9 Events in Garden Route

Explore our Garden Route Events and Festivals Calendar to see which popular festivals or events are taking place during your planned visit to the Garden Route. From sporting events to food and wine fairs, the Garden Route is host to a multitude of festivals that take place all year round. Make your holiday in the Garden Route 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.

Annual Festivals / Arts & Culture / Outdoor Events

Leisure Isle Festival

Where? Knysna
When? 9-10 November 2019

Every year, the Leisure Isle Festival brings the artists and crafters together in a fun-filled weekend for the whole family to enjoy. Visitors can taste homemade ...

Outdoor Events / Charity Events / Annual Festivals

Eden Kite Festival

Where? Sedgefield
When? 15-16 December 2019

Since this event was established in 2015, it has continued to grow in support and a really fun vibe. The Eden Kite Festival celebrates the power of the wind and the ...

Annual Festivals / Arts & Culture

Knysna Literary Festival

Where? Knysna
When? 6-8 March 2020

Come and join in this year's Knysna Literary Festival. This town is a mix of culture with a rich and colourful history. Not only does the festival celebrate the ...

Music Festivals / Arts & Culture / Annual Festivals

Klein Karoo National Arts Festival

Where? Oudtshoorn
When? 24-29 March 2020

Klein Karoo Arts Festival (KKNK) is an Afrikaans arts and culture festival in the Karoo town of Oudtshoorn. Ten years after the first festival, the KKNK starts its ...

Annual Festivals / Charity Events / Outdoor Events

Knysna Speed Festival

Where? Knysna
When? 7-10 May 2020

The Knysna Speed Festival welcomes you to Knysna, the heart of the Garden Route. Knysna Speed Festival is sure to entertain any and all speed lovers from all across ...

Outdoor Events / Food & Wine / Entertainment

Pink Loerie Mardi Gras

Where? Knysna
When? 12-16 June 2020

This very popular and highly colourful celebration is always a highlight on the international Gay Calendar. The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras offers four days of non-stop ...

Outdoor Events / Food & Wine / Entertainment

Knysna Oyster Festival

Where? Knysna
When? 19-28 June 2020

Knysnas Oyster Festival has been a roaring success since 1983, when it was still called the Knysna Winter Festival. Since then, it has grown and evolved into a ...

Sporting Events

Knysna Cycle Tour

Where? Knysna
When? 20-21 June 2020

Every year, the magnificent Garden Route hosts the Knysna Cycle Tour; an event for the whole family to enjoy. This is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Knysna, ...

Sporting Events / Marathons & Half Marathons / Annual Festivals

Knysna Forest Marathon

Where? Knysna
When? 29 June 2020

The Knysna Forest Marathon is held annually during the Knysna Oyster Festival and is always a great success. Participants can take place in either the 42.2km ...

Garden Route as a destination

Tourist regions

Garden Route, Surrounding Towns, Tsitsikamma

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