[ November 9, 2019; ]
SA Metropolitan Fire Service Open Day
The MFS will open the doors to Adelaide Fire Station on Wakefield St right after the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant in Adelaide allowing families to enjoy fun activities and explore the state’s biggest fire station.
The SA Country Fire Service (CFS) and SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) personnel and their vehicles, appliances […]
[ November 9, 2019; ]
Family Fun on a Boat with the BBQ Buoys in Adelaide
Discover Adelaide’s Riverbank on a self-drive cruise along the River Torrens in a donut-shaped boat, a BBQ sizzling away and endless birdlife to observe.
Floating along the River Torrens in a BBQ Buoy is such a unique experience and a wonderful way to see the city […]
Adelaide’s First Art Vending Machine
The Art Gallery of South Australia welcomes the first Adelaide Art Vending Machine, curated by Art Vending Machines Australia creator Steph Cibich.
The recycled vending machine dispenses works of art and DIY crochet kits by emerging local artist Carly Snoswell. Find it in the Sculpture Courtyard on your next visit. ‘The Adelaide […]
[ December 13, 2019 to December 22, 2019. ]
Christmas Lights, Festive Nights
Enjoy 10 magical evenings of activities and entertainment at Christmas Lights, Festive Nights in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga. With so much on offer, the City of Adelaide have curated a different program for every night.
Activities & Entertainment
Sit in Santa’s sleigh led by Rudolph made from LEGO® bricks
Shop at Christmas markets (Saturdays & […]
[ October 25, 2019 to November 2, 2019. ]
Spooktacular ways to celebrate Halloween
If you’re looking for ideas on how to celebrate Halloween this year, here are the top picks for a Spooktacular time in the city of Adelaide
From zany zoo visits and cooky crafts to terrifying trails and devilish dodgeball – there’s something that will be sure to raise the hairs for all […]
[ November 16, 2019; ]
Lighting of the Christmas Tree – Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga
Enjoy a magical evening of free entertainment at the Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Victoria Square. This is a fantastic event for all ages with music, food and fun family activities.
Celebrate the start of the Christmas season as the City of Adelaide flicks the big switch to turn […]
Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event | Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi | 14-17 Nov 2019
[ November 14, 2019 to November 17, 2019. ]
Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event
The Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event (MMAus3DE) is Australia’s premier equestrian event and one of only two international sporting events held in Adelaide annually.
The equestrian 3 day event – commonly known as ‘Eventing’ is the triathlon of horse sport comprising the three phases of dressage, cross country […]
[ October 17, 2019 to October 20, 2019. ]
World Solar Challenge Adelaide 2019
Celebrate innovation right here in Adelaide as all 46 teams from 23 countries finish their 3,000km journey from Darwin, powered by the sun as part of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.
For over 30 years, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge has welcomed the brightest young minds from around the world to Australia, […]
[ October 13, 2019; ]
Quentin Kenihan Playspace – Inclusive Play Day 13 October 2019
A new inclusive playspace is being built in Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka (Park 14) and the City of Adelaide is seeking your thoughts on what you think will create a great play experience for people of all ages and abilities.
Share your ideas for the new inclusive […]
[ September 18, 2019 to November 30, 2019. ]
Spring guide to the city of Adelaide
Let the city be your playground this spring! With our longer days and warmer nights, it’s the perfect time to seek out city-bound adventures. There’s so much to do and so many places for families to explore.
Pick one of eleven fabulous play spaces to explore with the kids. Find […]
[ October 9, 2019; ]
***Editors note: Booked out***
Marvel at one of Adelaide’s most marvellous animals, the Grey-headed Flying-fox at Bat Camp on Wednesday 9 & Thursday 10 October.
Local bat experts will delight kids at Bat Camp! Kids will be able to visit the bats at their roost, participate in kite-making, drawing/painting and peering through microscopes in the […]
[ October 1, 2019 to December 15, 2019. ]
Walk the Bat Trail in the City of Adelaide
Walk the Bat Trail and look for the 25 bat tags to learn more about Adelaide’s Grey-headed Flying-foxes. See if you can find them all!
The trail is located along the banks of the River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari, adjacent Botanic Park.
The Bat Trail will be […]
Australian Government Department of Health’s National Public Toilet Map
As part of the National Continence Program, the Toilet Map provides information on over 19,000 publicly available toilets across Australia, including accessibility, opening hours and facilities, such as showers and baby change. This is great news for parents with little ones who prefer to visit places that […]
[ February 20, 2020 to February 23, 2020. ]
Stadium Super Trucks return to the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500.
In an exciting development for fans, the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 will host the opening round of the Stadium Super Trucks (SST) series, following their highly-anticipated return to Australia.
The popular category was confirmed as the first support category to race at the iconic Victoria Parklands street […]
[ September 2, 2019; ]
Welcome Spring at Eighty Eight O’Connell in North Adelaide
Immerse yourself amongst the blooms and welcome spring with a range of free community activities at Eighty Eight O’Connell this September.
‘Bloom’ floral display from 26 August – 29 September 2019
‘Herbie’ the community herb truck
Open air yoga (BYO yoga mat)
Boccia in […]
[ October 13, 2019; ]
Adelaide Town Hall Open Day
An Open Day is your chance to discover first-hand the history of the Adelaide Town Hall, and an opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes peek at areas generally off limits to outside eyes.
Centrally located on King William Street in the city, the day will be as much for young, inquisitive minds as […]
[ July 5, 2019 to July 7, 2019. ]
Celebrate World Chocolate Day in Rundle Mall
Celebrate the most delicious day of the year in Adelaide’s Rundle Mall with celebrations kicking off from Friday 5 July 2019. There are prizes to win and free chocolate goodies being given away.
City Cross X Charlesworth will be giving away 500 bags of Aprichocs from 11am on Friday […]
[ July 6, 2019 to July 21, 2019. ]
Adelaide Gaol Escape Trail
Think you know the Adelaide Gaol Escape Trail? Think again.
The Adelaide Gaol is upping the ante these school holidays with a challenging new twist to the popular Escape Trail.
And this time, you will be taken to locations in the Gaol you may not have explored before!
So get your thinking caps on, and […]
Romeo’s Foodland is now open in Adelaide’s Rundle Mall
Adelaide’s own iconic Rundle Mall is now home to Romeo’s Foodland which opened it’s doors for the first time today, 29 May 2019.
It’s great to see a local supermarket option in the Mall stocking a great range of South Australian brands and produce. City workers, shoppers and […]
Children’s Zoo Founding Membership at the Adelaide Zoo
The Adelaide Zoo is excited to be partnering with Variety SA to create a new precinct perfect for young ones at Adelaide Zoo.
The new Variety Children’s Zoo is set to be an amazing play space for kids filled with interactive areas that allow them to get closer than […]
[ June 28, 2019 to July 21, 2019. ]
SkatingAt Festival is in Adelaide this Winter.
The SkatingAt Festival is in Adelaide this Winter and it promises to turn Victoria Square into a world of enchantment, magic and wonder with an open-air ice rink, rides, entertainment and food and drink.
READ OUR ICE SKATING TIPS – GUIDE FOR FAMILIES HERE
Ice Skating Rink
At the heart of the […]
[ May 25, 2019 to May 26, 2019. ]
A free fun-filled weekend for the whole family
This FREE family event for children of all ages will take over the North Terrace Cultural Boulevard for two fun-filled days. Theatres, galleries, museums, universities, libraries, and gardens will be full to the brim with hundreds of children and families immersed in arts activities and dreaming BIG. Choose […]
Phil Cummings: Stories Behind the Books | Exhibition at the State Library of SA | 18 Apr – 29 Sep 2019
[ April 18, 2019 to September 29, 2019. ]
Phil Cummings: Stories Behind the Books
This FREE interactive exhibition takes you into the creative mind of award-winning South Australian author Phil Cummings.
Editor’s Note: Due to popular demand, the Phil Cummings: Stories Behind the Books exhibition has now been extended to Sunday 29 September 2019 (previously was running until 21 July 2019).
From his first book, Goodness […]
[ May 26, 2019; ]
Explore the oldest Government House in Australia on Sunday 26 May 2019
His Excellency the Governor of South Australia and Mrs Le invite you to visit the oldest Government House in Australia. This is a rare opportunity to learn about the public rooms, current workings of the house and explore the gardens, either on a guided […]
[ April 24, 2019; 9:30 am; ]
International Guide Dog Day Paws Parade
Guide Dogs SA/NT clients and supporters will celebrate International Guide Dog Day with their annual ‘Paws Parade’ to honour the life-changing work of Guide Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs and Therapy Dogs for people living with disability.
Led by the SA Police Band, the colourful parade of around 300 people and dogs […]
[ April 17, 2019; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Parkfest is a FREE festival for young people 12 – 25 years of age who study, work, play and/or live in the City of Adelaide to recognise how awesome all young people in the city are. Young people from all backgrounds are welcome.
Parkfest is presented by Youth Inc., Adelaide Westend, City of Adelaide, Commissioner for […]
[ April 3, 2019 to April 18, 2019. ]
Pop Up Wild Goblin Garden at Eighty Eight O’Connell
Let your little one’s imagination and creativity run wild when North Adelaide’s Eighty Eight O’Connell Street site transforms into a gorgeous Goblin Garden.
Kids can tinker with natural materials and play inside the goblin homes in this pop up sustainable village, created using upcycled materials by Climbing Tree […]
[ April 13, 2019; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Neo Teen Takeover
The Art Gallery of SA will hand over the entire Gallery to an anticipated 500+ teens for the annual Neo Teen Takeover in celebration of SA Youth Week. NEO is a FREE event for teenagers aged 13-17.
Neo Teen Takeover returns for the ‘biggest arty party of the year’. In celebration of SA Youth […]
Best ideas for a day of free family fun in the city.
If you are headed to the City of Adelaide for the day and you are looking some free family adventures, there are plenty of places to visit from nature playspaces, parks and gardens to bike tracks and museums.
Marshmallow Playspace and Oxbow Playspace
Updated only last […]
Top Family Adventures in the City of Adelaide
If your family loves adventure, there are plenty of places in the city which can cater for the people in your life that love to explore and stay on the move. Whether you are walking, riding or simply hopping around the city, here are some great places where […]
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at Adelaide Oval
Enjoy Irish festivities on the Telstra Plaza at Adelaide Oval on St Patrick’s Day. This free event is open to all ages.
Gather your family and friends for a big day of celebrations featuring Irish dancers, live music, traditional food, delicious drinks and much more. There will be plenty of […]
[ March 23, 2019; 7:30 pm; ]
Carmen in the Square
The world’s most popular opera, Carmen, will take over Adelaide’s Victoria Square, with an unmissable production that will transform the centre of Adelaide into sultry Spain for one night only on Saturday 23 March 2019.
Carmen in the Square, takes opera out of the theatre and into the community as opera lovers and […]
[ March 7, 2019; March 20, 2019; March 27, 2019; March 29, 2019; ]
Francis Street Forest
Francis Street has been transformed into a place of discovery, “the Francis Street Forest”.
For the month of March, Francis Street off Rundle Mall will be adorned with plants, trees, lights and sounds for all to enjoy. There will be an array of free activities to enjoy. All events have been organised by the […]
A new Skate Park is set to be built in the City of Adelaide
Adelaide is set to receive a new $3 million skate park to be delivered by the government and Adelaide City Council. Due to be completed in the first half of 2020, it will be integrated into the Gladys Elphick Park/Narnungga (Park 25).
The previous […]
[ February 15, 2019 to March 17, 2019. ]
Gluttony is back this season with an eclectic array of 15 venues across two sites, ranging from the large and lively to the intimate and atmospheric, and accommodating their biggest entertainment program yet.
As they do every year, Gluttony offers something for all tastes, from weekend shows for the whole family to late night laughs. […]
[ February 15, 2019 to March 17, 2019. ]
Street Art Explosion
Blank walls will again burst into life for the 2019 ‘Street Art Explosion’.
Street Art Explosion features brand new works that erupt with colour and creativity in Adelaide’s CBD, alongside existing artworks throughout the city and surrounding suburbs.
Each year, the Street Art Explosion program commissions Australia’s best emerging and established artists to create large-scale […]
[ April 13, 2019 to April 15, 2019. ]
Fossil Fest at the South Australian Museum
Australia’s largest fossil event returns to Adelaide in 2019.
Head to the South Australian Museum and explore South Australia’s incredible prehistoric past, with a long weekend of FREE hands-on activities, talks, performances and trails for children and families. Discover how ancient fossils can shape our understanding of the world we […]
The Shadow Initiation – South Australian Museum
One hour on the clock. Over 40 puzzles, challenges and tasks to attempt. Race against the clock on a brand new adventure, seeing the Museum like never before. It’s part-escape room, part-scavenger hunt, part behind-the-scenes Museum tour. You’ve never played a game like this one.
The aim of the game is […]
[ February 8, 2019; ]
Rundle Mall Lunar New Year Celebrations
Immerse yourself in the beautiful theatrical dances, receive traditional envelopes with chocolate coins, write your wishes for the new year, plus enjoy roaming performers, relax under traditional ornamental lanterns and more.
Held near the iconic Rundle Mall Pigs, the FREE Lunar New Year celebrations at Rundle Mall will be filled with […]
[ March 2, 2019 to March 7, 2019. ]
Adelaide Writers’ Week 2019: Telling Truths
The centrepiece of the Adelaide Writers’ Week program is six days of free sessions in the idyllic outdoor setting of the Pioneer Women’s Gardens, including a weekend of younger readers and a new Twilight program.
In a world where events pass by at breakneck speed, Adelaide Writers’ Week seeks to create […]