Gather the family and make your way to the Sandton Dinosaur Exhibition to experience life-sized dinosaurs at The Dino Expo. 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, and an adult ride – and many others will be unveiled at the newly established Sandton Dinosaur Exhibition. There are also loads of other dino-themed activities in store to keep the kids entertained, so be sure not to miss out!
Enjoy the autumn afternoon sun, the majestic Joburg skyline and an action-packed entertainment lineup that includes some thrilling horse racing at Turffontein Racecourse's Gin 'n Roses Festival. You will feel right at home, sampling the best gin Joburg has to offer, whether it be straight-up or in the most elaborate cocktail. There will also be a variety of live entertainment, outstanding food vendors and a rose wall (perfect to capture that all important 'at-the-races' selfie).
Huawei Joburg Day is always such a jam and this year won’t be any different! True to form, Huawei and 947 have upped the ante with the 2019 lineup. You can catch live performances by some of the best local musicians, including TKZee, Mango Groove, Sun-El Musician, Mi Casa, Matthew Mole, Sho Madjozi, Prince Kaybee and many more.
One of the biggest action-packed live events on four wheels is coming to South Africa for the very first time! Get ready for Monster Jam, featuring 4m tall, five-ton, custom-made monster trucks, racing, revving and ripping up a racetrack full of obstacles. This family-friendly fun is perfect for young and young at heart, as well as lovers of motor and adventure sports.
The Doritos Festival De Mexico is back, showcasing everything we love about Mexican cuisine and culture. Expect a range of live performances to keep you thoroughly entertained on the day, Lady Zamar, Jimmy Nevis, Desmond and the Tutus, Monark, Mojito Swing and Ryan the DJ. Tequila enthusiasts should also come along to join Africa’s largest tequila toast – the record set last year was 5 236 shots! This is a family-friendly event, so bring the kids along as well. There will be face painting and PlayStation centres to keep them out of trouble.
Enjoy the fresh air and do some shopping at the Field Market under the trees in the Field & Study Park in Parkmore. You can stroll through stalls that lure and inspire you with local handcrafted goods, then stay a while to enjoy a variety of gourmet food and beverages, live music and the relaxed atmosphere. They have something for everyone, including lots of entertainment for kids. Even dogs on leashes are welcome.
The NIROX Sculpture Park will breathe life into the winter season. The 2019 American Express Winter Sculpture Fair will feature contemporary art exhibitions set up throughout the park, as well as some of the best food and wine brought to you by select Franschhoek exhibitors. This is the perfect excuse to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city for a day.
Arriba! It’s going to be a fiesta, so get your sombreros and tequila faces ready for Pringle Presents The Tequila & Mexican Food Festival 2019. Spend the day enjoying a fun-filled celebration of all things Mexican – fine cuisine, tequila and all the unique traditions Mexico has to offer! Just imagine a day full of colour, ponchos, sombreros, awesome music, delicious burritos, cheesy nachos, filling churros and tacos, and a variety of tequila-based drinks or cocktails to quench your thirst. The festival’s full music lineup is soon to be announced so keep an eye on their event post on Facebook! This festival is strictly for over-18s.
The Sandton Convention Centre will be transformed into SA’s most coveted and inspiring design destination. Design Joburg will bring together the very best décor brands and personalities from around the country and the world. Media 10 will bring a stellar collection of the best design brands under one roof, combining the local and global pioneers and trailblazers of the design world.
Planning a wedding and need some inspiration? Look no further! The East Rand Wedding Show is here. Couples will gain access to over 130 exhibitors, the perfect place to be for decor ideas, the latest trends, excellent service and special offers that can’t be found anywhere else. Find the perfect wedding venue; choose from a wide variety of décor options; land your dream wedding dress and other bridal couture; sample delicious wedding cakes; choose a band, DJ or both; plan your honeymoon; and much more.
The renowned Groves & Vineyards Festival will be serving up the best in local and international food and wine in the lovely surrounds of the Casalinga gardens. There promises to be even more exciting features this year, including pop-up boutiques, great food, amazing wines, top local musical talent and an unmissable relaxed vibe.
Before the chilly winter nights arrives, why don't you and your family take advantage of the cool autumn evenings by heading to Honeydew Mazes for their exciting Moonlight Mazes? The next two will take place on the following dates: 30 March and 21 April (over Easter weekend). It's a fun in-the-dark activity for all ages. On the evening, make sure you have a torch handy! For all the important details and rules, click here. Bring your own picnic (no braais) and torches.
If the kids haven't seen this just yet, then make sure you head to the People's Theatre for the fun, laughter-filled and rhyming Seussical The Musical Jr. Based on the much-loved Dr Seuss books, this production draws its characters from a number of books to bring you and the little ones a performance filled with non-stop music, laughter and feel-good fun. The show ends late April 2019, so make sure you get your tickets ASAP.
This event is an absolute must during April! The family-friendly, thrilling and oh-so-cool Rand Show is back for their 2019 edition. This year, they will be celebrating 125 years of Rand Show excitement and to celebrate, they will be going all out with the entertainment. And since this show is all about family fun, there'll be plenty in store for the little ones, from an amusement park jam-packed with ferris wheels, train rides, roller coasters and carousels to Africa’s best live military display and the brand-new #GetInTheGame exhibition offering virtual reality gaming, dancing, cosplay competitions, a national Fortnite tournament and more.
One of the city's biggest family festivals is back, bringing nothing but the finest in entertainment, music, gourmet food and fun for the whole family. Lusito Land Festival is a celebration of all things Portuguese, from all the good food to the colourful culture. And for the little ones, they'll have a blast at the exhilarating amusement park offering loads of exciting rides, many fun activities, and much more.
The Weekend Market always has something fun and exciting lined up for the kids! They have two awesome events coming up that you definitely don't want to miss if you are in search of something to keep the young ones entertained. First up is the Carnival Festival on 06 April 2019, which will give kids a day filled with super slides, carousel rides, jumping castles, gladiator and foam pits, rocket ride, swings and much more. And on 20 April 2019, don't miss the Easter Egg Hunt complete with awesome cash prizes up for grabs as well as plenty of kids entertainment.
Do your kids like all things dinosaur? If yes, then don't miss the Dino Expo which will be bringing a selection of dinos 'back to life' at the Sandton Dinosaur Exhibition. Other than that, there will be a bunch of fun activities to keep the kids busy, including a Jurassic Tour, dino fossil digging, a jumping castle, dino colouring, as well as a Wits University fossil display. There are also additional activities that come at an extra cost, including dino rides, dinosaur instant photos, bumper cars, electric train ride, pedal boats and Jurassic cars.