As summertime comes to an end, it is imperative that we make the most of the outdoor events lined up for the month while the weather still permits.
In March, there are several festivals going on in the Mother City. From food and music to art and culture, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Below are some upcoming events not to be missed:
The International Public Art Festival (IPAF)
International and local artists get the platform to show up and show off their original material at the seventh edition of the International Public Art Festival (IPAF).
The festival kicks off today, 1 March and runs through to 5 March. Exhibitionists will be showcasing their artwork under the 2023 theme “What if”.
Pick up a self-guided Art Route Map or reserve a spot on a Street Art Tour led by knowledgeable experts at the Festival Hub. Additionally, the Public Art Conference is conveniently located just a short distance from the Company’s Garden, where you can stroll over to meet some of the festival’s artists, participate in a workshop, or attend a panel discussion.
- Location: The Company’s Garden, Cape Town
- Dates: 1 to 5 March 2023
- Tour bookings: [email protected]
- Website: ipafest.co.za
Constantia Fresh Festival
The Constantia Fresh Festival has become one of the most anticipated events in Cape Town following 12 years of success.
Last year, festival attendees got the opportunity to taste 1,300 wines on offer thanks to 45 vendors offering South Africa’s top wines and creative nibbles by local chefs.
This year’s event will feature tastings of local gin and craft beers in addition to a variety of wines.
Constantia Fresh will take place at the scenic Cape Point Vineyards in Noordhoek against the backdrop of the Chapman’s Peak mountain range.
Don’t forget to put on your dancing shoes as there will be live music.
- Location: Cape Point Vineyards, Silvermine Road, Noordhoek
- Date: 5 March 2023
- Time: 2pm to 6pm
- Cost: R750 (includes a wine tasting glass, wine tasting, canapes and live music)
- Tickets: Quicket
Francophonie Food and Culture Fest
Get insight into French cuisine and lifestyle this weekend at the Francophonie Food and Culture Festival.
This celebration of various facets of the French-speaking world is supported by vendors from French-speaking nations such as France, Belgium, Madagascar, Romania, Congo, Mali, Cameroon and Senegal. There will be about 50 traders offering food, wine, beer, books and art at this family event.
While live music is one of the festival’s highlights, so are the sprawling grounds of the Belgian Ambassador’s residence in Newlands, which also provides ample parking for visitors.
- Location: 29 Boshof Avenue, Cape Town
- Date: 4 March 2023
- Time: 10am to 5pm
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