Take your imagination by surprise.
For the last 365 days, artists, singers, dancers, performers and creators from around the Western Cape have been hard at work, designing their floats, fitting their costumes, synchronising their moves, and perfecting their melodies. Get ready for your imagination to be taken by surprise.
Join in for free or get a ticket.
We, and our generous sponsors, believe that creativity should be accessible for all.
That’s why general access to the Carnival is completely free!
If you don’t feel like standing or want the full experience, we have some other ticket options to choose from.
Want a seat to call your own? Get a bird’s eye view from our bleacher-style terraced platform. You can’t bring your own food or drinks into this area, but there are a wide range of delicious food vendors nearby.
Get access to the ultimate Cape Town Carnival experience. This exclusive VIP area is on a raised viewing platform. You’ll be treated to delectable finger foods, a private bar with selected beers, soft drinks and wine, a private DJ, and much more.
All the news, as it happens.
Keep up to date with all the happenings of the Carnival, read about our amazing performers, and more!
As young as he is, Tyron Zoutman has already won a string of local and international awards for dance, choreography, scriptwriting and direction. And the 27-year-old dancer, singer and choreographer, who grew up in impoverished circumstances in the tiny Swartland town...
On the Cape Town leg of her nationwide homecoming victory tour, Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi thrilled crowds in the streets of the Mother City this morning, appearing on the Cape Town Carnival’s colourful “Sunrise” float and alongside Carnival dancers costumed in...
VUKA UKHANYE 2019 theme highlights Carnival’s capacity for social commentary through the arts Cape Town, 16 March 2019 – It was a giant celebration of colour, energy, talent and community spirit, as the streets of the Fan Walk in Green Point came alive on Saturday...
A huge, huge thank you!
It’s thanks to our incredibly generous sponsors that we’re able to host this free event every year.
We just can’t say thank you enough.