What's on in March in Cape Town
March is one of the last months of summer in Cape Town, before the chill of autumn. There are some fantastic events and festivals lined up for the month, so clear your schedule and book tickets now!
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 cozy with a backrest, 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 March.
When: 1 – 30 March
Huawei and Kfm 94.5 are bringing you live music to make you feel great. Huawei KDay returns to Meerendal Wine Estate with a line-up of some of South Africa’s biggest artists such as Mi Casa, Goodluck, Craig Lucas, Kurt Darren, Lady Zamar, Youngsta CPT, The Kiffness, DJ Kent, Majozi, Pascal & Pearce ft. Jethro Tait, Doctor Victor, and the Rasta Rebels, Timo ODV, Jamali and Chad Saaiman who will all be performing at the event.
When: 2 March
Join this inspiring event by participating in a cyclethon where individuals, sports enthusiasts, school children of all ages, Cycle Tour riders and corporates are all welcome to take up the challenge and help give the gift of a smile.
When: 2 March
The Cape Town Motor Show, in partnership with the City of Cape Town, is set to wow the crowds again at Sun GrandWest this weekend. It promises to be a weekend of incredible fun with a broad appeal to all car and bike buffs, petrol heads and the entire family, with loads of entertainment for everyone.
When: 2 – 3 March
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: 2 March
South Yeasters is the local homebrew club in Cape Town and their SummerFest is your chance to understand and taste true craft beer. There will be around 40-50 homebrewed beers on display, Come see and taste what’s on offer, and if you’re interested to find out how to do it and sign up to join the club.
When: 3 March
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. Be sure not to miss the March line up.
When: 3 – 31 March
A live music and DJ activation that takes place on the bridge of the Battery Park Canal. The event will kick off with a DJ for the opening 2 hours followed by a live performance act from each of the five incredible artists. The DJ’s who will be performing at the event are B-One, White Nite, Alvitinator, Ginja Ninja, DJ Kurt.
When: 8 and 22 March
The Cape Town Cycle Tour is the largest timed cycling event in the world. Attracting in excess of 35,000 cyclists from around the globe each year, this prestigious event is definitely a unique experience for participants and spectators alike.
When: 10 March
The Cape Town Carnival has become a must-attend event for both locals and visitors. The carnival is a glamorous celebration of the transformative power of creativity and our African identity with its diverse array of communities and cultures. Thousands of spectators converge annually on Green Point’s famous Fan Walk to join the extravagant parade of costumed performers, musicians, and moving floats.
When: 16 March
The 16th edition of the Absa Cape Epic will be as challenging as ever this year. Local and international mountain bikers will tackle the demanding eight-day adventure through the Western Cape region in South Africa amidst arguably some of the most beautiful natural surroundings in Africa.
When: 17 – 24 March
The Cure will headline the 2019 “Rock on the Lawns” music festival in Cape Town. The event is a one-day celebration of rock ‘n roll in all its forms. Expect a beautiful day out on the lawns with beer gardens, gourmet food trucks, ample parking and facilities, and an incredible line-up of local and international musicians.
When: 21 March
Affectionately referred to as “Africa’s Grandest Gathering”, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival is the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa. The festival is famous for its star-studded line up of local and international artists and is currently preparing for its 20th annual event.
When: 29 -30 March
The South African International Tattoo Convention returns to Cape Town for the 3rd annual show with an upscaled offering of tattoo artists and bands for visitors to enjoy. The vibe always includes storytelling between traveling tattooers and clients alike, meeting people from all walks of life and getting to hang out, browse or even get inked.
When: 29 – 31 March
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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