Youth Day nightlife in Cape Town

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Join a host of events celebrating Youth Day

Live opera, free entry to Iziko Museums, give back with a meal + more

Last updated: Monday, 6 June 2022

How are you planning on commemorating Youth Day 2023? Subscribe to our newsletter and keep an eye out for the updates about this historic day. Here is how we celebrated in 2022.

GET JAZZY WITH THE BIGGEST NAMES IN GOSPEL MUSIC

The Cape Town Jazzathon celebrates its 25th year with an exceptional weekend line-up of festivities at the Grand Arena. Listen to some of the biggest names in Gospel music, including Loyiso Bala, Ernie Smith, Veronica Meyer and many more. With two headline groups: The Jesus Collective and Jonathan Rubain with the Koortjies Band. 

Date: 17 - 19 June, from 3pm 
Cost: From R100 book here


Grand Arena | GrandWest | Cape Town | info@jazzathon.co.za | Instagram: @ccfm1075 | Image: Cape Town Jazzathon
 

GET FREE ENTRY TO THE IZIKO MUSEUM

Selected Iziko Museums are commemorating Youth Day by allowing free entry. View exhibitions like World of Water, depicting life in our oceans, and African Dinosaurs. Explore the History and culture of South Africa or marvel at the outstanding art collections created and designed by diverse artists from this continent and around the world.

Date: 16 June, 2022
Cost: Free entry 


25 Queen Victoria St, Gardens | 021 481 3800 | Iziko | Image: Iziko Museums

JOIN A CYCLE OR TRAIL-RUNNING EVENT

Bring the whole family for an amazing day of kids’ activities, outdoor fun and delicious meals at Living Colour. Participate in mountain-biking or trail-running routes of various distances, from 1km to 13km. There will be an array of food stalls and a stocked bar to replenish yourself afterwards. Every one who finishes will receive a medal, with various prizes for the winners of each route.

Date: Thursday, 16 June 2022, 8am 
Cost: 1km run, R80; 5km run, R95; 5km MTB, R95; 13km MTB, R120. Enter here


Living Colour | Wolwefontein Farm | Darling | 010 745 6792 | Instagram: @livingcolourdarling | Image: Living Colour Darling

BE INSPIRED BY A PLAY AND MUSICAL ACT

Watch “What Youth day means to me,” a play at the FynArts festival in Hermanus. Featuring performers aged between 11-18, from Jere de Bruyn acting academy, showing off their budding talents. The play ends with a musical performance by 10 talented kids from the academy. 

Date: 16 June, 10am - 11am
Cost: Free


Daffodil Street | Mount Pleasant | Hermanus | 060 957 5371| Instagram: @hermanus_fynarts | Image: Hermanus Fnyarts

GIVE BACK WITH A MEAL AND DONATION   

Serve a warm, cooked meal to people living on the streets of Cape Town. Give a helping hand at a Winter Youth Drive 2022 and donate clothes to a children’s home in Mfuleni. Contributions of clothes, blankets and food will be appreciated to help those in need during the cold months ahead.  

Date: 16 June, starts at 9pm
Cost: Free entry 


Skomline Kwa Langa | Cape Town | 063690877 or 0781637454 | Facebook: @Winter Youth Drive 2022 | Image: Winter Youth Drive 2022

WATCH AN OPERA PERFORMANCE

Enjoy an evening of flirting, fun and frivolous scheming on stage with Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, presented in collaboration with Sempre Opera. It will feature a fantastic South African cast, including Conray Scott, Siphamandla Moyake, William Burger and the award-winning Cape Town Opera Chorus. This masterpiece of twists and turns, while touching on abuse and mental health issues, will keep you captivated. 

Date: 18-26 June 2022 (different starting times)
Cost: From R180  book here


Artscape Theatre Centre | D.F. Malan St | Foreshore | | Instagram: @capetownoperacompany | Image: @capetownoperacompany

DRINK A BEER AND LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC

Next Fest is hosting an afternoon of music at Woodstock Brewery. Listen to a power line-up of local artists across the Just Music, Mongrel Records and STFD Records. Musicians include Kayleigh Bell, Stanley Sibande, Son of Old, plus a surprise headline act. Free entrance for kids under 13 years of age.

Date: 16 June, 11am - 10pm
Cost: 13 - 17 years, R100; 18+ years, R200; free for kids under 13

Woodstock Brewery | 252 Albert Road | Woodstock | 021 203 3045 | Instagram: @woodstockbrewery | mark@woodstockbrewery.co.za | Credit: Woodstock Brewery 

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