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We provide an overview of various Garden Route Events, concerts, sporting events and festivals such as the annual Oyster Festival in winter (July), marathons, sailing regattas and sporting water activities, mountain bike events, golf events, concerts, local events and much more.

11.11. till 13.11.2016

Join in the celebration of Knynsa's rich woodworking heritage and history. From crafts and carving to cabinetmaking and construction, the Knysna Timber Festival will showcase exquisite woodworking, in-depth knowledge and skills, latest trends, new technology, live demonstrations and so much more.

Venue: Timber Village, Welbedacht Lane
Entry: R 20,00

further information under: www.timberfestival.co.za

05.11. till 06.11.2016

The two-day festival was initially started in 2002 as Art & Craft on The Isle with the objective of giving local artists, crafters and hobbyists an opportunity to display and sell their works, and in doing so to help enhance the community spirit. This initial activity has been expanded to include a variety of other stalls, particularly on the gourmet food-drinks side.

Event Location: Kingsway Park auf Leisure Isle

more Information under: Leisure Isle Festival


Overview over the past Events in Knysna and surrounding area

Saturday 01.10. till Sunday 09.10.2016

Lew Geefen Sotherby's International will host the Knysna Arts Festival for the second consecutive year. During this week visitors can enjoy a variety of art exhibitions, art displays, workshops, performances and talks.
Further information under: www.knysnaartsfestival.co.za

06. October 2016 from 17:00h till 21:00h

Location: Upper Level Parking, Rawson Street (Parking Garage Checkers Centre)

Support lokal creatives and crafters at the Local Design and Food Market. There will be also sitting areas and food and drinks.

08. October 2016 from 10:00h till 16:000h

Location: Knysna, Thesen Island, Turbine Hotel Lawn

The annual wooden boat show will take place in Thesen Harbour Town.

Knysna has a rich history of boat building. The surrounding forest provides the wood and the first ship to be built was launched 1831. It was a twin mast of 73 foot, named Knysna and was built by George Rex to trade between Knysna and Cape Town.

Friday, 01.07. till Sunday, 10.07.2015

The 10 best Winterdays - The annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is one of South Africa's most popular festivals with Premium Sport and Lifestyle Festivals and over 100 Events. The yearly festival has tanken place every year since 1983, where ist began as the Knysna Winter Festival.  Every official event at the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival raises money for charity. One of the requirements for events to be officially listed is that the event must benefit a local non profit organisation or charity.

The biggest events are

on 02.07.2016 the Momentum Argus Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour - Mountain Bike Race
on 03.07.2016 the Momentum Weekend Argus Rotary Cyle Tour - Road Race
on 05.07.2016 Knysna Dragons Featherbed Laoon Mile Swim
on 05.07.2016 Knysna Wine Festival and Night Market
on 06.07. and 08.07.2016 FNB Forest Family Hike in the Knysna Forest
on 07.07.2016 Local Design and Food Market
on 09.07.2016 the Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon and Half Marathon

further information and event programm please view under: www.oysterfestival.co.za

Thursday, 05.05. till Sunday, 08.05.2016

Whether you are a petrol head, speed lover or just someone who just loves a good time - you will leave satisfied and enthralled at the spectacle.

some events during the Simola Hillclimb Carrace

- Charity Golf Day, 05.05.2016 Start: 12:00h
  Simola Golf Course

- Classic Car Friday, 05.05.2016
  Knysna Waterfront Car Display from 9.00h till 14:30h
  Town Parade from 14:45h till 15:00h
  Simola Hill Climb Classic Car Day from 8:30h till 15:00h

for further information please view: www.speedfestival.co.za

Sunday, 01.05.2016 from 10:00h till 16:00h

Location: High School Fields Knysna, Waterfront Drive

more information: Garden Route Motor Club

Die Knysna Motor Show which is organised by the Garden Route Motor Club is a highlight for all Petrolheads, Oldtimerfriends and Car Enthusiastic.  In 2015 more than 230 classic cars participated in this event and record funds were raised for charity. All profits generated by the event are donated to charity. Food and refreshments are available.


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