Willunga Almond Blossom Festival | 29-30 Jul 2017

Willunga Almond Blossom Festival featuring Family Fair Day, Fireworks, Street Parade, Market Stalls and Festival Lunches.

The Willunga Almond Blossom Festival has been a major fundraising event since 1969, when a local committee decided to raise money to build the Festival Hall. Today, proceeds from the festival continue to fund the maintenance and the continual upgrading of Willunga’s park facilities.  In 2017 the festival returns for its 48th anniversary on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July. This major tourism event draws families from across the state to enjoy the region with blooming almond trees, Saturday Farmer’s Market, plus historical buildings and the popular fair day weekend.

Festival Lunches will be held on Monday 31st July, Tuesday 1st & Wednesday 2nd August.  Enjoy a tour of the almond blossom trees with the help of the Almond Blossom Touring Map then book a table with friends and enjoy a three course meal, starting with Almond Soup and a glass of local wine.  Monday’s entertainment will be provided by the Tatachilla Lutheran College students and Willunga Primary School students will perform on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Click here for Festival Lunch information.

SATURDAY 29TH JULY 2017

  • Gates Open: 12pm (midday) to 9pm
  • Entry: Family $20 (kids under 5 free)
  • Concession $7, Students (5 to 16) $5
  • Show Rides, Food Trucks, Market Stalls all weekend
  • Free Giant Games & Activities, Pony Rides, Farm Animals, Kids Craft with Splodge & Climbing Wall
  • Children’s Almond trail starting in the Farmer’s Market with an almond cooking demonstration at 10.30am
  • Winery Courtyard showcasing local wine and spirits
  • In the Marquee – Live Music, Fleurieu Harmony Chorus, Willunga Walford School Band, Magician 2pm, Willunga Ukuleles, Mia Carmen, Choosing Sides, House of Eden
  • In the Festival Hall – Miss Fairy, SciWorld (pop up Science Expo), Fleurieu Folk Festival Jam Session, Willunga Almonds Stories + Recipes, Local Artist Display, Market Stalls
  • In the Old Show Hall – Teenagers Big Screen Games Room

FIREWORKS  |  Saturday 29th July at 7 pm

Enjoy all the festivities during the day before the fireworks at 7pm.  Food available will range from warm wraps, pasta, crepes, Latin street food to the more traditional carnival food of hot chips and ‘dagwood dogs’.  For the sweet tooth dessert crepes, strawberries & cream, natural ice-cream and hot donuts plus coffee and hot chocolate to keep you warm while you watch the amazing fireworks display.

SUNDAY 30TH JULY 2017

  • Gates Open: 10:30am to 5pm
  • Entry: Family $20 (kids under 5 free)
  • Concession $7, Students (5 to 16) $5
  • Show Rides, Food Trucks, Market Stalls all weekend
  • Free Giant Games & Activities, Pony Rides, Kids Craft with Splodge & Climbing Wall
  • Children’s Almond Trail colouring competition, Old McDonald’s Farm Animals, Wood Turning Display, Dog Agility Demonstrations plus an Almond Cracking Competition 1.00 pm @ the Wood’n’Logs truck
  • In the Marquee – Live Music, Singing Gallery Show for Kids 11.30am, Ambrae Performing Arts Australia, Sisters of Abundance Choir, Luminous Dance, Willunga Ukuleles
  • In the Festival Hall – Local Artist Display, Willunga Almonds Stories + Recipes, Scout’s Soup Kitchen, Market Stalls
  • In the Old Show Hall – Willunga Pre-School Art Display 11.00am -1.00pm Free Entry

STREET PARADE  |  Sunday 30th July at 10am

Each year the Willunga Almond Blossom Festival Street Parade starts at the top of High Street, Willunga. This free event showcases local identities, live music, historical vehicles, dance troupes, local businesses, the local CFS truck and many more colourful and enthusiastic participants.

Image Source: Willunga Almond Blossom Festival website.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Willunga Almond Blossom Festival website.

What:  Willunga Almond Blossom Festival

When:  Saturday 29 July 2017 (12pm-9pm) & Sunday 30 July 2017 (10.30am-5pm)

Where:  Willunga Recreation Park | cnr Aldinga Rd & Main Rd, Willunga

Who:  Everyone

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