Dupang Festival is a three-day camping event at the Coorong, one of South Australia's most iconic destinations. Dupang will immerse festival goers in the traditional Aboriginal culture of the local Ngarrindjeri nation as well as traditional dance groups from New South Wales, Victoria and the APY Lands. Participants can learn to make and throw a boomerang, and get painted up to learn traditional dances. Bush tucker tours are available to nearby wilderness areas and people can make the short boat trip across the Coorong and walk over the giant sand dunes to the ocean beach where local Aboriginal guides will show you how to collect cockles. Weaving workshops by renown Ngarrindjeri artists led by Aunty Ellen Trevorrow will be running over the entire three days and traditional woodcarving and spear throwing workshops are scheduled on Saturday. A Ngarrindjeri Night Sky storytelling session will take place around the campfire on Friday night with Major "Moogy" Sumner, AM, a Ngarrindjeri Elder and Songman and member of the World Council of Elders. The culmination of the festival will be a corroboree of ceremonial dance performed by Indigenous dance groups from around the Country. This is a drug and alcohol free, family friendly event.Visit website
Dates and times: From September 14 to September 22.