Knysna Events - Come and experience the vast magnitude of sports and cultural events hosted in Knysna itself and the surrounding Garden Route area. Our centrally located Knysna accommodation is a perfect venue during any of the Knysna festivals as we are within walking distance to all amenities. Our Bed and Breakfast has a safe area for sports enthusiasts to keep their equipment.
Our centrally located accommodation is a perfect venue during any of the Knysna festivals as we are within walking distance to all amenities. From the main event The Knysna Oyster Festival to the Pink Lourie Mardis Gras, the town hosts various festivals throughout the year.
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Knysna Oyster Festival
Guaranteeing you and your family the best 10 days of winter in South Africa, the 28th Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival takes place from 1 -10 July in the Garden Route town of Knysna.
Attracting more than 65 000 sporting enthusiasts, families, food and wine lovers, and adrenalin junkies. The festival offers something for everyone from running, cycling, golfing, bowling and adventure racing to wine and whiskey tastings, cooking competitions, food and wine pairings, gala evenings, live music, a specialized children’s programme and of course the oysters!
The hub of this year’s festival is at Loerie Park in George Rex Drive and is set to be the biggest yet with over 100 sporting and lifestyle events for both young and old, jam-packed into the 10 days of the festival.
A highlight of the festival is The Big 5 Challenge in which competitors are put to the ultimate test participating in five grueling events throughout the festival. These include the Pick n Pay Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour Mountain Bike and Road Race events.
While moms and dads are playing in nature’s playground, youngsters have a smorgasbord of activities to keep them entertained.
Throughout the entire 10 days of the festival children of all ages can take part in cycling races, dance, music and drama workshops for the energetic. For the more creatively inclined there are craft and art classes, sand art workshops and fun cooking classes to keep them happy. Activities also include puppetry making workshops, puppet shows, drama workshops and dress up and face-painting classes. And of course not too forget the very reason for the festival – the oysters! With over 200 000 oysters shucked, dressed and swallowed during the festival. It is 10 days of pure oyster indulgence.
The Pick n Pay Oyster and Wine Mardi Gras which takes place on July 6 brings together top restaurants in the greater Knysna area calling on them to create the ultimate oyster recipe which guests then get to sample at the culinary event of the festival.
Other culinary and wine events include The Wade Bales Wine festival held at Pezula Private Estate, Whisky and Jazz on the Paddle Cruiser and the Tabasco Oyster Eating competition. With over 100 events, there is something for e-veryone at this year’s festival including township tours, the Pick n Pay Oyster Festival Soccer Tournament, the Oyster Festival Dog Show, a Lazer Quest for kids, an Athletics Fun Run, the Scottish Leader Bowls Tournament, the Protea Knysna Quays Waitron Race, Golf Digest Bell’s Knysna Classic Day and the Disabled Fun Event to name a few. So choose your activity, pack up the family and book to be part of SA’s winter holiday destination of choice to make sure you don’t miss out.
Source: Knysna-Plett Herald
Knysna Toursim updates the attractions and activites around Knysna weekly.
MAR/APR: Sedgefield Slow Festival including loads of races, competitions and fun family events
MARCH: Knysna Literary Festival including competitions and appearances by prominent authors.
APRIL: The 7-passes MTB event mountainbike race challenge.
MAY: Pink Loerie Mardi Gras gay festival, parade, competitions, food, feathers and fun
MAY: Simola Hill climb and Knysna Speed Festival including Kart Grand Prix, a Motor show, the Soap Box Derby, a Slot Car Challenge, a 4x4 challenge and 4x4 Elephant Trail through the Knysna forest.
JUNE: RE:CM Knysna 200, 3days, 200km - Mountainbike Race
JULY: Oyster Festival - running, cycling, culinary delights, family fun and more (over a 100 events!) - including the increasingly popular Houtkapper Trail Run
JULY: Rastafarian Earth Festival - showcases the Rastafarian way of life, the music, the food and the philosophy behind this sometimes mis-understood faith
AUGUST: Ross Taylor Surf Contest - at the beautiful Buffalo Bay
SEPTEMBER: Karoo-to-Coast as part of Dr Evil Classic race
OCT: Light to Night / Moon to Noon endurance race starting at Totties Eatery,