Cape Town's Biggest Event

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, 18 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 2017 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 2017 theme “AMAZA – Ocean Odyssey” will ensure spectacular floats and costumes celebrating the big blue sea and all the creatures that call it home so expect adorable penguins, stunning mermaids, creatures from the deep and plenty of sea excitement!

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 dress come and join in, 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, 18 March 2017

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

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

Tickets : can be purchased online at

Prices  : General Admission Free

                Seated Tickets R300 per person

                VIP Tickets R1 300 per person

Event Dates

  • Starts: 2017/03/18 at 13:00
  • Ends: 2017/03/18 at 20:00

Contact Us

Cape Town Carnival
Riebeek Street to Main Road, Green Point
8001 Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
Western CapeSouth Africa
33° 55′ 14.214″ S, 18° 25′ 27.606″ E
work: +27 21 408 3873
fax: +27 21 408 3800 Visit Website
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