29 June – 8 July, Knysna Oyster Festival & Marathon
The Knysna Oyster Festival is probably one of the most popular annual events in the Western Cape. It is also something of a celebration of the good life and sport and has taken place every year since 1983.
The Knysna Oyster festival is spread across two weekends that promise constant fun and activities for the whole family. The Forest Marathon (half marathon), and the Pick n Pay Weekend Argus Rotary Cycle Tour, now a two-day event that is the biggest of its kind in the country.
Other mid-week events will include the Wade Bales Wine Festival, the Pick n Pay Oyster and Wine Mardi Gras, the Knysna Lyster Company Shucking Competition and sports events such as the Scottish Leader Whisky Bowls Tournament and the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays Waitron Race.
But of course the stars of the show are undoubtedly the oysters, served naked, cooked or garnished at over 30 local Tabasco Hotspots throughout the festival.
1st July – Prawn and Food Festival
Venue – Corner Nasrec Road and Rifle Range Rd by UNCLE Charlies near South gate, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Tel: 0861 915 8000 | 011 494 1920
Email: , , www.prawnfest.co.za
2nd July – Vinyl Sundays at Stanley Beer Yard
Joburg’s premier Vinyl Sunday fair takes place on the first Sunday of every month at The Stanley Beer Yard at 44 Stanley in Milpark.
The fair brings together the cream of Joburg`s vinyl record dealers, offering the best selection of new and pre-owned records. Expect to find rare and collectable discs. Kicking off at 10am, there’s plenty of music, craft beer and good food on offer plus a pop up craft gin and tonic bar and a chance to win prizes, all set amid the pretty courtyards of 44 Stanley, a refurbished industrial complex filled with inviting cafes, boutiques and other interesting spaces to spend an afternoon.
Venue: 44 Stanley, Cnr Owl St and Stanley Ave, Milpark
7th July – Durban July Horse Race
The Durban July Handicap is a South African Thoroughbred horse race held annually on the first Saturday of July since 1897 at Greyville Racecourse in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. It is South Africa’s premier horse racing event.
It is therefore completely understandable that party-goers from all over the country flock to this hoity-toity event, dressed in all their best to see the racehorse favourite attempt to win the cup. Each year they have a theme and 2018 is Fashion..
7th July – Country Winter Festival
Free People’s Music Foundation and the Fourways Farmers Market collaboration, presents their Winter Country Music Festival.
Featuring Azurdee, Blue River Band, Vanessa Palm, Jon Delinger, Michael Naranjo, Gareth James and Shaun Miller as the live entertainment for the day.
Venue: Fourways Farmers Market, 1 William Nicol Dr and Montecasino Blvd, Magaliessig, Sandton
Cost: R125 – R175
11th July – Future of Work Breakfast
Most career books these days are full of 5 step processes and 24 hour quick fixes. Previous to the current trend the books told us to work hard, get a good education, then you will be successful!
This forum isn’t focused on the short-term gain, but encouraging us all to look ahead, to analyse the global and local trends that are shaping;
- how we work,
- where we work,
- What kind of work we can do, from anywhere.
If you have been thinking about making big changes to your work life, now is a good time.
If you work within a corporate and want to know how you can utilise the gig economy – learn from our panel of experts.
The event is strictly a ticketed event.
14th July – Field Market
Under the trees at the Field & Study Park on the 2nd Saturday of every month. The open-air market is nestled along the Braamfontein spruit. Stroll underneath the trees through stalls that lure and inspire with local handcrafted goods. Enjoy a variety of gourmet food & beverages, live music and the relaxed atmosphere. There is something for everyone including lots of entertainment for kids. Entrance to the market is free and there is ample parking (R10 per car).
Wednesday, July 11, 2 – 15th July – The Turbine Art Fair
The Turbine Art Fair is a unique South African arts festival that brings together galleries and artists from around the country to present and sell works in the iconic Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg.
The purpose of Turbine Art Fair is to develop young artists and grow the market for African art. The Fair is an all encompassing cultural experience for visitors, with artisanal food and beverages, vibrant music and an interactive Talks Programme.
Galleries representing established and emerging artists, art organisations and original projects, present their efforts side by side, creating a synergy that is infectious to all who visit.
R100 online / R120 at the door
R200 online / R250 at the door Weekend pass (Fri, Sat & Sun
R50 online u/12 / R80 door
R80 online over 12 / R100 door
R80 online / R100 at the door
For safety and convenience, TURBINE ART FAIR 2018 will be a completely cashless environment.
19 – 22 July – The Coffee and Chocolate Expo
celebrates six years.
Five of the world’s leading champion Baristas entertain, teach and demonstrate their skills.
Visitors can learn tips, techniques and the latest trends from the masters on how to create chocolate and coffee delights, and taste samples. Food stands and food trucks also available.
Venue: Montecasino Outdoor Event Area, Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways
From Thursday, 19 July 2018 to Sunday, 22 July 2018
Times: Thursday: 16h00 – 21h00
Friday & Saturday: 10h00 – 21h00
Sunday: 10h00 – 18h00
Tickets: R120 per person online and at the door | Kids under 10 free
Tickets are R80 on Thursday, 19 July 2018
Friday, 20 July – Saturday, 21 July – Zwipi Underground Bar – Secret Underground Dinner
An unforgettable experience of delectable foods and drinks in two of the most astonishing Johannesburg inner-city spaces. Within close walking proximity, guests will move between the two venues on an unforgettable dinner-safari experience. So, join in in the adventure.
Meet at City Central, 85 Commissioner Street (cnr Harrison) where we will enjoy starters, paired with a Gin & Tonic. Walk with us to our ‘secret’ dinner destination, the Zwipi Underground Bar at the Thunder Walker.
Thunder Walker is an exceptional inner-city venue located in and around the atrium of the historic Somerset House on Gandhi Square. It is a gathering point for travellers and locals alike, a place where people get to rediscover the mesmerising tales and tastes of Johannesburg.
At the heart of the Thunder Walker is the Scatterlings Restaurant & Event Venue. Downstairs, the historic United Safety Deposit (bank vault of the erstwhile United Building Society) is turned into the Zwipi Underground Bar and private dining rooms. Upstairs, two floors are converted into the Balcony Gardens Apartment Hotel.
20-22nd July – Wodac Pet Expo, Midrand
This family event was first held in Durban in 1996 includes arena events showcasing various dog breeds in a Best of Breed competition as well as in obedience, agility, dog jumping, carting and flyball.
There is a nail-biting 60- weaving pole challenge for dogs as well as a celebrity challenge which sees local celebs trying their hand at taking dogs around an agility course. A hall of cats with many different breed of felines is sure to enthral cat-lovers.
Plus there is a whole lot of live pet action with a spectacular pet fashion show, dog breed parades, dancing with dogs displays, the popular canine survivor competition and pony rides for children.
Both dog and cat breeders will be on hand to provide helpful information on owning a particular breed. For those in need of a pet with a difference there are birds, fish, pet rats, spiders, frogs, snakes, iguanas and all sorts of other interesting creepy companions.
Pet food manufacturers, pet healthcare companies, pet product and accessory suppliers, trainers, animal welfare organisations, dog and cat clubs and many more will be offering information and advice on owning a pet.
The World of Dogs and Cats and Pet Exhibition provides an avenue to learn more about different dogs, cats, reptiles and other fascinating creatures and the joys as well as the responsibilities of being a pet-owner.
Venues: Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand
22nd July – MTN Walk the Talk
The MTN Walk the Talk with 702 event caters to walkers of all fitness levels and abilities – there’s a 15km walk which winds through some of Joburg’s iconic landmarks, an 8km walk which goes through the leafy suburbs around Emmerentia, and a 5km walk which attracts a lot of families walking with kids, prams, gran and gramps, and even the family dog.
Many walkers use the event as a platform to raise awareness for great causes and come together in vibrant costumes or matching outfits. Others use it for a teambuilder for colleagues and friends. There’s also the opportunity to give back as a portion of the entry fees go toward communities across the city as part of the Walk the Talk Legacy Project.
ENTRIES CLOSE ON 29 JUNE!
29th July – Christmas in July
Everyone loves the festive season… so why not celebrate it twice a year
With a little Christmas Cheer and a lot of Christmas Spirit, a celebration it will be! Christmas in July with a Wine Tasting Event”. Sip on some of South Africa’s finest wine, put your feet up and enjoy a mouth-watering buffet with all of the traditional Christmas trimmings. So round up a crew, dress for the occasion, and book a table to make it extra exciting!
Menu price R295 per person from 12:00 – 15:00
Kids between the age of 5 and 12 years pay half price and we have a Tadpole Menu which you can order for your littlies on the day.
R 295 per person / Under 12 R140 per child
Sunday, July 29 at 12 PM – 3 PM