FOOD FAMILY FUN at Shongweni Market

Join in the fun at the Shongweni Farmer’s & Craft Market on Thursday, June 16 (Youth Day) for what promises to be the perfect family outing, with good food, live music and loads of vibrant market stalls.

Running from 10am to 5pm, the line-up includes Rubber Duc whose quirky and catchy songs have taken the South African music scene by storm, as well as The Lectric Monks, a vibey, upbeat folk band from Pretoria that’s guaranteed to make you want to get up and dance.

Also on the bill are crowd-pleasers Black Whiskey, acoustic duo Qadasi & Maqinga performing a fusion of maskandi and folk, and to top it all off, the Celtic sounds of the 1 Med Pipe Band.

With its charming country setting, the venue is just half an hour from Durban and offers large covered seating areas, lush open spaces and fantastic views of Kirk Falls. There will also be a fun kids zone, as well as a wide variety of stalls selling delicious artisan food and beverages.

Advance tickets cost R70 for adults and R30 for kids under 12. These are available at Computicket and at the Shongweni Market every Saturday leading up to the event. Tickets will also be on sale at the gate on the day – adults pay R100 and kids R30. Children under four get in free.

Gates open at 9am. No food, beverages or chairs may be brought into the venue, but blankets are welcome. For more information, visit or contact 031 563 0824.

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