The last weekend of winter brings with it the start of event season. Here are five things you can do this weekend, depending on where in South Africa you find yourself.

Bloemfontein: Free State National Botanical Garden Art and Food Market


The Free State National Botanical Garden hosts an art and food market on the last Saturday of every month – and this month is no different. Visitors can browse the stall offerings, which include food and fresh produce, hand-made art and crafts, as well as furniture and clothes; or watch the live entertainment.

Date: Saturday, 29 August

For more information:
Visit the website, here.

Cape Town: Cape Town Vinyl Faire


The seventh annual Cape Town Vinyl Faire is the must-visit for all your musical needs. Bring along CDs, vinyl and musical electronics to sell, or stop buy to see what’s for sale.

Date: Sunday, 30 August

For more information:
Visit the event on Facebook, here.

Cape Town: Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo


The Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo, Cape Town’s leading home improvement, décor, design and lifestyle exhibition, takes place from 27 to 30 August at the CTICC. From modern bathroom fittings to the latest in kitchen design and appliances, beautiful new furnishings to the best in DIY – you’ll find it all at this inspiring event! Incorporating a spectrum of South Africa’s leading brands and industry professionals, exhibits range from essential home improvement products to dazzling décor accessories.
Date: 28 – 30 August
For more information:
Visit Popular Mechanics at the Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo, read more here.
For more information, visit their website here.
Follow them on Twitter, here. (Twitter handle @SAHomemakers)
Like HOMEMAKERS on Facebook, here.

Durban: Hobby-X


Hobby-X Durban will be showcasing all the materials you’ll need for your next DIY project.

Indulge the desire for the unique, the one-off, the authentically created. Discover the Artisan in you! Visit Hobby-X Durban, from 28 to 30 August 2015 and find all the materials and inspiration you need to create up-to-the-minute, one-of-a-kind, made-with-love, hand-crafted designer pieces. Embrace the resurgence of the handmade that is so in vogue, and have tons of fun too. You can even attend a workshop or two!

Date: 28 – 30 August

For more information:
Visit the Hobby-X website, here.
Check out Hobby-X on Facebook, here.

Johannesburg: Gauteng Getaway Show


The Gauteng Getaway Show brings you over 400 exhibitors, featuring travel-destinations and accommodation, gear for the outdoor explorer, leisure gear, camping and 4×4 products and accessories, holiday vehicles, and adventure operators. The show also hosts a number of activities, including the Adventure Area and the Travel and Taste Theater.

Date: 28 to 30 August

For more information:
Visit the Getaway website, here.