What’s on in Gauteng: 6 to 12 October 2017

rAge Expo is back. Spring Fiesta is back. DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival is back. GhanaFest SA is back. Your favourite annual events are back and better than ever! Don’t let the bad weather get in the way – go out there and have fun.

rAge Expo 2017

6 to 8 October

Computers, gaming, technology and geek culture – it’s time for rAge Expo 2017. The expo celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, and takes place at the Ticketpro Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg, from 6 to 8 October.

You can look forward to new games, tech releases, cosplaying, interacting with fellow techies, and the opportunity to try out new products coming to the market.

Times are 10am to 6pm on Friday 6 October, 9am to 6pm on Saturday 7 October and 9am to 4pm on Sunday 8 October.

Tickets cost R120 per day, weekend passes are R300 and children under six can enter for free.

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Spring Fiesta 2017

7 October

Don’t miss Spring Fiesta 2017, hosted at Wild Waters in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni, on 7 October 2017.

The event will take place across six stages, including All about the Culture, House of Flava, What about Soul and Rock Da Shades Entertainment, each with its own hosts and genres. The line-up includes rappers AKA, Nasty C, Yanga, Ma-E and more, as well as DJs Black Coffee, DJ Speedsta and Ralf GUM, among others. The event will start at midday and end at midnight.

General access tickets cost R360 and VIP tickets cost R675. Packages are also available.

(Image: Spring Fiesta)

DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival

7 and 8 October

It’s time for the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, held at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand, Johannesburg, on 7 and 8 October 2017. 

This music and food celebration will see the country’s biggest street-food market, pop-up restaurants, and more. The little ones can look forward to educational games, their favourite DStv cartoon characters, PlayStation trailers and other fun attractions.

This year’s music line-up will feature local and international stars, including rapper Common, DJ Black Coffee, singer Thandiswa Mazwai, jazz artist Hugh Masekela and British duo Soul II Soul.

Tickets cost R495 per day for general entry and R800 for a weekend pass. Packages are available, with prices ranging from R1 295 to R7 410, and Kids’ Zone tickets cost R250 for children aged three to 13.

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GhanaFest SA 2017

7 October

Make your way to the seventh GhanaFest SA 2017, a cultural, trade and entertainment festival to be held at Magnolia Dell Park in Pretoria, Tshwane, on 7 October 2017.

Expect a colourful mix of Ghanaian drumming and dancing, music, textiles and clothing and, of course, traditional Ghanaian cuisine. Festivities will start at 6pm and end at 10pm.

Entrance is free.