Darling West Coast is the perfect weekend getaway destination, offering myriad activities, both in the town and surrounds. The citizens of Darling like to show off their town and host a variety of annual events that will ensure that all visitors are entertained. Here are the TOP events to look forward to in Darling in 2018:
Taste of Darling
Date: April 2018
Darling might well be a small town but therein lies diversity and an abundance of attractions. Watch this space for dates to The Taste of Darling 2018 and experience everything Darling has to offer in one weekend – food, beer music, art, wine and so much more.
Darling Brew Extreme MTB
Date: May 2018
The event consists of four routes ranging from the super endurance long course to the less challenging short ride for the family, novices and youngsters. The four distances are made up of a combination of single track, jeep track and farm roads in and around Darling, each named after a popular Darling Brew beer.
Darling Winter Beerfest
Date: July 2018
The event takes place in Darling Brew’s state-of-the-art Brewery. (So in the case of rain, we’ll be cosy and undercover)
Don’t miss the chance to taste the local craft beers famous in the West Coast! A ticket gets you entrance, a branded beer glass and a bottle of 500ml Darling Brew at the door*. Musicians, acts & guest breweries will be announced soon.
Darling Wild Flower Show
Date: 14 – 16 September 2018
The Darling Wildflower Society has been around for more than a century and the Society’s Show takes place annually over the third weekend in September. It celebrates an integral part of the Cape Fynbos Kingdom comprised of Renosterveld, Rietveld, Sandveld, and Strandveld where more than 1200 different species of flowers can be found.
The Flower Show will offer a variety of activities to entertain young and old. Your ticket includes entry to:
• the Landscaped Hall depicting the flowers of the area in their natural habitat,
• an orchid display by Orchid Creations by Trisha,
• a free ride on a tractor-drawn wagon to see the pristine wetland at Oude Post, which is not normally accessible to the public and may only be visited during the Show,
• a Craft & Gourmet Food Market,
• a Veteran Tractor/Car Display
• an Entertainment Tent featuring live music
• safe and secure parking for vehicles,
• kids entertainment area.
Darling Village Fest
Date: October 2018
We all know that a scarecrow is usually an object made to resemble a human figure, set up to scare birds away from the field where crops are grown.
Darling plans to borrow from this age-old idea, a symbol of peaceful country life.
As part of this new annual event village and farm schools, families, local clubs, outreach initiatives etc. will build scarecrows to be exhibited at the Darling Village Fest.
Darling Summer Beerfest
Date: December 2018
The Darling Summer Beer Festival is BACK – and it’s better than ever! Guest breweries, food trucks, live music and entertainment round out this highlight on the Darling calendar. Musicians, acts & guest breweries will be announced soon.
Find Darling on the West Coast Way Culture and Scenic Routes
Distance from Cape Town: 76km
Darling Tourism Bureau
West Coast Way is South Africa’s road trip with the most twists. South Africans and visitors can explore a unique collection of themed routes to do adventure-filled Cape West Coast self-drive trips or a West Coast Holiday. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Scenic Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route – as well as the newly launched West Coast Way Wild Route, all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many. For more information on West Coast Way’s #WestCoastTwist and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit www.westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.