The 35th annual Lusito Land Festival kicks off on 22 April and runs to 2 May at Pioneer Park in Wemmer Pan, Johannesburg. Being a Portuguese style family festival, the 11 days will be play host to some of our country’s top musicians and bands. There will be so much entertainment for the children at the fun fair and foodies best not miss out on all the restaurants that will be offering some of the best and most popular Portuguese cuisine.
A bit of background information on the Lusito Land Festival that majority of people don’t know. This festival raises funds for the Lusito Association for the Physically & Mentally Handicapped. Over the last 3 decades, after opening in 1981 as a Portuguese orientated festival, it has evolved into a festival that is celebrated by many of the cultures that we have in our Rainbow Nation. Noemia Contente, the spokesperson from the Lusito Association explained that there are exhibitors that have been supporting Lusito Land from that very 1st festival 35 years ago and she guarantees that this will be a fun day out for the whole family and that everyone will be supporting a great cause.
As being voted the “Best Festival” by Leisure Options Magazine readers for 11 times in the past, the 160,000 annual visitors will be able to experience the Portuguese tradition and culture and wonderful flavours of food. It is bound to be an ideal day out for the family.
For the full line up, check it out here.
Available through Computicket.
Adults & Teens – R85
Children (6-12) – R50
Children under 5 – Free
Location – Pioneers Park, Wemmer Pan. Corner of 11th Street & Turf Road, La Rochelle.
Week Days – 17:00 to 22:00
Weekends – 10:00 to 23:00
Public Holidays – 10:00 to 19:00
Secure parking is available in 3 designated parking areas & parking tickets can be purchased online at R50 per parking. (Don’t be silly and park on the street. You are looking for trouble.)