Cape Town Carnival

Actors, dancers and performers make their way down the route, outrageously dressed in bright colours and magnificent attire. They escort gigantic floats, breath-taking in their scale and magical charm. The running of this event means high levels of participation and activity from various industries like set-building, clothing and costumes. Because of the needs and requirements of such a large and complicated operation, there are numerous training opportunities in float design, production and logistics.

What results is a glamorous occasion with locals and tourists alike revelling in the incredible experience and energetic displays of pride and identity. It takes place in March each year.


Celebrates the diversity and culture of Cape Town
Contributes to creative expression, job creation, skills development, social cohesion and economic development
Draws crowds of up to 50,000


  • Central City

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