Tri-Nations and Super 14 Rugby matches at Ellis Park and Loftus Versfeld; the Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates Soweto Derby at Soccer City; international Standard Bank Cricket at the Wanderers are the main sporting events in Gauteng!
2Absa Soweto Festival
Staged to co-incide with Heritage Day in September, this lifestyle festival showcases travel, arts, property, hi-tech toys, furniture, health and beauty
3The Joburg Easter Festival, Johannesburg
Held in April at Nasrec, The Joburg Easter Festival show is a wonderful lifestyle showcase including expos, goods for the home (at discount prices), sporting events, and some wonderful live music.
4Winex Show, Johannesburg
Each year in the spring (September, October) this wine festival brings together 200 or more of the country’s leading wine estates – a must for wine-lovers.
5Joy of Jazz Festival
Takes place in late August (mainly) in the Newtown area, and features greats like Hugh Masekela and a line-up of leading international jazz figures.
6Chinese New Year
A delightful celebration that takes place in February each year in Jozi’s original Chinatown (Downtown Johannesburg) and showcases dragon dancing, martial arts, fireworks and fantastic Chinese food.
Decorex is an annual interior design fair held in Midrand over five days that showcases the latest trends and products. Its sibling event is the Design Indaba that celebrates new innovations, emerging designers and trendspotters.
8SA Fashion Week
Held in August in Sandton, Johannesburg, it provides a platform for the country’s leading designers to show off their latest designs and inspirations.
9FNB Dance Umbrella
Runs for 22 days during February and March and produces extraordinary performances and highlights local and some international dance talent.
1046664 World Aids Day Concert
On World Aids Day, December 1st, 46664 World Aids Day Concert brings international and local musicians together to stage a concert that raises awareness and funds.