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Knysna Literary Festival

It is the Garden Route’s only annual festival that hosts an exclusive group of hand-picked authors from South Africa and is fast becoming a must-attend with bookworms and lovers of all things literary.
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Pink Loerie Mardi Gras

Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival™ 2016 is a festival and celebration so dancing, fun and music also played an enormous part of the event, with daily shows held at various locations throughout the town and club nights. The grand finale of the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras, the Parade and after-party, is held on the final weekend of the celebrations. The festival attracts floats, performers and DJ’s from all over the world and local businesses also get into to the spirit, competing for the best Pink Loerie window display.
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The Knysna Speed Festival

The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb 2018 will be the ninth running of the event and is set to continue the growth that it has shown since its inception. Scheduled for 3 – 6 May 2018, the Hillclimb is the fifth edition as the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. The event continues to grow and is well worth attending if you are in the area. Great family outing.
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RECM Knysna 200

The three day stage race is an excellent opportunity to unwind in a town you love, participating in a sport you adore as you recharge their batteries. The intimate nature of the race, with only 350 riders means that by Stage 2 you’ll recognise all your fellow riders. For RECM this means they have the chance to answer rider’s questions on the complex world of investments personally.
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Oyster Festival

Running, cycling, culinary delights, family fun and more (over a 100 events!).The annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is one of South Africa’s most popular festivals with huge appeal for sports lovers, families and those in search of a great party!
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Buco Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge

The Buco Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge is a 100km off road race from UNIONDALE to KNYSNA via the Prince Alfred’s Pass. The route is scenic and challenging!
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Knysna Timber Festival

In October 2018, the Knysna Timber Festival will celebrate its 5th anniversary as a showcase of local excellence across the value chain in the town where South Africa’s timber industry first took root.
The exhibitors at this year’s festival have been drawn from a broad spectrum of the timber economy – furniture manufacturers, timber growers, wood millers, timber buyers, members of the timber construction industry, etc. – while indoor and outdoor exhibitions and demonstrations areas will provide spaces for conversations, talks, presentations, and films about wood and working with wood.
And with activities for children and adults alike (and an exciting entertainment area, with live music, a beer tent, and children’s play space), this year’s Knysna Timber Festival has been designed with families in mind.
Dates: 5-7 October 2018
Venue: Timber Village, Welbedacht Lane, Knysna
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