From indulging in olives to sipping the world's best whiskies: May 2019 events not to miss!

2019-04-23 19:00
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Crack open your calendar and start planning for May!

Whether you're a fan of running, reading, eating, or all of the above, here's your quintessential list of events and festivals to attend in the month of May.

READ: Travel Indaba 2019: Will it be smooth sailing this year despite date change and SA Tourism CEO suspension? 

Franschhoek Literary Festival, May 17-19

Where? Franschhoek

What? This annual event sees some of South Africa's best English authors and writers, along with a select few international authors come together in an event aimed to inform and inspire in a series of talks, readings and musical events. 

Bloem Show, 26 Apr-04 May 2019

Where? Bloemfontein

What? This show plays host to a variety of exhibitors featuring products like handmade goods, jewellery, etc. Ideal for buying gifts or finding quality decor items for your home. 

Eid Shopping Festival (ESF), 1-5 May 

Where? Johannesburg

What? With over 300 stores to indulge in, this leading high-profile shopping and lifestyle festival will be jam-packed with some of the best fashion, decor and food you can imagine. 

Indaba Expo Durban, 2-4 May

Where? Durban 

What? Africa’s Travel Indaba is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar. 

City Guides: Fresh bread, garden courtyards and graffiti in Durban's leafy-green Glenwood

Decorex Cape Town, 1-5 May

Where? Cape Town CTICC

What? The premier destination for all things decor, Decorex Cape Town is an event focusing on design, architecture and home decor industries. 

Riebeek Valley Olive Festival, 4,5 May

Where? Riebeek-Kasteel and surrounds

What? Riebeek Valley Olive Festival is one of the most popular lifestyle festivals in the Western Cape. With 8 participating venues, it is also the biggest olive festival in the country. 

The Colour Run, 31 May

Where? Throughout SA

What? The world's happiest and most vibrant run takes part annually in 35 different countries. Show up in white, and finish the 5km race in all colours of the rainbow!

Istanbul, Turkey - May 17, 2015: People gather and

(PHOTO: iStock) 

Whiskey & Spirits Live, 2-4 May

Where? Johannesburg

What? Love whiskey? Then this is for you. Whiskey Live is an event offering a range of local and international whiskey tastings to suit every palate.

Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival, 30 May - 3 June

Where? Knysna

What? The main purpose of Pink Loerie Foundation is to assist the greater Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) community. The festival supports causes and charitable events, providing education and awareness programs including tourism. 

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