Franschhoek Festivals & Events

Franschhoek Festivals & Events

Experience the timeless allure of the Cape Winelands, where each season brings its unique charm—from the vibrant, sun-soaked vineyards of to the cosy gatherings beside warm firesides.

Discover Franschhoek and its surrounds through a variety of exciting events throughout the year, celebrating the rich flavours and diverse experiences that define this enchanting region.

For the Bastille Enthusiasts

Celebrate the spirit of France in the heart of the Cape Winelands at the renowned Franschhoek Bastille Festival, held annually on the 13th and 14th of July. Experience a delightful French ambience as you wander through the lively streets of Franschhoek. The festival transforms the village into a vibrant hub of activity, featuring bespoke shopping, exhilarating street performances by local drummers, musicians, and artists, and an array of festive merriment. 

For those who like a challenge alongside their celebrations, the Franschhoek Bastille Day Trail Run, also on the 13th of July, invites adventurers to race through frosty vineyards and potentially snow-capped mountains, starting at the famous Berg River Dam. Experience the crisp winter air and stunning views in a race that challenges both body and spirit.

For the Wine Aficionados

The Cape Winelands is a year-round haven for wine enthusiasts, offering an array of exciting festivals and events that span across all seasons.

Experience the effervescence of the Franschhoek Cap Classique Week from the 1st to 8th of September 2024, right in the heart of the picturesque Franschhoek Valley. This exclusive event invites guests to indulge in a curated week of bubbles, celebrating the best of our local Cap Classique offerings.


Boschendal Night Market

Kick off the weekend in style with Boschendal's new Friday night offerings. Boschendal redefines Friday evenings with an array of laid-back experiences, ideal for the perfect start to the weekend. From farm-fresh sharing snack boxes enjoyed on the lawn to jumping castles for the kids and bars with extended hours, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Booking is essential. 

Franschhoek Village Market

Explore the Franschhoek Market for a taste of local arts, crafts, and culinary delights. This vibrant gathering place, open every Saturday from 9am to 3pm (weather permitting), is perfect for spending a day with family and friends under the historic Oak trees. Enjoy good food and drink, quality crafts, upbeat live music, and good times, making it the ideal spot for those looking to soak in the local culture and pick up unique gifts or treats.

Rickety Bridge Park Runs

Join the community at Rickety Bridge for Franschhoek weekly park runs set against the backdrop of stunning vineyards. It’s a fantastic way to keep fit and enjoy the natural beauty of Franschhoek.

Contact our reservations team at Leeu Collection to secure your stay and experience the unmatched beauty and tranquillity of Franschhoek in winter. Enjoy the season of reflection and celebration in the heart of the Cape Winelands.

e: reservations@leeucollection.com I t: +27 (0) 21 492 2222

Franschhoek Festivals & Events
Franschhoek Festivals & Events
Franschhoek Festivals & Events