Please note: the Pink Loerie Festival for 2020 has been postponed to Thursday 24 - Sunday 27 September.
The annual Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival will be bringing some sparkle and glamour to the streets of the idyllic coastal town of Knysna. The main purpose of Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival Southern Africa Foundation are to assist the greater Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) community, in supporting causes and charitable events, providing education and awareness programs, and creating an ethos of care within the community and beyond.
To achieve its objectives, the organizations will mainly rely on sponsorship and donation income from the public and corporate sector. The organizations value the use of spectacle, pageantry, theatre, creativity, recreation, music, design, multi-media, and other forms of artistic expression, to create LGBTQ+ awareness/celebration, eliminate stigma and promote pride-consciousness as a philosophy for living and being well.