Grahamstown National Arts Festival - Eastern Cape, Grahamstown

Festivals - Eastern Cape - Grahamstown

When: Throughout the day, Thursday, 26 June 2008
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Where: Various Venues, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape


The Grahamstown National Arts Festival is a highly recognized cultural event incorporating the greatest indigenous and international talent. Held every year, the festival is the largest in Africa, drawing more than 50 000 visitors to the Eastern Cape for

During the Grahamstown National Arts Festival theaters are created everywhere, fleamarkets take over parks, and streets become filled with people and traffic. Throughout the 10 days of the festival, visitors can choose from over 500 shows with jazz, plays, cabaret, stand-up comics and opera. The main categories of art are student theater, street theater, craft art, jazz and the children's arts festival. Also on offer are book fairs, demonstrations and workshops. The unique ambiance of the festival is a great tourist attraction, familiarizing visitors to the country with the arts and cultural side of the nation. Another aspect is that the festival plays a major role in the economy of Grahamstown as it creates many jobs and gives local businesses an annual boost. The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown is an annual event that you don't want to miss, whether you are a tourist or a local. It will be running from 26 June to 5 July 2008. Booking kits are available. Visit the Festival's website to find out more about the program


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