Hermanus First Friday Artwalk

Hermanus First Friday Art Walk is part of a worldwide initiative to make art and art galleries more accessible to the public. On the First Friday of every month, more than 20 diverse galleries opens to the public. This is one way of celebrating the status of Hermanus as one of the top destinations for art in South Africa – an easy Art Walk through Hermanus Old Town. With several artist studios and attentive gallery owners, this walk offers you the opportunity to engage with the locals and explore the town on foot, discovering hidden gems along the way. Maps available at all galleries.

Hermanus FynArts

Experience Hermanus at its best during a 10-day celebration of South African arts, a fusion of Arts Festival and Winter School. Exhibitions of visual arts, concerts, soirees, food and wine pairings, illustrated talks, courses and workshops fill each day.

Daily tours to exhibitions at award-winning wine farms; high teas at cozy coffee shops; special FynArts menus; botanical walks; marvelous films and much more.

7 – 17 June 2024


Carols by Candlelight

The Rotary Club of Hermanus presents an evening of carols in the Old Harbour arena on the last Friday before Christmas. Bring your picnic basket and chairs and enjoy the sing-a-long. Entrance is by way of a donation in aid of charity for your “candle in a bottle” and hymn sheet.

Celebration of Fynbos

An annual Fynbos Festival in August is hosted in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve and includes local arts and crafts, with the main purpose a colourful and spectacular showcase of local fynbos arranged in a display that will amaze every onlooker.

21-24 September 2024

Overstrand Municipality Sea Festival

This festival is held annually at the Hawston camping site next to the ocean. Fresh crayfish, perlemoen, paella and snoek are available and hundreds of festival-goers from all over the Peninsula stream to the quiet fishing village to enjoy the delicious delicacies. There is entertainment for young and old and festival goers can take a dip in the Olympic size swimming pool.

Kalfie Fees

The Hermanus Times Kalfiefees which borrows its name from the Whale Festival, was started to bring a cultural experience to the local communities – including Hawston. The mostly Afrikaans festival, which is held around National Women’s day in August, offers some of the best national and local theatrical productions. Festival-goers can enjoy local cuisine and view and purchase the work of local crafters.

1-11 August 2024

Whale Festival

The annual Whale Festival is held to celebrate the arrival of the magnificent Southern Right Whales that come to Walker Bay to calve and mate. For a few days each September, Hermanus is transformed as thousands of visitors arrive to enjoy arts and the enviro-experience that is the Whale Festival. Around 30 shows – usually the most successful productions from the country’s two largest arts festivals – are staged each year and include theatrical pieces as well as classical and popular music.

The Festival offers a variety of eco-environmental activities; a children’s festival; an arts ramble that takes visitors to the studios and galleries of local artists, and other live entertainment. There’s also plenty of action for the health- conscious with five sporting events, namely a triathlon, half-marathon, fun cycle ride and soccer day.

27-29 September 2024

Wine & Food Festival

Since its inception in 1997 the Hermanus Food and Wine Fair, which coincides with the Kalfiefees, has become an important event in the Western Cape wine industry calendar. Visitors can chase away the winter chills by sampling mouth-watering wine and other products from over 30 exhibitors. It includes some of the Cape’s top wine estates as well as the producers of speciality foods and other delicacies.

African Market

A variety of craft markets can be found in and around Hermanus. There is a daily craft/flea market above the Old Harbour housed in iron sheds on Market Square where local and African traders sell their goods.

Craft Markets

A variety of craft markets can be found in and around Hermanus. There is a daily craft/flea market above the Old Harbour housed in iron sheds on Market Square where local and African traders sell their goods.

De Wet Hall Onrus

Meander through the Onrus Market on the first Saturday of every month at the De Wet Hall from 9h00-12h00.

Hermanuspietersfontein Food and Wine Market

Saturdays are busy market days with the Hermanuspietersfontein Boeremark in the Hemel-en-Aarde village which is open from 9h00- 13h00

Lemm's Corner

Every weekend, weather permitting, a bustling market can be found at Lemm’s Corner from 8h30 to15h00.

Hermanus Country Market

The Hermanus Country Market is held at the Hermanus Cricket Club and is open from 9h00 to 14h00 throughout the year.

Hermanus Park Run

Join us for a free, timed 5km run/walk at 08:00 every Saturday. Find us at Forest Adventures, Camphill Rd, Hemel & Aarde Valley, Hermanus. Rain or shine!

Hermanus parkrun is family and dog friendly! parkrun is open to everyone, from beginners to Olympians, from walkers to runners. You set your own pace and are timed for your own benefit.


Market in the Garden

The Market in the Garden offers new flavour experiences from deliciously different breakfast omelettes to home-made boerewors. There are plenty of home craft and oddball collections, which may just capture your fancy and trigger the realization that you have stumbled on that “once in a lifetime deal” and takes place on Saturdays mornings between 9am – 2pm in the beautiful St Peters Church gardens in Hermanus.

Enjoy some delicious breakfast or lunch, spoil yourself to some delicious goodies including wheat free treats, and browse a wide variety of colourful and creative arts and crafts.