LUSITO LAND BACK IN 2016
Lusito Land, Joburg’s hottest family festival is back in 2016 with some of the finest South African musicians and bands taking to the stage as well some of the city’s tastiest Portuguese cuisine sizzling on the grills. The festival runs from 22 April to 2 May 2016 at Wemmer Pan at Pioneer Park in La Rochelle in the south of Johannesburg.
“This year’s festival promises to be the best one we have ever put on and we have gone all out to make sure that all our visitors have a great time that exceeds all expectations,” said Noemia Contente, spokesperson from the Lusito Association for the Physically and Mentally Challenged.
Lusito Land first opened its doors in 1981 as a festival that celebrated the Portuguese tradition and culture. Over the last 35 years, it has evolved into a festival celebrated by the many cultures that make up Johannesburg and Gauteng. The Portuguese tradition has however been sustained in the wonderful traditional flavours of the fine cuisine that is an important facet in the Portuguese heritage.
Lusito Land has proven to be a crowd-pleaser and was voted no fewer than 11 times as “Best Festival” by Leisure Options Magazine readers. 160,000 visitors annually walk through the gates and proving it to be the ideal family day out ahead of Gauteng’s winter months.
Lusito Land is at Wemmer Pan, Pioneers Park, corner of 11th Street and Turf Road, La Rochelle. Open from 17h00 to 22h00 on weekdays, 10h00 to 23h00 on weekends and public holidays and 10h00 to 19h00 on Monday 2 May 2016. All proceeds from Lusito Land go to the Lusito Association for the Physically and Mentally Challenged.