Enjoy Heritage weekend and the Spring Festival in Simon’s Town. There is family fun for everyone, much of it free, while businesses are offering specials on food, trips and accommodation.

Here is the full programme courtesy of  http://www.simonstown.com/

SATURDAY September 21st
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All Day The False Bay Yacht Club hosts the annual Spring Regatta over the weekend. This prestigious yachting event attracts up to 80 boats representing all keelboat classes. The crisp white sails and colourful spinnakers contrast beautifully against the blue water making the race a lovely sight to watch from all the vantage points around town. Harbour Area free F4
09.00 Enter the SPRING CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT at the Simon’s Town Country Club, the only 9 hole course in the Cape Peninsula. Competition format 4BBB Stableford. Loads of prizes. Mystery Hole. The course and clubhouse offer spectacular views over False Bay.Watch out for the African penguins who live on the course! Visitors welcome call 021 786 1233 to book a tee off time. The popular restaurant offers daily specials. Simon’s Town Country Club R150
All Day Vintage market: Come experience the nostalgia of stepping back in time and finding treasures to delight the soul… Fringe Salon E6
11.00-12.00 “The Faeries and Me”. See the illustrations and listen to readings from this book aimed at teaching kids how to say “No” in difficult situations. Enquiries:021 786 1544. www.sopheagallery.com. Sophia Gallery and Tibetan Teahouse Donation M2
14.00-16.00 KIDS PIZZA MAKING COMPETITION. Bring the kids – they’ll have lots of fun!Pizza making competition at Simon's Town Spring Festival. Photo: www.simonstown.com Cafe Pescado Cafe Pescado R10
17.30 Festival Wine Tasting in Simon’s Town. Come with friends, explore new wines, enjoy delicious snacks. Tickets from The Sweetest Thing. The Sweetest Thing R50 E6
19.30 Quarrymen Concert: Experience this amazing choir. Tickets from Simon’s Town Pharmacy or at the door. Methodist Church R60
20.00 Live Music. Shelley and Alan play in Cafe Pescado. Cafe Pescado Free G5
All Day All children who eat at Café Pescado’s any time during the Festival can enter a Just Nuisance COLOUR-IN COMPETITION and win a prize! Cafe Pescado Free G5
SUNDAY 22nd September
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All Day The False Bay Yacht Club hosts the annual Spring Regatta over the weekend. This prestigious yachting event attracts up to 80 boats representing all keelboat classes. The crisp white sails and colourful spinnakers contrast beautifully against the blue water making the race a lovely sight to watch from all the vantage points around town. Harbour Area free F4
10.00-14.00 Bric-a-Brac Lane: Union Lane (between FNB and Lewis Stores). Come and browse for a bargain. A variety of new and old goods will be on sale. Enquiries: Nikki 083 977 9182 or Christina 072 691 7304. Union Lane free G5
10.00 – 15.00 Art on the Square: Local Artists, amateur and professional, are invited to practise their creativity in all mediums on the Square. Set up an easel or table and paint / sketch on the square. Display your work. If raining will be postponed to Monday 23rd. Contact: Pauline Fine 021 782 5472 cell 082 831 1578. Jubilee Square free G4
All Day WELLNESS EXPO. Therapies, demos, health & wellbeing products and other services. Info: Magdalena 079 106 2471. Test, try, investigate all things relating to health, wellness and a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Talk with a vast and varied array of health practitioners, therapists, holistic healing practitioners and retailers of interesting and alternative products. Browse the stalls, participate in a demo class, get a sample treatment from one of the massage therapists. Delicious, healthy food and beverages will be on sale. Prizes and give-aways. Kids get in free. Town Hall R20 H4
09.30 Walk to the Waterfall. This is an easy walk on a stony path suitable for all ages. Park above the Tennis courts free
11.00 Isivunguvungu Band plays on Jubilee Square. This internationally acclaimed youth Music Academy consists of a brass band and choir.Izivunguvungu Youth Band at Simon's Town Spring Festival. Photo: www.simonstown.com Jubilee Square free G4
11.00-12.00 Wina Weinman presents “An Equinox Celebration with Sound and Visualization”, a journey through the Chakras and the Sacred Medicine Wheel using various musical instruments. Enquiries: 021 786 1544. Sophea Gallery & Tibetan Teahouse Donation M2
12.00 Gun emplacement tour. Close up view of 9.2 inch guns at Scala Battery No.1. Gun near top of Red Hill road free
14.00-15.00 Wina Weinman: Repeat of “An Equinox Celebration with Sound and Visualization” (see 11.00 above). Sophea Gallery & Tibetan Teahouse
16.00 Four Seasons Concert. The celebrated Cape Town baroque ensemble, Camerata Tinta Barocca, will be performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. They will be performing with the internationally acclaimed violinist, David Juritz. Fine Music Radio’s Rodney Trudgeon will read the sonnets on which the music is based. Tickets available at the door or Simon’s Town Pharmacy. Methodist Church R90 pensioners R70 F6
All Day All children who eat at Café Pescado’s any time during the Festival can enter a Just Nuisance COLOUR-IN COMPETITION and win a prize! Cafe Pescado free G8
MONDAY 23rd September
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All Day The False Bay Yacht Club hosts the annual Spring Regatta over the weekend. This prestigious yachting event attracts up to 80 boats representing all keelboat classes. The crisp white sails and colourful spinnakers contrast beautifully against the blue water making the race a lovely sight to watch from all the vantage points around town. Harbour Area free F4
All Day WELLNESS EXPO. Therapies, demos, health & wellbeing products and other services. Info: Magdalena 079 106 2471Test, try, investigate and gather information about all things relating to health, wellness and a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Bringing together a vast and varied array of health practitioners, therapists, holistic healing practitioners and retailers of interesting and alternative products, the Wellness Day promises to be a wonderful, informative and vibrant event. Come and browse among the stalls, participate in a demo class and get a sample treatment from one of the massage therapists. Delicious and healthy food and beverages will be on sale. Prizes and give-aways. Kids get in free. Town Hall R20 H4
09.30 Just Nuisance Grave Walk. Hike the steps up to the grave for the best view of Simon’s Bay – it’s a steep climb so be reasonably fit, prepared with water if it’s hot and don’t forget your camera. Park above the Tennis courts in Cornwall Rd. free E6
11.00-12.30 Experiential workshop presented by Sayyid Zain Hakim “AHA Sufi Breathing Technique.Enquiries 021 786 1544 Sophea Gallery & Tibetan Teahouse Donation M2
14.00-16.00 KIDS PIZZA MAKING COMPETITION. Bring the kids – they’ll have lots of fun! Cafe Pescado Cafe Pescado R10
14.00-15.00 Reiki master Maryna Kruger presents “Singing Bowl and Gong Healing Meditation”. Set up the resonance of vibrational healing in your life. Enquiries 021 786 1544. Sophea Gallery & Tibetan Teahouse Donation M2
19.00 Blues at Berthas. The Tehilla Blues Trio will add a special flavour while you wine and dine at the best waterside seats in town. Berthas Restaurant G4
19.00 International Award-winning Nelson Mandela University Choir present “Magnificat”, with Mario Nell on the organ. The program includes a variety of wonderful music from Bach to an incredible arrangement of “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.Tickets available at the door, enquiries Dr Steven van der Merwe 072 99 29 220. St Francis Church R90 C5
All Day All children who eat at Café Pescado’s any time during the Festival can enter a Just Nuisance COLOUR-IN COMPETITION and win a prize! Cafe Pescado free G8
TUESDAY 24th September
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All Day The False Bay Yacht Club hosts the annual Spring Regatta over the weekend. This prestigious yachting event attracts up to 80 boats representing all keelboat classes. The crisp white sails and colourful spinnakers contrast beautifully against the blue water making the race a lovely sight to watch from all the vantage points around town. Harbour Area free F4
All Day Vintage Market – clothing, accessories, vintage music and movies. Enjoy the greate vibe and beautiful vintage setting Fringe Vintage Hair Salon free E6
09.30 Waterfall and Just Nuisance Grave Walk. Guided hike to these great locations. The Waterfall Walk is a gentle hike on a path, a few steps to tackle. For those who want more of a challenge you can then take the steep steps up to Just Nuisance Grave. Fabulous views of the whole Bay. Only for the reasonably fit. Park above the Tennis courts free E6
09.30-11.00 TWO OCEANS BRASS BAND: This talented band will be marching down Simon’s Town main road, down to the jetty and back. Don’t miss this unique performance!

Two Oceans Brass Band. Photo supplied by www.simonstown.com

Two Oceans Brass Band. Photo supplied by www.simonstown.com

 

Main Road and Jetty Donation F5
10.30 Open Gardens. Talk and visit best fynbos gardens in the Town with landscape gardener, Ian Howse.Open Garden at Simon's Town Spring Festival. Photo: www.simonstown.com

 

26 Victory Way G7
11.00 – 13.00 “Managing your Personal Energy”. Are you stressed? Join a workshop presented by Dr Rudi Labuschagne and Dr Lynette Steele. Enquiries: 021 786 1544. Sophea Gallery & Tibetan Teahouse Donation M2
11.00 Wreath Laying Ceremony. On Heritage Day there will be a Wreath Laying Ceremony at 11h00 at the Forced Removals Monument in Jubilee Square to remember those forcibly removed from Simon’s Town under the Group Areas Act of the 1960’s. Forced Removals Monument free G5
Two Oceans Brass Band Jubilee Square G5
11.30 for 12.00 Cannon firing 22nd firing in 110 years of the 12 ton RML Middle North Battery free
11.00 Nocturne – Creative Process of Art and Music – artistic collaboration by Simon’s Town residents: composer Stephen van de Merwe and artist Ryno Swart. The audience will be able to enjoy the music whilst witnessing Ryno’s artistic techniques. Methodist Church Hall R50 H4
14.00 Braai Competition. Heritage day is also known as National Braai Day and the community has put out the challenge to find the best braai master (or mistress) in Simon’s Town. The spring festivities Braai Competition will be held from 14h00 on Monday in the Wharf Street parking area. Entries are limited. Call Nikki on 083 977 9182 to book your spot.Braai competition  at Simon's Town Spring Festival. Photo: www.simonstown.com Wharf St parking area below Salty Sea Dog free F4
14.00-15.00 Guided Meditation Session: Balancing Emotions and Feeling presented by Psychotherapist and Shambhala Teacher Johann Verster. Enquiries: 021 786 1544, www.sopheagallery.com. Sophea Gallery & Tibetan Teahouse donation M2
All day All children who eat at Café Pescado’s any time during the Festival can enter a Just Nuisance COLOUR-IN COMPETITION and win a prize! Cafe Pescado Free G8