[ July 15, 2021 to July 18, 2021. ]
National Railway Museum’s Annual Family Fun Fair
This annual event will be be great family fun with all trains running all day, every day; full size black steam engine Peronne, those Adelaide great suburban Redhen railcars, and the very popular small steam engines blue Bub and green Bill! All train rides on the three trains are […]
[ July 15, 2021 to July 18, 2021. ]
[ August 22, 2021; 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. ]
Make your own Drainpipe Dragsters at Dock 2, Port Adelaide
Construct your own small battery-or-solar powered car (kits supplied), and compete against others on the multi-lane drainpipe drag-strip at Shed 13.
Trim your car for optimum performance, aligning axles and lubricating wheel bearings. Initial heats will be held in the large Shed 13 using battery power, and […]
[ June 12, 2021 to June 14, 2021. ]
2021 Adelaide Model Railway Exhibition – June Long Weekend
Enter a miniature world of model railways and see the exquisite detail on display at the Adelaide Model Railway Show.
The Adelaide Model Railway Show is back for 2021 in a new Covid safe format. Displays and traders from all over Adelaide will get together for one weekend […]
[ May 15, 2021 to May 16, 2021. ]
National Railway Museum History Festival
Celebrate the annual SA History Festival – Behind Closed Doors.
There will be drivers experiences on steam locomotive Peronne and Bluebird railcar Kestrel, various carriages (not usually open) ready for tours. Plus, the 1940s Cafe car will be open, as well as Dave’s catering van.
Various carriages and areas, not usually accessible to […]
[ May 23, 2021; ]
Mount Barker Railway Heritage Festival
A family-friendly open day at Mount Barker Railway Station, featuring heritage railcar return trips to Bugle Ranges.
Families can enjoy a range of activities including the Depot which will be open for inspections (donation at gate), $2 section car rides (4 years and over), a sausage sizzle, hot and cold refreshments, children’s […]
[ April 18, 2021; ]
Celebrate Bub, the National Railway Museum’s little blue steam engine’s birthday on Sunday 18 April 2021.
The day will include train rides and lots of entertainment including Cool 4 Kids song and dance, Carnival Barrel Organ and a CFS Fire Tender Display. Children under 8 years old will also receive a free birthday gift on […]
[ April 11, 2021; ]
2021 Barossa Airshow
A fun filled family day of non-stop action in the air, and on the ground, set in the beautiful Barossa Valley.
The Barossa Airshow is a day packed with aerial action, entertainment and family fun. It first took to the skies in 1998 and has been held every two years until 2017. The Rotary Club […]
[ March 21, 2021; April 18, 2021; ]
Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum Open Days
The Tea Tree Gully Museum is holding open days in March and April with each day featuring a different theme.
At each event you can explore four display pavilions – blacksmith, police cell, laundry and garden. There will be a sausage sizzle and Devonshire Tea will be available. The […]
[ May 7, 2021 to May 9, 2021. ]
OTR Supersprint at The Bend Motorsport Park
In 2021 Supercars returns to South Australia’s The Bend for their 5th event, from 7-9 May for the Repco Supercars Championship Round 4.
The Repco Supercars Championship is the premier motorsport category in Australasia and one of Australia’s biggest sports. Globally, it is recognised as the best touring car category in […]
[ April 18, 2021; ]
McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic
The McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic is a great family day celebration of vintage and classic motoring.
There will be a fantastic mix of food, wine, music and the arts together with the energy and passion of motoring enthusiasts. The event offers visitors exquisite tastes of the McLaren Vale region’s world-class wines, […]
[ January 1, 2021 to January 27, 2021. ]
Summer Cockle Trains – Goolwa – Port Elliot – Victor Harbor
The Cockle Train travels along the oldest steel railed railway in Australia dating back to 1887 when it was constructed to provide a link between the River Murray and the ocean wharfs at Pt Elliot and later at Victor Harbor.
The Steam locomotives will be operating daily […]
Holden Heroes: A Retrospective 1948 to 2017 Exhibition
The History Trust of South Australia’s National Motor Museum is proud to present some of Holden’s finest and most important machines, never before seen under one roof.
Holden Heroes: A Retrospective 1948 to 2017 is a showcase of 18 of the most special vehicles from Holden’s Heritage Collection on display at […]
[ January 24, 2021; February 14, 2021; February 28, 2021; March 14, 2021; March 28, 2021; April 11, 2021; April 25, 2021; May 9, 2021; May 23, 2021; June 13, 2021; June 27, 2021; ]
Morphett Vale Railway Miniature Ride on Trains Review
Set amongst the leafy natural bush landscape in Morphett Vale, south of Adelaide, is the MV Rail organisation who run train rides for countless families on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.
The Morphett Vale Railway will reopen to the public for trains rides from 10 January 2021
They have needed […]
[ February 12, 2021 to February 13, 2021. ]
Monster Truck Rumble is returning to the Adelaide Showground in 2021
Monster Truck Rumble will be returning in 2021 over two nights – Friday 12 & Saturday 13 February to ensure that loyal fans do not miss out this summer.
The action-packed 2021 events will keep fans on the edge of their seats from start to finish, […]
Semaphore Steam Train – fun family train ride from Semaphore to Fort Glanville and back.
The Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway is an enjoyable 30 minute, four kilometre return journey travelling along the picturesque sand dunes in open carriages pulled along behind a steam engine.
Operated by the National Railway Museum, the 2km long 457 mm gauge […]
[ November 20, 2020 to November 21, 2020. ]
Adelaide Auto Expo
The 2020 Adelaide Auto Expo will be held at the Showground Event & Exhibition Centre in Jubilee Pavilion at the Adelaide Showground.
The event will run from Friday 20 November 2020 from 5pm to 9pm and then Saturday 21 November 2020 from 10am to 8pm. Tickets are available at the gate with adults for […]
[ October 31, 2020; ]
Halloween at SASMEE Park
This year, Halloween will be run a little differently at SASMEE Park, with two separate events planned for 31 October. If you want your trains a bit less freaky, more friendly, visit at 1:30pm for the afternoon run. If you’d prefer to experience the ghosts and goblins in the dark, they will […]
[ October 10, 2020 to October 11, 2020. ]
Heritage Transport Expo at the National Railway Museum
The Heritage Transport Expo will take place over the weekend of Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October 2020.
Visitors can enjoy short trips around the Port on buses formerly used around metropolitan Adelaide. There will also be historic motor vehicles displayed by members of the SA Police Historic Vehicles […]
The Pichi Richi Railway is a wonderful family experience in South Australia’s beautiful Southern Flinders Ranges.
by Katrina Gogel
If you have a train fan in the family and are looking for a South Aussie adventure, we highly recommend experiencing a ride on the Pichi Richi Railway.
The Pichi Richi railway is located in the small outback town […]
[ August 30, 2020; September 27, 2020; October 10, 2020; October 25, 2020; November 14, 2020; November 29, 2020; December 12, 2020; January 9, 2021; January 24, 2021; February 13, 2021; February 28, 2021; March 13, 2021; March 28, 2021; April 25, 2021; May 23, 2021; June 27, 2021; ]
Penfield Park Railway Open Days & Twilight Rides
Penfield Park Railway holds open days on the last Sunday of each month, January to November. Also, on the second Saturday during October to March, they hold a twilight open day from 6pm until 9pm.
Open days at Penfield Park Railway have restarted from Sunday 30 August 2020. SA Health […]
[ September 27, 2020; ]
Bay to Birdwood 2020
The Bay to Birdwood is the largest, continually held motoring event for veteran, vintage and classic vehicles held anywhere in the world. The 2020 Bay to Birdwood will take place as planned on Sunday 27 September 2020, however, this year, the event will be livestreamed.
THE PARADE OF HISTORIC MOTORING
The event will […]
[ August 22, 2020 to August 30, 2020. ]
Port Adelaide Plaza – N Scale Model Trains Display
The South Australian N Gauge Society (SANGS) is a model railroading club that builds and displays model railroad layouts and they will be visiting Port Adelaide Plaza from Saturday 22 – Sunday 30 August.
See a range of N scale (1:160) model trains on display – spot the […]
[ August 16, 2020; August 30, 2020; September 6, 2020; September 20, 2020; October 4, 2020; October 18, 2020; November 1, 2020; November 15, 2020; ]
SteamRanger Train Journey – The Southern Encounter
SteamRanger Heritage Railway operates a number of different heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist trains between Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills, up over the crest of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, down to Strathalbyn and on through the coastal holiday towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot to the […]
[ 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 […]
[ July 18, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. August 2, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. August 15, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
SASMEE Park Miniature Train Rides at Millswood.
The South Australian Society of Model & Experimental Engineers (SASMEE) run miniature train rides in Adelaide at Millswood twice a month throughout the year.
All aboard for 2021! SASMEE Park will be open again on Sunday 3 January and Saturday 16 January – gates open at 1:30pm and unlimited rides are […]
[ July 16, 2020 to July 19, 2020. ]
Family Fun Fair at the National Railway Museum
The National Railway Museum’s annual school holiday event is back from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 July 2020 (inclusive).
There will be three separate trains running including the full size steam train Peronne, Redhen railcars and the miniature train Bub & Bill.
Entertainment will include music, song and dance routines.
All train rides […]
Ride the Historic Cockle Train between Victor Harbor and Goolwa.
With the easing of Stage 2 restrictions, limited Cockle Train services recommenced on the June long weekend, and will again run on the last two Sundays in June, plus the first Sunday in July. Trains will have a maximum capacity of 140 passengers, and there are […]
The National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide will reopen in time for the June Long Weekend.
The National Railway Museum will reopen from 10am on Saturday 6 June, and will continue to open every day thereafter between 10am and 4.30pm.
Update 23 June 2020 – The museum can now have 300 visitors onsite. The Fluck Pavilion is […]
The Historic Cockle Train Returns to the Rails for the June Long Weekend between Victor Harbor and Goolwa.
The historic Cockle Train will return to the rails for the June 2020 long weekend, following the relaxation of Stage 2 Covid-19 Restrictions. Three diesel-hauled trains will operate daily between Goolwa and Victor Harbor from Saturday 6 June to […]
Watch your favourite Supercars stars face off in the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries
While there’ll be no Supercars Championship action until June 2020, the full cast of Supercars stars will still be racing.
The BP Supercars All Stars Eseries will take place via the iRacing computer simulation platform, running over approximately 10 rounds from 8 April […]
Touch-a-Truck presented by City of Marion
This free school holiday event will see kids, and adults, of all ages, find out about the wonderful world of trucks by kicking the tyres, sitting in the cabs, and talking to the people who drive them.
*CANCELLED* – Due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak this event has been […]
Take a journey into railway history at the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide.
by Katrina Gogel
Train enthusiasts big and small will be wowed by Australia’s largest undercover railway museum, which houses over 100 exhibits within two huge pavilions. It is a fun place for young families and the serious train buff – with a wide […]
[ January 17, 2020 to January 19, 2020. ]
Model Railway Display at Unley Civic Library
South Australian N Gauge Society will have their N scale model railway layout ‘Portland’ on display at the Unley Civic Library during the school holidays.
See a range of N scale (1:160) model trains in a display. Spot the naval base, cruise liner terminal, NASCAR raceway and see what is […]
Superloop Adelaide 500
The Adelaide 500 is Australia’s largest domestic motorsport event and widely regarded as one of the best touring car races in the world.
The Superloop Adelaide 500 doesn’t just provide great on-track excitement – it’s a four-day festival with headline concerts, off-track excitement and right amid the party atmosphere of ‘Mad March’ in Adelaide. […]
[ February 20, 2020 to February 23, 2020. ]
Superloop Adelaide 500 Concert Series
The 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 has secured one of Australia’s most popular music groups, and South Australia’s own Hilltop Hoods, to headline the after race concert series.
The special event appearance at the Superloop Adelaide 500 on Sunday 23 February 2020 will be the group’s only South Australian performance in 2020.
Joining the […]
[ December 4, 2019 to December 7, 2019. ]
2019 Shannons Adelaide Rally – Gouger Street Party & East End Finale
Completely free to spectate, this four day tarmac rally located in Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and McLaren Vale regions features 3 festive events in the City and Hills, including racing on Rundle Road in the heart of Adelaide on Saturday 7 December.
[ December 8, 2019; ]
MRASA Toy Run
The MRASA Toy Run has been held for many years, and usually occurs annually on the second Sunday in December. The MRASA organises and funds this event with incredible support from volunteers, sponsors and organisations who are proud and willing to be involved.
Due to the Adelaide Motorsport Festival having its funding cut, they […]
[ November 23, 2019; ]
MFS Station Day at St Marys
The Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) will open the doors to St Marys Fire Station on Saturday 23 November from 10am until 2pm.
The day will be full of free family fun. There will be activities for the kids, road crash rescue demonstrations, fire trucks, recruit information and more.
Refreshments and BBQ will […]
[ November 15, 2019 to November 16, 2019. ]
2019 Adelaide Auto Expo
The Adelaide Auto Expo incorporates the Extreme Auto Expo and other events.
The event is held at Adelaide Showground on Friday night 15 November and all day Saturday 16 November 2019.
This year, the Adelaide Auto Expo will feature new fun and interesting events such as:
At least 8 Interstate show cars that haven’t […]
[ February 8, 2020; ]
Monster Truck Rumble
Loadex Hires Monster Truck Rumble is back in 2020 at the Adelaide Showground for one night only, Saturday 8 February 2020.
Adelaide’s home of Monster Trucks, is set to ignite with a massive show when the international drivers take on the Aussies. Gates open at 4pm for the Kids Zone with fun interactive activities […]