2019 Programme

Starts 12:00pm Thursday 24th til 3pm Sunday 27th January 2019

2019 Programme TBA


Thursday Highlights

5:30pm – Tunarama Official Opening

All welcome to the opening of the 2018 Port Lincoln Community Bank Tunarama Festival!

Held in the Spencer Gulf King Prawn’s Eyre Square, the Official Opening features Welcome To Country and performances from local and South Australian artists, plus AUS Foods Skydiving demonstration

Friday Highlights

Ambassador Quest VIP Party

Experience this Cabaret Gala Event and celebrate the crowning of the 2019 Tunarama Ambassador

This year the Tunarama Quest Awards will be presented on the main stage in Eyre Square so all the community can be part of the celebration.

A Gala Quest Awards food and beverage package is available for those wanting to access the VIP Gala Quest area. Entertainment will be the sensational America’s Got Talent’s ‘Hans The German’ Cabaret performer.. Let’s Get Those Big Wheels Turning!

Flaming Sambuccas – Abba Gold Show


The Flaming Sambucas is Adelaide’s original and best “2 girl/2 guy” corporate party band. The 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 – Eyre Square

Saturday Highlights

City of Port Lincoln Citizens Breakfast

7:00am – 10:00am

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

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

Bendigo 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.

Sunday Highlights
Sunday 27th

Bendigo Bank Tuna Toss Finals

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. 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.

Qantaslink Fireworks

Port Lincoln comes alive as festival goers hit the beach to watch the incredible Qantaslink Fireworks display. The sky  near the town jetty becomes a canvas for the fantastic fireworks display. Simply spectacular and explosive fun for all ages!

All are invited to meet the 2019 Quest Entrants and our new Ambassador for 2019 prior to the fireworks as they are presented live on the Tunarama Main stage.

January 2019

Children’s Area ~ Carnivale of the Sea

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.