Macca’s Footy Festival | Elder Park Adelaide | 4-7 April 2024

Located at Elder Park, the 2024 Macca’s Footy Festival will feature the popular 150m long zipline over The River Torrens as part of the AFL’s Gather Round festivities.

The four-day festival will be full of free activities and entertainment for all ages, including some of South Australia’s best local vendors, food trucks and licensed bars, while the popular 150m long zip line over The River Torrens will return for another year.

The AFL has announced longstanding partner McDonald’s Australia as the official naming rights partner which will see Macca’s deliver several fan activations across the festival, including the world’s first Macca’s Fry Thru offering Macca’s Fries and Chicken McNuggets, enjoy a barista-made hot or iced coffee from the McCafe Cart (with all proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Charities SA) or get your free personalised AFL Captain Card at the Macca’s Captain Card photobooth. There will also be Giant Golden Arches swings, and a limited number of free mini Macca’s Sherrins given out each day.

Macca’s Footy Festival Zipline

The zipline across the River Torrens will take you from the Macca’s Footy Festival at Elder Park, over the River Torrens and finishing on the foot bridge across from Adelaide Oval. Participants will be required to walk back over the footbridge to return to the start point and collect their belongings (5-10 minutes walk). If you know someone who is not participating in the activity, they recommend they take your belongings and meet you at the landing platform. This way you can go straight to the Adelaide Oval and watch the game!

This is a FREE experience with limited spots available and they expect it to be booked out.

Maximum 2 adult and 2 under 16 tickets per booking. Read the FAQs for more information.

WIN Tickets to the Macca’s Footy Festival Zipline Experience


South Australian music acts Motez and George Alice will headline a host of live entertainment that will perform at the Macca’s Footy Festival live stage, while a Battle of the Bands competition will see local music acts perform for a chance to play alongside Jet and Baker Boy at the inaugural Gather Live concert on Sunday 7 April 2024.


Footy families and budding superstars can enjoy the NAB AFL Auskick Fun Zone which will have free skills stations, photo moments, and giveaways available, plus fans of all ages can participate in a Footy Festival Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a host of prizes.

Other free activities include the Telstra Footy Country Print Press where fans can bring their guernsey down and get it personalised for free, The Chemist Warehouse fan zone which includes a virtual kick activity, photo moment and massage therapists running with set hours throughout the four days.

Fan favourite activations will also be in attendance including Coles Healthy Kicks, Toyota Big Feeling letters, NAB AFL Auskick and AFL Play activations along with a giant custom-built SOLO bottle offering a chance to win a double pass to the 2024 Toyota AFL Grand Final, plus fans can win a prize at the rebel goal square activation or bring a furry friend to life at the Build a Bear site.


All nine matches of Gather Round…A Festival of Footy will be shown live on the big screens, and AFL and AFLW players will be appearing throughout the festival to meet and greet fans.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the official AFL website.

What:  Macca’s Footy Festival 

When:   Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 April 2024 | Open 10am – 11pm each day

Where:   Elder Park, Adelaide (walking distance from Adelaide Oval)

Who:   Everyone

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.

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