august 11 - 27
Martin Luther King Park (tram
The Parade takes pride in being one
of the few travelling festivals remaining in the world. With its small
colourful tents circling the terrain of the Martin Luther King Park (tram
25, end stop Hunzestraat), it is like an 'inside out' circus with the
public placed in the middle of the action, surrounded by the performers.
Indeed it is inspired by the medicine shows of days gone by that would
arrive in town making a 'parade' and then give short performances for
Beware of which tent you choose to enter, it could be serious or in the
spirit of fun. Fun is the order of the day anyhow, as people arrive by
boat or bicycle carrying picnic baskets and dressed in colourful clothing.
If you want to dine on the spot the Parade offers six different restaurants
with exotic world kitchens.
The Parade will present 75 different programmes during the 17-day run,
featuring music, dance, theatre, magic, art, animation and other assorted
spectacles. Every day at 3.30pm a special children's programme is offered.
For more information