Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival


14 May 2021 to 16 May 2021 Annual Event

Since our beginning in 1991 our Festival is held annually every May.

Our aim is to highlight excellence through the involvement of local, national and international artists. It promotes Penola’s rich literary and cultural heritage through its program.

We celebrate the literary and arts heritage of Penola and the fine wines of Coonawarra.
We are one of Australia’s leading regional Arts Festivals, celebrating the literary and arts heritage of Penola in May each year. #PCArts

Founding date

2005 Excellence in Tourism
2013 Winner SA Regional Arts Award
2014 Finalist SA Regional Arts Award
2015 UNESCO Award for: Outstanding contribution to the regional cultural life of South Australia, promoting all facets of the Arts, and cultural tourism.
2016 Winner Community Achievement Awards
2017 Community Event of the Year, Australia Day Awards


Bar Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Public Telephone Public Toilet Restaurant Shop / Gift Shop

Event Dates

Annual Event

14 May 2021 to 16 May 2021

Nearby Accommodation

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wine cheese stayz airbnb outdoor decking

A Coonawarra Experience

Penola, Wattle Range

Front View Cameron's Cottage

Cameron’s Cottage

Penola, Wattle Range

Exterior from sign on fence

Sarah’s Cottage

Penola, Wattle Range

Outside southern side

Punters Vineyard Retreat

Coonawarra, Wattle Range

Coonawarra's Pyrus Cottage

Coonawarra’s Pyrus Cottage

Coonawarra, Wattle Range

Mail house with attached cottage

Travellers Rest B & B

Penola, Wattle Range

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