Eyre-peninsula Event Calendar
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Events in and around Eyre-peninsula
As the seasons change, so do the events in and around the beautiful region of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. With its stunning coastline, endless stretches of pristine beaches, rugged cliffs, scenic drives, and wildlife parks, there's always something exciting to do and see. If you're looking for some seasonal fun, here are some events worth checking out in the region:
- Port Lincoln Tunarama Festival: Every January, the town of Port Lincoln comes alive with the Tunarama Festival, a celebration of the local tuna industry. Highlights include a tuna toss competition, seafood, wine and art exhibits, street parades, and fireworks.
- West Coast Watercraft Club's Swim-In: Every February, watercraft enthusiasts gather at the crystal-clear waters of Fowlers Bay for the annual Swim-In event. Visitors can enjoy water skiing, wake-boarding and jet-skiing demonstrations, and BBQs.
- Ceduna Oysterfest: The annual Ceduna Oysterfest in April/May is a seafood lover's dream, showcasing the region's famous oysters, as well as produce and wine from local farmers and wineries. Live music, art exhibits, and a carnival atmosphere complete the experience.
- Lincoln Art Prize: Art lovers should head to Port Lincoln in May for the Lincoln Art Prize, a prestigious art exhibition featuring work by local and national artists. Visitors can view and purchase the artwork, attend workshops, and enjoy live music and food stalls.
- Whale Watching: From June to September, the Eyre Peninsula's coastline comes alive with humpback and southern right whales migrating north. Visitors can take whale-watching cruises from Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay, or Streaky Bay to see these majestic creatures up close.
- Tumby Bay Barrel 'n Beer: Each July, the Tumby Bay Barrel 'n Beer Festival celebrates the region's unique craft beer scene with tastings, food stalls, and live entertainment.
- Port Lincoln Spring Garden Festival: In October, the Port Lincoln Showgrounds are transformed into a paradise of flowers, plants, and landscaping displays. Visitors can attend gardening workshops and enjoy food and craft stalls.
- Streaky Bay Blue Water Classic: Every November, fishing enthusiasts head to Streaky Bay for the Blue Water Classic, a two-day fishing competition with over $30,000 in prize money. Visitors can watch the weigh-ins, enjoy live entertainment, and taste the local seafood.
With so many seasonal events and activities to choose from, the Eyre Peninsula is a must-visit destination for tourists and locals alike. For more information about these events or other attractions in the region, contact Eyre Peninsula Tourism on (08) 8682 6588.