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Event Calendar


“Round the Island” Race, Lake Deneysville Yacht Club – The biggest inland regatta in South Africa, held in late January/early February.


Sunfoil Series cricket:

Chevrolet Warriors vs Knights (20-23 Feb 2014, Chevrolet Park)



Craft Beer Festival, Clarens 50 different craft beers and ciders, food stalls and live entertainment.


Quenna Festival, Gariep Dam – Fun for the whole family.


Sterkfontein Mile Swim – Sterkfontein Dam, Harrismith


Super Rugby:

Cheetahs vs Blues (27 Feb 2015, Free State Stadium)




Vintage Tractor Fair, Clocolan – a great family day out


Super Rugby:

Cheetahs vs Bulls (7 March 2015, Free State Stadium)

Cheetahs vs Sharks (14 March 2015, Free State Stadium)


Sunfoil Series cricket:

Chevrolet Knights vs bizhub Highveld Lions (12 March 2015, Chevrolet Park Bloemfontein)



Bloemfontein Show – A vibrant 10-day show held in late April/early May since 1883.


Clarens Xtreme Festival of Dirt – A 40km Enduro Madalas, 3km/10km Trail Run, 40km Mountain Bike race.


Hlasela Cycle Race – covering the whole of the Free State.


Absa Premiership soccer:

Bloem Celtic vs University of Pretoria (5 April 2015, Kaizer Sebothelo Stadium)

Free State Stars vs Ajax Cape Town (14 April 2015, Charles Mopeli Stadium)

Bloem Celtic vs Maritzburg United (19 April 2015, Free State Stadium)

Free State Stars vs Bidvest Wits (29 April 2015, Charles Mopeli Stadium)


Super Rugby:

Cheetahs vs Reds (18 April 2015, Free State Stadium)


Sunfoil Series cricket:

Knights vs Dolphins (3-6 April 2014, Chevrolet Park)



Nampo Agricultural Show, Bothaville – The largest show of agricultural livestock and machinery in the Southern Hemisphere.


Bloemhof Bonanza – Inland fishing competition on the Bloemhof Dam near Hoopstad.


MTN National MTB Series – a two-day cycle race in the hills of Clarens


National Hot Air Ballooning Day – The only one of its kind in Africa, held in Bethlehem on 12 May 2015.


Absa Premiership soccer:

Free State Stars vs Chippa United (2 May 2015, Goble Park)

Bloem Celtic vs Ajax Cape Town (3 May 2015, Free State Stadium)

Bloem Celtic vs Free State Stars (6 May 2015, Free State Stadium)

Free State Stars vs Black Aces (9 May 2015, Goble Park)


Super Rugby:

Cheetahs vs Stormers (2 May 2015, Free State Stadium)

Cheetahs vs Highlanders (16 May 2015, Free State Stadium)

Cheetahs vs Lions (23 May 2015, Free State Stadium)



WildsKOSfees – A celebration of South African wine and game dishes at De Oude Kraal, 35km south of Bloemfontein.


Ysbeer Swim at Bundu Camp, Ventersburg.


Super Rugby:

Cheetahs vs Waratahs (6 June 2015, Free State Stadium)




Volksblad Arts Festival, Bloemfontein – A vibrant arts festival for the whole family.



Bethlehem Air Show – Great for the whole family.


Fouriesburg Spring Fair – Held on the first Saturday in September each year.



Free State Triathlon, Maselspoort


Eastern Free State MTB Challenge, Warden – not for the faint-hearted!

Macufe, Bloemfontein – One of the biggest cultural festivals in Africa, showcasing the cream of African and international talent over 10 days.


Rose Festival, Bloemfontein – 15,000 roses are showcased amidst a host of other events.


Allemanskraal Dam Mile Swim – in the Willem Pretorius Nature Reserve.



Cherry Festival, Ficksburg –The longest-running crop festival in SA, incorporating the Cherry Jazz Fest.


Vredefort Dome Adventure Festival ­– A sports and adventure festival featuring eighteen different sports disciplines.


International Gliding Championships – Every December at the Gariep Dam.