The Klein Karoo National Arts Festival has been presented annually in Oudtshoorn since 1995.

The KKNK offers various opportunities to experience the absolute best of the South African arts industry in various genres, disciplines, and forms. Entertainment for young and old is presented with a programme filled with drama, humour, music, discourse, and entertainment. The festival creates new material such as plays written especially for the KKNK, and every year the top artists and productions at the festival are honoured at the annual Kanna Awards.