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Cape Town Events in March

What's on in Cape Town in March 2019?

Our listing of Cape Town events in March will provide a listing of some of the best Cape Town events happening in March 2018. 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. We will hope for quite a bit of rain for this year, as our dams are drying out again and water saving is still on everyone's agenda. So please keep to your maximum 100 litres daily allowance!

Let's enjoy the splendid autumn weather in Cape Town and celebrate life 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 2019?

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 10 March. And not to forget there is Human Rights Day on 21 March which many will use as a nice super-long weekend that also falls in the school's autumn holidays. Public schools close on 15 March 2019 and restart on 2 April 2019 - please check with your children's private schools as holiday closures vary.

Your Guide to the Best Events in Cape Town in March 2019

• Cape Town, V&A Waterfront: Sunset Concert in Silo District. 1 March 2019. Free outdoor concert: This thing called Swing at 7pm. More info.

• Cape Town, Baxter Theatre: Woza Albert. Until 2 March 2019. Show by one of South Africa's most loved comedians. Tickets from R100. More info.

• Cape Town, Grand West: Cape Motor Show. 2 - 3 March 2019. If you are into cars, bikes and trucks - this will be the event for you! Tickets: R120. More info.

• Cape Town, CBD: Mozart's Requiem. 2 March 2019. Symphony Choir of Cape Town will be performing Mozart's Requiem in one of the oldest church buildings in South Africa, the Lutheran Church in Strand Street. More info.

• Cape Town, Greenpoint: Cycle Tour Expo. 7 March 2019 - 9 March 2019. Collect your entry to the cycle race and/or visit the lifestyle expo. Tickets: From R150. More info.

• Cape Town: Cape Town Cycle Race. 10 March 2019. 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, Kalk Bay: Concert in the Park. 11 March 2018. Great event to visit if you stay at the False Bay side of the peninsula. Tickets: R50. More info 

• Cape Town, Artscape Theatre: Chicago. 15 March 2019 - 14 April 2019. Multi award-winning musical. Tickets: From R200. More info.

• Cape Town, CBD: Kamers/Makers 2019. 16 - 19 March 2019. Wonderful locally creative handmade gifts and products. Tickets: R80. More info.

• Cape Town, Green Point: Cape Town Carnival. 16 March 2019. View the colourful spectacle at the Fan Walk from 16h00 with the parade starting at 19h30. Cape Town's biggest street party. 2018 Theme: Mother City - Mother Nature. More info.

• Cape Town, V&A Waterfront: St Patrick’s Day Celebrations. 17 March 2019. 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, Gardens: Jimmy Nevis - Concerts in the Park. 17 March 2018. In De Waal Park. Tickets: R20 at computicket. More info.

• Cape Town, Company Gardens: Cape Town Festival 2019. tbc. Human Right's Day - Public holiday on Wednesday 21 March 2019

• Cape Town, Rondebosch: Potters Market. Saturday 23 March 2019. Bi-annual market to find amazing pottery and meet lovely teachers if you are looking forward to taking up a new hobby. More info.

• Cape Town: Earth Hour. Saturday 24 March 2019. Various events all over the city. At the V&A Waterfront lights will be turned off between 20h30 and 21h30.

• Cape Town, Artscape Theatre: Cape Town International Jazz Festival. 29 - 30 March 2019. Various concerts with international jazz stars. More info.

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• Cape Town, Greenpoint: Cape Town Marathon's International Friendship Run. 30 March 2018. More info.

• Cape Town, various venues: Cape Town Open Air Movies. Throughout March 2018. Enjoy watching a great movie, such as the ever-popular movies 'Grease', 'Dirty Dancing' and 'The Sound of Music' under the stars. Venues among others at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville, Kirstenbosch Gardens or the V&A Waterfront. Tickets: From R89 for online bookings. More info.

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More Cape Town Events in March 2019 - Cape Winelands Events in March

• Stellenbosch: KFM KDay. 2 March 2019. Kfm's annual music festival at Meerendal Wine Estate. Tickets: From R300. Book at Computicket

• Robertson: Hands-on-Harvest Festival. 2 - 3 March 2019. Wine Festival. More info

• Stellenbosch: Italian Festival. 2 - 3 March 2019. At Idiom Wine Estate. More info

• Stellenbosch: Cape Epic. 17 - 24 March 2019. Mountain-bike race over 8 days through the Cape. More info.

Further afield: Knysna, Thesen Island: Knysna Literary Festival: 8 - 10 March 2019. More info.

Find more Wine festivals and events in the winelands in March here.

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 2019, 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.

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