Experience Cape Town's Vibrant Festivals and Events this Season

Cape Town

Discover the lively cultural celebrations happening in Cape Town

Cape Town is known for its vibrant festivals and events that showcase the city's diverse culture, history, and entertainment offerings. From music festivals to food fairs, there is something for everyone to enjoy. This season, experience the best of Cape Town's festivals and events that will leave you captivated and wanting more.

1. Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Experience one of the largest jazz festivals in Africa featuring local and international artists performing on multiple stages. Book your tickets early as this event sells out quickly.


2. Cape Town Carnival

Join in the colorful parade with elaborate costumes, music, and performances that celebrate Cape Town's diversity and spirit. Don't miss this fun and exciting event.


3. Cape Town Food Truck Festival

Taste a variety of delicious foods from local food trucks offering everything from gourmet burgers to vegan delights. A must-visit event for foodies.


4. Cape Town International Kite Festival

Watch colorful kites fill the sky at this family-friendly event that raises funds for a local charity. Bring your own kite or buy one at the festival to join in the fun.


5. Cape Town International Film Festival

See a diverse selection of local and international films at this prestigious film festival that attracts filmmakers and cinephiles from around the world.


6. Cape Town Art Fair

Explore contemporary art from Africa and beyond at this annual art fair featuring exhibitions, talks, and workshops by leading artists and galleries.


7. Cape Town Electronic Music Festival

Dance to the beats of top electronic music artists at this popular festival that showcases the best of the local and international electronic music scene.


8. Hermanus Whale Festival

Head to the seaside town of Hermanus to celebrate the annual migration of southern right whales with live music, food stalls, and whale watching tours.


9. Cape Town Sevens Rugby Tournament

Cheer on your favorite rugby teams at this fast-paced tournament that is part of the World Rugby Sevens Series. Book your tickets early as this event is popular among sports fans.


10. Cape Town Fringe Festival

Discover cutting-edge performances in theater, dance, music, and more at this innovative arts festival that aims to showcase emerging artists and push creative boundaries.