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.

Absa Cape Epic riders
Image courtesy of Absa Cape Epic / Nick Muzik.

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.

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.

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.

WTM Africa

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.

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.

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.

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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.