What Is It?

Okay Joburg let's take a trip to Pretoria for this incredible event for all fathers and their sons. A special evening for dads and sons to enjoy a night out, they will be testing your senses and take you to the limit of your beer knowledge with this fun filled Blind Beer and Biltong tasting. Their experts will take you on a journey of beer and biltong, and if this is something you feel confident about then join in and see just how much you know about beer and biltong. A healthy hamper full of beer and biltong will go to the father and son duo that scores the most points.

Menu for this event:

After the tasting you will be served dinner:

When Is It?

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 at 18:30 - 22:00.

Where Is It?

Casa Toscana Lodge, 5 Darlington Road, 0081 Pretoria.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R450 per father and son, and you can get yours here!

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What Is It?

Young and old are invited to put on their maddest hat and join the Mad Hatter's Tea Party by Picnics in the Park (#PiP).

The popular annual event is themed around Lewis Carroll’s beloved tale, Alice in Wonderland, and challenges guests’ creativity to dress as their favourite character from the book.

People dressed up in costumes for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party

An Outdoor Spectacular

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - The White Queen

This unique outdoor experience will draw its audience in with shrill exclamations of “Off with their heads!” echoing across Riversands Farm Village as a game of Human Chess gets underway.

A Hat Parade, Best Dressed competitions, a Chocolate Hunt and a host of other surprises will also leave attendees grinning like a Cheshire Cat as things become "Curiouser and curiouser!"

"'And what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversation?'"

The event will screen all of the essential movies on a big outdoor screen: Alice in Wonderland (1951), Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Into the Looking Glass (2016).

Appealing to young and old and everyone in between, the Mad Hatter's Tea Party by #PiP is sure to be a fun-filled outing for the whole family.

People dressed up in costumes for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party

A Labour of Love

“The Picnics in the Park series turns five this year, and we’re celebrating by throwing Johannesburg its best Mad Hatter's Tea Party yet. The event is one of our most popular themes within the series and we look forward to entertaining long-time fans and new supporters alike,” says Leone Amon of Amon Events International, an award-winning events company.

Amon, creator of the #PiP brand and coordinator of its annual festivities, is known for developing exceptionally immersive experiences. From captivating props to dazzling sets, and glittering costumes to intriguing activities, her attention to detail ensures audiences remain deeply engaged.

People dressed up in costumes for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party

A Record-Breaking Event

The best way to explain it is to do it.” - The Dodo

The 2017 Mad Hatter's Tea Party made its mark on the global stage by setting the Guinness World Record for the most people dressed as Alice in Wonderland characters in one place at the same time.

This year, #PiP has decided to brew up some friendly rivalry between Joburg and Cape Town (whose own Mad Hatter's Tea Party falls on 28 March 2020) in an attempt to better last year’s Guinness record.

“Only one city can win the title for the most people dressed as Alice in Wonderland characters in one place,” says Amon. “So we’re challenging Joburgers to bring their family and friends for support, all dressed up in their maddest hats, dandiest costumes and craziest makeup. Be sure to follow us on social media and our website for rules, inspiration and creative ideas.”

A Dedication

This year’s event is held in loving memory of Heila Killian (1955-2018), who won the Best Dressed award for her Queen of Hearts costume in 2017.

mad hatter tea party dress up

Heila Killian (1955 – 2018)

When Is It?

Saturday, 04 April 2020 from 12:00 - 18:00.

Where Is It?

Riversands Farm Village, Rose Road, Knopjeslaagte, Midrand, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.

Tickets to the event can be purchased online from Quicket, but book now because they might be gone quicker than you can say “Jabberwocky”. Early bird specials are available.

Tickets cost:

Get your tickets online at Quicket.

Guests can also “DO GOOD FOR A TICKET’. There are 200 tickets allocated at a discounted price and the full proceeds will be donated to a local charity that provides shelter and support to abused women and children. In addition, 100 tickets are also available whereby guests can earn their entrance by donating items listed below, matching the value of the ticket. These goods will be delivered to the refuge on their behalf. “Do Good For a Ticket” and “Donate Tickets” are available on Quicket.

Donations will be made to Bethany Home. Items for donation: Stationery.

Lastly, a limited number of free passes are available to those wishing to volunteer their services to assist coordinators with various duties on the day.

Reduced prices are available for persons with special needs and their caregivers, and toddlers under two enter for free.

Watch:

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Details: WhatsApp - 076 892 2535 | [email protected]

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What Is It?

The Pretoria Botanical Gardens is where you need to be Joburg for this Valentine's Day as they host a Valentine's for families with the Valentine's Night Market.

What To Expect:

Bring some chairs and blankets and have a little picnic.

A must experience!

 When Is It?

Friday, 14 February 2020 at 17:00.

Where Is It?

Pretoria Botanical Garden, Pretoria, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R20 - R50 per person, get your tickets here.

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What Is It?

This is a three nights of playing homage to the musical great who have made an indelible mark on South African music. Looking at the past and exploring the possibilities of the future. So, if you know that you and your friends or family would enjoy this kind of show, then be sure to not miss out on any of the action and join in!

When Is It?

Thursday, 28 November 2019 - Saturday, 30 November 2019.

Where Is It?

Kippie Moeketsi, Newtown, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R90 per person, and you can get yours right here!

For More Information

Visit this Facebook page or simply visit their website for more information on this event.

What Is It?

This time around they are planning on having more than just comic books on sale, but statues and figures as well. Be sure to join them and the community of comic book, figure and statue collectors and enjoy a day socialising and finding some awesome gems.

When Is It?

Saturday, 30 November 2019 at 09:00 - 13:00.

Where Is It?

Randburg Methodist Church, 127 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is R10, and to book a table you'll have to pay R150 for a table. To pre-book a table/tables or if you have any questions, you can contact [email protected].

For More Information

Visit this Facebook page for more information.

What Is It?

Join Sylvia's Market this December for their first ever Mediterranean Festival. From delicious food, to drinks, music, dancing and entertainment for the kids, this is going to be one big Mediterranean affair! So, come and spend your Sunday out in the lovely sunshine with friends, family and Sylvia's Market.

When Is It?

Sunday, 08 December 2019 at 10:00 - 16:00.

Where Is It?

Sylvia's Market, 59 Frederick Street, Observatory, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free.

For More Information

Follow them on Facebook or visit their website for more information.

Details: 073 397 0140 | [email protected]

What Is It?

The Bassline and Thandiswa have a long and memorable relationship so it is perfectly apt that Thandiswa should close out the 2019 series in this the Bassline’s 25th anniversary year. Fans are urged to book tickets soon as 3 of the last 4 Bassline Live events this year have SOLD OUT well in advance. More reasons to join in we think, and you definitely do not want to miss it.

Thandiswa

When Is It?

Saturday, 30 November 2019 at 20:00.

Where Is It?

Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef, Corner Of Northern Parkway &, Data Crescent, Ormonde, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets start from R250 per person, and you can purchase yours on Computicket.

For More Information

Visit this website  or this Facebook page for more information on this event.

What Is It?

From the capital city to Kensigton, the blooms carpet the streets and walkways in soft fragrant decoration. If you are a huge fan of nature and Jacarandas themselves, then you will be in for a treat. Point of intersection is the Kensington Bowling Club. Where you will walk past the following heritage sites:

Please join them afterwards for drinks and a social at the Pub at the Kensington Bowling Club.

When Is It?

Sunday, 20 October 2019 at 08:30 - 11:00.

Where Is It?

Roberts Avenue Mansions, 83 Roberts Avenue, Kensington, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

This event is free of charge.

For More Information

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What Is It?

You can expect everyone to arrive and leave happy, they are making sure they will be catering to everyone in the family so the kids will definitely not be bored, and of course not forgetting mom and dad, you can expect to see craft stalls, food stalls and of course ease into the beautiful day with live entertainment coming just for you on the day. Be sure to bring your friends too!

When Is It?

Thursday, 28 November 2019 - Saturday, 30 November 2019.

Where Is It?

Northfield Methodist Church, Corner Aerodrome Drive and Webb Street, Benoni, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Not mentioned.

For More Information

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What Is It?

Listen up Joburgers, we heard that there is something amazing coming to Pretoria for the whole family and we want to be part of it all. Get the whole family together and enjoy a fun weekend with thrilling rides at Pretoria Zoo Family Fun Day. It promises to be a weekend to remember with lots of activities to keep everyone entertained. There is something for everyone, so be sure not to miss it, you can expect giant inflatables, fossil digging competitions, colouring, jumping castles, tug of war, mobile train, parachute, and go karts. And for the kids there will be pedal boats on a pool, instant photo-booth and face painting.

When Is It?

Sunday, 01 December 2019 at 09:00 - 17:30.

Where Is It?

National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, 232 Boom Street, Daspoort 319-Jr, Pretoria.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R120 - R150 per person, and you can simply purchase yours by clicking here!

For More Information

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What Is It?

Bring the whole family for a fun night of entertainment. You can get to dress your favourite spooky character and complete the trick or treat candy search before enjoying the movie on the big screen. You will be enjoying this movie screening the best way we all know how, with some popcorn, drinks and food will also be available. All you need to do is bring your picnic chairs and blankets.

When Is It?

Saturday, 26 October 2019 at 17:00 - 21:00.

Where Is It?

At Hops End Brewpub, 1 Arden Road, Modderfontein, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Not mentioned.

For More Information

Visit this website or email [email protected] for more information.

What Is It?

The biggest beer fest is hitting Lanseria and we are pretty sure you will love it. So, if you a are a huge beer fan and just love amazing vibes then this is just the event you are looking for. This is going to be a fun filled home-brew festival at Copperlake Brewery in Lanseria. So bring your friends and family to join you on this one.

When Is It?

Saturday, 19 October 2019 at 10:00 - 17:00.

Where Is It?

Copperlake Breweries, 17 main road, Sunrella AH, 1748 Randburg, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Not communicated.

For More Information

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What Is It?

This is an up-close and personal show and is only limited to 200 people seated, there is also space in the bar areas, however these seats cannot be reserved, so they are operating on a first come basis, we would be booking our spot if we were you! Do that now because space is limited and you definitely do not want to miss out. You will be dancing all night long, and you are guaranteed a fun experience. You don't want to miss it! The dress code is smart casual.

When Is It?

Thursday, 10 October 2019 at 19:00 - 23:30.

Where Is It?

Chicago's Fourways, Waterford Shopping Centre, Corner Witkoppen and Douglas Road, Fourways, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R150 (to enjoy the show only) - R330 (dinner and show) per person, to make your booking contact [email protected] for tickets or dinner & show packages or call this number 0731046165.

For More Information

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Bookworms, This One's For You!

The Abantu Book Festival is a not-for-profit initiative that relies on donations and sponsorship for income. Each year they host a book festival, giving all bookworms the chance to meet authors, find books and be around like-minded people.

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Where It all Began

Coming from humble beginnings in 2016, Abantu Book Festival has become an annual pilgrimage for black writers and readers, allowing them the space to express themselves freely through the art of African literature and the celebration of the rich and diverse African literary heritage.

They have an extensive programme that is a feast for the whole family, which includes poetry and musical performances, writing and publishing workshops, panel discussions and in-conversations, dance and film-screening woven into the mix.

This festival takes place over four days, allowing you to enjoy performances by the best poets, novelists, playwrights, biographers, children's writers, literary scholars, musicians, actors, activists, thinkers and readers from as far as can be imagined, transforming the historic location of Soweto into a literary village.

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Authors To Look Forward To On The Day

Last year, the likes of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Fred Khumalo, Gail Smith, Gcina Mhlophe, Haji Mohamed Dawjee, Lebo Mashile and many more graced the festival. To see who will be attending this year, click here!

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More About The Event

Abantu Book Festival has become an annual pilgrimage, be sure to be part of this incredible experience in Soweto. While the books remain the central medium, they will be presenting an extensive programme that is a feast for the whole family, which includes poetry and musical performances, photography, dance, food and conversations.

When: Thursday, 05 December 2019 – Sunday, 08 December 2019.

Where: Soweto Theatre, Corner Bolani Link and Bolani Road, Jabulani, Soweto, Johannesburg.

Tickets: Ticket information can be found here.

For More Information

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What Is It?

Would you drive from Joburg to Pretoria for a date? Well, what if that date was your little one? C'mon you can't say no to those cute little smiles, so we have an idea, why don't you go out of the city and make your way to PTA for something different to do with your kiddo? Great idea! So, bring your little ones and enjoy an incredible time out and about exploring new dishes together and just bonding.

When Is It?

Wednesday, 09 October 2019 at 18:00 - 22:00.

Where Is It?

Casa Toscana Lodge, 5 Darlington road, 0081 Pretoria.

How Much Is It?

To make a booking click here!

For More Information

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What Is It?

Christmas has come a little early this year. Perfect for all your festive feasting and gift shopping, you'll find the beautiful and much-anticipated Glenshiel Christmas Fair at the magnificent gardens atop the Westcliff Ridge. Not only will you enjoy an afternoon strolling through a collection of craft stalls, but you'll also have the opportunity to admire the lovely Glenshiel grounds.

Glenshiel

Each year, over 70 small business owners set up stalls in these beautiful surroundings to showcase their carefully chosen products. Stall holders come from far and wide to offer Joburg some of the most stylish and on-trend items, only seen on the pages of local style and fashion magazines.

The Glenshiel Christmas Fair is not your ‘everyday’ market. You can expect luxury offerings such as beautifully crafted bags; shoes and belts; gorgeous linens and jewellery; bespoke stationery and handcrafted Christmas decorations; stunning imported toiletries and cosmetics; delicious cakes, cookies and crackers; as well as the latest fashion must haves for ladies, men and children.

Glenshiel

After the success of the exclusive preview evening last year, the Glenshiel Christmas Fair is continuing with this initiative for guests wanting to escape the crowds this festive season. Spend the weekend browsing the market, indulging in cuisine from the various food stalls under the stars and enjoying the melodic entertainment.

The preview evening takes place on Thursday, 31 October 2019 from 17:00 and tickets are available at Quicket.

Glenshiel

Meet with friends under the Jacarandas while taking in the magnificent gardens overlooking the leafy suburbs of Parkview, Zoo Lake and beyond. Catch up over a delicious lunch and glass of crisp wine or beautifully crafted gin as the little ones enjoy the children’s activity area.

The Fair isn’t just about shopping. It's also about making a difference. All profits raised from the event are utilised by St John South Africa, to further the work of its various community projects. This year, all funds are going towards the provision of community health work and first aid training aboard the two internationally renowned ‘Phelophepa’* Health Care Trains, as well as the creation of ‘health hubs’ in the rural towns that St John, along with the two trains, visit during the year.

Glenshiel

When Is It?

Thursday, 31 October 2019 to Sunday, 03 November 2019. 

Times of the Glenshiel Christmas Fair are as follows: 

Glenshiel

Where Is It?

Glenshiel, 19 Woolston Road, Westcliff, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R75 - R250 per person.

Ticket prices are as follows: 

Glenshiel

For More Information

For more information, visit Glenshiel's website at www.glenshiel.org.za.

You can contact them on [email protected].

Also, don't forget to follow or like them on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news, events and information.

What Is It?

Get your tickets now and make sure you and your friends bring your appetite because you are about to eat until you roll. Bring your whole family too because we believe there is something for everyone the kids will enjoy too as there will be a kiddies play and entertainment area. On the day there will be live performances and the best Djs will be entertaining you all day long, we wouldn't want to miss it if we were you!

When Is It?

Saturday, 30 November 2019 at 11:00 - 20:00.

Where Is It?

Vosloorus stadium, Mnganu Street, Vosloorus, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R70 per person, and they will be available on Computicket.

For More Information

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Time For A Change

iThemba is a Zulu word, meaning hope. To date, Avon Justine has raised in excess of R20 million through the sale of special “pink ribbon” products for breast cancer education, awareness and screenings in South Africa. Show your support for the fight against breast cancer, a disease that strikes 1 in 29 South African women. With your help, they are saving lives!

And so the countdown begins to this year's Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon. Come dressed in pink and show your support to the fighters of cancer.

Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon

#stand4her

The Pink Light Project is a global education campaign, developed in association with Cancer Research UK to deliver the Avon Breast Cancer Promise Pledge to educate women about the risks and signs and to teach women how to take action. The message reached 337 million women, thanks to the astonishing efforts of Avon's strong network of women around the world; their associates and representatives.

Hospitality Packages Available For You

If you and your team are planning on joining in on all the fun, then be sure to come as a team to support each other and make sure you make someone's day a little brighter. The Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon provides an ideal opportunity for corporate entertainment and team building.

On race day, all the pre- and post–race action will happen in the Corporate Hospitality Village at Marks Park Sports Club, where you can spend time with your colleagues, family and friends while supporting Avon Justine in their crusade against breast cancer.

Event Information

To be part of this incredible walkathon, you can simply visit their website and enter by by clicking here! Also, read up more on the Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon here.

Visit their Instagram, Twitter or Facebook for more details.

What Is It?

To kick start October on a good note Fat Cats Athletic Club is bringing their very exciting running event coming up this October to make sure that everyone is fully in. They are about to set the streets of Joburg alight with the spirit of health and fitness. So, join in as the Fat Cats 10km, is set to make the streets of Jozi vibrate on the 13th of October. Trust us when we say you do not want to miss out!

When Is It?

Sunday, 13 October 2019 at 07:00.

Where Is It?

Mall of Africa, Lone Creek Cresent and Magwa Crescent, Waterfall City, 1686 Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

To enter please visit their website.

For More Information

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What Is It?

You could easily be forgiven for thinking you'd stumbled into the last century when visiting this magnificent garden, designed by Tim and Liz Steyn. All you need to do is take your friends and family and enjoy this aesthetically pleasing garden, and if you are big on taking snaps for the 'Gram, then be sure to join in. Aren't we all just grateful that winter has finally passed and we can finally experience the city for its beauty and in this beautiful weather. Click here to plan your trip: https://www.thegardener.co.za/johannesburg-garden-club/.

When Is It?

Saturday, 05 October 2019 - Sunday, 06 October 2019.

Where Is It?

34 Pallinghurst Road, Westcliff, Randburg, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is R50 per person.

For More Information

Visit this website or this Facebook page for more information on this event.