Knysna Oyster Festival in 2021

Knysna Oyster Festival in 2021

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Visit Knysna is excited to announce that the Knysna Oyster Festival will take place from 9 to 18 July 2021.

The Management Committee’s will be co-ordination the 2021 Knysna Oyster Festival, the 2021 Festival will be a unique event that will take Knysna as a destination to a new level.

“Planning is underway and we would like to encourage our local community to take this opportunity to be a part of this year’s Knysna Oyster Festival. The main components of the programme will include sporting events, activities, arts and crafts and local business and entertainment. The destination promotion of the greater Knysna area will form the backbone of the activation, focusing on sport, fitness, leisure, food, arts, the community and culture that we have to offer”.

Andrew Finn, the appointed Festival Coordinator for 2021, is already in conversation with the local organisers who had previously shown interest in hosting events. The opportunity is also available to local artists, performers and anyone who is keen to be involved in promoting their creative skills – these can include arts and crafts lessons, yoga classes and even knowledge-based webinars.

Talented locals who believe their skills can capture an engaged audience are invited to complete the online event hosting application form on Applications close on 31 April 2021.

Once all applications are received, a vetting process will take place to ensure that there is no duplication of offerings, whilst ensuring that a high standard of delivery will be achieved. Events can select their own format for presentation, must produce their own content material and possibly even garner funding opportunities through their show. All events will be promoted and presented through the Knysna Oyster Festival social media platforms and YouTube links.

The annual anchor events, which include the Knysna Cycle Tour and Knysna Forest Marathon, are currently planning the formats that they will roll out participation for the event, details will be published once confirmed.

For more information, please visit – the website is updated regularly with the latest information. Please email any further queries to the Festival Coordinator on