Human Rights Day Events For 2024


What are you doing this Human Rights Day? If you have nothing planned yet, here are a few 2024 events happening in and around Joburg. From festivals to races and even a historical walking tour, there’s plenty to do on your day off!

Bar Night Katy’s Palace Bar

Date: Wednesday 20 March 16:00 until Tuesday, 21 March 02:00

Prepare for an abundance of fun, including lively bar dancing, two electrifying dance floors, and plenty of tequila shots to keep the party going. This event is exclusively for gentlemen aged 23 and over, and ladies aged 21 and above. Brace yourself for a meticulously curated live musical lineup, mouthwatering food options.

View the event details here.

Human Rights Day Trail Run

Date: Thursday, 21 March from 06:30 until 10:00.

Dust off those running shoes and go for a run or walk on the public holiday! The event offers various distances: 2KM, 5KM, 10KM, and 15KM. The venue, known as Prime View Adventure & Leisure, is located at Olifantsfontein Road, Olifantsfontein, Midrand. Pets are welcome at this venue.

Read all about the trail run here.

Adreach Alex

Date: Thursday 21 March at 06:30

Starting at Alexandra Plaza, they will take you through almost all the streets of Alex. Along the route you will pass many places of worship that held the township together during difficult times, and many places of entertainment that have over the years drawn many first-time visitors to Alex also awaiting you along the route are sports facilities that nurtured many talents that went on to make the name for themselves.

Sound interesting? Get all the race details here.

Komedy King: Comedy Night

Date: Thursday, 21 March 19:30 until 22:00.

Prepare yourself for another round of side-splitting laughter because Komedy Kong at Karaoke Kong is back and better than ever! 

Their lineup is jam-packed with talent you simply can’t afford to miss! From the hilarious antics of Bongani Dube to the comedic genius of Jaxx Justice, and the sharp wit of Gavin Kelly – this is the event you need to mark in your calendar!

View the comedy night details here.

Meet Po from Kung Fu Panda

Date: Friday, 22 March 10:30 until 13:00.

Celebrate the school holidays with Kung Fu Panda 4 excitement. Where your kids will have a chance to meet Po, “The Dragon Warrior.” Don’t miss this opportunity for family fun and memorable moments near Krispy Kreme on the Upper Level.

View the event details here.

Incredible India

Date: 22 March until 7 April 2024.

What awaits you at the Incredible India Shopping Festival is a vibrant blend of colour, culture, and cuisine. Explore the elegance of traditional saris, each one a masterpiece of artistry. Uncover intricately designed jewelry that narrates tales of heritage and skillful craftsmanship.

Tantalise your taste buds with a culinary voyage through the heart of India, offering an array of mouthwatering dishes. From aromatic curries to delectable sweets, there’s something to satisfy every palate. This festival is a celebration of the convergence of two nations, uniting continents through shared traditions.

View the event here.

Schweppes Pretoria Gin Festival

Date: Saturday, 23 March 12:00 until 22:00.

Attention, Pretoria! Get ready for an unforgettable experience! Indulge in top-notch gin, delicious food trucks, and live music. Secure your tickets now before they’re gone! Ticket includes a complimentary gin cocktail upon arrival. Bring your camp chairs and picnic blankets.

View the event details here.

WWF Earth Hour Celebrations

Date: Saturday, 23 March 17:00 until 22:00

WWF South Africa, in partnership with SANBI, is thrilled to invite you to an Earth Hour celebration, featuring an unforgettable outdoor cinema experience under the twinkling stars. Join them for a special screening of “Wall-E,” a classic animation renowned for its poignant environmental message.

Bring your family and friends, pack a picnic basket, and immerse yourselves in this unique event at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden.

Click here for more information about this event.

Secret Sunrise Enchanted Forest Fiesta

Date: Sunday, 24 March 08:30 until 9:30

Join Secret JHB for a whimsical morning escapade as you enchant La Vie en Rose into a mystical forest teeming with dancing fairies, fantastical creatures, and vibrant fiesta vibes! 

Prepare to bask in the enchantment of the forest under the golden morning sun. At the “Enchanted Forest Fiesta – Rise and Shine Edition,” groove amidst the trees to uplifting sunrise beats.

Click here to read more about this event,

Human Rights Festival at Constitution Hill

Date: Sunday, 24 March from 09:00.

On March 24th, 2024, from 7 am to 12 pm, Constitution Hill will host a symbolic walk to honour constitutionalism. This walk, tracing a path around significant points, encourages participants to express their support through carrying messages on placards, engaging in conversations while walking, and drumming for constitutionalism. The “We the People” walk, covering 8 and 5 kilometers symbolically, was inaugurated in 2014 and drew over 4000 participants in 2016.

Read more about the festival here.

Looking for more exciting events to attend in the city of Joburg? Then be sure to take a look at our list of expos happening in 2024! Click here to see the full 2024 Upcoming Expos list.

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