only at The Fugard Theatre is the popular world music production Afrique Mon désir. This world-class production is presented by the Cape Town Music Academy.
When: 18-20 October
The Cape Town International Boat Show is known as ‘the granddaddy of boat shows on the African continent’ and is South Africa’s premier boating and water sports show which has been attracting thousands of boat-mad visitors since it was first established.
When: 19-21 October
The President Hotel will be introducing their new internationally acclaimed executive chef and SASSI Trailblazer, Philip Alcock, situated in Bantry Bay surrounded by ocean views they invite food and wine lovers to their monthly Wine & Dine dinner events.
When: 26 October
The baby expo event being hosted is to accommodate the likes of parents and parents to be, Naturals Beauty will be exhibiting at South Africa’s biggest baby and parenting expo, Mama Magic. Naturals Beauty believes every South African is looking to move over to better, safer options for themselves and most importantly for their kids.
When: 26-28 October
The event is Africa’s biggest kite festival and sees contestents from around the world flying incredible kite creations in support of Cape Mental Health. This spectacular event offers affordable, fresh-air fun that is good for you and your family, as well as helping those affected by mental health problems.
When: 27-28 October
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