For Immediate Release | Postponement of Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival 2020

March 7, 2020
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For Immediate Release

Postponement of Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival 2020

It is with absolute sadness that we must postpone the Pink Loerie Festival for 2020 to the 24 to 27 September. The South African President has instructed that all gatherings above 100 people are to be called off.

We were excited to deliver the Pink Loerie and LGBTQ+ revival for 2020 but we cannot be irresponsible in delivering an event that will one, not be attended by people due to coronavirus and two, place people’s lives at risk.

We will be confirming the new date in 2020 from our website and pages and this will be based on the trajectory of the coronavirus and how it affects the world and South Africa.

Please note that you can and should be able to place accommodation and flights on hold till further notice and if not, your travel insurance should cover this under an “Act of God” clause that was beyond the control of the festival planners and beyond your control.

We encourage our members, followers and festival goers to keep their chin up in this horrible time that the whole world is going through and note that we will come back from this stronger and better.

Remember, we will have the biggest, most fabulous, feather filled and happy party when this is all over, so keep up your spirit and let us remember we as the LGBTQ+ community have been through these terrible diseases before and we will learn to get through this as humanity as we have before.


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This fun parade through the streets of Knysna is one of the highlights of the event. It will be held on the Saturday 26 September 2020 at 15:00. Join the parade by dressing up in your most outrageous pink outfit and stand a chance to win a prize for being the best dressed. You can also use this opportunity to enter a float into the parade to give your business more visibility. You can of course also support the parade from the side-lines should you feel like it, just make sure you stand out from the crowd with your pinkness!



If you want to reach this valuable niche LGBTQ+ market, be sure to place an advertisement of your product or service in the Pink Loerie Magazine. Loyalty to and support for this market is usually handsomely rewarded by this upper LSM group. Consider using the coupon pages as a way to measure your advertising success as readers cut out and redeem the 210mm x 59mm coupon for your product or service.

Book your advertising space today by going to or email


An event like this can only be a success with sponsors contributing to the overall success of it. Become a sponsor by sponsoring individual events or make use of our naming rights deals and be sure to get your name out there. By actively supporting this prestigious annual event, your business will enjoy greater visibility. To become a sponsor, email for more information.


The main purpose of Pink Loerie Foundation NPC / NPO is 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 organization mainly relies on income from their sponsors and donators in the public and corporate sector. The organization uses 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.

Read more about it at, visit or follow us on Twitter using the handle @PinkLoerieFNDN.


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