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Festivals & Events in Johannesburg

Johannesburg has numerous events going on throughout the year. We have listed some of these below, and we think they are a great time to come visit! Even if you can't make it during one of the listed events, there is sure to be something interesting happening when you do come - just send us an email and we'll be sure to let you know.
 Fine Brandy Festival
25 to 27 May 2011, Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton
 Times: 17h00 - 21h00 (no entry after 20h30)
 Cost: R195, include a brandy glass and beverage vouchers
 Tickets available from Computicket or at the door
 More info at
Joy of Jazz Festival ~ late August

Type : Annual Festival
Dates : late August
Location : Newtown Cultural Precinct
Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival is the biggest jazz festival in Johannesburg. Local and international artists including the young musicians perform their music at the quality 7 venues around Newtown Cultural Precint. [Read More about Joy of Jazz Festival]

FNB Dance Umbrella ~ 26 Feb - 14 Mar

Type : Annual Festival
Dates : 26 February - 14 March
Location : Newtown Cultural Precinct
Johannesburg's FNB Dance Umbrella Festival takes place annually at the Auckland Park. FNB Dance Umbrella Festival's concept is based contemporary dance works with the participation of local and international artists. [Read More about FNB Dance Umbrella]

Arts Alive Festival ~ 2-26 Sep

Type : Annual Festival
Dates : 02-26 September
Location : Newtown Cultural Precinct
Johannesburg's Art Alive Festival takes place annually in the Newtown Cultural Precinct, the inner city. Art Alive Festival's concept is based on music, dance and theatre activities with the participation of local and international artists. [Read More about Arts Alive Festival]

Carols on the Square ~ Dec


Type : Annual Festival
Dates : December
Location : Nelson Mandela Square
This charity event takes place every year and it also gives everyone the opportunity to embrace the true spirit of Christmas and to contribute to those in need. The two charities on Nelson Mandela Square at Sandton City are the Alexandra Chamber of Commerce and the Tomorrow Trust, an AIDS related charity.

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