The top 5 things to do this weekend in Cape Town

Cape Town has a great weekend life, so make sure your stay in the city extends past the week and into the weekend. Most festivals, markets, and concerts take place on the weekend, and the city’s bars and cafes fill up. We’ve chosen five of the best events to check out this weekend. Clear your schedule and book your tickets now.

For a complete list of events, take a look at our calendar.

The Leisure Seeker at Galileo Open Air Cinema

The Galileo Open Air Cinema welcomes you to a magical movie experience of cinematic delights, tantalizing treats and breath-taking scenery under a canopy of stars. Catch The Leisure Seeker at Battery Park, V&A Waterfront this weekend.

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Cape Town Folk and Acoustic Music Festival

This year is the 13th installment of Cape Town Folk and Acoustic Music Festival which features an incredible line-up of South African folk and acoustic artists. The evening is set to be an experience of the finest musical storytelling.

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Summer sessions presented by Mercedes-Benz

When it comes to infusing West African jazz and South African Sophiatown with Afrobeat sounds using his saxophone, Femi Koya is a born naturally. Femi will be entertaining the masses with a groovy blend of Contemporary music at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre this weekend.

Investec Cape Town Art Fair

Investec Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art from Africa. The city boasts a vibrant arts scene, driven by the top galleries on the African continent and beyond. Get your arty fix this weekend at the CTICC.

Investec Cape Town Art Fair

Sanlam Cape Mile 

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.


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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