The Best May Events in Cape Town 2019

The Best May Events in Cape Town 2019 Chris Murphy

Food trucks, olives, cab franc and design… These are the things to look forward to in Cape Town during May 2019.

The Mother of all cities is hotting up with a festive lineup of cool events! Here’s our pick of where to go and what to do in May 2019.

29 April – 5 May 2019 Afrikaburn 2019 Tankwa Karoo
1 – 5 May 2019 Decorex Cape Town 2019 Cape Town
2 May 2019 First Thursday: May 2019 edition Cape Town
4 – 5 May 2019 Riebeek Valley Olive Festival 2019 Riebeek Valley
17 – 19 May 2019 Franschhoek Literary Festival 2019 Franschhoek Wine Valley
18 May 2019 Cabernet Franc Carnival 2019 Somerset West
31 May 2019 Food Truck Friday: May 2019 edition Cape Town

Afrikaburn 2019

Afrikaburn: Best Festivals 2019
Jan Verboom

Where Tankwa Karoo
When 29 April – 5 May 2019
About the event This year’s theme is Ephemeropolis – the temporary nature of existence. So let your creative spirit run wild for a week of outrageous costumes, uplifting music, communal bonfires, cashless living, and much, much more.
Cost R1 895 (general)
R200 (children 0 – 14 years, online)
R250 (children 0 – 14 years, at the gate)
R695 (subsidised tickets)
R200 (community)
R200 (vehicle pass, online)
R250 (vehicle pass, at the gate)
Location Tankwa Karoo, R355, Calvinia

Decorex Cape Town 2019

Decorex: Best Events in Cape Town

When 1 – 5 May 2019
About the event Decorex 2019 is where home-makers, interior designers, architects and full-time shoppers go in search of the latest home decor-related trends, products, information and tips.
Contact 011 549 8300,
Cost 110 (adults)
R100 (students and pensioners)
R20 (children under 12)
Where to find it Cape Town International Convention Centre, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town

First Thursday: May 2019 edition

First Thursday Cape Town


When 2 May 2019
About the event 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

Riebeek Valley Olive Festival 2019

Riebeek Valley Olive Festival: Festivals Cape Town 2019
Laurenda van Breda at CapeClick

When 4 – 5 May 2019
About the event The 19th annual Olive Festival is back with more of our favourite olive goodies (think jams, pickles, preserves, tapenades, extra-virgin olive oil, and delicious olive breads) as well as some fabulous olive-related experiences, such as guided walks in the olive groves, craft-beer tasting, live music, and more.
The details Participating farms and brands include Riebeek Valley Wine Co, Pulpit Rock Winery, The Olive Boutique, Meerhof Wines, Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Farm, Het Vlok Kasteel, Allesverloren, and The Riebeek Kasteel Town Square.
Good to know Check out The Wild Olive Acoustic stage at Riebeek Valley Wine Co. for toe-tapping beats.
Cost R125 (weekend pass)
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R80 (Sunday-only pass)
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Free (children under 18)
Location Riebeek Valley, Western Cape

Franschhoek Literary Festival 2019

Franschhoek Literary Festival: Festivals in Cape Town 2019

When 19 – 21 May 2019
About the event Authors, poets, editors and all literary aficionados converge on this winelands town for a weekend of over 90 fascinating events across various locations. From literary discussions and book launches to writing workshops, classical music concerts, dinners and more, there’s sure to be something that appeals.
Where to stay Check out our picks of the best Franschhoek accommodation.
Cost R70
Contact 021 876 3603,
Location Franschhoek Wine Valley, Western Cape

Cabernet Franc Carnival 2019

Cabernet Franc Carnival: Festivals in Cape Town 2019

When 18 May 2019
About the event Celebrate the best cabernet francs in the land at this countryside festival.
Cost R250 (online, includes a branded wine glass, and a R50 food coupon)
Contact 021 981 0216,
Location Avontuur Estate, Route 44, Somerset West

Food Truck Friday: May 2019 edition

Food Truck Fridays: June Event


When 31 May 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

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Time of publication: 02 April 2019

One Response to “The Best May Events in Cape Town 2019”

  1. Tiana Kotze

    Would love to know what is happening in Cape town every month and what is nice for tour comapny