Events while staying at a Bloubergstrand Self Catering Apartments

January

Cape Minstrels Carnival ('Kaapse klopse' or 'Coon carnival')

The Kaapse Klopse is a minstrel festival that takes place annually on the 2nd of January in Cape Town's CBD. Up to 13,000 minstrels take to the streets dressed in bright colours, either carrying multi-coloured parasols or playing an array of musical instruments..

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The J&B Met (at Kenilworth Race Course)

It's a gathering of the rich and famous, the groovers and movers, the fashion junkies and the thousands who seek to enjoy the intensity of life. It's the running of the 35th J&B Met on 28th January. It's an event different to all others brought to you by a whisky that's equally different.

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Tattoo expo

In just four years, Southern Ink Exposure's Annual Cape Town International Tattoo Convention has become a staple event, attracting lots of local and international visitors.

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Feruary

Cape Town Pride Festival

It is the one of largest gay and lesbian events in South Africa and one of the biggest in Africa. Its origin is to celebrate the pride in Gay and Lesbian Culture and to celebrate diversity since the unbanning of apartheid. Cape Town Gay Pride usually runs from the end of February and is a week of a number of festivals, parties and events.

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Valentines day

Saint Valentine's Day, often simply Valentine's Day, is observed on February 14 each year. Today Valentine's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, mostly in the West, although it remains a working day in all of them.

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March

Cape Argus Pick ’n Pay Cycle Tour

The 110-kilometre Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, which starts in Adderley Street and finishes in Green Point after a tour of the peninsula, is regarded as one of the most scenic cycling events on the planet. Popular sections of the route include Misty Cliffs and Chapman's Peak.

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April

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon attracts the cream of local and international athletes, offering a tough challenge against a backdrop of spectacular scenery. It has earned a reputation as the world's most beautiful marathon. The first race was held in 1970 and saw 26 runners line up to face the unknown challenge.

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May

TedxCapeTown

TED: 'technology, entertainment, design' is a global non-profit organisation dedicated to ideas worth spreading. Annual conferences showcase ideas presented by charismatic people. The brand TED has grown so much that the demand for talks exceeded the supply.

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June

Vodacom Funny Festival

Showcasing the best local and international stand-up comedy at the Baxter Theatre, the festival traditionally runs for three weeks, playing to capacity audiences. The Vodacom Funny Festival is Cape Town's flagship stand-up comedy festival.

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July

Cape Town International Fashion Week

In a first for South African Fashion, African Fashion International (AFI) has partnered with SA Tourism to develop tourism through fashion. Fashion Tourism forms one of four key pillars identified by AFI that will be the drivers of Cape Town Fashion Week.

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August

Cape Town International Nando's Comedy Festival

For over a decade the Nando's Cape Town Comedy Festival has put Cape Town on the entertainment map of the world with Africa's largest and funniest comedy festival.

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September

Creative Week Cape Town

Creative Week Cape Town invites individuals and organisations involved in all aspects of Cape Town's creative life; education, arts, design, innovation, advertising, music and service organisations to participate.

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October

International Kite Festival in Muizenberg

Cape Town's annual International Kite Festival presents spectacular shows by local and international teams, including Japan,USA, India, Malaysia and China among others.

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Halloween parties in Cape Town's Restaurants and Clubs

October time is also Halloween time. Be on the lookout for Halloween-parties in Cape Town's restaurants and clubs in our events calendar closer to the time.

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November

The Big Walk

It all started on 5 June 1903 when the Spartan Harriers committee decided it was time to organise a long distance walk and benchmarked its success with the popularity of walking races in the United Kingdom.

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Kirstenbosch Sunday Summer Concerts

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts are a fantastic way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Cape Town. The concert venue is within the botanical gardens with concerts every Sunday, running from November to April.

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Cape Town Festival of Beer

The Cape Town Festival of Beer is a gathering for beer enthusiasts, connoisseurs and those just wanting to learn more about beer.

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December

Mother City Queer Projects (MCQP)

Mother City Queer Projects is a Queer Art Party Project, now in it's 19th incarnation. Each year the main event is a huge costume party. A new theme is chosen for The Big Night each year.

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The Paul Cluver Summer Festival

Every Christmas season Adderley street is lit from top to bottom with spectacular lights that bring the street to life, in celebration of a uniquely African Christmas.

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