The Best July Events in Cape Town

The Best July Events in Cape Town Laura McCullagh

French feels, food trucks, a funny festival and First Thursdays… These are just some of the things to look forward in Cape Town during July 2019.

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 July 2019.

1 – 28 July 2019 The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival 2019 Rondebosch
4 July 2019 First Thursdays CBD
5 – 14 July 2019 Stellenbosch International Chamber of Music Festival 2019 Stellenbosch
11 July 2019 Durbanville Hills Winter of Wander Durbanville
13 – 14 July 2019 Franschhoek Bastille Festival 2019 Franschhoek
19 – 20 July 2019 Soetes & Soup Festival 2019 Rawsonville
26 July 2019 Food Truck Friday Diep River
27 July 2019 Norval Foundation Concerts Tokai
31 July 2019 After Dark at Two Oceans Aquarium V&A Waterfront

The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival 2019

Jive Funny: The Best July Events

When 1 – 28 July 2019
About the event Cape Town Funny Festival is back – with more laughs than ever before, and some much-loved international and local comics hitting the stage.
Cost R160 – R190
Book Now
Contact 021 680 3962
Location Baxter Theatre, Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town

First Thursdays: 4 July 2019

First Thursday: The Best July Events
Justin Kramer

When 4 July 2019
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

Stellenbosch International Chamber of Music Festival 2019

Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival: The Best July Events

When 5 – 14 July 2019
About the event This prestigious international event gives aspiring young musicians the chance to perform in evening recitals, chamber performances and orchestral concerts.
Cost R130 (adults, 6 – 11 July)
R150 (adults, 12 – 15 July)
R100 (pensioners and students, 6 – 11 July)
R110 (pensioners and students, 12 – 15 July)
Book Now
Contact 072 531 3235,
Location Neethling Street, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch

Durbanville Hills Winter of Wander: 11 July 2019

Winter Wander at Durbanville Hills: The best July Events

When 11 July 2019
About the event Durbanville Hills is hosting a series of immersive wine-paired dinners that are sure to keep you warm on a cold winter’s night. Each event is themed around a specific country, allowing you to enjoy Durbanville Hills’ range of unique terroirs with a specially prepared three-course menu reflecting the particular nation’s culinary traditions. July’s Austrian-themed dinner takes place in Durbanville Hills’ restaurant, which has seating overlooking spectacular views of Table Mountain and Table Bay.
Cost R325
Contact 021 558 1300,
Location Durbanville Hills Winery, Tygerberg Valley Road, Cape Farms, Cape Town

Franschhoek Bastille Festival 2019

Bastille Festival Franschhoek: The Best July Events
Fabulous Woman Magazine

When 13 – 14 July 2019
About the event Oh là là! Good food, fine wine and a whole lot of carnival fun await at the Franschhoek Bastille Festival. This colourful event includes a village market, barrel-rolling competition, and loads of wine-tasting.
Cost R350 – R395
Book Now
Contact 021 876 2861,
Location Huguenot Monument, Franschhoek

Soetes & Soup Festival 2019

Soetes and Soups Festival: The Best July Events
Stephanie Marthinus

When 19 – 20 July 2019
About the event Enjoy a glass of wine from one of the wine estates in the Breedekloof region, while sampling a variety of unusual soups!
Cost R160 – R250
Book Now
Contact 023 349 1791,
Location Breedekloof Wine Valley, Rawsonville, Western Cape

Food Truck Friday: 26 July 2019

Food Truck Friday: The best July Events

When 26 July 2019
About the event 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

Norval Foundation Concerts: 27 July 2019

Norval Concerts: The Best July Events

When 27 July 2019
About the event This leading art destination is hosting a series of live-music events in its largest gallery space. The concerts feature a stellar lineup of local and international musicians from a range of genres including jazz, folk, rock and classical.
Cost R200
R500 (includes dinner before the show)
Book Now
Location 4 Steenberg Road, Tokai, Cape Town

After Dark at Two Oceans Aquarium: 31 July 2019

After Dark: The Best July Events
Laura McCullagh

When 31 July 2019
About the event The vibrant display of diverse sea life that inhabits the I&J Ocean Exhibit at the Two Oceans Aquarium is enough to light up any darkened room. And when you add live music, it becomes a mesmerising coalescence of visual and auditory stimulation. This July, The Steezies & Androgenius will be taking the stage and delighting audiences ears.
Cost R295
Book Now
Location Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

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Time of publication: 13 June 2019