Choose your country and language:

Africa

  • Global
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • DRC
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

Americas

  • USA
  • Argentina
  • Brazil

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Australia

Europe

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
Back
Eastern Cape

You are only

0 HOURS

away

Events

Grahamstown National Arts Festival

From R50

29 June - 9 July 2017
Arts
Entertainment
Culture
Family
Kids
Overview

TThe National Arts Festival is an important event on the South African cultural calendar, and the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent. It has become the home for artists from different corners of the creative world. Whether you are a dancer, musician, painter or a mere art lover, the Grahamstown National Arts Festival is where you belong. From theatre to dance, opera to cabaret, fine art to craft art, classical music to jazz, poetry readings to lectures, every art form imaginable is represented in one of the most diverse festivals in the world.

For 11 days every year, the Eastern Cape town of Grahamstown transforms from a sleepy haven of academics, students and entrepreneurs into the heart of South Africa’s arts scene.

Disclaimer

Information was correct at time of publication. Please visit the establishment’s own online platforms for most recent updates.

Location

Experiences picked for you

R 600

International Jazz Extravaganza

Vibrant culture
R 600

International Jazz Extravaganza

The International Jazz Extravaganza is a platform that showcases all the greats of jazz music. The line-up is usually filled with a combination of international acts and local jazz legends.

R 500

Turbine Art Fair

Vibrant culture
R 500

Turbine Art Fair

The Turbine Fair is an annual art fair that seeks to promote new work and talent all while establishing an art audience and collector base.

Photo & Film Expo

Vibrant culture

Photo & Film Expo

The Photo & Film Expo is the largest photography event in Africa, with over 400 brands under one roof.

Macufe

Vibrant culture

Macufe

Macufe is a cultural-based festival that showcases a wide range of African arts and culture to the world.

R 50

Grahamstown National Arts Festival

Vibrant culture
R 50

Grahamstown National Arts Festival

The National Arts Festival is an important event on the South African cultural calendar, and the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent.

Free State Flower Festival

Vibrant culture

Free State Flower Festival

The Free State Flower Festival – scheduled to take place in Parys, a small, vibrant town on the banks of the Vaal River – will be the flower event of the year.

Mountain biking and the Owl Route

Vibrant culture

Mountain biking and the Owl Route

The Owl Route is a 50km U-shaped dirt road in the Eastern Cape province, best explored by bicycle.

History and culture in Polokwane

Vibrant culture

History and culture in Polokwane

In Polokwane, history and culture offer insight into this modern city.

Enjoy the classic and the contemporary at Oliewenhuis Art Museum

Vibrant culture

Enjoy the classic and the contemporary at Oliewenhuis Art Museum

The Oliewenhuis Art Museum may be called a “museum”, but it's really an art experience – gallery, restaurants, gardens and all!

Take a stroll down Route 67 and explore Port Elizabeth’s rich heritage.

Vibrant culture

Take a stroll down Route 67 and explore Port Elizabeth’s rich heritage.

Port Elizabeth's urban-based Route 67 is one of the most exciting and creative of South Africa's inner-city developments.

Oudtshoorn - The capital of the Klein Karoo

Vibrant culture

Oudtshoorn - The capital of the Klein Karoo

Inland from the Cape’s famous Garden Route, over breathtakingly beautiful mountain passes, magnificent red rocks and the wide open spaces of the Klein Karoo, you’ll find Oudtshoorn – once known internationally as the ostrich capital of the world

Gain some perspective at the Mandela Capture Site

Vibrant culture

Gain some perspective at the Mandela Capture Site

The sculpture both affects and is affected by the surrounding landscape, visually shifting throughout the day.

Uncover a “new” ancient history at Mapungubwe

Vibrant culture

Uncover a “new” ancient history at Mapungubwe

South African history goes further back than you think.

Walk through South Africa’s history in Pretoria, the capital city

Vibrant culture

Walk through South Africa’s history in Pretoria, the capital city

Welcome to South Africa’s capital city.

Walk in the footsteps of our ancient ancestors at the Cradle of Humankind

Vibrant culture

Walk in the footsteps of our ancient ancestors at the Cradle of Humankind

Have you ever wondered where we, human beings, came from? What led to this evolutionary revolution on Planet Earth? All of the answers can be found in one place: the Cradle of Humankind.

Rock out at South Africa’s largest music festival – Oppikoppi

Vibrant culture

Rock out at South Africa’s largest music festival – Oppikoppi

For over 20 years, this gathering of South Africa’s music elite has become an essential pilgrimage for music lovers

March through history on the Battlefields Route

Vibrant culture

March through history on the Battlefields Route

If you’re a history buff, particularly military history, then the Battlefields Route in the Free State province will take you on a journey through the sites of some of the fiercest battles in South African history.

Remembering the past at the Voortrekker Monument

Vibrant culture

Remembering the past at the Voortrekker Monument

The Voortrekker Monument commemorates the epic exodus of disillusioned Boers from the Cape into the interior.

Polokwane Art Museum - Gallery for Venda, Tsonga and Pedi Art

Vibrant culture

Polokwane Art Museum - Gallery for Venda, Tsonga and Pedi Art

The Polokwane Art Museum has over 1000 artworks, including an extensive collection of paintings and sculptures by Venda, Pedi and Tsonga artists, many of which explore the region’s rich mythology.

South Africa and its jazz scene

Vibrant culture

South Africa and its jazz scene

Jazz fans from around the world appreciate the skill and vibrant talent of South African jazz musicians.

Experience vibrant township life and immerse yourself in Soweto

Vibrant culture

Experience vibrant township life and immerse yourself in Soweto

Experience vibrant township life and immerse yourself in Soweto.

Voting Line sculpture – a symbol of the1994 elections

Vibrant culture

Voting Line sculpture – a symbol of the1994 elections

Walking around the Voting Line sculpture, you get the true sense of the Rainbow Nation of South Africa.

Pretoria Art Museum - a poignant collection of local art

Vibrant culture

Pretoria Art Museum - a poignant collection of local art

The Pretoria Art Museum’s collection policy has always focused on establishing a representative collection of local art.

Copyright © 2017 South African Tourism | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Terms and conditions