[ December 7, 2019; December 15, 2019; ]
Twilight Christmas Markets at Eighty Eight O’Connell
The Twilight Christmas Market is back with two fun-filled events this December. 🎄✨ There’ll be live music, free kids activities, and delicious food, plus over 60 market stalls.
7 December 2019 | 4pm – 8pm
Enjoy festive fun with stalls from Tynte Street Christmas Market and Handmade in Adelaide, plus plenty of […]
[ December 7, 2019; December 15, 2019; ]
[ November 9, 2019 to December 31, 2019. ]
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 things to see and do and places to go around Adelaide that are sure to […]
[ November 9, 2019 to December 31, 2019. ]
Christmas Windows in Rundle Mall
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.
From treasuring the memories created when friends and family gather, to the beauty of handmade gifts for the children and […]
[ November 9, 2019 to December 24, 2019. ]
Santaland at Myer in Rundle Mall, Adelaide
Myer’s Santaland was refurbished a couple of years ago to create a festive area on level two of the Adelaide Myer Centre. The result was a magical winter wonderland for Christmas and the main attraction is the ‘Santaland Express’ – a life size train offering a virtual experience to […]
[ November 9, 2019 to December 24, 2019. ]
Visit the Magic Cave in David Jones, Rundle Mall Adelaide
As many would know, the Magic Cave has had plenty of changes over the years. Once you travel to the 2nd floor of the Rundle Mall David Jones store, children can follow the footsteps to the Magic Cave where they’ll find an array of entertainment including Christmas […]
[ November 14, 2019; ]
Help design the new Adelaide City Skate Park at a FREE skate workshop
The City of Adelaide needs your help to design the new Adelaide City Skate Park. Head along to one of the FREE workshops and bring your ideas to help create a great new facility.
Led by Convic, the hands-on workshops will scope out your […]
[ November 1, 2019 to December 1, 2019. ] [caption id="attachment_122568" align="alignnone" width="630"] Lee Mingwei; photo Saul Steed.[/caption]
Lee Mingwei: Sonic Blossom
An immersive gift of song at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
The Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) welcomes international artist Lee Mingwei and his Sonic Blossom FREE public art installation, a gift of song that audiences can experience at AGSA everyday throughout November […]
[ March 12, 2020 to March 15, 2020. ]
Fire Gardens in the Adelaide Botanic Garden – March 2020
Over four magical nights in March, the Adelaide Botanic Garden will become a dreamspace of mystery and revelation fashioned from thousands of individual flames as part of the Adelaide Festival.
French artistic collective Compagnie Carabosse are renowned for their spellbinding illuminations of public sites all over the […]
[ November 1, 2019; ]
Freaky Friday – FREE Outdoor cinema at Eighty Eight O’Connell
Enjoy a free Halloween family movie night at Eighty Eight O’Connell!
Pack a picnic or grab a bite to eat from O’Connell Street, and settle in for two spooky screenings:
Goosebumps 2 (PG)
There’ll be free face painting from 6:00 pm, St Louis ice creams for […]
[ March 14, 2020; ]
The Lights Water Fest Adelaide
An event for thousands of families, friends and foodies along with live music, dancing, and the floating of water lanterns.
The Lights Water Fest is an experience where thousands of friends and families gather to listen to live music, fill up on great food and light up life by sharing personal wishes, […]
[ November 9, 2019; ]
SA Metropolitan Fire Service Open Day
The MFS will open the doors to Adelaide Fire Station on Wakefield Street 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 […]
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
PLEASE NOTE: the vending machine is taking a short break to make way for the opening of Tarnanthi this weekend 19-20 October. It will be back and restocked on Monday 21 October.
The Art Gallery of South Australia welcomes the first Adelaide Art Vending Machine, curated by Art Vending Machines Australia creator […]
[ 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 spooky 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.
Celebrate the start of the Christmas season as the City of Adelaide flicks the big switch to turn on the dazzling lights of the giant Christmas Tree for the first time in […]
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 […]