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October Highlights in Joburg

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The end of the year is drawing nearer (read: holiday season is close!) and the temperature is heating up. But there is no need to wait for the end of the year to have a good time when there are so many incredible events happening this month. We’ve rounded up the top 10 events in Joburg this October.

October Highlights in Joburg

AFI JOBURG FASHION WEEK

African Fashion International (AFI) creates a fashion and social hub with their Joburg Fashion Week. Guests can experience the best in African fashion and rub shoulders with top designers and influencers at the variety of world-class events.

Where: Sandton Convention Centre
When: 10 to 12 October
Tickets: Book Now

jason goliath

JASON GOLIATH PRESENTS MANSTRUATION: SURVIVING A WIFE

Top South African funnyman Jason Goliath presents his newest show, which provides a comedic look at the varying types of relationships.

Where: Auto & General Theatre on the Square
When: 2 to 12 October
Tickets: Book Now

Handmade Contemporary

HANDMADE CONTEMPORARY FAIR

The rooftop of Hyde Park Corner is transformed into a market celebrating the impeccable designs of the country’s top designers, chefs and vignerons. Fair-goers encounter and experience the work of top emerging creatives, get ideas of where trends are going and talk to the makers of the products.

Where: Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre Rooftop
When: 10 to 12 October
Tickets: Book Now

SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR

The Soweto Gospel Choir bring their Grammy-winning Freedom tour to the Soweto Theatre. The dynamic choir performs both traditional and contemporary music, adding their unique feel and interpretation to both.

Where: Soweto Theatre
When: 23 October to 3 November
Tickets: Book Now

Joburg Zoo Family Fun Day

JOBURG ZOO FAMILY FUN DAY

Joburg Zoo offers a variety of paid and free events to keep the whole family entertained. Activities include jumping castles, fossil digging competitions, go karting and face painting.

Where: Joburg Zoo
When: 26 October
Tickets: Book Now

Steenberg Garden Party

STEENBERG GARDEN PARTY

Constantia meets Gauteng at the annual Steenberg Garden Party. Guests can enjoy the spring weather whilst sipping on the finest bubblies and wines from South Africa’s oldest wine region. Adding to the garden party atmosphere is live music, lawn games and harvest spreads.

Where: The Kitchen, L’antico Giardino
When: 5 October
Tickets: Book Now

william kentridge

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE 27 YEARS OF COLLABORATION

An illustrated history of the longstanding collaboration between William Kentridge and David Krut since 1992. The exhibition includes large-scale and iconic editions in relief, silkscreen, lithography and etchings created by Kentridge over the last 27 years.

Where: David Krut Projects
When: Throughout October
Tickets: Free

Tswalo

TSWALO

Tswalo is an award-winning production that interrogates the rules that govern life on earth, such as power, creation, politics, connection, and intuition through poetry and physical storytelling. It is a celebration of the art of solo performance and is carried in both physicality and voice.

Where: The Market Theatre
When: 2 to 27 October
Tickets: Book Now

CURRY AND CRAFT FESTIVAL

Explore a variety of food stalls exploding with flavour, smells and all things curry from various cooks. There are also multiple competitions for best curry that visitors can watch.

Where: Gold Reef City Casino
When: 19 October
Tickets: Available at the door

joburg pride

JOHANNESBURG PRIDE

All are welcome to come and take a stride for Pride in the biggest Pride march in South Africa. Thousands gather to march through the streets of Joburg in a stand for self-acceptance and legal rights for LGBTQ+ people, but also in celebration of the community.

Where: Sandton
When: 26 October
Tickets: Free

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