Adelaide Fringe | 14 February – 16 March 2014


The month of March is always an exciting time in Adelaide with so much entertainment on offer, and once again the Adelaide Fringe will run for four weeks from mid February 2014.  This is such a special time of the year in Adelaide as the city comes alive.  There is something for absolutely everyone at the Fringe, from street theatre and circus acts to world class music, caberet, theatre and comedy.  Be sure to get your tickets early to the shows you want to see as many sell out fast.

Every year the Play & Go team sets about to see as many shows as possible, posting our reviews online to help families get an idea on what to see.  As always opinions differ from one family to the next, but that’s the beauty of an open-access arts festival as unique as the Adelaide Fringe.  Anyone with a show, exhibition or cultural event is able to register and be part of Australia’s largest arts event with the result creating one of the most diverse arts festivals in the world, renowned for fresh ideas, spontaneity and fun.


Fringe Parade

  • Friday 14 February 2014  |  8.30pm
  • King William Street – Parade runs from North Tce to Victoria Square, Adelaide
  • A hugely popular iconic event that is the hallmark celebration heralding the start of Adelaide Fringe
  • As dusk falls experience a kaleidoscopic collision of colour, light and music and welcome the thousands of Fringe artists here to entertain us
  • As the Parade passes, everyone is invited to dance in the street and enjoy the fireworks at 9.40pm
  • An unforgettable Adelaide tradition not to be missed!

Spirit Festival

  • Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 March 2014 | 10.00am
  • Victoria Square and 253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
  • This award winning festival is South Australia’s gateway to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts and Culture in the heart of the city, held across multiple locations.
  • Features live music performances, cultural workshops, visual arts exhibitions, stalls, great food, and entertainment for all ages including children
  • Produced by Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

Fringe Street Theatre Festival

  • Friday 7 to Monday 10 March 2014
  • Rundle Mall and Victoria Square, Adelaide
  • a curated ‘mini-festival within a festival’, held over the long weekend
  • Super-skilled, super funny and super silly street theatre performers from across Australia and from around the world will flood our streets for four days and nights of high-octane entertainment

Fringe in the Mall

  • Wednesday 12 February to Sunday 16 March 2014
  • Rundle Mall, Adelaide
  • This is the central place where Adelaide Fringe artists publicly showcase and promote their events
  • Get a mini-taste of what’s on offer at the Fringe and discover new and sensational Fringe acts

Click here to head to the official Adelaide Fringe website and view the program online.


For a list of Adelaide Fringe Children’s Events, click here.  There are over 40 acts listed on the FringeTIX guide, with many more family friendly shows in other categories too.

We will post our top picks for this year’s Fringe in the coming days, so keep an eye out for more details soon.

What:  2014 Adelaide Fringe

When:  14 February – 16 March 2014

Where:   Adelaide

Who:  All Ages


At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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