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2021 Tunarama Festival Announcements

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Tunarama has announced the festival's official dates for next year which will see the event take place on Friday 22nd January until Sunday 24th January.

In past years, the festival has taken place over a long weekend using the Australia Day Public holiday as an extra day to continue Tunarama festivities, however due to the COVID-19 uncertainties the festival has been shortened.

The Tunarama Committee also announced that it will, unfortunately, be cutting some of its traditional large scale events including the town Parade, the fireworks and the free band stage due to COVID-19 restrictions.

With potential entrants, the Tunarama Ambassador Quest was also something the festival had to sacrifice due to the lack of community events and fundraising, however, Tunarama Coordinator Jane Intini says, they know how important Tunarama is to the community and it’s a vital economic driver for the region.

Jane said “As long as COVID-19 remains under control, and everyone does their part to make sure it does, we should still be able to have a jam-packed weekend. There’s even a couple of new events planned to celebrate this great city and Lower Eyre community.”