Hello summer! Events and festivals to check out in Durban

2016-11-11 12:09
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Locals in Durban are spoiled with a year-round summer. But when December comes, the festive vibes turns things up a notch. Events, activities and festivals are set to bring Durban to life from the beach to the theatre.

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Here's our top events in Durban this festive season:


Hollywood Walk Of Fame – Greatness Movies

Relive your favourite movie greats at The Barnyard Gateway. The best hits from the best blockbusters are celebrated. Join in the party!

When: 1 - 31 December 2016

Where: Barnyard Theatre

The Sound Of Music

The hills become alive in Durban as The Sound of Music hits The Playhouse Company's Opera Theatre.

When: 1 - 31 December

Where: The Playhouse Company

Sleeping Beauty

KickstArt performs the traditional family pantomime, Sleeping Beauty. With hints of the modern favourite, Frozen, all ages will enjoy the enchanting and romantic tale

When: 2 December 2016 - 8 January 2016

Where: Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre 

The Greatest Love Of All

The well-loved Whitney Houston Show returns to honour and celebrate the world famous diva.

When: 9 December 2016 - 15 January 2017

Where: Izulu Theater, Sibaya Casino 

Hisense Summer Fever Festival

Durban beach-goers will get to enjoy live professional volleyball and touch rugby matches on the beach, and can join in on the sporting fun - with exciting prizes up for grabs.

When: 21 - 29 (excluding 25) December 2016

Where: Margate Beach 21 - 23 December; Umhlanga beach on 24 and 26 December; and Ballito beach from 27 – 29 December 2016

Al Ansaar Souk And Trade Fair

The fair brings a range of entertaining activities and shopping. Food demonstrations, nasheed artists, kids fun rides, comedy and giveaways make for an entertaining day out with the family. Profits go to the Al Ansaar Foundation

When: 23 - 31 December 2016

Where: Durban Exhibition Centre

Coolers and Camp Chairs

As the name says, bring your coolers and camp chairs to the C Section Sports Grounds in KwaMashu and enjoy a day of music.

When: 24 December 2016

Where: C Section Sports Grounds, KwaMashu

Durban Underground First Class Xmas Takeoff

An annual Christmas party where partygoers can enjoy great music and a relaxed atmosphere.

25 December 2016

Where: Hanger 8, Virginia Airport

Ballito Summer Fever Beach Festival 

More than 25 000 residents and holidaymakers flock to Ballito Beach every year for this festival. Head to the beach for awesome beach activities and entertainment.

When: 26 - 29 December 2016

Where: Ballito Main Beach

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Fact Durban

Fact Durban Rocks is the ultimate in Afrotainment. Kick off 2017 with Black Coffee and Cassper Nyovest among other headliners. Get your tickets here.
When: 31 December 2016

Where: People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium

8th Annual Gospel All Stars
Welcome the new year with 20 gospel musicians, 5 pastors and 4 MCs. Bring the whole family and end off 2016 with the ones who matter most.

When: 31 December 2016

Where: Durban Centrum Park

Grand Finale

The biggest hip hop event in Durban ends off 2016. Party with Nasty C at King's Park.

When: 31 December 2016

Where: Growthpoint King's Park Stadium

Southbroom New Year's Eve

Nothing like a beach party to embrace the new year! Head to Southbroom for one of SA's finest.

When: 31 December 2016

Where: Southbroom Beach


Woza Durban Annual New Year's Picnic

A popular way to reel in the new year is at the Woz'e New Year's Picnic. Keep an eye on the Botanical Gardens event listing for more.

When: 1 January 2017

Where: Durban Botanical Gardens

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Eyadini Annual New Years Party

Head to this popular party joint to welcome 2017 with a jol!

When: 1 January 2017

Where: Eyadini Lounge

Dinos Alive Expo

The kids will love to explore the creatures of old at Dino's Alive. See them 'move, blink and roar'!

When: 1 - 17 Jan 2017

Where: Suncoast Casino

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