2018 Programme

Programme 2018…….3 days and nights of family fun!

Starts 4:00pm Thursday 25th til 3pm Sunday 28th January 2018


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Please check the Entertainment page for up-to-date info on Eyre Square performances and the Childrens Tipi area.

Information on competitions held over the Festival can be found on our Competitions page



Thursday Highlights

6:00pm – Tunarama Official Opening, Eyre Square

Welcome to the opening of the 2018 Port Lincoln Tunarama Festival! Held in Eyre Square the Food, Wine and local produce concept for the Tunarama Festival. Eyre Square is a showcase of the best produce from our region. The square will be located on the Port Lincoln foreshore grass overlooking the stunning Boston bay. Features Welcome To Country and performances from local and South Australian artists

8:30pm Open Eyre Film Festival presented by Chevron

Budding film makers from all over Eyre Peninsula have come together to design and produce short films themed about the sea and the beautiful coastline that surrounds our region. Open to ages from 10-18years and 18+, film makers have produced 3-5 minute films that will be shown on the big screen on Australia day evening. Watch Eyre Square be transformed in to an open air cinema. Come and enjoy a bite to eat of locally caught seafood and a glass of wine and sit back and let us entertain you with our local talent.

Screen starts at 8:30pm in Eyre Square.

Friday Highlights

7:00am – 10:00am City of Port Lincoln Citizens Breakfast

The City of Port Lincoln and 765-5CC host the annual Australia Day Breakfast at the Tunarama Festival. Be served a hearty breakfast by Councillors as prepared by Dragons Abreast Port Lincoln volunteers. This free breakfast includes entertainment by the Ethnic Cowboys, Port Lincoln City Band, Port Lincoln Singers and Sing Australia.

Further Information on the Port Lincoln City Council website

10:00am Australia Day Celebration Ceremony

Join us in celebrating this tradition of welcoming new citizens and honoring local citizens for their achievements this past year. Includes Flag Raising Ceremony presentations of the Australia Day Citizen Award, Australia Day Young Citizen Award and The Community Event of the Year Award.

Further Information on the Port Lincoln City Council website

Best Of Eyre Dinner

This food and wine event will be held in Eyre Square and offers food and wine lovers a fantastic taste of the Eyre Peninsula’s best local produce prepared by our great local chefs and complimented by our award winning local wines. This year’s event is on Thursday 26th January 2018. Tickets available via SA Tickets


Saturday Highlights
Street Procession Tunarama

12pm – Port Lincoln Community Bank Street Procession

One of the highlights of the Festival and an event not to miss – The Port Lincoln community go to great lengths decorating themselves and their floats to showcase the many local business and community groups that flourish here. It is always colourful and fun, and often very professional as entrants vie for best float. This year will include some floats from  community arts, sporting clubs and local business groups. Streets are closed between 11.30 and 1.30, so find that special spot, settle down and enjoy the entertainment; and kids: watch out for lollies and water guns! Parade starts at Mortlock Tce at 12noon reaches the Civic Centre at 1.00pm, and winds up at the Port Lincoln Primary School at 1:00pm

2pm – Tuna Toss Finals

Proudly Supported by Port Lincoln Community Bank

One of the highlights of the Festival and an event not to miss  – the World Championship Tuna Toss finds competitors traveling from around the globe to see who can throw these 10Kg fish the farthest. Fish do Fly!! With big cash rewards and a unique trophy, this is one item for anyone’s bucket list. Held in the Tuna Toss arena. Entries are free but strictly limited places so get your registrations in early at the registration booth on the foreshore.

6:30pm – Ambassador Quest Gala Awards

See the announcement and crowning of the 2018 Tunarama Ambassador at Tunarama’s ‘night of nights’. Featuring a Black and White theme, it is set to be a THRILLER!

Three course meal for just $85, booking essential ph 86821300

Qantas Link Fireworks Tunarama

9:30pm – Qantaslink Fireworks

The Fireworks display is set to go OFF THE RICHTER! A crowd pleaser for sure – head on down to the beach and watch the sky come alive near the town jetty for the fantastic fireworks display. Simply spectacular and explosive fun for all ages

January 2017

Children’s Area ~ MAD Hatter & Alice in Wonderland Garden Party

Come with the Mad Hatter & Alice on a magical journey into the curious world of wonderland

Meet all your favorite characters for an interactive fun day filled with comedy, dance, and theatrical performance.

Play Croquet with the Queen of Hearts, Groove with Cheshire Cat, Drink Tea with Mad Hatter……Is that a rabbit hole??

The Wonderland Garden will have face painters, large interactive games and is must see for all the family.