Whether you are a ghoul, ghost, goblin or alien, these are a few wickedly spooky events you don’t want to miss this Halloween! If you prefer just being you, there are some hot events coming your way. This month is jam-packed with live music, great food and epic summer vibes you don’t want to miss out on. Get the picnic blankets out, pack some sunscreen and get ready to kick summer off with a bang!

SA Gin Festival

Schweppes and the SA Gin Society are back for another year of tantalizing bliss. Gin enthusiasts from across the country will be joining forces to bring you some of the most refreshing, delicious gin you have ever experienced. There will be a variety of gin distillers, top-class food, and live music to keep you up on your feet the entire day.

What To Expect

Gin, gin and more gin! The event will be held at the stunning Ground Cafe which has ample space for picnic blankets, mingling and dancing. There will be a live performance from SAMA winner Holly Rey and other top musicians and DJs. General access tickets will get you a complimentary glass and three tasting tokens. VIP tickets include access to the VIP lounge, a gin glass, a free bottle of gin, six mixers, three tasting tokens, a neck or foot massage, and food served in the VIP lounge. 

When and Where?

Date: Saturday 5th October | 11:00 am until 08:00 pm

Place: Ground, Muldersdrift, Plot 19 B, Driefontein Road, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg

Ticket Cost: R180 – R1500 (VIP)

Tickets are available online 

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Hot On Top: Spring Boogie

Avoid the FOMO and secure your tickets to the Hot On Top: Spring Boogie today. The Spring Boogie returns for another year of live music, dancing, and rooftop mania. For the best view of the city and a world-class lineup, head to the Living Room and welcome the summer with your closest mates in style.

What To Expect

Great music, chilled vibes, an irresistible sunset, and of course memories that will last a lifetime!

The lineup will include:

  • Weston & Engine [OFF Centre]
  • Carly [Hot On Top, CT]
  • Headphase ft. Miki San Tzu [Hot On Top]
  • OG-Chocolate [Hot On Top]
  • H.O.T Showcase [Hot On Top]

When and Where?

Date: Saturday 5th October | 1:00 pm until 10:00 pm

Place: Living Room, 5th Floor, Main Change Building, 20 Kruger St, Johannesburg

Ticket Cost: R210 – R320 (Tickets are limited to 200 guests)

Tickets are available online 

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5FM Birthday Celebration

Guess who’s birthday it is? 5FM has teamed up with “The Social” to bring you one of the hottest birthday celebrations this side of the country. If good music, great food, and scenic views are what like, then that’s exactly what you will get. The Birthday guest will be taking over the Val Bonne Country Estate for a day of dancing, eating, and musical bliss. 

What To Expect

All your favourite 5FM DJs will be there to get the party started alongside the international sensation, TUJAMO (Germany) and local superstar Nasty C. The festival will run late into the evening and as the sun sets guests can expect a stunning blend of electrifying music and pyro entertainers. Come hungry because there will be plenty of gourmet food to choose from. Supporting acts will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

When and Where?

Date: Saturday 12th October until 13th October | 12:00 pm until 01:00 am

Place: Val Bonne Country Estate, Modderfontein Nature Reserve, Johannesburg

Ticket Cost: R260 – R450

Tickets are available online 

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Korean Film and Food Festival

If you are a film junkie and love good food then this event is perfect for you. Guests can expect everything Korean, from the food to live K pop and fun traditional games. There will be an amazing market and a screening of the South Korean action thriller, Train To Busan. Bring along the family and experience the true authenticity of Korea and everything it has to offer.

When and Where?

Date: Saturday 19th October | 10:00 pm until 6:00 pm

Place: Open Window Institute, John Vorster Drive, Centurion

Ticket Cost: Free 

Vision Music Festival

Pretoria is the place to be when it comes to enjoying a day out in the sun and listening to all your favourite local bands. Vision will be coming in hard with its debut for the first time in the capital city. The lineup is guaranteed to impress and hip hop lovers can enjoy a stage dedicated to performances from some of South Africa’s most talented hip hop artists.

What To Expect

Festival-goers can expect a day filled with never-ending performing acts, the best street food in town, and of course sunshine and chilled vibes. 

The lineup will include performances from:

  • Jack Parow
  • Crazy White Boy
  • Kostakiss
  • Ryan Murgatroyd
  • Mark Stent
  • DJ Fresh

Hip Hop Stage

  • Frank Casino
  • Sauwcy
  • Moneybadoo
  • Prayforjoey
  • Illrose
  • Bomba
  • Snowy Boomin
  • 45 Degrees
  • Ason
  • DJ Q
  • Siann
  • Leeroy
  • Caeser McKnight

When and Where?

Date: Saturday 19th October until 20th October | 10:00 am until 02:00 am

Place: Africa 2000 Country Lodge, 109 Plot Road, Donkerhoek, Pretoria

Ticket Cost: R180 – R1500 (VIP)

Tickets are available online 

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Doritos Presents The FDM Halloween Festival 

Trick or treat in style this year at South Africa’s biggest Halloween festival. Doritos, SOL, and 5FM have teamed up to bring you a Mexican fiesta you won’t forget. In celebration of Mexico’s Day of The Dead festivities, there will be show-stopping music, food to die for, and of course more sweets than your teeth can handle. Mark your calendars because this is a spooky blast you or the family don’t want to miss out on.

What To Expect

The event promises to bring you more music, more food, and more fun this year round. Get your taste buds jumping by entering into the hottest chilli eating competition. If you can’t handle the heat then there will be bull riding competitions, an M&M’s pinata showdown, face painting, live music, dress-up competitions, and over 20 Mexican themed food trucks to choose from. Performing acts will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

When and Where?

Date: Saturday 26th October | 12:00 pm until 10:00 pm

Place: Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg

Ticket Cost: R120 – R200 For Adults | R60 – R80 For Kids Under 18

Tickets are available online 

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Halloween PTA

Things are going to get spooky in the capital city for Halloween. RAM, Griet and Halloween PTA have teamed up once again to bring you a night of ghoulish bliss. There will be thrills, shrills, and some epic chill vibes. The theme of the night is: Come as you aren’t. Don’t be human, be weird, so dust off your best costumes, top it off with some ghostly makeup and get ready for a haunting you won’t forget.

What To Expect

Other than spooky shenanigans, you can expect to have your ears blown away by some of South Africa’s best performing acts. There are three wickedly awesome stages to choose from with live music acts to suit everybody’s taste.

The lineup will include performances from:

Something Witchy Stage:

  • Fokofpolisiekar
  • Shortstraw
  • Fuzigish
  • Hellcats
  • ATFN
  • Weed Dealer
  • Zebra

Ghostbusters Stage:

  • PHFAT
  • Grimehouse
  • Cinimin
  • Swade Shift
  • Cornelius
  • Mutherfukinhype
  • Mix n Blend

Rocky Horror Stage

  • Facing the Gallows
  • The Slashdogs
  • Dirty Moonshine
  • Truth And Its Burden
  • Far From Who We Are
  • Red Helen

When and Where?

Date: Saturday 26th October Until 27th October | 4:00 pm until 01:00 am

Place: Loftus Versfeld D Field, 416 Kirkness St, Arcadia, Pretoria

Ticket Cost: R150 – R250 

Tickets are available online 

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