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Port MacDonnell Tourist Association Inc


Port MacDonnell Tourist Association Inc

5-7 Charles Street
Port MacDonnell, South Australia, 5291

Phone: (08) 8738 3000


Calendar of Events

October 1st - BLESSING OF THE FLEET

December - FATHER CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA

January - BAYSIDE FESTIVAL

February - PORT MACDONNELL FISHING & OUTDOOR EXPO

The Bayside Festival is a community organized family festival held annually on the first Sunday in January usually from 9am to 6pm on the Port MacDonnell foreshore. The annual festival attracts around 8,000 people and offers many stalls offering food, children's rides and activities, arts and crafts and great live entertainment.

Each year the program offers national entertainers and cultural projects, as well as all the traditional favourites including the fun run, triathlon, octopus throw, pie eating competition, yabbie races, vintage car display and live entertainment throughout the day. The Festival serves to promote Port MacDonnell and surrounding district by featuring local produce, entertainers and novelty events.

The Festival promotes the coastal culture of Port MacDonnell as well as providing affordable fun and entertainment for people of all ages, great for visitors to the area. 

The Port Mac Donnell Tourist Association Incorporated has been hosting the Fishing and Outdoor Expo for six years it is now one of our towns most anticipated events.

The event is to be held on the picturesque foreshore of Port Mac Donnell, on Easter Sunday, starting at 9.30am and closing around 4.30pm. Patrons will be able to see everything from caravans, camping goods, outdoor gear, recreational boats, marine equipment and fishing tackle. Our sites include a number of market type stalls including gardening and craft with displays of marine engines and generators, four wheel drive cars and motor bikes. The day is well catered for with BBQ, tea, coffee, donuts, strawberries and cream and drinks to go.

Our aim for the Expo is to attract people to the area, to promote Port MacDonnell and the surrounding area as a great place to visit, to fish, to take in the sites and relax and to show off our beautiful and rugged coastline. With this in mind the concept has been a remarkable success and the expo is constantly growing in strength and popularity.

We have many attractions for the children for example an ‘Easter Egg Hunt’, jumping castle, go-carts and a giant slide and many of the displays are aimed at the younger fishing enthusiasts.

We have a giant raffle with excellent prizes to be drawn at 3.00pm on the day.