Your October Thrills, Sorted!


A new month means plenty of fresh and exciting events are coming our way! Where you’re looking to join a virtual event or would like to head out into Pretoria or Johannesburg for a little bit of fun, there’s sure to be something right up your alley here. 

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Online Events

Rockdown Festival 2020

  • Date: Thursday, 01 October 2020 to Saturday, 03 October 2020.
  • Venue: Comfort of your own home, all you need is an internet connection.

Join Rockdown Festival 2020 for three days of amazing local music from 15 fantastic bands! The festival livestream lineup includes performances by Black Cat Bones, Dan Patlansky, L.A. Cobra, Saarkie, The Color Blew, and many more. Visit their Facebook event to get the full lineup. You can get your tickets from Howler, there are various viewing packages available, ranging from R50 to R700 per person. All proceeds go towards the bands performing at this livestream event.

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Batman Virtual Run – Justice League™ Virtual Run Series

  • Date: Sunday, 11 October 2020
  • Time: 08:00 – 09:30
  • Venue: In your own neighbourhood

Calling all Super Heroes to the Justice League™ Virtual Run Series! This October, get ready to become Batman! All you have to do is register to do the run/walk/crawl for the distance of your choice: 2.5km; 5km; 7.5km; and 10km. There is something for every hero, big or small! Be sure to register and pay at www.justiceleagueseries.co.za before or on 04 October 2020 to ensure that you get your Batman Kit delivered to your door before the run.

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Virtual AVON Justine iThemba Walkathon

  • Date: Saturday, 31 October 2020
  • Times: 07:30 – 11:00
  • Venue: Comfort of your own home.

Things will be a little different this year! The 15th AVON Justine iThemba Walkathon will be a virtual walk, aimed at generating awareness of breast cancer in South Africa. Register today and get ready to dress up in pink and make a difference! Tickets cost R150 for adults and R100 for children over 2 and under 12. To keep everyone connected, you will have the opportunity to unveil the fun and have creative ways to celebrate together with your loved ones wherever they are through a virtual App experience – the iThemba Walkathon Mobile App. Click here for the full details as to how this year’s walk will be done.

Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon

#ArtsAlive Joburg International Arts Festival

  • Date: 28 September 2020 to 12 December 2020.
  • Times: Click here to see the programme
  • Venue: Comfort of your own home.

The Joburg International Arts Festival has gone digital! Celebrating 28 years of local heritage, arts and culture, #ArtsAlive brings guests a virtual extravaganza that will connect with people more deeply in Joburg, South Africa and the wider world. Click here to check out the full programme, dates and times, and who will be partaking in this ever-popular event.

Fun In Johannesburg

Walala Wasala at 27 Boxes

  • Date: Saturday, 03 October 2020
  • Time: 10:00 – 15:00
  • Venue: 27 Boxes, 75 4th Street, Melville Johannesburg

Get ready! Walala Wasala is back! Don’t miss their October edition, bringing visitors a collection of creative goodness all under one roof. Spend the day snacking, drinking, shopping and just having a good time out and about in the city. The vendors will be scattered around the spacious landscaped gardens and ground floor of 27 Boxes in Melville, with social distancing and space in mind. This is the ideal spot if you’re looking for some calmness and tranquility in the middle of Jozi.

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Picnic & Tour At Northwards Mansion

  • Date: Sunday, 04 October 2020 | Sunday, 11 October 2020
  • Time: 13:00 – 17:00
  • Venue: 21 Rock Ridge Close, Parktown, Johannesburg

Take a journey back into the old days of the Gold Rush and explore the opulence and elegance of a time long gone at the Northwards Mansion. Perched on the Parktown Ridge, it has some stunning views which are sure to take your breath away. Due to Covid-19 regulations and safety standards, Micro-Adventure Tours will not cater for the picnic, so ensure you take your own picnic delights, blankets, pillows and such to make your picnic comfy. Spaces for these tours are limited, so ensure you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Victoria Yards Open Day

  • Date: Sunday, 04 October 2020
  • Time: 10:00 – 16:00
  • Venue: Victoria Yards, 16 Viljoen Street, Lorentzville, Johannesburg.

Looking to get outside and have some fun away from the four walls of your beloved home? Then be sure to visit Victoria Yards Open Day! Here, visitors will get to enjoy delicious treats from various food vendors, explore plenty of  market stalls filled to the brim with interesting goods while also taking in lots of fresh air! Don’t forget to see the gardens, as well as explore and discover Victoria Yards. All the studios will be open. We’re currently at Lockdown Level 1, so be sure to wear a mask and keep your social distancing skills sharp while the venue maintains their safety standards.

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Melville Vegan & Vegetarian Fair

  • Date: Saturday, 10 October 2020
  • Time: 10:00 – 16:00
  • Venue: 27 Boxes, 75 4th Street, Melville Johannesburg

Don’t miss out on the Vegan & Vegetarian Fair at 27 Boxes! Here, you can enjoy a day filled with all things fresh, delicious and vegan. You can shop and indulge in organic fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, plenty of vegan goodies, gluten-free products, organic tea, spices, raw honey, egg-free baked goodies, interesting beauty products, a variety of dried fruits and nuts, and so much more. This is just the place if you’re looking to stock up on all your fresh weekly produce.

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Paint & Pizza at Vera Vita at the Courtyard Restaurant

  • Date: Saturday, 31 October 2020
  • Time: 12:30
  • Venue: Vera Vita at the Courtyard Restaurant, 255 Rifle Range Road, Turffontein, Johannesburg

Tuck into some pizza while painting up a storm at Vera Vita in Turffontein. This is just the thing to help you relax, wind down, and get creative. And best of all, NO painting experience is required. Tickets to this fun event costs R480 per person and includes a small pizza, pasta or salad of your choice (menu will be provided on the day), all the art supplies and aprons. Click here to get your tickets now, they sell out fast!

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Fun In Pretoria

October Rose Festival at Ludwig’s Rose Farm

  • Date: Friday, 02 October 2020 to Saturday, 03 October 2020
  • Venue: Ludwig’s Rose Farm, Pretoria

Don’t miss this blooming spectacular flower extravaganza at Ludwig’s Rose Farm in Pretoria! This is just the place if you’d like to get out and about, enjoy some fresh air, and stop and smell the roses, literally. Individual rose blooms will be displayed in bottles and vases on long tables, exhibition style. There are quite a few exciting novelties going to be released this year. Entrance is free of any charge. Also, their Rose Kitchen will keep you refreshed and full.  Ludwig’s Rose Farm will adhere to the social distancing recommendations and measures at all times.

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Irene Village Market

  • Date: Saturday, 03 October 2020 | Saturday, 24 October 2020 | Saturday, 31 October 2020
  • Time: 08:00 – 13:30
  • Venue: Irene Village Market, 07 Nelson Road, Irene, Pretoria

Enjoy a relaxing market experience on the first and last Saturday of every month at the Irene Village Market. Visit and enjoy a morning filled with live music, lovely local produce, and beautiful South African arts and crafts. The market, that is now held at The Big Red Barn, offers a space for artists and patrons; crafters and collectors; home industries and connoisseurs from far and wide, to showcase their talents and wares.

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Sip & Paint at Rosalinda

  • Date: Thursday, 01 October 2020 | Thursday, 15 October 2020 | Thursday, 29 October 2020 | Thursday, 12 November 2020 | Tuesday, 17 November 2020 | Thursday, 26 November 2020
  • Time: 17:00 – 20:30
  • Venue: Art Corner at Rosalinda, 1004 Justice Mahomed Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria.

What have you got planned on Thursday night? Nothing? Then why not book your spot at Sip & Paint at Rosalinda? This promises to be a fun evening out with family and friends. Relax and unwind with a glass of wine while you paint a beautiful picture. And don’t worry, no experience is needed! Cost per person is R450 and includes your meal, wine and art materials. Click here to book your spot now, or contact them on 087 943 5450 or Teuni Erasmus on 082 467 2365.

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Opening Of Market at the Beach

  • Date: Sunday, 18 October 2020
  • Time: 08:00 – 14:00
  • Venue: Market at the Beach, 01 Boschkop Road, Zwavelpoort Street, Pretoria

Spring is here, which means it’s time to enjoy a wonderful day out and about at the beach. Head to the opening of Market on the Beach and enjoy a fantastic day out with friends and family. There’s something to keep the entire family entertained, including a kids play area, food stalls, plenty of fun and entertainment and much more! Tuck into a variety of fresh fruits and vegetable, meats, cheeses, breads and everything else in between! You’ll also finds interesting gifts, arts and crafts, decor, clothing, jewellery, accessories and more.

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