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Pretoria » Entertainment » Festivals

There is always something to do in Pretoria. As if the fun activities aren’t enough, there are also many festivals throughout the year in Pretoria. From the Jacaranda festival to the Jazz Indaba Festival, there many experiences to live in Pretoria.

Antique and Craft Fair

It’s fairly teeming with historical artefacts. You may stumble on unique pieces and be surprised. Over 150 stalls will leave you with a vast variety of antiques to choose for adorning your home.

Venue: Melrose House
When: May, mid-December
Springbok Vasbyt

You might want to take part or just view this sporting event. Races for walkers and runners are held, that commence from the Voortrekker Monument.

Venue: Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria
When: July
Pretoria Show

A mammoth agricultural show highlights the farmers in the northern part of the country. There are many agricultural competitions and a hoard of interesting exhibitions, relating to the industry. This is an established annual event and is the largest agricultural show in the country.

Venue: Tshwane Events Centre
When: Between August and September
Morula Hotel and Casino Formula 1 Powerboat Grand Prix

It is packed with adrenaline pumping races and is guaranteed to satisfy your craving for a thrilling adventure. Forming a part of the South African Grand Prix Series, this is a sporting event which you do not want to miss!

Venue: Morula Hotel, north of Pretoria
When: September
Jacaranda Festival

This event is held annually when the Jacaranda trees are in full bloom. It is a rainbow of colours with footstalls, markets and entertainment for the whole family. Flea markets, concerts and shows all make up for an entertaining time ahead.

Venue: Throughout Pretoria
When: October
Day of Reconciliation

This day honours the 1838 war between the Zulu and Boer troops. The Voortrekkers took a solemn oath before God to honour the day if they emerged victorious from the battle. This day has been later changed to signify reconciliation and unity. It is a national holiday celebrated throughout the country.

When: 16th December
Jazz Indaba Festival

The Jazz Indaba Festival is gladly anticipated by music lovers and is held four times in a year. Local and international artists come to leave their mark at the festival and couldn’t ask for a more responsive audience.

Venue: Morula Sun or Moretele Park
When: Throughout the year