Events in April | Cape Town 2019

Which events in April will be the most exciting? There will be so many concerts, shows and events happening this April, that you will have a hard time to choose! But make sure to visit at least one or two of these April events when you stay in Cape Town and feel the vibrant atmosphere of the Mother City this autumn.

April is a month with several holidays, as there are three public holidays coming soon. Easter is not only celebrated by the Christians in Cape Town, but also the community opens its heart with a variety of community drives. Easter holidays include Friday 19 April which is Good Friday and Monday 22 April which is Easter Monday - in South Africa called 'Family Day'. Then Friday, 27 April, is another public holiday 'Freedom Day'.

Enjoy the long weekends and take long walks on the stunning beaches in Cape Town in April. Cape Town weather can change quite fast during autumn in South Africa. In April you can experience four seasons in one day, as the Capetonians say.

Well, here they are, the many great Cape Town events in April you can experience when in Cape Town. Now these are our pre-selected event highlights for this month:


Cape Town Events in April 2019

Chicago - The Musical

  • Musical
  • 15 March 2019 - 14 April 2019
  • Artscape Theatre Arena, CBD 
  • Tickets: From R200. More info.

Celtic Rock

  • Musical concert with Irish songs
  • 13 March 2019 -  28 April 2019
  • Durbanville: Barnyard Theatre
  • Tickets: From R115. More info.


  • Musical concert 
  • 5 April 2019
  • Cape Town: Kirstenbosch
  • Tickets: R465. More info.

Property Buyer Show

  • Property Expo
  • 6 - 7 April 2019
  • Cape Town: CTICC 2
  • Why Visit? More info.

The Snow Goose

  • Drama theatre production
  • 9 April 2019 - 4 May 2019
  • Cape Town: Fugard Theatre
  • Tickets: From R140. More info.

World Travel Market Africa 

  • Travel Expo
  • 10 - 12 April 2019
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre
  • Register now! More info.

Men in Tutus

  • International ballet production
  • 18 - 21 April 2019
  • Artscape Theatre in Cape Town
  • Tickets: From R190. More info.

Sam Smith in Concert

  • Music concert
  • 18 April 2019
  • Grand West Complex in Cape Town 
  • Tickets: R30/60 at web tickets. More info.

International Friendship Run

  • various fun runs 
  • 19 April 2019
  • Cape Town, Greenpoint
  • More info.

Two Oceans Marathon

  • Annual Sports event
  • 20 April 2019
  • Cape peninsula
  • More info.

Palm Strings Duo

  • Musical morning concert
  • 24 April 2019
  • Baxter Theatre in Cape Town
  • Tickets: R43. More info.


  • Cape Town arts festival
  • 25 April 2019 - 1 May 2019
  • Cape Town, various locations
  • More info.

Klippies van die Grond

  • Drama production
  • 30 April 2019 
  • Artscape Theatre Arena, CBD 
  • Tickets: R95. More info.


  • Dance/drama production
  • 30 April 2019 - 4 May 2019
  • Baxter Theatre in Cape Town
  • Tickets: From R90. More info.

Galileo | Open-air movies

  • Open-air movies
  • Throughout April 2019
  • various locations
  • Tickets: From R89. More info here.

Events in April | Cape Winelands Events

Gemaak in SA

  • Music festival 
  • 13 April 2019
  • Durbanville: D'Aria Wine Estate
  • Tickets: From R95. More info.

Andrea Bocelli

  • Musical concert with the Italian star tenor 
  • 22 April 2019
  • Paarl: Val de Vie Estate
  • Tickets: From 1,710. More info.

South African Cheese Festival

  • Food festival
  • 26 - 28 April 2019
  • Stellenbosch: Sandringham Estate
  • Tickets: R180. More info. 

Events in April 2019 | Further Afield | Cape Town for Kids

Afrika Burn Festival

  • Annual arts festival
  • 29 April 2019 - 5 May 2019
  • Tankwa Karoo
  • Tickets: From R125 at webtickets. Concessions available. More info.

Vortex Festival

  • Trance music festival
  • 20 - 21 April 2019
  • Riviersonderend near George
  • Tickets: From R450. More info.

More info on Cape Town Events in April can be found on the various event websites. Please make sure you purchase your tickets with official vendors and always double-check the event organiser's event calendar for time and date changes. We do not take responsibility for any event listing, event cancellation or date change. This page is for information purposes only. If you know about other great Cape Town events in April 2019 we should add here, please contact us. 

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