Events in September | Cape Town 2019

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

Spring flowers along the West Coast

September in Cape Town means spring is arriving with colourful wild flowers in bloom along the roadside, warmer morning and evening time temperatures and we can enjoy the sunny days out exploring the beautiful city and surroundings.

Tuesday 24 September, is Heritage Day - a public holiday. This day will be celebrated with various events and Capetonians will celebrate Heritage Day in style and with great food - with friends and family gathering around the braai.

There will be school holidays this month, the public schools will break for the Spring holidays this year are from 21 - 30 September 2019. If your kids are in private school, please check the holiday schedule of your school for different holiday dates. Spring school holidays usually are making for busy roads, be prepared for queues at the typical tourist attractions and the roads will be more busy in the more touristy regions around the Cape. However, there is lots to do and see for families with kids during the school holidays in Cape Town. Make sure to check our kids activities calendar as well.

Now here is a selection of great events and activities in the Mother City in September. Enjoy colourful spring in the Mother City!

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Cape Town Events in September 2019

Not a Musical

  • Stand-up Comedy with Marc Lottering
  • Until 20 September 2019
  • Cape Town: Baxter Theatre
  • Tickets: from R110. More info.

Homemakers Expo

  • Design and home exhibition
  • until 1 September 2019
  • Cape Town: CTICC
  • Tickets: R70 - R90. More info.

Orphée and Eurydice

  • Cape Town Opera production
  • 3 - 7 September 2019
  • Cape Town: Artscape Opera
  • Tickets: From R180. More info.

Open Book Festival

  • Cape Town book festival
  • 4 - 8 September 2019
  • Cape Town: various locations
  • Tickets: From R140. More info.

First Thursdays

  • Open night/exhibitions/galleries
  • 5 September 2019
  • various events in Cape Town
  • More info.

Naledi - An African Journey

  • Musical show
  • 5 - 7 September 2019
  • Cape Town: Artscape Theatre
  • Tickets: From R150.  More info.

Cape Town Marathon

  • Annual Sports event
  • 15 September 2019
  • Cape Town: Greenpoint
  • More info.

Cape Town Baroque Festival

  • Musical event
  • 18 - 24 September 2019
  • Cape Town: various locations
  • More info.

Spring Regatta 2019

  • Yacht race - sports event
  • 21 - 24 September 2019
  • Cape Town: False Bay Yacht Club
  • More info.

in_herit Festival 2019

  • Iziko heritage festival
  • 23 - 29 September 2019
  • Cape Town: various locations
  • Free entrance. More info.

Heritage Day - African Festival

  • Heritage Day event
  • 24 September 2019
  • Cape Town: V & A Waterfront
  • Free entrance. More info.

Baxter Dance Festival

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

Events in September | Further Afield

Hopefield Fynbos Show

  • Springflower festival
  • 29 August - 1 September 2019
  • Hopefield, Western Cape
  • Tickets: R100. More info.

SANParks Week

  • National Parks week
  • 8 - 15 September 2019
  • Throughout South Africa
  • Free entrance: More info.

Franschhoek Uncorked

  • Food and wine festival
  • 14 - 15 September 2019
  • Franschhoek, Western Cape
  • Tickets: R180. More info.

Hermanus Whale Festival

  • Whale festival
  • 27 - 29 September 2019
  • Hermanus, Western Cape
  • More info.

Pinotage on Tap Festival

  • Wine festival
  • 28 September 2019
  • Wellington, Western Cape
  • Tickets: R295. More info.

CY Market

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

Cape Town Events in September for Kids | Family Events

Peppa Pig's Big Day Out

  • Children's show
  • 6 - 8 September 2019
  • Cape Town: Artscape Theatre
  • Tickets: From R99. More info.

Western Cape Fun Run

  • Charity event, 5km walk/run
  • 8 September 2019
  • Cape Town: Greenpoint
  • Tickets: R100. More info.

Stomp

  • Family dance show
  • 10 - 15 September 2019
  • Cape Town: Artscape Theatre
  • Tickets: From R150. More info

Do you know other events in September 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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