July | August 2023

Africa Must Think is a conference dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship, mindset change, and innovation in Africa. The conference brings together thought leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and business executives to share insights, ideas, and experiences that can inspire and empower individuals and communities to create sustainable solutions to the continent’s pressing challenges. Secure your tickets from any Shoprite outlet or call +260975765736 today.

Date: 2nd & 4th July

Location: Lusaka (2nd July), Ndola (4th July)

Tickets: Standard-K100, Gold-K300 (Book) and Platinum-K2000 (Book + VIP)

Tangila Trail Series

Join the Tangila trail Series for stunning trails, intense competition, and unrivaled camaraderie. Run wild, ride strong, and swim free for conservation. Contact [email protected] or visit for more information, including ticket prices. (Image: Bich’ri Photo/Tangila Trail Series).

Date: 15th July

Location: Musebe Ranch, Mkushi

Tickets: TBA

Umutomboko Ceremony

The Umutomboko Ceremony Celebrates the migration of the Lunda people to Zambia from Kola in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the victories they recorded over other tribes as they traveled. The day’s events culminate with the performance of a victory dance, the Mutomboko, by His Royal Highness Mwata Kazembe XIX of the Lunda people. This year’s Ceremony marks 25 years on the throne of His Royal Highness Mwata Kazembe XIX. (Image: Beauriful Zambia)

Date: 29th July

Location: Mwansabombwe District, Luapula Province

Tickets: N/A

The 95th Agricultural and Commercial Show

Featuring exhibitors from Zambia and beyond, this is one of the biggest and most important shows on the Zambian event calendars. The multifaceted event provides a platform to showcase emerging technologies, product innovation and value addition. It is a family-friendly event beloved among Zambians.

Date: 2nd – 7th August

Location: Lusaka Showgrounds

Tickets: Free entry

Hilton Arts Festival 

This is one of South Africa’s biggest theatre festivals and has been taking place for over 30 years, attracting around 25,000 people annually. The event has left an indelible mark on the South African theatre, music and arts landscape.

Date: 11th – 13th August

Location: Hilton College, KwaZulu-Natal

Tickets: TBA

Street Culture Festival

This event celebrates Zambian street culture and features urban dance (jerking, dougie, hip hop, etc.), skateboarding, rap battles and many more forms of creative expression. Be sure to attend this event which aims to foster positivity and growth across generations, especially among youths. The festival runs from 10 am to 5 pm.

Date: 19th August

Location: NASDEC, Lusaka

Tickets: TBA

Tops at Spar Wine Show

This is South Africa’s largest touring ‘try and buy’ wine event.Tops at Spar Wine Show Cape Town, with almost 11,000 bottles of wine sold, the forecast promises an exciting range of mainstream and boutique wine producers will exhibit at the show.

Date: 25th – 26th August

Location: Sun Exhibits, GrandWest, Cape Town

Tickets: TBA

Festival of Motoring

Festival of Motoring Johannesburg 2023 is not your average motoring event. The world-class motoring event allows petrolheads to view and experience the latest vehicle models and has a strong family appeal. 

Date: 25th – 27th August

Location: Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Johannesburg

Tickets: TBA

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