3 Events to Look Out for in August 2012

August 2012 is around the corner, and that means that Spring is not far away either.  One thing is for sure, lots of things are happening in South Africa in August this year.

It’s going to get a bit warmer as we pass through last bit of Winter this year so it’s obvious that South Africans will be waking up from their hibernations, spending more time outdoors and getting a bit more active.

We know that many of you reading this might not know what to do in August this year. For this reason the Junk Mail team is recommending 3 upcoming events in this month that should take care of your end of Winter blues, check them out below:

Cars in the ParkCars in the Park:

This annual event takes place at Zwartkops Raceway on the R55 on Sunday the 5th of August 2012. Cars in the Park is the largest gathering of Motor Clubs in South Africa. If you’re a motoring enthusiast you should not miss this one. The Pretoria Old Motor Club organizes an exhibition of vintage and classic cars and bikes (made before 1985).

More than 2500 cars and bikes will be on display on the day from more than 100 motor clubs in South Africa. Visitors can view classic, vintage and interesting cars on show. There will also be beer tents and food stalls, live entertainment, clowns, jumping castles, mini steam tractor rides and lots more. Entrance costs R50 per adult. Children under 12 can free of charge. The event will run from 7 AM to 5 PM on the day. For more information about Cars in the Park visit http://www.carsinthepark.co.za/

Oppikoppi 2012Oppikoppi Sweet Thing 2012:

Yes folks, it’s almost that time of the year ago. South Africa’s premier music festival, Oppikoppi, will be hosted on the farm near Northam again from the 9th to the 11th of August.

This year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before.  138 artists have been confirmed for the 2012 edition of the festival. No less than 4 international headlining acts will be playing this year: Enter Shikari (from the UK), Bullet for my Valentine (also from the UK), Seether (originally from South Africa but now based in the USA) and Eagles of Death Metal (from the USA).

Local acts that have been confirmed for this year include Tidal Waves, Shotgun Tori, Southern Gypsey Queen, Karen Zoid, The Black Cat Bones, Desmond and the Tutu’s, Dance You’re On Fire, Bittereinder, aKING and Shadowclub (to name just a few).

Tickets cost R750 via Ticketbreak. For more info about the festival, check out Oppikoppi Festival on Facebook or follow @oppikoppifest via Twitter.

Baba IndabaBaba Indaba, Cape Town:

This expo takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 3 to 5 August 2012. For those of you who did not know, the Baba Indaba is South Africa’s premier baby show. It’s held in Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg every year.

The Baba Indaba brings manufacturers, suppliers and retailers of baby care products together with parents and moms to be. This great expo is filled to the max with information, shopping, show specials and fun for visitors and their babies.

Be on the lookout for anything, from prams & baby joggers, to vitamin supplements and vaccinations; from car seats to toddler music and nursery furniture;  from nutritional and medical products to pool safety and video cameras. Anyone with an interest in babies, children and parenting is bound to find something new and exciting at this year’s Baba Indaba – all under one gigantic roof.

Visitors can also expect appearances by the real Takalani Sesame and other cartoon characters, fashion shows for maternity wear and baby clothing. Take note that the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust will receive 5% of income from tickets sold. Cape Townians are challenged to beat the amount raised at the Johannesburg Show. For more information visit http://www.babaindaba.co.za/.

There you have it, 3 upcoming events in August 2012. Watch this space for updates in the Events category on the Junk Mail blog.

Henno Kruger

Digital Marketing Campaign Coordinator at Junk Mail Publishing.

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