Joburg’s Upcoming & Exciting Expos in 2024


2024 is going to be a busy year on the expo scene now that life is back to normal post the pandemic. Things are looking up in Joburg! The event scene is booming with excitement as our favourite expos are coming back to life. Wondering what expos you can expect to see during 2024? Then keep an eye on this list, as we continuously add upcoming expos happening in Joburg. There’s sure to be something for everyone! 

Hobby X

Date: 02 – 05 May 2024

Looking for a brand-new hobby? Or need to pick up on a few crafting supplies? Then be sure not to miss Hobby-X, your hotspot all things hobby related – think craft, arts, woodworking, hands-on demonstrations, practical workshops and more.

Professional hobbyists and newcomers searching for a creative outlet visit this much-anticipated expo, in search of materials, supplies, equipment, ideas, and techniques. The expo curates a wide range of products, services, and technologies, catering to the needs, interests, and preferences of attendees. There will also be practical workshops available at the expo, which are always a highlight! And this year, don’t miss the arrival of their brand-new addition – The Man Cave.

SOS² Reptile Expo 2024

Date: Saturday, 04 May 2024 – Sunday, 05 May 2024

Have a fondness for scaly critters? Then don’t miss the SOS² Reptile Expo 2023! You will also see some amazing reptiles and tarantulas under one roof! With breeders coming from far and wide to showcase the finest of their breeding season, and much more. There’s also plenty of related accessories to view and shop, including cages, racks and tanks to suit your needs. Kit out your enclosure to ensure a happy pet. Author, Johan Marais, will once again be exhibiting a range of equipment, books and other goods.

The Bridal Expo Hosted At Oakfield Farm

Date: 29 – 30 June 2024

Calling all brides and grooms-to-be! Your dream wedding awaits at the Bridal Expo hosted at Oakfield Farm. Every bridal couple deserves to fulfil their vision of the perfect wedding day, and Oakfield Farm is here to make that dream a reality. Join them for their Bridal Expos held at Oakfield Farm, where you’ll experience the epitome of elegance and quality. Get your tickets now from

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The Pet Expo 2024

Date: July 2024

The Pet Expo – previously known as WODAC or World of Dogs and Cats – is a must-attend for animal lovers! This exciting expo returns to Montecasino in Fourways this July.

The Pet Expo gives you the purrrfect opportunity to spoil your fur-babies and family with a huge and unique selection of pet-related stands, KUSA accredited dog and cat shows, and thrilling entertainment!

Meet a variety of dog breeds on the day and learn more about them; enjoy interactive animal exhibits and live demonstrations; indulge in delicious food stands and get refreshments from the bar; explore the world of exotic pets, reptiles, birds and fish; and get some shopping done for your pets.

Decorex Africa

Date: 01 – 04 August 2024

Are you a huge fan of design and decor? Then look no further than Decorex Africa, which will be heading to the Sandton Convention Centre this August for a four-day long extravaganza!

Decorex Africa is the design authority for everything décor, interior design, and lifestyle. It’s the ideal place to get started if you’re looking to spruce up your home and even start on some exciting renovations. As one of the longest standing décor and design exhibitions in Africa, Decorex aims to bring the latest trends to you, all under one roof.

ComicCon Africa Joburg

Date: 26 – 29 September 2024

Calling all fans of comic books, gaming, film and series, cosplayers, art and artists! Comic Con Africa returns this September for their 2024 edition.

This year, it’ll again be taking place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec, offering fans, gamers and thrill seekers a massive hub of all things pop culture. Other than being exposed to everything gaming, thrilling, cool and creative, you can also shop collectibles, gaming equipment, original art, and more.

The Sex Expo

Date: October 2024

We all know how popular the Sexpo used to be back in the day. Which is why we know that the The Sex Expo at the Gallagher Convention Centre will be just as popular and exciting!

Being the only expo of its kind at the moment, this is just the place if you’re looking to have some cheeky and sexy fun. Think amazing fire and pyro shows that’s sure to amaze; sexy performances that are sure to leave you feeling a bit hot under the collar; viewing unique artwork create by the world-famous Pricasso, the penile artist from Australia; plenty of sexy shopping opportunities and so much more!

Please note: this is NOT a child-friendly event, strictly adults only!

The Cannabis Expo

Date: November 2024

Africa’s largest cannabis event – The Cannabis Expo – will be heading to the Sandton Convention Centre this November. As the name implies, this expo is all about all things cannabis.

From education and innovative products to getting clued up on the laws around cannabis, as well as the wide range of health benefits of cannabis and so much more, this event will cover every lifestyle aspects surrounding this medicinal and versatile plant. The expo will feature over 150 exhibitors, representing the full spectrum of the cannabis industry. And don’t forget to browse and enjoy the latest in cannabis-infused and inspired culinary delights at The Cannabis Food Market.

Please note: no under 18s will be allowed into this event.

rAge Expo

Date: December 2024

Play at rAge Expo 2024. Every year, thousands of rAge fans descend on this ever-popular and well-known expo for three fun-filled days of all things gaming, tech, gadgets, and geek lifestyle entertainment.

Many call this the event of the year where you can escape reality and be surrounded by fellow fans who share the same passion for all things geek. Spend the day or weekend getting lost in various video games’ virtual worlds or within the pages of a comic book.

Roll the dice with a new fantasy board game or dress up as your favourite superhero or character. You’ll also be able to step into the future and explore the latest hi-tech gadgets and robots. rAge Expo has something that’ll get your nerd-senses tingling with delight.

The Rand Show 2024

Date: Thursday, 28 March 2024 – Monday, 01 April 2024

This city’s most anticipated family-friendly entertainment extravaganza is back! The ever-popular and firm family-favourite, The Rand Show returns this March, offering plenty of excitement, thrills for all ages, and much more. It’s a wonderful weekend out for all.

Taking place at The Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec, visitors will be spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment. Expect outdoor activities, retail therapy, all-day entertainment, free live music by local artists, kids’ fun, rides, competitions, food and drink stalls, and everything else in between.

Tickets are officially on sale! Click here get yours now!

Looking for more exciting events to attend in the city of Joburg? Then be sure to take a look at our list of festivals happening in 2023! Click here to see the full 2023 Upcoming Festivals list.

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