1 – 2 JULY 2019 | 3PM – 9PM

Ballito Junction Regional Mall is delighted to once again be partnering with The Ballito Pro for the Ballito Pro Family Food Festival. The 2 day festival will take place at Ballito Junction Regional Mall on Monday, 1 July and Tuesday, 2 July.

Geraldine Jorgensen, CEO of Ballito Junction said, “We are excited to continue our association with the world’s longest running professional surfing event, as it heads into its sixth decade. We look forward to welcoming some of the world’s top surfers to the Dolphin Coast.”

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Programme of Events

Colourful Chaos

Immerse yourself in a tidal wave of fire dancers, flash mobs, carnival entertainment and an “off the runway” appearance by the strikingly beautiful and socially conscious Miss Ballito finalists. Strap yourself for the festival ride of a lifetime at the Ballito Pro Family Food Festival, presented by the Ballito Junction Regional Mall.


Cooking Competitions

Local restaurant owners know their food and are looking forward to tasting (and judging) yours!

Family Food Feud Mystery Box cook-off

The opening night will be remembered for the Family Food Feud Mystery Box cook-off. Team up with one other family member to create an unforgettable dish from the Mystery Box complemented by a pantry stocked with beautiful ingredients. Entry is free and there are awesome prizes up for grabs. Be ready to think out the box because this challenge is unpredictable.

Celebrity Cook-off

Buy the popcorn. Butter the popcorn. Find a good seat. Sal Masekela, Bok van Blerk, Hanna Grobler, Natatsha Munien and a couple more surprise celebrity cooks pair off in the star studded Celebrity Mystery Box Cook-off on Tuesday, 2 July.

Only the best is good enough for the Ballito Pro Family Food Festival which is why all the protein is sourced from and sponsored by from Taylor’s Meat and More. Owner, Warwick Taylor has combined years of hard work, farming and meat experience with the desire to bring only the best to his customers to create a butchery where customers get the best meat, poultry and much more finished off with five-star service.

Let’s Celebrate with Food and Drink

A party without food and wine is just a meeting. Spruce up your evening with beautiful food from a selection of food stalls with something for every pallet paired with refreshing champagne, gin and much more from the bar.


Plastic Elimination Station

Marine Conservation

Sarah Ferguson made world history in March 2019 when she became the first person ever to swim around Easter Island as part of Swim Against Plastic. As a physiotherapist, motivational speaker, Pilates instructor, retired national swimmer and swim coach Ferguson has achieved more than most humans ever will but what matters most to her is to end single-use plastic pollution. Her NPO, Breathe Conservation inspires and encourages all people to walk as if they are kissing the earth with their feet and at 4 pm on 1 and 2 July she will be conducting marine conservation presentations.

Recycling Craft Area

Bring the kids to make fun, exciting crafts from recyclable materials

Eco Brick Making

Joining hands with Partners for Possibility (PfP), an eco-brick station in the food tent will highlight the importance of recycling and show people how to make eco-bricks. All eco-bricks will be donated to North Coast Agricultural College that needs thousands of these for projects around the school, including the stabilisation of a school bank.

Cool Kids

All young entrepreneurs are invited to sell their products, market their entrepreneurial skills and mingle, just like adults do. Stands are free of charge and whether you make toffee apples, offer a beauty service or do magic tricks, don’t miss out on the hippest, happening place for kids to see and be seen. The whole family can have their faces painted and have fun together in the giant garden games area.


The SMG Rocks Experience

Experience the renowned go-kart feel of the one and only MINI.  Novice and intermediate drivers are invited to join us on the go-kart track located on the third floor parking area of the Ballito Junction.

Green Living Market

A special section in the market dedicated to the sale of eco-friendly, biodegradable and sustainable products as well as educating the public on the importance of living green.

KwaZulu Marimba Band

Enjoy the mellow sounds of a live marimba band performance by a talented group of up-and-coming musicians from Durban.

On the Mic

Diogo Barendse is an up-and-coming emcee who started his career doing mostly charity work for the Ballito community. Expect high energy, humour and wit that makes a lasting impression.

Live Music

Gavin Ferguson, a professional singer-songwriter, acoustic guitarist and cover artist who has been performing as full-time musician since 2012, sets the tone on night one.

Night two introduces Winston Smile, a professional classically trained singer, songwriter, emcee and entertainer who lives for his music. He is well known along the KZN Coast for his awesome personality and outstanding talent.

Flying the flag for female artists, Kerry Lee brings to the stage 11 years of experience performing in top theatres.