Feel-Good Discoveries for Celebrating Youth Day this Year

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Feel-Good Discoveries for Celebrating Youth Day this Year

From sports to shows, good food to drinks, here’s what’s on offer this Youth Day

Last Update 11 June 2018

Youth Day doesn’t bring the perk of a long weekend this year, but that doesn’t have to affect any of the fun. It’s activities galore with a slew of events you can attend to let your hair down and dance like you just turned 16!

If you are in the mood for some good food or looking to work up a sweat or just prefer to take in a show, then check out our selection of events in honour of this historical day.

Head down to your favourite quirky Victorian-style restaurant to celebrate Youth Day in style. With a two-for-one tequila special, this one’s going to be a banger. A Touch of Madness in Obs hosts a weekly “Touch Down Saturdays” party, which falls on Youth Day this weekend. Good enough reason to gather a team and raise a glass. Join them for a day of celebrating, drinking and grooving in their sunny beer garden, all with DJs from Selective Hearing.

12 Nuttall Road | Observatory | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 447 4650

Taste your way through the Mother City this Youth Day with Cape Town Culinary Tours. On The Essentials Tour, you’ll indulge in local ‘foodie’ delights while walking through the historical De Waterkant area. Visiting six different locations, the tour offers a taste of local food and beverages – while you learn the fascinating story of the Mother City’s past. Plus, get 20% off with our special discount code YOUTHCTMAG. You can purchase until 16 June, 2018, and bookings will be valid until 31 December, 2018.

Ground Floor | Old Warehouse Building | Observatory | +27 (0)87 550 8662

The award-winning Magnet Theatre brings you a Friedrich Durrenmatt’s classic comic-tragedy The Visit. The production stars young performing artists from the Magnet Theatre training programme, which supports the youth in Khayelitsha by offering them a place in the theatre’s two-year full-time programme. Tickets are available via Webtickets at R70/p.

142 Lower Main Rd | Observatory | Cape Town | + 27 (0)21 44 83436

Join the culinary adventure, where citizens from the African continent are gathering for the annual Refugee Food Festival. The adventure takes place on Youth Day, Saturday 16 June from 9am to 2pm, Meet guest chef Judy Harper and tantalise your taste buds with glorious Eritrean food, from tsebhi (stew) and taiti (flatbread). Who knows, you might just find your new favourite dish.

Oranjezicht City Farm Market | Granger Bay | Waterfront | | +27(0)836601146

The annual RCS Youth Day Race happens in Gugulethu on Saturday, 16 June. The event includes a 10km road race, as well as a 4.2km fun run, so runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels are able to join the RCS Youth Day Race.

Gugulethu Stadium | NY 49 | Gugulethu | |

This two-day basketball tournament taking place on Saturday, 16 June and Sunday, 17 June, features U19 boys and girls from all over the world. Young athletes will showcase their talent and represent their native countries. The tournament is taking place on two indoor courts in the CTICC. By the end of the tournament, African Grassroot Hoops with their Youth Day Classics event aims to break down barriers and build bridges across cultures.

Convention Square | 1 Lower Long Street | Cape Town | | +27 (0)79 673 5509

Also, pack your cooler and come to check out this Youth Day music event in Khayelitsha.

You won’t want to miss our selection of cool events to check out in June.

And, if you’re looking for more super unique ideas, check out these cool activities you’ve probably never tried before and our all-new alternative Cape Town bucket list.


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