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
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)