All the Buzz on Cape Town Pride Festival 2019

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Cape Town Pride has been working hard with gay venues and LGBT organisations to present a fabulous ten day, more than 20 event programme of art, culture, fun and parties to celebrate the theme I Am Me: No Excuses, No RegretsThe festival starts this Friday. The highlight as always is the Pride Parade and Pride Mardi Gras on Saturday 2nd March.

Friday 22nd February

Pride Pink Party


Pride Fundraiser Opening Party held at the following gay bars: Crew Bar, The Prison (formally Beaulah), Zer021 Social Club, The Social Bar and Versatile Bar. R30 cover gets you at stamp at the door which gets you access to all the above bars (surcharge of R20 a Crew Bar).
Advance ticket sales:

Saturday 23rd February

Pre Pride Ekasi

Join Rainbow Ye2 Events and friends for a build-up to Pride. Line-up: Sobz We Mashu; NK; DJ CeeJay; Tee-Bee

FREE Entry


Dez Tshisanyama,

Shop2, Section 3, NY1, Gugulethu

Pride Lifestyle Conference

A lifestyle workshop with guest speakers on a variety of topics including the following:

11:00-11:45. Anastacia Thomson – Medical Side of Trans

12:00-12:45. PrEP – everything you need to know

Radisson Blu Waterfront.

This is a free event.

Cozy Pool Party – Pride Edition

Pose for Pride at this famous summer pool party at a spectacular venue in Granger Bay. Heated Seawater Pool – Beautiful People – DJ Sole Elos & Candice Heynes – Uplifting House Tunes – Cocktails, Snacks and more

Radisson Blu Waterfront

1 – 7pm

Cover charge:

General R150

VIP R550, includes a bottle of Cap de Classique and a reserved lounger

Tickets available from Frank Kosi 0711196622 or Quicket

Mr & Miss Cape Town Pride

Who will be carry off the title at one of the Mother City’s most prestigious pageants? Last year’s royalty Chad Johnson and Camille Von Zuush will be crowning the new King and Queen at this glamorous event brought to you by Miss Gay Western Cape, MVT Productions and Cape Town Pride Festival.  Doors open at 7pm and the event will start promptly at 8pm. 
Joseph Stone Auditorium

Klipfontein Rd, Athlone
Tickets are R100 and available through Computicket.

Men’s Night Out

Sexy men only party where anything can happen.


Versatile Gay Bar

18 Cobern Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town, Western Cape


R60.00 admission

Sunday 24th February

Vodacom Rainbow Pride Fun Run

Walk, run, mince, dress up, dress down, walk your dog from the Lighthouse to the President Hotel and back.

Categories: Run or Walk; People with Pets; Outrageous Runners (Heels, drag or dress Up)


R50.00 registration fee

Green Point Lighthouse, Beach Road, Mouille Point

Join us for the annual Rainbow Pride Fun Run!

To register: e-mail

run Registration

Monday 25th February

Bookcase 1 at Zer021

These three authors will be talking about their books:

Siya Khumalo – You Have to be Gay to Know God

Chase Rhys – Kinnes

Pieter Odendaal – Asof geen berge ooit hier gewoon het nie

Hosted by Roche Kester.


Zer021 Social Club, 46, Canterbury Street, District 6

Cape Town Pride Karaoke

Do you have a song in your heart? Are you the new Voice of Cape Town?

Women welcome


Versatile Gay Bar

18 Cobern Street, De Waterkant

Proudly Funny Comedy Show

Featuring the stand-up comedy stylings of lesbian and former drag king Chantal Jax Justice Venter & gay and former drag queen Eugene Mathews of Jax & Gina fame, this show promises to be one filled with laughs and LGBTQ content. Also joining the line-up is relative newcomer to the comedy scene and proud metrosexual; Mark R L Johnson. Many special guests will be featured at this proud comedy show… or not. Anything can happen.


Tickets: R50.00

Grounded Espresso Bar & Bistro

30 Highfield Road, Somerset Square, De Waterkant

Tuesday 26th February

Bookcase 2 – Berta’s

More authors talk about their books:

Landa Mabenge – Becoming Him – A Trans Memoir of Triumph

Haji Mohamed Dawjee – Sorry, Not Sorry

Rebecca Davis – Self-helpLESS: A Cynic’s Search for Sanity

Hosted by Roche Kester



330 Albert road, Woodstock, opposite the Old Biscuit Mill

Morgan McMichaels Live at Zer021

Star of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 and All Stars Season 3, the magnificent Morgan McMichaels appearing for One Night Only! Supported by South African Drag Queens Ina Propriette and Emogen Moore. After Party with DJ PJ Smith and DJ Mama .Brought to you by MVT Productions


Only 250 tickets available so get yours now from

Pre-Sale R150 and at the Door R200, .Limited Meet and Greet Tickets are also available for R350.

Zer021 Social Club, 46, Canterbury Street, District 6

Wednesday 27th February

Faith Communities Unite Against Discrimination

An Interfaith event to remember those lost due to hate crimes and homophobia, to share prayers, songs and poems for reconciliation, growth and peace. And to celebrate together, uniting against all forms of discrimination.

6.30pm for 7.00pm

Pride Shelter, 1 Molteno Road, Oranjezicht

Please RSVP for catering purposes.


Thuli Mjwara: · Rev. Beulah Durrheim:

Thursday 28th February

Pride Divas

A sparkling spectacular evening of glamour, feathers and sequins featuring some of Cape Town’s most loved Drag Divas.



Zer021 Social Club,46, Canterbury Street, District 6

Friday 1st March

Pride Shabbat

Please come and join the Jewish LGBTI+ community of Cape Town at Temple Israel in Green Point for Pride Shabbat. The service starts at 6pm with finger food afterwards.

Pride Poetry Evening

An evening of local poetry and performance.


A R20 donation is asked to help pay for transportation of the artists.

The Social Bar,

18 Jarvis St, De Waterkant

#GirlConnect Friday

Julia and BlackBox will be entertaining the #GirlConnect crowd with their repertoire, song choice and voice variants so versatile they will have something for everyone….from Nina Simone to Ed Sheeran to Shakira… plus the latest popular songs… rock and roll included.

DJNaughtyNik also behind the decks.


The Station on Bree

207 Bree St, Cape Town

Saturday, 2nd March

Pride Parade

Show your Pride and March!

Floats, Bands, Bears, Dykes on Bikes, Carnival Queens, Dancers, Leather Queens: All the colours of the Rainbow Nation in their full glory

12 noon.

Starts at Prestwich Street in De Waterkant, travels on Somerset Rd, Main Road and Helen Suzman Boulevard, ending at Reddam Field at the Green Point Urban Park.

Please note: the traditional moment of silence will NOT be happening at the start of the Parade, but at the Mardi Gras afterwards where more people can be part of this remembrance.

Price March Route

Pride Mardi Gras

Enjoy an afternoon of fun and celebration after the Pride Parade in beautiful surroundings. Top class entertainment includes, Jimmy Nevis, Craig Lucas, International Drag Diva Ceri Dupree, Latheem Gabriel, 4 Tons of Fun, Manila von Teez, 3D, The Trolley Dollies, Zoe Zanna, hot DJS and more. Bars, food, retail therapy stalls. Child friendly.

1.00pm to 8.30pm

Reddam Field, Green Point Urban Park, Virgin Active entrance.

R50.00. Avoid the queues and buy your ticket online from Quicket. No card facilities at gate.

Sunday 2rd March

Village Drinks – Pride Mixer

Celebrate the end of Pride at a laid-back Sunday afternoon of drinks, music and new friends at a beautiful gay owned venue with perfect sunsets. Come dressed in your pride colours and stand a chance of winning R30 000 from sponsor GAY SA Radio Mixer hosts will be on hand to help you mingle, and pass notes to your Pride crushes! Village Drinks Cape Town is a fun social networking event. Invite your friends and get ready to make new ones.


R60 entry gets you a cocktail on arrival

The 41, 41 Victoria Drive, Camps Bay

Please note: Programme supplied by Cape Town Pride and details correct at time of publication. There may be changes so please consult Cape Town Pride Festival’s Facebook page.