The Best August Events in Cape Town 2019

The Best August Events in Cape Town 2019 Cape Town Street Food Festival, Your Neighbourhood

Yoga, classical music, street food and sauvignon blanc… These are the events to look forward to in August 2018 in Cape Town.

The Mother of all cities is heating up with a festive lineup of cool events! Here’s our pick of where to go and what to do in August 2018.

2 August 2018 First Thursday: August 2018 Edition CBD
3 – 5 August 2018 Robertson Slow Food & Wine Festival 2018 Robertson
9 – 12 August 2018 Klein Karoo Klassique 2018 Oudtshoorn
18 August 2018 The Chocolate Festival 2018 Stellenbosch
24 – 25 August 2018 Franschhoek Mystery Weekends 2018 Franschhoek
24 – 26 August 2018 Mcgregor Poetry Festival 2018 McGregor
30 August – 2 September 2018 Hopefield Fynbosskou 2018 Hopefield
31 August 2018 Cape Town’s Food Truck Friday: August 2018 Edition Diep River
31 August – 2 September 2018 Cape Town Street Food Festival 2018 Woodstock


First Thursday Event

Where CBD
When 2 August 2018
The lowdown Cape Town’s innercity is abuzz with activity on the first Thursday of every month when Capetonians (and visitors) wander through the various galleries and stores, which stay open until 9pm.
Cost Free
Location CBD

Robertson Slow Food & Wine Festival 2018

Robertson Slow Best Festivals

Where Robertson
When 3 – 5 August 2018
The lowdown The Robertson Slow Food & Wine Festival invites you (and your whole family) to come and enjoy delicious food, live music, tutored tastings, and a whole host of other fun-filled activities and attractions.
Cost Tickets are limited and you need to make your booking directly with the host no later than three days before the activity.
Contact 023 626 3167,
Location Corner Voortrekker & Reitz Street, Robertson

Klein Karoo Klassique 2018

Klein Karoo Klassique Best Festivals
Hans van der Veen

Where Oudtshoorn
When 9 – 12 August 2018
The lowdown Once again the Klein Karoo Klassique showcases ensembles and soloists in the charming town of Oudtshoorn. Expect a medley of chamber, symphonic and a sprinkling of jazz music accompanied by delicious food, local art and sublime wines.
Cost R130 for individual shows
R900 package deal for all shows
Contact 044 203 8600,
Location Oudtshoorn, Western Cape

The Chocolate Festival 2018

Chocolate Festival Best Festivals

Where Stellenbosch
When 18 August 2018
The lowdown Willy Wonker has come to Cape Town or, rather, the winelands? A chocolate fountain, artisanal chocolatiers, bakers, sweet-makers and ice creams are what the sweet-toothed visitors are here for, but there are also gourmet burgers, charcuterie platters, gin, bubbly, wine and beer bars for those seeking something more. Plus, kiddies’ entertainment and a live band!
Cost R150
Free (children under 14 years)
Book tickets at Webtickets
Contact 084 207 3820,
Location Anura Vineyards, Off Simondium Road, Klapmuts, Stellenbosch


Franschhoek Mystery Weekends Events

Where Franschhoek
When 24 – 25 August 2018
The lowdown With these Mystery Weekends, you don’t know what you’re going to get until you arrive. The Franschhoek Wine Valley randomly selects unique experiences around the village that are enjoyable, entertaining and, most importantly, delicious.
Cost R5 300 (The Premium Experience)
R5 650 (The Superior Experience)
R6 150 (The Deluxe Experience)
R8 200 (The Ultimate Experience)
Location Franschhoek Wine Valley

Mcgregor Poetry Festival 2018

Festivals Cape Town: Mcgregor Poetry Festival
Poetry in Mcgregor

Where McGregor
When 24  – 26 August 2018
The lowdown Come and witness captivating poetry in the artists’ haven that is McGregor! This special weekend offers poets from all walks the chance to shine onstage. With over 90 events, you can expect poetry recitals, music events, art and workshops.
Cost R60 – R120
Tickets are available from Computicket
Contact 023 625 1908,
Location McGregor, Breede River Valley, Western Cape

Hopefield Fynbosskou 2018

Hopefield Skou Best Festivals

Where Hopefield
When 30 August – 2 September 2018
The lowdown The whole town of Hopefield comes together for this four-day affair to build, manage and run this wonderfully festive annual fynbos show. Plant lovers, botanists, and festival-goers can look forward to loads of food and craft stalls, live music, and even a beer tent.
Cost Thursdays:
R25, adults
R20, seniors
R10, children
Friday – Saturday:
R45, adults
R35, seniors
R20, children
Contact 022 723 0569, 072 802 3634
Location Hopefield Sportsclub, Hopefield, West Coast


Food Truck Fridays Event

Where Diep River
When 31 August 2018
The lowdown Jack Black’s Brewing Co welcomes beer aficionados and fun-loving folk to its monthly Food Truck Fridays. Not only is there live entertainment and Jack Black craft beers, but you can also expect some excellent food-truck grub.
Cost Free
Contact 021 286 1220,
Location Jack Black’s Brewing Company, 10 Brigid Road, Diep River, Cape Town

Cape Town Street Food Festival 2018

Cape Town Street Food Festival August Event

Where Woodstock
When 31 August – 2 September 2018
The lowdown The Cape Town Street Food Festival is back for its fifth year in a row, with Side Street Studios once again playing host to this ever-popular market. Tuck into some utterly delicious, proudly South African street fare, such as vinegary fish and slap tjips, Gatsbys stuffed to capacity, and some of the best – straight off the fire – braaied grub, prepared by some of South Africa’s best street-food vendors.
Cost R50 (one-day pass)
R80 (weekend pass)
Book tickets at Quicket
Location Side Street Studios, 139 Albert Road, 48 Albert Road & 32 William Street, Woodstock, Cape Town

Research by Alicia Chamaillé

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Time of publication: 30 July 2018