There are about 3 months to go until the 2014 Cape Town Carnival kicks off and Cape Town’s biggest, brightest and boldest street carnival bursts onto the FanWalk in Green Point! The Cape Town Carnival is an annual event that captivates Mother City residents and visitors with a showcase of large-scale floats, outrageous costumes, and impressively choreographed dance routines (think Rio Carnival in Africa). Still in its early stages of existence, the Cape Town Carnival is set to grow each year as more and more people get involved.
This year the theme is “Imagine”, which sets the scence for another sensational event!
“Imagination is the magic ingredient that makes new things possible and transforms old and outdated ideas. If you can’t imagine it, it’s hard to believe you can do it. We want to tickle people’s imagination with a sense of possibility,”
-says Brad Baard, the Carnival’s Creative Director.
Creating the reality of a shared celebration of cultural diversity and creativity that brings us all the people of South Africa together, is part of the Cape Town Carnival’s mission. It’s one of the reasons that the Carnival was selected as an official project of World Design Capital 2014.The Cape Town Carnival is a glamorous celebration of African identity, diverse communities and cultures, and the transformative power of creativity.
From 3 pm on 15 March 2014 Carnival-goers are encouraged to Own Your Streets as the Fan Walk turns into a pedestrian walkway filled with fun, food and folk enjoying the freedom of their city streets. The parade begins as the sun sets at 7:30 pm and is anticipated to last about 2 hours. Spectators can then party the night away at the Carnival end-party which will feature DJ Fresh and South African super-band MiCasa.