Muizenberg set to sizzle for festival

Left: Everyone is heading off to the Muizenberg Festival happening until Sunday this week.

The streets and public space of Muizenberg are bustling with music, art, tours and talks about sustainable futures. It’s all happening until Sunday October 16.

Today (Thursday October 13,) classical music lovers can enjoy a morning recital at Casa Labia by leading pianist, Franklin Larey who will perform works by Brahms, Mozart, Scriabin and Ravel.

In the evening Rolling Wood will host a soiree featuring VAN T (Diamond Thug) and at Muizenberg High School the performance Dialoguing Disability: Unmute, features dancers with mixed ability – followed by a discussion on inclusivity and accessibility for people with disabilities. Visit the Muizenberg Festival website for ticket details.

Muizenberg artist, Sue Beatie has an open mosaic exhibition daily in Joon Garden, Palmer Road and on the weekend you can meet local artists through a self-guided walking tour of the studios of Muizenberg. Happening throughout the week is the Vrygrond experience with local musical, dance performances and historical walks; and Project Ripple performances which liven up the village streets with art, music and dance.

There are talks on Urban Resilience, whales and dolphins; thought-provoking films; historical and mountain tours; boat trips and a guided walk in Zandvlei Nature Reserve. The weekend is a whirl of activity with the Muizenberg Farmers’ Market, the Made in Muizenberg Market and performances by Assitej SA Theatre – all happening on Saturday and Sunday in Palmer Road.

Saturday celebrates dogs at the annual dog show which raises funds for Mdzananda Animal Clinic and the Animal Welfare Society. From 6pm on Saturday October 15 Muizenberg’s musos, movers and mavericks will come out to play in Project Ripple performances and there will be a Palmer Road party. Fans of guitarist Tony Cox can catch him at a Village soiree at Bluebird Garage at 8pm.

On Sunday October 16, the festival culminates with a parade at 11am, and then the long awaited Concert in the Park from 1pm. The line-up includes Sons of Selassi, Los Tacos, The Stoked, Madzishe and Crimson House.

You can download the festival map and programme at