The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras returns to Knysna this year, 26 April – 1 May, to celebrate Gay Pride for the 16th year, with a festival of dancing, fun and music.
The Parade and after-party, held on the final weekend of the celebrations will feature floats, performers and DJs from all over the world, as local businesses get into to the spirit of the festivities,and compete for the best Pink Loerie window display.
This festival is the event where Knysna shows the full extent of its warm hospitality, diversity and festive spirit that has been the backbone of the event for 16 years and is the reason that festival-goers keep coming back every year.
A notable accomplishment of Pink Loerie is the charity drive for local charities such as Loeriehof Old Age Home in Graham Street, Vermont Retirement Village, Knysna Animal Welfare, Paula Whitney Preschool and the Mayor’s Relief Fund. The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival is, therefore, a time of celebration, but a celebration with a purpose.
This year’s theme is Once upon a time, featuring bears, fairies, princes and princesses (frogs too), kings and fabulous queens – a modern-day LGBTQ+ fairy tale!
For more info visit www.pinkloerie.co.za. or call 083 347 9570.