The Cape Town Summer Market will once again cater for visitors of all ages. The market offers a range of fun activities that will keep young and old entertained.
The Cape Town Summer Market will take place from 19 – 23 December 2018 in the Company’s Garden and will be open to the public between 18:00 and 23:00 on each day.
‘The zones that cater for a broad range of interests and ages have proven to be very popular and will be a feature again this year. This format works well for a family-oriented event. This year sees many new additions including
- a revamped kids’ zone with carnival-style rides and fun area,
- more food trucks and even
- a ladies’ spa and wellness zone
that will give families the opportunity to relax and enjoy quality time together,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Area North, Alderman Grant Twigg.
Summer Market Talent Competition
Last year a local talent competition, designed to make the market memorable and get the crowds involved, was added to the event. This competition gives our up-and-coming talent the platform to perform and celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of Cape Town’s people and culture. One of our home-grown talents will walk away with R30 000 worth of prizes.
Auditions are under way and those who qualify for the next round will compete live on stage at the summer market. On the final night of the event’s Summer Song Contest, the top three contestants will compete for the prize and hometown glory.
The Summer Market – a celebration of food, culture and fellowship
Last-minute shoppers looking for that special something will have the opportunity to shop along Government Avenue and find a gift from one of the stalls that will have a variety of products on offer
‘I believe we have a winning formula for the Cape Town Summer Market. Looking back at last year’s numbers, we are confident that this year’s event will once again be popular. While residents are out and about, they should not forget to stop over in Adderley Street to admire the stunning festive lights as well.’
‘The summer market is a celebration of food, culture and fellowship so whether you’re looking for arts, crafts, gifts, or just a relaxing time with loved ones, this is the place to be. If it’s entertainment you’re after then the Summer Song Contest is not to be missed as the best singers do battle for the top prize. Residents and visitors are urged to come down to the Company’s Garden and enjoy the 2018 Cape Town Summer Market,’ added Alderman Twigg.
WHAT & WHEN: The Cape Town Summer Market from 19 – 23 December 2018 will be open to the public between 18:00 and 23:00 on each day.
WHERE: The Company’s Garden, 15 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town, 8001. Make your way through The Arch for The Arch at the top of Adderley Street, at the entrance to the Company’s Garden near St George’s Cathedral.