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7 great things to do in Cape Town this weekend

Our pick of seven of the best events and things to do in Cape Town from Friday, 28 April to Monday, 1 May 2017

Pick any weekend of the year in Cape Town and you’re bound to find a host of events planned throughout our hip and happening city. We have rounded up a bunch of super fun things to do in and around the Mother City this weekend. Remember folks that Thursday, 27 April is Freedom Day (which is a public holiday) and on Monday, 1 May 2017 you’ll be treated to another day off, this time in lieu of Worker’s Day, so prepare for an awesome few days!

#Pickoftheweek: The Taste of Darling Festival (26 April - 1 May)
To bid goodbye to the social season, the sleepy town of Darling have planned a festival extravaganza for all ages to enjoy! The festival will feature good food, wine (be still my beating heart!), music, art and plenty to keep you entertained. The long weekend (if you take Friday, 28 April 2017 off) is the perfect excuse to head out of the city (to Darling) for a well-deserved break.

Sink your teeth into this yummy festival at The Taste of Darling.

2. Cheap as Chips Market (1 May)
The exclusive Cape Town skating society is opening its doors once again for the next instalment of the Cheap as Chips Market, and it’s going down at The Shred in Paarden Eiland on Worker’s Day! The market is usually a nighttime vibe, but in honour of the holiday the organisers have moved it to day time; meaning you’ll have more than enough time to pack all of that shopping into your busy schedule!

Well-known local brands and even some international ones will be in attendance at Cheap as Chips.

3.  Suidoosterfees (27 April - 1 May)
Get in touch with some true and authentic Cape culture with the annual Suidoosterfees. The performance based festival will be hosted at multiple venues, but predominantly at the Artscape Theatre. You can look forward to some laughs from Stuart Taylor, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Mel Jones and Melt Sieberhagen plus plenty of music to get your feet going.

There is no festival as Cape culture-centered than Suidoosterfees.

4. FanCon: Cape Town Comic Con (29 April - 1 May)
If you love comics, then it isn’t much of a jump to say ‘get tickets, ASAP’. The Cape Town Comic Con, FanCon, brings you the magic of comics to the CTICC for three glorious days of nerd-tastic enjoyment. This year, Wonder Woman turns 75 so expect some awesome instalments in honour of the original kick-ass heroine. You can also look forward to some local (and international) comic book artists!

Get your Sheldon Cooper on at our very own FanCon.

5. South African Cheese Festival (28 - 30 April)
Cheeeese, Gromit? Whether your name is Gromit, Wallace or Petunia, the Cheese Festival is the place to be this weekend if you love the big stinky (not all of the cheeses will be stinky). The French hold cheese as close to their hearts as wine so let’s follow suit and have a cheesily fun day at Sandringham Estate in Stellenbosch. Combining wine, cheese and music makes sense one million percent of the time, so don’t delay and start making plans to attend!

Cheese, cheese, glorious cheese at the South African Cheese Festival.

6. The Noordhoek Crush Wine Festival (29 April)
Prepare yourself for the next instalment of The Noordhoek Crush Wine Festival at the Noordhoek Farm Village. Sample some of the 100 wines from over 20 wineries across the Cape and do so at one of the quaintest venues on the Southern Peninsula. Get your hands on a Tasting Passport and you’ll be sorted for drinks for the whole day. There will also be plenty for the kids to do, so relax and enjoy the stunning setting!

Food, wine, fun and friends all combine at The Noordhoek Crush Wine Festival.

7. The Sneaker Exchange (29 April)
The Sneaker Exchange is one of Africa’s biggest tekkie trading events, so if you love kicks then make sure you attend this wheely special event. (Get it? Wheelie like the shoes #banter.) You can choose to barter, trade, sell and buy some pretty rare sneakers, so keep your eyes open for some game-changing kicks. There will also be musical performances, food vendors and artists in attendance.

Head to one of Africa’s biggest tekkie exchanges; The Sneaker Exchange.

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The Taste of Darling FestivalThe Taste of Darling Festival

Experience Darling at the most vibrant, tasty and welcoming festival of the year

JB Food Truck 1Food Truck Friday at Jack Black’s Brewery

Relax this Friday with a Jack Black beer and some scrumptious food

HQ-web-ready-259.jpgFriday Night DJ and Dancing at HQ Restaurant

#AfterDark with DJ Rene: start the weekend with a steak dinner, stylish cocktails and suave tunes by The Frenchman

Villains Ale House Logo 2DJ nights at Villain’s Ale House

Kick start your weekend with DJ nights every Thursday, Friday and Saturday

PPG - 1Powerpuff Girls Art Factory Exhibition

Sugar, spice and everything alternative

SuidoosterfeesSuidoosterfees in Cape Town

Celebrate Kaapse culture and heritage with a series of colourful concerts, comedy shows and more

The Queen and PeasantThe Queen and Peasant Weekend Meet and Greets

Treat yourself to a tasting of fine wines, beers and spirits this weekend

SA Cheese Festival cheeseSouth African Cheese Festival

If you’re in the mood for Bries and blues then head to this cheesy foodie fest

Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag Children's Events Cape TownKids’ Party Special with Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag

Treat your little one to the ultimate military-style birthday bash and save R500

Jack BlackBeers and Bands at Jack Black Brewery and Taproom

Every Friday night the Jack Black stage is lit up with local talent

Glowing Rooms 3Glowing Rooms SA offers a special opening price!

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed glow-in-the-dark mini-golf adventure

Camissa Township Tours Formal HousesCamissa Township Tour and Robben Island Visit

Embark on a cultural journey and experience the Mother City’s townships with Camissa

Om Revolution sunsetOutdoor Yoga Classes with The Om Revolution in Cape Town

Bend, stretch and meditate with this affordable mobile yoga studio in and around our pretty city

Rush glow in the dark dodge ballCosmic Rush at Rush Indoor Trampoline Park

Teens get your blood pumping inside with a glow-in-the-dark indoor trampoline park

AfrikaBurn1Afrikaburn Festival

The dusty Karoo desert comes alive to host one of the most radical festivals on the festival lover’s calendar

Galileo Open Air Cinema Cape TownThe Galileo Open Air Cinema in the Cape Winelands and Cape Town Venues

Grab some snacks and get ready to watch your favourite films beneath the stars on the Weekends

Wine Flies Forgotten Route TourThe Forgotten Route Train Tour to Matjiesfontein

Take the road less travelled on a two-day adventure to the Klein Karoo

marianne wine estate 6Dinner and Jazz Special at Marianne Wine Estate

Wind down with some great food and free live music every Friday evening

Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel & Spa ReceptionSpa and Sparkling Wine Special at Luxe Laser & Spa in Tamboerskloof

Receive a FREE glass of bubbly with your beauty treatment every Friday at Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel & Spa

Bye Cycle Peddling the Promenade Cycle Tour in Cape TownPeddling the Sea Point Promenade Tour with ByeCycle

CapeTownMag readers get a special discount on Fridays when booking a trip on an e-bike

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