easter and school holiday fun on KANGAROO ISLAND


what is on over the easter and school holidays

Fun for the whole family is ready this coming Easter and School Holidays on Kangaroo Island.  From exhibitions and music festivals, to cooking schools, markets and celebrations.  Everyone can be part of the Kangaroo Island community.  Or if you are after things to see and do, and where you should eat and drink, then keep on reading.



2021 Kangaroo Island Easter Art Exhibition

Friday 2nd – Opening Night (Ticketed event)

Saturday 3rd – 18th April

The KI 2021 Art Exhibition is the largest, and most diverse art show on an island which arguably hosts more artists and exhibitions per head of population than elsewhere in the state.  This outstanding display is a highlight of the island's event calendar and was rescheduled for a year due to the summer's bushfires.

In its 33rd year it is supported with judges from the Art Gallery of SA and Guild house. On the Edge is the major themed open-category and over $10,000 in prizes will be offered for current works 2D, 3D and photography.

Spanning all generations of artists including the island’s young people, the exhibition offers diverse encounters with contemporary art practices. 300+ individual exhibits will be on show traversing mediums such as painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography and jewellery.

Celebrate with our artists at the official opening and presentation night, 6:30 pm Friday 2 April 2021, this is a ticketed event.  Meet the judges 10:30 Saturday 3 April 2021.


New Shoots Homegrown Open Mic Afternoon

Saturday 3rd April 1.00pm – 10.30pm

As a prelude to the main festival in November, we invite you to New Shoots Open Mic - Home Grown music on Easter Saturday.

This is a FREE event with food and bar available from the clubrooms. There are already some fantastic talent locked in, get your guitar and your songs, and bring them along for a fun family day out!


Penneshaw Markets

Sunday 4th April 10.00am – 2.00pm

From 10am join the community coming together to celebrate Easter Sunday, with a Market, and most likely a visit from the Easter Bunny for the kids.  A great day out in the sun, peruse some of the market stalls, handmade Kangaroo Island products, gifts and more.


Dudley Wines – Sunday Vibes

Sunday 4th April

Live music by Jack Buchanan from Port Elliot, from 1-4pm. Lunch menu is fully booked, but lawn and deck seating available for walk-ins to enjoy a glass of wine and light platter.


Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery - 30th Birthday

Saturday 10th April

It seems like only yesterday when Bev and Larry Turner founded Emu Ridge on the 8th April in 1991!

If you would like to come and help Celebrate with them, there will be Dinner on the night: BBQ & salad or Burgers & chips will be available for $15.00 a meal or we would love you to just come and enjoy the celebrations and have a drink with us.

Official Cutting of the cake at 8pm

Then enjoy the night with a great local live band 36 South and DJ Tiffany.

We will have limited numbers due to covid regulations, so please book for a table or RSVP by the 1st April to 8553 8228


Kingscote Farmers & Artisans Market

Sunday 11th April from 10.00am – 2.00pm

Now located at the Kingscote Wharf precinct, the Kingscote Farmers and Artisans market is now a hive of activity to stock up on produce, and artisan products from across the Island.  From 10am on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.


Kangaroo Island Source Feast for Freedom – Palestinian Feast

Saturday 17th April

Join Kate and Kate for their famed shared cooking class and food experience, the Palestinian Feast to raise funds for people seeking asylum through the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Up to 12 people will participate in a cooking class, and then join them on Kate’s deck to enjoy a shared feast. 

Bookings to 0412 194 840




2021 Kangaroo Island Oyster Season declared OPEN!

Thankfully Mother nature has blessed us with a slightly earlier start to the Kangaroo Island oyster season this year which is just in time for an early Easter!  Delicious Kangaroo Island premium oysters are being harvested for the Oyster Farm Shop.

We are also thrilled to have the lovely Tash Cameron back from maternity leave and she has hit the ground running!  Our farm shop will continue to be open daily 11.00am – 3.00pm with daily farm tours running at 10.30.  More tour time slots may be available during school holidays, book online at www.oysterfarmshop.com.au.  Get your Easter orders in now to avoid disappointment!


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