Here's what happened in 2017
9.30am Jenn Cole Main Stage
11am Water Port Jazz (1st Set) Main Stage
12 noon Water Port Jazz (2nd Set) Main Stage
12 noon Official Event Opening Wharf
1.00pm Nostalgia Main Stage
2.30pm Rough and Ready Building (2pm – 4pm) R&R Build Space
2.00pm Jenn Cole Main Stage
3.00pm Buckleys Chance Main Stage
4.00 pm Buckleys Chance Main Stage
5.00pm Suzie and the Jets until close Main Stage
6.00 pm Ceremonial Sunset Ceremony – 808 Squadron Wharf
8.00pm Fireworks Bridge
Following the Fireworks Lone Piper Oscar W
10.00 am Nostalgia Main Stage
11.00 am Mactones to 1.30 Main Stages
1.30pm Water Port Jazz (1st Set) Main Stage
2.30 pm Water Port Jazz (2nd Set) Main Stage
2.30 – 3.30 pm Rough & Ready Race
3.00 pm Mactones to Close Main Stage
5pm Event Close
Armfield Slip is a group of enthusiasts, dedicated to the maintenance, repair and construction of wooden boats.
At Festival site No. 10, the group has a variety of wooden model paddle steamers for sale, together with raffle tickets for the popular Guillemot sailing dinghy.
At the group workshop and slipway on Riverside Drive, visitors can view demonstrations of traditional wooden boat building techniques including, caulking, steam bending and copper riveting. More modern techniques such as laminating will also be demonstrated.
Visitors will be able to view the boats maintained by the group, including a Navy Cutter, a Coorong Flattie and the iconic Storm Boy Boat, Hideaway.
Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club -
10am – 5pm
Pond Boat Display –
Radio Controlled Wooden Boats
Brigand on display plus information tent
‘Boaties Fare’ for Hungry Boaties
Chris Caffin – Wooden Boat Photography
9am – 5pm Pirate Trail from Amelia Park to Fleurieus
10am – 4pm Face painter & Craft Activities –
Sumo Wrestling Suits
Display of Weaving from the Museum at Camp Coorong, which would be hung on the pallet type frames, demonstrations of the Weaving with an opportunity for people to learn the Weaving, Feather Flower making with one of theElders and a Cultural activity for the young ones.
Galleries around the Precinct
South Coast Regional Art Centre – Women of the River Country
Including ‘On the floor conversations’ with Rob Bowering on Saturday 22 April at 2pm and Sunday 23 April at 11.30am
Chart Room – Chris Crabtree
Artwork, reprints historic boat festival collectables
Fleurieus Function Centre – Barrage Rd
Phone 85551243 for bookings
Wander down to Fleurieus and check out ‘Wooden Boats – The Passion’
Enjoy a coffee, or a bite to eat with fabulous views of the river, events and fireworks
Signal Point – Rotary Art Show
The 5th Annual Goolwa Rotary Art & Photographic Exhibition gives Artists, Photographers and audiences the chance to view the stunning array of Artwork & Photos in the most beautiful setting, the Signal Point Gallery.
$5 (including Catalogue)
The Goolwa Exhibition is a great for the whole family but Art & Photo lovers would find this particularly fascinating.
Open: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Date; Sunday Time: 9-3pm Location: Adjacent to rear of Signal Point
Attractions: Large range of goods available including fresh produce, arts, crafts, clothing, wine, olive oil, coffee and take away
food, cakes, plants, fresh eggs, honey, preserves, sunglasses, socks, decoupage, leather goods and much more.
“The tinkler was discovered by Libby Wall on one of her forays, painted by Community Artist Barbary O'Brien who has cleverly retained its mahogany features while incorporating local motifs, it will soon be available for piano playing passers-by in Goolwa”
The idea is that anyone can step up and play.