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It’s MCQP Party Time Cape Town… Is Your Outfit Ready? + Line-Up

Hunky mechanics, sassy drag queens, muscle cars, sexy pit stop girls and lots of burning rubber at Africa’s biggest and longest-running costume party

Latest update: Thursday 14 September

(images of MCQP are from earlier editions. Expect new images soon)

The questions we're being asked.... All. The. Time.
And here's the fabulous news...  


Good question. Some people ask us; "What was the name of that famous gay party in Cape Town again?! Is it still happening". We'll let you know the moment we know when Cape Town's Mother City Queer Project will take off again.

When is MCQP happening (again? We'll let you know when we know, and we'll likely know it first ;-)
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Hello 2023. Yes there will be a Mother City Queer Project extravaganza this year and the date is Saturday 16 December 2023.

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The drive is to truly bring MCQP back to its essence of the early MCQP days, and take it into the future from there. Hence the theme for this year's MCQP is.... "Back to the Future".



Don’t miss the biggest African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer + (LGBTQ+) event of the year! MCQP is set to sashay its way onto Cape Town’s festive season calendar taking over Cape Townthis December 2023.



Be surprised. Lots coming soon.  



Early bird tickets, tickets, VIP tickets etc etc. All coming soon. 
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Some older features we've written: Laugh at the Queen and at yourself at this hilarious Cape Town drag show. You'll be looking for a dress-up costume, you should find the perfect guide using our guide on fancy dress shops. Here's our pick of the best LGBTQI bars and nightclubs. If you need help, check out our list of LGBT+ Counselling Centres and Shelters in Cape Town.



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