Its June which means winter is in full swing, the cosy blankets are out, and everyone is stocking up on Milo – the traditional winter essential! While it may be getting colder, it does not mean we have to stay undercovers binge-watching Netflix, longing for the summer adventures to return. In fact, June is jam-packed with fun events in and around Joburg and Cape Town.

Here’s a list of events happening in June that you don’t want to miss!

#1 Capital Craft Beer Festival

The Capital Craft Beer Festival should be marked as a priority in your social calendar if you love good food, great beer and amazing tunes from our local talented musicians. With over 40 brewers at this festival, you can be guaranteed that no one is going home thirsty.

What to Expect

Three stages with live performances from some of the best local musicians such as Mango Groove, Koos Kombuis, Schalk Bezuidenhout, The Black Cat Bones, Fokofpolisiekar, Casper de Vries and many more.

There are ample food stalls to choose from that will be selling waffles, paninis, corn dogs, biltong and of course all the traditional favourites like burgers, wors rolls and more.

For all the die-hard rugby fans out there, the festival will be screening both rugby games on the day.

There will be a kid’s entertainment area that offers exciting programs, obstacle courses, painting and a cosy chill corner with DVD’s.

When and Where?

Date: Saturday 15th June 2019 from 10 am until 7 pm
Place: The Pretoria National Botanical Gardens
Tickets available online or at the gate.

#2 Ben Harper – Live in South Africa

Unless you have been living under a rock, you would have heard the hype that the extremely talented Ben Harper will be performing on African soil this month. Enjoy all of your favourite songs from this multi-platinum selling musician live in Joburg or Cape Town. From an eclectic mix of folk to hard rock, country and jazz, Ben Harper’s music is a crowd pleaser for any genre.

When and Where?

Cape Town
Date: 4th of June 2019 from 6 pm to 10.30 pm
Place: Grand West Arena, Cape Town
Ticket Cost: R245 – R595

Date: 6th of June 2019 from 6 pm to 10.30 pm
Place: Sun Arena, Time Square, Pretoria
Ticket Cost: R245 – R595

#3 Castle Light Unlocks Post Malone

Castle Light never disappoints when it comes to hosting international hip hop artists from around the globe. This month is no exception. Castle Light has gone above and beyond for its fans and will be bringing the most influential artists such as Post Malone, as well as the talented Riky Rick, Nasty C and Rouge to our African stage.

his event is one for the history books so dust off your fan shirts and get ready for a night filled with amazing music and great friends.

Date: 18th of June 2019 from 5 pm
Place: Ticketpro Dome, Northgate, Johannesburg
Ticket Cost: R790 – R1190

#4 The Great South African Gin Festival

Calling all gin lovers, this is an event your taste buds do not want to miss! South Africa’s biggest gin festival will be hosted in Cape Town over a period of two gin-fueled days. The days will be jampacked with live acoustic entertainment, cocktail demonstrations, talks from leading industry experts and of course a massive collection of gin from all around the globe.

What to Expect

There are three different sessions and times to choose from. Each session will be four hours long and tickets can be bought online.

There will be a selection of international gins for your taste buds to indulge in. Free tasting samples, A free gin glass, a free copy of “Book Of Gin” and of course live entertainment to keep the vibe going – honestly, who could resist this!

Date: 28th of June from 7 pm – 29th of June to 10 pm
Place: Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa
Friday: 28th of June from 7 pm to 11 pm
Saturday: 29th of June from 1 pm to 5 pm
Saturday: 29th of June from 6 pm to 10 pm
Ticket Cost: R220

If you and your mates are keen on these events, don’t forget to book your shuttle service today so that you can have a ball without worrying about designated drivers or finding parking!

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