Because Mossel Bay is visited throughout the year, there is always some event going on. This is a list of events in and around Mossel Bay. Be sure to check out this calendar often if you don’t want to miss out!
Mossel Bay has much to celebrate – particularly when it comes to culture and sport – and we love to party. Please watch the posts on this page for the latest information about upcoming festivals and big events.
The Summer Music Colour Run is back for its fifth year with a bang, join us on our 2018 Holiday Tour that is going be the time of your life and we owe it all to you!
Along the 5km Route, you will be entertained at three colour stations, two music stations and each music station hosting a Local DJ playing the best of the best summer tunes… You won’t need your iPod, because this event brings the beat.
The 2018 series will also see three new event experiences unveiled to participants: a glitter start to get proceedings underway; a giant inflatable slide; and a dodgeball arena.
If you missed out last year don’t let the sun go down on you, come feel the beat under your feet.
Don’t forget all children under 10 run, walk, dance and skip for free at all 3 locations.
Early Bird Discounts:
Single Runners & Dancers: R150pp
Kids under 10: Free
Single Runners & Dancers: R260pp
Team of 4+ Groovers: R250pp
Kids under 10: Free
What’s included in my registration?
Each entrant will receive a T-shirt, race number, a sachet of colour powder as well as entry to the festival zone, which is where the colour burst, dodgeball arena and giant inflatable slide will be located. Each entrant will also receive a R150 Travelstart voucher and a R300 Safari Now voucher.
Just click on the ‘Buy Tickets’ in the menu or head to www.Quicket.co.za to purchase using a valid credit or debit card.
Manual entry points will be opening shortly. Check back for all the details.
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THE launch for the 2nd annual MosJazz Music Festival in Mossel Bay took place at the Garden Route Casino on Saturday and judging by the lineup, it is destined to be an international affair seldom experienced on the Garden Route.
The lineup has a distinct international flavour, with Phil Fearon from the UK, Judy Boucher from the Caribbean, Andrew Young, the British saxophonist, Afro-Fiesta with an infectious mix of kwassa kwaasa from the DRC and Angola, and Choko from Trinidad and Tobago, bringing an eclectic mix of sounds to the Southern Cape.
Some of the country’s hottest talent will also be performing, including Emo Adams, Garth Taylor, Allou April and the Ghoema Project, Virtual Jazz Reality and Ernie Smith.
Special performances include Brent Krus, a guitar virtuoso from Cape Town celebrating the music of Carlos Santana. Karin Kortje is also invited back to pay tribute to her role model Aretha Franklin
UK singer, songwriter and producer Phil Fearon was massive in the 80s with his band Phil Fearon and Galaxy. They had major dance hits like “I can prove it”, “What do I Do”, “Everybody’s Laughing” and “Dancing Tight”.
Judy Boucher is a cult figure in South Africa and her song, “Can’t be with you Tonight”, is a firm party favourite in many a household.
Born in St. Vincent in the Caribbean, Boucher relocated to High Wycombe, England around 1970 and later joined musician brother Bruce's band - which became Judy Jack and the Beanstalk.
After the band broke up, Judy went solo and scored a No. 1 hit on the reggae charts with "Dreaming of A Little Island" in 1985, with the debut album "Can't Be with You Tonight" following in 1987.
Choko is becoming increasingly popular around the globe with his reggae and soca beats.
Born in Liverpool, England and now a resident of Vienna, Austria, Andrew Young has been classically trained from the age of 8 in both Clarinet and Saxophone.
After completing Saxophone and Clarinet studies in London, Andrew moved to Germany to pursue a desire for a broader and more eclectic involvement in all genres of music.
Appearing as soloist with various Symphony Orchestras in Holland and Germany, Andrew engaged in session work and concerts alongside Pop/Jazz/Funk luminaries such as Matt Bianco and the Precious Wilson Band. In 2010 he performed with Gino Vanelli, from Canada, in Holland.
Andrew’s Album “Magic Life”, with sales attaining Gold status, was recorded with Producer Garo Mafya in Istanbul.
Andrew has performed at various music festivals in South Africa, including: The International Jazz Festival, Cape Town, Jazz on the Rocks, National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and the Rand Easter Show.
Afro Fiesta is a renowned World Music group and with their infectious beat they have endeared themselves to fans around the globe.
The MosJazz Festival enjoys a unique setting with the stage located on the Rocks in the sea. The best vantage point for the music onstage is knee-deep in the water itself.
The combination of music in pristine natural spaces has enabled significant successes for the festival owners Camissa Solutions. Camissa has similar experiences on offer at Tietie’s Bay, Clanwilliam Dam, The Paarl Arboretum and the annual Love Jazz Cruise to Walvis Bay.
The International MosJazz Festival happens from 17 to 20 January 2019 at De Bakke Santos Resort. Tickets in Mossel Bay will be available at the Fork and Train.
A weekend pass costs R460, a day pass R175, a weekend pass for minors (12 – 18) R230 and kids younger than 12 get in for free.