Saturday – THE BIG ONE

CHECK OUT THE BIG ONE

The Eden Whale Festival’s ‘big day’ is exactly that… it starts with the high energy street parade in the heart of town and finishes with the sky lighting up to the region’s best fireworks display at 9pm.

8:00am for 8:30am start   Poet’s Breakfast.  All poets welcome. This event will feature poet Archie Bishop. $5  Uniting Church Hall  Chandos St. Eden

9am – 5pm   Model Boats, Airplanes and more display. Yacht Club Quarantine Bay

9:15am – 3:45pm    ETCHED IN STONE: The stories behind the names of Eden’s War Memorial    Eden Killer Whale Museum

10am   Competition Exhibitions at the Eden Fishermen’s Club: Photographic Competition – Faces and Places of Eden. Sponsored by Eden Lioness Club & Tura Beach Harvey Norman; Working with Wood. Sponsored by Forestry Corporation of NSW ; Trashformation Sponsored by Port Authority of NSW

10am – 11am Street Parade proudly sponsored by  Pentarch Forestry

The Festival Street Parade is the start to ‘THE BIG ONE’. With a slightly changed format this year many of the annual favourites are back. Students from the Eden Primary School, local dance troupes and Eden Area Gymnastic groups are among the walkers to lead the Parade down Imlay Street to Snug Cove, Eden Wharf.  Other attractions will be a truck ‘un-coupling’ display, Hot Rods, Classic Cars and floats.

10am – 3pm  Open Day at Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre 

10am – 3pm   Open Day at Marine Rescue Eden

10am – 4pm   Eden Spinners Exhibition at Log Cabin

11am – 4pm –  The Stage – proudly sponsored by Ports Authority of NSW

11am – 4pm – Around the Wharf

Hip Hop dance show and workshops (12:00 & 2:00)
Rob Bast – Chainsaw Sculpture – Sponsored by SETA
Scott Proctor – Seafood Cooking Demonstration
South Coast Photobooth
Carnival Laughing Clowns
Jumping Castle
Face Painting
Bubble Soccer – Sponsored by Eden Gas and Gear
Come & Try: Junior Jack Attack Bowls & Dragon Boats
Capstan Pull – Sponsored by Nolan Auto Parts and Ben Boyd Service Station                                                                                        SES Vertical Rescue Display

Throughout the day there will be market stalls, food vendors, live shows and hands on family fun.  Enjoy local produce, cooking demonstrations and the legendary Captan Pull competition.

3:00pm – Guest speakers at Eden Killer Whale Museum. First speaker: George Main from National Museum Australia. George will speak on “Life in Australia & Eden’s Killer Whales. Second speaker: Jennifer Milward from Australian War Memorial on “Disaster of Disaster Bay – The fate of the SS Cumberland: sabotage or minefield?”

In The Night
6pm – 8:45pm  – Deep Sea Exhibition at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre

8:00pm  – Twilight Lantern Parade. Watch a parade of hand crafted lanterns down Warren’s Walk.

7:30pm – Musician Chris McGrath will be playing Eden Fishermen’s Recreation Club – in Lounge Area

9pm – Fireworks at Snug Cove Wharf  (weather permitting)

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