[ January 26, 2022 to January 29, 2022. ]
Santos Festival of Cycling – Family Friendly Events
The City of Adelaide Festival Village will relocate from Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi to Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga for one action-packed day and evening on Wednesday 26 January.
The City of Adelaide Festival Village at Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga will be an attractive feature as part of the 2022 program, with great cycling action – […]
[ January 26, 2022 to January 29, 2022. ]
[ January 28, 2022; ]
Santos Festival of Cycling & WOMAD Free Mini Music Festival Event
The Santos Festival of Cycling and WOMDelaide are collaborating to present a free music event at the City of Adelaide Festival Village during the Santos Festival of Cycling in January 2022.
Held on Friday 28 January 2022 starting at 6:30pm, the 150-minute free event will feature […]
[ April 4, 2022 to April 20, 2022. ]
Adelaide Festival 2022
Every year in March, the Adelaide Festival draws a community of the very best artists from across the globe and across Australia to create a bold arts festival of theatre, dance, music, art and interactive installations including free events for families.
Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Writers’ Week have built a world-wide reputation for providing […]
[ March 5, 2022; ] [caption id="attachment_160141" align="alignnone" width="630"] Patricia Piccinini, Skywhalepapa, 2020 and Skywhale, 2013. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra © Patricia Piccinini.[/caption]
Skywhales: Every Heart Sings
After brief migrations to Tasmania, Japan and Ireland, Patricia Piccinini’s monumental Skywhale has a new companion, Skywhalepapa.
Skywhale first appeared in the skies above Canberra in 2013, widening the eyes of the population, leaving many […]
Adelaide Park Lands Trail
The Adelaide Park Lands Trail is a 19.5km loop around the city that families can explore by foot or on bikes.
The City of Adelaide is surrounded by beautiful park lands and there is a family friendly trail 19.5km long that loops right around the city. You can choose to explore all […]
[ December 20, 2021 to December 24, 2021. ]
Christmas Shopping at Adelaide Central Market
From Adelaide Hills cherries, Riverland stone fruit and handmade fruit mince tarts, chocolates, and puddings, to fresh local Rock Lobster and house smoked hams – Christmas has arrived at the Adelaide Central Market.
Christmas at the Market is always a celebrated occasion for customers, with an abundance of the best local […]
[ December 17, 2021 to December 18, 2021. ]
Christmas at Twilight – Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga Adelaide
Have fun by the fountain with Bamboozled Productions and enjoy comedy, circus, music and food.
There’ll be plenty of fun for the kids, yummy food and drinks over the weekend of 17 and 18 December at this free festival. From 6pm until 10pm Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga will be lit up with […]
[ November 29, 2021 to December 24, 2021. ]
Lego Sleigh at North Adelaide Village
A fan favourite every year, the life sized sleigh made of LEGO is back and this year it’s calling the North Adelaide Village home. Marvel at the impressive 200,000 piece LEGO masterpiece and enjoy the opportunity to take Santa’s reigns and sit on the sleigh and have your photo taken.
Celebrate Christmas with Fun Free Activities at Adelaide Arcade in the city
If you are looking for some fun, festive and FREE activities that the whole family can enjoy, Adelaide Arcade has you covered.
Everyone looks forward to when the Adelaide Arcade Christmas decorations go up, and this year there are some fantastic new additions. […]
Adelaide Fringe Street Art Explosion Map
Adelaide is home to some of the best street art in the world. Hidden in alleys, nooks, corners and lanes, finding the artworks is an urban adventure.
Street Art Explosion features works that erupt with colour and creativity in Adelaide’s CBD, alongside existing artworks throughout the city and surrounding suburbs. Since […]
Best ideas for a day of FREE family fun in the city.
If you are planning a day in the city of Adelaide with kids and are looking for some family adventures, there are plenty of things to do for free. From fabulous nature playspaces, beautiful parks and gardens to BMX bike tracks, galleries and museums, […]
What’s on this Christmas in Adelaide
Find out what’s on at Christmas in Adelaide for families including Christmas light displays, fun family Christmas events, markets, movies and Christmas Carol events. There are also exciting new Christmas trails and displays to explore in the City of Adelaide.
Top 10 Things to do and See at Christmas
Every year, we […]
[ November 17, 2021 to December 31, 2021. January 1, 2022 to January 2, 2022. ]
Bauble Canopy Lighting Installation in the City of Adelaide
Vaughan Place and Peel Street are looking extra special this festive season thanks to the brand new Bauble Canopy installation.
Award winning artists Renzo B. Larriviere and Zara Pasfield of Atelier Sisu are behind the installations that are made up of vivid colour spheres. The spheres change colour […]
[ November 15, 2021 to December 25, 2021. ]
Have a cracker of a Christmas in the city this year thanks to the City of Adelaide!
Every year Adelaide’s Christmas Festival brings you a range of festive events, live performances, activations, and installations to bring Christmas alive in the city. This year is no exception! Check out this year’s highlights below.
Giant Christmas Tree
Soaring 25 metres […]
[ December 1, 2020 to January 9, 2022. ]
Giant Christmas Tree at the State Library in Adelaide
This year the magic of Christmas comes to the Mortlock Library, one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. There is something for everyone to see and discover, from the largest indoor Christmas tree in Adelaide from storytelling sessions under the tree, to fascinating and fun […]
[ November 13, 2021 to December 31, 2021. ]
Christmas in Adelaide – Top 10 Things to See and Do
Christmas time brings a sense of wonder and excitement to little people as the big day draws near. For this magical time of year, we’ve put together a list of the best Christmas things to see and do, and places to go around Adelaide that […]
[ December 10, 2021; December 19, 2021; ]
Adelaide’s Maker Markets
Adelaide’s Maker Markets are conducted in the City’s Victoria Square and 88 O’Connell St on North Adelaide on selected dates in December to add to the Christmas experience in the City of Adelaide.
The market has a wide selection of festive food, fashion, craft and jewellery at Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga and 88 O’Connell Street. Browse […]
[ November 13, 2021 to December 24, 2021. ]
Santaland Myer Christmas Experience in Rundle Mall, Adelaide
In the lead up to Christmas, the Santaland Express Train is at Myer Adelaide for families to jump aboard and ride to visit Father Christmas.
Santaland will open on Saturday 13 November 2021 and bookings are essential this year so families will need to sign up to secure a spot […]
[ November 5, 2021 to December 31, 2021. January 1, 2022 to January 6, 2022. ]
Magical Christmas Windows in Rundle Mall 2021
Rundle Mall is set to sparkle again this Christmas with the installation of their delightful window displays, bringing Christmas cheer to those shopping, socialising and sightseeing in the Mall until the New Year.
South Australia’s biggest retail destination will get a festive makeover when Rundle Mall unveils its Christmas window display
[ December 2, 2021 to December 24, 2021. ]
Father Christmas returns to the Magic Cave in 2021 – David Jones, Rundle Mall Adelaide
A visit to the Magic Cave is a family tradition for many South Australians each year. Once you travel to the 2nd floor of the Rundle Mall David Jones store, follow the directions to the Magic Cave where Father Christmas will […]
[ December 31, 2021; ]
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Adelaide with Light Up in Rymill Park & Midnight Moments
The City of Adelaide will be hosting two different New Year’s Eve celebrations in 2021 – family friendly fun at Light Up in Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka and Midnight Moments which will be spread across the city.
Light Up – New Year’s Eve
The traditional family […]
[ November 13, 2021 to January 1, 2022. ]
The Giant Christmas Tree in Adelaide’s Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga
This beautiful Christmas Tree towers over Victoria Square each year and lights up nightly from 8.00pm until the end of the festive season as part of Council’s Christmas Festival. The tree features a light display which runs for approximately 15 minutes.
This is a fabulous Christmas outing with the […]
[ December 4, 2021; December 18, 2021; February 5, 2022; February 12, 2022; February 18, 2022 to February 19, 2022. February 26, 2022; March 5, 2022; March 12, 2022; March 19, 2022; ]
Adelaide’s Ebenezer Night Markets 2021/22
The Ebenezer Night Markets are conducted in Ebenezer Place on selected dates during the summer.
The Ebenezer Night Markets are held over 10 nights during the summer months in Ebenezer Place, one of Adelaide’s most charming and unique laneways which connects with the iconic east end of Rundle Street. With the aid […]
TreeClimb Adelaide – Aerial Adventure Park
TreeClimb Adelaide is Australia’s first inner-city aerial adventure park built within the natural environment of the Adelaide City Park Lands. TreeClimb offers 8 elevated treetop courses, including zip lines all set within Kurrangga Park (Blue Gum park).
The Grand Course consists of over 50 obstacles, designed for thrill seekers and […]
Top Family Friendly things to do this Spring with Kids in Adelaide
Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors as a family and experience the buzz of excitement that comes with warmer weather and longer days. There’s no better time to explore Adelaide’s walking trails, parks, gardens and playgrounds, visit a wildlife park or reservoir. […]
[ 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 […]
[ 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. ]
IMMERSION – IMMERSE @ Light
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, […]
[ 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 and international 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 including three past winners, ten UCI WorldTour riders and four UCI WorldTour Teams travel through […]
[ 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 […]