Events in May

This Cape Town listing for events in May will provide you with an overview of some of the best Cape Town events for May.

May in Cape Town is a good time when the autumn brings nice leaf colourings, the temperatures are still mild and the occasional rainy day will brings out fresh green colours and new growth in nature. 

The nights will be colder now, but the air is nice and clear. 

Cape Town Table Mountain from Big BayTable Mountain as seen from Big Bay

In May you will encounter the occasional rainstorms but most of the days are still sunny and warm. So do not forget to pack your short sleeved shirts when coming to the Cape at this time of the year. 

Foodwise, there are many festivals taking place at this time and the wonderful local fresh food should not to be missed like the grenadillas which are back again and the yummy brinjals are something you should definitely try.

So here is a selection of great events and activities in the Mother City in May. 

Click here to see an updated events calendar for May 2015.

Regular Events in May

• 'Workers' Day' on Friday 1 May 2015 is a Public Holiday

• 'Last Night of the Proms'. Annual festival with the Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Richard Cock. Read more here.

• Cadiz Freedom Swim. Annually End of April or beginning of May. See South Africans brave swimmers take to the icy cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean when they swim the 7.5km from Robben Island across to Big Bay.

• 'Good Food and Wine Show' annual expo open to the public at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, end of May.

• Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival including the Cape Town Marimba Festival end of April or beginning of May. More info.

• Word n' Sound Live Literature Festival in Cape Town. Mid of May. More info.

• Various Film Festivals taking place at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town. In May 2015 there will be the Columbian Filmfestival taking place. More info.

May Events
Daytrips from Cape Town

• 'Friends Forever Festival' in Malmesbury on 1 May.

• 'Olive Festival' in Riebeek-Kasteel. Annual festival at the beginning of May. Enjoy great food and wine in this lovely little town one hour outside of Cape Town. Located at Kasteelberg Trading in Ribeek West. More info.

• Franschhoek Literary Festival takes place annually in May.

• Winter Sculpture Fair in Franschhoek. More info.


Do you know of an event in the Cape Town area which is worth adding here?

Please contact me and share your info. Other expatriates in Cape Town will be grateful to hear a lecture, see a play or listen to music from their home countries too. 

Thanks a lot for your help:)

If you are looking for tickets for other Cape Town events in May, please refer to Computicket website: www.computicket.com, where you can find more info on events in May in Cape Town.


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