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Events you should not miss

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Events you should not miss!

What happens in Cape Town and in the Western Cape in September?

September means springtime and not that much rain anymore, so you should go outside and sample the power of flowers, wine, creativity and much more. Also there will be one day with free entrances at the Iziko museums and one week in some nature reserves of the Western Cape SAN Parks, all because of the Braai Day, a national holiday. Also there are a lot of festivals and events related to sport, music and much more. Here are some of them:

Darling Voorkamerfest (5. – 7. September)

During the Darling Voorkamerfest, also known as Living Room Fest, you will see another kind of music, comedy, drama and cabaret festival. The residents at the West Coast will open their doors for three days and invite you to take a seat in their living room. Then you will see performances or different arts. This crazy experience will start on Friday, the 5th of September and ends on Sunday, the 7th of September. The fees vary and so on Friday it is about R195 and for Saturday and Sunday it is about R235.

Tickets are available under bookings@voorkamerfest-darling.co.za or +27 (0) 82 321 7542.

2014 Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo (4. – 7. September)

A new exhibition comes to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) that deals with renovations, new facilities and much more. This is called the “2014 Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo” and you will get there some hints about how you can decorate and beautify your house by yourself. The visitors will also see live performances. This exhibition will be at the CTICC for about four days, from the 4th of September until the 7th of September. The entrance fee is between R50 and R70.

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Cellar2Cellar Trail Run and Wine Experience (6. September)

Can sport and alcohol work together? Yes! You can see it at the Cellar2Cellar Trail Run and Wine Experience in Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch. The distance of the run is about 12 kilometers and the participants stop during it at different cellars to taste some great wines. Besides the wine, there is also cheese and fruit tasting. For the ones, who just want to enjoy the surrounding of the beautiful wine lands, there will be standpipes and they have the possibility to run 20 kilometers instead of 12 kilometers. The run starts at the 6th of September.

More information at http://iqela-events.co.za/cellar_to_cellar/cellartocellarentryinfo.html .

Alien Safari: Spung! Trance Party (6. – 7. September)

One weekend, one trance party. That is what the Sprung! Trance Party from Alien Safari is about. The best DJs will play music at the All-Starr Arena, outside of Caledon, and make it a big event. This weekend will be from the 6th of September to the 7th of September.

More information at https://www.facebook.com/aliensafari .

Tru-Cape Windgat Festival (6. – 8. September)

This festival is celebrated every year in Pringle Bay and offers activities for the whole family. It does not matter if you are interested in sport, culture or just spending a nice time outside. You can be part of the track racing Tru-Cape Kogelberg Challenge, lectures about reptilians or a fashion show. There will be a lot of free activities and food for you. The festival starts at the 6th of September and ends at the 8th of September.

More information at http://www.tru-cape.com/ .

Nando’s Mass Hysteria Comedy (10. – 13. September)

A funny stand-up-show at the Artscape Theatre with comedians like Chester Missing, Nik Rabinowitz, Alan Committie, Tumi Morake, Ndumiso Lindi, Joey Rasdien and Mpho ‘Popps’ Modikoane, who will show you the members of parliament and the South African ministers from a completely new side. They will not escape unscathed in these comedy performances. You can see them from the 10th of September until the 13th of September.

More information at https://www.facebook.com/MassHysteriaComedy .

Creative Week Cape Town (13. – 21. September)

Creative means what it sounds like. Different kind of art, from street art to architecture, you will find everything that forms the creative side of Cape Town. Everyone can create a project, present it to Creative Cape Town and expect support from them. All creative people can show their talent irrespective of topic and sector. This week will take place from the 13th of September until the 21st of September.

Fork and Cork Wellington Wine Festival (14. September)

A festival for the whole family with food, wine, live performances, playgrounds for children and special events like cooking duels with prominent people. It promises a lot of fun. This year this festival starts the first time and it will take place in Kleinevalleij, Wellington at the 14th of September.

More information at http://www.wellington.co.za/news/item/227-fork-and-cork-wellington-wine-festival .

Open Book Festival (17. – 21. September)

A literature event with a lot of workshops, book launches, readings and panel discussions will take place at the Fugard Theatre. This festival wants to support South African writers and open hearts to literature. It starts at the 17th of September and ends on the 21st of September.

More information at http://openbookfestival.co.za/ .

Darling Wildflower Show (19. – 21. September)

This flower power festival is perfect for people, who love the nature, flora and wildlife. You can find there unique and beautiful, regional wildflowers and you will travel there by a tractor. Enjoy the beautiful wildlife during you listen to live music, watch the live performances and rummage in the market stalls and taste the fresh food. The 97th Darling Wildflower Show takes place from the 19th of September until the 21st of September.

More information at http://www.darlingwildflowers.co.za/ .

Earthdance Cape Town (20. – 21. September)

The Earthdance Cape Town takes place at the Kromrivier Farm in Kilpheuwel from the 20th September until the 21st September. It promises a lot of fun, live music and a big party. There will be a lot of DJs and musicians to show, what they really can.

More information at http://www.earthdancecapetown.co.za/ .

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon (20. – 21. September)

From the 20th of September until the 21st of September you will see people running around in the streets of Cape Town because it is marathon time. There are different kinds of marathons, so that everyone can have fun and take part at this event. Athletes have the possibility to qualify with their running times for the Comrades Marathon and the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. On Saturday, the 20th of September, there will be the 4.2 kilometer Peace Fun Run at 11am, the 22 kilometer Peace Trail at 7:30 am, the 11 kilometer Peace Trail at 8 am and the 5 x 4.2 kilometer Peace Relay at 9 am. On Sunday, the 21st of September, follow the 42.2 kilometer Marathon at 7:30 am and the 10 kilometer Peace Run at 7 am. The time allowed for registration is running out at the 5th of September.

More information at http://www.capetownmarathon.com/ .

Heritage Day Potjiekos Challenge (24. September)

The national holiday “Heritage Day” will be celebrated at the Noordhoek Farm Village in a special way. Teams or individuals have to compete against each other in a cooking duel and the aim is to create a real South African Potjie. The prices will be the gold, silver or bronze medal. For this challenge they have to combine expert knowledge with tradition. This challenge takes part at the 24th of September.

More information at http://blog.noordhoekvillage.co.za/tag/heritage-day-potjiekos-challenge/ .

Franschhoek Uncorked Festival (27. – 28. September)

One weekend that deals with all sectors of the topic wine will happen in the vineyards of Franschhoek. It is an event for the whole family with wine tastings, cellar and vineyard tours, live music and performances and a food market. You also have the possibility to buy wine bottles from different estates. This festival starts at the 27th of September and ends at the 28th of September.

More information under http://www.franschhoekuncorked.co.za/ .

Cape Town Fringe Festival (25. September – 5. October)

This art festival promises a lot of fun, good music, stunning shows and of course different kind of arts. It is a premiere and the different performances are distributed all around the city. The main shows can be seen at the Cape Town City Hall. From the 25th of September until the 5th of October you can see about 89 performances from the artistic people of Cape Town.

More information at https://www.capetownfringe.co.za/ .