When it comes to Gay Pride, Cape Town has its own style, The theme of Cape Town Pride 2020 is “No Excuses. No Regrets.” Pride partner Cape Town Carnival will be lending some of their costumes to add extra fabulosity to the parade which culminates the pride festival. The 10 day festival includes a variety of events such as drag shows, book launches, sporting events, film shows, poetry reading, and art exhibitions.
The Cape Town Pride festival kicks off on Friday 14th February 2020 with The Mr and Miss Cape Town Pride Pageant taking place at the Joseph Stone Auditorium (Athlone) in the evening.
The Parade and Mardi Gras will take place on Saturday 29 February. The Parade starts at 12 pm in Prestwich Street, De Waterkant and will move towards Reddam Field at the Green Point Urban Park. There will be a variety of entertainment on stage including some of the best drag acts, live bands and singers which the Mother City has to offer.
Pride includes people of every race and faith, whether disabled or able-bodied, and all sexualities and genders including lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, queer, questioning, intersex, trans*, genderqueer, gender variant or non-binary as well as straight and cis allies. Cape Town Pride is run entirely by volunteers. They came together as Cape Town Pride LGBT+ Community Pride in 2014 to find a way to deliver a Pride that Cape Town deserves. In order to cover the massive costs that are involved this is a ticketed event. Pre-booking is available through Quicket with the basic price of R50.00 going up to R280.00.
Artists taking the stage at the Mardi Gras include some of the best local LGBTI+ such as:
• Latheem Gabriel
• Miloh Ramai
• Manila von Teez
• 3 Tons of Fun
• Groovy Q
• Spinsista Mitzi
• Zoe Zana
• Craig Lucas
• AND MANY MORE!
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