Epic Easter: The hottest Joburg events for ultimate family fun

2016-02-29 17:30 - Sam Smith
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Cape Town - For an all-round epic Easter holiday, Traveller24 has sourced all the exciting events taking place in and around Johannesburg. 

Whether you love a good weekend jol or grooving to Nicki Minaj - there is something adventurous for everyone. Pack the car, your favourite picnic snacks, your running shoes and your sun hat - and go and find your Easter escape. 

Check this out: 

Magic Market - 
The next Field & Study Market takes place on Saturday, 19 March. This market is ideal for families because of the big open spaces and children's play area with entertainment, as well as the special Easter egg hunt!

Easter Market - Maboneng's Market on Main will be celebrating with a night market on Thursday 24 March, don't miss it.

Spend the Family Day, Monday 28 March at the funky North West Night Market on the roof of Melville's quirky 27 Boxes building. It is a monthly coming together of fashion, food, local nightlife culture and good music.   

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For the love of art - Explore the world of modern local art at the ACT + UJ Arts and Culture Conference taking place on 16-17 March at the UJ Arts Centre.


Crowd fun - The Rand show will be running from 25 March - 3 April 2016 - The Rand Show is set to be an overall wonderland of events, experiences and exhibitions.

Travellers will be able to enjoy an outdoor braai area, a man cave for the guys. a children's toy kingdom, a health and beauty area for the ladies as well as an expose to help you keep your animals in top shape.

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Catch the MTN Joyous celebration -  an Easter celebration at Carnival City. The 3-day event at Carnival City will have shows starting at 19h30 on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th March, concluding with an earlier show on Easter Sunday at 17h00 at the Big Top Arena. 

Family Lunch -
27 March – Easter Sunday Lunch – Take the whole family for a hearty farm style Sunday Buffet Lunch at The Barn at the Irene Farm in Centurion. Get there early – lunch is served between 12 pm and 4 pm. 


Adventure - Try your hand at hang-gliding and catch a birds-eye view of the city with the Hang Gliding Club. Rides are in tandem over the Magaliesberg with views of the Hartbeespoort Dam.  

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Live music and picnic -
 Gather all of your friends for a fun musical picnic at Park Acoustics on 28 March at Pretoria's Voortrekker Nature Reserve. Gates open at 10:00 and tickets go for R110 – R130 per person.

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Chart stopping gigs - If you're in the mood for a fun concert with an international chart stopping sensation - the sexy Nicki Minaj will be performing her Pinkprint Tour in Johannesburg at the Ticketpro dome on 17 March. 



Treat yourself and the family - 
Yo-Go-Flow Yoga retreat Mieliepop Festival happening from 18 – 21 March. Get into the flow of yoga with a funky outdoor retreat / festival vibe at the Tolderia Farm.

The Nomadic Orchestra, Grassy Spark, The Plastics, Black Cat and Bones and Shortstraw will all be performing. Camp it, glamp it and bring your inner zen. 


Get into the groove - Put on your dancing shoes and go and check out the: Matias Aguayo (Cómeme, Germany) - All Night Long, All Night Strong! at Kitcheners happening on 20 March.

#DiscoDeModa #Kitcheners 08.05.2015 feat special guest Mr. Ties

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Wine and dine - Spend a night in the local Market Theatre on Cnr Bree and Miriam Makeba. You can wine and dine and be entertained all in one fantastic evening. 


Movers and shakers - Liquid Chefs is a fun little lumo cocktail bar in the heart of Sandton. Take your friends their for a fun night to remember. 

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Movers and Shakers - For a day tripping extravaganza, head to Rock da Shades Sun International on 20 March. It is set to get all the party animals rocking with classic kwaito, hip-hop and Afro Soul DJ’s. For the first time, Rock Da Shades will put The City of Ekurhuleni to a standstill & all roads will be leading to Carnival City for the biggest Carnival Gardens Experience. 


Ready for a cocktail - Start your evenings off with a cocktail at Rim and Rubber in Greenside. They have a cool motorcycle theme that makes the atmosphere dark and mysterious. If you get hungry – make sure to try out their mini hamburger sliders. 

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Couple Karma -
Partner up with your bae and explore the world of massage and touch at the Art of Touch Basic Course at the VisVita Centre in Sandton 

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