What’s on in Gauteng: 24 to 30 August 2018

There’s plenty see, eat and drink if you are in Gauteng this week. You can dance at festivals, check out polo teams from all over the continent and learn more about beautiful fabrics. Now go out there and welcome spring in style.

Magalies Rocks the Cradle festival 2018

24 until 26 August 

Attend the Magalies Rocks the Cradle 2018 festival from 24 until 26 August 2018.

The annual event is an unforgettable three-day weekend experience of scrumptious food, great music and marvellous art that people of all ages will appreciate.

Entrance to most of the events is free, but some require you to produce tickets that can be purchased on the festival’s website.

Henley Wine, Art & Music Festival

25 and 26 August

The Henley Wine, Art & Music Festival is taking place in Henley on Klip, Sedibeng, on 25 and 26 August 2018.

Festivalgoers can look forward to a grand concert; seeing a classic car show; arts and crafts displays; wine tasting at various venues; and enjoying dinner at a number of restaurants in the village. 

Tickets for the Henley Wine & Art Route cost R120 per person (pre-book online). 

Stonehaven Spring Beer Festival

 25 August

You can look forward to good beer and amazing live bands at the Spring Beer Festival at Stonehaven on Vaal in Sedibeng on 25 August 2018.

The music line-up will not disappoint either, with top-tier acts such as Prime Circle, Gangs of Ballet, Pascal and Pearce, Wonderboom, CrashCarBurn and Howie Combrink. This festival starts at 11am. Don’t miss it.

Cell C Inanda Africa Cup 2018

26 August 

Check out the Cell C Inanda Africa Cup 2018 polo championship, taking place at the Inanda Club in SandtonJohannesburg, on 26 August 2018 from 10am until 6pm.

The championship sees teams from Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe competing for the coveted trophy. You’ll also enjoy the fashion, food and champagne. Tickets cost between R250 and R2 650 per person.

Conscious Living textile exhibition

Conscious Living Textile Exhibition
(Image: Conscious Living Textile Exhibition)

 1 September

Have fun with fabrics and fibres at the Conscious Living textile exhibition taking place in the auditorium foyer of the Michael Mount Waldorf School, 40 Culross Rd, Bryanston, Johannesburg, from 30 August to 1 September 2018.   

A beautiful range of products will also be available for purchase and the exhibitors welcome orders for custom-made products. Attend the opening on Thursday from 5pm to 7pm, or catch the exhibition on Friday from 7.30am to 3pm, and Saturday from 9am to 2pm.

Entrance is free.

StrEAT Food and Comedy Festival - Modderfontein

25 August

Eat lekker food and laugh at ludicrous comics at the StrEAT Food and Comedy Festival – Modderfontein, held at the Val Bonne Country Estate, 1 Arden Rd, 1609, Johannesburg, on 25 August 2018.

There's plenty to eat from the gourmet food stalls, lots of live music to enjoy, and a kiddies play area to keep the little ones busy. The festival also features comedians from Goliath & Goliath, magicians, jugglers and other entertainers.

Tickets cost between R60 and R120. Children under 12 years pay R5. The event starts at 12pm.

Jozi Book Fair

30 August until 2 September

Come chat, learn and get inspired by other book lovers at the Jozi Book Fair, taking pace at the Mary Fitzgerald Square, 120 Lilian Ngoyi Street, NewtownJohannesburg, from 30 August until 2 September 2018. 

You can look forward to book launches, seminars, round-table discussions, exhibitions, book sales and so much more. The event starts at 12pm and this year's theme is Literature and Working People.

Entrance is free.