Regional Tourism Guide for Eyre Peninsula
South Australia  
2019 Port Lincoln Art Prize
Date Thu 10th Jan 2019 to Sat 16th Feb 2019
The Port Lincoln Art Prize is an annual exhibition open to all Australian residents, entering its 11th year in 2019.

The event provides a prestigious competition for the many artists who enter and the opportunity to have their efforts publicly acknowledged with the chance to win cash prizes.

Exhibition on show from 10th January to 16th February 2019 at the Nautilus Arts Centre.

Official opening and award presentations to be held on Thursday 10th January 2019 from 7pm. All are welcome to attend.

All entries must be in by 4pm Monday December 3rd 2018. Full details on how to enter can be found on our website.

Prizes awarded include:

$5000 Major Award
$1000 Highly Commended
$500 Local Artist Award
$500 Youth Award
$100 Youth Award Highly Commended
$500 Peoples Choice Award

Winners announced at the opening night and in the Port Lincoln Times.
2019 Ceduna Cup
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Style and fashion take to the field when the Ceduna Cup comes to town.

The locals on South Australia's Far West Coast certainly know how to have fun, and they are more than happy to demonstrate the art to anyone who would like to make the trip to the races at Ceduna.

As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $500 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

The main highlight of the day will of course be the running of the Ceduna Cup. Soak up the action from the comfort of the upgraded race club facilities or sit back and relax on the adjacent lawn.
Port Lincoln Community Bank Tunarama Festival
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
The Tunarama Festival began in 1962 as a celebration of the largest fishery in Australia. It combines many local traditions and festive events into the Australia Day long weekend each year. The Port Lincoln foreshore lawns and beautiful beach play host to live entertainment, family oriented events, market stalls and show rides.

Highlights include the World Championship Tuna Toss, a Street Parade, live music and fireworks display. As the Seafood Capital of Australia, there is also a Seafood Dinner event. Its Port Lincoln's biggest weekend of the year with over 40 individual events, and the Festival has won many awards. Accommodation is at a premium so book early.
Children’s Area ~ Carnivale of the Sea
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Pirate Ships Ahoy! Look out is that a mermaid?

A fantasy Journey from under the sea, featuring swashbuckling pirates, a real-life mermaid, and all your favourite underwater world characters.

Passionis Productions with Mermaid Mizuko present a fun interactive SeaWorld, a pirate ship, pirate games, treasure hunt, storytelling, comedy and dance.
Port Lincoln Family Twilight Race Meet
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019
Port Lincoln Racing Club welcomes you to the 2018/2019 Port Lincoln Racing Season at Ravendale Park Racecourse and to the second to last twilight race meeting of the season.

Bring your workplace to the races!
You'll have a chance to win FREE 2018/2019 season memberships for all employees attending the races from your workplace on the night so be sure to get everyone involved! Just put your business card in one of the glass bowls provided in the bars around course, the winner will be drawn after the last race and announced over the loud speaker.

How fantastic to be able to kick back after work on the lawns with a bevy or two and watch the horses thunder down the home straight!
Friday twilight race meetings will feature a “Happy Hour” from 5:00 pm and a free shuttle bus service back into town following the last race.


What a way to start your weekend!

Best of Eyre Dinner
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019
This spectacular food and wine event is held in Spencer Gulf King Prawn’s Eyre Square and offers food and wine lovers a fantastic taste of the Eyre Peninsula’s best local produce prepared by our talented local chef Kris Bunder and complimented by our award winning local wines. Limited tickets

Includes prime viewing of The Flaming Sambucas’ Abba Gold show live on the Tunarama Festival Stage featuring an exciting set list of the original ABBA complete with costume and music.
The Flaming Sambuccas - Abba Gold Tribute Show
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019
The Flaming Sambucas’ Abba Gold show features an exciting set list of the original ABBA complete with costume and music, come down and party the night away in Eyre Square!

Free Entertainment on the Festival Stage!

The Flaming Sambucas are Adelaide’s original and best â€ؚ girl/2 guy” corporate party band. Don’t miss their high energy show, free on the Festival Stage in Eyre Square this Tunarama!
Factory FMX Freestyle Motobike Displays
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019 to Mon 28th Jan 2019
2 shows each day:
10:30 -10:50am
12:30 – 12:50pm

Factory fmx will be wowing crowds with spectacular, high flying live action demonstrations with motocross bikes flying 30 feet high in the air & 75 feet long while performing the newest and craziest tricks in the sport! Featuring developed, choreographed performance, dj commentator, music & pyrotechnics.

FREE family entertainment at the Tunarama Festival
A Taste of Morrocco ~ Tunarama 2019 Intimate Dinners
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
‘A Taste Of Morocco’

Saturday 27th January 2019
Eyre Square, Port Lincoln Foreshore, in the Bell Tent

Relax in an intimate setting and experience a food journey with traditional dishes from Marakesh, Fez and Casablanca.

Port Lincoln’s very own home cook ‘Nada Gobin’ brings a thousand and one flavours of Morocco with an inspiring 3 course menu rich in flavour and spice paying homage to the regions seafood, lamb and local produce.
A Taste of Italy - Tunarama 2019 Intimate Dinners
Date Sun 27th Jan 2019
'A Taste Of Italy'
Tunarama 2019 Intimate Dinners

Sunday 27th January 2019
Eyre Square, in the Bell Tent on the Port Lincoln Foreshore

Relax on the foreshore overlooking the sea of a plenty and experience an ultimate traditional Italian seafood feast.

Renowned Italian home cook Karen Dubois will utilise the regions seafood. Her menu is described as a celebration of Italian flavours held together by a singular appreciation of high quality seasonal ingredients, presented in elegant simplicity.

Karen pays homage to traditional Italian Family recipes passed down through the generations.

Limited tickets of 20 seats only on sale through SA Tickets
Line & Label: Food, Wine and Tunes Tunarama Event
Date Sun 27th Jan 2019
The Line & Label Restaurant in Port Lincoln will host a free, family friendly event on Sunday 27th January 2019 to celebrate the best Eyre Peninsula produce matched with beer, wine and tunes - on the Australia Day long weekend at the Tunarama Festival.

Join us from 12noon, as we have a Paella cooking away, Mussels and Vongole stations, Peter Teakle Wine tastings, incredible entertainment from local artists as well as a special performance by Sydney musician Courtney from Morel Music.

Enjoy a day on the grass, wine and beer available along with picnic rugs and delicious food as you celebrate the best of Eyre Peninsula with friends and family on the Australia Day, Tunarama Festival weekend.

The fireworks will take place from the town jetty on the Sunday evening, so join us for drinks, lunch or early dinner snack before heading down the hill to enjoy the festivities that night.

For more information please call us.
Twilight Summer Meets Port Lincoln
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019
Feel like the holidays have passed you by...Well kick back after work on the lawns with a beverage or two, soak up the great summer atmosphere and watch the horses thunder down the home straight.

Gates open at 2pm
Free entry after 5pm
Five races after 5pm and live music
What a way to start your weekend

The Port Lincoln Racing Club dates back to the early 1920’s, where popular picnic styled race meetings were conducted at Communga, land that is now rich in agricultural production. Located on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, the region is known for producing the finest seafood, wine, surf, breathtaking scenery and a love of thoroughbred racing

As usual this season we are supporting Ronald McDonald House and the wonderful work that they do by donating $1 from every race book sold, $1 for every single gate entry on 2019 Cup Day and all of our recycling dollars from cans and bottles collected over the race season at race days and functions. To date, Port Lincoln Racing Club have donated over $32,500 in our four years of association.
2019 Lock Cup
Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
Lock Race Club will be hosting its 53rd race meeting in 2019, at picturesque McLachlan Park racecourse.

Appropriately named 'The Oakbank of the West Coast,' for that experience of a really relaxed picnic atmosphere with beautiful green lawns, shady trees and under cover shelter. Races can be seen from our full lawn viewing mound giving full vision over the racecourse.
It is a great day of racing for the whole family!

As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $500 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.
By The C
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
Zaccaria Concerts and Touring is presenting the BY THE C concert in Whyalla on Saturday, February 16.

Jimmy Barnes will be headlining a music spectacular at The Oval at Whyalla High that includes Daryl Braithwaite, Ian Moss, Richard Clapton and Ross Wilson.
Port Lincoln Race Meet
Date Sun 17th Feb 2019
The perfect excuse for a day at the races! Book in to the Sponsor’s Luncheon today and enjoy the picturesque surrounds that the track has to offer and tuck into a delicious lunch prepared by our local chef Kris Bunder from Del Giorno’s.

Gates open: 11am
General Admission: Free
Concession Admission: Free
Under 18: Free
Come and enjoy the sponsors luncheon.

Plenty of activities for kids, including:
Free lolly bags
Free ice creams
Free face painting
Free bouncy castle
Free pony wrap & ride costumes
Stable Stars Kids Club, Archie the 'Live' horse mascot
Photo opportunities with Archie the Pony!
2019 Port Lincoln Cup
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
The Port Lincoln Cup is one of the premier features on the Eyre Peninsula sporting calendar!

The Eyre Peninsula produces some of the finest seafood and wine in the state so check out their fantastic Food and Beverage Packages for Cup Day.

As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $1000 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

Enjoy lunch with friends at the local wineries, restaurants or hotels while you are in the region for the Cup.
2019 Penong Cup
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
A tiny township on the road across the Nullarbor Plain renowned for world class surf breaks, Penong will again hold an excellent demonstration of country racing and hospitality.

This meeting is exceptionally popular among locals and tourists who visit the town over the Cup period. On course betting, catering and bar facilities will be available on the day along with the Fashion at the Races competition.

On course betting, catering and bar facilities will be available on the day along with the Fashion at the Races competition.

Heaps of activities for everyone with Fashions on the Field, R.I.C.E Kids Entertainment and Live Band 'Ill Starred Captain' playing after the last race.

Make a day of it and stay for dinner and music at the racecourse after the races!
2019 Kimba Cup
Date Sun 17th Mar 2019
The 2019 Kimba Cup is held at Eyre Peninsula's jewel of the racing crown, Ravendale Park in Port Lincoln.

The Kimba Cup day now holds a strong reputation as being an excellent racing day for the racing enthusiasts, fashion savvy racegoers with fashions on the field and plenty of children's entertainment.

The Kimba Cup has achieved an excellent reputation for providing a high quality country race meeting and will also host the presentation of the awards for Horse of the Year, Jockey of the Year and Trainer of the Year for the Eyre Peninsula Racing Association.

Club Marquee Prices start at $135pp for a table of 10 and $150pp for single tickets.
The ABBA Show
Date Thu 28th Mar 2019
Presented by Showtime Australia

Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical production featuring more than 2 hours of live musical performances with a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.

Starring incredibly detailed performances from internationally acclaimed impersonators ABBAsolutely fABBAulous, The ABBA Show gives fans of all ages a chance to re-live the ABBA concert experience, celebrate the music of ABBA and dance the night away!

Running time 2.5hrs inc interval (60/20/70)
2019 Streaky Bay Cup
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
The Streaky Bay Racing Club will celebrate its 103rd year of racing at this year's Cup, so come and help us celebrate!

It will be a great day for the whole family! Saturday the gates open at 10.30am with the first race being around 12pm.

As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $500 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress. This is open to all people over 18.

We have oncourse bookmakers, punters club, TAB, EFTPOS and full bar facilities.

For those looking to let their hair down there is a shuttle bus service that leaves the Streaky Bay Hotel every half hour.
Whyalla Speedway Easter Spectacular
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
Whyalla Speedway Easter Spectacular will provide a great 2 Nights of Entertainment. 360 Sprintcars, plus support divisions aswell as a Demolition Derby on Sunday 21st April, 2019
A Taste of Streaky Bay
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
In 2019 a ‘Taste of Streaky Bay’ is following in the tradition of the celebrated Eyre Peninsula Fishermens and Farmers market event a‘Taste of Eyre Peninsula.’

The region’s premier food and wine event will showcase great EP food, wine and produce and for the first time will be hosted by Streaky Bay Tourism.

Enjoy the annual food and wine events festival atmosphere and experience culinary delights prepared by Eyre Peninsula producers on Sunday 28 April from 10am to 5pm at the breathtakingly beautiful Streaky Bay foreshore lawns.

In Streaky Bay local producers take pride in joining with EP producers so that you can indulge in a great variety of tasty dishes prepared by local chefs and producers.

Producers in 2018 are: Streaky Bay Marine Products, FishFix, Bayfunktion Café, Handmade Catering, Beer Garden Brewing, Salty Eyre and Streaky Bay Meat Service Mettwurst products and Peter Teakle Wines.
The Robinson Brothers 60's Variety Show
Date Sun 26th May 2019
Do you dream of reliving the good old days?
Were you a fan of The Bee Gees, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, The Everly Brothers and The Hollies?
Well don’t miss THE ROBERSTON BROTHERS VARIETY SHOW featuring Simon Brook McLaughlan from the original cast of Jersey Boys……
Take a trip down memory lane with The Robertson Brothers, Australia’s own vocal dynamic duo!

Oh What A Night….. you’ll have!
The Robertson Brothers grew up in a home that appreciated the Variety TV Show. When conceiving and designing this new live touring show they decided to reinvent the magic and diversity of the old school 60’s Variety TV shows.
So… expect to be entertained by a bunch of Classic Hit songs from artists such as The Everly Brothers, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Bee Gees, The Hollies, plus many more. Through the prism of the Variety TV show format you’ll travel back in time to embrace and celebrate all the hits of these Music Legends meticulously recreated and come alive with Australia’s very own Multi Award Winning vocal harmony duo.
The Gruffalo
Date Wed 29th May 2019
A CDP Kids and Tall Stories production.

After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End and Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia!

A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood…
Join Mouse on a daring adventure in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?
Songs, laughs and scary fun for little people.

Wednesday 29 May, 1pm
Thursday 30 May, 10.30am & 1pm
South Australian Regional Junior Hockey Championships 2019
Date Sat 5th Oct 2019 to Mon 7th Oct 2019
This event is a Regional Hockey competition inviting all Regional Hockey Associations from across South Australia to bring Junior Teams in U13, U15 & U18 for both male and female players. The program is held over 3 days of the October long weekend, 5th - 7th October 2019.
A family event with catering available on site, held in the school holidays.