Festivals in JohannesburgEdit This
Johannesburg, also known as "Joburgh," is the hub of urban living in South Africa. Joburgh is rich in culture and entertainment, and is the host of many festive activities throughout the year. The Johannesburg Festivals below listed by the American seasons when they occur.
Winter (Johanessburg's Summer)
During the winter season, Johannesburg hosts the International Mozart Festival, a commemorative celebration of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This celebration is held during the last week in January and continues through the first week of February. The focus of this festival is to educate and entertain attendees about the classical music genre. Local and international artist and composers conduct nightly symphony, recital, and chamber concerts. This celebration also includes a symposium that encompass a wide variety of musical genres. There is an admission fee to attend this event, and tickets can be purchased though computicket.com.
Spring (Johannesburg's Fall)
The Rand Show is one of Johannesburg biggest festivals. It is an eleven-day, fun-filled family event that includes a circus and several talent shows, exhibits, and competitions. This festival is held during the Easter holiday season and includes an Easter egg hunt. Attendees can also enjoy an amusement park atmosphere, complete with thrilling rides and games. The Rand Show provides something for everyone and is an ideal attraction for tourists. This festival festival requires an admission fee, so for ticket information, go to computicket.com.
The Oyster and Wine Food Festival is another spring event hosted in Johannesburg.This event is conducted during the first week in May. Attendees can sample dishes, and enjoy music and wine tasting during this five-day event. Entry into the festival is free, but there is a fee to sample food and wine. Visit www.brightwartercommons.co.za for more information about this event.
Summer (Johanesburg's Winter)
If film is an interest of yours, the Encounters International Documentary Festival is an event to enjoy. This is a ten-day event held during the month of June that showcases films from around the world. Attendees can also attend workshops for experienced as well as novice filmmakers. The goal of this festival is to promote South African film. For price information, visit the festival's web page at www.encounters.com.
The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival is conducted during the last week in august. This annual event showcases artists from South Africa and around the world at different venues around Johannesburg. There are fees associated with this event, so visit the event web page at www.standardbankjazz.co.za.
Fall (Jahnnesburg's Spring)
In the fall, the Arts Alive Festival is a month-long celebration during September. This event offers music, poetry, theater, comedy, and dance, and occurs at various venues. This festival offers something for everyone. Visit www.artsalive.co.za for more information.
Woodstock is South Africa's largest music festival, and is held at Riversands Farm just outside Johannesburg. This four-day event is conducted during the last week of October and showcases popular South African artists. For more information about this event, go to the Woodstock website at www.woodstock.co.za.
April 03, 2010 change by carter06
Woodstock takes place annually at the end of September Hartbeespoort. The event features over fifty top south african bands, dance deejays, extreme sports and weekend campaing. www.woodstock.co.za