The Best July Events in Cape Town 2018

The Best July Events in Cape Town 2018

Franschhoek, food trucks, funny festivals and First Thursdays… These are just some of the things to look forward in Cape Town during July 2018.

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 2018.

JULY 2018 FESTIVALS
5 July 2018 First Thursdays: July edition 2018 CBD
6 – 15 July 2018 Stellenbosch International Chamber of Music Festival 2018 Stellenbosch
9 July – 5 August 2018 The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival 2018 Rondebosch
14 – 15 July 2018 Franschhoek Bastille Festival 2018 Franschhoek
16 July 2018 Berg River Winter Carnival 2018 Velddrif
20 – 21 July 2018 Soetes & Soup Festival 2018 Rawsonville
27 July 2018 Cape Town’s Food Truck Friday: July edition 2018 Dieprivier
27 – 28 July 2018 Franschhoek Mystery Weekends 2018 Franschhoek

 First Thursdays: July edition 2018

First Thursday Event

Where CBD
When 5 July 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
Contact goodevening@first-thursdays.co.za
Location CBD

Stellenbosch International Chamber of Music Festival 2018

Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival Best Festivals

Where Stellenbosch
When 6 – 15 July 2018
The lowdown Bringing classical music and youth development to the fore, this prestigious international event gives aspiring young musicians the chance to perform in a musical extravaganza of evening recitals, chamber performances and orchestral concerts.
Cost R1 120 (adults, festival pass)
R130 (adults, 6 – 11 July)
R150 (adults, 12 – 15 July)
R100 (pensioners and students,  6 – 11 July)
R110 (pensioners and students, 12 – 15 July)
R850 (pensioners and students, festival pass)
Book tickets at Computicket
Contact 072 531 3235, info@sicmf.co.za
Location Neethling Street, Stellenbosch University

The Jive Cape Town Funny Festival 2018

Jive Funny Festival Best Festivals

Where Rondebosch
When 9 July – 5 August 2018
The lowdown Cape Town Funny Festival is back – with more laughs than ever before, with some much-loved international and local comics hitting the stage.
Cost R160 – R190
Book tickets at Webtickets
Contact 021 680 3962
Location Baxter Theatre, Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town

Franschhoek Bastille Festival 2018

Festivals in Cape Town: Franschhoek Bastille Festival

Where Franschhoek
When 14 – 15 July 2018
The lowdown Good food, fine wine and a whole lot of carnival fun await you at the Franschhoek Bastille Festival. Staying true to the town’s French roots, this colourful festival includes a village market, barrel-rolling competition, boule, and loads of wine tasting.
Cost R350 (Saturday, includes entry, a tasting glass, five wine-tasting coupons and a R20 voucher)
R280 (Sunday, includes entry, a tasting glass, five wine-tasting coupons and a R20 voucher)
Free (children under 18)
Book tickets at Webtickets
Contact 021 876 2861, info@franschhoek.org.za
Location Huguenot Monument, Franschhoek

Berg River Winter Carnival 2018

Berg River Winter Carnival Best Festivals

Where Velddrif
When 16 July 2018
The lowdown From food stalls and live performance to canoe races, the Berg River Winter Carnival is always a fun day out for the whole family.
Cost Free
Contact 022 783 1821
Location Berg River, Velddrif, Western Cape

Soetes & Soup Festival 2018

Soetes and Soups Best Festivals

Where Rawsonville
When 20 – 21 July 2018
The lowdown Enjoy a glass of wine from one of the wine estates in the Breedekloof region, while sampling a variety of unusual soups! Other highlights include a farmers’ market, art exhibition, craft beer stalls, and children’s entertainment.
Cost R160 (standard ticket)
R110 (designated driver)
Book tickets at Webtickets
Contact 023 349 1791, info@breedekloof.co
Location Breedekloof Wine Valley, Rawsonville, Western Cape

Cape Town’s Food Truck Friday: July edition 2018

Food Truck Fridays Event

Where Diep River
When 27 July 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, taproom@jackblackbeer.com
Location Jack Black’s Brewing Company, 10 Brigid Road, Diep River, Cape Town

Franschhoek Mystery Weekends 2018

Franschhoek Mystery Weekends Events

Where Franschhoek
When 27 – 28 July 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)
Contact mysteryweekends@franschhoek.org.za
Location Franschhoek Wine Valley

Research by Alicia Chamaillé

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The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 27 June 2018

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