SAT announces Jo’burg City Festival

Posted: August 27, 2013 in travel & tourism

satSouth African Tourism (SAT) has announced plans by the Johannesburg City Tourism Association to host the very first Joburg City Festival scheduled for the week between Joy of Jazz and Arts Alive, meaning the inner city will come abuzz with activities for 3 weeks straight.

According to both the Johannesburg and SAT statements, the event represents an awesome opportunity to promote the city as a winter destination considering also that Johannesburg will expectedly offer 3 week – long events with the best climate to match.

The Joburg City Festival which was launched between May 17 and 19, this year, saw the Jo’burg City Tourism Association, along with their members and partners JDA; Gautrain; Joburg Tourism Company and Gauteng Tourism, invite and host 76 journalists from stretches as far and wide as Botswana to Cape Town, to give them a taste of what the official festival in August will display.

The planned festival will run over 9 days and the official programme will offer something for everyone! From art and cultural activations; tours; music; dance parties; street sports; fashion and lots more.

“We are excited about the very first festival as it is ideally scheduled to link the two big cultural festivals, Joy of Jazz and Arts Alive, giving tourists, city dwellers and suburbanites an opportunity to explore their city. We hope that in future these 3 weeks of festivities will put Johannesburg on the map as a destination for winter breaks. The city has been undergoing a massive rejuvenation and the Joburg City Tourism Association endeavours to promote this and the city’s heritage through the festival,” said Margeaux Swartz, JCTA Director and spokesperson.

So whether it be that you are attending events in the city during this time or merely catching a connecting flight through OR Tambo international airport, the city welcomes you to indulge in its offers during your time here.

The festival will take place in all precincts from Braamfontein to Newtown; Maboneng and the Mining District to name a few.

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