So on Saturday, 1 December, my family and I will be heading off to the PEople’s Port Festival (it is actually over two days). I know I often share posts from the actual events we attend, but this time around I thought I would give you guys a heads up, so you plan ahead and join us…
I have three main reasons for attending the PEople’s Port Festival (and free entry – it’s free to attend, people -isn’t even on the list)
First, let me give you the basic rundown (sponsored post).
It is a two-day event, Saturday, Dec 1, from 10 am to 10 pm then Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Entry is completely free. But you can’t bring in food, beverages, blankets, chairs, gazebos, and umbrellas…Don’t worry, they have you covered. We went last year and there was loads of seating and tons of yummy things to eat. There were also shuttles (there will be again this time around) which came in very handy. The Festival will feature food trucks and vendors, live entertainment by national and local artists, an amazing lazer show and so much more.
So what are my three main reasons for the suggesting you come down to the PEople’s Port Festival?
1. National acts
National acts don’t come to the Bay nearly as often as they should, and when they do it is certainly not free. But the festival gives you the opportunity to see big names live on stage.
PE born hitmaker, Heavy-K will take center stage on Saturday, along with R&B and house singer, Brucie. And Vusi Nova fans are in for a treat as he is ready to come and share his talents with us.
2. See behind the scenes
The two-day festival will offer a rare chance to see the inner workings of the Port, through a range of fun, educational land and water activities that showcase incredible technology, machinery, and maritime experiences.
Highlights include tours of South African Navy vessels and TNPA marine craft and Port bus tours.
3. Interactive Experiences
Bayworld will be there with an exciting interactive marine and coastal display, but that is really just the tip of the “interactive iceberg”.
The festival offers a unique shark feature, which includes virtual reality shark cage diving and a 3-metre long robotic shark. There will also be light-hearted elements such as a shark-themed photo wall and a baby shark dance area.
The public will also be able to board SA Navy ships and look forward to ferry rides, yachtings and “tug boat ballet” demonstrations.”
4. Kids activities
As a mom I’m always looking for things to keep the little ones entertained. There is certainly no shortage of that.
Combination of inflatables, activities and kiddies crafts
Buskers, Costume Characters, Face Painters, Balloon Animals
Family stage entertainment
Amusement Park / Fun Fair – small fee per ride
Paintball Gallery – fee charged
Pedal Go Karts – fee charged
Check out social media for more details…. you can visit them on Facebook and follow the #loveourport
Festival entry and most of the activities are free, with only a few requiring a nominal ticket purchase which you can get directly from vendors.