It can be difficult to keep up to date with everything going on in Joburg, but following the more popular social media profiles, and keeping an eye on Facebook events will help to keep you in the loop.

Overall, there are certain categories of events that will help to break it down for you, and make it easier to find things to do depending on your lifestyle and preference:



Annual Whiskey Festival

Soweto Wine Fair

Annual Food Truck Festival at Casalinga Restaurant




Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair

Locrate Market

Market on Main in Maboneng

Fourways Farmers Market

Jozi Real Food Market in Parkhurst

The Sheds



Outdoor: Warrior Races, Muddy Princess and all kinds of other extreme athletic events are popular in and around Joburg.

Cycling: Mountain Biking and cycling is a very popular sport in the city, and there are a number of public events, like the 94.7 Cycle Race. Also keep a lookout for mountain biking events around the country:

Running: various races and longer runs take place throughout the year: weekly Nike runs, annual marathons like the Soweto Marathon and other:



Ellis Park: Rugby

Soccer City: international and local club fixtures (the most famous is the Soweto Derby)



Hot On Top parties

Sexy Groovy Love

Thursday nights at Kitcheners

Joy of Jazz annual festival

Live concerts at Emmarentia Dam, Ticketpro Dome and Carnival City



Johannesburg Heritage Foundation: sign up for regular walks

Ancient Secrets walking tours

Past Experience walking tours






First Thursdays in Rosebank, Braamfontein and Maboneng

Nirox sculpture park: annual sculpture fair and various music events

FNB art fair

Turbine Art Fair

Makelhane Festival (Soweto)

Market Theatre (Newtown) and POPArt (Maboneng) for a variety of excellent local and international plays.

Joburg Theatre: various dance, theatre and pantomime shows

Regular exhibitions at WITS Art Museum, Goodman Gallery, David Krut, Kalashnikov Gallery, Everard Read, Circa Gallery and No End Contemporary Gallery:


Here are some local events listings to follow to keep up to date, and look out for street poster advertisements and billboards.