Milne Bay Province has some unique and diverse cultures found in the world today. These are displayed annually in festivals and events, some of which are listed below.
28-30 August 2020
BouFest is a fundraising event for the Bou Resources Development Cooperative Society Ltd first held successfully in September 2019. It is an agrotourism event involving Bou Village and surrounding villages, 20 minutes' drive east from Alotau Town along the newly-sealed East Cape Highway.
Kiriwina Cultural Festival
1-2 September 2020 (Tentative)
The Kiriwina Cultural Festival will be held in early September 2020. June to August is the normal harvesting season for yams in the Trobriand Islands, and this date would coincide with the last period of the harvesting season. The cultural festival will be a combined event for Kiriwina Island and surrounding islands and will be the first time in a few years for a large amalgamated cultural event to be held in Kiriwina after the Milamala Yam Festival ceased due to challenges.
The National Kenu & Kundu Festival
Deferred to 2021
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.