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It has been almost twelve months since the 2019 Festival Fleurieu and planning is underway for the 2021 Festival. A new Board was appointed at the Annual General Meeting in September and since then a lot of activity has occurred. We would like to take the opportunity to update you on what has been happening since September.
Firstly, we would like to introduce you to the Board members:

  • Desmond Ford (Chair)
  • Libby Robertson (Secretary)
  • Joy Whellum (Treasurer)
  • Maurene McEwen
  • Sara Gioiosa
  • Rachael Azzopardi
  • Heather Teakle

The Board held a planning day in November 2019 which resulted in the development of some key documents including an updated Strategic Plan which we have attached below for your information.

The role of the Festival Co-Ordinator has been reviewed and renamed and will now be known as the Festival Fleurieu Producer. Advertisements for this role have been placed in the Yankallila Regional News and online and we are looking to appoint our new Producer by March 2020.
Please also put the dates for Festival Fleurieu 2021 in your diaries. The Festival will be held from 3rd to 17th April 2021.

The Board is keen to consult with the community and will be endeavouring to do this in April 2020. In the interim, if you have anything that you would like to share with us in relation to the Festival please feel free to email us at
We will also be looking for Planning Committee members and volunteers to assist with all aspects of the planning and delivery of the Festival. If you are interested please email us at

Another date for your diaries.

Festival Fleurieu will be proudly presenting: Keith Conlon's Horrible History of Adelaide show as the headliner event of the Fleurieu Coast Heritage Festival in May - this show is likely to include just a touch of history from our region. Accompanied by piano whizz Kerin Bailey, this promises to be a simply fantastic night at the Normanville Hotel on Saturday 23 May at 7.30pm.

Bookings are now available via the Visitor Information Centre or and you can book for dinner direct at the Hotel.

Tickets can be purchased from the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre
by phoning 08 8558 0240 | 1300 965 842
or email
or click here to Book Online now

Bookings for dinner direct to the Normanville Hotel on (08) 8558 3200.

Desmond Ford
Chair Festival Fleurieu Board








Festival Fleurieu is presented by a volunteer not-for-profit Incorporated Association and relies on the creative talents of artists, the time of community volunteers, and the generosity of many festival partners who share a passion for all things Fleurieu.


The leafy sea dragon in our local waters is the festival’s inspiring icon; we acknowledge the need to keep our local environment pristine to protect it from human activity. Though as an endangered species  the leafy sea dragon can’t be on show, artists and filmmakers present it in artistic and documentary versions in various exhibitions and venues during the festival.


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