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2024 dates are still to be confirmed.
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About the Bloemfontein Rose Festival

The Bloemfontein Rose Festival had its inception in 1976, when a couple of council members decided that such a festival was appropriate, as Bloemfontein was known as the City of Roses. It attracts thousands of visitors and rose lovers from across South Africa and the world to experience and participate in this spectacle of roses and assortment of events taking place throughout the city.

From the earliest of time, roses have been used as tokens of love, sympathy, repentance and atonement. Roses also signify the coming together of people, regardless the occasion or purpose adding beauty, serenity, colour and glamour to any gathering.

Bloemfontein, meaning the “Fountain of Flowers”, can surely be considered the most appropriate destination for celebrating the rose, with festivities centered around the Loch Logan Waterfront on of the most recognized landmarks in the city.

Loch Logan Waterfront, the shopping and entertainment capital of Central South Africa, has aligned itself this year to participate fully in the Bloemfontein Rose Festival, one of the absolute highlights of the Central South African events calendar.

The Waterfront will play host to mass flower displays created by local nurseries as well as the official municipal rose festival display built by the Dept of Parks and cemetries of the Mangaung Municipality. The Free State Rose Society’s champion Rose Cut Competition will also be hosted in the Mall, with approximately seven hundred entrants from across the country expected to take part.

Loch Logan Waterfront will also host the Miss Volksblad Rosebud competition, held in conjunction with the Volksblad daily newspaper. This competition is for little ladies between the age of three and four years old and attracts hundreds of entries from all over central South Africa.

Other activities in the city include a gardening competition presented by the Dept of Parks and Cemeteries. Bus tours from the Waterfront to the winning gardens will be available during the festival.

With over 15 000 roses on display, and a line-up of top class entertainment, Loch Logan Waterfront’s participation will enhance the overall quality and success of this festival, establishing itself as the heart of this splendid cacophony of colour, entertainment and rose celebrations.

To avoid disappointment it is advisable to book your accommodation well in advance for this event. Visit the Bloemfontein Accommodation pages to find guest houses, hotels and self catering places to stay and for additional info about Bloemfontein which includes attractions, restaurants and things to do, see Bloemfontein Info.

Need to Know

WhenTo be confirmed - February 2024

WhereLoch Logan Waterfront, Henry St, Willows, Bloemfontein, 9301, Motheo Region, Free State, South Africa

Telephone+27 (0)51 448-3607

OvernightStay nearby in Bloemfontein, in Free State


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