EVENTS & FESTIVALS
KNYSNA LITERARY FESTIVAL Date: TBA
Regarded as a major attraction on the Garden Route calendar. Includes competitions
and appearances by prominent authors.
SEDGEFIELD SLOW FESTIVAL Date: TBA
Fun! The way it used to be... An annual Easter festival celebrating the real things in life:
Wholesome Goodness, Family, Friends, Fun, the Outdoors and Great food.
There are plenty of activities for the whole family to do.
PINK LOERIE MARDI GRAS & ARTS FESTIVAL 27 – 30 APRIL 2017
The premier event on Knysna’s gay and lesbian calendar, and the only carnival of its kind in Africa.
Parade, competitions, food, feathers and fun.
JAGUAR SIMOLA HILL CLIMB AND KNYSNA SPEED FESTIVAL 4 – 7 MAY 2017
Whether you have attended the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb before, or not, you won’t want to miss the 2017 event as the line-up of cars and activity promises to be better than ever, while the vibe and excitement levels are the epitome of good entertainment. Whether you are a petrol head, speed lover or just someone who just loves a good time – don’t miss out - you will leave satisfied and enthralled at the spectacle.
As is now the norm, we will host the Speed Festival Charity Golf Day on Thursday 4 May.
PICK N PAY KNYSNA OYSTER FESTIVAL 7 – 16 JULY 2017
Guaranteeing you and your family the best ten days of your winter. Over 100 sporting and lifestyle events
and, with a bumper Young Oyster Festival program, the festival truly offers something to everyone.
KNYSNA ARTS FESTIVAL Date: OCTOBER 2017
Make the arts a part of your lifestyle at Knysna’s annual celebration of the lifestyle of the town - the Knysna Arts Festival 2015.
The Festival promises a brilliant display of talent in both the visual arts and the performing arts, as well as exciting and stimulating lectures, debates, and demonstrations.
THE KNYSNA TIMBER FESTIVAL Date: NOVEMBER 2017
The Knysna Timber Festival is the creation of the Knysna Timber Initiative, a group of local Knysna businesses who see Knysna as the Woodworking Capital of South Africa – largely due the the deep and rich heritage and history of timber-related activities in the area.
Of course the festival is not limited to local creators and woodworkers... it's is the ideal plaform for National and International brands to expose their quality products and services to a growing, diverse and influential industry, not to mention the many hobbyists, DIY enthusiasts and visitors who will be attending the show.
THE LEISURE ISLE FESTIVAL Date: NOVEMBER 2017
The Leisure Isle Festival is a great opportunity to chill out in the idyllic garden setting and feast on the wide variety of foods on offer. All members of the family are catered for - art & craft, activities for the kiddies, massive book and plant sales, doggie walks, sumptuous food and produce to take away, and most important of all lots and lots to eat and drink, including beer, coffee and tea gardens.
KNYSNA SPLASH FESTIVAL Date: DECEMBER 2017
SPLASH is the Garden Route’s fun family water festival! Three exciting events provide entertainment for both participants and spectators and challenges for the whole family!