Salty seaesta

CELEBRATE CUTTLEFEST WITH A twilight event in ada ryan gardens

The much-anticipated Salty 'Sea'esta is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 8, from 3pm to 8pm, at the Ada Ryan Gardens.

This year’s event offers a wide array of free activities and attractions for all ages, helping the entire community get behind the annual Cuttlefest celebration. Explore a selection of market stalls offering crafts and goods, as well as a number of food and beverage vendors. Keep an eye out for our roving artists, who will be adding a touch of magic to the gardens and don’t miss the star of the show, Sparkles the Inflatable Cuttlefish!

To make sure everyone can partake in the festivities, we are pleased to offer a free bus service provided by Des' Cabs. This service will transport you to and from the event, find timetable below.

Everyone is welcome

When: Saturday 8 June 3pm – 8pm
Where: Ada Ryan Gardens
More Information: Contact the Council Events Team 8640 3444


Check out the list of attractions below - You don’t want to miss out! Mark your calendars and bring your family and friends along for an incredible day of fun and entertainment at Salty ‘Sea’esta.

Kids’ zone (FREE!):  Packed with activities to keep the little ones entertained, including Craft and colouring activities, Face painting, Balloon art and Circus equipment and mats provided by D'faces.


Live entertainment and performances (FREE!): Enjoy performances from talented musicians and artists:

  • Lucky Sam: Our fantastic MC for the evening.
  • Brett Star: A talented fire artist.
  • Mel and Me: Performing family favourite songs.
  • Gavin Chandler: info
  • Roving Artists: Slack Taxi's "The Shells! Vintage Stilt Swimmers" and Lollipop Lyra, who will be entertaining near the Kids Zone.
  • Sparkles the Inflatable Cuttlefish
  • The Nylon Zoo with Storytime and a children's parade.
  • Kite Flying.


Market Stalls: Explore a variety of market stalls showcasing unique creations from local makers and creatives.

  • Chris and Colins Crafts
  • Creations by T
  • Faded Flame
  • Lila May
  • Lucee Designs
  • Northern Water Infrastructure SA
  • O + C Designs
  • Stevi’s Creations
  • The Little Gothic Shop
  • Tusque Clothing
  • Why Day Creations
  • Elysian Bleached Threds
  • Naturally Scented
  • Deadly Styles
  • Creations by Steph
  • Whimsical Crafts


Food and Beverage vendors: Offering a range of food and beverage vendors.

  • Natura’s Craft Ice Cream
  • Rotary Club of Whyalla
  • Lions Club of Whyalla Mt Laura Inc.
  • Wildlife Rescue Whyalla and Surrounding Ares Inc.
  • A Grazing Grace
  • RFDS BBQ Stall




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