Calamari Festival

The 2021 Calamari Festival goes DECONSTRUCTED, organised by St Francis Tourism, this festival take place from Friday, 24 September 2021 to Sunday, 10 October 2021.

The Festival complements the long-standing Calamari Golf & Bowls Classics and building on the success of the inaugural event in 2017, the organisers realised that with the current restrictions a big festival is just not possible.

This festival sponsored by Kouga Municipality, promises to be back in it's original form as soon as the restrictions will make it possible.

Our main attraction was the Calamari Cook Off. This year you taste the diversity of calamari from around the world at participating restaurants in the greater St Francis and nominate your favorite taste on this page.

A variety of live music and other events will be hosted during the festival period. The ever popular St Francis Market will be open on Saturday, 25 September 2021 and 9 October 2021. Offering you a wide variety of good quality products, yummy foods and sweet treats.

For more information on the Calamari Festival, please contact St Francis Tourism on (042) 294 0076 or Hantie van der Westhuizen on 083 294 2211 or send us a mail to