The grand finale of the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras, the Parade and after-party, is held on the final weekend of the celebrations. The festival attracts floats, performers and DJ’s from all over the world and local businesses also get into to the spirit, competing for the best Pink Loerie window display.
This festival is the event where Knysna comes into its own, with the locals showing the full extent of hospitality, diversity and fanfare and festive spirit that is the backbone of the event, and the reason that people 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.
Event: The 17th Annual Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival™ Knysna, South Africa
Theme: Once upon a time, it all started with Bears, Fairies, Princess, Princesses, (frogs too), Kings and fabulous Queens. A modern-day LGBTQ+ fairy tale!
Date: Wednesday 25 April - Monday 30 April 2018 (Friday 27 April is a Public Holiday)
Contact Number: 083 347 9570
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