What Is It?

This the ultimate family-friendly New Years Eve by Picnics in the Park. The New Year's Eve Movies In The Park is a campout movie night for the whole family. Guests can arrive, set up their tents and chill under the sun while the movies kick off. The afternoon will see kid friendly animations and child friendly options, with adult–oriented movies showing after dark. You're also allowed to bring your meat and braai at the designated braai area. Camping is also allowed although camping tickets are limited so you need to get yours ASAP.

When Is It?

Monday, 31 December 2018 from 12:00

Where Is It?

Riversands Farm Village with Sunday Market, Rose Road, Knopjeslaagte, Midrand, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R50- R300 per person. Toddlers enter free.

Tickets can be purchased here

For More Information?

For more information visit Quicket.

What Is It?

The Weekend Market JHB has something special lined up for you. The annual Diwali Festival is back this October!

Come celebrate Diwali in style. Guests can enjoy plenty of live Hindu and Tamil entertainment, Indian dancing, henna artists, as well as a fireworks display to round off the evening on a high note. There will also be a Halaal food market filled with delicious delicacies, a flea market to do a little shopping, and kids' entertainment to keep the little ones entertained. And best of all, entrance is free! Don't miss it.

When Is It?

Saturday, 19 October 2019 at 13:00 - 22:00.

Where Is It?

Weekend Market JHB, 1 Rifle Range Rd, Nasrec, Johannesburg South.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free.

For more information

For more information about this festival, visit weekendmarketjhb.co.za. You can also check them out on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Contact them on 066 053 5425 or via email at [email protected]

What Went Down?

Joburg - on your marks, get set, GO! The Music Run by Old Mutual is finally made its way on our shores last year, bringing the beat to Joburg as part of their global tour! Attendees got out their running shoes and partied their way through this 5km run. Once they crossed the finish line, the musical festival began! What's so special about this run is that the runners decide on the playlist . All you have to do is to download the Music Voting App, listen, vote and share.

Running never sounded so good - literally! The running course is, in fact, the Sound Track. Lined with over 120 speakers, the songs you voted for across five interactive and themed music zones – rock, pop, old school, hip-hop and dance - were pumping, keeping the people amped and ready to party once they've crossed the finish line. Live the beat at the ultimate after-run music festival, which included acts from world-class DJs, live bands, dancers, laser lights, LED screens, fireworks, chill out zones, giveaways and much, much more! If you missed it never fear, it's going to be coming back again this 2018, just be on the look out for any further communication through following up on their Facebook or website.

Ever attended one of these before? Leave a comment down below!


What Is It?

The Gauteng Diwali Festival is a special family event for everyone, brought to you by South African Hindu Maha Sabha (SAHMS). Celebrated at the Gold Reed City Theme Park, guests will enjoy a fun day out, filled with plenty of live entertainment throughout the afternoon and a stunning, professional fireworks display (in a controlled environment). Other activities on the day will also include a market with stalls showcasing various goods, delicious food, clothing and much more. Parking will be available at the casino and the Theme Park from 09:00.

When Is It?

Saturday, 20 October 2018 from 10:00 to 00:00.

Where Is It?

Gold Reef City, corner Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance to the festival is FREE. You might need to pay for parking at the Gold Reef City Casino, so make sure you take some loose change along with you.

You can find ATMs at Gold Reef City Casino.

For More Information

For more information on this event, visit www.tsogosun.com.

Let's Get The Party Started!

Let's eat, be merry and have nothing but a fun time with everyone celebrating the Chinese New Years. We are keen to join in this year, so to spare ourselves FOMO we are making sure that we at least one of these. We cannot resist the charms of dragon dancing, fireworks, lanterns and of course, some mouthwatering foods. For all those reasons, we are going! The Chinese New Years is also called chunjie (春节), or the Spring Festival. To find out where to celebrate the day check these events out:

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019 at 17:30.

Where: Fisherman's Plate 真味海鮮, 18 Derrick Avenue Cyrildene, Bruma, Johannesburg.

You are kindly invited to feast and enjoy the beautiful celebrations. We can never say no to food, yep there is going to be plenty to eat. We hope your stomachs are read! If you are vegetarian never fear because they promise to give you amazing vegetarian food that will leave you begging for seconds. So, come indulge in some tasty soups, spring rolls, deep fried soya prawns, grilled soya ham, vegetarian curry, kung pao mushroom and so plenty more to indulge in. Visit this Facebook page for more information.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

UJCI Chinese Spring Festival

Date: Friday, 01 February 2019 at 15:00 - 18:00.

Where: 09 Molesey Avenue, Auckland Park, Johannesburg.

You are cordially invited by the University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute (UJCI) and Chinese Embassy to attend their Chinese Spring Festival to celebrate the Spring Festival. In 2019 the first day of the Lunar New Year will be on Tuesday, 05 February 2019. For more information be sure to contact Ms. Yan Chen on [email protected] or call 011 559 7500 or simply visit this Facebook page for more information.

Chinese New Year Festival 2019 at Nan Hua Temple

Date: Sunday, 10 February 2019 from 10:00 – 15:00.

Where: Nan Hua Temple, 27 Nan Hua Road, Cultura Park, Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng.

Make sure you join in at the Nan Hua Temple for the spectacular Chinese New Year celebrations. This is the perfect place for you to come enjoy and celebrate the day because they will be hosting a series of traditional events that can be enjoyed by all. Other than all the fun and exciting ceremonies during the day, you can explore the temple and take in all the stunning architecture, surroundings and peace. Visit here!

The schedule for the day is as follows:

Chinese New Year Festival 2019 at Nan Hua Temple

Chinese New Year in Cyrildene

Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019.

Where: Derrick Avenue, Cyrildene, Johannesburg.

Why don't you and a group of friends join in at Cyrildene, which is Joburg's biggest Chinatown and they will be celebrating Chinese New Year. The event is said to be joyful, exuberating and filled with colourful display and we want to be part of it all. Derrick Avenue will also be filled with streetside food stalls and Cyrildene's many restaurants all offering special festive menus. There also will be a long parade begins to wind its way up the street, led by a colourful Chinese lion who will be followed by dancers in traditional costume and a long, dancing Chinese dragon. And of course, there will be fireworks see you there!

These are some of the best of the many venues on Derrick Avenue:

Chinese New Year in First Chinatown

Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019.

Where: First Chinatown - Commissioner Street, Corner Commissioner Street and Mcingana Street, Ferreirasdorp, City Centre, Johannesburg.

Joburg's First Chinatown on Commissioner Street celebrates Chinese New Year on Saturday February 23 with a massive fireworks display, tons of street food stalls and plenty of traditional entertainment. The arrival of the Year of the Pig will be welcomed with dancing Chinese dragons and lions, Chinese drumming and singing and Kung Fu and Tai Chi displays.

Chinese New Year

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