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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 this weekend from Friday, 24 April to Monday, 27 April 2015

Freedom for all!Freedom Day is coming up this Monday, 27 April 2015, and in Cape Town, we celebrate the rich heritage of our country with excellent events, festivals and… drag racing? However you want to experience this day, Cape Town can make it happen! This is one of the most action-packed weekends of the year, so let’s get right down to it.

1.      Celebrate Freedom Day the Dutch way with Oranjefeest!

Down in Hout Bay, the colour orange is about to take on a whole new meaning for you. Oranjefeest takes place on Koningsdag, a day of Dutch pride and celebration, where everyone gets to don orange clothing, be it a crazy pair of sunglasses or a mad pair of trousers. You’ll also enjoy traditional Dutch food, music and be surrounded by a whole lotta fun-loving people. Take the whole family down to Hout Bay and enjoy the orange way of life with Oranjefeest!

2.      Vintage Ideas Market 

Capetonians love vintage, and by love, we mean they are totally smitten by everything that it represents. You then, fine sir or madam, should be get on down to the Vintage Ideas Market in Franschhoek. There are vintage garments to purchase, tasty craft beers to guzzle and even a country wedding expo to attend. Get your booty to the Vintage Ideas Market this weekend!

3.      South African Cheese Festival

All hail beautiful, glorious cheese! The creamy creation feeds the soul, nourishes the body and lines the stomach for, well, the continued drinking of lip-smacking wines. Cheddar crafting competitions, celebrity cooking sessions and non-stop cheese tasting is the order of the day at the SA Cheese Festival, one of the largest and most exciting culinary events on the foodie calendar. Discover more and see if the South African Cheese Festival is for you.

4.      Big Blues and Marimba!

Are you a blues and rock lover? Then the Big Blues meets Rock festival will be your go-to venue. It has an incredible line-up with the likes of Van Coke Kartel and Hatchetman playing. For something a little more laidback, Cape Town’s Marimba Festival will delight and excite as some of the best schools in Cape Town get down with the grooves at the Baxter Theatre. So jive with the Big Blues Meets Rock or the Cape Town Marimba Festival, the choice is yours, music loving reader.

5.      Sporting events for all to enjoy

If you fancy competitive sport, Cape Town’s got you covered. Go cheer on the athletes with abs of steel and legs built like The Terminator at the ITU World Triathlon Series. Or, watch determined runners gallop up Table Mountain as many times as they can at the K-Way Challenge. It’s your choice: watch them sweat it off at the ITU World Triathlon Series or see who the mountain claims with the K-Way Platteklip Challenge.

 

6.      Andrew Lloyd Webber Tribute Concert

Over fifty years of music is being celebrated at this incredible concert. Enjoy a range of some of the most classic songs of all time, from Phantom of the Opera to Jesus Christ Superstar. Nothing could be better than an evening of fine music while you enjoy the very best of Andrew Lloyd Webber himself at this excellent tribute show.

7.      Killarney Street2Strip 

Besides hipsters and coffee shops, Cape Town loves its street racing – If you want to see daredevils racing it out in Fast and Furious -style, this is the event for you. It’s also the closest thing we’ll get to Top Gear, so don’t miss out on the Killarney Street2Strip event!

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If these events ain’t your bag, you can always show your local pride and get on down to Newlands for an epic match as the Stormers face the Bulls or get your design on at Decorex!

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Cape Town Events Calendar
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Barnyard Theatre tribute ABBA Bee Gees Queen 01Barnyard Theatre’s Tribute to ABBA, ...

Celebrate the decades of disco, pop and great tunes

Cabaret at The Fugard Theatre Cabaret Musical at The Fugard Theatre

One of Broadway’s most popular productions comes to Cape Town

Roastin' Records The Assembly Assembly Presents: Roastin’ Records, ...

Friday turns into a record lover’s music paradise at this Harrington Street ...

Cape Town DecorexDecorex Cape Town

Tap into cutting-edge trends at South Africa’s premier décor, design and ...

Cape town Marimba Festival amaAmbushCape Town Marimba Festival

Tap your feet to the rhythmic beat of the Mother City’s talented school bands ...

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Intrigue, secrecy and cold-blooded killings are the order of the day at these ...

Killarney Street2Strip 1 Killarney Street2Strip

See tyres screech and cars being pushed to their limit in this Killarney-based ...

Vintage Ideas Market Franschhoek SimondiumVintage Ideas Market

Browse through stalls of beautiful things from a bygone era at this pop-up ...

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

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

HQ DJ ReneFriday Night DJ and Dancing at HQ ...

#AfterDark with DJ Rene: start the weekend with a steak dinner, stylish ...

Wembley Tap Bar Craft Beer Beer Pong at Wembley Tap Bar

Mix ping pong with artisan ale at this industrial-chic house of beer every ...

Fire and Ice Pool Shot Cape TownFriday Night DJ Sessions at Protea ...

Welcome the weekend with a free and funky party at the Mother City’s ...

Super Cool Beer Tour Bottles at Devil's PeakFree Beer Friday Special with Super ...

Embark on a fun Friday brewery excursion and get two lagers on the house

Dinner Club at Borage Bistro Cape TownFriday Dinner at Borage Bistro

Ease into the weekend with a superb supper at this urban-chic CBD eatery

Park Inn Newlands Happy Hour SpecialSlide On By Happy Hour Special at the ...

Glide in to this slick Southern Suburbs hotel for 2-for-1 drinks and music ...

Wine Flies Forgotten Route TourThe Forgotten Route Train Tour to ...

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

Manor House at Saxenburg Wine Farm StellenboschWine Tasting at the Saxenburg Estate

Savour one of South Africa’s finest Shirazes alongside other outstanding reds ...

Richard's Bistro supper and stage Kaapstad“Kaapse Stories” at Richard’s ...

Supper and Stage make for a delectable evening’s entertainment

petterrabbit1The Tale of Peter Rabbit at Artscape ...

The beloved Beatrix Potter tale returns to Cape Town to delight little ones’ ...

Bright Art SaleArt Sale at Bright Day Studio in ...

Score everything from original oil on canvas to exquisite photographic prints ...

Vibe at the Hout Bay Harbour Market in Cape TownFriday Night at The Bay Harbour Market

Ring in the weekend with live music, craft beer, hearty fare and happy shopping ...

Food and wine tasting at La MotteFood and Wine Pairing at La Motte

Discover a match made in the divine tasting room of this Franschhoek estate

Marcel's Frozen Yoghurt BlizzardHow Awesome Would It Be If this Cape ...

We’ve reimagined some of the Mother City’s hotspots as cool and quirky ...

Diesel women's dresses sale from Labels4Less shopDiesel Jeans & Clothing Sale

Get an extra R50 off already marked-down designer denim, bags, belts, tops and ...

Dinner at Dish Restaurant Inn on the SquareBraai Lunch Special at Inn on the ...

Friday is braai day at this Cape Town accommodation’s laidback eatery

Glenelly 1Meat and Cheese Platters at Glenelly ...

A Stellenbosch wine tasting with true French finesse