For the past sixteen years, at the end of April and during the first week of May, Knysna has been home to one of the freshest and most exciting LGBTI celebrations in the world – the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival.
PINK LOERIE FESTIVAL 2017
Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival™ is a festival and celebration so dancing, fun and music also played an enormous part of the event, with daily shows held at various locations throughout the town and club nights. 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 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 and the Mayor’s Relief Fund. The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival is therefore a time of celebration, but celebration with a purpose.
Event: The 17th Annual Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival™ Knysna, South Africa
Theme: Back to where it all started with bears, fairies, princess, princesses, kings and fabulous queens. A modern day LGBTI fairy tale!
Date: Thursday 27 April – Monday 1 May 2017 (Thursday 27 April & Monday 1 May are Public Holidays)
- Venue: Knysna
- Website: www.pinkloerie.co.za
- Email: email@example.com
- Contact Number: 083 347 9570
*Pink Loerie Mardi Gras And Arts Festival Southern Africa Foundation (NPO Registration Number 181-161) | Non Profit Company Registration Number 2016/283475/08) official organizers of PINK LOERIE MARDI GRAS & ARTS FESTIVAL™ KNYSNA 2017!