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Celebrate the last of summer with these cool things to do in the Mother City this March
We may be running out of summer, but that's no reason to be glum. With great events such as the Grand White, The Italian Festival and the Cape Town Carnival coming up, you'll have plenty to do while ushering in autumn.
BIKES LIGHT UP THE NIGHT SKY
The world's best mountain bike and BMX freestylers take over the Hout Bay skyline with air grabbing and jaw-dropping trick bike action. Kids get in free so make your way to Potato Trails for the Night Harvest.
PRICE: R120pp general access, R350pp for VIP, kids under 10 get in free.
Night harvest | Potato Trails |5 Garron Avenue | Hout Bay
GET SOME INK DONE
Ninety of the world's best tattoo artists from different countries (15 in fact) are coming together to showcase, discuss and do tattoos at the South African International Tattoo Convention. There will also be live music, good food and a bar. Kids under 12 get in free.
PRICE: R195pp for the Friday only, R280pp for the Saturday only, R216–R240 for the Sunday only or R590 for the entire event.
South African International Tattoo Convention | Cape Town International Convention Centre | southafricantattooconvention.com
TEST YOUR ULTRA RUNNING CHOPS
Test yourself on one of the many route options at the Hout Bay Trail Challenge. There's a 40km route serving as a leg of the SA Trail Champs, a 60km ultra that will test your ultra running ability, and a 40km team event you can do with your mates.
PRICE: R1300 for the ultra, R1075 for the 40km individual race, R1785 per team for the 40km team race
Hout Bay Harbour (Yacht Club) | www.houtbaychallenge.co.za
LET'S GET POTTY
Whether you're a restaurant owner, like nice pots, or want to learn to make pottery yourself, the Rondebosch Potters Market has what you're looking for. With over 100 potters selling their wares and offering their services, it's no wonder this known as the biggest gathering of potters in Africa.
Corner of Campground and Sandown Road | Rondebosch | www.facebook.com/pg/pottersmarket
SO YOU WANNA BE ITALIANO?
The Idiom Wine's Tasting Centre in Somerset will be turned into a piece of Italy at the start of March. With Italian food, wine, craft beer and music, you're bound to feel like you made the trip to Naples instead of the Helderberg Mountains, which forms part of the impressive view at the Italian Festival.
PRICE: Prices range from R80 to R200
Idiom Vineyards | Sir Lowry's Pass | Somerset West | www.facebook.com
DANCING IN THE STREETS
Are you ready to do Mardi Gras Cape Town-style? The annual Cape Town Carnival street party takes over the fan walk in Green Point for another energetic and exciting jaunt. Prepare for floats, dancing, energy and positive vibes.
Cost: You're free to stand, but can also pay R350pp for bleacher seats or R1390pp for hospitality tickets
The Fan Walk | Green Point | www.capetownfestival.co.za
JUST LIKE HEAVEN
One of the most revered indie pop-rock bands in history is finally coming to South Africa to celebrate their 40th anniversary. This is a two-hour show you don't want to miss. Just add beer, food and an electric atmosphere and you have the perfect setting for The Cure at Rock On The Lawn.
PRICE: Ticket prices range from R495 to R895
Rock On The Lawns | Kenilworth Race Course
THE GALILEO OPEN AIR CINEMA
UNTIL APR 2019
Snuggle up to a loved one while watching your favourite movie underneath a starry Capetonian sky. The Galileo Open Air Cinema is set in the middle of sprawling lawns in various locations across the city and is the perfect warm summer night experience. The scenic cinema showcases contemporary classics almost every night of the week. The venues include Kirstenbosch, the new Battery Park at the V&A Waterfront and the Cape Winelands plus the inner city
Cost: From R89pp to R329 per couple
Various Venues | thegalileo.co.za
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL RACE IN THE WORLD
The world's biggest timed cycle race – the Cape Town Cycle Tour – turns 41 this year and is expected to be as big as ever. Last year, during the height of the water crisis, the Cycle Tour Trust bought two-million litres of water, which they put into the Cape Town municipal grid. But, the water crisis has subsided now, and they're back to doing what they do best ... putting on the country's best cycle race, which attracts overwhelming support from the many spectators dotted along the tour's 109km route.
PRICE: Entries are now closed
Cape Town CBD | www.capetowncycletour.com
A FARM HOUSE PARTY
The epic Love and Light day festival is back for an action-packed 11 hours of fun. Taking place at Nelson Wine Estate in Paarl, this is the perfect way for you and your mates to end summer on a high note. Expect world-class local and international acts such as Liquid Soul, Zyce and Phaxe.
PRICE: Tickets are available via musicpeople.howler.co.za and cost R250pp for Early Lover tickets.
Nelson Wine Estate | Paarl |www.facebook.com
LIGHTS OUT NIGHT
Join Earth Hour, the worldwide movement initiated by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This initiative encourages individuals and communities to switch off all non-essential electric lights and devices for one hour – from 8:30pm to 9:30pm – on Saturday 30 March. Let’s do it in the dark for this great cause.
Worldwide | www.earthhour.org
FREE JAZZ IN THE SQUARE
One of the highlights of the renowned Cape Town Jazz Festival each year is the free concert they put on for all to enjoy. It is a showcase of some of the best local and international contemporary jazz talent and should not be missed. The free jazz concert takes place at Greenmarket Square and the Jazz festival happens that same weekend on 29–30 March.
Greenmarket Square | www.capetownjazzfest.com
The Cape Town Motor Show taking place at GrandWest will feature, besides the epic cars, drifting, vintage car collections, mega trucks and its brand new addition, a 4x4 exhibition. Bring your children along and experience all things motorised – from motorbikes to exotic cars and a fleet of automobile-related accessories too.
PRICE: R120pp for an adult and R60 for pensioners and children 13–18.
Grand West Casino And Entertainment World | www.capetownmotorshow.co.za
PLEASE NOTE: All dates are subject to change.
Calling all animation lovers, this March features the 2019 Cape Town International Animation Festival.
End March off by taking the family to the Wynberg Family Festival.
Enjoy a historical culinary experience with Cape Town Culinary Tours.
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