20 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.

Exhibitions & Conferences

African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show

Where? Port Elizabeth
When? 27-28 November 2019

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 2019

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? 16-23 February 2020

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? 6-8 March 2020

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 ...

Music Festivals / Entertainment / Arts & Culture

Bathurst Agricultural Show

Where? Bathurst
When? 2-5 April 2020

Described by the Land Bank as "the best and only agricultural show in the Eastern Cape", about 200 stand-holders and 20 000 visitors celebrate all things farming in ...

Arts & Culture

Lady Grey Passion Play

Where? Lady Grey
When? 19-21 April 2020

This is a unique production on the African Continent and one of the many highlight on the annual calendar of the Lady Grey Arts Academy. The Lady Grey Passion ...

Agricultural Shows / Entertainment

East London Show

Where? East London
When? 24-27 April 2020

East London Agricultural and Industrial Society, a non profitable organisation sets the platform for all agricultural, industrial, commercial stalls to exhibit ...

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 ...

Outdoor Events / Fauna & Flora / Annual Festivals

Kirkwood Wildlife Festival

Where? Kirkwood
When? 26-28 June 2020

The Kirkwood Wildsfees annually attracts more than 45 000 visitors to picturesque Sundays River Valley in the Eastern Cape. Wildsfees firsts include being the ...

Sporting Events

Rhodes Trail Run

Where? Rhodes
When? 27 June 2020

The Rhodes Trail Run, South Africa's premier trail race, is a 52km event staged in the Southern Drakensberg. The event starts in the hamlet of Rhodes at an altitude ...

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 ...

Eastern Cape as a destination

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