Mardi Gras

Step into another world at the Margate Mardi Gras. Immerse yourself in sights and sounds reminiscent of a Latin American carnival. There’s great entertainment for the kids. Enjoy jugglers and stilt walkers. There are plenty of bargains at the market featuring local crafts and other goodies.

Village Market

The Village Market is the social hub of the whole event.

Set along a gorgeous strip of the Margate beachfront. It boasts 14 bars, clubs and restaurants. Foodies can indulge in gourmet fare from the numerous pop-up food trucks. Diners can enjoy delicious meals in a seaside open-air setting.

Biker Corporate

Everything the biking enthusiast needs in one place. Come see the latest models, and the hottest new biking accessories. The who’s-who of the biking world will all be here to help you

If classic bikes get your heart racing, then don’t miss The Classic Bike Club’s exhibition on their dedicated deck.

Village Pier Rock Stage:

From its prime location in the midst of the Village Market and main beachfront strip. Artists performing on the Rock Pier Stage will keep the vibe going all day long.

Catch acts like the Hinds Brothers, David Marks, Black Water Band, and Circle of Stones amongst others.


Opening parade:

The festival kicks off in style with the Opening Parade at 10am on Thursday 27 April. It will be led by Mayor Cynthia Mqwebu from the Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality and the KZN Classic Motorcycle Club. Followed by the Mtwalume Marching Brass Band.

Mass parade

The traditional Shelly Centre Mass Parade is one of the weekend highlights. Taking place on Sunday 30th April 2017, it is the last chance for all bikers to hit the road together before heading home. 

The 34 km parade starts at The Shelly Centre rooftop and goes through the Port Shepstone CBD. Making its way to Margate, where the parade ends at the Fishing Pier.

This powerful experience attracts thousands of onlookers who line the route to show their support. Making for a very festive day out!

Some on-site entertainment includes Brian Capper, who will keep the crowds entertained with his stunts and bike maneuvers. There are rooftop food stalls at The Shelly Centre rooftop, as well as a DJ on stage!

Please note: Bikes line up from 08h30 and the parade departs at 10h30.

Charity parade

The Charity Parade is a fundraiser for a Cerebral Palsy day care centre in Gamalakhe. It will take place on Saturday 29 April at 08h00.

The charity – Othandweni Cerebral Palsy Day Care Centre, is the charity of choice of Ray Nkonyeni Municipality’s Madam Mayor Cynthia Mqwebu who will also be attending the parade.

The home in Gamalakhe has 25 children and about 15 care givers/staff. All money raised will go towards assisting this home with their monthly food bills.

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