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Here Are Our August 2019 Musts

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A new month means a bunch of brand-new must-dos! Here's what's happening during the month of August. There's everything from rugby action and fitness fun to comedy, markets, travel expos and decor musts.  Klimaxx Festival

Liefde By Die Dam JHB

  • Date: 04 August 2019
  • Time: 09:00 - 18:00
  • Venue: Emmarentia Dam, Emmarentia, Johannesburg

Don't miss out on Liefde By Die Dam JHB 2019, offering Joburgers an incredible day of live music, including performances from Die Heuwels Fantasties, Francois van Coke, Spoegwolf, Early B Music, Soweto Gospel Choir, Coenie De Villiers, Tarryn Lamb and Radio Raps. And if the great lineup wasn't enough, there will be plenty of good food, sunshine and views to make the experience even more unforgettable. Get all the details here. Tickets cost between R75 - R195 per person and can be bought from Howler.

Liefde Die Dam 2018

Decorex Joburg 2019

  • Date: 07 - 11 August 2019
  • Time: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre, 19 Richards Dr, Halfway House, Midrand, Johannesburg

Decorex Joburg 2019 will once again be showcasing some of the best home and decor products in the country to get you closer to that ‘Top Billing’ worthy style. This expo gathers designers, architects, landscapers, creatives, homeowners and decor enthusiasts to show them something that could spark some inspiration for their next home project. Get to taste many amazing foods from some of the kitchenware stalls and soak up all the inspiring ideas. Tickets cost between R20 and R120 per person and can be bought from Computicket.

Decorex Joburg 2016

Parklife Festival Joburg

  • Date: 09 August 2019
  • Time: 10:00 to 19:30
  • Venue: Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, Thomas Bowler Street, Emmarentia, Johannesburg.

It's that time once again! Parklife Festival Joburg is back, bringing festival goers everything from gourmet food and music festivals to stunning views and sunshine at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens in Emmarentia. And this year, it falls on Women's Day, ensuring a great day out in celebration of women everywhere. And best of all, ladies will receive discounted tickets. The little ones are also welcome to spend the day out and about. Parklife features the best in gourmet street food, as well as an awesome line-up of top local and international music artists. So, don’t miss it! Artists will be announced on their Facebook events page, so make sure you keep an eye out. Tickets cost between R150 – R225 per person and can be bought at Howler.

Parklife Festival

Totalsports Women's Race Joburg

  • Date: 09 August 2019
  • Time: 10km - 08:00 | 5km - 08:15
  • Venue: Start Venue - Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newton, Johannesburg CBD

Ladies, this is your time to lace up and take on the annual Totalsports Women’s Race this Woman’s Day. This will be a day of taking on the streets of Johannesburg; walking, running or jogging in effort to raise awareness for breast cancer. You can choose between 5km or 10km. Entertainment will be announced soon. If this sounds like your type of thing, make sure you register today. In association with PinkDrive, the Totalsports Women’s Race is committed to raising awareness and education around breast cancer as well as improving the services available to women across South Africa. Entry costs between R100 - R135 per person. Visit www.totalsportswomensrace.com/jhb-2019 to register now, before it's too late.


Blame It On Bianca Del Rio - It's Jester Joke

  • Date: 10 August 2019
  • Time: From 20:00
  • Venue: The Teatro at Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Following her sell-out South African dates last year, the Queen of Mean will be returning to Cape Town and Johannesburg in August 2019 with her brand new comedy show, It’s Jester Joke. The self-proclaimed ‘Clown in a Gown’ tells tales of her world travels and the outrageous circus that is her life. Bianca’s no-holds-barred style of comedy will once again shock and delight audiences. With her acerbic wit, a ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ manner and hilarious views on everything from politics to family, social media and all that lies in between, Bianca Del Rio has garnered a massive international following and has become one the biggest drag superstars in the world today. Tickets cost between R300 - R700 per person and can be bought at Computicket.

jester joke


  • Date: 17 August 2019
  • Time: Gates open at 16:00 | Kick Off at 17:00
  • Venue: Montecasino and Silverstar Casino

Join both Montecasino and Silverstar for the ultimate rugby experience. Watch the Springboks take on Argentina this August at Boktown. This experience creates a unique atmosphere that offers passionate Springbok fans the best alternative to being at the game. Catch the game live on the big screen while enjoying a day filled with family fun, including live entertainment, prize giveaways, plenty of food and beverages for sale, appearances by SA Rugby legends, My Players stars and, of course, Bokkie – the official Springbok mascot.


Women’s Health Fit Night Out Joburg

  • Date: 17 August 2019
  • Time: 16:00 – 20:00
  • Venue: Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

The hottest fitness and fun experience is back to get you feeling fabulous, the Women’s Health Fit Night Out Joburg is going to be epic. The trainers and instructors will be ready to get you moving and partaking in the fun fitness activities. This is a great place to meet people and just have fun. The trainers for Fit Night Out Joburg will be Work Out With The Stars with Mapule and the 2019 Next Fitness Star; Bollywood Fitness with Veena; Active Bands Workout with the Virgin Active team; Pantsula Dance Fitness with Mpho; Rockingnheels with Takkies and S.W.E.A.T. 1000. Happy sweating! Tickets cost R420 per person and can be bought at Quicket.

Fit Night Out

Holiday Expo at Montecasino

  • Date: 24 – 25 August 2019
  • Time: Saturday - 09:00 to 17:00 | Sunday - 09:00 to 16:00
  • Venue: Outdoor Arena, Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Need some travel inspiration for your next holiday? Then look no further than the Holiday Expo, once again heading to Montecasino in late August. This expo will bring guests everything they need to plan that amazing getaway abroad. Whether it is experiencing the thrill of outdoor adventures and creating family memories or going on a once-in-a-lifetime trip that you'll never forget, you'll definitely find your next escape here. You'll get the opportunity to see everything that there is to experience on the holiday front, from down-town Joburg to cruising the Caribbean. Click here to get you tickets now. Tickets cost R60 per person and kids under 12 get in FREE.

holiday expo

KAMERS/Makers Joburg - Spring

  • Date: 28 August – 01 September 2019
  • Time: 09:00-17:00, daily
  • Venue: St John's College, Houghton, Johannesburg

Back by popular demand, SA’s favourite ‘up’-market, KAMERS/Makers Joburg will be making its way back to the beautiful St John’s College for a special spring celebration, featuring over 130 of the finest makers, showcasing their arts and crafts, wares, talents and goods. Market goers can expect everything from handcrafted decor and fashion to artisan food and wine. What better way to shake off the winter blues and welcome spring to the city? Tickets cost between R70 - R130 per person and can be bought from Plankton.

kamers makers 2018

South African Distillery Fair

  • Dates: 30 – 31 August 2019
  • Time: From 16:00 - 21:30
  • Venue: The South African National War Museum, 2 Erlswold Way, Johannesburg.

Whether you enjoy whiskey, gin, vodka, brandy, cognac or rum, you certainly don't want to miss the South African Distillery Fair at the South African National War Museum. Here, you will get to appreciate the finest selection of distilled tipples in the exquisite setting, next to a retired fighter jet. On the entertainment front, discover the story behind the music with live story telling acoustic entertainment from top SA bands. Rubber Duc will be headlining on Friday 30 August 2019. There will also be craft Food vendors on site. Tickets cost between R145 - R220 per person. Get yours now at TicketRush.

East Rand Gin Festival

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