First Thursdays is a free-to-attend event which takes place all over the city on the first Thursday night of each month, bringing together art galleries, restaurants and retail spaces to liven up your midweek. Explore your city on foot and hop from one venue to the next, uncovering all the sights and sounds that Joburg has to offer. There is no set tour or guided walk, only the freedom to do as you please (until 21:00 at least).
First Thursdays in Johannesburg
The First Thursdays platform is dedicated to helping you find the most awesome events in the city. After a hiatus, they are back and better than ever. The First Thursdays Summer 2023/24 Programme officially kicks off on Thursday, 7 December, but there is still loads to come for the season.
Arts & Culture
Joburg’s galleries come alive on First Thursdays. If you have never visited the artist studios and galleries in Rosebank, this is your chance to do so. Galleries and studios are rarely open late to the public, so don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity. Come and explore artists in collaboration and marvel at their creative genius. We are most excited to stroll through Banele Khoza‘s work on exhibition at Keyes Art Mile. Come prepared to wonder, learn and discover things you never have before.
You can browse the full First Thursdays arts and culture programme here.
What would First Thursdays be without Joburg’s best foodie hot spots? Bring your friends and family along for epic dining experiences at some of Joburg’s top restaurants. Meet Momo Kuro, the latest addition to the Momo family of restaurants. A few years back, Momo Baohaus pioneered the Momo dining experience in Greenside, sparking a culinary revolution in Johannesburg with its eclectic Pacific Rim fusion. Now, Momo Kuro continues this tradition as the newest member of the Momo restaurant legacy.
Alternatively, you could close out the night at Mix Cocktail Bar. Discover a haven within the Keyes Art Mile, where sunsets, music, art, and cocktails converge to create an atmosphere of captivating conversations. This destination is a meeting point for extraordinary individuals who appreciate the harmonious blend of creativity and camaraderie. Join them for an experience that goes beyond the ordinary.
Click here to learn more about the food and drink offerings at First Thursdays.