18 Events in Eastern Cape

Explore our Eastern Cape Events and Festivals Calendar to see which popular festivals or events are taking place during your planned visit to the Eastern Cape. From sporting events to food and wine fairs, the Eastern Cape is host to a multitude of festivals that take place all year round. Make your holiday in the Eastern Cape a trip to remember by attending a local event or festival. Consider staying overnight or making a weekend of it, with our great selection of accommodation and hotels.

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Event and festival details can change. All event information is published in good faith as supplied by the organisers. Please check with the organisers that the event is happening before making your travel arrangements.

Music Festivals / Arts & Culture / Annual Festivals

Grahamstown National Arts Festival

Where? Grahamstown
When? 25 June to 5 July 2020

The Grahamstown National Arts Festival: Africa's largest and most colourful cultural event offers a choice of the very best of both indigenous and imported talent ...

Exhibitions & Conferences / Annual Festivals

WordFest

Where? Grahamstown
When? 27 June to 7 July 2020

Every year, during the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, the Rhodes University hosts the acclaimed WordFest event. This event is aimed at promoting word-arts ...

Outdoor Events / Sporting Events / Travel & Tourism

Umngazi Pondo Pedal

Where? Port St Johns
When? 15-19 July 2020

An exciting 3-day mountain bike (MTB) challenge - the Umngazi Pondo Pedal - has its cycle on the breathtakingly beautiful Wild Coast. Set over 3 days, ...

Outdoor Events / Food & Wine / Entertainment

Bathurst Country Affair

Where? Bathurst
When? 7-9 August 2020

For all food and wine lovers this year’s Bathurst Country Affair will have you beaming with delight when locals and visitors from all over will come together and ...

Outdoor Events / Sporting Events

Baviaanskloof Trail Run

Where? Baviaanskloof
When? 5 September 2020

Due to Flooding the Baviaanskloof Trail Run will not be held in 2019. Baviaanskloof Trail Run is a 40km single day trail run held in the wilderness area of the ...

Annual Festivals

Loerie Naartjie Festival

Where? Loerie
When? 26 September 2020

As always, the Loerie Naartjie Festival promises a day of family filled fun - on sale will be farm vegetables, pancakes, wors rolls, hamburgers, biltong, home-made ...

Exhibitions & Conferences

The Herald Kids & Baby Expo

Where? Port Elizabeth
When? 3-5 October 2020

The Herald Clover Kids & Baby Expo, the Eastern Cape's biggest family entertainment expo, brings you another exciting and successful event! Celebrating its 8th ...

Outdoor Events / Annual Festivals / Fauna & Flora

Addo Rose Fayre

Where? Addo
When? 10 October 2020

Addo has been synonymous with roses for generations. The Addo Rose Fayre was first held in 2017, replacing the traditional Rose Day and Rose Tea of ...

Fauna & Flora / Annual Festivals

Bedford Garden Festival

Where? Bedford, Eastern Cape
When? 16-18 October 2020

Bedford is noted and takes great pride in it’s beautiful gardens. Roses, many of which are unique to the area, flourish in many a garden. Each year several splendid ...

Annual Festivals / Fauna & Flora

Hogsback Spring Festival

Where? Hogsback
When? 17 October to 8 November 2020

Celebrate Spring with the Hogsback Garden Club and visit their beautiful gardens. A selection of gorgeous gardens and public spaces are open to guests each year for ...

Entertainment / Agricultural Shows

Cradock Agricultural Show

Where? Cradock
When? 23-24 October 2020

Cradock is a thriving agricultural community which specializes in the production of wool and mohair and in cattle farming. Visit the annual Cradock Agricultural ...

Exhibitions & Conferences

African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show

Where? Port Elizabeth
When? 25-26 November 2020

The African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show (better known as the AAMCS) is a fabulous place for the continent’s role players to come together and grow ...

Annual Festivals / Entertainment

New Years Festival of Lights

Where? Nieu-Bethesda
When? 31 December 2020

The New Year’s Eve Lantern parade is a truly inspiring community event run every year by the Centre. A powerful symbol of hope and beauty, the parade crosses ...

Sporting Events

The Herald Cycle Tour

Where? Addo
When? 14-21 February 2021

The Herald Cycle Tour will take place in February with both professional and amateur cyclists testing their strength and expertise on the routes set out in and ...

Marathons & Half Marathons / Sporting Events

Addo Elephant Trail Run

Where? Addo
When? 5-6 March 2021

The Addo Elephant National Park is not only home to some 500 African elephants and a host of other wildlife; it is also the host of the annual Addo Elephant Trail ...

Eastern Cape as a destination

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Amatola, Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape Highlands, Frontier Country, Greater Addo, Karoo Heartland, Port Elizabeth, Sunshine Coast, Tsitsikamma, Wild Coast

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