October is the month of celebrations. So why not celebrate the Festival of Lights at 27 Boxes? There'll be plenty of entertainment to delight both young and old, from food stalls offering delicious cuisine and amazing live entertainment to a spectacular show of light. There will also be traditional Indian dancers and DJs taking centre stage to keep you entertained all day long. Also, pick up a delicious selection of sweet meats, incense and lamps while you're there.
Motor lovers, this one is for you! The exciting BMW M Festival 2019 is taking over the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit later this October, bringing you an exciting lineup you don't want to miss. You can expect everything from BMW test drive experiences, gourmet food trucks and stalls and a kiddies play area to live entertainment, a BMW luxury car exhibition and much more. This is a motoring festival that you certainly don't want to miss.
Head to Montecasino on Halloween Weekend for the Doritos Festival de Mexico Halloween Festival. There's bound to be something for everyone at this extravaganza. Spend the day indulging in the best Mexican cuisine, having a blast with tons of fun activities, or see if you're the scariest one of them all at the best dressed competition, where you'll stand the chance of winning an awesome M&M and Skittles prize hamper. Other highlights include the largest trick or treat event in the city, bull riding competitions, a piñata showdown, face painting and loads more. This year’s music and entertainment lineup is bigger and better than ever, featuring some of South Africa’s best bands and DJs, including Matthew Mole, Goodluck, Rubber Duc, DJ Zinhle, Kyle Cassim, Ryan The DJ and 4AM Band.
Johannesburg Pride 2019 is almost here! With a new home at Sandton City, a new flag and even more after-party fun, this year's edition is going to be better than ever. Get started on your Pride outfits and practise your parade strut, because it’s time to celebrate your authentic self. This year, Johannesburg Pride is all about celebrating The Pride of Africa. Debuting a new flag, Pride makes a bold new statement: there are no borders here – Pride is proudly African and authentically you.
Looking for some spooky fun for the whole family? Then be sure to get your tickets to Picnic In The Park's The Haunted Forest, heading to Riversands Farm Village later this October. Arrive in your most terrifying and ghoulish outfit and make the most of the spookiest time of the year. It's a fun experience for the whole family (except during the evening), don't miss out.
Spring has sprung, which only means one thing - flowers, everywhere! And with that in mind, be sure not to miss out on the Johannesburg International Flower Show, which will be showcasing all of the little beauties of spring in all their splendor. This event will be celebrating the design and innovation of the country’s leading landscapers, designers and gardeners. There will be some extraordinary gardens to see, including the Showcase Gardens, Artisan Gardens and creative themed Food & Drink Gardens, all designed by South Africa’s leading landscape designers as well as some incredible up-and-coming talent.
Each year, various small business owners set up stalls in the beautiful surroundings of Glenshiel to showcase their beautifully crafted products at The Glenshiel Christmas Fair. This is not your ‘everyday’ market. Expect luxury items 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. Christmas shopping just got a whole lot more exciting.
Over and above illuminating the home, Diwali is characterised by firework displays, feasting and dancing. For those of you celebrating the Festival of Lights, here is all you need for a wondrous Diwali in Joburg. Happy Diwali, everyone!
Millions of people around the world celebrate Diwali with gift exchanges, fireworks and festive meals. Diwali celebrations take place when the monsoon season ends and the weather is mild and pleasant. Buildings are traditionally illuminated with oil-burning bowls called dipa lights, or more recently, with strings of artificial lights. People spend time with their friends and family, in the spirit of Diwali.
Diwali is often celebrated with a range of bright and colourful fireworks. But, there are other alternatives to look at when selecting fireworks. Try a non-explosive firework, sparklers or some floating lanterns for a burst of light that will not cause distress for humans or animals over this special celebration. Just remember that by law, Diwali is one of the only days that fireworks are allowed to be used. Here are some stores where you'll find alternatives to ordinary fireworks:
When: Sunday, 01 December 2019 - Sunday, 05 January 2019.
Where: The Johannesburg Zoo, Jan Smuts Avenue and Upper Park drive, Johannesburg.
Join in for The Festival of Lights at Joburg Zoo, featuring an enchanting collection of illuminated life-size animal characters bringing you classical, harmonious entertainment, food and a craft market for visitors to the Joburg Zoo. Patrons can enjoy a tranquil walk around the zoo on a designated lit route away from the animals, under trees decorated in enchanting lights. The Joburg Zoo Festival of Lights will kick off with a classical performance of The Nutcracker by Joburg Ballet at the Bandstand in the zoo. The entertainment will vary on a daily basis, offering a night out at the zoo for all.
When: Saturday, 26 October 2019 at 21:00 - 04:00.
Where: Buddhafunk, 19 Wessel Road, Rivonia, Johannesburg.
We are already approaching the Festival of Lights and we are truly excited to celebrate this fabulous festival. You should join in too, because Buddhafunk invites you to celebrate in a culmination of light and fashion. Buddhafunk explores the best of Bollywood and Hollywood on two dance floors, offering the perfect setting to party.
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