Festivals

The National Arts Festival showcases South Africa's top artists and is Africa's largest and most vibrant celebration of the arts. Grahamstown is transformed into the country's creative crucible and for 11 days in July each year it is the only place to be.

The Fingo Festival is devoted to art as a platform to promote social cohesion and social transformation within Fingo township. Fingo Festival aims to do this by hosting workshops, dialogues and fun activities children and young people during each day of the Festival, which runs during the National Arts Festival.

Scifest Africa provides a unique opportunity for young and old to have a remarkable out-of-the-classroom engagement with science. By highlighting science, technology, engineering and maths, Scifest Africa breaks down misconceptions and develops the public understanding of science and how it affects our daily lives.

The Eastern Cape Eisteddfod and National and Regional Schools Festivals - These projects bring South African students and their teachers to the threshold of artistic, educational, dramatic and social enrichment. Through platforms of performance, adjudication and intense programmes of workshops, lectures and productions these go some way towards meeting the need for a varied arts curriculum in schools.

The Grahamstown Flower Festival is Grahamstown's Festival of Natural Colour which takes place yearly in the Makana Botanical Gardens. A lot is on offer, including a flower competition, gardens of Grahamstown competition, guest speakers, garden stalls, an indigenous plant sale, workshops, musical entertainment, food stalls and a children's section

For more information, click on the relevant festivals below:

National Arts Festival

Fingo Festival

Scifest Africa

National and Regional Schools Festivals

Eastern Cape Eisteddfod

Grahamstown Flower Festival

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