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Cape Town Pride 2024

Message from the CEO

By Cape Town Pride 2024

It is that time of the year again when we get to dust of our feathers and glitter and start   getting ready for Cape Town Pride. Our theme this year is “Out, Proud & Fabulous”.

Last year’s Pride is a hard act to follow but the Pride team are promising an even bigger and more exciting calendar for Pride 2024. The Pride Parade on 2nd March from de Waterkant to the Green Point A Track will be the biggest ever. We have some amazing performances lined up at Pride 2024 Mardi Gras Festival. There are limited tickets available because of safety occupancy levels at the stadium so make sure you get your tickets well in advance to avoid disappointment. Once capacity has been reached online ticket sales from Quicket will close and no more tickets will be available at the gate …so make sure to get yours now.

The team have been working tirelessly to make sure the day is a great experience for everyone…from market stalls and food vendors, an NGO Village, and of course a full line up of live artistes and DJs, including some of the country’s top performers and drag acts on the main stage.

During the month of Pride there is a wide range of Pride events nearly every day from 8th February catering for every taste.

To ensure that everyone in Cape Town gets to experience Pride, we have once again partnered with Golden Arrow Bus Services who are offering free rides on regular routes on presentation of your Mardi Gras ticket, from 8.30am to 8.00pm.  All our LGBTIQ+ NGO partners have been allocated free tickets to Mardi Gras for the communities they service.

All of this is made possible only with the assistance of our many sponsors, partners and allies and I really thank them all, as well as the wonderful team of Pride volunteers who make this day a reality.

Cape Town Pride has become a beacon of inclusion and diversity for the LGBTIQ+ community of Cape Town and that is down to you. People travel to Cape Town for the event from all over the world and we have put the rainbow into “the Rainbow Nation’

Cape Town Pride lost one of its major team members in October last year. Keith Coventry was my partner in life for over 40 years, and he worked tirelessly for Pride over the last 14 years.  He is sorely missed .

Please remember to bring lots of sun screen and have a blast during the whole Pride month. Be “Out, Proud & Fabulous” but above all …be yourself.

Tommy Patterson
Cape Town Pride CEO

Message from the Premier

By Cape Town Pride 2024

The Western Cape Government deeply values the principles of tolerance, acceptance, diversity, and unity. We are a stronger province through our diversity, and we are proud to promote equality and individual rights. Regardless of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation, the Western Cape welcomes all who call our province home.

The annual Pride festival not only promotes tolerance and inclusiveness, it is also a firm favourite of Cape Town’s social calendar, providing a significant boost to our economy and tourism industry.

I wish you all a wonderful and exciting Pride festival.

I want to wish all those involved in Pride all the best for this year’s event.

Alan Winde
Western Cape Premier

Message from the Mayor

By Cape Town Pride 2024

The City of Cape Town is a proud supporter of Cape Town Pride, and we cannot wait to welcome all the attendees to the Mother City in February and March 2024. This has become an annual highlight in the city, and the Pride Parade march on the 2nd of March promises to be another wonderfully festive affair.

Cape Town is, without a doubt, the most diverse, inclusive city in South Africa. You will not find a bigger melting pot of cultures, races, languages and religions anywhere else in Africa, and this diversity most certainly extends to our large and growing LGBTQI+ community.

When we speak of Cape Town being a beacon of hope in our country, we also mean a place where the constitutionally enshrined rights to freedom from discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation are proudly upheld, and where everyone feels safe and free to be who they are and love whom they want to love.

When thousands of people take to the streets of Cape Town for the annual Pride march – to celebrate diversity, raise awareness and strengthen our cohesion – our city is transformed into an even more spectacular version of its already bright and colourful self. It is a wonderful sight to behold.

To everyone attending Cape Town Pride from out of town, I wish you the warmest welcome to our city and an unforgettable Pride celebration and parade. We love having you here, and we are proud to celebrate the visibility and diversity of our LGBTQI+ community with you.

Enjoy your stay in our beautiful city!

Geordin Hill-Lewis
Cape Town Mayor