Date set for local arts and craft festival

A date has finally been set for this year’s Avodazz Arts and Crafts and Avocado festival in Capital Park.

Head of marketing Paul de Lange said the two-day festival would start on 27 May at the Capital Park sports and community centre in Myburgh Street.

The event will be held from 08:00 to 18:00 on both days.

“Come and visit the many art and other exhibitions, taste our avocados, enjoy the fine foods at the wide variety of food stalls and enjoy our exiting entertainment programme,” said De Lange.

The festival is organised by the Capital Park Residents and Ratepayers Association (CAPRRA).

This year will be the first time in two years that the festival will be held.

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CAPRRA chairman Mike Burt described the festival as vibrant.

“When you are at the festival, the welcoming atmosphere is palpable,” said Burt.

“It fits in with the theme of Capital Park – Pretoria’s own art village.”

Burt said the CAPRRA functioned as a non-profit residents company, managed by local residents to address community issues such as land use, traffic problems, community safety and marketing.

“We see a safe, clean and prosperous Capital Park, a neighbourhood filled with art galleries and studios, coffee shops and ‘feel good’ destinations,” he said.

“A hub of creative and inspiring people, building a better neighbourhood and contributing to an effective city and a prosperous South Africa.”

For more information about the festival, visit or phone CAPRRA secretary Daleen Burt on 082-323-9977.