The Port Lincoln Tunarama Festival program offers a large range of entertainment for all ages

Eyre Square

Eyre Square is the new Food, Wine and local produce concept for the Tunarama Festival, showcasing the best produce from our region. The square will be located on the Port Lincoln foreshore grass overlooking the stunning Boston bay. Features performances from local and international artists, programme schedule below.

Children’s area at Tunarama 2017

Tunarama is a family focused festival with a new area in a giant tipi designed to entertain and educate children about the magic of the ocean. West Coast world will be an experience children will love, with a highly decorated sea themed area bursting with decorative sea life and interactive activities.  All activities and performances are free entry.

Eyre Square

THURSDAY 26 January

12:30pm Opening Ceremony

Local and international performers

1:00pm Joel Davies
Local Singer/Songwriter Folk/Country/Blues



2:00pm Yemaya
Local Singer/Songwriter


Yemaya is a 15 year old local musician who plays mellow, soulful and uplifting music. She has been performing at local venues with her brother, band EP3 and as a solo act for the past two years. Playing an eclectic mix of contemporary songs, classics, folk/alternative and original music, Yemaya has a captivating voice with a confidence beyond her years Yemaya-Facebook page




3:00pm Jarrad Hoare
Japanese Performer

3:30 Laura Hill


4:30pm Josh Willo
Local Singer/songwriter Indie Folk

5:30 Drew Cornell & The Belairs

6:30pm Cherry Pickers

7:30pm Little Fish
Roots Reggae

8:30pm Chevron Presents ~ Tunarama Film Festival

Friday 27th January

12pm- Local Young Musicians – check blackboard for details

2pm – Billy February

3pm – Just Us

4pm – Double Denim

5pm – Paul Backman

Blues/ Folk /Funk

6pm – Lisa Keurschner

7pm-late Drew Cornell and The Belairs



Saturday 28th January

9am – Jason Stevenson

demonstration from Boston Bay Smallgooods

9:30am – Tony Ford’s Kingfish

Head to Tail demonstration

10am – Bluefin Tuna Association

Informative presentation

10:30am – Odettes School of Dance

Local Ballet, Tap and Jazz performances

11am – Tackleworld

Fishing Demonstration

1pm – Sarah Murchinson

Local musician

1:30pm – Qantaslink Fireworks Draw

2:30pm – Miss and Mr Teen Tunarama Presentations

3pm – Ethnic Cowboys

Local Musicians

4pm – Beach Bods

See contestants strut their stuff in this beachwear competition with fantastic prizes

5pm – Spirit of Alondray


6:30pm – Blessing of the Fleet

Our local minister will bless Port Lincoln’s fishing fleet as they undertake a Sail Past the Town Jetty

7pm – Little Fish


9pm – The Timbres


Children’s Area

Highlights will include  interactive stage twice daily performances by the Amazing Drumming Monkeys, Circus Elements, Little Mermaid and a Nylon Zoo maze by Evelyn Roth. Activities on offer will be Fishing dip, Chalk drawing, Watermelon eating competition, Pin the tail on the fish/mermaid, Kingfish toss, Decorate the Tuna, Face painting, magicians and theatrical clowns.

Thursday 26th January

12:30 – 5pm Face Painting

1pm Amazing Drumming Monkeys
monkeys_homeThis is an adorable little variety show aimed at 1 – 8 yr olds, and is also great entertainment for all ages. The 2 monkey puppets (Bongo & Congo) play African drums, lead audiences in songs & dances, perform magic tricks and (low tech) special effects gags etc. The show also features beautiful positive messages, such as caring for our environment, and getting along with each other.

The Monkeys appeal to a great range of people, places, and events. The show has cute & funny monkeys for the kids, great drumming for the adults, variety segments for all ages, and a message for the world.

2pm Circus Elements

3pm  The Sea Princess

4pm Amazing Drumming Monkeys

5pm Cellar Folk Club and Friends-  Live and Local in the Tipi

As the sun starts to set and the little people are off to bed, the Giant Tipi will be transformed in to a live music venue. The Cellar Folk club will be entertaining us with their live acoustic music, come and listen to an all Australian themed evening. A selection of Folk, Country, Ballads, and poems are on the bill with a beautiful atmosphere to come and relax and hear some great music. Bring a rug and sit on the grass and soak up the happy vibes that will go right into the night.

Friday 27th January

9am-5pm Face Painting

11am – Amazing Drumming Monkeys

1pm – Sea Country Craft Workshop

2pm – Little Miss and Little Mr Competition – supported by Scallywags

3pm – Amazing Drumming Monkeys

4pm – Sea Princess Tea Party

5pm – Circus Elements

6pm-10pm Cellar Folk Club and Friends – Live and Local in the Tipi.

A selection of Folk, Country, Ballads, and poems are on the bill with a beautiful atmosphere to come and relax and hear some great music.

Bring a rug and sit on the grass and soak up the happy vibes that will go right into the night.

Saturday 28th January

9am – 5pm Face Painting

10:30am – Amazing Drumming Monkeys

12pm – Port Lincoln Community Bank Street Procession

The Port Lincoln community go to great lengths to decorate themselves and their floats toi showcase the many businesses and community groups that flourish in the coastal city.

1pm – Amazing Drumming Monkeys

2pm – The Sea Princess

3:30pm – Circus Elements

4:30 – Live and Local in the Tipi

Local Musicians performances, check blackboard for details


Side Shows and Rides

Check out sideshow alley this year with amusements and rides from the Showman’s Guild of SA running all day and into the night.

Merchandise Alley

A fantastic range of stall holders on the foreshore lawns showcasing a variety of food, merchandise and information