We are underway with our build-up to the massive launch of this year’s Muizenberg Festival. If you thought last year was awesome, you are in for a treat this year! We have a line-up that will keep you captivated and keep you coming back for more. If you haven’t had the honor of experiencing the Muizenberg Festival just yet, we have thrown together our personal guide- Muizenberg Festival 101.
This is definitely not a sprint, it’s a marathon of entertainment for two weeks. What we can say is that the organisers have made sure that we step it up a level this year, leaving no unanswered questions.
What is the Muizenberg Festival all about?
The Muizenberg Festival is a celebration of the people, the culture and the lives that we live in Muizenberg and the surrounds. It’s a community festival that brings people together, connects artists and performers with the community and showcases the extraordinary things that individuals and communities are capable of when working together. But mostly it’s a celebration and a chance for people to get together and have some fun.
This year’s festival is titled “Celebrating Water” with Muizenberg being very much a water town (sea and river) and with water such a hot topic for Capetonians we feel it is a very fitting underlying theme this year. Water is also synonymous with fluidity and flow and being such a dynamic and diverse community, we feel that our community, like water, is a living, flowing, connected existence that is becoming rarer in a modern world.
What makes the Muizenberg Festival stand out?
The main thing is that the festival is driven through community participation. It’s the people that create the festival, it’s their own expression and input that makes the festival unique.
Everything is done in a collaborative approach that includes individuals, non-profit organisations, charities, musicians, artists and businesses. Everyone celebrates in their own way, adding to the overall expression of what Muizenberg means to them.
What can we expect from the festival?
There is a whole bunch of activities going on. From music events, to comedy events, a mini-film festival, community walks, township experiences, night time parties, talks on many subjects. There is even a pug dash!! The scouts are doing some amazing things on Zandvlei and we are also going to be having a performing parade through the streets and concert in the Muizenberg Park – there is an abundance of activities suited for the whole family.
How do we keep in touch?
www.getoutgetsouth.co.za – this web based platform is a guide of events for the Muizenberg Festival – everything is listed there, and the best thing is you can subscribe to the calendars, so that the events load directly to your cell-phone’s calendar or your outlook calendars. There are also a number of notification mechanism we are putting in place – PUSH notifications, WHATSAPP broadcasts, EMAIL – chose the mechanism that suits you.
Think of this as an art. We are talking the collaboration of the finer side of the south peninsula’s art, culture and ultimately a mass of unique experiences.
If you love the community culture of Muizenberg, this festival is the best show case we have to offer for those looking in. Stay in touch via social media where we will be slowly releasing the grand launch of the Muizenberg Festival. Join the community.