Knysna hosts spectacular events! Along with its sister, Tourism, it’s a fuel for the local economy. It is Knysna’s way of opening its arms and welcoming people to our beautiful town. With so much diversity, there’s something for everyone, from sport to mardi gras.
April finds extravagance with the Pink Loerie Festival, one of the biggest gay parties in South Africa, and is counterbalanced with the family focused, Sedgefield Slow Fest. The biggest is undoubtedly the Oyster Fest in July. Running for 9 days, it features sporting and fun, notably the Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour, Knysna Forest Marathon and Half Marathon, Whisky and Jazz on the Paddle Cruiser, The Wade Bales Wine Festival, Featherbed Trail Run and the Oyster & Wine Mardi Gras. October 2011 saw the launch of the Naturally Knysna Festival which promotes art, music, food, beauty and culture with Thesen Island as its base. And there is much, much more…
Our newsletter will keep you up to date on the best events. Our Events Calendar is in the side menu bar (click the event name for more info).
You can click on the logos below for more info on the biggest shows: