Activities, Art & Events

Bloemfontein Events in 2017

Springboks vs Wallabies Westdene Park Market Project Fundamentals workshop Dinos Alive Kunstefees 2017 Bloem Show It's Time Cherry Festival Grease Potjiekos Kompetisie


Springboks vs Wallabies

Toyota Stadium

30 September | 5pm

Springboks vs Wallabies on the 30th September at the Toyota stadium Get your tickets here

Springboks vs Wallabies 30th September | Toyota stadium

Previous events in Bloemfontein

Project Management Fundamentals workshop

Venue: Kopano Nokeng Country Lodge and Conference Centre, Bloemfontein

18th & 19th of September 2017

Project Management Fundamentals workshop DawMak Business Facilitators brings to Bloemfontein, a highly interactive two-day Project Fundamentals workshop. Delegates will gain access to the implementation of world-class:

  • Project Management (PM) principles
  • Tools such as Project Libre
  • Techniques for managing projects

Based on the highly effective & widely recognized Project Management Body of Knowledge. Known as, (PMBOK®) from the Project Management Institute.

The Facilitator, Dr Peter Tobin is an internationally recognised Project Management Professional. With both Prince2® (UK) and PMP® (USA) certification. Dr Tobin has presented over 150 workshops internationally. He has also worked for a global IT firm and some of South Africa’s top business schools.

Download the full information brochure as a PDF. Or view a short video clip of Dr Tobin speaking about this upcoming workshop. Visit our website's Current Events page.

Dr Peter Tobin

Dr Peter Tobin

  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) with ISACA (USA)
  • Professional Grade membership of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (PMIITPSA)
  • Project Management South Africa (PMSA)

DawMak Business Facilitators Email address: admin@dawmak.net

Telephone: +27 81 536 4756

Project Management Fundamentals workshop Venue: Kopano Nokeng Country Lodge and Conference Centre, Bloemfontein

Project Management Fundamentals workshop

Westdene Park Market

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Come visit the Westdene Park Market on Saturday 12 August and take in the atmosphere in Brill Street. It's a great way to spend a cosy winter sunny day in the Free State. There's a unique mix of good music, good food and good buys. Children can enjoy the swings and the slides making the market a lovely family outing. Entrance is free. More on the Westdene Park Market.

Westdene Park Market

Dinos Alive!

At the Bloemfontein Show Grounds

23 June to 30 July 2017

Dinos Alive in Bloemfontein

Dinos Alive!

We all remember Jurassic Park, where every kids dream of seeing living and breathing dinosaurs came to life. Now we all can relive that childhood dream of seeing life size moving dinosaurs! It`s about a careful selection of the most representative specimens of prehistoric times that allows us to know about their behaviors and their actual dimensions. Geared towards the entire family, this exhibit does not only compose of life size animatronic dinosaurs, but also hands on activities for children to experience. The exhibition creates the illusion that you are alongside the dinosaurs very effectively. The exhibition offers a hands on opportunity for kids to make the dinosaurs move as well as fossil digging, quizzes, fast facts and dinosaur skeletons. Kids will delight in the movement of the dinosaurs and parents will love the joy on their faces. Bring the kids (as well as the kid in you) this June/July to the Bloemfontein Show Grounds and experience Dinos Alive! Tickets available at the door or online

Dinos Alive. Tickets on sale in Bloemfontein.

Vrystaat Kunstefees 2017

UFS, Bloemfontein

18 June to 22 July 2017

Vrystaat Kunstefees 2017

Annual Kunstefees arts festival | Tsa-Botjhaba
Tickets available online | About the festival

Bloem Show

27 April - 7 May 2017

The Bloem Show takes place this year from 27 April to 7 May 2017 and is still one of only two shows in South Africa that successfully combines agricultural, entertainment and trade activities in one event. Book your tickets here.

Bloem Show 27 April - 7 May 2017

It's Time

22 April

It is time to pray, South Africa!
On the 22nd April, we will have a National Day of Prayer in Bloemfontein, calling all peoples from all different parts of this country, from Tzaneen to Cape Town, from Upington to Durban, we are coming together.

It's Time 22 April

We are tired of people taking the law into their own hands. We are going to call upon The Lord to bring justice, peace and hope to our beloved South Africa. He says “If my people who are called by My name” – that is you and I, so I want to ask you to pray for us.

We will soon be able to confirm the exact location in Bloemfontein, until that time remember the following:

What is it? National Day of Prayer. Where is it? Bloemfontein. When is it? On 22nd April, estimated to kick-off at 12PM.

Cancel every other meeting and make sure you are there. I really believe this is the last chance that we will have in South Africa to bring normality back to this beloved nation.



Please fast and pray because, like never before, we need Jesus now.

God Bless, Angus and Jill.


Many of you have asked if you can donate towards the funding of the event. As always we encourage you to pray for us whenever you can, as that is the greatest help we can receive. We also ask that you only donate if you feel the Lord has guided you.

To donate, please select an amout below:

Donate R50 | It's Time Donate R100 | It's Time
Donate R500 | It's Time Donate R1000 | It's Time
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It's Time 22 April

Ficksburg Cherry Festival

17 - 19 November 2016

Ficksburg. The cherry capital of the world hosts the annual Ficksburg Cherry Festival during November 2016. Take a tour of the Constantia Cherry Farm, Constantia Farm Picnic and McKinley Chocolate Tour. Alternatively, you can take part in the Cherry Race. Tickets for the events are available at Computicket.

Ficksburg Cherry Festival

Grease | Xander Art Productions

Saturday 19 November

Location: Civic Theatre, Bloemfontein

Xander Art Productions presents an amateur production of Grease for charity. Show starts at 20h00 19 Nov 2016.
Tickets available at:
Madeliefie cnr Kellner & Dan Pienaar
Madeliefie - The park shopping centre, Langenhovenpark
Dr. Steyn - 95 Koos vd Walt st, Universitas Ridge.

Grease | Xander Art Productions

Potjiekos Kompetisie

Saterdag 3 Desember 2016

10h00 - 12h00

Prys vir beste: Pot,Span naam, Voorkoms & Kreet.
Potgereg moet geskenk word aan Diereplaas. Verkope se opbrengs sal aangewend word vir voer van diere.

Iskrywings fooie R 200 per pot (maksimum 4 in span) Elke span voorsien: 1x pot vir 10 porsies
Bestandele Versiering van stalletjie
Kom ondersteun die Diereplaas en kuier lekker saam!

Tuin van Eden

Jaco: 076 907 4278

Alta: 060876 1870

Potjiekos Kompetisie 2016

Mom & I Kiddies Market

Saturday 12 November 2016

Location: Urth Garden Centre

Come and enjoy the day with us at Urth Garden Center. Entrance is free.

Mom & I Kiddies Market

Cherry Jazz Festival

Saturday 12 Novemember 2016

Location: Ficksburg Showgrounds

National & Local Artists. Gates open at 10am, show starts at 12pm. Tickets available at Computicket & at the gate on the day.
Please note: There is no pass to leave and return and no braai stands allowed.

Cherry Jazz Festival 2016

Urban Trail Run (7.5km)

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Location: Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein

Fantastic route and awesome specials & prizes. Kids entertainment and carousel available for kids to ride. 7,5km of technical Urban Trail Route

Pre-entries at Trappers & Runners Emporium

Urban Trail Run Bloemfontein

Eunice Christmas Market

28 October - 5 November 2016
Eunice school, Bloemfontein

The Eunice Christmas Market has seen success for over 15 years now and is growing in popularity each, year in terms of gross sales and number of shoppers. The Market is a local showcase of the best that South Africa has to offer. Products are sourced far and wide and the Christmas market has something new to see each year. Evidence of this success is seen as the market draws greater and greater public interest each consecutive year.

The Market, a labour of love, provides an avenue for creativity, style, initiative, organizational skills and a sense of service heightened by an intensely personal life-changing challenge. Entry to the Market is free, allowing shoppers to return 3 or 4 times, often with different friends, bringing a fresh view on maybe something missed upon first visit. The Market takes place at the beginning of the Christmas season and, what better way to get it going than with that original and thoughtful gift for someone special? The market has free tea and coffee on offer. Eunice strives to be a world- class public school and its gardens, quadrangles, and grounds mirror that objective. Enjoy the ambiance as you visit the Eunice Christmas Market this year. The Market is very convenient with loads of parking and extended hours incorporating two weekends.

Entrance: Free
Eunice Christmas Market

Carols with the stars

4 November | Gates open: 17h00, Show Starts 18h30
Kids area available

Location: Willem Postma Sports Field, Bloemfontein

Entrance: Free
More info at: Facebook/carolswiththestars

Carols with the stars 2016

Halloween Picnic & Movie Night: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

29 October

Location: Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein

Our annual Halloween Picnic and Movie Night will be hosted on the front lawns at Oliewenhuis Art Museum Saturday, 29 October 2016. This year's movie will be: the cult classic, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (PG 13).

So pack a picnic basket, bring a pillow and blanket and enjoy this captivating film ‘drive-in’ style under the stars. Dress up in your best Halloween-inspired costume to win one of the ‘best-dressed’ prizes. Unfortunately there will be no cash bar available, but feel free to bring your own beverages. Candy floss and funky Halloween-inspired eats and treats, as well as merchandise from an arts and crafts stall, “Wonderfully Weird” will be on sale. Entrance is a minimal R40 per person and tickets will be sold at the gate on the night of the event. The gate opens at 18:00 and the movie will start after sundown.

The picnic is hosted by Fractal (an ad-hoc committee of the Friends of Oliewenhuis Art Museum) and the funds generated will be used to support young, local artists, to buy art for the Art Museum and to arrange more amazing art-related events. So - pack a picnic basket, purchase your ticket and make the weekend special while supporting a good cause!

Halloween Picnic & Movie Night: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Bloemfontein TEDx 2017 Launch

26 October 2016

The Bloemfontein Community TEDx organisers are proud to announce, the launch for all the the TEDx events that will be happening in 2017!! This event will feature amazing speakers, TEDx talks, great performances, good food, good music, and wonderful networking opportunity. This event will be the first of its kind, so please come and show your support

Time: 18h00 - 20h00
Venue: 59Plenty/Cafe Plenty (Dan Pienaar, Bloemfontein)
Theme: "WhatsNext"

Ticket details

Tickets are running out! Come and support!
Ticket: R250
Bank: Nedbank
Account Name: TEDxUFS
Account Number: 113 791 8578
Branch: 198 765
Reference: *Initials and surname

Please mail us your proof of payment to:
tedxufshub@gmail.com #GetYouTicketNow

Bloemfontein TEDx

Currie Cup Victory Celebration Programme

Currie Cup 2016 Victory Celebration

25 October 2016

13h00 – 15h00, Loch Logan Waterfront. There will be a Public signing session open to the general public. The Toyota Free State Cheetahs and the Currie Cup will be in the atrium next to Ocean Basket in the Loch Logan Waterfront. Bring your memorabilia to be signed by the 2016 Currie Cup Champions! ..And take a picture with the Cup.

26 October 2016

10h00 – 12h00 Open top bus celebration drive through the streets of Bloemfontein (exact route to be announced shortly) showing off the Currie Cup. The procession will include Traffic Police, Harley Davidsons, Open top buses with Players and the Currie Cup. Support the team by waving your flag along the Cheetah celebration route!

12th African Swimming Championship

12th African Swimming Championship

Confederation Africaine de Natation Amateur (Cana)
16 to 23 October 2016

Locations: Stadium swimming pool & Maselspoort Dam in Bloemfontein

23 countries will be representing in the Confederation Africaine de Natation Amateur (Cana) 12th African Swimming Championship to be held in Bloemfontein from 16 to 23 October. The South African swimming team dominated the event in previous years, having topped the medal table in 2010 and 2012, and will be looking to maintain that spot this year.

Olympic silver medallists Chad le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh, together with the experience of Myles Brown and the rising talent of Douglas Erasmus and Jarred Crous, are sure to swim the host nation to yet another success.

The ladies side will feature Nathania van Niekerk, Rebecca Meder and Hanim Abrahams in the pool events, while Michelle Weber and Carmen le Roux will represent South Africa in the Open Water Swimming race to be held on the 23rd of October.

Among the athletes competing from around the continent will be Angola’s Ana Nobrega, a formidable swimmer who holds the national record in the 50 m, 100 m and 200 m butterfly, as well as the 50 m and 100 m freestyle, with the latter having been broken at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Joining Nobrega will be Algeria’s Amel Melih and Souad Nefissa Cherouati, with Melih holding the national records in the 50 m and 100 m backstroke. Looking forward to swimming against Le Clos will be Algeria’s Lounis Khendriche, the bronze medalist in the 200 m butterfly race at the 2016 Geneva International Challenge, while James Lawson, Zimbabwe’s national record holder in the 100 m breaststroke, will take on Van der Burgh.

The heats will begin daily at 10:00, while the finals will start at 16:00, with the Open Water races taking place at the Maselspoort Dam in Bloemfontein from 08:00 on Sunday, 23 October.

Currie Cup Final

22 October 2016 @ 16:00
Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein

Toyota Cheetahs vs Blue Bulls
This Saturday the Toyota Cheetahs face The Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup Finals at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein.
Tickets available online

Currie Cup Finals 2016

SA Armour Museum Open Day

22 October 2016 | Gates open: 08h00 - 16h00
Tempe Military Base, Bloemfontein

Celebrating 70 years of armour excellence!
Static and interactive vehicle displays to be seen. Take part in the family quiz challenge or "War thunder" tank simulator

  • Military stalls
  • Mini war

Adults R 10 | Under 18's R 5
More info at: Facebook/SA-Armour

SA Armour Museum Open Day

Meerkat Colonie Kids Adventure Bootcamp

10 AM - 11:45 AM at the SA Armour Museum
22 October

Come and enjoy a one of a kind, fun mini bootcamp experience and "boere sport" at the armour museum, where you can play on real tanks at the museum's annual night shooting and museum open day

Registration: R 100 before 21 October 2016 or R 110 on the day
Bookings: b8h@vodamail.co.za
Call: Pieter - 079 664 6814

Meerkat Colonie Kids Adventure Bootcamp Open Day


Mangaung African Cultural Festival | 30 September- 09 October 2016

MACUFE 2016 showcases the best local and international African artists in various disciplines making it the event of the season!

Related: find accommodation near Macufe Festival

Macufe african cultural festival

The Dome , Old Greys
from 18h00 - 02h00
30 September 2016


The Dome , Old Greys
from 09h00 - 23h00
2 October 2016


The Dome , Old Greys
from 18h30 - 24h00
6 October 2016


The Dome , Old Greys
from 18h30 - 24h00
7 October 2016


FS Stadium
from 11h00 - 02h00
8 October 2016


Rose Garden
from 11h00 - 02h00
8 October 2016


FS Stadium
from 11h00 - 18h00
9 October 2016

Macufe 4 - 13 October 2013

More info at: www.macufe.co.za

27th Annual Cars in the Park 2016

9 August 2016
Martie du Plessis school, Bloemfontein

Augustusmaand is om die draai en dis weer tyd vir ons 27 ste Cars in The Park wat deur die Vrystaat Veteraanmotorklub aangebied word op Dinsdag 9 Augustus. Hierdie jaar word dit gehou by Martie du Plessis skool self, ten bate van wie hierdie dag is.

Die geleentheid word in samewerking met ander motorverwante klubs gereel met die doel om veteraanmotors, trekkerse en enjins uit te stal en ook sodoende `n bydrae aan `n verdienstelike welsynsorganisasie te maak.`n Toegangsgeld van R30 per volwassene en R 10 per skoolgaande kind word gehef.

So dagboek nou reeds 9 Augustsus!

Cars in the Park | Bloemfontein

Bofex & Hobby EXPO 2016

22 - 23 July 2016
Kopano Nokeng Country Lodge & Conference Centre, Bloemfontein

Join us for a fun filled, family outing and experience, create and learn about exciting hobbies in your area. Beer garden, Tea Garden, Restaurant, Kids Play Area and fun filled activities.

New Tempe Airshow 2016

8Am - 4pm | 16 July 2016
New Tempe Airport, Bloemfontein

The FATP 2016 Air Show, hosted by Westline Aviation, presents a variety of aircraft that will be displayed for an entire day during exciting aerobatic performances, as well as the static displays for the enjoyment of the public, Hosted in the Mangaung District, New Tempe Airport, Bloemfontein.

Tickets available from R 60 at: Computicket

New Tempe Airshow 2016 | Bloemfontein


11 - 16 July 2016
UFS, Bloemfontein

More at: www.vrystaatkunstefees.co.za

Tickets available at: Computicket

Kunstefees 2016

Bloem Show

27 April - 7 May 2016
Show Grounds, Curie Avenue

Tickets available at: Computicket

Bloem Show 27 April - 7 May 2016

Herfs Aandmark

Friday 1 April from 5pm | Boeremark

With Guest artist: Zak Steyn
Seasonal autumn evening market at the Boeremark in Langenhovenpark.
Guest artist Zak Steyn will be on stage from 7pm. Please bring your own chair

Herfs Aandmark 2016 with Zak Steyn

Health & Sport Expo

Take the challenge to be excellent!

17 -20 March 2016
Location: The roof, Loch Logan Waterfront

15000m2 of activities, Challenges, Demonstrations, Fun and Excitement
R 50 entrance fee. Kids under 6 yrs free.

Health and Sport Expo | Bloemfontein

Kovsie RAG 2016

KFC Rag procession & Music Festival

30 January at Old Greys Sports Grounds, Bloemfontein.

Acts include: Vusi Mahlasela, Rise in Red, Simple Stories, Francois van Coke & Karen Zoid

Tickets available at Computicket

KFC Rag 2016 procession & Music Festival

Previous Events in 2015

Down syndrome Athletics World Championships

Bloemfontein | November 2015

Bloemfontein hosts the Athletics World Championships for people with Down syndrome during the week of 23 - 28 Nov 2015.

Down syndrome Athletics World Championships

Laurika Rauch

with the Bloemfontein Kinderkoor

20:00 | 24 Oktober 2015 | Kovsiekerk, Bloemfontein.

For enquiries, please contact 082 481 8881.

Tickets available at Computicket

Laurika Rauch. Together with the Bloemfontein Kinderkoor
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