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about the festival

Welcome to the artistic and cultural celebrations of the fifth Leafy Sea Dragon Festival.

Local artists, actors, writers and musicians share their talents and creativity along with guest contributors, and among the diverse mix are also some events providing information about our heritage and environment, and the marine life off our coast. 

We trust you will enjoy our hospitality and beautiful environment and engage with our place, history and challenges. 

We invite you to explore the range of events across the various townships by 
  • searching through this website or 
  • collecting a printed program from the Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre, 163 Main South Road Yankalilla .

While the leafy sea dragon in our local waters is the festival’s inspiring icon, as an endangered species it won’t be on show except in artistic and documentary versions. We acknowledge the need to keep our local environment pristine to protect it from human activity.