Dullstroom Festival of Art & Culture
WHEN? 30 June to 2 July 2017
Within three hours of Jo’burg, tucked in among the Steenkampsberg, is a little village best known for its pristine pools well stocked with large trout. It is little known that Dullstroom is also the home of some of South Africa’s greatest cultural talent. Whether it be artisans who produce magnificent works of art in metal or wood, or talented musicians who seek inspiration from the surrounding rolling grasslands, Dullstroom is a plethora of creativity. The local residents have joined forces to provide a platform to showcase this talent. Dullstroom will come alive as locals show visitors that there is more to Dullstroom than meets the fly.
The Dullstroom Festival of Art & Culture is a means of introducing visitors to the many varied aspects of creativity within Dullstroom and the surrounding areas. The festival will create a platform to showcase local talent and to create an awareness of the natural heritage of the area.
During the 3 days of the festival, painting, mosaicing, sculpture, pottery, glasswork, beadwork, art classes, music, makeup classes and the culinary arts will all be on display throughout the village. Meet and interact with the artists, enjoy fine music, fine wine and fine cuisine.
The festival will feature ‘live’ artists who will be creating and interacting with visitors at the different centres throughout the village. In the evenings restaurant patrons will be entertained by a diverse selection of musical artists. Each of the many restaurants in the village will offer extraordinary culinary delights which will be complimented by wine tasting’s from various estates.
Dullstroom Winter Festival
WHEN? 1-2 July 2017
The Dullstroom Winter Festival is jam packed with music, outdoor activities, winter goodies and the creative arts.
During the festival Dullstroom comes alive with shops, businesses and restaurants putting up sparkling decorations and Christmas lights to ensure families will continue to enjoy the midwinter Christmas theme that has been a firm favourite for many years.
Local restaurants and retailers will be offering huge discounts and specials throughout the festival and there will also be a range of activities including clay pigeon shoots, a golf day, a tagged trout event, cheese, local beer, chocolate, coffee and wine tastings, art exhibitions, whiskey tours and tastings and themed restaurant evenings.
Family activities include mosaic making, painting, sand art or fabric painting, horse riding and fun at the local farmers and flea market. These events will be supported by excellent live music shows showcasing live Roots, Blues and Folk music performances from top South African singers and song writers at various participating venues around town.