Cape Town Carnival

A Fiesta of Colours

The beautiful and vibrant city of Cape Town invites everyone to come and share once again in its’ biggest event of the year, the Cape Town Carnival. The eighth annual Mother City sized, Mardi Gras type Fiesta Festival will be taking place on Saturday, 17 March and promises a celebration of colours to remember.

Cape Town has always been regarded as the party destination for locals and tourists and the Cape Town Carnival 2018 will see designers, inventors, artists and students, dancers and sponsors all working together to create the best street party procession with exquisite floats, costumes in all the colours of the rainbow and vibrant choreographed dance routines. The 2018 theme “Mother City, Mother Nature” will ensure spectacular floats and costumes celebrating the earth and all its beauty!

The extravaganza starts at the top of Somerset Road, where Riebeeck Street ends, and while the live music, dancing and general fun is taking place, food vendors and drink stalls will be placed all along the route to keep spectators hydrated and happy. Please note though that alcohol is only allowed to be consumed at the refreshment stalls and bars on the Fan Walk. The Fan Walk kicks off at the end of the procession route, from York Street, and usually starts around 7pm. Fans can come and join in, in whatever dress they want, dress comfortably, the walk is 2 km, and bring your dancing shoes as participation is compulsory!

The Parade has the perfect “last stop”, an Open Street Party where you can choose your party place on the Cape Town Carnival Corridor and enjoy the freedom of the streets, vibrant colours and awesome music from some of SA’s best performers – why wait, book now!

Activities and Facilities

  • Carnival Procession
  • Colourful Floats & Costumes
  • Dance Routines
  • Fan Walk & Dress Up
  • After Party Music Festival
  • Live Music
  • Food Stalls & Vendors


Dates : Saturday, 17 March 2018

Times : Parade 15h00, Fan Walk 19h00, After Party 'til late.

Venue : Route from Somerset Road to Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town      

Tickets : can be purchased online at

Prices  : General Parade Viewing, Free

              Seated Tickets and Sightseeing Bus Tickets, R300 per person

              VIP Tickets R1 300 per person

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