Events in Gauteng – May / June 2010

The following events will take place in Gauteng over the course of May and June 2010:

Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg Schulbasar – 29 May 2010: This annual event in Auckland Park will provide a fun-filled day of entertainment. The Schulbasar has been hosted by the Deutsche Internationale Schule since 1893. Over the years it has become a “must see” event on the Johannesburg lifestyle calendar. On more than one occasion up to 30,000 people have filled the school grounds in Parktown to experience German culture at the food and drink stalls in the carnival-like atmosphere. This initiative has also assisted the school to raise funds for its various social programs. Since 2005 the school decided to separate the Basar into 2 functions: the Deutsche Schule Bierfest and the Schulfest / School Basar in an effort to establish better security for festival goers at the school premises. The Bierfest was moved to an external venue and the Basar was transformed once again into a family event for the German and local community in South Africa.

As a part of its reincarnation the School Basar now offers a limited number of tickets for patrons of the Basar in an effort to offer better security and to create an authentic family fun experience for the young and old, re-enforcing the school’s image which focuses on family. For more information and ticket sales visit http://www.dsj.co.za or call Gaby Ullman on 011 482 3033 or e-mail marketing@djsmail.co.za. Tickets are R80 in Advance, R50 for Pensioners and R100 at the gate. Entrance for children under 12 is free. A free park-and-ride will be available at John Orr Technical High School in Owl Street, Milpark, off Empire Road. Free Parking will be available at Milpark Hospital in Guild Road and parking at the Boy Scouts will have an entrance fee.

Baba Indaba – Pretoria / Midrand Exhibition – 28 – 30 May 2010: This event has been moved from the Tshwane Exhibition center and will be held at the Gallagher Exhibition Center in Midrand. The exhibition is SA’s premier baby show. This baby, toddler and parenting exhibition is held annually in the cities of Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. This is an inspirational and stimulating expo packed with information, shopping, show specials and fun for mom and her baby. The range of cute, new and innovative baby products provides plenty of interest for grandparents and even friends looking for that ideal gift for that “baby shower”. You will find everything from prams and baby joggers to feeding bottles & vaccinations, from car safety seats to toddler music and nursery furniture, from nutritional & medical products to pool safety and video cameras. Everyone with an interest in babies, children and parenting will find something new and exciting at this expo. Fashion shows for maternity wear & baby clothing will also provide further entertainment. Other favorite cartoon characters will also be around to amuse & entertain the little ones. Tickets for the Baba Indaba cost R45. Kids under 5 enter for free. Read http://www.babaindaba.co.za for more information.

Johannesburg Wine Show 4 – 6 June 2010: This event will be held at the Coca-Cola Dome in the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg.  Organizers are expecting another bumper edition for the 2010 event. Organizers have been delighted with the response from exhibitors. The 2008 version of this event saw close to 8000 visitors streaming through the doors and sales volumes exceeded R2-million. This novel approach to wine education and promotion saw more than 80% of visitors buying wines at the show. A star-studded line-up of celebrity judges will be amongst the panel to make the final decision of which 12 entries will grace the pages of the 2010 calendar. 5FM DJ Sasha Martinengo as well as leading cast members in the Egoli movie such as Darren Kelfkens, David Rees, Leandie du Randt and Lerato Motau will cast their votes for their favorites. Tickets are available at the door for R95 per person or from Computicket for R90 per person. Weekend passes are available at R140 per person.  Secure parking is available at the venue.  For more information, visit http://www.wineshow.co.za – Show times: 17h00-21h00 on Friday, 12h00-21h00 on Saturday and 12h00-18h00 on Sunday.

Henno Kruger

Digital Marketing Campaign Coordinator at Junk Mail Publishing.

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