Knysna Oyster Festival 2024: A shucking good time!

The highly anticipated Knysna Oyster Festival is back with a splash and set to take place from 21 to 30 June 2024. With its delectable oysters, vibrant atmosphere, and thrilling sporting events, this year’s festival promises plenty of excitement and a full programme for attendees.

Under the enticing theme “A shucking good time!”, the festival will celebrate the unique charm and flavours of Knysna and invite festinos to indulge in a feast of food, sporting, and cultural activities.

Traditionally, the festival has kicked off with the Knysna Cycle Tour. However, this year, the excitement begins with the popular Knysna Forest Marathon, scheduled for the first weekend of the festival. Participants can lace up their running shoes for an early morning start before they traverse the breathtaking trails of the Knysna forest,

The full festival lineup boasts a plethora of events designed to cater to diverse interests and ages. From live music performances and cooking competitions to wine festivals and arts and crafts markets, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Additionally, the festival organisers are working on bringing the oyster back to centre stage and ensuring that this popular mollusc will be readily available at venues throughout the Knysna area.
“The Knysna Oyster Festival is not just a celebration of our region’s delicious oysters but also a testament to the vibrant community spirit that defines Knysna,” said Knysna Executive Mayor, Cllr Aubrey Tsengwa. “We are thrilled to unveil an eclectic mix of events and activities that showcase the best of what Knysna has to offer.”

As anticipation builds for this year’s festivities, visitors are encouraged to mark their calendars and book their accommodation early to avoid missing out on the ultimate Knysna experience.

Join us as we raise a toast to Knysna, its oysters, and the unforgettable memories waiting to be made at the 2024 Knysna Oyster Festival.

About the Knysna Oyster Festival:
The Knysna Oyster Festival is an annual celebration held in Knysna, South Africa, showcasing the region’s renowned oysters and the town’s vibrant sporting, art and culinary culture. Since its inception, the festival has become a highlight on the annual events calendar, attracting thousands of visitors from South Africa and around the world.