Cape Town’s Spectacular March Calendar: A Fusion of Activities

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Cape Town has an exciting March calendar, with a diverse range of events such as music festivals, surf competitions, culinary fairs, literature festivals and more. The city showcases its remarkable diversity and energetic spirit with something for everyone, catering to a broad scope of interests and backgrounds. Highlights include Ultra South Africa, Cape Town Cycle Tour, Cape Town Carnival, Red Bull Shay’ iMoto, Cape Town Surf Pro, and the SPAR Women’s Challenge. The city’s eclectic event assortment embodies its multicultural tapestry and dedication to health-conscious living and outdoor pursuits.

What events are happening in Cape Town in March?

Cape Town hosts a diverse range of events in March, from music festivals to cycling races, surf competitions, culinary fairs, literature festivals and more. Highlights include the Southern Mail Wynberg Family Festival, Ultra South Africa, the 2nd Africa Youth Kung Fu Championships, the Cape Town Ramadaan & Lifestyle Expo, the Cape Town Cycle Tour, the Cape Town Ladies Open, Open Book Festival Youth Fest, Absa Cape Epic, Cape Town Carnival, Red Bull Shay’ iMoto, Cape Town Surf Pro, and the SPAR Women’s Challenge.

With its incredible array of events in March, Cape Town showcases itself as a city of remarkable diversity and energetic spirit. The city’s vibrant calendar is packed with cycling races, surf competitions, culinary fairs, literature festivals, and more. The Mother City offers something for everyone, with a myriad of activities that cater to a broad scope of interests and backgrounds.

Festive Kickoff and Diverse Line-Up

The festivities commence with the Southern Mail Wynberg Family Festival, a vibrant three-day event featuring live music, scrumptious food, and exciting carnival rides. Located at Maynardville Park, the festival provides a taste of the myriad of thrilling activities that await throughout the month.

For electronic dance music aficionados, Kenilworth Racecourse is the place to be. It serves as the stage for Ultra South Africa, a music event boasting performances from renowned artists like Skrillex, Afrojack, and Steve Aoki. This event is sure to provide an exhilarating experience for attendees.

Adding to the city’s eclectic event assortment, over 300 martial artists are set to showcase their abilities at the 2nd Africa Youth Kung Fu Championships at Fairbairn College in Goodwood. This distinctive event focuses on physical prowess and artistic expression, embodying the city’s diverse event catalog.

Culinary Endeavours and Sporting Feats

For those with a passion for food and culture, there’s the Cape Town Ramadaan & Lifestyle Expo. This three-day celebration held at the Oude Molen Technical High School highlights the Muslim community’s delectable cuisine, rich culture, and unique products. A sensory feast, the event contributes to the city’s multicultural tapestry.

“We want residents and visitors alike to participate in and support these events. We appreciate the many event organizers who choose Cape Town,” commented Alderman JP Smith, the Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security.

In the subsequent weeks, the city serves as host to the largest timed cycle race in the world, the [Cape Town Cycle Tour](https://capetown.today/the-cape-town-cycle-tour-a-scenic-odyssey-in-africas-jewel-city/). More than 30,000 cyclists are expected to participate, underscoring the city’s dedication to health-conscious living and outdoor pursuits.

Alongside the cycling race, the Cape Town Ladies Open takes place, providing a stage for local and international female golfers to showcase their skills and gain professional circuit experience.

Literature, Adventure, and Cultural Heritage

The [Open Book Festival Youth Fest](https://capetown.today/open-book-festival-an-annual-literary-celebration-that-promotes-dynamic-conversations/) celebrates literature and creative expression. An offshoot of the original Open Book Festival, it offers interactive workshops and engaging author sessions, providing a dynamic platform for nurturing a love of literature among the youth.

The [Absa Cape Epic](https://capetown.today/the-unforgettable-echo-of-south-african-gospel-joyous-celebration-choir/), the leading mountain bike stage race globally, also features on the city’s eventful calendar. Beginning in Cape Town and passing through four Western Cape towns before concluding in Stellenbosch, this event attracts over 1,000 riders for eight days of relentless action.

The Cape Town Carnival, a vibrant display of the city’s cultural heritage, involves thousands of performers in extravagant floats and costumes. The 2024 edition, themed “lekker,” is set to provide a visual and cultural feast for spectators.

Motorsport, Surfing, and Empowering Women

The thrilling fusion of motorsport and stunt work at the Red Bull Shay’ iMoto takes place this month, with elite spinners competing at Century City. Simultaneously, the [Cape Town Surf Pro](https://capetown.today/wavescape-surf-ocean-festival-an-artivistic-celebration-and-ocean-charity-fundraiser/) provides a platform for local athletes to compete in the international surf arena.

Capping off the month’s events is the Cape Town leg of the SPAR Women’s Challenge. This run/walk event expects over 10,000 participants to traverse the streets of Green Point, Sea Point, and Mouille Point.

March in Cape Town is truly a reflection of the city’s spirited and diverse culture, reverberating with the energy and enthusiasm of its residents and visitors. Each event uniquely captures the essence of the Mother City, epitomizing the fact that Cape Town is indeed a city that stands apart.

What kind of events can be found in Cape Town in March?

Cape Town’s March calendar offers a diverse range of events such as music festivals, surf competitions, culinary fairs, literature festivals, and more. The events cater to a broad scope of interests and backgrounds, showcasing the city’s remarkable diversity and energetic spirit.

What are some of the highlights of Cape Town’s March events?

Some of the notable events happening in Cape Town in March include Ultra South Africa, Cape Town Cycle Tour, Cape Town Carnival, Red Bull Shay’iMoto, Cape Town Surf Pro, and the SPAR Women’s Challenge.

What is the Southern Mail Wynberg Family Festival?

The Southern Mail Wynberg Family Festival is a vibrant three-day event featuring live music, scrumptious food, and exciting carnival rides. It serves as a festive kickoff to Cape Town’s March calendar.

What is the Absa Cape Epic?

The Absa Cape Epic is the leading mountain bike stage race globally, beginning in Cape Town and passing through four Western Cape towns before concluding in Stellenbosch. The event attracts over 1,000 riders for eight days of relentless action.

What is the Cape Town Carnival?

The Cape Town Carnival is a vibrant display of the city’s cultural heritage, involving thousands of performers in extravagant floats and costumes. The event showcases the multicultural tapestry of Cape Town and attracts both locals and visitors.

What is the SPAR Women’s Challenge?

The SPAR Women’s Challenge is a run/walk event that takes place in Cape Town, expecting over 10,000 participants to traverse the streets of Green Point, Sea Point, and Mouille Point. The event aims to empower women and promote healthy living.

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