Cape Town Events in March

Our listing of Cape Town events in March will provide a listing of some of the best Cape Town events happening in March 2017. 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. The air is much cleaner now when the breeze from the sea starts to pick up again and we enjoy the splendid summer weather on weekends 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 2017?

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 12 March. And not to forget there is Human Rights Day on 21 March which means you could go on a nice super-long weekend this month.

Your Guide to the Best Events in Cape Town in March 2017

• Cape Town peninsula: Cape Town Cycle Race. 12 March 2017. 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: Cape Folk and Acoustic Music Festival. 12 March 2017. Some of South Africa's great bands at the Summer Sunset Concert Series in the Botanic Gardens. Tickets: From R125/concessions available. Click here for more info on this and other concerts at Kirstenbosch.

• Cape Town, Baxter Theatre: Zabalaza Theatre Festival. 17 - 26 March 2017. Offering a wide range of theatre experiences from story-telling, puppetry and drama to musical theatre productions. More info.

• Cape Town, V&A Waterfront: St Patrick’s Day Celebrations. 17 March 2017. 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. 18 March 2017. View the colourful spectacle at the Fan Walk from 16h00 with the parade starting at 19h30. Cape Town's biggest street party. 2017 Theme: Amaza - Ocean Odyssey. More info.

• Cape Town, Company Gardens: One City - Many Cultures Festival 2017. Human Right's Day on Tuesday 21 March 2017. Public holiday. More info about the Cape Town festival here.

• Cape Town, Grand West: Blue Man Group - Experience Awesome. 21 - 26 March 2017 at Grand West Casino. Tickets: R570. Book at Computicket

• Cape Town: Earth Hour. Saturday 25 March 2017. Various events all over the city. tbc.

• Cape Town, Artscape Theatre: Priscilla - Queen of the Desert. 26 March 2017 - 21 April 2017. Musical. Tickets: R450. Book at

• Cape Town, Bergvliet: Gospel Concert. 27 March 2017. Blues and American Gospel concert. More info.

• Cape Town, Camps Bay: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Throughout March 2017 at the Theatre on the Bay. Tickets: From R120. More info.

• Cape Town, Artscape Theatre: Cape Town International Jazz Festival. 31 March - 1 April 2017. Various concerts with international jazz stars. More info.

• Cape Town, various venues: Cape Town Open Air Movies. Throughout March 2017. Enjoy watching a great movie, such as the ultimate South African movie 'Jock of the Bushveld' under the stars. Venues at Hillcrest Quarry, Kirstenbosch Gardens or the V&A Waterfront. Tickets: From R79 for online bookings. More info.

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More Cape Town Events in March 2017 - Cape Winelands Events in March

• Stellenbosch: Huwai K-Day. 4 March 2017. Kfm's annual music festival at Meerendal Wine Estate. Tickets: R280 adults/R120 kids. Book at Computicket

• Paarl: Round the Rock Festival. 4 March 2017. Ommiberg Festival. More info

• Stellenbosch, Meerendal Wine Estate: Cape Epic. 19 -26 March 2017. Mountain-bike race over 8 days through the Cape. More info.

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 2017, 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.

Photo Credit: CapeArgus

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