The Bank Windhoek Seawork Seafood Festival has come to end for this year but not without leaving many great impressions on so many people. This year things were a little different than what we were used to.
A few things we did expect to see: Some, great seafood, some great music and a kiddies section. But what exactly happened? On day one, we had some great performers. Lin-Marie, Ang & Mona, American Rick and The Ells graced the stage. On day two, we were blessed with Jacob & Taylor, Ang & Mona as well as American Rick for a second show, Roadhouse Blues, The Yesterdays, Riaan Smit and the Vaughn Ahrens Band. Vaughn Ahrens blessed the night with a sneak listen party of his new song to be released at the end of the month titled Mambo.
If you weren’t there for the food, you were definitely there for the food, which in all honesty, is the real reason you should’ve been there. Other than our usual lineup of seafood, a little something different happened this year, where we had a larger variety of cuisines available for every to taste. There were big names available like Daisho Sushi & Wine Bar, El Tigre, The Hook, and the Handle Bar. For some drinks, whether they were cold or hot, Stillhouse Atlantic, with some great locally produced Gins, Jet Blast, Wineology and Seattle Coffee were there to keep you warm, one way or another.
The Seafood Festival is known yearly as a family friendly event, and is never shy on entertainment for the kiddies. Early on both days, there were Clown Shows as well as some Mermaids to have fun with the kids. There are also always jumping castles to enjoy, as well as pony rides all the way from The Pony Express. They have a variety of horses, from different sizes to different colours. You could have chosen to either pet and feed the horses or go for a round or five.
With all this variety and fun happening, you definitely don’t want to miss out on the next one. SO, keep an eye for next Seawork Seafood Festival in 2024.
Written by: Yanika