2019 Festival Fleurieu program filled to the brim with arts, music, literature, food, environmental activities

GET READY: Festival chair Jane Mitchell eyes off the new Festival Fleurieu program for 2019. There is an exciting array of events to get to during April. Photo: Supplied.

GET READY: Festival chair Jane Mitchell eyes off the new Festival Fleurieu program for 2019. There is an exciting array of events to get to during April. Photo: Supplied.

The program for this year’s Festival Fleurieu is filled to the brim with immersive events across arts, environment, food and performance.

The eighth biennial festival will be held from April 13 to 22 and excitement is building with the release of the 80-event program.

Festival chair Jane Mitchell believes this year’s festival has “harnessed the enthusiasm” of businesses, residents and visitors in the area to create the best festival to date.

“This special festival is where artists let their imaginations run wild – on canvas, in workshops and studios, and on musical instruments,” she said.

The many areas covered in the festival include music, an artist studio trail, heritage tours, storytelling and poetry, culinary events, and even a sailing regatta around HMAS Hobart. The majority of activities are free or modestly priced.

It all starts with a bang at the Yankalilla Showgrounds on Saturday, April 13 with Carnival Fleurieu: an eclectic mix of food stalls, music, a puppetry show, a collection of antique (and working) sideshow contraptions, vintage car rally, and workshops.

“With venues spanning from Myponga to Inman Valley, Carrickalinga to Yankalilla and Normanville to Cape Jervis, Festival Fleurieu 2019 is a wonderful opportunity to experience the Fleurieu Coast and embrace the natural beauty and artistic nature of our community,” Ms Mitchell said.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.festivalfleurieu.com.au 

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