The Vibrant Events that Shape George

March 28, 2024

Picture this, you’re strolling through the lively streets of George, where the air is filled with excitement and the energy is infectious. Here in this gem of the Western Cape, it’s not just a town,  it’s a hub of happenings! From grooving to live music at festivals to indulging in delectable treats at local food markets, George is where the fun never stops.

Let’s take a look at the hips and happenings that make George such a treat!

1. Cultural Festivals

George boasts a rich cultural heritage, celebrated through a variety of festivals and events throughout the year. From traditional dance performances to art exhibitions, these events showcase the diversity and creativity of the local community.

We cannot discuss cultural events without mentioning probably one of the biggest in South Africa, the KKNK.

The Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) holds a special place in the heart of South Africa, not just as a cultural festival but as a celebration of the nation’s rich history and diverse heritage. Beyond the colourful displays of art, music, and theatre, the festival represents a collective expression of South Africa’s resilience, unity, and cultural pride. 

It occurs annually in the Klein Karoo and is a time when people from different backgrounds gather to celebrate their shared heritage, fostering a sense of belonging and understanding among communities.

2. Music and Performing Arts

For music lovers and performing arts enthusiasts, George offers a diverse array of events showcasing local talent and international acts. From intimate concerts in cosy venues to large-scale music festivals, there’s no shortage of entertainment options for music enthusiasts of all ages.

Like Pieter-Dirk Uys’s stand-up special “SELL-BY-DATE”, which will be gracing George once again on 4 April. Pieter is known for his unparalleled one-person performances, and this show promises a delightful array of characters, both comedic and thought-provoking. 

From uproarious laughter to moments that make you ponder the state of our world, his newest offering guarantees a rollercoaster ride of emotions. And remember, just like fine wine, Pieter’s sell-by date doesn’t mean he’s past his prime, he’s here to entertain and inspire for years to come! Don’t miss out on this unforgettable evening of wit and wisdom.

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3. Food and Wine Experiences

Indulge your senses with the culinary delights of George’s food and wine events, where gastronomy takes centre stage. From gourmet food markets to wine tastings, these events offer a feast for the senses, showcasing the region’s finest flavours and ingredients.

Explore the vibrant flavours of George at the Outeniqua Family Market, every Saturday from 8am to 2pm. Immerse yourself in a bustling atmosphere featuring over 150 food and craft stalls. From farm-fresh produce to international cuisine, sweet delights, and artisanal gifts, there’s something to satisfy every taste bud and shopping desire. 

Enjoy live entertainment as you browse, with ample undercover seating, top-notch ablution facilities, and secure parking ensuring a comfortable experience for all. And for the little ones, the fun never ends with exciting activities like Boere train rides, pedal cars, pony cycle adventures, face painting, bunnies to pet, sand art, and a sprawling play park.

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4. Outdoor and Adventure Activities

For outdoor enthusiasts seeking adrenaline-pumping adventures, George offers a plethora of outdoor events and activities set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Garden Route. From trail runs to outdoor markets, there’s no shortage of opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the region.

Speaking of adventure & adrenaline, from April 26-28 you can mark your calendars for the upcoming Garden Route Family Expo, happening from April 26-28, 2024! Formerly known as the Garden Route 4×4 Expo, this event promises an exhilarating experience for the whole family, especially with our exciting Kids Zone taking centre stage. 

Bring your little ones to explore a playground of imagination, complete with soaring jumping castles and a thrilling Kiddies Cycling Track, ensuring a safe and enjoyable ride for all budding cyclists.

 Don’t miss out on this incredible family adventure located at Route R327 Bartelsfontein, Mossel Bay. 
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5. Sporting Events

In George, South Africa, sports aren’t just games; they’re an integral part of the community’s fabric, fostering unity, pride, and camaraderie. From adrenaline-pumping rugby matches at Outeniqua Park to exhilarating cricket fixtures and dynamic soccer showdowns, sports events in George bring people together like nothing else. 

And speaking of rugby, get ready to cheer your heart out as hometown heroes, the Phangela SWD Eagles take on the defending Currie Cup 1st Division Champs, Boland Cavaliers at the Outeniqua Rugby Stadium on April 13, 2024, from 13:00 to 16:00! It’s going to be an epic showdown filled with thrilling tackles, exciting tries, and electrifying moments that will keep you on the edge of your seat. 

So grab your friends and family, don your team colours, and head over to the stadium for an unforgettable afternoon of rugby action. Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of the excitement as these two teams battle it out on the field!

From cultural festivals to music concerts, and food markets to outdoor adventures, George offers a diverse array of events and experiences for visitors and locals alike. Whether you’re seeking cultural immersion, musical entertainment, culinary delights, or outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in our vibrant city. 
And luckily for us, Mooikloof is situated at the centre of it all. Get close to the action and entertainment of the Garden Route, by buying a 3-bedroom home from our Diepkloof development, now selling from R2.2m.