Once again the annual Cape Town Carnival promises to be a whirlwind of colour, music, dance and excitement. In this spectacular showcase of African heritage and pride we strut the stuff of generations of interleaving cultures.
The festivities begin at the Stadium Forecourt at Green Point Stadium with an exciting mix of band performances and stalls. This years’ theme, Ocean Oddysey, promises to ignite the Mother City once more in this, the eighth installment of this event.
Many months of planning culminate in the epic street parade, with floats being built, costumes meticulously designed and created and rehearsals, rehearsals and more rehearsals. Celebrating diversity in the best way we know how, this is a must-see! On the 18###sup/sup### of March, head over the Fan Walk in Green Point at 7:00 PM, and be swept away with the jubilant tide.
Off the back of the successful 2016 iteration of this event The Grand White is back this year to bedeck, bedazzle and wow. As the name implies, the theme and dress code is white (with a touch of green), which leads to a very visually pleasing luxury picnic at a secret location in the Mother City that’s only revealed to ticket holders on the day via sms.
This is yet another amazing and inventive way in which we Capetonians find our day in the sun. Once at the venue you will have the option of renting some of those picnic essentials such as picnic baskets, tables and chairs; unless you have your own, which you are more than welcome to bring along. The entertainment will be a selection of local acts (music and comedy) and the food promises to be delicious.
As difficult as it may be to describe an event that is still shrouded in secrecy, one thing is for certain. As a concept event, where the goal is to have an inspired and unencumbered day of frivolity and togetherness, The Grand White consistently delivers an experience that is unforgettable. Tickets are limited, get them here.
Dates:Cape Town – 4th of March 2017
Time: On the day, 2pm – 10pm (with the opening ceremony and champagne pop at 4pm).
To take advantage of the gorgeous weather this time of year offers isn't only about beach and water, grab your cocktail dress and finery, there are some brilliant events in and around Cape Town to take in.
This week we focus on a few select upcoming prestigious events, specifically because tickets need to be secured as soon as possible, they are that popular.
CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
Our annual jazz spectacular that is approaching its 20th year is here again! Cape town International Jazz Festival of 2017 will open its doors on the 31st of April/1st of March and let the music flood out. From The Rudimentals to En Vogue, Skyjack, The Soweto String Quartet, Laura Mvula, Escalandrum and Dope Saint Jude, this stellar line up is bound to entertain with the finest Jazz the world has to offer.
An international ensemble of the finest established and cutting edge syncopation experts for you to enjoy, in great venues, with amazing sound. With 5 stages hosting more than 40 artists performing over 2 nights, 37000 people are expected to stream through this fantastic event.
We recommend you book now, there are only weekend passes left. Also, don’t forget that in order to properly enjoy this elevated musical experience to the fullest you’ll want the finest accommodation the mother city has to offer. Chat to us and we’ll arrange something for you.