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June Highlights in Joburg


We’re already halfway through 2018. And though winter is making itself known, that’s hardly a reason to remain couch-bound. We’ve picked 10 events worth attending in Joburg this June, guaranteed to warm you up one way or another.

Disney on Ice


Disney on Ice returns with its latest production, Dream Big. The choreographed ice-skating show features well-known and loved characters from Disney movies: see Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White, along with Anna and Elsa of Frozen, plus many more.

Where: Ticketpro Dome, Northumberland Rd & Olievenhout Ave, North Riding, Johannesburg
When: 22 June to 1 July
Tickets: Book Now


Fire and Feast Meat Festival


Running for its second year in Johannesburg, the festival teaches guests new and interesting ways to prepare meat, lead and demonstrated by some of the country’s best butchers and chefs. Browse through the many tasty food and beverage options at Fire and Feast, and redeem BraaiBucks to taste samples throughout the day.

Where: Ticketpro Dome, Northumberland Rd & Olievenhout Ave, North Riding, Johannesburg
When: 8 to 10 June
Tickets: Book Now


Wonders of Rock Art


The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, in collaboration with the French Embassy and the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), brings the 17 000-year-old Palaeolithic paintings of the Lascaux caves to South Africa. The whole of the first floor of the centre becomes an exact replica of the caves found in 1940 near the village of Montignac In Dordogne, southwestern France.

Where: Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Miriam Makeba St & Helen Joseph St, Newtown
When: On until 1 October
Tickets: Book Now


Vintage and Artisanal Market


Set in beautiful gardens in the heart of Saxonwold, the Vintage and Artisanal Market features vintage fashion, antiques and collectables and lovingly crafted artisanal products. There are also food stalls available at the venue, as well as activities for kids and the permanent coffee truck, Coffice.

Where: College of Digital Photography, 91 Oxford Rd, Saxonwold
When: 24 June
Tickets: R10 at the door




Sempre Opera presents its production of Carmen by George Bizet, which follows the story of a gypsy determined to live by her own terms. Directed by well-known baritone Danie Verster, Carmen features the Pretoria Symphony Orchestra and the Armonia Theatre Chorus, under the baton of Schalk van der Merwe. Voices include Linette van der Merwe, Stéfan Louw, Christian Bester and others.

Where: Joburg Theatre, 163 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein
When: 1 to 10 June
Tickets: Book Now


Moonlight Maze


Explore the giant Honeydew Maze by torch or moonlight. Guests are invited to bring their own picnics, and then head into the maze in teams of 4 or as couples. Each team is briefed and given a quiz sheet to complete while navigating the maze.

Where: Honeydew Mazes, 82 Boland Rd, Zandspruit 191-Iq, Johannesburg
When: 9 June
Tickets: Book Now


Soweto International Jazz Festival


The Soweto International Jazz Festival is the first international music and arts festival dedicated to the historical region of Johannesburg. A one-of-kind experience, the festival spotlights the rich cultural currency of the township with international music, art, cuisine, history, luxury accommodation and adventure & exploration. This year’s lineup includes Mi Casa, Deborah Cox, Bob James, Nasty C, Charlie Wilson, Ernie Smith, Soweto Gospel Choir, Spyro Gyra and many others.

Where: Soweto Theatre Precinct, Cnr Bolani Link & Bolani Rd, Jabulani, Soweto
When: 14 to 17 June
Tickets: Book Now


Cullinan Wine Event


The Cullinan Wine Event features a variety of wines from more than 15 wineries exhibiting at 7 different venues in Cullinan. Book a ticket for either the tastings, the bus tour, or the Safari wine three-course dinner with Willie Strauss.

Where: Cullinan Historic Village, Oak Ave, Cullinan
When: 23 & 24 June
Tickets: Book Now


Fire and Ice Joburg Ballet


Joburg Ballet presents its latest production for their 2018 season, Fire and Ice. A dynamic double bill, Fire and Ice showcases the company’s range and expertise in two contrasting ballets, the classical Raymonda Act 3 and a world première by internationally acclaimed French-Algerian choreographer Redha.

Where: Joburg Theatre, 163 Civic Blvd, Braamfontein
When: 29 June to 8 July
Tickets: Book Now


Symphony in the Garden


The Pretoria Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Schalk van der Merwe, performs well-loved, light operatic favourites. Carefully selected wine farms offer free wine tastings and guests have the opportunity to buy wine at cellar prices. Both restaurants are open for guests to enjoy a meal before or after the event.

Where: Leriba Hotel, 245 End Ave, Clubview, Centurion, Pretoria
When: 24 June
Tickets: Book Now

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