Adelaide Fringe | Family Friendly Shows | 16 Feb – 17 Mar 2024

2024 Adelaide Fringe Guide for Families & Kids – find the best family friendly shows to see at the Fringe!

Adelaide Fringe is Australia’s biggest arts festival with an exciting program of family friendly shows and interactive experiences plus comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, visual art, music, and more. Find everything you need to know about this year’s Adelaide Fringe for families and kids, including the best shows to see, free events and activities, where to find rides and the city’s must visit Fringe hubs.

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More Fringe Shows & All You Need to Know About Adelaide Fringe 2024

The Fringe is back bigger than ever this year with international acts returning and so much variety. You’ll find the best Fringe acts for families and ones tailored just for kids in our guides. As always, the Play & Go review team will be out big time this year reviewing plenty of shows, so look out for these top Fringe picks once the fun begins. If you’re not sure what to see or where to go, bookmark this Guide for all the info you need for a family outing at The Fringe and shows to take the kids to. We’ll also sneak in a few reviews for the adults if you can get yourself a babysitter and get out for a show or two without the little ones tagging along. 

 

Mr Snotbottom vs The Zombie Boogers: The Science of Snot! | Adelaide Fringe 2024

Mr Snotbottom vs The Zombie Boogers: The Science of Snot! Can fringe favourite Mr Snotbottom stop an army of barbaric boogers and monster mucus from suffocating the planet with foul phlegm?! What is mucus? Why do we sneeze? What happens ...

Bubba-Licious | Adelaide Fringe 2024

Bubba-Licious Yes, it's a show for babies! Mums and Dads who are dying to get their new humans out to the fringe, this show is for you! Inspired by being a new mum, Kat Placing has devised a show for ...

Art-Chery | Gluttony | Adelaide Fringe 2024

Art-Chery at Adelaide Fringe Forget Pallets and paint brushes! Head on down to Gluttony’s world first Art-Chery range and create your very own abstract masterpiece by shooting paint-tipped arrows at canvases. These are real bows and modified arrows. Choose your ...

Dart Blaster Arena | Gluttony | Adelaide Fringe 2024

Dart Blaster Arena at Gluttony - Adelaide Fringe 2024. Are you good eNerf to take on the Dart Blaster arena? They’re back with new blasters, more darts, improved obstacles and all the energy burning fun you could possibly need. A ...

101 Ways to Annoy Your Parents and Other Really Old People | Adelaide Fringe 2024

101 Ways to Annoy Your Parents and Other Really Old People Title says it all! (EVIL LAUGH) Don't worry, I'll also teach the parents how to annoy their kids as well. From Multi Award winning kids comedian Matty Grey. Laugh ...

Squishy Taylor and the City-wide Ghost Plague | Adelaide Fringe 2024

Squishy Taylor and the City-wide Ghost Plague - Adelaide Fringe 2024 Are you searching for a thrilling and captivating activity that will keep your entire family on their toes? Look no further than Squishy Taylor and the City-Wide Ghost Plague ...

Game On 4: BOSS LEVEL | Adelaide Fringe 2024

Game On 4: BOSS LEVEL Matty Grey is heading back to GAME LAND one final time. Joined by an elite team of gamers, Matty and the audience must battle their way through 5 Boss levels to get to the MEGA ...

Amazing Drumming Monkeys | Adelaide Fringe 2024

Amazing Drumming Monkeys 20 Year Anniversary Show - Adelaide Fringe 2024 The Monkey Show is now 20 YEARS OLD!!! And still going stronger than ever. Australia’s favourite little kids’ puppet show is back in the Garden of Unearthly Delights for ...

Conjuring College & Wacky Wizardry with Josh Staley | Adelaide Fringe 2024

Conjuring College with Josh Staley Enrol in Conjuring College with multi-award-winning magician Josh Staley, and learn the tips, tricks and techniques to perform your very own magic show! This is a hands-on, interactive learning experience full of fun, designed for ...

Amazing, Silly, Big Stupid Comedy Game show for Kids and their Grown Ups | Adelaide Fringe 2024

Amazing, Silly, Big Stupid Comedy Game show for Kids and their Grown Ups The is the show for all the family, whether you’re a small human or a big person! In this ultimate fun and stupid game show, YOU can ...

CIRCUS The Show | Adelaide Fringe 2024

CIRCUS - The Show The fastest growing family circus spectacular, CIRCUS The Show, is headed back to Adelaide in 2024 after ground-breaking, sell out seasons right across the country! STEP RIGHT UP, STEP RIGHT UP! Prepare to enter a world ...

Justin’s BIG Balloon Show | Adelaide Fringe 2024

Justin’s BIG Balloon Show - Adelaide Fringe Festival 2024 The ultimate stage show experience is coming to the Adelaide Fringe Festival for the first time, led by the one and only Justin Williams, winner of Australia's reality TV show BLOW ...

KABOOM! | Adelaide Fringe 2024

KABOOM! Explosive Science Show with Magnus Danger Magnus! The maddest of mad scientists, Magnus Danger Magnus, heads to Adelaide Fringe for the very first time in 2024; with a brand new, all ages electromagnetic extravaganza in KABOOM! He’s exploded his ...

StorySnorts | Adelaide Fringe 2024

StorySnorts - Adelaide Fringe 2024. Ever wondered what would happen if children’s stories came to life? At one of StorySnorts shows - they can! StorySnorts believe the best stories come from the boundless imaginations of children, and their hilarious troupe ...

Kids Can Heckle! | Adelaide Fringe 2024

Kids Can Heckle! With Ollie Horn Fun for the whole family, but especially fun for the little ones! Top UK stand-up Ollie Horn ("Ollie Horn is a gifted storyteller" Wee Review) attempts to tell the same clean stand-up that he ...

Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall & Baby Cabaret | Adelaide Fringe 2024

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall & Baby Cabaret Monski Mouse returns to Adelaide Fringe in 2024 with two shows, perfect for 0-5s and their parents. Monski Mouse's Baby Cabaret Join your hostess, Monski Mouse and her super talented friends, ...

Fringe for Kids | Adelaide Fringe 2024

'Fringe for Kids' Show - Adelaide Fringe 2024. A family friendly variety show with the best acts for kids from the most talented artists in town. Each show is different with a fresh new line up every day! Circus, dance, ...

Bunktopia – Shadow Puppet Show | Adelaide Fringe 2024

Bunktopia- A Shadow Puppet Show Meet the man who makes shadow puppets in a whole new way! The award winning odd-ball creator of ‘Sticks Stones Broken Bones’, ‘Swamp Juice’, ‘Slapdash Galaxy’ and ‘Bunkasaurus’, Jeff Achtem (Bunk Puppets) returns to Adelaide ...

Kids can be kids at the Fringe with fun games and activities including painting with arrows at Art-Chery, nerf wars at the Dart Blaster Arena and even go on an adventure at your own home!

Squishy Taylor and the City-wide Ghost Plague | Adelaide Fringe 2024

Squishy Taylor and the City-wide Ghost Plague - Adelaide Fringe 2024 Are you searching for a thrilling and captivating activity that will keep your entire family on their toes? Look ...

Dart Blaster Arena | Gluttony | Adelaide Fringe 2024

Dart Blaster Arena at Gluttony - Adelaide Fringe 2024. Are you good eNerf to take on the Dart Blaster arena? They’re back with new blasters, more darts, improved obstacles and ...

Art-Chery | Gluttony | Adelaide Fringe 2024

Art-Chery at Adelaide Fringe Forget Pallets and paint brushes! Head on down to Gluttony’s world first Art-Chery range and create your very own abstract masterpiece by shooting paint-tipped arrows at ...

Wondering what to see and do at Adelaide Fringe 2024? Find our list of reviews below…

Circus of Facts | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Circus of Facts: Adelaide Fringe 2024 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Stars for old-school glitzy, glamorous circus feats that delight young and old ...

Circus The Show | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

CIRCUS THE SHOW: Adelaide Fringe 2024 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Five stars for astounding feats & uncontrollable laughter! Review by Sharon Harrington Circus ...

Cirque Alfonse: Animal | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Cirque Alfonse - Animal: Adelaide Fringe 2024 Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Be prepared to be amazed by the balancing strength and high-flying ...

Dr Hubble’s Brilliant Bubbles | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Dr Hubble's Brilliant Bubbles: Adelaide Fringe 2024 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Stars for incredibubble spectacles, terribubble jokes and a sustainability message wrapped ...

Future Cargo | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Future Cargo: Adelaide Fringe 2024 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 Stars for an out of this world sensory experience. Review by Claire Davill ...

Justin’s BIG Balloon Show | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Justin's BIG Balloon Show: Adelaide Fringe 2024 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Stars for amazing balloon creations, spectacular magic tricks and an upbeat ...

Kaboom! l Adelaide Fringe 2024 I Review

Kaboom! : Adelaide Fringe 2024 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Stars for Kaboom! It will blow your mind with cool chemistry and exceptional ...

Maho Magic Bar | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Maho Magic Bar: Adelaide Fringe 2024 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Five stars for an amazing atmosphere & upbeat vibes! Review by Sharon Harrington ...

Signor Baffo l Adelaide Fringe 2024 l Review

Signor Baffo Fringe Show: Adelaide Fringe 2024 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ You’re in for a 'laugh-o' with Signor Baffo, his clever culinary comedy ...

Sleep’s Hill Tunnel | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

Sleep's Hill Tunnel: Adelaide Fringe 2024 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Stars for a self-paced, family-friendly series of incredible light installations and history ...

Squishy Taylor and the City-Wide Ghost Plague | Fringe at Home | Review

Squishy Taylor and the City-Wide Ghost Plague: Adelaide Fringe 2024 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars for a clever activity that kids and adults ...

The Inflatable Church | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

The Inflatable Church: Adelaide Fringe 2024 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars for a one-of-a-kind, interactive, loved-up experience Review by Carla Caruso It’s hard ...

VOLO: Dreams of Flight | Adelaide Fringe 2024 | Review

VOLO: Dreams of Flight: Adelaide Fringe 2024 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Stars for exhilarating virtual flights where you control your speed by ...

Adelaide comes alive at Fringe time with venues popping up all over the city and across the state. Explore the Adelaide Fringe venues below..

Wonderland Festival Hub | Hindmarsh Square | Adelaide Fringe 2024

Wonderland Festival Hub - Adelaide Fringe 2024 Wonderland Festival Hub presents world-class cabaret, music, comedy, circus and more. Licensed Garden Bar, food outlets, the captivating Showman's Bar and plenty of amazing entertainment. The nostalgic Wonderland Spiegeltent is the most enchanting of structures - feel the weight of ten thousand late ...

Summer Garden Festival | Civic Park Modbury | Adelaide Fringe | 1 & 2 Mar 2024

Summer Garden Festival - Free Adelaide Fringe Event. Modbury’s Civic Park will come alive for the Summer Garden Festival on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 March 2024. This FREE, two-day community event boasts world-class Adelaide Fringe performers, dynamic bands and talented artists. They'll also have children's entertainment and Fork On ...

Fool’s Paradise | Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga | Adelaide Fringe 2024

Fool’s Paradise Returns to Adelaide Fringe for 2024 season. Tarntanyangga/Victoria Square will host popular venue hub, Fool’s Paradise, for a second year running during the 2024 Adelaide Fringe Festival, with a bigger and better program! Music events will welcome guests to Fool’s Paradise across the opening weekend, to accompany outdoor ...
Adelaide Fringe Garden of Unearthly Delights

The Garden of Unearthly Delights | Adelaide Fringe | 15 Feb – 17 Mar 2024

Get ready to let your wildest dreams fly in The Garden of Unearthly Delights in 2024! Adelaide’s greatest party is back for an unmissable 2024 Adelaide Fringe season. Kadlitpina (Rundle Park) will be bursting with energy and transformed into a cultural and creative playground, featuring the best local and international ...

Gluttony | Adelaide Fringe | Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka | 16 Feb – 17 Mar 2024

Gluttony pops up again in 2024! Arts venue hub Gluttony is a favourite Adelaide Fringe destination, its location in the city’s eastern park lands right in the heart of the Fringe action. Gluttony has grown to become synonymous with the East End’s Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka during Adelaide’s festival months of February ...

 

You’ll find a smorgasboard of Adelaide’s best food trucks at Adelaide Fringe. A great place to relax, enjoy the atmosphere and sample food and drink from around the globe.

GLUTTONY – VIEW FOOD & DRINK OPTIONS

GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS – VIEW FOOD & DRINK OPTIONS

FOOLS PARADISE – VIEW FOOD & DRINK OPTIONS

There are lots of ways to experience the Adelaide Fringe for free!  From regular pop-up performances around the East End, outdoor markets and festivals in the suburbs, numerous Fringe hubs to explore and regional events.

(some free activities/events may have a payable component)

Adelaide Fringe at the Market | Fridays & Saturdays

Free Adelaide Fringe performances at the Adelaide Central Market. Join the Adelaide Central Market as they showcase some of the best performers from across the Festival with free sneak peek ...

Discover, Play, Bikeway! | Amy Gillett Bikeway | Adelaide Fringe | 3 Mar 2024

Discover, Play, Bikeway! Free family fun on the Amy Gillett Bikeway. Ride or walk the Amy Gillett Bikeway and discover an array of music, roving artists and entertainment all set ...
Fringe Free Familly Events

Free Things to do with Kids at Adelaide Fringe 2024

Adelaide Fringe Festival FREE Family-Friendly Events The Adelaide Fringe is always an exciting time of the year with so much entertainment on offer in and around the city and stretching ...

Summer Garden Festival | Civic Park Modbury | Adelaide Fringe | 1 & 2 Mar 2024

Summer Garden Festival - Free Adelaide Fringe Event. Modbury’s Civic Park will come alive for the Summer Garden Festival on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 March 2024. This FREE, two-day ...

Prospect Road Autumn Fair | 3 Mar 2024

The Prospect Road Autumn Fair returns to Padnipadninya Tapa at Blackfriars in partnership with Markets in Prospect and Fibre Feast SA as part of the Adelaide Fringe. Back and bigger ...
Park Choir 2024

Park Choir at Bowden Village Reserve | Adelaide Fringe | 25 Feb 2024

Park Choir is a free, all-ages community event held during the Adelaide Fringe festival, bringing together voices from diverse backgrounds to celebrate the joy of music. Based on the widely ...

Salisbury Fringe Carnival | Adelaide Fringe | 23 & 24 Feb 2024

Salisbury Fringe Carnival 2024. The Salisbury Fringe Carnival returns on 23 & 24 February 2024 for two days of FREE jam-packed fun at Carisbrooke Park which will be buzzing with ...

Prospect Twilight Sessions | Free Outdoor Live Music | 2-23 Feb 2024

The much-loved Prospect Twilight Sessions are back every Friday in February. Make sure you free up your calendar on a Friday evening in February, because a community favourite way to ...
Adelaide Fringe Garden of Unearthly Delights

The Garden of Unearthly Delights | Adelaide Fringe | 15 Feb – 17 Mar 2024

Get ready to let your wildest dreams fly in The Garden of Unearthly Delights in 2024! Adelaide’s greatest party is back for an unmissable 2024 Adelaide Fringe season. Kadlitpina (Rundle ...

Gluttony | Adelaide Fringe | Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka | 16 Feb – 17 Mar 2024

Gluttony pops up again in 2024! Arts venue hub Gluttony is a favourite Adelaide Fringe destination, its location in the city’s eastern park lands right in the heart of the ...

 

REGIONAL FRINGE – FRINGE ACROSS THE STATE

Fringe extends beyond just the Adelaide CBD. There are events and shows spread outside of metropolitan Adelaide across the whole state over the 31 days of the festival. Whether you live in a regional town or are planning to do a road trip, there’s so much to explore in Australia’s biggest arts festival.

Fringe extends across 11 Nations with more than 130 events outside of metropolitan Adelaide. Independent artists and venues rely on you to support them by going to shows beyond the city.

Check out all 2024 Regional Fringe shows

‘Regional’ refers to all of the communities of regional and remote South Australia, including:

Adelaide Plains
Adelaide Hills and Mount Lofty Ranges
APY Lands
Barossa Valley
Clare Valley
Eyre Peninsula
Far North
Far West
Fleurieu Peninsula
Flinders Ranges
Kangaroo Island
Limestone Coast
Mallee
Mid North
Murraylands
Riverland
Yorke Peninsula

BOOK FRINGE TICKETS HERE

Not sure where to start?

Check out some of our Adelaide Fringe Reviews here to get an idea of what to expect. 

 

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Fringe website.

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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