Locals and visitors braved the chilly weather last Friday evening to attend the Wharf Street Soiree, welcoming spring with a festive buzz.
Beautiful fairy lights adorned the street and throngs milled along the historical street, exploring the shops and eateries, and enjoying a range of live music.
A big drawcard was the price of the beer. The Little Brewery on the Wharf supplied beers through the various outlets for just R10 a pint.
A variety of mouth-watering street fare was available.
Bram Coetzee kept the crowd wanting more of his shawarmas and sosaties, while Barefoot Café offered tacos made in front of you at a street stall. More menu choices were on offer inside each establishment.
At Barefoot Café the crowd was entertained by a group of musos called Gingi and the Jam, their music drawing in people to come and listen to their rocking covers while having a cold one or sipping on some wine.
Meanwhile in the cosy courtyard of Hoppy’s Paddle Inn, the genteel strains cello music filled the air, courtesy of Kayla le Roux.
At Just Property people had their photo taken for a competition. The street was full of life and there was a festive feeling to all those who attended the soiree. Some said even the weather could not stop them from coming to the event.
One of the attendees, Brad Labuschagne, said that his groups of friends loved the soiree and that it was always nice to enjoy the festive feeling.
“The atmosphere is always nice around here, walking around from shop to shop to see what they have to offer is also exciting. We are still waiting for our friends so that we can all enjoy together the fun tonight.” Labuschagne said.
Another attendee, Mziyanda Nonxuba, who was also selling ice cream for the night, said he really enjoyed being at the soiree and there is always something to look forward to.
“I love the festive feel and excitement among people, it is always nice working around Wharf Street to see what they have to offer. The music is also amazing and the customers are good and tip well. Despite the chilly weather people seem to be enjoying themselves,” said Nonxuba.
BY NTOMBENTSHA MSUTU