[ November 14, 2021; ]
On the Terrace
Chamber Music Adelaide’s award-winning event, On the Terrace, will return in 2021.
Held in collaboration with the Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australian Museum, State Library of South Australia and the Migration Museum, audiences are invited to experience extraordinary music in unique spaces. Performances are short (around 15 minutes each) and presented in a […]
[ November 14, 2021; ]
[ October 16, 2021 to October 17, 2021. October 30, 2021 to October 31, 2021. November 6, 2021 to November 7, 2021. November 13, 2021; November 20, 2021 to November 21, 2021. November 27, 2021 to November 28, 2021. December 4, 2021 to December 5, 2021. December 11, 2021 to December 12, 2021. December 18, 2021 to December 19, 2021. December 25, 2021 to December 26, 2021. January 1, 2022 to January 2, 2022. January 8, 2022 to January 9, 2022. January 15, 2022 to January 16, 2022. January 22, 2022 to January 23, 2022. January 29, 2022 to January 30, 2022. ]
Summer Sessions at The Gardens Cafe
The Gardens Cafe at Adelaide Botanic Garden will be hosting the perfect Summer garden party each weekend from October until February.
Sipping on fresh cocktails, enjoying great food and relaxing to the cool vibes and live entertainment each weekend throughout Spring and Summer. Held on the gorgeous Schomburgk Pavilion in the […]
[ November 5, 2021 to November 7, 2021. November 10, 2021 to November 14, 2021. November 17, 2021 to November 21, 2021. November 24, 2021 to November 28, 2021. ]
An immersive experience like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
Narrated by Erik Thomson, Immersion is a 360 degree animated experience that will take you on a vivid journey through time to discover how water has shaped our world. From 50 million years ago when the land was covered in dense, wet rainforests, to the celestial significance […]
[ October 15, 2021 to October 31, 2021. ]
Enjoy Free Family Activities at WellFest Adelaide
Families can enjoy free activities at WellFest Adelaide, a new festival that takes place between 15-31 October 2021. There’s fun for the whole family!
Take part in a silent disco, kids’ activities, yoga, meditation, cooking demonstrations and more across three weekends on Sunday 17, 24 and 31 at Wellness Squared.
[ January 21, 2022 to January 29, 2022. ]
Santos Festival of Cycling 2022
The best of Australian cycling is set to return once again to South Australia from January 21-29 at the Santos Festival of Cycling 2022.
Cycling enthusiasts, locals and visitors alike will watch as elite cyclists travel through some of our state’s most scenic backdrops during the action-packed nine-day event. Highlighting the best […]
[ October 8, 2021 to October 10, 2021. ]
VOGUE Festival in Rundle Mall
Adelaide’s biggest shopping weekend is back on the last weekend of the school holidays..
Rundle Mall and Rundle Street will come alive with unique pop-ups that can’t be found online, exclusive offers and decadent in-store experiences from Friday 8 October – Sunday 10 October,
Be spoiled while you shop the exciting range of […]
Million-Life – Chinatown Adelaide
It’s a little taste of Japan with cute plush toys and collectibles at Million-Life stores new to Adelaide.
The Chinatown Million-Life opened earlier this year in July 2021. It’s hard to miss with its colourful neon pink lighting and chiming sound effects. Just walk down Moonta Street and it’s next to the entrance […]
[ September 23, 2021; ]
Flower Day is back in the City of Adelaide
Spring into Adelaide to see beautiful flower installations and activations across the city. From 1938 to 1975, Adelaide celebrated an annual Flower Day that allowed Adelaidians to show pride in their city by beautifying it with mass displays of flowers. Some 46 years later, Flower Day will […]
Explore Adelaide’s beautiful parks and gardens along the Spring Floral Trail
Adelaide’s parks and gardens are filled with beautiful spring flowers, part of 80,000 annual plants that are grown and planted yearly by the City of Adelaide’s horticultural team.
That’s a lot of opportunity for you to stop and smell the roses, or cinerarias, or agapanthas, or […]
Birds in the City
Discover the importance of birds in the City of Adelaide with fun, free bird-themed activities and learning tools for kids these school holidays.
In partnership with the Nature Festival, discover the amazing birds that live in the Park Lands, step into another world through an augmented reality experience, meet the artist behind the […]
[ September 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021. ]
Free Parking in September – UPark Adelaide
As part of the City of Adelaide’s Reignite Adelaide initiative, there will be free parking on offer in the city throughout September.
Simply pre-book your parking at any UPark from 6pm – midnight on weekdays or all day on Saturday and Sunday from 1 September – 30 September 2021 and […]
#GoToTown is a new campaign to get behind businesses across the Adelaide CBD which have been hit hard by extended interstate lockdowns, border restrictions and the downturn of corporate travel – to help drive visitation and expenditure back into the city.
Following the ‘Book Them Out’ campaign in 2020 and with another round of Great State Vouchers due […]
Ayers House Museum
Ayers House Museum allows families to spend quality, creative time together exploring three levels of Victorian-era grandeur.
Children can play games, dress-up, write with pen and ink, sew and draw. The spectacular museum is conveniently located on North Terrace.
Visitors are invited to dress up, visit the hands-on kitchen, and get creative in the making […]
[ August 29, 2021; ]
Professor Flint’s Dinner with the Dinosaurs at Adelaide Botanic Garden
Enjoy a picnic and a delightful adventure into the past, on an afternoon of dino-tunes, fossils, giant dinosaurs, native Australian animals, & more with Professor Flint at Adelaide Botanic Garden.
EDIT: This event is SOLD OUT
On 29 August, as a grand finale to National Science Week, Professor […]
[ August 13, 2021; ]
Lord Mayor’s Queen Adelaide Birthday Virtual Morning Tea
The City of Adelaide is celebrating Queen Adelaide’s Birthday with a virtual reception at the Adelaide Town Hall on 13 August.
The City of Adelaide is looking for the brightest young Adelaide and her family to join the Lord Mayor to celebrate in person. The winner will attend a […]
Bloom 2021 is an inaugural celebration of South Australia’s springtime events and festivals.
Coloured by music, sport, arts, culture, food and wine, our wonderful state is in full bloom from September to November. Welcome the spring sunshine at numerous events throughout South Australia, including the new Barossa Contemporary: Festival for the Curious, IMMERSE and The […]
[ October 21, 2021 to November 7, 2021. ]
OzAsia Festival is returning in 2021 with favourite family events like the Lucky Dumpling Market and a reimagined Moon Lantern Parade which is evolving from a one-night event to span four days of free family experiences across the festival’s opening weekend.
Held annually over three weeks in spring, OzAsia Festival showcases the best theatre, dance, […]
Review of Light Cycles at Adelaide Botanic Garden
Light Cycles is a spectacular magical light trail that will leave you feeling as though you’ve stepped into another world. The digital artworks are mesmerising, incredibly beautiful and intriguing and they become more elaborate as the trail progresses past some of the stunning trees and garden features that […]
Top Things to do with Kids in the City of Adelaide this Winter
‘Hit the Town’ for fun family activities this winter, with more than 50 events, activations, festivals and installations happening in the CBD and North Adelaide.
Explore the city’s laneways, parks and playgrounds, or take a scenic trip down the River Torrens and […]
[ July 16, 2021 to August 1, 2021. ]
City Lights – Free Family Friendly Event – Illuminate Adelaide
Embrace the cold and explore the city, but not as you know it. For 17 nights, Adelaide’s city streets will be transformed; laneways and open spaces will be turned into a nocturnal playground of projections, imagination and light.
This FREE night time light trail is part of […]
[ September 29, 2021; October 7, 2021; ]
Be enchanted by Adelaide Botanic Garden after dark with Botanica Lumina, a curated program of evening events that will keep you entertained through the cooler months.
As twilight descends, immerse yourself in a creatively curated program of events that present the garden in a new light.
Spanning Adelaide’s cooler months from April to October, Botanica Lumina […]
[ July 16, 2021 to August 15, 2021. ]
Sky Castle in Rundle Mall – Illuminate Adelaide
Sky Castle is a free light display in Rundle Mall, presented as part of City Lights. The display takes you somewhere inside the rainbow, as the heart of Rundle Mall is transformed into an interactive dreamscape of colour and light by Melbourne studio ENESS.
Watch its colours shift and […]
New All-Weather Shelter for Adelaide’s Historic Lounders Boatshed Café
A secret, little gem of a café is hidden below Adelaide’s King William Street bridge, right by the River Torrens. And a glassy gazebo now offers year-round comfort for visitors.
by Carla Caruso
The historic Lounders Boatshed Café in the city of Adelaide has had an all-weather shelter added […]
Car Park Changes at the Adelaide Central Market
From Thursday 1 July 2021 UPark Central Market will be offering first hour free parking during Market trading hours to Market shoppers who have signed up for a UPark Plus card.
From this date, first hour parking will become $2 for non-card holders.
The Adelaide Central Market hopes to maximise […]
Cafe Bonython at Bonython Park on Adelaide’s City Fringe | Review
This laidback, riverside spot is a hit for ice cream, coffee and light fare, including hot breakfasts and is open 7 days a week.
by Carla Caruso
The kiosk at Bonython Park/Tulya Wardli in Adelaide reopened in April 2021 after seven years and sweet tooths are in […]
[ June 9, 2021 to June 21, 2021. ]
Win a $30 Dining Voucher in the City of Adelaide by Entering Experience Adelaide’s Hit the Town…’Dinner’s on Us’ Ballot
Experience Adelaide is giving South Australians the chance to win one of 5,000 x $30 QR code vouchers to have dinner in the City of Adelaide.
South Australians can enter the Hit the Town this winter giveaway […]
Still Point of a Turning World at DreamBIG Children’s Festival – Review
This interactive performance invites you to explore a patchwork of experiences, which will inspire you to question who you are and how you affect the world around you.
by Carla Caruso
I’m always up for new experiences. And going to a show, where attendees are at […]
The Winter Village: Ice-skating & Igloos in Adelaide – Review
An alpine-inspired wonderland has popped up in the heart of Adelaide in time for winter. Hit the rink, feast on delish food and drink, and meander through the twinkling igloo village, filled with catered private igloos.
by Carla Caruso
I’ve never been a ski bunny, but the term, […]
[ May 5, 2021; ]
Australian Space Discovery Centre has been launched at Lot Fourteen
The Australian Space Discovery Centre (ASDC) has been officially launched in Adelaide at Lot Fourteen. The centre is home to the Australian Space Agency in 2021 and will be opening to the public in May 2021.
Visitors to the Discovery Centre will be able to explore the […]
[ May 23, 2021; ]
Government House Tours – DreamBig Children’s Festival
On Sunday 23 May 2021, Government House will be open to the public to explore.
His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le invites the community to Government House to view the public rooms, learn about the current workings of the House and explore the gardens. This includes the newly installed […]
[ May 22, 2021 to May 23, 2021. ] [caption id="attachment_149402" align="alignnone" width="630"] Photo credit: Gatis Melnacis – Priednieks[/caption]
The Narrator – DreamBIG Children’s Festival
The windows of the bus act as screens through which the audience watches a classic story of childhood rejection and betrayal unfold in real time.
Live actors appear and disappear, and real buildings and pedestrians become part of the story as told […]
[ April 25, 2021; ]
Anzac Day 2021 & Light Up The Dawn
Anzac Day is Australia’s most sacred day and an important opportunity to reflect and commemorate the sacrifice made by Australian veterans.
The South Australian Government has been working with the RSL SA to ensure that in 2021 Anzac Day commemorations can continue while remaining COVID safe.
Despite cancellation and restriction […]
[ July 1, 2021 to September 12, 2021. ]
Van Gogh Alive in Adelaide – Season Extended
As part of Illuminate Adelaide, a new annual winter event, Van Gogh Alive is a multi-sensory experience to entertain the whole family.
Van Gogh’s works have been displayed and enjoyed around the world for over a century – but never like this. For a limited time only, audiences will […]
[ July 8, 2021 to July 11, 2021. July 15, 2021 to July 18, 2021. July 29, 2021 to August 8, 2021. ]
Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo
Step into a dazzling and curious night-time world of Light Creatures and experience the wonderful natural world in a whole new light.
UPDATE 28 JULY 2021 – SEASON EXTENDED TO 8 AUGUST 2021
Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo as part of Illuminate Adelaide, brought to you with SA Power Networks, is where enormous […]
[ July 10, 2023 to August 20, 2023. ]
Adelaide to Host Women’s World Cup Matches
The South Australian State Government has been successful in its bid for Adelaide to host matches for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, to be held 10 July – 20 August.
The announcement by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and FA Chairman Chris Nikou follows an intense review process involving seven […]
[ April 3, 2021; ]
Rundle Mall Plaza FREE Easter Activities
Rundle Mall Plaza will be offering free Easter activities on Saturday 3 April between 11am – 2pm. There will be free face painting opposite Caffe Da Marco. The Easter bunny will also be hopping through the centre and handing out chocolate eggs.
The Rundle Mall Plaza is located near the King […]
[ March 27, 2021; April 2, 2021; April 9, 2021; April 18, 2021; April 25, 2021; ]
AFL 2021 Season | South Australian Home Games
After a shaky year for footy in 2020, the AFL is back in full force for 2021.
Full-time footy is back, with the AFL committing to 20-minute quarters in 2021. After reducing quarter lengths to 16 minutes plus time-on last year due to the condensed nature of the season […]
Adelaide Botanic Garden – Be Here
Discover a new playground for your little adventurers and relax as they unleash their imagination in Adelaide Botanic Garden. Located only steps from the hustle and bustle of Adelaide city centre, the garden is home to an accessible oasis that kids of any age can enjoy.
While every nook […]
In the heart of Adelaide you will find the amazing Lego replica of the United Communities Building
Situated in the U City building on Franklin Street is an amazing Lego replica of the same building created by local student Connor Brennan in 2019.
Connor was 16 at the time and constructed it over six months while juggling […]
[ April 16, 2021 to April 17, 2021. ]
Night at the Museum Family Sleepover
Become a Museum Member and enjoy a very special ‘Night at the Museum’ family sleepover event.
SA Museum Members can explore the Museum at night with their singing palaeontologist Professor Flint, enjoy dinner and a movie surrounded by ancient artefacts and spend the night in one of the Museum galleries. You […]