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Plett ARTS Festival 2021

Plettenberg Bay Arts Festival

Plett Tourism had to postpone the Plett ARTS Festival scheduled for 10 – 20 July 2021 due to South Africa’s move to COVID Stage Four. New dates have been announced: 1 – 9 October 2021.

Plettenberg Bay Arts Festival

Add warmth to your winter across 10 mesmerizing days of music, art and drama at the upcoming Plett ARTS Festival 2021, taking place between 1 – 9 October 2021.

Garden Route visitors and residents can look forward to an unforgettable festival that will transform the charming seaside town of Plettenberg Bay into a fantastic coalescence of art, personality, music and expression. Just as we’ve learnt to embrace the unexpected since the start of 2020, the theme for this year’s annual Plett ARTS Festival is “Expect the Unexpected”. You will be taken on a journey of experiences that will re-shape your perception of Plettenberg Bay.

The Garden Route has been successful in Welcoming back South African Tourism, to both domestic and international visitors, which has been integral in re-establishing some of Plettenberg Bay’s most beloved restaurants, Plettenberg Bay accommodation establishments and tourist attractions. Of course, health protocols are still a major focus point and as such, those enjoying this year’s festival can do so with #plettsartsafely – COVID safety measures in place that will include access control, safety monitors at each venue, mask wearing, social distancing and regular sanitizing.

Plettenberg Bay Arts Festival - COVID safety measures in place

Get creative and be prepared to discover and appreciate various spheres of art and expression, celebrated and shared across unique settings within Plettenberg Bay. Participate in a selection of festival workshops, offering the ideal platform for those with creative flair or a curiosity for a specific genre or style.

Plett Twilight Meander

Some recognizable Plett Arts Festival favourites from over the years will again be highlights at this year’s event. Look forward to locally produced Garden Route wines, good conversation and compelling film screenings and exhibitions. The popular Plett Twilight Meander will occur during the festival period – take to the open streets of Plettenberg Bay for a memorable evening of admiring art under the stars. Plett Fringe will again connect open-minded visitors with gifted poets, actors and comedians.

Plett Arts Festival

A unique element of this year’s festival of the arts is Enviral Landart which introduces interactive experiences of guided landart creation during hikes or while kayaking or canyoning. This encourages visitors to embark on outdoor adventures in Plettenberg Bay, met by art and song in wild, outdoor and unusual places. Get ready to be elevated by good music at Plett Sunsets and look forward to numerous contemporary, classic and jazz performances on ocean and river waters, surrounded by the natural assets of the stunning Garden Route.

Plett Local Talent

During the Plett Arts Festival of 2021, hidden gems and secret gardens will surprise, local talents will inspire and delicious food creations will put some of Plett’s best eateries on the map, giving them a much needed boost after a difficult year. This eagerly received festival has proven to entertain families with children, all age groups and even those dipping their toes in the art scene that the Garden Route has cultivated and continues to expand on and showcase.

Plett Arts Festival of 2021

Bookings for this not-to-be-missed festival, taking place from 1 – 9 October 2021, will become available on Quicket. Digital streaming options will also allow those at home to experience parts of the event online via Social Media, whilst a continually developing programme promises to excite those attending from all walks of life, near or far.

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Book accommodation in Plettenberg Bay or the nearby lagoon side towns of Knysna and Sedgefield. Choose from a range of accommodation options perfectly suited to your specific requirements. Hello Garden Route, Your Friendly Experts in Garden Route Accommodation are here to make sure that your stay in nothing short of amazing!

Nearby attractions include The Crags in Plettenberg Bay, which offers a range of family-friendly activities. One such example is Horse Riding in the Garden Route which is an idyllic activity to be enjoyed any season of the year!

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