Before their permanent opening in August 2016, Joziburg Lane is hosting a street festival this May in celebration of city living and all things Joburg. Festival-goers can expect to spend the weekend tucking into street-food that will delight your tastebuds, sampling locally-sourced craft beers, artisanal gins, and a selection of boutique wines at the Joziburg Tasting Bar, as well as shopping through a whole gamut of fashion, craft, art and design traders! There will also be a number of activations and entertainment throughout the lane, bringing everything together to make one fantastic street festival.
What’s On Offer At The Joziburg Lane Festival?
There will be plenty for you to see, do, drink, eat, and buy at this one-of-a-kind street festival! You can expect:
• Pop-up retailers in the lane shops which will include eateries, jewellers, fashion stores, and interesting art spaces
• Plenty of street-food vendors in the food hall, serving scrumptious meals
• Deli product traders (relishes, sauces, confectionery, artisanal drinks, fresh produce, cured meats, biltong, confectionery etc.) will also be present in the food hall
• Food trucks outside along the lane
• Pop-up traders (fashion, design, craft, art) along the lane
• Activation and performances also along the lane
• Participation by the Soweto Beetle Club
Secure parking will be available on their rooftop and in parking garages around the corner.
There Will Be Daily Themes Throughout The Festival!
To keep things interesting and exciting, there will be different themes on each day throughout the festival. From bright lights and sundowners, to African cuisine and family get-togethers… there is a theme for everyone!
A Night of Light – Friday night, 27 May 2016, 18:00 – 22:00
The lane will be spectacularly lit and each visitor will receive a paper flower to install on their ‘This is my city’ art wall. Activations on the evening include saxophonist Ivan Batchvarov, and DJs Deepland and Mr Blanket presented by Vinyl Joint.
Taste of Africa Day – Saturday, 28 May 2016, 10:00 – 18:00
With Africa Day celebrated earlier in week, the festival marks the day with African-inspired food (among many other foods), beers, cocktails and wines. Joburg’s famous Drum Café will provide entertainment for the entire day.
Go to town for family Lunch in the City – Sunday, 29 May 2016, 10:00 – 16:00
A chilled Sunday in the city is perfect for family lunch. Enjoy a day of good food, wine and drinks, coupled with relaxed music. And catch Afrosense’s performance in the lane during the afternoon.
Gin O’Clock Sundowners in the City – Sunday, 29 May 2016, 17:00 to 21:00
This is a special ticketed event from 17:00 to 21:00 with gin cocktails. Tickets are available for R160 per person on www.joziburglane.co.za/events. Enjoy a gin & tonic welcome drink with a mini tasting snack platter while being entertained by saxophonist Ivan Batchvarov, Joburg Ballet, and DJ Jazzy Dee, presented by Vinyl Joint.
When Is It?
Friday, 27 to Sunday, 29 May 2016.
Where Is It?
The Joziburg Lane at One Eloff, corner Eloff Street and Wemmer Jubilee Street, Motortown, Johannesburg CBD. If you need directions, visit www.joziburglane.co.za/events.
How Much Is It?
Entrance to the festival is FREE, except for the Gin O’Clock Sundowners in the City event which will be taking place on Sunday night.
For More Information
For more information about the Joziburg Lane Festival, the latest updates, and directions, visit their website at www.joziburglane.co.za/events.
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