Cape Town Surf Pro is one of the many events taking place in Cape Town this month

HERE’S WHAT TO DO IN CAPE TOWN THIS MARCH

 

From the Cape Town Pride, the Cape Town Cycle Tour, Cape Town Carnival to the Absa Cape Epic, the Mother City is in for a busy month of events.

The Southern Mail Wynberg Family Festival, from 1 – 3 March, gets the month of events underway with three days of live music, carnival rides, delicious food, treats and more.

With live performances from Jarrad Rickketts, Amy Jones, Mark Haze, Sons of Salessie, Berry Trytsman and DJ Ashton Parenzee among others.

Ultra South Africa will get revellers on their feet and moving to the rhythm  of EDM at the Kenilworth Racecourse on Friday 1 March.

With appearances from Skrilex, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Vintage Culture, W&W, Shimza and Kyle Watson, Ultra South Africa promises to be an electrifying experience.

On Saturday 2 March 2024, over 300 martial artists will participate in the 2nd Africa Youth Kungfu Championships to be held at the Fairbairn College in Goodwood.

The same day, the Cape Town Pride Parade and Mardi Gras, which expect around 7 000 attendees, will be a celebration of inclusivity and the LGBTI community.

The pride parade will start at 11:00 on Alfred Street before making its way to the Green Point A-Track for the start of the Mardi Gras.

In Pinelands, the Cape Town Ramadaan & Lifestyle Expo will cook up three days of exhibitions, showcasing the food, culture and wares of the Muslim community. The expo takes place at the Oude Molen Technical High School from today until Sunday.

The City of Cape Town’s Events Permit Office is anticipating to permit over 60 events of varying sizes for the month of March.  The month of March will also include the following events:

Cape Town Cycle Tour
Photo Sam Clark/CTCTT

Cape Town Cycle Tour

 

The world’s largest-timed cycle race pedals through the Mother City on Sunday 10 March 2024, where over 30 000 cyclists will be taking on the 109km and 49 km routes around the Cape Peninsula.

  • Event Date: 10 March 2024
  • Event Time: 06:00 – 17:00
  • Venue: Grand Parade (START) | Green Point Precinct (FINISH)

     

Cape Town Ladies Open

 

Tandi McCallum during round 1 of the Sun Bet Cape Town Ladiers Open 2022, at the Royal Cape Golf Club. 

The best local and international female golfers on the Sunshine Ladies Tour will hit the greens in the Mother City for the 10th edition of the Cape Town Ladies Open.

Over 70 professionals will showcase their talent alongside amateurs who use the platform to gain international experience on the professional circuit.

  • Event Date: 13 – 15 March 2024
  • Event Time: 07:00 – 14:00
  • Venue: Royal Cape Golf Club

     

Open Book Festival Youth Fest

 

The annual Open Book Festival takes its exciting and dynamic literary event, tailored for young readers; to schools, libraries and book lounges.

An offshoot of the Open Book Festival, the Youth Fest includes poets, writers, illustrators and locally based storytellers. It offers engaging sessions with authors, interactive workshops, and a lively platform for fostering a love of literature and creative expression among the youth.

Events range from storytelling and activity sessions through to presentations, performances and workshops. They take place in schools, public libraries, the Museum of Childhood, Bertha House and at the Book Lounge.

  • Event Date: 13 – 20 March 2024
  • Event Time: 11:00
  • Venue: Various schools*, public libraries & book lounges

 

Absa Cape Epic

 

 
 Photo by Dom Barnardt / Cape Epic

The foremost mountain bike stage race in the world attracts over 1 000 riders from around the world for 8 days of non-stop action for the coveted title of Absa Cape Epic champion.

The Epic, which kicks off in the City of Cape Town, goes through four Western Cape towns with a finish in Stellenbosch.

  • Event Date: 17 – 24 March 2024
  • Event Time: 06:00 – 16:00
  • Venue: Lourensford Wine estate, Tulbagh, Wellington & Stellenbosch

     

Cape Town Carnival

 

Cape Town’s colourful celebration of its cultural heritage brings massive floats, costumes, and over 1 400 performers from different communities across Cape Town in front of thousands of locals and visitors.

Centred on the theme “lekker”, the carnival’s 2024 edition promises a truly tasty treat for the spectators while also staying true to its traditions.

  • Event Date: 16 March 2024
  • Event Time: 16:00
  • Venue: Fan Walk, Green Point
  • Tickets: General access FREE I Hospitality at Quicket 

Red Bull Shay’ iMoto 2024

 

Motorsport meets stunt work with lots of flare is the name of the game for Red Bull Shay’ iMoto.

Some of the country’s top spinners go head-to-head at Century City to crown the next champion.

  • Event Date: 16 March 2024
  • Event Time: 18:00
  • Venue: Steel Bridge E-Parking Facility
  • Tickets: Computicket

Cape Town Surf Pro

 

The Surfing South Africa-sanctioned event sees top senior surfers from around the country and the world catch waves in the Mother City.

The competition aims to uplift and develop local athletes and provide amateur surfers with opportunities to compete on the international surf stage.

  • Event Date: 16-17 March 2024
  • Event Time: 18:00
  • Venue: Long Beach, Kommetjie
  • Tickets: FREE

     

Spar Women’s Challenge

 

The Cape Town leg of the SPAR Women’s Challenge will see over 10 000 runners take to the streets of Green Point, Sea Point and Mouille Point.

Held in five other cities in South Africa, the event is features a Run or walk 10km Challenge, or 5km fun run for professional and recreational runners.

With fabulous entertainment along the route, food vendors, prize-giving and lucky draws, it promises to be a fun day for the participants.

Cape Town Surf Pro is one of the many events taking place in Cape Town this month
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