It’s soon colourful Cape Town Carnival time and this year’s 2020 celebrations notch up 10 years of bringing people together in the spirit of unity through creativity.

Lap up all the entertainment of The Cape Town Carnival on Human Rights Day, 21 March 2020, on the Fan Walk in Green Point, Cape Town.

Experience Cape Town Carnival on the Cape Town Fan Walk
Experience Cape Town Carnival on the Cape Town Fan Walk

Cape Town Carnival theme for 2020

This year’s theme is Incredible Journey: Sounds of South Africa, which will showcase the music, dance and art of the country and how it connects us as a nation to our past, future, our country and each other.

Expect energetic community performance groups, spectacular floats, giant puppets and extravagant costumed performers, who all bring the Green Point Fan Walk alive, while thousands of spectators from all over the world converge along the 1.2km parade route.

“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 Jay Douwes, Chief Executive Officer of the Cape Town Carnival.

Since its founding in 2010, the event has built up a significant following. The 2019 showcase attracted 51 000 people, with people coming from all walks of life, areas and communities. The free-to-watch public spectacle is preceded by a year-round community-driven performance-group programme rolled out across the Cape metropole.

The organisation is also home to a workshop of marvels in Maitland, which is where the float-building, metalwork, costume design, pattern-making and garment manufacturing takes place for the event.

What: Cape Town Carnival 2020
When is the Cape Town Carnival: 21 March 2020
Where: Fan Walk Green Point Cape Town South Africa