What’s On In Adelaide

Events in South Australia

Discover what’s on in Adelaide, to perfectly plan your time here with us in South Australia.

Adelaide Festival Centre

The Adelaide Festival Centre offers a diverse program of festival quality shows for a broad range of tastes and budgets throughout the year.

Adelaide Carnevale

South Australian’s Italian community share their culture and traditions with the public through this carnevale with wine, parades, opera, folk dancers and much more.

Adelaide Fringe

Each year Australia’s largest open access arts festival the Adelaide Fringe takes over the city.

Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Adelaide is home to the largest domestic motor sport event and occurs in February each year. In 2015 you can watch Ford, Holden, Mercedes, Nissan and Volvo battle it out at the famous round of the V8 Supercar Championship. Not only is there fast cars the Clipsal 500 also offers a live concert each night from some of the best music acts going around.

Adelaide Festival

Adelaide Festival is an event that is held in Adelaide each year along with Writers Week, culminating in one of the worlds greatest art events with an extraordinary mix of international theatre productions, eclectic world-class musicians, outstanding dance pieces and breathtaking art displays.


WOMADelaide celebrates a World of Music, Arts and Dance and began in our city back in 1992. It has since grown to become one of the nation’s favourite outdoor festivals

Barossa Vintage Festival

The Barossa Vintage Festival is Australia’s largest and longest running wine festival in the home of South Australian Wine, the Barossa Valley and only an hours drive from InterContinental Adelaide. The festival consists of music, literature, art and of course the region’s renowned local food and wine.

Come out Festival

Come out festival has evolved from the Adelaide Festival specifically designed for children and fun for the whole family and is now the largest event of its kind in the world.

Cabaret Fringe Festival

Performers come from all corners of the world to join the celebrations of cabaret at the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival with events held  in clubs, bars and venues across Adelaide, offering the audience an experience like no other.

Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend

The Clare Valley gourmet weekend was the first of it’s kind in Australia and celebrates the food and wine produced in the lovely Clare Valley region combined with the wine vintage season.

Sea and Vines

The sea and vines is the Fleurieu Peninsula’s festival in celebration of food, wine and music.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Held in June and this year headed by well known Barry Humphries aka Dame Edna Everage the Adelaide Cabaret festival provides the best local, national and international artists in the cabaret genre.

Winter Reds Cellar Door Weekend

Held in the Adelaide Hills and perfect for a winter’s weekend indulging in some of the hearty reds produced in the Adelaide Hills region.

Barossa be consumed….Gourmet Weekend

The gourmet weekend is a three-day festival celebrating the great food and wine that the Barossa region has to offer. Showcased through  long lunches, gourmet dinners, wine masterclasses, winery days, workshops and much more, all wrapped in friendly Barossan hospitality.

SALA Festival

The South Australian Living Artists Festival is the largest visual arts festival in Australia. Held in various locations and with 3000 artists on display, this is an event not to be missed.

Royal Adelaide Show

The Royal Adelaide Show is held annually in September and is South Australia’s longest running and largest community event in it’s history. It provides something for the whole family with carnival rides and attractions, as well as handicraft, produce, livestock, animal shows, and much more!

Sunday Mail City Bay Fun Run

The Sunday Mail City Bay Fun Run attracts nearly 30,000 participants each year and the track goes from the city centre to Glenelg beach. The run has different distances and fitness levels to encourage everyone to get involved.

OzAsia Festival

OzAsia Festival celebrates the cultural and artistic ties between Australia and Asia through performances, events and exhibitions.

Adelaide Film Festival

Running in October the Adelaide Film Festival celebrates locally produced cinema and television.

Credit Union Christmas Pageant

The Credit Union Christmas Pageant is held each year in celebration of the upcoming Christmas period with a pageant of floats and festive characters.

Feast Festival

Feast Festival is Australia’s leading queer arts and culture celebration. Its program features theatre, cabaret, film, forums, literature, visual arts, radio, sporting and community events.

Lights of Lobethal

Experience the Southern Hemisphere’s largest community Christmas lights display in the Adelaide Hills town of Lobethal.

Carols by Candlelight

A Christmas concert with entertainment for the whole family, headlined by outstanding Australian acts plus a special appearance by Father Christmas and a spectacular fireworks finale. Make sure you come along to Elder Park and enjoy the festivities.

Santos Tour Down Under

The Santos Tour Down Under is the first step in the UCI WorldTour world cycling calendar. Catch some of the world’s best riders on the streets of South Australia.