Sorted: The best events to get you into Spring

2017-09-10 06:30
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With spring sprung in and around Mzansi, here is a list of events to get active and enjoy the fresh air.



Brooklyn Road Race

Test your limits and stay in shape with a

21.1km road race, or a 10km or 5km fun run. Enjoy the Spring sunshine and challenge yourself.

Where: Corner Veale and Bronkhorst streets

When: September 16,  06:00

Cost: R 45 - R 114, purchase tickets here


Vegan Food Fair

For all my vegans out there, you know we got you. Eating right is difficult and finding places that do food the way you like it can be difficult. The good folks at the Vegan Food Fair got it on lock, though

Where: Klitsgras, Garsfontein Road

When: September 10, 08:30

Cost: Free admission

Soweto Kota Festival

The kota, a local legend of food. If you;ve never had one, you should be ashamed of yourself. Make plans to come to this festival and find inner peace.

Where: Soweto Theatre

When: September 16 to 17,  11:00 

Cost: R20 - R250, purchase tickets here

Oyster Kreations Pop-Up Restaurant

Relax and enjoy delicious food created for you in a pop-up restuarant in the heart of Soweto. Sip on a cocktail and suck in the vibe.

Where: 6889 Bhjane Street, Orlando West

When: September 10,  13:00

Cost: Free admission

Visa Street Food Festival

Kotas, dombolo, boerewors rolls, ice cream ... street cuisine will be celebrated to the fullest at this festival. Come along and get a taste of the most mouthwatering local grub.

Where: Common Ground, Staib Street, Maboneng

When: September 10, 10:00 

Cost: R50 - R100, purchase tickets here


The Original Oktoberfest

This is South Africa’s original Oktoberfest and will raise funds for the school. More than 10 000 people celebrate this German tradition in South Africa every year.

Where:Deutsche Internationale Schule, Pretoria

When: 15 -16 September 

Cost: R90 - R250, purchase tickets here.


Major League Gardens Social Arts Festival

Somizi and Khanyi Mbau will be your hosts and the roster of acts they will bring out for you is sure to knock your socks off. Bring a picnic blanket, your camp chairs, and enjoy a day of drinks, dance and Spring madness.

Where:FNB Stadium

When: September 16, 12:00 

Cost: R200 -  R650, purchase tickets here

Connecting Generations

This band of talented musicians aims to bridge the gap between young and old.

Where: The Orbit, Braamfontein

When: September 15, 20:30

Cost: R150 entrance, book a table here.

When Ballet Meets Jazz

The thought alone has me excited. Imagine the possibilities of this creative collision between two of the most spell-binding avenues of art.

Where: The Market Theatre, Newtown

When: 14 - 17 September 

Cost: R70 to R130, purchase tickets here

Cape Town


Zanele Muholi

This celebrated artist is back at it with a new exhibition that is more than just pleasing to the senses. Activism and art is fused in a way you have to experience.

Where: Stevenson Gallery

When: Until 7 October. Gallery is open weekdays from 9am to 5pm; Saturdays from 10am to 1pm

Cost: Free admission



Durban Port Festival

A bikers’ parade, tugboat rides, South African naval ship tours … the port will be transformed into a space where you can bring the kids to have some fun, and even learn a thing or two.

When: September 9 and 10, from 10am

Cost: R10 - R20, purchase tickets here


Tea Time Poetry with Kwazi Ndlangisa

A spot of poetry is not a bad idea. Snap your fingers in approval of this young man’s wisdom

Where: Winston Churchill Theatre, Pietermaritzburg

When: September 16, 11am

Cost: R100 to R120, purchase tickets here.

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