Adelaide Fringe Program | Family Friendly Events | 18 Feb – 20 Mar 2022

2022 Adelaide Fringe Program Launch

The most marvellous and magical time of year is right on our doorstep with Adelaide Fringe launching its dynamic and exciting program of events for the 2022 season.

Tickets are now on sale for over 1000 events across over 350 venues, which will showcase the biggest festival in the Southern Hemisphere over South Australia for 31 days and nights during February and March.

You can collect your copy of the Fringe program from your local Foodland supermarket, BankSA branches or Adelaide Fringe Box Offices or download the guide here.

Family Friendly Highlights

Sky Song

The worldwide premiere of Sky Song at the Adelaide Showgrounds – a first of its kind drone art show, incorporating hundreds of drones flying in majestic formations and narrated by Archie Roach – will be one of the program’s major highlights, taking audiences on a journey combining state-of-the art technology and First Nations stories, music and poetry.

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Welcome Ceremony

Adelaide Fringe celebrates the opening of the 2022 festival, honouring ‘Spirit of Place’ and the launch of our Reconciliation Action Plan through a ceremony of story, told through dance. Upon the unceded sovereign lands of the Kaurna people, Tarntanyangga/Victoria Square will host a spectacular of First Nations dancers from across South Australia.

Victoria Square at Tarntanyangga / Victoria Square or Watch from Home | Thursday 17 February 2022 


Returning by popular demand! Art meets technology in this magical installation that has travelled the world, allowing you to experience the wonder of the Northern Lights right here in Adelaide.

Read our 2021 review here

Borealis light show Adelaide Fringe

Fringe at your Doorstep – King William Rd

An evening of free family friendly entertainment – at your doorstep on King William Road. Celebrate Adelaide Fringe with local musicians, street performers, interactive activities and more! 

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Fringe at your Doorstep – Goodwood Rd

Enjoy an evening of free family friendly entertainment with street performers, local musicians and interactive activities and celebrate Adelaide Fringe – at your doorstep! 

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Salisbury Fringe Carnival

The Salisbury Fringe Carnival will feature local bands, street performers, food trucks, amusement rides, kids activities, as well as a silent disco.

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Family Friendly Interactive Events

Electric Dreams: VR Swings “Volo: Dreams of Flight”

Volo is a da Vinci-inspired virtual reality swing experience held on the . Wearing a VR headset as they swing, Riders are transported into exhilarating dream experiences, with four iconic flying machines to choose from, each offering a different sensation of flight.

Volo celebrates the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s creations, and is inspired by his fabulous flying contraptions, his studies of flight and his pioneering work on perspective.

Find out more here

Princess for a Day

Join us on a magical, interactive  walk-through adventure for the whole family! Enter a fairy tale world with your favourite characters in the beautiful Star Academy studios located in the heart of the CBD. 

As your child walks through they will encounter a frozen wonderland, a mad tea-party, dance with an island princess, enjoy an enchanted-mirror make-over, and make a magic wand! Every child who holds a ticket will receive a gift back that they will use to collect special souvenirs from each princess they meet.  Parents and family members can make magical memories with their children as they work together to complete each activity. An immersive experience with singing, dancing and craft will make your child feel like royalty!

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Crazy about technology? Enjoy cool gizmos? Interested in coding? Play, laugh, and learn as you interact with technological wonders, cutting edge gadgets, drones and curiously addictive puzzles. Engage in hands-on activities with students and staff of the Australian Science and Mathematics School (ASMS), Flinders STEM Academy and STEM Outreach team as you explore spectacular STEM! $5 tickets include general admission to STEMtacular. Suitable for children 4 to 12 years, accompanied by an adult.

Find out more here

Young boy flying drone in virtual reality glasses in nature, kids learn new technology


The Adelaide Fringe has also continued to make improvements to their online ticketing platform, making it easier to buy tickets, including the new Fringe Planner which makes it easier than ever for audiences to build their Fringe experience. They can map out their wish list, check for clashes, maximise their time and book tickets to shows.

They are proud to employ all their ticketing team here in South Australia and they work hard to get as many audience members as possible seeing shows in the Fringe – ultimately the ticket sales are how the artists and venues earn their money, so they encourage everyone to book early.


things to do in Adelaide for families

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

What:   Adelaide Fringe Program

When:    18 February – 20 March 2022 

Where:   Adelaide & surrounding areas, South Australia

Who:   Everyone

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.

Image Source: 2022 Adelaide Fringe Poster ‘A Whimsical World’ designed by Mali Isabel Art


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