Scheduled events

Encounter Celebration Events  2019

Monday 8 April

Flag raising ceremony

This ceremony takes place at the time of the actual encounter between Flinders and Baudin. This year it will be held at the Soldiers’ Memorial Gardens on Flinders Parade from 4-4.45 pm. French, British, Aboriginal and Australian flags will be raised.

Tuesday 9 April

Flag lowering ceremony

This year’s ceremony  will be held at the Soldiers’ Memorial Gardens on Flinders Parade from 7.30 am and will be followed by a celebratory breakfast at the Anchorage Hotel. Check out their breakfast menu!

Sunday 14 April

Encounter Celebration Festival

The Encounter Celebration Festival will run from 10 am to 4.30 pm on the Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor:

10.00 am              Welcome by Mayor

10.05 am              Welcome to Country & Songs Leonie McCallum

10.30 am              Maggie O’Moor

11.00 am              Panache – French Songs

11.35 am                Fleurieu Harmony Choir

12.05 pm              Greg Coombe

1.00 pm              Fleurieu Harmony Choir

1.30 pm               Panache – French Songs                       

2.00 pm              Matt & the Maniacs

4.00 pm              Dean Bird

4.15 pm               Prize giving for School Competition

                             Thanks to sponsors & public

4.30 pm              Close

In addition to the great line-up of talent, there will be plenty to keep you entertained with a range of market stalls and classic British and French vehicles. A number of local sports clubs will also put on demonstrations and trials of their sport.

We are looking for additional quality stalls for the Festival Market. There are powered and non powered sites available. Please contact us if interested. The stallholder application form (Word) (PDF) outlines the requirements. We are also hoping to hear from community groups who are interested in having a stall on the day.

Monday 15 April

Encounter Celebration for Kids

Interactive activities for children aged 4+ starting at 10.30 at the Victor Harbor library.

Thursday 18 April

Encounter Celebration for Kids

Interactive activities for children aged 4+ starting at 10.30 at the Victor Harbor library.

Sunday 5 May

‘Encounter at Sea’ – Cruise to the meeting site 

This Oceanic Victor cruise will take participants to the place of the actual encounter between Baudin and Flinders. Departure will be from the boat ramp on Granite Island (meet at 12.30 pm and cruise from 1-5 pm). Bookings are limited to the first 45 people. The cruise cost of $110 includes an interactive presentation and afternoon tea. Click on the following PayPal link to purchase your ticket(s).

Guest(s) @110.00 AUD
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.