One of Joburg’s biggest authentic cultural food and music events, the Lusito Land Festival, is back from April 26 to May 1, at their new and improved venue on Cayman Road, Alewynspoort, Johannesburg South.
This year’s festival will mark the 36th year of the widely-loved Portuguese extravaganza.
The estimated 80 000 attendees at the event will be exposed to the unique Portuguese heritage, a scrumptious feast of taste-tantalising cuisine from fine restaurants, serving traditional Portuguese dishes filled with flavour. Patrons can also look forward to original music by their favourite local talent, Portuguese traditional folk dancing and community artists.
The easy-to-access venue is a superb, safe and central location with loads of secure parking, clean facilities and a family friendly environment with a fun fair to keep the ‘crianças’ busy. Lusito Land is the ultimate six-day cultural experience for the entire family with entertainment for all ages.
Besides celebrating Portuguese pride, the festival serves a greater purpose. Every year the profits made from the festival go to the Lusito Association, which manages the Lusito School for the physically and mentally handicapped. The school works with 80 learners who need special care. The cost of caring for special-needs children and adults is beyond the ability of many families, and with funds raised from the Lusito Land festivals, parents need only pay a R1 700 a month while the school subsidises the remainder of the R5 500 monthly school fee.
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