What’s happening in Cape Town October 2017

October is one of the great months in Cape Town. With beautiful warm and long summer days there is so much you can do. If you want to know what’s happening in Cape Town this October read on.

Dance Festival at the Baxter Theatre

Baxter dance festival

This annual festival is taking place 6-15 October and is 10 days of amazing dance. With local and international dancers and choreographers taking to the stage to perform over 65 routines. To book your seats now visit the Baxter Theatre website here.

Shakespeare in Love at the Fugard theatre


The Fugard is one of many of the Capes incredible theatres. From 10 October to 25 November this play will be showing. With an award winning cast and team, don’t miss out and book your seats here. Tickets range from R130-R320.

International Buskers’ Festival

Buskers festival 2017

Taking place at the V&A Waterfront on the 5th – 8th this is a festival you won’t want to miss. With so much amazing local talent as well as some international acts in on place. There will be 80 performances in total with something for everyone including circus acts, musicians, artists and so much more. To find out more visit their website.

Penguin Festival


This great annual festival helps to raise funds and awareness for the endangered African Penguin. Additionally, there is live music, games, food and drinks and some exhibitions to be checked out. The festival takes place on the 8th and tickets cost R100. If you’ve ever been to Boulders Beach and fallen in love with these little guys, why not help them out by going to this festival. For more information and to book visit the SANCCOB website.

Gun Run

Gun Run 2017

This year is the 25th anniversary of this increasingly popular run. Entries have unfortunately closed for this year but go along and support on the 8th. Each year this run donates funds to a different charity but it’s all about helping out the community. If you don’t want to miss out on the next one visit their website here.

Kite festival Muizenberg

Flying Kite

This year the Kite festival is taking place on Muizenberg beach on 28 and 29 October. It is hosted by Cape Mental Health and all profits will go towards helping out people with mental health disabilities in disadvantaged areas. In addition, it’s a fun day out where you watch the professionals or fly your own kite. To share in this wondrous day visit the website.

Rocking the Daisies

Rocking the daisies 2017

This amazing music festival is taking place on the Cloof Wine Estate in Darling from the 5th to the 8th. Unfortunately, tickets have sold out but if you visit their website you can go on the waiting list or try win a ticket. There are so many great international and local acts to be seen. It’s a great weekend of fun!

Season of Sauvignon

Season of Sauvignon

The Dubanville Wine Valley brings you this festival on the 28th and 29th. There is lots of great wine to be drunk and activities for the kids.

South African Horror Fest

Horror Fest 2017

As Halloween is around the corner, what better way to celebrate it than watching a terrifying movie at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town. It’s taking place 26 October to 3 November and there is a great line up of movies. To find out more visit the site here.

Open Streets Main Road

Open Streets main road

The next event on this great initiative is taking place on the 1st between Main Road Observatory and the CBD. A 5km stretch of road will be closed to cars so people can walk, skate, cycle etc freely through the streets. There are lots of these awesome events throughout the year so don’t worry, if you miss one you can check out their website for the next one.