The top 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 some 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.

Updated 24 February 2020

Ultra 2020

Ultra South Africa comes to Cape Town, with a line-up packed with the biggest DJs in the music business. In the shadow of Table Mountain and loaded with top-level production, Ultra is a one-day dance festival unlike any other in Southern Africa.

General access tickets start at R500. VIP tickets start at R900.

Cape Town Pride Mardi Gras 2020

Join the LGBTQ+ community as they celebrate in style. The event provides a platform to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and campaign for the freedoms to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing. The annual parade through the heart of the CBD is always a highlight of this event.

The Grand Street Party – SA Cocktail Week 2020

SA Cocktail Week – “The Grand Street Party” kicks off South Africa’s biggest Cocktail Festival – where some of the country’s most premium brands, bars and industry role players come together in one place to shake up tantalising cocktails and introduce enthusiasts to the latest trends, both locally and worldwide. Join the Street Party with cocktails, games, food & top of the line DJs at this event not to be missed.

The Galileo Open Air Cinema 

The Galileo Open Air Cinema welcomes you to a magical movie experience of cinematic delights, tantalising treats and breath-taking scenery under a canopy of stars. At The Galileo, when the sun sets the stars really come out, with a glittering line-up of romantic comedies, cult classics, musicals, adventure sports and documentaries that let you cuddle up and be entertained. A variety of food, hot & cold beverages are available on location. Catch Father of the Bride on Friday 28 February at Steenberg Farm: Steenberg Road, Tokai and Saturday Night Fever on Saturday 29 February at Under Oaks Wine Estate, Noord Agter Paarl Road, Paarl

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The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

November every year marks the start of the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts. The event is a summer staple in Cape Town and makes for some of the best evenings you can possibly have in the mother city. The concerts attract a large and diverse crowd with the music being is as diverse as the crowd.  The summer concerts incorporate picnic-style seating. Performance by Matthew Mole.

La Parada Century City presents Euphonik

What better way to start your weekend than with Euphonik on decks and a party at La Parada Century City? Entry is free so be sure not to miss out on this event.


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