July Highlights in Joburg


Winter is here in all its glory, but that’s hardly a reason to remain couchbound. For those wondering what to diarise this July, we’ve put together a guide to 10 of the best events happening in Joburg this month.



Oasis Experience is an exclusive outdoor festival experience which includes live music, gourmet food stalls, a kids area, FIFA World Cup screenings, Beer Gardens and more. Confirmed performers for the festival are Goldfish, Shekhinah, Crazy White Boy, Apple Gule, Mac G (947), Vin D (947), Easy Freak, Cinimin and others.

Where: Pretoria National Botanical Garden, 2 Cussonia Ave, Brummeria, Pretoria
When: 7 July
Tickets: Book Now


Turbine Art Fair


A unique South African arts festival that brings together galleries and artists from around the country to present and sell works. The fair is an all encompassing cultural experience for visitors, with artisanal food and beverages, vibrant music and an interactive Talks Programme.

Where: Turbine Hall, 65 Ntemi Piliso St, Newtown
When: 12 to 15 July
Tickets: Book Now


Great Balls of Fire


Jonathan Roxmouth sets the stage on fire as Jerry Lee Lewis in Great Balls of Fire. Audiences can expect the hits that shaped a generation played by Jonathan at the piano and a six-piece band. All-time favourite hits include ‘Great Balls of Fire’, ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, and ‘High School Confidential’.

Where: Main Theatre, Pieter Toerien Theatre, Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways
When: 18 July to 12 August
Tickets: Book Now


WODAC Pet Expo


The World of Dogs and Cats Pet Exhibition allows visitors to meet the breeds, find out what type of pet best suits their lifestyle, learn more about horses and exotic pets, koi fish, aquatic life and see champion dogs and cats in action. Stands feature everything pet owners need to keep their animals in peak condition: from treats, toys and accessories to nutrition, health and wellness solutions.

Where: Gallagher Convention Centre, 19 Richards Dr, Midrand
When: 20 to 22 July
Tickets: Book Now


Big 5 Comedy Show Montecasino


South African comedic titans Stuart Taylor, Jason Goliath, John Vlismas, Tumi Morake and Joey Rasdien all perform on one stage. Collectively these comics have some of the most impressive resumes in South Africa. From hosting TV shows and starring in movies, to performing comedy shows that pack out festivals and theatres across the globe.

Where: Teatro, Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways
When: 27 & 28 July
Tickets: Book Now


Coffee and Chocolate Expo


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 are also available.

Where: Montecasino Outdoor Event Area, Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways
When: 19 to 22 July
Tickets: Book Now


Crown of the Russian Ballet


In celebration of the founding of the ‘Crown of the Russian Ballet’, the dancers tour to South Africa. The production is headed by artistic director Anna Alexide, and chief choreographer and principal dancer, Anatoly Emelianov.

Where: Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park
When: 21 & 22 July
Tickets: Book Now


Fourways Farmers Market


Free People’s Music Foundation and the Fourways Farmers Market collaborate to present the 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.

Where: Fourways Farmers Market, 1 William Nicol Dr and Montecasino Blvd, Magaliessig, Sandton
When: 7 July
Tickets: Book Now


Strictly No. 1s


Strictly No. 1’s is a tribute to music legends of the 1950s straight through to the 1980s, with a 10-piece cast. Featuring songs from Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Louis Armstrong, Cher and more. Open for all ages, the show is curated especially for those with a fondness for the classic hits.

Where: Barnyard Theatre, Gold Reef City, 0A Northern Pkwy, Ormonde
When: On until 14 July
Tickets: Book Now

Emmanuel Bach


South African-born violinist, and former Oppenheimer Memorial beneficiary, Emmanuel Bach, returns from his successes in Europe for a live performance. A light supper and wine is included in the ticket price.

Where: Northwards House, 21 Rock Ridge Rd, Parktown
When: 15 July
Tickets: Book Now

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