Yankalilla Bay - Visitor Information Centre

Leafy Sea Dragon Festival

 LSDF 2013 with dates
Natural Environment
Artistic creativity

 Leafy Sea Dragon Festival 12 to 21 April 2013


The History

In April 2005, the first Leafy Sea Dragon Festival took place in the Yankalilla district of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

It began as a festival of the environment, arts and culture of the Yankalilla area, and to celebrate the leafy sea dragon and raise awareness of its significance as South Australia's official sea emblem.

A resounding success, it attracted over 7 000 participants, including 4 000 visitors. Strong community support, a diverse range of artistic, educational and cultural events and enthusiastic participation by visitors and locals contributed to the high quality achieved for the first festival.

Past Leafy Sea Dragon Festivals

More than 10,000 people enjoyed both the 2007 & 2009 festivals. There were over 60 events in 2007 and over 70 in 2009. These included events within these themes, sculpture installations, artist trail, art exhibitions, workshops, short story competition, poetry readings, street party, live music and dance, story telling, local gourmet food and wine, educational expositions on the leafy sea dragon...etc

Fith Leafy Sea Dragon Festival

Will be held from 12 to 21 April in 2013. Some great new events and all your old favourites. For more information go to the official website: http://www.lsdf.org.au/


The Leafy Sea Dragon Festival is based on

  • values of community involvement with emphasis on access and affordability
  • clean and green environmental principles
  • celebration and enjoyment of our district, its creativity, culture and environment
  • excellence, innovation and continuous improvement
  • cooperation between Council, government and community organisations & individuals

The Leafy Sea Dragon Festival Association Inc. is a non-profit incorporated group.

Its planning group coordinates the enthusiastic involvement of the community and works collaboratively with Council, businesses, tourism bodies and government departments to create benefit for the district.

Festival Planning Group: Contact via Visitor Information Centre (08) 8558 0240

Chair Festival Planning Group::Lorraine McLoughlin 0408 400 010

Festival Association Inc Chairperson: Ruth Davis

Festival address: PO Box 559 Yankalilla SA 5203

Email address: mailto:info@leafyseadragonfestival.com 

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