All the Details: 2024 Cape Town Pride Parade & Mardi Gras


Thousands are expected to participate in the 2024 Cape Town Pride Parade and Mardi Gras on Saturday 2nd March, the culmination of this year’s three-week-long annual Pride festival.

The parade is an exuberant and colourful occasion in which the diverse members of the LGBTQI+ community march to celebrate their Pride and express who they are and who they want to be.

The parade kicks off at 11:00 on Alfred St, at the intersection with Prestwich St in de Waterkant. As always, the parade will be led by Mr and Miss Cape Town Pride, followed by the ever-popular bikers from Ride with Pride and an assortment of skateboarders and roller-skaters.

Once the parade reaches Somerset Road, it will stop briefly at the Rainbow Crossing for the official ribbon cutting and the start of the parade. It will then continue along Somerset Road and Main Road through Green Point, ending at the Green Point A Track for the Cape Town Pride Mardi Gras.

All are welcome to join the parade and there is no entry fee to participate.

Cape Town Pride Mardi Gras Sold Out

This year’s Pride Mardi Gras has an incredible line-up of talent performing on the Pride Stage. Back by popular demand is South Africa’s Queen of Queens – Manila von Teez.

She’ll be joined by Jarrad Ricketts, SAMA nominee for Best Pop Album in 2019; Emogen Moore; The Trans-formers; and Mama Africa of Drag, Belinda Qaqamba Ka-Fassie. SAMA-nominated singer Jimmy Nevis will also return to perform.

The fabulous Stella Rosé will be making her debut on the Pride stage as will the Village People Experience, a live tribute act taking revellers back to the disco era.

There will also be a performance by drag king troupe, the Kings Collab, featuring 14 top Cape Town drag kings. And strike a pose as Cape Town’s Vogue Houses slay on the runway! MC Naythan Kayser and Tollie Parton will host the day’s entertainment, while DJs Kixi, PJ Smith, and Archie will keep the party going.

In addition to this stellar line-up, there will be a wide range of food stalls, a market village selling a myriad of delights, a shisha bar, a photo booth, and other exciting entertainments.

If you don’t have your tickets for the Cape Town Mardi Gras yet, you’ve run out of luck – the event is now completely sold out, with the venue reaching full capacity.

GLAMAZON is Cape Town Pride’s Headline Sponsor

Cape Town Pride has announced that GLAMAZON is the headline sponsor for the 2024 festival. Glamazon serves as Amazon’s LGBTQIA+ affinity group/employee network, catering to those interested in LGBTQIA+ issues, events, meetings, and information within the company.

“In a groundbreaking collaboration with Cape Town Pride, we envision a world-class Pride event that will not only gain global recognition but also raise awareness,” said Matthew-James Hallett, Glamazon’s ZAF Regional Lead and EMEA Region Community Engagement and Communications Lead.

He explained that as the company expands, Glamazon is evolving into a global organisation connecting its LGBTQIA+ employees to company resources, fostering connections among peers, and showcasing Amazon’s commitment to LGBTQIA+ acceptance worldwide. 

“The event will showcase the incredible talent and diversity within the LGBTQIA+ community and feature Glamazon ZAF Cape Town-based members proudly representing the Amazon brand,” Hallett added.

Happy Pride, Cape Town!

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