Giiyong Festival

Festivals and Celebrations

18 Nov 2023 Annual Event

The award winning Giiyong Festival will take place at Jigamy, just north of Eden. It is a multi-art form festival for the whole family, celebrating traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture through dance, art, music, film, food and spoken word performances.

Giiyong Festival is the only event of its type held within the Yuin Nation, which stretches from the Shoalhaven River down into East Gippsland in Victoria and across to the Great Dividing Range.

Everyone is welcome to this celebration of Aboriginal culture – traditional and contemporary. Get hands-on and completely immersed in Culture.

Giiyong (pronounced Guy-Yong) means ‘come to welcome’ in the South Coast language as spoken by the Elders.

Giiyong Festival is bringing together some of the region and the nation’s finest Aboriginal musicians, performers, writers and presenters to share their culture and their stories with the entire community. Headliners for 2023 include Radical Son, Emma Donovan, J-MILLA, Sean Choolburra, Eric Avery, Steph Tisdell plus a vast range of support acts including Dust N Echoes, Ron Callaghan, Nikea & Dre and more.

There’s a great line up of Aboriginal dance groups including Duurunu Miru, Djaadjawan, Gadhu and Gumaraa. The sunset dance ceremony is spectacular.

No pets allowed. Certified assistance dogs welcome. No camping. No Drugs, No Alcohol.

Giiyong Festival is presented by Twofold Aboriginal Corporation, Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council and South East Arts.


Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Kiosk Non Smoking Public Toilet Restaurant Shop / Gift Shop


Adults $35. Aboriginal Community Elders FREE. U18 FREE

Event Dates

Annual Event

18 Nov 2023

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