Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Cape Town Carnival parade going to be on the Green Point fan walk?

Yes! We are returning to the Green Point fan walk, with the Pre-Parade starting at 6pm on the 16 March 2024.

Start Point: Cnr Main Rd & Granger Bay Blvd (opposite the circle) 

End Point: Cnr Somerset Rd & Chiappini St.

What time does the Cape Town Carnival Parade start?

The Pre-Parade starts at 6pm with the main Parade staring at 7pm sharp, so do make sure that you are in position to view the beautiful spectacle!

Will there be wheelchair access?

Yes, there will be and is limited to the wheelchair user and one companion. Please contact to book your place on 021 406 2299 or [email protected].

Where can we park?

There is public parking at the following places:

⦁ Heritage Square: Buitengracht Street
⦁ Cape Quarter: Hudson street
⦁ Battery Park parking area: V&A Waterfront
⦁ Breakwater Parking area: V&A Waterfront
⦁ P14: Greenpoint Main Road (approach from Sea Point side)
⦁ Green Point Park parking area: Helen Suzmann

If possible, also consider taking an Uber. Do look at our social media in the week before the Cape Town Carnival for suggested Uber drop off points.

Are the paying tickets refundable?

No, the tickets are non-refundable, unless the Cape Town Carnival cancels the event. 

The Cape Town Carnival will go ahead no matter the weather!

Can we buy food and drinks at the Carnival?

Yes, we have two Carnival Villages which have a wonderful array of delicious food and drinks to cater for everyone.

Carnival Village 1 is situated near Somerset Circle and Carnival Village 2 is situated in the Green Point traffic department parking lot.

What is the event day schedule?

The complete Event Day schedule will be released in the beginning of March. 

The Carnival Villages will be open from 3pm, with the Pre-Parade starting at 6pm and the main Parade starting at 7pm. 

Who is in the Pre-Parade that starts at 18h00?

We are still finalising our programme, but you can expect some of your favourites, like the Cape Town Fire Fighters, and People’s Post, City Vision and Tygerburger in beautiful newspaper costumes
Cape Town Firemen!

Watch this space for more…

What are the Carnival Villages and where are they situated?

You will be able to enjoy some pre-parade activities and entertainment in the afternoon from 3pm while enjoying being close to food vendors and bars in our two Carnival Villages.

Carnival Village 1 is situated near Somerset Circle and Carnival Village 2 is situated in the Green Point traffic department parking lot.

There will be a variety of acts on the Carnival Village 1 stage between 3pm and 6pm.

AND after the parade, the fun will continue as we have a DJ from 10pm – 11.30pm in Carnival Village 1!

How do we become part of the carnival as a community group?

See if any of our groups are in your community and request to join them. You could also start your own community group and look out for our call for participation in July 2024 for Cape Town Carnival 2025.

If you would like any additional information, please contact [email protected].

What is a lead performer and what is their role?

“Leads” are performers who play lead roles in the performance pieces of the parade. They are individuals that are not part of a community group. The leads create the extra WOW factor by being dressed in beautiful, unique and often very over-the-top costumes and are either on the float or on the ground in the performance area (corridor).

Can I still audition for a lead performer role for 2024?

Unfortunately, not for the 2024 Lekker Carnival.

We usually put out an open call on our social media for participation in July/August 2024 when we ask participants to fill in an expression of interest and send in videos and photographs. We then invite them in for an audition and then select from there. So, keep an eye out for July and apply!

Are lead performers available to be booked for functions or other events?

Yes, we invite anyone interested to send an enquiry or contact Franco Pascoe on 064 953 6140 or on 021 406 3592 or [email protected]

[email protected]


How can I become a vendor?

Go to the Home page and click on the Vendor button.

You can also email [email protected] and we will send you the relevant information.

Do you want to join our Carnival family as a change maker?

There are so many ways in which you can get involved – such as brand association or CSI funding to help improve South Africa. Or supporting communities to offer youth opportunities for positive change.

Please email [email protected] for more information.