This Event Has Passed

Pink Loerie 2018

The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival is fluffing out its tail feathers as it returns to Knysna in 2018 with a new committee and an expanded program.

In the wake of the Knysna Fires the annual Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival has announced its return to Knysna in 2018. After recently making a generous donation to the town and its residents in the wake of the devastating fires, the people of the Pink Loerie will again host this long running event and continue its support of Knysna and all its people.

The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival is in its 18th year and to celebrate, this year's event will be bigger, better and a bit more outrageous than ever. This year's festivities are taking place from 24 May - 27 May 2018 at various locations around the beautiful town of Knysna.

This popular celebration is a highlight on the international Gay Calendar and offers four days of non-stop entertainment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people as well as anybody looking for a fun and fabulous time.

Knysna is considered by some to be the most gay-friendly town, and is a popular international tourist destination. In previous years it has earned the coveted title of "South Africa's Favourite Town of the year".

During the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras the entire town of Knysna will be painted Pink again by thousands of party animals from all over South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world. This year revellers will enjoy four days of shows, entertainment, pageants and heaps of over-the-top flamboyant festivities. The pinnacle of Pink Loerie comes with the carnival on the final day where you will see fantastic floats and extravagant costumes sailing down the streets of Knysna.

Locals get in on the action with Knysna shop-owners competing to win the title of Best Window Display and businesses offering awesome deals for tourists over the festival period.

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.

While care has been taken to ensure that information contained on the Sleeping-OUT website is true and correct at the time of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of this information. Sleeping-OUT gives no warranty or assurance, and makes no representation as to the accuracy or reliability of any information or advice contained on the website, or that it is suitable for your intended use. Sleeping-OUT recommends always confirming the details of the event with the organiser before booking accommodation.

Close Likebox
Remind me about this Event
Remind me
before the event

Name (optional)

 Subscribe to newsletter
Close Likebox
Great! We'll let you know.

Event Details

Type: Art & Cultural
Start: 24 May 2018 18:00
End: 27 May 2018 16:00
South Africa
Show Contact Details

Weather Forecast

Accommodation near Pink Loerie 2018

Cornwall Safari Lodge
2897.5 km

From R750* unit

Cornwall Safari Lodge is situated 170 km from Tsabong (McArthy’s Rust Border post) and 160 km from the Mabuaseube gate at the Transfrontier Park. Cornwall is also 30 km from the Bray border post and 2... More Info

The Wheatbaker
3660.9 km

The Wheatbaker

From R4054 pps

Lagos at its Finest. The Wheatbaker, Lagos’ new premier luxury hotel, is located in the residential heart of Ikoyi, Nigeria. Situated close to the Lagos business districts of Ikoyi and Victoria Island... More Info

Baringo Island Camp
3940 km

From R7906* unit

Small, exclusive and remote. Island Camp offers a perfect opportunity to escape the humdrum of city life or a change of pace in-between visiting the many national parks. A chance to relax, recuperate ... More Info

Royal German Apartments
3948.4 km

From R1438* unit

  • ***

We have the pleasure of introducing to you our newly opened establishment, the Royal German Car Rental Services and Apartments. We are conveniently located on the Spintex road not far from the Coca ... More Info

Labadi Beach Hotel
3952.2 km

Labadi Beach Hotel

From R3220 pps

Labadi Beach Hotel - Where West Africa Meets and Plays Welcome to Ghana’s premier hotel, resort and business address. Set amidst tropical landscaped gardens, overlooking one of Ghana’s most beautiful ... More Info

Imperial Hotel
3971.2 km

Imperial Hotel

From R1553 pps

The hotel is situated in the heart of Kenya and Africa, on the shores of the World's second largest fresh water lake - Lake Victoria, and only three and a half hours by road from the famous Maasai Mar... More Info

The Sleeping Warrior Lodge
4066.8 km


Get your stay for free!

From R4025 pps

  • Lowest Price Guarantee

The Sleeping Warrior Lodge is an eco-friendly luxury lodge just over two hours from Nairobi. Set on the stunning Soysambu Conservancy, the lodge offers breathtaking views of Lake Elementeita and the R... More Info

4084 km


From R1912 pps

Located in Aberdare National Park, this world-renowned rustic Treehouse on its 80th anniversary is now open after 6 months of complete renovation. This game viewing lodge was originally built in 1932 ... More Info

Enchoro Wildlife Camp Masai Mara
4114.4 km


Get your stay for free!

From R719* unit

  • **
  • Lowest Price Guarantee

Enchoro Wildlife Camp in Masai Mara is a perfect Masai Mara budget camping accommodation with a modern touch, all of our semi luxury Masai Mara tented accommodation suites are designed to match with t... More Info

Loyk Mara
4121.3 km

From R1725 pps

Located in the majestic Maasai Mara in Kenya, home to the 8th wonder of the world-the great wildebeest migration. We offer you unmatched access to the amazing and picturesque African wilderness. This ... More Info

  • 10 Establishments found