October 2, 2016 was the Kampala City Festival, the Annual City Carnival in the only City, the Capital and Largest City in the Country Uganda. The carnival is organized by Kampala Capital City Authority with various stakeholders.
The Kampala City Festival was on Kampala Road with various stages, kids’ corner, people selling goodies on the streets and many other things every individual person would wish to see. Various activities were around including face painting for kids and adults, the carnival masks, bouncing castles for kids, circus, performances from various artists including musicians, comedians and dance groups and many others.
The event was massively attended, only the one with a calculator could help count the tens of thousands of Ugandans who were on the event. People were not only from Kampala City but were coming from all the surrounding areas of Mukono, Mpigi, Wakiso, Luwero and others were coming from as far as Mbarara, Mbale and Masindi.
The Carnival was officiated by Nankulu Jennifer Musisi, Minister for Kampala Betty Kamya, Assistant Lord Mayor and many other officials. The official dress code and design was Black Yellow Red, the colors of the Ugandan Flag.
Various artists were around in the Kampala City Carnival including Bebe Cool, Jose Chameleone, King Saha, Winnie Nwagi, Irene Ntale, Sheebah Karungi, Geo Steady, Navio, Pallaso, Radio and Weasel, Amooti Omubalanguzi and the Amalura Family, Kele Kele and many others who helped entertain the massive crowds that were around.
Putting all the other economic benefits of the event aside, Kampala City Festival can be described as the largest social event that has happened in Uganda ever since this year 2016 began. Helping people relieve stress, helping Ugandans unite as one and celebrate, an event that had no discrimination in political parties, religion, tribe and any other social discrimination.
There was the Muslim Zone and they had a stage where all sorts of entertainment related to Islam were centered include Mataali dances, Quran citations, foods like pilao, a cake designed in a shape of a Mosque etc.
The Christian Zone, where there was preaching of the Gospel, performances by Church bands and gospel musicians, reading of the Bible verses and other activities related to the Christian faith. All were around.
The Kids zone was filled with amazing things including bouncing castles, circus, zoo, ice creams, and many other things. there was also a stage in the Kids Zone where every sort of childhood entertainment was.
Here are the photos from the City Festival, Enjoy!