Family friendly

The Scarborough Mussel Festival

Sat Apr 6, 14:00 - Sat Apr 6, 20:00

Scarborough Community centre


The Scarborough Mussel Festival is an annual event that will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 2 pm, at the Scarborough Community Centre (and in the surrounding communal Biodynamic gardens).Bio- Degradable bowls provided , Bring your own Cutlery !


This festival is being held to promote and raise funds for the SEG (Scarborough Environmental Group) to keep up thier fantastic work in protecting, educating & creating Employment,

There will be 250 tickets available for online booking at a cost of R200 per ticket, which includes a portion of mussels , local bread PLUS a RAFFLE TICKET for some Fantastic Prizes !!

Get your ticket online soon, as ONLY 100 will be sold at the venue on the day!

Beatrix and The Beats and Simba Morri are playing and some lekka DJS and some sunset drums , bring yours and join in ! ,a space to dance at the festival, as well as a well-stocked bar with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for sale.There will be some veggie wraps and a small tuckshop !


We are inspired by traditional community events held in small villages in Northern France. The Mussels served ,are not picked on our beaches, although they do grow here, for we have chosen farmed mussels from the West Coast, because their controlled harvest is more sustainable.


Scarborough is an official suburb of Cape Town but the remoteness of the area, its recent but dynamic history, and the generosity and know-how of its residents have enabled our village to run differently to others suburbs in terms of self sustainability and resilience. We are proud to have slowly and independently grown a model that can compare itself to a Transition Town or other urban transformation models in other countries. In addition to the pillars we mention, this connectivity has also provided a platform for many other organisations and individuals to participate and innovate in community building and bridging, for example OVOF (Ocean View Organic farm), Red Hill Library and Food projects, Scarborough and Red Hill CAN Pets… local music, art, and wholesome living events organisers, local goods and services suppliers, as well as wildlife, parenting, women and lift groups, etc…


Come have a delicious and connecting time with us!


Much gratitude from all of us at


The Scarborough Mussel Festival team 


The Scarborough Mussel Festival
Scarborough Community centre
10 Melkhout St, Scarborough, Cape Town, 7975
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