Summer fun: 10 events to catch at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront

Cape Town — With summer well upon us, outdoors in the Cape Town sunshine is the place to be. V&A Waterfront visitors can take full advantage of the glorious weather harbour-side this summer with a jam-packed line-up of outdoor entertainment and activities for everyone to enjoy at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.


13 to 17 January  - The Zip Zap Circus returns to the Waterfront in January, holding daily performances at the Amphitheatre. Zip Zap performers are sure to bewitch audiences with their acrobatic, trapeze and contortion skills in their daily performances between 4 to 5pm.

16 January - Famous rock classics like you’ve never heard them before will engulf the V&A Amphitheatre, with party, rock, mash-up act the Rockerfellas taking to the stage at 6.30pm. Known for delivering famous rock classics at lightning speed in unique, mashed-up formats, audiences can expect a lot of smoke on stage, spandex, sing-a-long, and, importantly, fun!

16 January  - The first Summer Sessions performance of 2016 belongs to Al Bairre, an indie-pop band with a classical twist that will perform at the V&A Amphitheatre. Hailing from Cape Town itself, the talented locals combine cello, violin, keys, bass and guitar in their music, creating a sound they call ‘Classic Indie Finger Pop’. Having toured the country and opened for acts like The Hives, Al Bairre received two MK Awards and returned to Cape Town to entertain locals.

29 January - The Habitat for Humanity Cyclathon begins at the V&A Amphitheatre on Friday, at 5pm, finishing a full 25 hours later the following day at 6pm. The proceeds of the hourly raffles will go to the Habitat for Humanity organisation.

31 January - Gearing up for the full carnival performance this coming March, V&A Waterfront visitors can get a taste of the iconic Cape Town Carnival from the Carnival entertainers themselves, with Teaser Performances and Mini Parades scheduled at the V&A Waterfront for Summer. Catch the first teaser performance on Sunday, at the V&A Amphitheatre from 4 to 5pm.


1 February  - Entertainment from the Cape Town Carnival team continues in February, with Teaser Performances scheduled for Monday from 4pm – 5pm, Saturday, 6 February from 4 to 5pm, as well as for Valentine’s Day on Sunday, 14 February, from 6 to 7pm, building up to a Cape Town Carnival Mini Parade from Quay 6 to the Watershed on Saturday, 27 February at 4pm.

Beginning 6 February - The Cape Town International Jazz Festival takes over Cape Town in the month of love, with eclectic elements coming to the V&A Waterfront to treat visitors. Jazz Festival CSI Performances will be held at the Amphitheatre throughout February.  

27 February - The month ends with some musical entertainment from the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and Arno Carstens at the Amphitheatre. The Youth Wind and Junior Ensembles from the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra will take to the stage on Saturday, from 7 to 8pm to rouse audiences with their beautiful symphonies.

28 February  - The final V&A Summer Sessions performance of the season will see former Springbok Nude Girls singer and current solo artist Arno Carstens rocking out with audiences at the Amphitheatre on Sunday, from 7pm. Having released an astounding 11 studio albums and shared a stage with international legends such as U2 and the Rolling Stones, audiences can be assured that Carstens knows how to rock n roll.

MARCH 2016

5 March - will see the V&A Waterfront in the full swing of the Cape Town Carnival spirit, with a Teaser Performance and two Mini Parades on the cards. V&A visitors can enjoy a Teaser Performance at the Amphitheatre Saturday, from 6 to 7pm.

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