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Take a look at the events happening this month and make the choice now on which ones not to miss later.

Knysna Oyster Festival

Start: 07/06/2012 
End: 07/15/2012

Entrance Fee: Free

Contact: Festival Manager Nicci Rousseau-Schmidt

What to expect: The annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is one of South Africa's most popular festivals with huge appeal for sports lovers, families and those in search of a great party! More than 100 exciting events ranging from cycling, running and adventure races to wine and whisky tastings and gala evenings, are expected to draw about 65 000 people to the beautiful Garden Route town over the 10 days of the festival

Sunday Times Eastern Bridal Fair

Start: 07/13/2012 
End: 07/15/2012

Entrance Fee: Free

Contact: Telephone +27 (0)31 3039200

What to expect:Fashion stores, jewellers, beauticians, decorators, Mehendi artists, printers, hair stylists, florists, caterers, luggage, equipment rentals, Manda providers, lighting and sound pros, wedding services, photography and video, travel and tour, law firms, and medical practitioners.

The event will be held at the Durban Exhibition Centre 11 Wallnut Road

Rooftop Classics at the Daddy

Start: 07/16/2012 
End: 07/30/2012

Entrance Fee: R60-R150

Contact: +27 (0) 21 424 7247 or

What to expect: Flamigoers' can choose from different ticket options. Stay `old school' and for R60 per person you'll enjoy the movie, a welcome drink, popcorn and a bag of old-fashioned sweets. Choose the Gourmet Foodie option for R150 per person sharing, and get stuck into a picnic basket filled with delectable delights.South Africa's only rooftop cinema is also available for exclusive bookings and perfect for any special occasion.

Event to be held at Grand Daddy Hotel in Long Street, Cape Town.

Paarl Mall Bridal Fair

Start: 07/27/2012

End: 07/29/2012

Entrance Fee: Free entrance

Contact: Cheryl Wade Events on +27 (0)21 914-2852:

What to expect: Plan your dream wedding,  find everything you need to plan your very special day. Stroll past fabulous bridal displays, pop into your favourite shop, stop for coffee and add to your shopping enjoyment.

Event to be held at Paarl Mall cnr New Vlei Street and Jones Street, Suider Paarl
Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa.

Limpopo Wine Show 2012

Start: 07/27/2012

End: 07/28/2012

Entrance Fee: TBA

Contact: +27 11 482-5936

What to expect:The sixth Limpopo Wine Show takes place at the Meropa Casino & Entertainment. Presented by wine authority Michael Fridjhon and the team which organises the country's premier national and regional wine festivals, Polokwane wine lovers will again be treated to a prestigious array of award-winning producers.

Event to be held at  Meropa Casino & Entertainment World, Roodepoort Road, Polokwane.

Tickets can be purchased via Computicket or at the Checkers money markets counters.

Turn Your Swag On

Start: 07/27/2012 
End: 07/28/2012

Entrance: R50-R80


What to expect: Swagger to the live action onstage, rock to the hottest beats and experience an explosive reinvention of the original student night - when UJFM 95.4 and Hunter's present the Hunter's UJFM SWAG NIGHT at Roxy's Melville.Two of South Africa's most in-demand live music performers will hit the stage along with UJFM's best: award-winning DJs to keep the "swag" in full style all night long including UJFM favourite DJ Nandoz. This will be no run-of-the-mill student night - it will be rocking party-night out with superstar attitude to match.

Solutions For A Sustainable Future

Entrance Fee: Free

Contact: or 021 447 4733

What to expect:In the aftermath of COP17, the built environment was again acknowledged as a primary contributor to climate change and a hot spot for accessing mitigation opportunities, but also as a hot spot for adaptive interventions which will be fundamental to creating more climate resilient cities and communities into the future.Commuter bicycles, electric bicycles, self-propelled wheels and straw bale houses - are these the answers to a sustainable, eco-friendly future? These are some of the exciting initiatives that will be discussed at this years fair.

The event will be hosted at the Sandton Convention Center.

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