Franschhoek is well known for its many festivals thoughout the year.  In fact, we have one almost every two months!

Although most are wine-related, we also cater for the culture-vultures with the now renowned Franschhoek Literary Festival every May and the garden-lovers flock to our Open Garden Festival in October each year when our local residents open their stunningly crafted gardens to the general public.

The year ends off with our favourite Bubbly Festival to kick start summer!  Do join us.

 Check back here regularly for updates on the various festivals, ticket prices and dates of ticket sales.

1 Feb - Summer wines at Leopards Leap
11 - 12 July - Bastille Festival
5 - 6 Sep - Uncorked Festival 
24 - 25 Oct - Art Franschhoek
5 - 6 Dec - MCC & Champagne Festival

Franschhoek's Famous Festivals

Contact us for info on bookings, accommodation and transfers between venues when you need them.
Racing festival


10 & 11 January 2020 - Kennilworth Race Course
Molded on famed international racing festivals such as the Qatar Goodwood Festival and Royal Ascot, 2017 saw the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate becoming South Africa’s first ever multi-day Racing Festival, now formally known as the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival, which is held over a Friday and Saturday with the main L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Race being held on the Saturday.

2020 sees host to the fourth official L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Racing Festival, being held over Friday, 10th and Saturday, 11th of January, with the 159th running of the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate taking place on Saturday, 11th of January.

Various hospitality options will once again be available over both race days, including the much anticipated Garden Party being held on Friday, 10th of January. Tickets go on sale on 15 November 2019!