Exciting Events in Cape Town This February 2024

Events in Cape Town

Here’s to a line-up of great events in Cape Town this February! Though it is the shortest month of the year, February is jam-packed with a diverse variety of experiences for everybody to enjoy.

Despite being the month of love, the events in Cape Town this February go beyond romance, with experiences of all sorts that can be enjoyed with your partner, your friends, your family, or by yourself if you choose.

Book now for these musical events, yacht parties, plays, comedy specials, and so much more.

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Reimagining Heritage, Archives & Museums 2024

What to expect: An exciting new convention of interesting talks, art exhibition walkabout, museum visits and more!

The first edition of Reimagining Heritage, Archives and Museums showcase is bringing art, culture, politics and museums in Cape Town to the fore with an exciting new discourse surrounding Africanisation in the creative space. The conference runs from 13 to 15 February 2024 at the Homecoming Centre and includes satellite events such as a cocktail evening at Iziko Museum, as well as walkabouts at both the District Six Museum and the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.

Topics on the programme promise a deep dive into important issues around the repair and restitution of art, the challenges and opportunities around archiving precious works, the role of digitisation in heritage preservation, among many others. 

Cost: R500pp for adults and R200pp for students with student card. The rate includes access to all the talks, experiences, and lunch networking events over the 3-day period. Register via website registration page and follow the steps

When: Running from Tuesday, 13 February to Thursday, 15 February 2024
Where: Various venues, Cape Town. See full programme here

See our top talks, shows and events to do at Reimagining Heritage, Archives and Museums 2024


Clifton Yacht Party Cruises

What to expect: Experience life on the ocean wave with Waterfront Charters’ exclusive yacht parties

Every Saturday of the month, you can enjoy fun in the summer sun, good music and beautiful seaboard views. Yacht guests get a party and an experience – a blend of luxury, music, and the enchanting sea.

On the 3rd and 17th February, as the sun dips into the ocean, guests embark on a journey of enchantment aboard an elegant yacht, savouring a complimentary Bacardi Tequila cocktail and feeling the pulse of deep house music by DJ Craig de Sousa.

On the 10th of February, guests cruise towards Clifton Bay while the beats of house music by DJ Dino Moran elevate the atmosphere. Dive into fun and relaxation, soaking in the stunning coastal views.

Finally, cap off the 24th February with a splash at the Clifton Yacht Party. DJ Nyx spins the soundtrack to your sea adventure. Bask in the sun, dance, and mingle in an idyllic oceanic setting.

Cost: R600 – R675pp, book via Waterfront Charters

When: Every Saturday, selected times
Where: Collect your tickets 15 minutes before the cruise at Shop 5, Quay 5, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

See more stunning summer cruise events in Cape Town

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De Grendel Concerts

What to expect: A new selection of live local acts to enjoy as the sun sets on a scenic wine farm

With music artists including Watershed and Sunset Sweatshop gracing the stage, adult attendees can enjoy a glass of wine right from the wine farm itself and may bring their own picnic baskets and chairs.

For those who choose to spend big and purchase the VIP pod, the package comes with ten adult tickets, five VIP parking tickets, five bottles of wine, a table for ten, two parasols, five cheese platters and waiter service.

Cost: R125pp (Kids U/13), R225pp (Adults) or R7 800 (VIP Pod), book via Ticketmaster

When: Sunday, 11 February, Gates open at 2.30pm and performances end at 7.30pm
Where: De Grendel Wine Estate and Restaurant, Plattekloof Road, Panorama, Durbanville Wine Valley

Deacon Blue

Deacon Blue

What to expect: Thirty-five years since their debut single, Dignity, and millions of record sales since, Scottish pop-rock band, Deacon Blue, are digging out all their old 45s – the Top 10s, the favourites, the sing-along rarities – and touring South Africa in February 2024.

The band have always thrived onstage and is set to entrain local crowds with a selection of their hits.

Ross, co-vocalist Lorraine McIntosh, Dougie Vipond (drums), Jim Prime (keyboards), Gregor Philp (guitar) and Lewis Gordon (bass) will breathe new life into well-loved songs like Dignity, Loaded, Wages Day, Real Gone Kid, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, Your Swaying Arms, Twist & Shout, The Hipsters and City Of Love.

Cost: From R595pp (including an additional R35 ticket fee), book via Webtickets

When: Thursday, 22 February, 7pm to 10pm
Where: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town

Read more about Deacon Blue’s upcoming South African tour

Sean Sanby

Jazz with the Sean Sanby Collective

What to expect: A live recording experience of South African jazz and contemporary influences

Immerse yourself in the sonic tapestry of the Sean Sanby Collective live. This inaugural gig of the year promises an evening filled with fresh compositions, including pieces from the band members.

Drawing from a strong South African musical heritage, the music is a blend of traditional SA jazz and contemporary influences that reflect the melting pot of Cape Culture.

The Sean Sanby Collective invites you to witness the creative process in action. As a live recording experience, this event is not just a concert; it’s an opportunity to become a part of the musical journey. Join a night of musical brilliance curated by Rhapsody Studios.

Cost: R100-200pp, book via Quicket.

When: Tuesday, 6 February, 7pm for 7.30pm to 9pm
Where: Erin Hall, 8 Erin Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town

Events in Cape Town

Investec Cape Town Art Fair

What to expect: The 11th edition of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair is here

With over 100 exhibitors, 25,000 visitors, and 6,500 VIPs, the annual Cape Town Art Fair is one of the leading events in Cape Town that offers a platform for galleries, collectors, curators and artists from around the globe to create connections at the forefront of contemporary art.

The theme for the curated sections of the 2024 edition of the fair is Unbound, aiming to break free from constrictive narratives and focus on emerging, diverse ‘unbound’ voices as a catalyst for creating new possibilities.

Fabulous first-time features join the lineup of favourite talks, walkabouts, parties, tours and opportunities to explore the Mother City’s art ecosystem.

Cost: R150-R260pp for a day pass | R370pp to R510pp for a weekend pass, book via Webtickets

When: Running daily from 16 to 18 February, 11am to 7pm
Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town

Burlesque show in Cape Town

Baddies Burlesque Show at The Armchair

What to expect: A no-holds-barred showcase of a variety of Burlesque styles

BADDIE is an anything-goes, Not Safe for Work (NSFW), no themes, no style restrictions, no rules badass monthly Burlesque experience. From Burly Babies to Burly Legends, this intimate monthly show is where burlesque boundaries are tested, envelopes pushed and glass ceilings shattered.

Guests can expect to see a variety of burlesque styles – including classic, comedic and political. ANYTHING can and will happen.

Cost: R (standing) – R220pp (seated), book via Quicket

When: Sunday, 10 February, 7pm to 10pm
Where: Armchair Theatre, 135 Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town

Comedian Russell Peters

Russell Peters Live

What to expect: Canadian comedian Russell Peters brings his unique brand of humour back to South Africa for a 3-city tour around the country.

Peters has solidified his place in the comedy Hall of Fame with his unparalleled ability to connect with diverse audiences. From his early days performing in local clubs to becoming a global sensation.

Known for his keen observations of cultural differences and the quirks that make each community unique, audiences can look forward to an interactive comedy experience and expect him to tackle a range of topics with his signature wit and seasoned storytelling.

Cost: R350-R1500pp (dependent on seating choice) | R3500 for a seat and meet and greet, book via Ticketmaster

When: Sunday, 11 February, 6pm
Where: Grand Arena, Grand West, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood, Cape Town


International Public Art Festival

What to expect: The 8th edition of the International Public Art Festival (IPAF) is set to transform the streets of Cape Town into a vibrant canvas of public art and community engagement.

Art enthusiasts can enjoy a unique artistic atmosphere, collaborative installations, chill zones with food trucks and workshops for all ages.

Guided and self-guided street art tours will also be the highlight of the day as attendees discover the stories behind existing urban art and witness new murals being created live by international and local street artists. The festival partners with key experts from different creative spheres to produce unprecedented public art collaborations.

Innovative large-scale public art and placemaking will be a platform to strengthen ties, connect communities and create new alliances. The festival also includes kids’ art workshops and art in the park sessions for senior art enthusiasts.

Cost: Free-R150pp, book via Quicket

When: Running daily from 14-18 February, 9am to 4.30pm
Where: The Company’s Garden and throughout Cape Town CBD

Opera UCT Season LaunchOperaUCT Season Launch

What to expect:  A selection of solos, duets and choruses from some of South Africa’s best up-and-coming operatic talent.

At the beginning of the new academic year, Opera UCT is delighted to present a concert of operatic highlights sung by the cream of young South African vocal talent, and to unveil its plans for the forthcoming 2024 season.

Directed and accompanied by Opera UCT Director, Prof Jeremy Silver.

Cost: R50-R120pp, book via Webtickets

When: 27 February, 7pm
Where: Baxter Concert Hall, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town

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Shakespeare & Opera at Maynardville Open-Air Theatre

It’s Maynardville season again, this year presenting Shakespeare’s timeless masterpiece, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, directed by Geoffrey Hyland and starring Nahum Hughes and Simone Neethling in the title roles.

Against the backdrop of a world consumed by strife, Romeo and Juliet are irresistibly drawn together, driven by a primal force that transcends societal boundaries.

Their love becomes a beacon of hope and a testament to the boundless power of youthful passion. In the face of insurmountable obstacles, they navigate a treacherous path, fuelled by desire, ecstasy, and unwavering determination.

Cost: From R161pp, book via Quicket.

When: From 25 January – 24 February, 8.15pm to 10.15pm
Where: Maynardville Open-Air Theatre, Maynardville Park, Piers Rd, Wynberg, Cape Town

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