The Cape Town Carnival is pulling out all the stops for its seventh annual extravaganza - and the theme this year is "Street Life".
Cape Town Carnival CEO, Jay Douwes says the theme is a celebration of the diversity within the city. It's a salute to the varied colourful characters originating in communities across Cape Town and the fascinating encounters that go along with that .
We're saying let's take your street, any street or your favourite street. Let's take what happens there or brings people together and let's make these connections visible... It's celebrating who we are.— Jay Douwes, CEO of Cape Town Carnival
Douwes urges Capetonians to come watch the parade along the Fan Walk and participate in it. She says music, dance and other entertainment is sure to light up the CBD.