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Events in August | Cape Town 2019

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

Blouberg beaches - flower fields can be admired in late August

August in Cape Town is still winter time, but this is also a great time venture out of town and see the the colourful fields of wild flowers in bloom. If you do not want to drive far, just experience the dunes in bloom along the Western Seabord.

There will still be rainy and colder days, however, we often experience warm sunny days during August as well. And much is to explore in the Cape: exhibitions, concerts, festivals and arts performances will keep you busy and warm!

Remember, Thursday 9 August, is Women's Day - a public holiday. This day will be celebrated with various events and many Capetonians might use this day off for a long weekend exploring the Cape. 

Now here is a selection of great events and activities in the Mother City in May. Enjoy winter in the Mother City!


Cape Town Events in August 2019

Fiddler on the Roof

  • Musical theatre
  • Until 3 August 2019
  • Somerset West: Playhouse Theatre
  • More info.

Dance Umbrella Africa Fringe

  • Dance performances
  • Until 3 August 2019
  • Cape Town: Artscape Theatre 
  • Tickets: From R140. More info.

101 Hits

  • Musical concert
  • Until 4 August 2019
  • Durbanville: Barnyard Theatre
  • More info.

Here is to You! Simon & Garfunkel Songbook

  • Musical show with classical hits
  • Until 17 August 2019
  • Camps Bay: Theatre on the Bay
  • Tickets: From R150.  More info.

First Thursdays

  • Open night/exhibitions/galleries
  • 1 August 2019
  • various events in Cape Town
  • More info.

Prime Circle - Innocence Tour

  • Musical concert
  • 2 August 2019
  • Durbanville: Barnyard Theatre
  • More info.

Lipton Cup Challenge

  • Sports event - Yacht race
  • 4 - 10 August 2019
  • Cape Town: Royal Yacht Club
  • More info.

Tankiso Live: The Audacity to be

  • Musical performances
  • 6 - 17 August 2019
  • Cape Town: Baxter Theatre
  • Tickets: R120. More info.

Women's Humanity Walk

  • Women's Day community event
  • 9 August 2019
  • Cape Town: Castle of Good Hope
  • More info.

Soulful Superstars SA Tour

  • Musical concert
  • 22 August 2019
  • Cape Town: Grand West
  • Tickets: R250. More info.

Blisters for Bread Walk

  • Community charity event
  • 25 August 2019
  • Cape Town: Greenpoint Stadium
  • Tickets: R60. More info.


  • Dance and arts performance
  • 25 August 2019
  • Cape Town: Artscape Theatre
  • Tickets: R100. More info.

Events in August | Further Afield

Clanwilliam Wildflower Festival 

  • Annual wildflower festival
  • 23 August - 1 September 2019
  • Clanwilliam, Western Cape
  • Tickets: More info.

Robertson Slow Festival

  • Annual food and wine festival
  • 9 - 11 August 2019
  • Robertson, Western Cape
  • More info.

Hopefield Fynbos Show

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

Cape Town Events in August for Kids

School Arts Festival

  • Drama festival
  • 12 - 29 August 2019
  • Cape Town: Artscape Theatre
  • Tickets: From R45. More info.

Kipper and the Story Book

  • Vlooi en die Storieboek (Afrikaans Children's Theatre)
  • 12 August 2019
  • Cape Town: Artscape Theatre
  • Tickets: From R55. More info

Sleeping Beauty

  • Cape Town ballet family show
  • 17 - 31 August 2019
  • Cape Town: Artscape Theatre
  • Tickets: R180. More info.

Do you know of an event in August the Cape Town area which is 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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