Events & Festivals

17th National Kenu & Kundu Festival

Date: November 5, 2021 9:00 am - November 7, 2021 5:00 pm
Duration: 2 Days, 8 Hours
Place: Alotau Mainland

Photo Credit: David Kirkland - PNG Tourism Promotion Authority

The iconic annual National Kenu & Kundu Festival in Alotau Town showcases some very unique canoe cultures of Milne Bay Province, together with a smorgasbord of traditional dancing and cultural exchanges. This three-day annual national event was established in 2003 and has been attended by thousands of people including foreign tourists.

The event provides an opportunity to showcase to the world, the authentic way of life that was defined and established initially by our ancestors. It was refined through generations, where knowledge and skills were passed down through our forefathers via word of mouth or practical means by observation and actual implementation. It is indeed the link that holds together and bridges the gap between the ancient and sometimes traditional sacred paths and routes undertaken by our ancestors and the contemporary culture in existence today.

This festival takes place on the first week of November every year. For more information, visit the National Kenu & Kundu Festival Website.