Cape Town Carnival

18mar6:00 pm10:00 pmCape Town CarnivalFan Walk, Green Point.

Event Details

Mark your diaries – the Cape Town Carnival will bring a vibrant dose of Afr’energy to the heart of the city on 18 March 2023!

A variety of participating community groups and performers will celebrate South African culture and creativity as the parade makes its way down the Fan Walk on Green Point’s Somerset Road, while locals and visitors will be able to join in the festivities from the sidelines.

The Cape Town Carnival will be returning to its classic parade format for the 2023 event. The Fan Walk will be closed to vehicle traffic in the afternoon so that spectators can safely enjoy pre-event activities from 3pm, the pre-parade starts at 6pm with the much-loved Harley’s and Firemen… and the main parade kicking off at 7pm.

There is no cost to enjoy the event, although paid-for seats will be available for those who would prefer to sit and watch the spectacle.

Community groups from across the Western Cape will participate in the parade showcasing their individual talents but all reflecting the 2023 theme of ‘Afr’energy’. A total of almost 1 500 performers will be taking part in the event.

This will be the 12th edition of the Cape Town Carnival, which has become an iconic free annual event in the city that showcases diverse South African cultures, dance genres, art, and creativity. And although the parade is the showpiece, the impact of the Cape Town Carnival reaches far beyond this event with job creation, skills development, and community participation a focus throughout the year.

The parade can be enjoyed for free down the Fan Walk. If you would like seated tickets or any additional information, see

Fan Walk, Somerset Rd, Green Point

18 March 2023
Activations from 3pm
Pre-Parade at 6pm
Carnival at 7pm

021 406 3592



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