The Durban market scene has dried up substantially with the announced closure this week of The Wonder Market, leaving just the I Heart Market and Shongweni Market as the two big regulars on the scene. Now more than ever, small business needs your support, so here’s a handy guide to what’s going on in Durban and surrounding areas – give a thought to where you spend your money and with whom – supporting local means popping in at your local bakery, coffee shop, small retailer, or restaurant and helping someone to provide for their family.
It’s about making a conscious decision about knowing where your food, clothes and products come from and not only supporting the big, convenient guys.
It all starts with YOU!
Fri 27 July:
031 Street Food Festival at Surf Rider’s Cafe, featuring chef’s from Cafe 1999, Parc, Surf Riders and Hartford House.
Morningside Night Market at the Morningside Sports Club
Sat 28 July:
#SomeBunnyToLove food truck at the Shongweni Farmers Market
Opening of Madame Macaron at Broadway Centre on Kensington/Adelaide Tambo Drive
Live Like Andy Charity Event at Rovers Sports Club
Royal Moscow Ballet at the Playhouse Opera
The Glenlivet Whisky and Food Pairing Dinner at The Big Easy at the Hilton Hotel
DJ LauLau at S43
31 July – 19 Aug:
Re-stitching Culture: Indigenous Dolls of South Africa, Australia and Canada exhibition at NSA Gallery in Glenwood
Weds 1 Aug:
S43 Comedy Night
Thurs 2 Aug:
First Thursday’s Durban in Station Drive & Glenwood
#SomeBunnyToLove food truck at First Thursday
Fri 3 Aug:
Jarryd Smith at S43
Sat 4 Aug:
Secret Saturday Secret Sunrise
I Heart Market at Moses Mabhida Stadium
Untapped Craft Beer Festival at Kings Park Stadium
Thurs 9 Aug:
Umhlanga Food & Music Festival at Chris Saunders Park
#SomeBunnyToLove food truck at Umhlanga Food & Music Festival
Holiday Express Train Ride to Shongweni Craft Festival
Craft Fest at the Shongweni Market
Fri 10 Aug:
Eastern Bridal Fair at the Durban Exhibition Centre
Fri 24 Aug:
Gin & Food Festival with the Black Lapels at Home Bru Graft Cafe
Mama Magic Expo at the Durban Exhibition Centre
From 29 Aug:
Mercury Wine Week at Sibaya
From Fri 31 Aug:
TOPS at Spar Bierfest at SUNCOAST
Off the Hook at Vasco’s Restaurant at The Hilton
Shongweni Market – Shongweni Lot 451, MR551 Road
Flavours of the East Curry Nights at Vasco’s Restaurant at The Hilton
Golden Hours Family Market at Golden Hours School
All event information was correct at time of publishing.
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