Top Festivals In Pretoria


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 FairIt’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

Pretoria ShowA 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 PrixIt 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 FestivalThis 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 ReconciliationThis 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 FestivalThe 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

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