Cape Town's IMAGINE-nation Carnival- 15 March 2014

2014-03-10 13:24

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Date: 15 March 2014

Time: from 15:00. Parade begins at 19:30 (two hours)

Venue: Green Point Fan Walk 

The Cape Town Carnival is a glamorous celebration of African identity, diverse communities, cultures, and the transformative power of creativity. The event occurs annually, captivating Mother City residents and visitors with a showcase of large scale floats, outrageous costumes, and impressively choreographed dance routines.  

The organizing team has announced that ‘Imagine’ will be the 2014 Cape Town Carnival theme and that they promise to stage another sensational event. Brad Baard, the Carnival’s Creative Director said Imagination is the magic ingredient that makes new things possible and transforms old and outdated ideas. He said they wanted to tickle people's imagination with a sense of possibility and instil the idea that if you can’t imagine it, it’s hard to believe you can do it. 

The Cape Town Carnival's mission is to create a shared celebration of cultural diversity and creativity that brings South Africans together. This mission is also the result of the Carnival being selected as an official project of World Design Capital 2014.

 Each year the Carnival organizing team research and plan to ensure that the selected theme is of high entertainment value, as well as to tell a fascinating story to spectators of all ages and ethnic groups.

 In 2012, the Carnival took spectators from ‘Cape to Cairo’, depicting some of the wonders of South Africa and the African continent, including Kenya’s Masai tribe, Tanzania’s bright pink Flamingos and South Africa’s own giant Crocodiles.  

In 2013, the Carnival attracted an estimated 55 000 spectators as it brought ‘African Legends’ to life. Floats were inspired by mythological stories like Van Hunks and the Devil, The Flying Dutchman and the Khoisan folklore of the Mantis and the Moon. 

From 15:00 on 15 March 2014, Carnival-goers are encouraged to ‘own your street’ as the Fan Walk turns into a pedestrian walkway filled with fun, food and folk in the city streets. The parade begins as the sun sets at 19:30, and is anticipated to last about two hours. Spectators can then party the night away at the Carnival end-party which will feature DJ Fresh and South African super-band MiCasa. 

For more information about Cape Town Carnival, go to:         

Official Event Hashtag: #CTCarnival
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