Capetown is a major Global city and one of the most famous tourist attraction of not just South Africa but also of Africa. Cape Town is a city that never sleeps. It has parties, festivals, and activities happening all year round. This makes Cape Town a tourist’s party-central destination. The multicultural city of Cape town has many monthly and annual festivals of music, food, wine, beer, art, and film. These Festivals in Cape Town are enjoyed not only by locals and also by the tourists visiting Cape Town.
Music and art is a big part of Cape Town lifestyle. It is evident from the various major festivals and events happening to celebrate them. Cape Town Jazz Festival is “Africa’s Grandest Gathering” for the number of incredible artists and jazz virtuosos that perform in it. It attracts a huge number of viewers from across the world as it is the biggest international jazz festival in Cape Town and fourth in the world. The Cape Town Art Fair is the prominent art fair showcasing the diversity of contemporary art and works from various art galleries. Open design Festivals in Cape Town has designers from all walks of art showcasing their talent. Some other music festivals are Cape Town Youth Jazz festival, Cape Town Big band jazz festival, RTD, Up the Creek, Earthdance, December Vortex, and Cape Town Folk’N’Acostic.
Cape Town Festival of Beer has beers of over 200 brews from over 60 brewers. This three-day beer festival in Cape Town has food and other entertainments like music, DJs and dance for the enjoyment of the visitors. The Street Food Festival is an annual ten-day event with food stalls and kiosks different types of street food from across the country. South African Cheese festival is visited by cheese lovers from all over the world to enjoy numerous varieties of cheese. Apart from gourmet cheese, it has food, music, and wine tastings too. Other annual food and drink festivals in Cape Town are Whiskey live Festival, Wacky Wine Festival, Food Trucks Friday, Franschhoek Bastille Festival, Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, and TOPS at SPAR Bierfest festivals.
Cape town’s one of the biggest events is Tweede Nuwe Jaar. It has hundreds of performers known as Laapse Klopse in colourful attire, face paint, and hats. dancing and strutting the streets with the traditional ghoema music. The event is colourful, loud and has lots of fun for the whole family. The Cape Town Carnival is the biggest event of the year. It celebrates the diversity and various cultures of Cape town with actors, dancers, and performers in colourful and magnificent clothes escorting gigantic floats forming a parade. Cape Town Fashion Week is like any other fashion week, showcasing the best of designers and their talent on the ramp. Cape Town Festival of Running has many running events like Ultra, half marathon, 21km PB, etc. One can join any running event as per one’s capacity or have fun outing with family. Cape Town Film Festival or Cape Town International Film Market & Festival showcases films, documentaries, and short films across genres and from across the world.