City Lights – Free Family Friendly Event – Illuminate Adelaide
Embrace the cold and explore the city, but not as you know it. For 17 nights, Adelaide’s city streets will be transformed; laneways and open spaces will be turned into a nocturnal playground of projections, imagination and light.
This FREE night time light trail is part of the new annual winter festival, Illuminate Adelaide, and will span the city and bring together local, national and international artists and innovators to present cutting edge works on a scale Adelaide has never seen.
There will be over 40 free installations, projections and immersive experiences.
UPDATE 28 JULY 2021 – LIGHTS SWITCHING BACK ON FROM THURSDAY 29 JULY FROM 6PM!
From large scale installations to brilliant projections and immersive works, everyone can take part simply by downloading the map and following the lights through Adelaide city precincts.
City Lights encompasses three individual precincts within the Adelaide CBD:
Choose one, two or all three precincts to explore.
City Lights in the North Precinct brings North Terrace’s iconic heritage buildings and hidden laneways to life with fireflies, lasers, desert pop art and stunning projections.
Immerse yourself in the gentle giants of Airship Orchestra by ENESS, be transfixed by the shimmering lights of Studio Toer’s Firefly Field, take in Kaylene Whiskey’s playful and thought-provoking journey into culture, identity and Country, and be engrossed by a brand new commission by the groundbreaking Atong Atem.
See our pictures of North Terrace below:
Plus, don’t miss Pixel Ninjas, in association with Rising Sun Pictures, as they bring their homegrown Hollywood magic to Lot Fourteen. And look out for Tim Gruchy’s stunning look into nature’s hidden energies along North Terrace.
A big night in the West End gets a whole new meaning as Vans The Omega and an all-star team of international and local artists reimagine the city’s architecture and atmosphere. From Hindley Street to Light Square, The Big Picture Series blends street art, augmented reality and projections to create interactive experiences on a bold new scale.
Plus, don’t miss Russian art collective Tundra as they land in the West End to share Row, a perception-shifting installation.
From Rundle Street to Rundle Mall, the East End is one of the city’s most-loved and well-travelled strips — but you’ve never seen it like this. The East Precinct of City Lights invites us to look up to the heavens and back to the past. Start the trail at East End Echoes – an eye-catching audiovisual dive into the histories and characters of the city, created by illuminart along with various artists. Soon after you’ll find Sky Castle by ENESS — an inflatable, deconstructed rainbow in the heart of Rundle Mall which will transform Adelaide’s retail centre into an interactive dreamscape of colour and light.
Sky Castle by ENESS in Rundle Mall
Masks will be mandatory at all Illuminate Adelaide events and will need to be worn for the duration. Please consider our environment and come prepared with your own mask.
Stay home if you are unwell.
All patrons are required to scan in using the COVID SAfe Check-In QR code or provide their details on paper records upon entry.
Social distancing is essential at all events. Please adhere to the 1 person per 4 square metre density rule, be aware of your surroundings, and follow the directions given by COVID Marshals.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Illuminate Adelaide website.
What: City Lights – Illuminate Adelaide
When: Friday 16 July – Sunday 1 August 2021 | Nightly 6pm – 11pm
Where: Various locations throughout Adelaide CBD
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
Image Source: supplied & Play & Go (Mel Louey)
Want to get all the latest events and activities straight to your inbox?
Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter below to keep up to date with our latest posts and find out all the best events & activities for Adelaide families. Newsletters are only sent once a week, and you may sometimes get a special offer exclusively for our subscribers only!