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Expect an out-of-this-world entertainment lineup at the Rand Show this year! They've added even more to this already jam-packed event and have really upped the ante. There is so much on offer, that you'll have to arrive as early as possible to experience everything!

Fashion, Beauty and Fitness

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Pump up the adrenaline!

No Business like Show Business

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Live Cook-off

Flowers and Decor

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Gaming and Cosplay Adventures

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Fun for Everyone

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There'll Be Cool Prizes Up For Grabs Too!

The prizes up for grabs are almost as unbelievable as the entertainment line-up and include:

This is one super-sized family day out you definitely don’t want to miss! What are you waiting for? Get your tickets now. 

For More Information

For more information about The Rand Show, click here to visit their website.

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Defending The Caveman – Tim Plewman

Dates: 08 – 29 March 2019

If you haven't seen Tim Plewman's Defending The Caveman, then you're truly missing out! This show makes for one hilarious and somewhat educational night out with your special someone. This comical must-see is back by popular demand - a hilarious, affectionate and insightful production explains why men and women see the world so differently, and will have you looking at your partner with new eyes. After years of hearing that all men are jerks, the Caveman once again stands up to be counted.

Click here to find out more about this show.

The Dino Kids Play Arena

Dates: 09 March 2019 – 28 April 2019

Something for the kids! Since March is school holiday season, here's the perfect way to keep them entertained and away from their tech gadgets. The Dino Kidz Play Arena is a unique dinosaur-themed children’s indoor play space that brings a prehistoric twist to traditional kid's entertainment. There are plenty of activities that’ll keep them busy for hours. It’s also educational with live performance interactive educational theatres that’ll delight the entire family.

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Sleeping Beauty The Ballet

Dates: 29 March 2019 – 07 April 2019

The grandest ballet classic of all comes to life at the Joburg Theatre this March! The Sleeping Beauty will be returning to the Johannesburg stage after an eight-year absence. The fairy tale will be brought to life by the talented Joburg Ballet company and will be presented in collaboration with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Get your tickets now and add a little bit of culture to your autumn to-do list with the Joburg Theatre.

Click here for more information about this show.

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The Joburg Prawn Festival

Dates: 30 March 2019

With even more exciting entertainment and delicious seafood treats lined up (prawns, prawns and more prawns), the Joburg Prawn Festival is a must attend! Take your pick from a selection of moreish prawn dishes and other tasty meals while catching all the thrilling and adrenaline-pumping action on the tracks as the third leg of the Triple Crown and Wilgerbosdrift Triple Tiara takes to the racecourse! Experience racing at its finest and this fun and family-friendly event! Plus, entrance onto the course is free!

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Men In Tutus

Dates: 12 - 14 April 2019

How about some side-splitting comedy and a little bit of ballet with Men In Tutus, which will be taking centre stage at Montecasino this April? This is definitely a must-see. Ballet Eloelle, an all-male comedic ballet danced by 19 prima dancers, will be bringing hard-to-find humour to classic ballet. This is one reason for the popularity of this fabulous troupe of male ballerinas. Men In Tutus is the most spectacular, talented and hilarious all-male comedy ballet, combining brilliant dancing technique and tongue-in-cheek humour with intentional foibles and dancing mishaps.

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The Johannesburg Cap Classique & Champagne Festival

Dates: Saturday, 13 April 2019 – Sunday, 14 April 2019

Proudly sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth, this year’s festival will have a chic garden party feel with a blue-and-white dress theme and fabulous prizes, including magnums of champagne, fragrance vouchers and something special for the best dressed! This bubbly event is a must-attend, so make sure you get your tickets before it’s too late! As for the bubbly, you can expect to sample many exquisite brands, including L’Ormarins, Graham Beck, Silverthorn, Veuve Clicquot, Taittinger, Simonsig, Bon Courage, Luc Belaire and Valdo Prosecco.

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The Rand Show 2019

Dates: Friday, 19 April 2019 – Sunday, 28 April 2019

The Rand Show 2019 is back, celebrating 125 years with yet another fun-filled entertainment and lifestyle extravaganza perfect for the whole family. The 10-day event will inspire, entertain and offer top-notch exhibitions, including the Science Tech Zone; the Zip Zap Circus; the Flower & Decor Show; Fitness, Heath & Beauty Expo; South Africa’s Biggest Fitness Extravaganza and the SANDF featuring a spectacular show of demonstrations, drills, military band performances and many more. Some of the biggest drawcards this year include unforgettably thrilling rides for the most adventurous and plenty of adrenaline at the Adventure Zone, all things gaming, cosplay and dance, plus Joburg’s newest talent search competition.

Click here for more information on the ever-popular Rand Show.

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Lusito Land Festival 2019

Dates: Saturday, 20 April 2019 – Monday, 22 April 2019 (Easter weekend) | Friday, 26 April 2019 – Sunday, 28 April 2019

The Lusito Land Festival is one of the most anticipated festivals of the year and promises an exciting day out for the whole family. You can expect everything from exceptional Portuguese cuisine and culture, good music and loads of fun for all ages, to Portuguese folk dancing, top local artists live on stage, a family-friendly fun fair to keep the crianças busy and so much more. This event is hosted by the Lusito Association, a non-profit organisation, for Children with Disabilities.

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Back To The City Festival 2019

Dates: Saturday, 27 April 2019

Don't miss the 13th annual Back to the City Festival, taking place at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown. You can expect an amazing lineup featuring talented artists, expressionists and performers representing only the best in creativity in both commercial and underground Hip Hop in Africa. It's a day filled with live music, street art, break-dancing, art installation, skateboarding, film, street fashion, gaming, speakers and panel discussions and much more. The inner city is going to come alive, converge and celebrate the experience of youth culture.

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Dates: 04 May 2019

One of the biggest action-packed live events on four wheels is coming to South Africa for the very first time and we cannot wait! Get ready for Monster Jam®, which will feature EIGHT four-meter tall, five-ton custom-made monster trucks, racing, revving and ripping up a racetrack full of obstacles. This is family-friendly show and is ideal for the young and young at heart, as well as lovers of motor and adventure sports. It’s definitely going to get your heart racing. Tickets are selling fast, so make sure you get yours ASAP.

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Huawei Joburg Day In The Park 2019

Dates: 04 May 2019

Joburg, it's time to get ready for the biggest day of the year! Huawei Joburg Day in the Park is back and it covers all bases when it comes to an unforgettable family day out. For your musical entertainment, you can expect to see some of the best in the industry, including TKZee, Mango Groove, Sun-El Musician, Micasa, Matthew Mole, Sho Madjozi, Prince Kaybee, Shortstraw and many more. Make sure you get your tickets ASAP!

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Discovery 947 Rhythm Run 2019

Dates: Saturday, 25 May 2019

The third Discovery 947 Rhythm Run is the coolest night run in Jozi, where you get to hit the track while listening to great tunes. Besides testing your endurance and pushing your limits while having a blast with friends and meeting new people, you’ll get to choose your timed route: 4.7km or 9km. And once you’ve crossed the finish line and felt the burn, the track will turn into a massive dance floor and host a rocking after-party, where you’ll get to celebrate, dance, party and mingle with 947 DJs and other local personalities.

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Design Joburg

Dates: 24 – 26 May 2019

Homeowners, designers and trendsetters, Design Joburg 2019 will be taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre this May! This is one of Gauteng’s premier, contemporary, decorative and highly-anticipated design shows, which has quickly established itself as the continent’s leading annual décor and design must-attend event. The event brings visitors a stellar collection of design brands under one roof, which will feature local and global pioneers and trailblazers of the design world. The 2019 show will be tailored under the curative eye of one of the continent’s most iconic design duos, Philippe van der Merwe and Greg Gamble, from retail atelier and design studio, Tonic Design.

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What Is It?

This is a great event for the whole family. Sunday will see car clubs get together with friends and make some new ones. The car show will show case all the latest in German and Japanese cars. Sunday is open to the public where there will be lots of car games to get involved in. So why not buy tickets for the whole family to make sure you don't miss out on all the fun.

When Is It?

Sunday, 01 July 2018 from 08:00 - 17:00.

Where Is It?

Expo Centre Nasrec, corner Nasrec & Rand Show, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R20 - R80 per person at the gate.

For More Information.

For more information click here or contact 011 494 1920 or [email protected].

What Is It?

Perfect for families and children of all ages, The Dino Expo promises to bring a selection of dinosaurs 'back to life' at the Sandton Dinosaur Exhibition. This exciting exhibition has traveled across the country, setup in more than 22 cities and towns, and has been witnessed by over six million people across the world.

What's even more exciting about dinosaurs taking over Sandton is the news that the exhibition has just received new dinosaur models and will be bigger and better than ever before. The newly imported dinosaurs include the Triceratops, Stegosaurus, an adult ride and many others will be unveiled at the newly established Sandton Dinosaur Exhibition for the first time.

The phenomenal exhibition is a great value day outing at Sandton Dinosaur Exhibition. Activities included in the standard entrance ticket:

There's also paid-for activities for the kids, at R30 per activity:

When Is It?

Friday, 26 April 2019 – Sunday, 21 July 2019 from 09:00 – 19:00 on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY.

School groups on Fridays, only by appointment.

Where Is It?

Sandton Dinosaur Exhibition, Rivonia Boulevard and 9th Avenue, Rivonia, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets will be available at Pick n Pay and Webtickets from R80 per person.

For More Information

For more information about this expo, visit their website at www.thedinoexpo.com.

Also, call them on 078 624 1513 or 076 327 0392 or email [email protected].

Instead of doing the same old family outing of movies and popcorn, why not buy tickets to the Rand Show for roughly the same amount? You get access to an entire day of top-class and free entertainment with hours of fun, and activities ranging from shopping to eating!

What to expect?

For adrenaline junkies, get ready for big bangs, jets and tanks with the SANDF! They will be presenting an explosive arena display from the 25th - 28th of March. Expect fighter jets, helicopters, simulated explosions and gun fire! The SANDF will also be presenting a gigantic 10,000 sqm exhibition of equipment and vehicles for the entire duration of the Rand Show.

Then from the 2nd - 3rd of April, prepare for the Rand Show's SA's Strongest Man 2016! This is where the giants of the SA Strongman Union will go head-to-head in a number of brutal challenges and Go Country! You can also expect a whip-cracking Western weekend display of horsemanship, mounted archery, cowboy songs and Western games.


If you're more inclined towards science and technology, the lab will be open throughout the duration of the Rand Show. You can look forward to two science stages that will be presenting non-stop science action with the Naked Scientist from the 25th - 28th March, and the Kalahari Scientist and the Nutty Scientists for the entire 10 days. For those with a keen eye, there's also the Edudome Mobile Planetarium that exhibits fossils and other amazing inventions.

Avoid the boredom and inject some fun into your kids' holiday. Take them to the daily Bazillion Bubbles workshop where they can also enter giant-bubble blowing competitions, be part of the giant soccer action zone by Spanish Football League LaLiga, or enjoy the trampoline displays in Trampoline Fun Land! The younger kids can have some fun in the dirt by the gardening workshops in the gardening pavilion, or fun with sweet treats at the Making and Baking workshops in the food hall. For all the kids, there's a fun fair, however, the rides are not included in the entry ticket.

Visit the animal kingdom and watch Border collies herding a flock of sheep. Like your milk? Then don't miss "The Milking Lane" theatre production and milking demonstration. In Old McDonalds Farmyard, you also get to pet and feed farm animals. And for the brave hearts, there will be a display of reptiles everyday!

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In the Man Cave all motoring enthusiasts can see displays of classic cars, hot rods, and sports cars to name a few. Enthusiasts can choose to take part in public challenges and tournaments in the Cuesportfever pool exhibition zone. You can also look forward to daily guest appearances by local sporting luminaries at the Sporting Legends stage. To catch sound and performance challenges, get to the Fueled Fanatics Arena just outside on Terrace 2 from the 25th - 28th of March and from the 2nd - 3rd of April.

There are also a variety of performances to look forward to such as Mr and Miss Rand Show on the 27th of March and Extreme Bodies on the 2nd of April. This will be held on the outdoor Spice of Life Stage which will also be presenting a continuous line-up of singers and variety acts.

If you're crafty, then you'll love this. Everyday you can immerse yourself in free crafting and DIY. There are also gifting workshops at the Home Living Hall; gardening workshops, fruit and vegetable carving classes in the Go Green Gardening Pavilion; and makeovers, beauty and health demonstrations in the Fashion & Beauty Hall.

The Food Stage will be calling for all foodies to indulge in food demonstrations and workshops, including cake icing as well as decoration workshops in the Bakers Chefs Theatre. All this and so much more Easter Holiday fun awaits at the Rand Show!

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When Was it?

Good Friday, 25 March, to Sunday, 3 April 2016.

Gates open daily at 09:00. Ticket booths and gates close at 18:00. The show itself closes at 19:00, but the fun fair remains open until 20:00.

Where Was it?

Johannesburg Expo Centre, Rand Show Road, Nasrec.

Ticket Costs?

Tickets were available at the gates or through TicketPro (www.ticketpros.co.za). Adults payed R 150 at the gates or R120 through TicketPro.

R50 for pensioners over 65 (no further midweek discount)
ŸR50 for teens aged 13–16 (no further midweek discount)
ŸR20 for kids aged 6–12 (no further midweek discount)
ŸNo charge for children under 6 (no further midweek discount)

Open-air parking was R20 per car.

Please note: Entrance tickets give visitors free entry to the Rand Show’s top attractions, as well as the opportunity to win in a number of great competitions. Rides and refreshments are charged separately.


For more information, visit www.randshow.co.za