Pick your colours, pour them on a canvas and watch the magic happen
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
Youth Day, celebrated on 16 June, marks the beginning of the Soweto Uprising. Here are 6+ ways to commemorate this: Give a warm meal for the homeless at a Winter Drive, attend an opera, visit Iziko Museums for free and other ways to spend the day.
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
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
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
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
LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUTH DAY AND OTHER THINGS TO DO