cape_town_pride_2014_all_the_detailsLGBTI Pride is coming to the tip of the African continent once again, as Cape Town celebrates Pride 2014 from 21 February to 2 March.

The 10-day festival comprises of a host of community-orientated events that are free of charge as well as other exclusive events that attract the more well-heeled members of the LGBTI community.

According to the organisers, the 2013 festival had over 15,000 spectators and participants taking part in the street parade and had a record number of just under 6,000 people attending the after party that was held in the De Waterkant Village.

This year, the event is being held under the theme of “Uniting the Cultures of Cape Town”. As in previous years, the festival will raise money for various beneficiaries such as the Cape Town Pride Shelter. Other past beneficiaries have included Khumbulani Pride, Mr SA Leather and various LGBTI NPOs and NGOs.

Pride is organised by a volunteer-run non-profit Section 21 company, headed up by festival director Matthew Van As.

“Cape Town Pride festival has become one of the premier events on the Cape Town LGBTI social and community calendar,” said Van As.

“It serves as an opportunity to celebrate our country’s great Constitution with characteristic flair and flamboyance and to make a unique contribution to promoting diversity and tolerance in the Mother City,” he added.

The 2014 Cape Town Pride festival will take place from the 21st of February to the 2nd of March, with the street parade taking place on the 1st of March.


Pink Party
As the start of the Pride festival this is an event not to be missed.
Date: 21st February 2014
Venue: De Waterkant Village
Time: 8pm
Cost: R20 (and this gets you in everywhere)

Constitutional Workshop
Cape Town Pride plans to rework its constitution. Attend if you would like your voice to be heard.
Date: 22nd February 2014
Venue: Pride Shelter Trust
Time: 12pm – 4pm

Ms Cape Town Pride 2014
Join Pride for a fabulous evening of cutting edge drag artistry, and witness the crowning of the next Ms Cape Town Pride.
Date: 22nd February 2014
Venue: Joseph Stone Theatre
Time: 7:30pm for 8pm
Cost: R50 General – R100 VIP

Teddy Bears Sports Day
Have you ever seen a drag queen throw a handbag like a discus? Or a bear tap out a twink in a rugby match? Well now’s the time! An afternoon of fun.
Date: 23rd February 2014
Venue: TBA
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Cost: R10

Pride Discussion Forum
Help Cape Town Pride come up with a 12 month plan to help our brothers and sisters in Africa.
Date: 26th February 2014
Venue: TBA
Time: 7pm

God Save The Queens
Cape Town has a rich LGBT drag culture. This event will showcase the best of the best of the city’s drag artists.
Date: 27th February 2014
Venue: Beaulah Bar
Time: 8pm
Cost: R50

Mr Cape Town Pride Manhunt
If you want to see the sexiest men in Cape Town strut their stuff then Mr Cape Town Pride is the place to be.
Date: 28th February 2014
Venue: Upstairs Crew Bar
Time: 8pm
Cost: R50

Pride March and Pride Fair
The culmination of Cape Town Pride is the Pride March and Fair. Show your pride in who you are! After the march the fair is the place to be to socialise and be entertained by a host of performers and DJs.
Date: 1st March 2014
Route: Somerset Road (Main Road in Green Point), from Gallows Hill Traffic Department to Clyde Road and back. (See new route map below.)
Time: 10:30am for 12pm (Pride March) / 1:30pm to 8pm (Pride Fair)
Fair Venue: De Waterkant Gay Village
Pride Fair Cost: R30

Visit the Cape Town Pride website for more information.

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