Local Events June to September 2016

Local Events – June to September 2016  
Date Event Venue Organiser  
04th June

Lobatse International Beef Festival

 

Lobatse Town Park BTO sponsoring For more information contact BTO office +267 3913111
10th-12th June

Kalahari Challenge

Lion Park Resort, Gaborone Gem Diamonds, Stanbic Bank & BTO For more information: kalaharichallenge.com
23rd-26th June

Toyota Kalahari 1000 Desert Race

 

Jwaneng BTO, Botswana Motor Sport, SANORA & Mascom This event continues to grow in popularity and it will be in its 35th Year drawing spectatorship from neighbouring countries and abroad. The event has for the past three years been included as one of the feeder races to the Dakar Rally as one of the four events in the world to gain that status. This is the biggest off road race in Africa, with a following of over 120 000 spectators.
30th June – 3rd July

Race for Rhinos

 

Lekhubu Island BTO Botswana Tourism Organisation in partnership with Gaing-o Community Trust and The Matsieng Flying Club are proud to host the prestigious Race of Champions in Botswana. This event is important to the organisation as a way to increase aviation tourism into the country, as well as generate new events that are interesting for our local and regional tourists’ interested in adventure and sporting events.The main feature of the Race For Rhinos will be the race itself, with 100 light aircraft expected to participate, taking off and landing directly on the hardened salt plains next to Lekhubu Island. The afternoons will offer further experiences for participants and spectators with guided tours of the national monument, quad biking, mountain biking and exciting aviation stunts.
7th – 9th July

Chobe Agricultural Show

 

Pandamatenga Pandamatenga Commercial Farmers Association For more infortmation on the event, call BTO’s Kasane office +267 6250555
7th – 9th July

Ghanzi Show

Ghanzi Ghanzi Show Committee For more informtaion on the event, call the Ghanzi office +267 6596704
15th – 17th July

Makgadikgadi Epic

 

Nata Bird Sanctuary BTO, Nata Community Trust and SkyDive Botswana Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) in partnership with Nata Community Trust and SkyDive Botswana organise the The Makgadikgadi Epic every year. The event takes place in the premier and prominent Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, at the Nata Bird Sanctuary.
18th July

Selibe Phikwe National Marathon

Selibe Phikwe Mascom For more information on the event, call the Selibe Phikwe office on  +267 261 1616
20th July

President’s Day Commemorations

Regional & in Gaborone MYSC For more information, call the Gaborone Mall Office at +267 3959455
28th July

Tour de Tuli

 

Tuli Block Wilderness & Nedbank The demand and interest in the cycle tours continues to grow and these events are well known and well respected in the mountain bike community.As a result of the growth and enthusiasm for these mountain bike events, we operate these fundraising events under the Tour de Wilderness brand, an umbrella brand which manages and coordinates all fundraising sports activities for Children in the Wilderness.

There are many reasons why you might want to consider cycling this event. Amongst them are the incredible scenery, wildlife and wonderful community spirit created by this event. However from our perspective the overriding goal is to raise funds for Children in the Wilderness.

Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is an environmental and life skills educational programme that focuses on the next generation of rural decision makers, developing environmental leaders who are inspired to care for their natural heritage so that they become the custodians of these areas in the future.

For further information on Children in the Wilderness please visit www.childreninthewilderness.com

29th – 30th July

Tsabong Agricultural Show

 

Tsabong Tsabong Show Committee For more information on the event, call our Tsabong office on +267 6540822
13th August

Batlokwa Cultural Festival

Tlokweng, Gaborone Batlokwa For more information on the event contact our Gaborone Mall Office on +267 3959455. Or contact the event organiser, Mr Matsetse +267 72106585.
19th August

National Art & Basket and Craft Exhibitions

National Museum, Gaborone MYSC For more information on the event, call our Gaborone Mall Office at +267 3959455
22nd – 28th August

Botswana Consumer Fair

Fairgrounds, Gaborone Fairgrounds Holdings Botswana Consumer Fair is an all inclusive platform whose objectives are to create an interactive forum for our exhibitors and their clients. It offers opportunities for diversification of the economy and promotes service sectors.For more information on the event, visit www.fairgroundholdings.com
27th August

Chobe Flea Market

Kasane BTO Kasane Office For more information contact our Kasane office on +267 6250555
1st - 5th September

Gaborone International Music and Culture Week (GIMC)

Around Gaborone in various venues Leap Frog Gaborone International Music and Culture Week (GIMC) is a multi discipline event that celebrates Gaborone city and its residents. GIMC is held every first week of September and runs for a week with activates that cover cultural celebrations, comedy,poetry,music festival,fashion,jazz,golf day to name a few. Performers are selected from across the region, internationally as well as top local artists. Some of the proceeds from the event are donated to deserving NGOs especially ones that seek to uplift less fortunate memebrs of the community.For more information, visit www.gimc.co.bw
3rd September

Dithubaruba Cultural Festival

Ntsweng, Molepolole Dithubaruba For more information on the event, call our Gaborone Mall Office at +267 3959455
9th September

Veekuhane Cultural Festival

Kasane Veekuhane For more information on the event, call our Kasane office on +267 6250555
24th September

Gaborone International Air Show

Gaborone BTO For more information on the event email the BTO marketing division at marketing@botswanatourism.co.bw or cal +267 3913111
27th September

World Tourism Day

To be confirmed Department of Tourism For more information on the Botswana World Tourism Day celebrations, contact our Gaborone Mall Office at +267 3959455. For more information on the Global World Tourism Day event, you can visit wtd.unwto.org