Spring is around the corner and now is the perfect time to plan your weekends. This especially rings true if you live in or if you’re planning to visit Kwazulu Natal in the next month. I’ve already featured The Witness Hilton Arts festival in a previous article and today I’m featuring another 3 events coming up in this province in September 2013. I trust that this will help you to plan your weekends ahead.
Sunday Times Eastern Bridal Fair: This event takes place at the Durban Exhibition Center from the 20th to the 22nd of September 2013. The event features the latest in Eastern bridal fashions, jewellery, beauty products, luggage and many more. You will also find Mehendi artists, printers, hair stylists, florists, caterers, equipment rental companies, wedding planners, Manda providers, light and sound professionals, travel and tourism companies, law firms and medical practitioners who will be showcasing their products and services.
Over the years the Sunday Times Eastern Bridal Fair (in association with Lotus FM, Eastern Mosaic and SABC 2) has established itself as one of the biggest events on the Durban calendar. If you’re planning an Eastern wedding this is definitely something you should check out. For more information visit the Sunday Times Eastern Bridal Fair website or check them out on Facebook.
White Mountain Festival: If you’re a music lover you should not miss out on this awesome festival. The festival (which was established in 2006) is held at the White Mountain Lodge (near Giant’s Castle in the Drakensberg) from the 20th to the 24th of September. This year’s edition of the White Mountain Festival features appearances by SA blues legend Gerald Clark, upcoming folk singer / songwriter Lucy Kruger, skilled singer / songwriter Luna Paige, Matthew Mole (who recently reached the number 1 spot on the SA iTunes chart), soulful Eastern Cape born singer Nakhane Touré, Stefan Dixon, the Hinds Brothers Band, the Hairy Legged Lentil Eaters and various other amazing South African artists.
The festival is known for its relaxed atmosphere, plenty of amenities and beautiful surroundings. Combine some amazing acoustic performances by some of SA’s top artists and you’re set for what just may be an amazing experience. There will also be stalls for arts and crafts, various food stalls and a beer market. There’s also a restaurant and rustic 150 year old bar on site. Festival goers can also engage in outdoor activities like abseiling, paintball, helicopter flights, fishing, boating, hiking and sliding on a zip line over a 100 meter wide gorge. Tickets to the White Mountain Festival cost R600 and are available via Computicket. For more information visit the White Mountain Festival website, the White Mountain Festival page on Facebook or follow @WMFestivalSA on Twitter.
The Sunday Tribune Garden & Leisure Show: This event is held in Pietermaritzburg at the Royal Showgrounds from the 27th to the 29th of September and promises to every fauna and flora lover’s dream. This show was first held in 1976 and over the years it has grown into one of premier events on the Kwazulu Natal calendar. It is one of the biggest events of its kind in South Africa, covering 4000 square meters of undercover and 12000 square meters of open exhibition space.
Check out the floral art division displays (which features talks and demonstrations), the Parks Hall (a dedicated green display showcasing unbelievable talent), the Bonsai Society’s breathtaking Oriental display, the Illovo Floral Cake of the Year competition, the Orchid hall, the garden clubs and schools hall, various nursery stalls and other gardening stalls offering products, advice and services and much more. If gardening is one of your past times or one of your major interests, chances are that you’ll find what you need at the the Sunday Tribune Garden & Leisure Show. For more information visit their official website or check out the Sunday Tribune Garden Show on Facebook.
Well, there you have it, 3 Kwazulu Natal Events coming up in September 2013. Feel free to comment on this article if you have any other suggestions for events in this province. Also feel free to spread the word about these events. Share this with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Remember: Sharing is Caring.
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