[ October 29, 2020 to November 5, 2020. ]
Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA)
From 29 October – 5 November 2020 the Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) returns for its 11th year down-under with a FREE digital program showcasing the very best in Korean cinema.
Presented by the Korean Cultural Centre Australia, the 2020 Festival will screen 18 feature films to audiences across Australia. […]
[ October 29, 2020 to November 5, 2020. ]
[ April 3, 2021 to April 5, 2021. ]
Adelaide International Kite Festival 2021
**Editors update 7 February 2021: Unfortunately, the organisers of the Adelaide International Kite Festival have made the difficult decision to cancel the Easter Long Weekend event in 2021 due to COVID-19. The event was unable to be run to meet the requirements of a Covid Management Plan.
The Adelaide International Kite Festival […]
[ October 14, 2020 to October 16, 2020. October 21, 2020 to October 23, 2020. October 25, 2020; ]
Sit Down, Shutup and Watch! Film Festival
Sit Down Shutup & Watch! Film and New Media Festival (SDSW) will be launching online from 14 October, Wednesdays – Fridays (10:30am), till the 25 October 2020. Running concurrently to the Adelaide Film Festival, SDSW is a biennial, international festival of work by filmmakers with learning disability.
Screening over 40 […]
[ October 20, 2020 to November 3, 2020. ]
OzAsia Festival reaches international audience with new online talks series
Contemporary artists and arts professionals from across Asia will share their stories with a worldwide audience for OzAsia Talks. A series of critical conversations presented by Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival.
The innovative new online series will feature panel discussions, artist profiles and poetry performances. The event […]
[ October 23, 2020; 11:00 am; ]
Lantern Making Workshop
OzAsia Festival’s Moon Lantern Parade has a very important history, founded in the traditions of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Each year, tens of thousands of people to come together in one magnificent day-long celebration that culminates in Australia’s largest lantern parade. This year, OzAsia Festival will present an online lantern making workshop on Friday […]
[ October 14, 2020 to October 25, 2020. ]
Adelaide Film Festival 2020
AFF is one of the first film festivals to return to cinemas this year, showcasing 22 world premieres, 27 Australian premieres and a total of 54 feature films from more than 40 countries.
This event offers a diverse array of cinematic delights alongside inspiring talks and COVID-safe galas and events. Long heralded for its […]
[ February 26, 2021; February 28, 2021; March 2, 2021 to March 3, 2021. ]
A Midsummer’s Night Dream
After months of missing out on live performance, Adelaide Festival has announced its centrepiece opera for the 2021 Adelaide Festival: Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Benjamin Britten’s musical transformation of Shakespeare’s most loved comedy is something of a miracle: apart from a single short sentence, every word is that of England’s finest […]
[ November 7, 2020 to November 8, 2020. ]
Food. FERMENT. Wine. CheeseFest+Ferment. Gather & Graze South Australia.
With the current COVID restrictions impacting large events, the organisers of CheeseFest have decided that rather than canceling their event all together, they will hold a scaled down version of the festival instead. Gather & Graze will showcase South Australia’s cheese and fermented foods, niche bars to […]
[ February 14, 2021; ]
Following the huge success of the SummerSalt concert series across Australia over past Summer seasons, Zaccaria Concerts & Touring are thrilled to announce the nextSummerSalt concert event for South Australians on the shores of the iconic Glenelg Beach.
Either dance with your friends or sit back and chill to the tunes. Summersalt will be a […]
[ October 31, 2020 to November 1, 2020. ]
Vegan Festival Adelaide Live & Streamed
Vegan Festival Adelaide is SA’s largest celebration of all things vegan. Due to COVID-19 the event will be both live and live-streamed. The Festival will feature world-renowned speakers, cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, live local musicians, and creative hands-on workshops.
Explore around 60 market stalls providing visitors with an incredible array of 100% […]
[ December 10, 2020 to December 28, 2020. ]
Santa’s Wonderland – Adelaide Showground December 2020
Santa’s Wonderland is back for its fifth magical year with stage shows, a 450 sqm ice skating rink, a 30-metre-long toboggan slide, and fun family rides, including dodgem cars. There will also be Christmas elves, Fairies, Snow Queens, princesses, penguins and snowmen bringing a sense of wonder to […]
Adelaide Fringe 2021 Poster Competition Winner Announced
The official 2021 Adelaide Fringe Poster, embracing the vibrancy, colour and fun of the festival, has been unveiled, kicking off the start of celebrations for the season.
Designed by Adelaide-based freelance digital illustrator Polina Tsymbal, the winning poster titled Frederique Fringe, features Frederique on a penny-farthing, which the artist says […]
[ September 30, 2020 to October 3, 2020. October 6, 2020 1:09 pm to October 9, 2020 1:10 pm. ]
Live Music and Silent Disco at Hallett Cove Shopping Centre
Step into spring and feel the beats at Hallett Cove Shopping Centre these school holidays.
LIVE & unplugged | Wednesday 30 September, Thursday 1 Friday 2 & Saturday 3 October 2020
Enjoy live music performances by local Hallett Cove artists (stage located next to Woolworths from 1pm – […]
[ April 30, 2021 to May 9, 2021. ]
Tasting Australia to return in Autumn 2021
Australia’s premier eating and drinking festival will not be held in October 2020 as planned, but they are excited to announce that it will return in 2021, from Friday 30 April – Sunday 9 May.
They believe that delaying Tasting Australia to 2021 will give businesses the time they need […]
[ October 15, 2020 to November 8, 2020. ]
Adelaide Family Show
The Adelaide Family Show will feature rides, showbags, food, entertainment, an animal nursery, smurfs village and carnival games and will be held from 15 October to 8 November 2020 at Edwards Park, Adelaide.
Dates & Sessions
Thursday 15 October – Sunday 8 November 2020
Thursday and Friday | 6pm – 9pm
Saturday | 10am – […]
Beer & BBQ Festival 2020 – HomeBrewed
Sadly this event has been cancelled.
The team behind Beer & BBQ Festival will return to Adelaide this year for a summer version of their much-loved festival, titled BBF HomeBrewed.
The event will offer a jam-packed line up of predominantly South Australian talent (plus a few interstate buddies), with local brewers, […]
[ September 12, 2020 to September 13, 2020. ]
Adelaide Multicultural Eid Festival
Adelaide’s biggest Eid Festival is back with a Covid-safe, SA Health approved weekend of family fun.
This self-funding, not for profit community event draws and binds people of all different cultures and ethnic backgrounds together during this great celebration time. It is also a chance for non-Muslim Australians to be exposed to Muslim […]
[ October 1, 2020 to October 3, 2020. October 8, 2020 to October 9, 2020. ]
October School Holiday Show!
Head to Port Adelaide Plaza this school holidays for the October School Holiday Show with free showbags, balloons, show amusements plus you can meet the Avengers
Free Showbags, Balloons and Show Amusements
Enjoy FREE showbags and balloons and $2pp show amusements (180 showbags available each day).
Dates & Times
Thursday 1 October 2020 | 11am-3pm
[ September 25, 2020 to October 4, 2020. ]
Nature Festival – A New Festival for South Australia
Nature Festival is a 10-day open-access festival celebrating the role nature plays in the identity of all South Australians. Expect family play experiences from Nature Play, outdoor yoga, public talks, and artistic installations. Nature Festival’s inaugural program hosts free and ticketed events dedicated to celebrating nature in […]
[ September 12, 2020; 11:00 pm; ]
Adelaide Steampunk Festival at the National Railway Museum
Step back in time to a world of steam-powered wonders and clockwork enchantments and celebrate the 100th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s visit to Adelaide at the 2020 Adelaide Steampunk Festival.
In simple terms, steampunk is a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting which typically […]
Illuminate Adelaide set to light up Winter in 2021
A new annual winter event will take over Adelaide’s city streets, laneways and buildings from July 2021 with light, art installations, immersive technology, music, performance, discussions and ideas.
Illuminate Adelaide will run over two weeks and three weekends during the traditionally quieter winter months. An event of global […]
[ August 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020. ]
SALA at Karoonda Silos
The tiny Mallee town of Karoonda is participating in the SALA Festival for the first time ever – with its grain silos to become the virtual canvas for 13 South Australian artists.
Work from the artists will be digitally projected onto the silos every evening in August in a rolling showcase from sundown […]
[ August 15, 2020; August 22, 2020; ]
Patch Theatre’s Me & My Shadow is set to reopen at the Adelaide Festival Centre
Adelaide based children’s theatre company Patch Theatre is thrilled to announce it will head back to the theatre for the first time since lockdown, raising the curtain on its multi-award-winning production Me & My Shadow.
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Me […]
[ June 11, 2021 6:00 pm to June 26, 2021 6:00 pm. ]
Adelaide Festival Centre is thrilled to announce acclaimed cabaret and all-round performer, writer and social activist Alan Cumming as the Artistic Director for Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021.
Alan Cumming will be the first-ever international Artistic Director in the festival’s history when Adelaide Cabaret Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary next year.
His appointment was announced on the […]
[ July 24, 2020 to July 26, 2020. ]
Winter Reds – Play With Fire
Experience the warmth of the Adelaide Hills with open fires, red wines and rustic fare.
After concerns that the Winter Reds Festival would be unable to proceed due to COVID-19, the recent easing of restrictions has allowed Adelaide Hills wine producers to consider how they can still celebrate on the 24, 25 […]
[ June 5, 2020 to June 20, 2020. ]
Adelaide Cabaret Festival Bite-Sized & Home Delivered in 2020
Get ready cabaret fans because they’re pulling back the iso curtain to reveal a delectable digital mini feast celebrating Adelaide Cabaret Festival – a curated collection of bite-sized clips from artists who were set to feature in the 2020 program straight to your device from 5 – […]
[ April 29, 2020 to May 31, 2020. ]
The Adelaide Fringe team have been working hard to find a way to directly support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, and are excited to announce the pilot of an online, digital Fringe experience; Adelaide FringeVIEW.
The world as we know it has changed so radically in only a few weeks. The Adelaide Fringe organiser’s hearts […]
Check to see which shows and events in Adelaide have been postponed, cancelled or rescheduled due to Coronavirus.
Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, the Australian Government has banned all non-essential indoor and outdoor gatherings (some exemptions permitted). Social distancing is urged and Australians should stay 1.5 metres away from each other.
As a result, many […]
Botanica Lumina – See the Garden in a New Light
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.
Immerse yourself in live music, art installations, film events, heritage tours, botanically inspired food tastings and science events under a magical […]
Sandstorm Events presents Once Upon a Time Sand Sculptures at Harts Mill in Port Adelaide
Sandstorm Events will return in 2021 after having to be rescheduled due to COVID-19 in 2020. The new theme will be, Once Upon a Time.
The Once Upon a Time Sand Sculptures will transport you into lands of mystery, intrigue, betrayal […]
Mr. Snot Bottom – is his Fringe show really that terrible, horrible and really really bad?
By Brooke Hendry
★★★★ 4 stars for nauseating comedy that made our faces sore from laughter
Looking for a downright disgustingly hilarious show to cap off the Adelaide Fringe for another year?
If your kids (and you too!) think that pop-offs, boogers, poo […]
The African Elephant of My Heart: Dance Extravaganza kids’ show at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★ 4 Stars for animal-tastic fun for juniors
Ever wondered what your ‘animal spirit guide’ might be? While it sounds a bit Hollywood, the concept actually stems from a Native American tradition.
‘Totem animals’ are said to be animal guides […]
Peter Helliar’s Loopy – Adelaide Fringe 2020 Review
by Cath Leo
★★★★½ – 4½ Stars for humankind hilarity
‘Loopy’ is the name of Peter Helliar’s latest Fringe show – a collection of his reflections about life, from the million things in a (near) middle aged life that have to be set in place before some sexy time can begin […]
Nath Valvo’s Chatty Cathy comedy show at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★ ½ – 4.5 Stars for relatable LOLs for parents
I can thank my mum for putting me onto the comic fun that is Melbourne’s Nath Valvo. She cracked up over a TV skit he performed about his own mother saying, “I just […]
Adelaide Fringe 2020 Review – An Evening with Fiona O’Loughlin & Mickey D
by Cath Leo
★★★½ – 3½ Stars for Fiona’s farewell to the Fringe
Fiona O’Loughlin has been a stalwart of the Australian comedy scene and first appeared at the Adelaide Fringe 20 years ago! Her current show is also her farewell to the Fringe and she […]
[ April 11, 2020 to April 13, 2020. ]
Adelaide International Kite Festival
The Adelaide International Kite Festival returns to Semaphore Beach over the Easter long weekend in 2020. Watch the sky fill with colour, twists and twirls, with kites of all shapes and sizes. There will also be markets and activities for all ages.
*CANCELLED* – Due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak this […]
Isaac Lomman’s Hypnotised at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Cath Leo
★★★★½ – 4½ Stars for hypnotic hilarity
I’d seen Isaac’s dazzling eyes on the publicity material, and then viewed some of his clips on YouTube which left me wanting to ‘see it in the flesh’… so I did!
‘Hypnotised’ was my first ever hypnosis-themed show and it […]
Nikki Britton – One Small Step – Adelaide Fringe 2020 Review
by Cath Leo
★★★★★ 5 Stars for hysterically relatable brilliant comedy
I first saw Nikki Britton doing a sampler spot at The Garden Gala this Fringe and instantly thought ‘She is one to see!’ so I booked in for her full show ‘One Small Step’. Note: There […]
[ August 15, 2020 to August 16, 2020. ]
Kadina Show 2020
The Kadina Show “Showcasing the Community” established in 1871 and celebrating the 150th Show in 2020, with traditional and current day events to make the Show unique with attractions for the public.
The Show Book will be available in June with at least 24 sections included on their website here. The annual show is […]
The Garden Gala – Adelaide Fringe 2020 Review
by Cath Leo
★★★★½ – 4½ stars for a great value sampler of Garden delights
Hosted by the glorious Adelaide Fringe Ambassador Fez Faanana (of Briefs, and Brat Kids Carnival fame), the Garden Gala is being held on every Monday of the Festival to give us a taste of the […]