[ July 9, 2022 to July 24, 2022. ]
Explore Adelaide Gaol these school holidays with their Scavenger Hunt! Can you find what you need?
The hunt is on to find the essentials for your stay in gaol. You must locate food, water, shelter and much more as part of their school holiday activities. Use your map to collect these basic needs and discover how […]
[ July 9, 2022 to July 24, 2022. ]
Dalí’s ‘Triumphant Elephant’ in Rundle Mall
After a two-year residency at the iconic d’Arenberg Cube in McLaren Vale, famed surrealist artist Salvador Dalí’s ‘Triumphant Elephant’ sculpture has joined the Rundle Mall menagerie.
The three-tonne, six-metre tall original sculpture is on loan to the Mall for the next 12 months, and has previously been on display in Rodeo […]
Around the World LEGO® Trail & GooRoo Animation Workshops | Migration Museum | July School Holidays 2022
Around the World LEGO® Trail and GooRoo Animation Workshops.
Pack your bags and book your tickets! This July school holidays the Migration Museum is taking you ‘Around the World’ to explore the many countries that make up our community.
Simply pick up your map and make your way around the museum and solve the puzzle at the […]
[ June 2, 2022 to June 5, 2022. ]
Government House Open Day & Nightly Illumination
Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and explore the oldest Government House in Australia during their Open House.
From Thursday 2 June 2022, Government House will be transformed into a digital canvas to showcase images of Queen Elizabeth II throughout her 70-year reign in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee.
The gates […]
[ June 4, 2022 to August 7, 2022. ]
Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize Exhibition
Art and science blend in the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize exhibition.
This biennial prize provides an opportunity for artists to investigate the world around them and present their perspectives on natural science. The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize commemorates the South Australian Museum’s first curator, Frederick George Waterhouse. It encourages […]
[ July 15, 2022 to July 31, 2022. ] [caption id="attachment_166986" align="alignnone" width="630"] Photo by Rikard Osterlund[/caption]
Using thousands of individual points of suspended light, Submergence by Squidsoup will engulf the corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue this July as part of Illuminate Adelaide and the FREE City Lights program.
Submergence is an all-encompassing walkthrough experience. Vividly presenting how virtual and physical worlds collide, immerse […]
[ July 15, 2022 to July 24, 2022. ]
The Immersive Guitar
Experience the tangible connection between music and architecture as the world’s largest acoustic guitar comes to Adelaide this winter.
This is a project at the intersection of science, engineering, music, and art, The Immersive Guitar encapsulates the true spirit of collaboration, creativity and innovation. The Immersive Guitar is an 11.5:1 scaled Classical Guitar, played […]
Exploring North Terrace, Adelaide
If you’re visiting Adelaide for the first time or you’re planning on spending the day in the city with your family, you must explore Adelaide’s cultural boulevard, North Terrace. There is always something new to discover.
Arguably the most picturesque street in the City of Adelaide, take a walk through this historical area […]
[ June 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022. ]
Adelaide National Park City Month
June will be a month-long celebration of Adelaide becoming a National Park City, with events being held across metropolitan South Australia.
The term ‘National Park City’ doesn’t mean a place that has a conservation framework like the usual national parks in Australia. Instead, National Park City is a global movement to create […]
[ May 14, 2022 to June 2, 2022. ]
HEXADECA in Rundle Mall – Spin, relax, stay a while.
After an enthralling debut at WOMADelaide 2022, HEXADECA has arrived in Rundle Mall with a dream-like installation of custom-built spinner seats, inviting exploration and interaction from participants from all walks of life.
People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to engage with the seats however they […]
[ April 22, 2022 to June 3, 2022. ] [caption id="attachment_166797" align="alignnone" width="630"] Artist: Cedric Varcoe, Photo credit: Simon Rogers[/caption]
Adelaide Festival Centre’s Iconic Festival Theatre Shells Light Up with SA Art
Adelaide Festival Centre’s iconic Festival Theatre shells come alive this Autumn.
The brand-new large scale animated projections have been designed by local South Australian artists, in a collaboration with the award-winning creative team Electric Canvas. […]
Family friendly café set in the heart of the gorgeous Adelaide Botanic Garden
by Sharon Harrington
The Gardens Kiosk (Simpson Kiosk) is a favourite spot to take the kids for a light lunch, coffee and cake, or even a cheeky ice cream. The setting is beautiful, the coffee is good, the food is tasty and there is […]
South Australian Museum – Review
by Sharon Harrington
The South Australian Museum on North Terrace in the City is FREE to visit and filled with displays that will engage and enchant the little people in your life.
The fun starts as soon as you walk into the Museum. A dinosaur skeleton poised to attack is perched above the […]
[ July 1, 2022 to July 31, 2022. ] [caption id="attachment_162282" align="alignnone" width="630"] New Light, 2022, Ryan Andrew Lee, Buried.[/caption]
New Light 2022
Free to view at the Adelaide Festival Centre, New Light 2022 will showcase experimental and diverse moving image works by First Nations artists.
Through a national call out, New Light will feature commissioned work that explores compelling and complex concepts, with commissioned artworks to be […]
[ July 15, 2022 to July 31, 2022. ]
City Lights – Illuminate Adelaide FREE Family Friendly Event
When the sun goes down, the city of Adelaide glows.
Illuminate Adelaide’s free, city-wide centrepiece returns with a new series of immersive installations, artworks and large-scale activations set to turn Adelaide’s most iconic streetscapes into a night-time playground of colour and sound.
Embrace the cold and explore the city, but not […]
New Dymocks Adelaide in Rundle Mall – the largest book store in South Australia
Dymocks Adelaide is unveiling its brand new store in the iconic Regent Theatre located in Rundle Mall. The new book store will cover a mammoth 1000sqm of floor space making it the largest book store in South Australia and it will be […]
Mem Fox Space Comes to the State Library of South Australia
The State Library of South Australia is excited to be working with Mem Fox, one of Australia’s most celebrated children’s authors, to create a dedicated space for children and families in the library’s Institute Building.
Named in honour of Mem Fox’s contribution to children’s literature and […]
[ April 26, 2022 to April 30, 2022. ]
Throwing a massive craft party for the kids, the Myer Centre will be bringing hype these April school holidays!
Across the last week of the school holidays kids can decorate their very own special party hats. With stickers, jewels, pom poms and paint pens, kids will go silly when they see this one. Staff will […]
[ January 13, 2023 to January 22, 2023. ]
Santos Tour Down Under 2023
The southern hemisphere’s largest cycling event, The Santos Tour Down Under will return to South Australia after two years.
The world’s best cyclists will race in South Australia from 13 – 22 January 2023 as the Santos Tour Down Under makes a bold return. It’s the first time in two years that […]
The State Library of South Australia – Review of the Mortlock Wing in Adelaide
If you haven’t experienced the State Library of SA Mortlock Wing, then put it on your list for the next time you’re exploring the Adelaide CBD. It is definitely worth the visit.
by Brooke Hendry
The Mortlock Wing would have to be the most […]
The City’s Best Playgrounds and Playspaces in Adelaide
The Adelaide Park Lands are home to unique playgrounds where kids and families can be active and let their imaginations run wild. We’ve compiled a selection of our favourite places to make it quick and easy to pick a central playground when staying in or visiting the City […]
Two on Tuesday Free Parking at the Adelaide Central Market
Starting Tuesday 15 March 2022, UPark Central Market will be offering two hours free parking for shoppers every Tuesday morning, with entry before 9am, and $30 or more spent at Adelaide Central Market stalls.
Customers can park for free for up to two hours and take advantage […]
[ March 20, 2022; March 26, 2022; April 1, 2022; April 7, 2022; April 16, 2022; April 23, 2022; April 30, 2022; May 6, 2022; May 14, 2022; ]
2022 AFL Season in South Australia
Adelaide Crows and Port Power Home Games at Adelaide Oval
The 2022 AFL Premiership includes 22 matches across 23 rounds with five Thursday night matches in the first five rounds. The Round Three SA Showdown is also to be played on a Friday night for the first time. There will also […]
[ March 7, 2022 to March 9, 2022. ]
Great State Vouchers for Accommodation, Experiences and Tours in South Australia.
The Great State Voucher is back in 2022 for the biggest release yet with 160,000 vouchers up for grabs across accommodation, tours and experiences.
Enter the ballot for a Great State Experiences Voucher anytime from 9am Monday 7 March 2022 until 5pm on Wednesday 9 March […]
[ March 4, 2022 to March 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 […]
Festival Plaza Precinct – Adelaide’s new heart of entertainment to meet, indulge, play and enjoy day or night.
In March 2022, the redesigned Adelaide Festival Plaza reopened with a weekend of concerts, markets, workshops, and roving performances. Completely free to enter, the plaza is a fantastic new space with lots of family-friendly facilities including bench […]
[ February 11, 2022 to March 11, 2022. ]
How Ya Glowing?
Experience the Festival Theatre in Adelaide like never before.
The newly renovated Festival Theatre opened to the public on the 11 February 2022 and each night from sunset until midnight you can view the rejuvenated and iconic Festival Theatre roof ‘shell’ touched by colour and movement in this glowing light installation.
The Adelaide Festival Centre […]
Adelaide’s Boat Ride Along the River Torrens/Karrawirra Parri on Popeye
The fleet of boats called ‘The Popeye’ are our own State Heritage Icons. Since the first boat was launched on the River Torrens in 1935, the Popeye boat ride from Elder Park to the Adelaide Zoo has historically been a treasured family outing for many.
Today the […]
Win a $30 Dining Voucher – Adelaide
Experience Adelaide is giving you the chance to win one of 25,000 x $30 dining vouchers to redeem at participating businesses across the City of Adelaide.
Vouchers can be redeemed for dine-in food (not valid for drinks) throughout the day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, or any time between.
The vouchers are […]
[ February 18, 2022 to February 20, 2022. February 25, 2022 to February 27, 2022. March 4, 2022 to March 6, 2022. March 11, 2022 to March 13, 2022. March 18, 2022 to March 20, 2022. ]
East End Unleashed – Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Outdoor dining is back on Rundle Street for Adelaide’s festival season in 2022 at East End Unleashed.
Make the most of extended outdoor dining until late and enjoy dinner and drinks alfresco-style in the heart of the East End. Rundle Street will be open to foot traffic so there […]
Captain Jolleys Paddleboats – Elder Park, Adelaide
Captain Jolleys Paddleboats is a bit of an Adelaide institution at Elder Park. I still remember riding on a paddle boat along the River Torrens/Karrawirra Parri as a child.
Captain Jolleys Paddleboats are pedal powered boats offering plenty of outdoor fun and exercise for children, families and tourists exploring the River Torrens/Karrawirra […]
[ February 4, 2022; ]
Lunar New Year in Rundle Mall
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger in Rundle Mall.
There will be traditional lion dances every hour, on the hour, from 12pm – 6pm on Friday 4 February. Watch in wonderment as the professional acrobatic dancers in full crimson and yellow Chinese lion costumes weave their way down the Mall causing […]
[ February 19, 2022; April 9, 2022; May 21, 2022; August 13, 2022; October 22, 2022; December 3, 2022; ]
NEO – 2022 Program
Held six times a year at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Neo is a free after-hours event for teens aged 13-17.
Neo is a parent-free zone where young people can kick back and hang out with friends, jump into creative labs, tune into live music and explore the latest exhibitions at AGSA.
[ 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 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 […]
[ March 6, 2022; April 3, 2022; May 1, 2022; June 5, 2022; July 3, 2022; August 7, 2022; September 4, 2022; October 2, 2022; November 6, 2022; December 4, 2022; ]
START for Children at the Art Gallery of South Australia
An exciting introduction to art for children and their families, enjoy art-making, music, performances and tours on the first Sunday of every month with Start at the Gallery.
START is a FREE family-fun day and includes art activities, tours, live performances and entertainment at the Art Gallery of South […]
[ March 12, 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 […]