Cape Town Carnival 2019 (Photo: Gallo Images)
Taking place on 21 March (Human Rights Day) on the Fan Walk in Green Point, this year's theme for the event is "Incredible Journey: Sounds of South Africa", which "will showcase the music, dance and art of our country and how it connects us as a nation to our past, future, our country and each other," a press statement explains.
Established in 2010, the carnival has built a large following, with 51 000 attracted to the event in 2019. Not only is it a fan favourite with locals but it has caught the attention of international travellers too.
"It is a perfect opportunity; especially considering the day's national importance, to recognise, honour and celebrate the diversity of our people and the richness of our collective cultures. The Cape Town Carnival is a colour and sound spectacle of magnificent floats, costumed performers, dancers and community groups, all who have been preparing for months to show what they are most proud of," says the event's CEO, Jay Douwes.