Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of a national disaster, the following events in Cape Town have been cancelled.
Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts
In light of the recent declaration of COVID-19 as a national disaster, Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts in association with Old Mutual, have postponed the remaining three shows this season.
• Pumeza Matshikiza and Cape Town Opera postponed from 22 March 2020 to Summer 2021 (Date TBC)
• Jeremy Loops postponed from 29 March 2020 to 29 November 2020
• Andrew Young and Don Vino postponed from 05 April 2020 to Summer 2021 (Date TBC)
Ticket-holders will receive communication via Webtickets regarding the new dates as well as their refund options.
Absa Cape Epic
Out of concern for the health and safety of their riders and stakeholders and following advice received from the Western Cape government, the 2020 Absa Cape Epic was cancelled.
Cape Town Carnival
The Cape Town Carnival Trust announced that the Cape Town Carnival which was to be held on Saturday on the 21 March 2020 has been cancelled.
It is with deep regret that the Cape Town Carnival Trust announces the cancellation of the Cape Town Carnival which was to be held next Saturday on the 21st March 2020. This decision is taken in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more info go to https://t.co/qbxnw4rvJQ
— Cape Town Carnival (@CTCarnival) March 15, 2020
Cape Town Big Walk
The Executive Committee of the Wholesun Cape Town Big Walk has taken a collective decision to postpone the 20th anniversary event. The event was scheduled to take place on Sunday 22 March.
Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Amid growing concerns about the spread of the coranavirus, organisers at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival have postponed the event indefinitely. Africa’s Grandest gathering was to take place 27-28 March.
ANNOUNCEMENT 1/3: In light of growing concerns around the spread of Coronavirus, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival management regrets to inform the public that this year’s event has been postponed for the foreseeable future as a public health precautionary measure.
— CAPE TOWN JAZZ FEST (@CTJazzFest) March 13, 2020
Earth Hour Dash in the Dark at Kirstenbosch
WWF’s Earth Hour adventure at Kirstenbosch, a dash in the dark followed by a no-waste picnic, has been postponed until further notice.
The South African International Tattoo Convention
The South African International Tattoo Convention regrettably has been postponed to 23-24-25 October 2020, due to the COVID-19 Virus. The 3-day event was scheduled for 27-29 March.
Corona Sunset Festival Cape Town
In light of President Ramaphosa’s COVID-19 address, Corona and the Corona Sunsets Festival organisers have postponed the 2020 Cape Town event scheduled for Saturday 28th March, to protect the well-being of the festival attendees.
World Travel Market Africa and International Travel Market Africa, due to take place in April this year, has been postponed following the escalation of COVID-19 Coronavirus around the world. The event will now take place in 2021.
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Reed Exhibitions Africa has confirmed that Africa Travel Week, which comprises of World Travel Market Africa and International Travel Market Africa, due to take place in April this year, will now be postponed following the escalation of COVID-19 Coronavirus around the world. The event will now take place again in 2021. Please read our full press release on our website (click on link in bio).
Two Oceans Marathon
The 2020 Two Oceans Marathon, scheduled to take place over Easter weekend, has been cancelled. Two Oceans Marathon is committed to ensuring a spectacular race experience for all role-players at next year’s event, the organisers said in a statement.
UPDATE: Two Oceans Marathon NPC has decided to cancel #TOM2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Runner safety remains our primary concern and that cannot be guaranteed at this time. #KeepMoving #QhubekekaDeUfike https://t.co/xXTKrpjp89
— Two Oceans Marathon (@2OceansMarathon) March 15, 2020
SA Cheese Festival
The 2020 South African Cheese Festival has been cancelled due to the national ban on gatherings of more than 100 people. The popular festival was meant to be heldfrom Saturday 25 to Monday 27 April 2020 at Sandringham outside Stellenbosch. All paid tickets will be reimbursed by Computicket. More info here.
The Galileo Open Air Cinema
All upcoming screenings at Galileo Open Air Cinema have been cancelled. All current ticket holders will have the option of a refund or exchanging their tickets for a gift voucher that can be used for future screenings. See the announcement in the Facebook post below.
The Vegan & Plant Powered Show
South Africa’s first dedicated vegan and plant-based exhibition presented by Live Events – has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It will now take place on 5-6 September 2020. It was originally scheduled to take place at the end of May. The venue remains the same – the CTICC in Cape Town.
2020 Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show
The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) Kirstenbosch–South Africa notes the postponement of the 2020 Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show. Given the COVID-19 outbreak, SANBI and Kirstenbosch are in full support of this decision and committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our team. The show has been postponed to 2021.