Events in October | Cape Town 2019

This Cape Town listing for events in October 2019 will provide you with an overview of some of the best Cape Town events.

Bantry Bay - Walking along the Promenade in Spring 2019

October in Cape Town! Finally, the nights are not as cold as during the last months. Well, the wind will keep blowing and cooling the city in the afternoons, at least for another month. This is the time of the year, when you want to embrace those calm mornings and go for a long walk on the beach. Or look for a wind-sheltered spot, such as Bantry Bay or Seaport, where the wind is never as strong as along the Western Seabord. And there is much to do and see around Cape Town this October.

How about celebrating the start of the sailing season in Table Bay harbour? Or what about going on a safari? Springtime is the best time for this wildlife adventure, as now you will be able to admire all the cute baby animals.

For the kids, there is plenty to enjoy now in town as well. Public schools will be open again until the summer holidays start in December. Lots of schools will have their annual productions during this month. We have listed some schools' stage productions below. And don't forget to check with the schools in your area to see what's going on this month. 

Now here is a selection of great events and activities in the Mother City this October. Enjoy colourful spring in Cape Town!

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Cape Town Events in October 2019

Baxter Dance Festival 2019

Baxter Dance Festival

  • Dance performances
  • 26 September - 5 October 2019
  • Cape Town: Baxter Theatre
  • Tickets: From R80. More info.
First Thursday Cape Town October 2019

First Thursdays

  • Open night/exhibitions/galleries
  • 3 October 2019
  • various events in Cape Town
  • More info.
Don Vino and Friends - Silo Concerts Cape Town 2019

Don Vino and Friends

  • Open-air music concert
  • 4 October 2019
  • Cape Town Waterfront: Silo District
  • Free concert. More info.

Carnival - Opening Cruise

  • Sailing - sports event
  • 5 October 2019
  • Waterfront & Royal Cape Yacht Club
  • More info.
Cape Town Festa Italiana 2019

Festa Italiana

  • Cultural festival
  • 5 - 6 October 2019
  • Milnerton: Italian Club
  • Tickets: From R80. More info.

Portuguese Festival

  • Cultural festival
  • 5 - 6 October 2019
  • Cape Town: V & A Waterfront
  • Tickets: R40. More info.
Cape Town penguins

Penguin Festival

  • Family festival
  • 5 October 2019
  • Simonstown: Seaforth Beach
  • More info.
Worbey and Farrell pianists in Cape Town show

Rhapsody

  • Piano concert with Worbey & Farrell
  • 8 - 19 October 2019
  • Cape Town: Theatre on the Bay
  • Tickets: From R150. More info.
Danger in the Dark musical 2019 Cape Town Baxter Theatre

Danger in the Dark

  • Musical show
  • 11 October 2019 - 2 November
  • Cape Town: Baxter Theatre
  • Tickets: From R100. More info.
The Pedestrians - Cape Town October 2019

The Pedestrians

  • Open-air music concert
  • 12 October 2019
  • V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre
  • Free. More info.
Critical Mass Moonlight Ride

Mass Moonlight Ride

  • Full moon fun cycle event
  • 13 October 2019
  • Cape Town: Greenpoint
  • More info.
Jazzart Dance Theatre 2019

Jazzart Dance Theatre

  • Family dance show
  • 18 -26 October 2019
  • Cape Town: Artscape Theatre
  • Tickets: From R80. More info
Cape Town Boat Show 2019

International Boat Show

  • Exhibition/fair at CTICC
  • 18 - 20 October 2019
  • Cape Town: various locations
  • More info.
Cape Town Gun Run

Gun Run 2019

  • Charity run - sports event
  • 20 October 2019
  • Cape Town Green Point Rugby Field
  • More info.
CPO Spectacular 2019

CPO Spectacular

  • Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 20 October 2019
  • Cape Town: Artscape Theatre
  • Tickets: From R150.  More info.
let's groove tonight cape town 2019

Let's Groove Tonight

  • Musical show
  • 25 - 26 October 2019
  • Cape Town: Baxter Theatre
  • Tickets: From R150.  More info.
Cape Town Kite Festival

International Kite Festival

  • International kite/charity festival
  • 26 - 27 October 2019
  • Muizenberg
  • Tickets: R15/R40. More info.
Wade Bales Cap Classique and Gin Affair 2019 in Cape Town

Cap Classique and Gin Affair

  • Lifestyle festival
  • 26 - 27 October 2019
  • Cape Town: V&A Waterfront
  • Tickets: From 190. More info.

Events in October 2019 | Further Afield

CY Market

  • Arts and crafts market
  • 30 September - 6 October 2019
  • Durbanville, Western Cape
  • Tickets: R50. More info.
RockingtheDaisies2019

Rocking the Daisies

  • Music & Lifestyle festival
  • 4 - 6 October 2019
  • Darling/Cloof Wine Estate
  • Tickets: R995 More info.
Robertson Wine on the River boat

Wine on the River

  • Food and wine festival
  • 11 - 13 October 2019
  • Robertson, Western Cape
  • Tickets: From R150. More info.
Stellenbosch Craft Beer Festival 2019

Craft Beer Festival

  • Oktoberfest/lifestyle festival
  • 12 October 2019
  • Stellenbosch, Western Cape
  • Tickets: R85. More info.
Perdeberg Family Festival 2019

Perdeberg Family Festival

  • Oktoberfest/lifestyle festival
  • 19 October 2019
  • Paarl, Western Cape
  • Tickets: R160. More info.
Wines2Whales festival 2019

Wines2Whales Festival

  • 3-day cycle race
  • 25 October 2019 - 3 November
  • Somerset West to Hermanus, WC
  • More info.

Cape Town Events in October for Kids | Family Events

Zip Zap Circus: The greatest little circus show

Greatest Little Circus Show

  • Children's show
  • 5 October 2019
  • Cape Town: Zip Zap Circus Dome
  • Tickets: From R100. More info.
World of Magic at the Artscape Cape Town 2019

World of Magic

  • Magical show event for families
  • 6 October 2019
  • Cape Town: Artscape Theatre
  • Tickets: From R140. More info.
High school musical

Disney's High School Musical

  • School's stage show
  • 7 - 10 October 2019
  • Somerset House
  • Tickets: From R80. More info.
Blast from the Past 2000's - United School of Dance Melkbosstrand show 2019

Blast from the Past 2000's

  • United School of Dance show
  • 11 - 12 October 2019
  • Elkanah House, Sunningdale
  • Tickets: R135. More info.
African Dreams

African Dreams

  • School's stage show
  • 15 - 24 October 2019
  • Kenridge Primary School
  • Tickets: From R100. More info.
Oriental Dance Fest Cape Town 2019

Oriental Dance Festival

  • Dance festival
  • 26 - 27 October 2019
  • Cape Town: V & A Waterfront
  • Free entrance. More info.

Do you know other events in October for the Cape Town area which are worth adding here? Please contact us 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.


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