First Saturdays each month, 8:15-10am at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Drive, Newlands. Dates in 2016-17: June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4.
March 31 - April 1, 2017, Cape Town Intl Convention Centre. Events typically inckude: Greenmarket Sq free concert; photo exhibits/ fashion fest/ pre-parties. Main event artists performances. See lineup as announced on their website:
April 26 - May 1, 2017 in Knsyna + Cape Town. Six days of shows, entertainment, mini-market + flamboyant fun. Shows, beauty pageants, art exhibits, all-night parties, Saturday street parade with floats + street performances + after party. Awards for best floats/ pedestrian groups, costume In parade. Mr Gay World, Wigstock Drag Festival and more parties. See website for more:
May 20-27, 2017 - TIGER BAY The Musical - riotous musical set in the docks of Cardiff when coal was king. Aug 17-26 - Wagner’s DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER - a cursed sea captain on a ghostly ship. Nov 23 - Dec 10 - Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE - young prince Tamino learns about the real world.
December 8-11, 2017 at Mopani Lodge, Waverley, Gauteng. Men of all shapes, colors, sizes, and abilities come together to build/ foster a stronger bear community. In past year: 300 bears, cubs, and admirers, poolside games, prizes, shows (Bear Style), Mr BEARFEST contest, karaoke, vendor market, paint ball wars, quad biking, volleyball, excursions. Tickets limited to 300.
Mid-December, 2017 2pm-2am Saturday event - past year at Zip Zap Circus Tent, Founders Garden, Jan Smuts St. The biggest African LGBTQ event of the year! Each year a different theme and a chance to dress outrageously. See website for this year's info:
Late February, 2018. Celebrating cultural diversity and raising awareness for LGBTQI issues in South Africa and across Africa. Highlights typically include parties, parades and protests across the nine-day period. Pride Pink Party at Crew Bar; Cozy Pool Party at The Deck; Women’s Space and Men’s Night at Beaulah Bar, SAT Mardi Gras Carnival 12-8pm at Green Point Urban Park.
March 17, 2018. Carnival + mother of all street parades. Streets light up with colour, music and dance, celebratiing South African identity; showcasing diverse communities and cultures. Green Point Fan Walk food and crafts from 3pm. Saturday 7pm Parade with 2,000+ costumed performers/ musicians on Fan Walk, with magical floats/ vibrant dance routines; followed by thumping street party.