The First Sip of Spring – The Canal Walk Gin Festival

Cape Town, 26 August 2019 – The first sip of spring will be on offer at the first ever, Canal Walk Gin Fest, taking place over two days – Friday 6th September and Saturday 7th September.  

All the best gin brands will be under one roof, with live entertainment from South Africa’s local talent and DJ’s providing music for a full-on festive feel for visitors.

The festival is designed to provide an intimate and fun atmosphere where gin enthusiasts are given the opportunity to sample old favourites, discover new varieties and mix with other like-minded gin aficionados and enthusiasts.

Vanessa Herbst, Marketing Manager at Canal Walk Shopping Centre shares her delight at announcing this first event of its kind to be held at the centre: “We are excited to host the first gin festival in a shopping centre, and we think it’s the perfect way to welcome spring, we hope our visitors do too.”

There has been a steady rise in the interest in gin over the past few years with numerous local infusions and craft blends finding their way to discerning palates.  Add to that the myriad of ways in which to augment this elixir – from a growing variety of tonics, to mudded apple, pineapple, berries and more – Centre Court at Canal Walk will be the ideal place to be this September.  With experienced ginologists on hand to answer questions and share their knowledge, it’s also perfect for first time gin-drinkers to get acquainted with what the rest already know – let the spring beGIN.

Event Details

Dates – Friday, 6 September and Saturday, 7 September

Times – Friday: 2pm – 10pm and Saturday: 11am – 10pm

Venue – Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Centre Court

Ticket Price –R120 per person

No sales to persons under 18 years old.

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