Events in Johannesburg
Soweto Beer Festival (November)
This festival, held at the end of November in the township of Soweto, has over forty brands of beer from around the world to be sampled with some of the finest local food. Visitors are able to experience the vibrancy of this colourful township and enjoy performances from local artists and performers.
Jozi Book Fair (September)
At the end of September at the Central Johannesburg College, the Jozi Book Fair runs for two days and promotes South African literature. Numerous live readings, workshops, lectures and discussions can be attended and each year a distinguished guest is invited.
Joy of Jazz Festival (September)
Mid-September sees this annual jazz festival, which is now 19 years old, showcasing South African artists and international jazz figures. There are roughly 35 performances on four stages, over the course of three days, with thousands of visitors each year.
Arts Alive Festival (September)
This festival has been running for 24 years. During the first two weeks in September, it hosts theatre, literature, poetry, traditional dance and music from artists around the globe. Performances and concerts are held in all different types of venues throughout the city and caters to a wide range of tastes. With artists from all over the world, there is something to please everyone in this multinational festival.