Festival program: Plan your adventure!

Friday, October 30: Festival launch


Spend the morning exploring with a tour or do some whale watching from sea and shore. Have a taste of local life and find a quiet spot for lunch before the festival crowds arrive in earnest. From 1:30pm, celebrate the festival opening at the Eden Killer Whale Museum. Our special guest is Greg McKee, a blockbuster special effects guru whose work meant we could enjoy talking sheep in Babe, killer whales in Happy Feet, and robotics in Mad Max, The Matrix and many more.

Throughout the afternoon there are exhibition openings, a screening of Killers In Eden ABC documentary at 5pm with special guest Greg McKee, wine tasting at Eden Southern Cellars and a new event – Kiki and Pascal’s (Adult only) Experience – at the Eden Fishermens Recreation Club. Click for program.

Tips: Every event after lunch is on Imlay Street, so park the car and wear good walking shoes.


Saturday, October 31 – The Big One


Start the day with a stroll at one of our shore based whale watching hotspots, a whale watching cruise or a Poets Breakfast then gather in Imlay Street for entertainment and the famous Eden Motor Group Street Parade. Follow it to Snug Cove for a full program of entertainment, markets and food stalls. Join in the fun with the Sapphire Cast Wilderness Oysters Great Oyster Shuck or the Capstun Pull. The 2EC & Power FM Whale Song Sunset Gig begins at 4:30 and finishes at around nine with the Port Authority of NSW Fireworks Show. Afterwards, head to the Eden Fishermens Club for more live music from Mind Tenants. Click for program.

Tips: Wear your best outdoor gear and carry a backpack and cash for your Snug Cove experience. Book ahead for whale watching charters and restaurants.


Sunday, November 1: Discover Eden 


Events start at around 10am with a Shoalhaven Street Rodders show and shine in Imlay Street, the Discover Eden Shuttle Bus Tour, tours and exhibitions and more whale watching. Do the Killer Whale Trail and enjoy special events at some of the locations. Davidson Whaling Station has an open day with guided tours by National Parks rangers, demonstrations of bushmen skills of yesteryear and live music over lunch at the historic Seahorse Inn. Click for program.

Tips: Take a picnic on the Killer Whale Trail, Discover Eden Shuttle Bus or book for lunch at the Seahorse Inn.