Here Are Upcoming Foodie Events You Don’t Want To Miss


Welcome to the culinary playground of Johannesburg, where food festivals are a feast for the senses and a celebration of diverse flavours. From bustling markets to gourmet extravaganzas, Johannesburg’s food festival scene offers a tantalising array of experiences that showcase the city’s vibrant food culture. Join us as we explore the delectable world of food festivals in Johannesburg, where every bite tells a story and every dish is an adventure waiting to be savoured.

Cradlestone Mall Night Market

When: Thursday, 7 March 2024.

Where: Cradlestone Mall, 17 Hendrick Potgieter Street, Krugersdorp.

Join Cradlestone Mall every first Thursday of the month for a delicious foodie event! Immerse yourself in a vibrant market filled with arts, crafts, gourmet delights, and live music. Come show your support for local vendors and discover a wide array of delicious food options, including; ElisMia Boerekos, spitbraai, burgers, wraps, Oriental and Thai cuisine, and fresh seafood. Find them in the main open parking area, and best of all, entry is free!

Vegan Hippie Connection Market

When: Sunday, 31 March 2024.

Where: Pirates Club, 25 Braeside Road, Greenside, Randburg.

Indulge in a tantalising array of vegan delights at this event, where plant-based cuisine takes center stage. From delectable vegan dishes and nutritious snacks to organic fruits and vegetables, they have curated a menu that caters to every vegan palate. Immerse yourself in the world of cruelty-free beauty and skincare products, discover unique art, esoteric, and craft items, and enjoy complimentary wine tastings while supporting local vegan businesses and artisans. Join the Vegan Hippie Connection Market for an unforgettable celebration of vegan food and lifestyle!

Jozi Kota Festival

When: Saturday, 6 April.

Where: The Station ZA, 127 Carr Street, Newtown.

Calling all KOTA enthusiasts! Mark your calendars for a mouthwatering family day event. The event organisers are thrilled to bring together the best Kasi KOTA flavours from across the country to Johannesburg for the ultimate Jozi Kota Festival, proudly powered by Albany Bread! Get ready to indulge in a delicious array of KOTAs and experience the true taste of South African street food culture. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable celebration of flavour and community!

Kamers Makers

When: 1-5 May 2024

Where: St Davids Marist College, Rivonia Road,
Inanda, Sandton.

As Africa’s largest and most prestigious platform for artisan entrepreneurs, this foodie festival has blossomed into a spectacular showcase of creativity and craftsmanship. With over 150 makers participating, their festival offers an unparalleled array of delights, ranging from gourmet food to fashion, skincare to ceramics, décor, jewelry, homeware, and wine. Join Kamers as they celebrate the passion and innovation of artisans from across the continent, indulging in a sensory feast of flavours, textures, and inspirations that redefine the essence of artisanal excellence.

Mzanzi Food and Drink Show

When: 15 to 17 June 2024

Where: Kyalami International Convention Centre.

Experience the Mzansi Food & Drink Show – the ultimate fusion of taste post-pandemic! This unique event combines five exciting experiences in one, attracting food and drink enthusiasts from across Gauteng to a cutting-edge venue in Johannesburg’s affluent Northern Suburbs. South Africa’s rich culinary heritage shines through their diverse menu, reflecting the fusion of cultures that define our nation. Join them for a day filled with tastings, cook-alongs, masterclasses, and competitions, as you explore trendy ingredients, innovative tools, and new products from exhibitors. Don’t miss this opportunity to indulge in a world of flavours and discoveries!

The Tequila and Mexican Food Festival 2024

When: Saturday, 1 June 2024

Where: Royal Elephant Hotel and Conference Centre.

Experience the vibrant flavours of Mexico at the Tequila & Mexican Food Festival 2024, happening at the Royal Elephant this winter! Indulge in a delectable selection of tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and guacamole, paired perfectly with a variety of tequila options.,

Bring your friends and dancing shoes for a lively atmosphere filled with energetic live music, salsa dancing, and plenty of fun for everyone. Don’t let this epic celebration of Mexican culture and cuisine pass you by. Secure your tickets now by clicking here!

DStv Delicious Fest

When: Dates TBA

Where: Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Corner R55 & Allandale Road, Rietfontein, Midrand, Johannesburg.

Indulge in a feast for the senses as the renowned DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival returns to celebrate its monumental 11-year milestone in 2024. Held at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand and powered by LottoStar, this iconic event promises a fusion of culinary excellence and electrifying performances by top local and international artists. Prepare for an unforgettable celebration of food, music, and culture like never before! Keep an eye on their social media for further event announcements.

Pick ‘n Pay Wine and Food Festival

When: Saturday, 5 October and 6 October 2024.

Where: The Wanderers Club, 21 North Street, Illovo, Johannesburg,

Taste your way through some of SA’s top wine producers and discover a world of award-winning wines & delicious food at the Pick n Pay Wine and Food Festival!

What else can you look forward to at the Wine and Food festival? Well, there’s the live entertainment and delicious food for sale at the various vendors. To add to the sprightly atmosphere, there’ll be live entertainment and you will have the opportunity to purchase your favourite wines.

If you enjoyed reading this article, be sure to read our Upcoming Festivals in Joburg article here.

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