Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The Eden Whale Festival 2017

There’s no better place in NSW to have a close encounter with the whales or combine adventure in an unspoilt coastal wilderness. The opportunities are as plentiful as the krill on which the whales feed.

The festival combines whale watching from shore and sea with live shows, hands on family fun, outdoor entertainment, photography, film, music, seafood and local produce.

How do I get to Eden? Where can I stay?

Friday 3rd November 2017 Festival Launch

Explore the bay on a whale watching charter or shore based whale watching adventure in the morning then head back to town for the official opening and art exhibitions.

First time at the festival? Here’s what you need to know.

9:15am – 3:45pm ETCHED IN STONE: The stories behind the names of Eden’s War Memorial Eden Killer Whale Museum

1:30pm – 3:00pm Festival Launch Eden Killer Whale Museum

The offical opening of the Festival will be presented by BVSC Councillor Sharon Taspscott. Enjoy entertainment by students from the Eden schools and The Wobbles. All Welcome and entry is free.

6:00pm Exhibition Launch – Photography, Woodworking, Trashformation & Imlay Crafts Pottery Eden Fishermen’s Recreation Club
View the work of artists from the BVSC and further afield.Join the migration in Eden from November 3 to 5

Saturday 4 November 2017 – THE BIG ONE

The Eden Whale Festival’s ‘BIG DAY‘ is exactly that!
Starting with the high energy street parade in the heart of town, it finishes with the sky lighting up to the region’s best fireworks display at 9pm.

8:00am for 8:30am start Poet’s Breakfast Uniting Church Hall Chandos St. Eden
All poets welcome. This event will feature poet Archie Bishop. $5

9am – 5pm Model Boats & Airplanes 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. 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
Whale Watching
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 Eden’s Log Cabin

11am – 4pm The Stage – proudly sponsored by Ports Authority of NSW
ntertainment galore for all ages – family friendly fun. Check below for more details

11am – 4pm Around the Wharf
Hip Hop dance show and workshops (12pm & 2pm)
Rob Bast – Chainsaw Sculpture – Sponsored by SETA
Scott Proctor – Seafood Cooking Demonstration
South Coast Photobooth
Carnival Laughing Clowns
Jumping Castle
Face Painting
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 Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre
nder 18 $2. Adults FREE

7pm – “Killers in Eden” film Eden Uniting Church.
Gold coin donation. All welcome

7:30pm – Musician Chris McGrath Eden Fishermen’s Recreation Club

8:00pm – Twilight Lantern Parade.
Watch a parade of hand crafted lanterns down Warren’s Walk.

9pm – Fireworks Snug Cove Wharf
(weather permitting)

Sunday 5 November 2017 Discover Eden

Discover Eden is all about continuing the search for whales from shore and exploring the natural beauty and history of Twofold Bay & Ben Boyd National Park.

First time at the festival? Here’s what you need to know.

9:00am Remembrance Service Eden Seamen’s Memorial Wall Rotary Park Lookout

9am – 5pm Model Boats, Airplanes and more. 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

10:00am – 3:00pm Open Day at Davidson Whaling Station Ben Boyd National Park

10:00am – 3:00pm Open Day at Marine Rescue Eden

10:00am – 12:00 Hot Rod Show N Shine Imlay Street

10:00am Competition Exhibitions at Eden Fishermen’s Club. Photographic Competition – Faces and Places of Eden. Sponsored by Eden Lioness & Tura Beach Harvey Norman; Working with Wood. Sponsored by Forestry Corporation of NSW; Trashformation. Sponsored by Port Authority of NSW.

10:00am Imlay Crafts Potter Exhibition. Eden Fishermen’s Club
 Anna Warren -  A Woman of the Sea
11:00am & 2:00pm “Discover Eden” Town Tours Leaves from Eden Visitor Information Centre

11:00am & 2:00pm Cemetery Tours Eden Cemetery Aslings BeachRoad

12:00pm Eden’s Longest Lunch presented by Eden Lioness Club. WHERE: RSL Memorial Hall Eden – outside. COST: $28 per head RSVP by Friday 27th October to Val on 0419 154 843 or email: BYO: Drink & Glass. ALL PROCEEDS TO CANCER RESERACH

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