Festival Plaza | Adelaide Festival Centre | Review

Festival Plaza Precinct – Adelaide’s new heart of entertainment to meet, indulge, play and enjoy day or night.

In March 2022, the redesigned Adelaide Festival Plaza reopened with a weekend of concerts, markets, workshops, and roving performances.   Completely free to enter, the plaza is a fantastic new space with lots of family-friendly facilities including bench seating, lawn areas, shade structures and a water play area.  

Play in the Plaza

Adelaide’s new home of entertainment in the city, discover their free program of live local music, DJs, art, games, street theatre and more. Take the kids along to play in the water feature and engage with the giant interactive screen. During warm weather the water feature bubblers alternate with misters on a timer and the pavers are wonderfully non-slip.  There are different events held on various weekends and during school holidays – check in with the Riverbank website to see what’s on.

Meet family and friends at the Goodie Goodie Cafe by day and Arbour Bar by night, with a beautiful view of the Adelaide Riverbank.  The perfect spot to meet before or after the footy or cricket at Adelaide Oval, or just the spot to stop for a break while exploring the city.

Read our review of the opening event – Play In The Plaza

Play in the Plaza

Play in the Plaza

The Adelaide Festival Centre is located on King William Road in the city.  You can get there by bus, tram or train or the new Festival Plaza car park is now open on Festival Drive. Accessible via King William Road (northbound lanes, only), turn left into Festival Drive and follow the signs.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Riverbank website.

What:  Adelaide Festival Plaza

When   Check the website for opening times

Where:   Adelaide Festival Plaza | off King William Road and North Terrace, via Station Road

Who  Everyone


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