Just when the back-to-work/back-to-school grind starts getting you down, theres always something awesome to look forward to in April…the Rand Show!

The Rand Easter Show is as much a part of Joburg as the mines with it’s roots going back to 1895. The show has just gotten bigger and better over the years and this year is no different.

The SANDF is back, bringing an impressive lineup of vehicles, aircraft and military displays. Catch the free circus performances, and the daring feats of Canadian high-dive group, the Flying Fools.

For the first time this year, you can meet the reptiles and raptors of the Rand Show?s exclusive Animal Kingdom display. For the brave, there are the puff adders, crocs, boomslangs, mambas and cobras presented by Snake Bite Jones, while pelicans, owls, parrots, toucans and hawks take centre-stage in the Flying Bird Show.

To this add a farmyard for kids, daily Easter parades, trips on the monorail, adrenalin-fuelled thrills in the fun fair with the Looping Star, and the Kids Theatre, featuring Ronald McDonald?s magical, entertaining show, circus workshops and puppet shows, and lots more.

Venue: Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec
Date: Friday, 6th of April to Sunday, 15th of April, 2012
Cost: R20 to R80. Parking is R20 a vehicle