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BREAKING: Cape Town Carnival 2019 Theme Announced
VUKA UKHANYE: Arise and Shine! is the theme for the 10th annual Cape Town Carnival in March 2019
20 November 2018
VUKA UKHANYE: Arise and Shine! Shake off the habits and ideas that limit you. Unlock your power and potential. Experience a jolt of energy and celebrate human potential. This is the theme and message of the Cape Town Carnival 2019.
CAPE TOWN CARNIVAL 2019 DATES
Cape Town's annual spectacular of dance, costumes and performance art happens on 16 March 2019. And you can expect more revelry and, especially, colourful floats with empowering themes, from “Facing your Fears” to “Cellphone Zombies”, ones that promote positive social activism and ones that instil the ideals of becoming freedom fighters in our communities and escaping the “Mad Machine”.
We'll update you with more info soon. In the meantime, you can get a sense of what to expect at the 2019 Cape Town Carnival by checking out what happened at the 2018 carnival. For regular updates on discoveries around the city, subscribe to our newsletter. And have a look here for exciting events happening this weekend.
WHAT HAPPENED AT THE 2018 CAPE TOWN CARNIVAL
Mardi Gras and the spirit of Ubuntu converge into one big Mother City-sized fiesta on Saturday 17 March 2018 when the ninth annual Cape Town Carnival floats back into town.
Gallivanting all the way down the Fan Walk, from the start of Somerset Road to Main Road in Green Point, the vibrant street party and parade celebrates diversity, creativity and cultural understanding with a vivid procession of magnificent floats, vibrant choreographed dance routines and impressive costumes.
2018'S FLORAL THEME
The 2018 theme of “Mother City, Mother Nature” explores what it means to be the Mother City. Explore the convergence of nature and city embodied by Cape Town’s twin treasures: its fascinating people and natural wonders.
Our Cape Floral Kingdom is one of startling beauty, diversity and resilience – and the people of Cape Town are just as diverse, resourceful and determined.
Over 2 000 dazzling costumed performers and musicians took to Cape Town’s Fan Walk, entertaining viewers with floats and vibrant dance routines. The parade was followed by a family party, showcasing some of SA's hottest musical talent.
TICKETS & START TIMES FOR THE 2018 CAPE TOWN CARNIVAL
Access to the family-friendly festival and end-party is absolutely free!
The fiesta’s festivities usually kicks off at 3pm in Green Point, and the parade procession gets underway at 7pm. But even after it’s completed its incredible journey, revellers can count on rocking late into the night at the after party.
We will keep you updated on any developments, as the exact start and end times have not been released just yet.
ROAD CLOSURES FOR THE 2018 CAPE TOWN CARNIVAL
Somerset Road will be closed from 12pm on Saturday, 17 March until 1pm on Sunday, 18 March.
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