Johannesburg Calendar – alive in 2010

This is going to be an action packed year for Johannesburg. The usual expos and festivals – plus Fifa World Cup matches!

Events to diarise:

  • 4 – 7 Feb 2010 MPH Motor Show (Coca-Cola Dome)
  • 14 Feb 2010 Chinese New Year (contact the Chinese embassy for details)
  • 25 – 28 Feb 2010 International Fashion Sale (Coca-Cola Dome)
  • 4 – 7 Mar 2010 Hobby-X
  • 27 Feb – 14 Mar 2010 FNB Dance Umbrella
  • Mar 2010 Chocolate Festival & Expo (Gallagher Estate)
  • 26 – 28 Mar 2010 Gardenex (Coca-Cola Dome)
  • 26 – 28 Mar 2010 Joburg Art Fair (Sandton Convention Centre)
  • 31 Mar – 11 Apr 2010 Joburg Easter Festival
  • 16 – 18 Apr 201 World Holiday & Travel Fair  (Coca-Cola Dome)
  • May 2010 The Wine Show (Gallagher Estate)
  • Jun 2010 Extreme Auto Show (Coca-Cola Dome)
  • Jun 2010 Encounters (South African International Documentary Film Festival at Hyde Park NuMetro)
  • Jul 2010 Your Family Creative Craft (Emperor's Palace)
  • 3 – 10 Jul 2010 Football for Hope (Alexandra's N.3 Square)
  • 11 May – 11 Jul 2010 Artists of Africa (Museum Africa)
  • Jul 2010 World of Dogs, Cats and Pets Exhibition (Coca-Cola Dome)
  • 5 – 9 Aug 2010 Decorex (Gallagher Estate)
  •  Aug 2010 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival
  • 27 – 29 Aug 2010 The Women's Show (Coca-Cola Dome)
  • Aug 2010 New Dance Festival (Wits Theatre and The Dance Factory)
  • Sep 2010  Lucky Fish Music Festival (Route 28 Resort in Westonaria)
  • Sep 2010 Out In Africa South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Killarney Mall)
  • Sep 2010 Arts Alive (Newtown Cultural Precinct)
  • Oct 2010 ( Rocking the Gardens (Johannesburg Botanical Gardens)
  • Sep – Oct 2010 Johannesburg Pride
  • Oct 2010 Newtown Diwali Festival
  • Oct 2010 rAge (Coca-Cola Dome)
  • Oct – Nov 2010 Good Food and Wine Show (Coca-Cola Dome)
  • Oct – Nov 2010 AVA Expo (Sandton Convention Centre)
  • Nov 2010  Whisky Live Festival (Sandton Convention Centre)
  • Dec 2010 Christmas Carols (Linder Auditorium)
  • Dec 2010 Gerard Sekoto Youth Festival

FIFA World Cup matches:

  • 11/06 South Africa vs Mexico
  • 12/06 Argentina vs Nigeria
  • 17/06 Argentina vs Korea Republic
  • 18/06 Slovenia vs USA
  • 23/06 Ghana vs Germany
  • 14/06Netherlands vs Denmark
  • 24/06 Slovakia vs Italy
  • 15/06 Brazil vs Korea DPR
  • 20/06 Brazil vs Côte d'Ivoire
  • 21/06 Spain vs Honduras

Plan a day out in Johannesburg to:

  • Maropeng at the Cradle of Humankind
  • Nelson Mandela Square
  • Lesedi Cultural Village
  • The Johannesburg Art Gallery
  • Johannesburg Planetarium
  • The Apartheid Museum
  • Constitution Hill (Braamfontein)
  • Zoo Lake
  • Hector Pietersen Museum (Soweto)
  • Top of Africa at the Carlton Centre
  • Origins Centre (Wits)
  • Newtown
  • Johannesburg Zoo
  • Gold Reef City
  • AECI Dynamite Factory Museum (Kempton Park)
  • South African National Museum of Military History (Close to Joburg Zoo)
  • Adler Museum of Medicine (Wits Medical School)
  • Museum Africa (New Town)
  • James Hall Transport Museum (La Rochelle)
  • Nelson Mandela House (Soweto)
  • South African Airways Museum (Rand Airport)
  • SAB World of Beer (New Town)
  • Bernberg Fashion Museum (Forest Town)
  • Zoology Museum (Wits)
  • Bensusan Museum of Photography (Newtown)
  • Military Museum

Our Readers Comments

  1. Please update your calendar with the Diwali Festival information for 2010. The festival is now officially known as FNB Gauteng Diwali Festival and not Newtown Diwali Festival. It will be held on the 23rd of October, 2010 at Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown. For more information please insert the url as above.

    Naufal Khan, Media Director, FNB Gauteng Diwali Festival

  2. If you are looking forward to a wonderful vacation, you can choose the impressive city of Johannesburg. I recommend the Lion Park in Johannesburg, Mandela Museum and Rissick Street beautiful place to vacation plan.

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