7 Great things to do in Cape Town this weekend:

#Pickoftheweek: SA Cocktail Week: 28 October – 6 November

The inaugural SA Cocktail Week is starting in Cape Town this Friday and the city’s trendiest hotspots will turn into pop-up bars for the 10-day fiesta. Try out delicious, unique cocktails from well-known brands at the grand opening and prepare for a divine week of drinking.

Start your weekend in good spirits at the Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village.

2. Open Streets in Cape Town: 30 October
Take part in an inclusive outdoor experience at this celebration of art and culture. The community-driven event encourages green living so everyone is urged to use environmentally-friendly transport to get to Langa and take part in the merriment in the streets – mingle with locals, show off your talent and get involved with an array of exciting activities.

Broaden your mind and express your creativity in Langa.

3. Zombie Walk and Festival: 29 October
Join a scary troupe of the walking dead and shuffle through the streets of Cape Town at this bone-chilling pre-Halloween gathering. Dress up in your creepiest zombie costume and give the city’s residents a scare before making your way to Zombie Festto party with the undead.

Start your Halloween celebrations early in the Company’s Garden.

4. Cape Town International Kite Festival: 29 – 30 October
Feast your eyes on colourful kites flying through the skies of Muizenberg at this phenomenal festival to raise funds for Cape Mental Health. Professional kite-makers from all over will be sharing their knowledge on how to make and fly the best kites and there will be plenty of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Fill the sky with colour at the Zandvlei Nature Reserve.

5. Woman2Woman Charity Concert: 29 October
Breast Cancer Awareness month is coming to a close and a group of talented women including Felicity Kiran and former SA Idols winner Karin Kortje will be performing at this concert to raise funds for CANSA. Listen to inspiring stories from survivors and find out how you can join the fight against cancer.

Support these brave and talented women at the Grace Performing Arts Centre.

6. Durbanville Wine Valley’s Season of Sauvignon: 29 – 30 October
Award-winning wineries from the Durbanville region are sharing their top-notch vinos at this delightful festival. Try a variety of white wines while tucking into delectable dishes from a range of food vendors and enjoy live musical entertainment throughout the day. If you’re bringing your family along, let the little ones take part in fun activities like face-painting and jumping castles to keep them entertained.

Become a Sauvignon expert in Durbanville at this stunning wine festival.

7. MamaMagic Baby Expo: 28 – 30 October
Whether you’re a new parent or on your way to baby number four, it’s never too late to learn more about your baby’s needs. The parenting experts at the MamaMagic Baby Expo will be sharing their advice and innovative products to fulfil your little munchkin’s needs. Barney the dinosaur will be attending the event so make sure to bring your kids along to meet the friendly T-rex.

Learn all the magical secrets of parenting at the CTICC.

Here are two more awesome events coming up in the next couple of weeks: