On this year’s Freedom Day, Johannesburg is buzzing with a range of events and activities for everyone. Here are some of the best things to do in Johannesburg as reported by Joburg:
Vilakazi Street is regarded as one of Joburg’s most famous urban areas and holds much of the nation’s history. It symbolises the nation and should be visited on this special day. So take your family and friends and head to the most visited street in this urban area.
Not many people are familiar with the history behind Lilliesleaf Farm in Rivonia. It was the headquarters for covert, underground activities and a safe house for many leading figures of the liberation movement in the early 60s. Today, it is a heritage site for the proclamation of freedom.
The remnants of an old fort and holding cells for political prisoners have been turned into the domain of South Africa’s Constitutional Court and proclaimed a national heritage site. Constitution Hill is in Braamfontein, just up the road from the train station, and deserves your attention. Additionally, the Back To The City concert happens every year on this day. This year’s theme is The Freedom Charter: The Congress Of The People, and it will feature well-known artists such as Cassper Nyovest, Stogie T, and Boom Shaka.
Gauteng Fvck Racism Festival
This event aims to bring all the interaction on Joburger’s Facebook page to real life, allowing all its followers to meet and laugh together finally. Such a perfect way to celebrate the day, right? There will be music, food, drinks, and all things nice. The entrance is free of charge.
Family Braai Picnic & Colour Festival Joburg
This is regarded as South Africa’s biggest braai picnic travel event, bringing people from all walks of life to enjoy the festivities amongst their loved ones and meet new friends. People from different backgrounds can network over a braai, drinks, music, and some colour powder splashing fun.
Calling all fairies and lovers of all things fantasy. Make sure you save the date, dust off your prettiest outfits and wings, and come out for a day of magic and family fun.
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Freedom Day Debate
To those who particularly enjoy debates and constructive talks about what concerns society, youth, and the future of this beautiful country, join in at The Apartheid Museum as they will be hosting a discussion entitled “Are We Truly Free.”
This museum complex is dedicated to illustrating apartheid and the 20th-century history of South Africa. This makes it one of the best spots to celebrate Freedom Day.
Although it’s not in Johannesburg, it still deserves our attention. Besides, Pretoria is pretty much Joburg’s little brother anyway. Freedom Park celebrates South Africa’s heritage as a centre of knowledge aimed at deepening the understanding of the nation.
Hollywood loves our stories of trials, tribulations, and success. Why not rent Invictus, Mandela: a Long Walk to Freedom, and Cry Freedom and have yourself a little movie marathon? Remember the popcorn!
These are the top 10 ways to celebrate Freedom Day in Johannesburg. So choose your favourite activities and make the most of this special day!