Cape Town Carnival set to dazzle thousands this Saturday
The Cape Town Carnival is a “glamorous celebration of the transformative power of creativity and our African identity with its diverse array of communities and cultures.” Every year thousands of spectators converge annually on Green Point’s Fan Walk to join the extravagant parade of costumed performers, musicians and moving floats. This year’s event will be taking place this weekend on Saturday, March 18.
The 2017 theme is as follows: “AMAZA! ~ Ocean Odyssey. From sunny beaches, rock pools & seashells, surfers and sunshine, to our place at the confluence of two oceans: The Atlantic & Indian Oceans.”
This from the festival notes: “The Ocean is a world of possibilities. Beyond turbulence and uncertainty, there’s hope & smooth sailing. Go with the flow but navigate your way as we discover a South African ocean adventure for the 2017. Walk on the Promenade. Play on the beach. Imagine the Strandlopers who first walked these shores. See dolphins, penguins and fishermen. Surf the waves. Dive deep beneath the surface into mystery, magic and wonder. See strange and amazing creatures from another world. Discover treasure, perhaps even Atlantis. We may return but we’ll never be the same.”
On March 18 spectators will have the freedom of the city streets on the Green Point Fan Walk. Over 2000 dazzling costumed performers and musicians are expected to take to Cape Town’s Fan Walk, entertaining viewers with floats and vibrant dance routines.
The parade will be followed by a thumping street party, showcasing some of SA’s hottest musical talent.
The Cape Town Carnival is operated by a non-profit trust with the purpose of staging this world-class event, simultaneously creating jobs and benefiting our local economy.
* The event starts at 7pm and entry is free.