Cape Town Events in March

What's on in Cape Town in March 2018?

Our listing of Cape Town events in March will provide a listing of some of the best Cape Town events happening in March 2018. March is a fabulous month in the Mother City, as then the temperatures drop slightly after the usually really hot Cape Town weather during the summer months. We will hope for quite a bit of rain for this year, as our dams are drying out and water saving is on everyone's agenda. So please keep to your maximum 50 litres daily allowance!

However, the air is much cleaner in March when the breeze from the sea starts to pick up again and we enjoy the splendid autumn weather on weekends. Let's celebrate life with either a picnic on one of the gorgeous Cape Town beaches or we are heading for one of the finest weekend markets to admire and buy local crafts and taste the freshest food in season.

What's on in March 2018?

March is a month of great events and activities in the Mother City, like the Cape Argus Cycle Race which takes place this year on 11 March. And not to forget there is Human Rights Day on 21 March which many will use as a nice super-long weekend that also falls in the school's autumn/Easter holidays. Public schools close on 15 March 2018 - please check with your children's private schools as holiday closures vary.

Your Guide to the Best Events in Cape Town in March 2018

• Cape Town, Rondebosch: Kamers/Makers 2018. 28 February - 2 March 2018. Wonderful locally creative handmade gifts and products. More info.

• Cape Town, Gardens: Belgian Film Festival 2018. 1 - 4 March 2018. At the Labia Theatre. Tickets at Webtickets here.

• Cape Town, V&A Waterfront: Sunset Concert in Silo District. 2 March 2018. Free outdoor concert with the Cape Town symphony choir at 7pm.

• Cape Town, Grand West: Cape Motor Show. 2 - 4 March 2018. If you are into cars, bikes and trucks - this will be the event for you! Tickets: R100 at computicket.

• Cape Town, Artscape Theatre: Westside Story. 7 March 2018 - 8 April 2018. Multi award-winning musical. Tickets: From R150. More info.

• Cape Town, Greenpoint: Cycle Tour Expo. 8 March 2018 - 10 March 2018. Collect your entry to the cycle race and/or visit the lifestyle expo. Tickets: From R150. More info.

• Cape Town: Cape Town Cycle Race. 11 March 2018. The popular Cape Town cycle race with international cyclists via Cape Town's most scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive along a 110km route. More info.

• Cape Town, Kirstenbosch Gardens: The Christians. 11 March 2018. One of the UK's great bands at the Summer Sunset Concert Series in the Botanic Gardens. Tickets: From R140/concessions available. Click here for more info on this and other concerts at Kirstenbosch.

• Cape Town, Kalk Bay: Concert in the Park. 11 March 2018. Great event to visit if you stay at the False Bay side of the peninsula. Tickets: R50. More info 

• Cape Town, City Centre: Macaron & Bubbly Experience. 16 March 2018. At Bree Street Studios. Tickets: From R295. More info.

• Cape Town, V&A Waterfront: St Patrick’s Day Celebrations. 17 March 2018. Celebrate one of the Cape Town expats fun events on St Patrick’s Day in Cape Town with great food and music, with Pipe Band and Irish Dancers. TBC.

• Cape Town, Green Point: Cape Town Carnival. 17 March 2018. View the colourful spectacle at the Fan Walk from 16h00 with the parade starting at 19h30. Cape Town's biggest street party. 2018 Theme: Mother City - Mother Nature. More info.

• Cape Town, Kirstenbosch Gardens: Jeremy Loops Live. 18 March 2018. One of the UK's great bands at the Summer Sunset Concert Series in the Botanic Gardens. Tickets: From R140/concessions available. Click here for more info on this and other concerts at Kirstenbosch.

• Cape Town, Baxter Theatre: Nik Rabinowitz in Working Title. 20 - 29 March 2018. Show by one of South Africa's most loved comedians. Tickets from R100. More info.

• Cape Town, Company Gardens: Cape Town Festival 2018. tbc. Human Right's Day on Wednesday 21 March 2018. Public holiday. More info about the Cape Town festival 2017 here.

• Cape Town, Artscape Theatre: Cape Town International Jazz Festival. 23 - 24 March 2018. Various concerts with international jazz stars. More info.

• Cape Town: Earth Hour. Saturday 24 March 2018. Various events all over the city. At the V&A Waterfront lights will be turned off between 20h30 and 21h30.

• Cape Town, Rondebosch: Potters Market. Saturday 24 March 2018. Bi-annual market to find amazing pottery and meet lovely teachers if you are looking forward to taking up a new hobby. More info.

• Cape Town, Grand West: Funderland Festival. 29 March 2018 - 7 April 2018 at Grand West Casino. Tickets: R200. More info.

• Cape Town, Greenpoint: Cape Town Marathon's International Friendship Run. 30 March 2018. More info.

• Cape Town, various venues: Cape Town Open Air Movies. Throughout March 2018. Enjoy watching a great movie, such as the ever-popular movies 'Mamma Mia' and 'Love Actually' under the stars. Venues at Hillcrest Quarry, Kirstenbosch Gardens or the V&A Waterfront. Tickets: From R89 for online bookings. More info.

Click here for more Cape Town Festivals in March

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More Cape Town Events in March 2018 - Cape Winelands Events in March

• Stellenbosch: Huwai KDay. 3 March 2018. Kfm's annual music festival at Meerendal Wine Estate. Tickets: From R120. Book at Computicket

• Paarl: Round the Rock Festival. 3 March 2018. Ommiberg Festival. More info

• Stellenbosch: Italian Festival. 3 - 4 March 2018. At Idiom Wine Estate. More info

• Stellenbosch, Meerendal Wine Estate: Cape Epic. 18 -25 March 2018. Mountain-bike race over 8 days through the Cape. More info.

Further afield: Knysna, Thesen Island: Knysna Literary Festival: 9 - 11 March 2018. More info.

Find more Wine festivals and events in the winelands in March here.

Disclaimer: Please be advised that you always should check directly with Cape Town events in March. Changes to costs, location and time might occur, so always confirm with the event organizer in the links above. 

Are you organizing Cape Town events in March for the community and would like it published here? Or do you know of an event in the Cape Town area which is worth adding here? Please do not hesitate to contact us.

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If you are looking for tickets for other Cape Town events in March 2018, please refer to Computicket website: or where you can find more info on events in Cape Town. Disclaimer: Please always check dates and times, as these can change. Bookings are always advised.

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