Illuminate Adelaide | Winter Light Festival | 1-31 Jul 2022

Illuminate Adelaide Family Friendly Program Highlights

Illuminate Adelaide returns to Adelaide’s city streets, laneways, and buildings with light, art installations, immersive technology, music, and performance. This is the perfect winter event for families with free and ticketed events for all ages.

Last year’s inaugural Illuminate Adelaide dazzled South Australians with impressive, interactive light displays and trails like City Lights, Light Cycles at Adelaide Botanic Garden and Light Creatures at the Adelaide Zoo which are returning in 2022.

This year, some exciting new events have been added to the program including Ouchhh Studio, Wisdom of AI Light, an extraordinary AI driven immersive experience. 

Base Camp is great fun for families – a pop-up winter village with ice skating, food and drink. It’s also worth visiting Electric Playground at Base Camp.

New Light 2022 is a free event showcasing experimental and diverse moving image works by contemporary First Nations artists.

Of course, there are many other creative and inspiring events in the Illuminate Adelaide program that are suitable for families that you can read about below.

Program Highlights & Reviews

Light Cycles Illuminate Adelaide

Light Cycles | Illuminate Adelaide | Adelaide Botanic Garden | Review

Review of Light Cycles at Adelaide Botanic Garden Light Cycles is a spectacular magical light trail that will leave you ...
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Ouchhh Studio: Wisdom of AI Light | Illuminate Adelaide 2022 | Review

Ouchhh Studio: Wisdom of AI Light | Review Ouchhh Studio's Wisdom of AI Light is one of the highlights of ...
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City Lights | Illuminate Adelaide 2022 | Review

City Lights - Illuminate Adelaide 2022 | Review By Claire Davill Rug up and go for a night walk in ...
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Toasting Marshmallows at Illuminate Adelaide | Light Cycles Bar

Toasting Marshmallows at Illuminate Adelaide's Light Cycles Bar Here’s a fun idea to do with the kids at Light Cycles ...
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Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo 2022 | Review

Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo 2022 | Review By Claire Davill Light Creatures is back at Adelaide Zoo for it’s ...
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Electric Playground | Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga | Illuminate Adelaide | 1-31 Jul 2022

Electric Playground Showcasing a brand-new series exclusive to Base Camp, Electric Playground features two premiere installation works from South Australia's ...
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The Pool | Illuminate Adelaide | 15-31 Jul 2022

The Pool - Illuminate Adelaide 2022 City Lights North Precinct Highlight As part of the FREE City Lights program this ...
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Submergence | Illuminate Adelaide | 15-31 Jul 2022

Submergence Using thousands of individual points of suspended light, Submergence by Squidsoup will engulf the corner of North Terrace and ...
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Harbor Lights | Illuminate Adelaide | Victor Harbor | 26 Aug – 11 Sep 2022

Illuminate Adelaide: Harbor Lights Harbor Lights will transform Victor Harbor across two weeks with a collection of immersive installations, lighting ...
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Digital Garden | Illuminate Adelaide | Mt Gambier | 5-21 Aug 2022

Illuminate Adelaide: Digital Garden Transforming Cave Garden with a series of experiences from renowned local and international artists, Digital Garden ...
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Impulse | Illuminate Adelaide | 15 -31 Jul 2022

Impulse - Illuminate Adelaide 2022 City Lights North Precinct Highlight A glowing series of 15 giant seesaws, Impulse is one ...
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Base Camp Winter Village & Ice Skating | Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga | Illuminate Adelaide | 1-31 Jul 2022

Family Friendly Winter Village and Ice Skating - Illuminate Adelaide's Base Camp Get your skates ready, your new winter adventure ...
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Gorillaz | Adelaide Entertainment Centre | 28 Jul 2022

Gorillaz - The biggest music event storming Adelaide this year! Last chance to catch the groundbreaking entourage on their Australian ...
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Ouchhh Studio | Wisdom of AI Light | Illuminate Adelaide | from 16 Jul 2022

Lose yourself in an AI driven multisensory experience, Illuminate Adelaide's headline event for 2022. A digital renaissance is coming, and ...
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Wild Dog | Illuminate Adelaide | Tandanya | 15 Jul – 20 Aug 2022

Wild Dog - Immersive Installation and Exhibition Artistically directed by Narungga/Kaurna artist Jacob Boehme, Wild Dog is an immersive installation ...
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Light Cycles Bar | Adelaide Botanic Garden | 7-31 Jul 2022

Light Cycles Bar at the Adelaide Botanic Garden Back for another round in 2022, Light Cycles Bar is the perfect ...
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New Light | Illuminate Adelaide | Adelaide Festival Centre | 1-31 Jul 2022

New Light 2022 Free to view at the Adelaide Festival Centre, New Light 2022 will showcase experimental and diverse moving ...
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City Lights | Free Light Trail | Illuminate Adelaide | 15-31 Jul 2022

City Lights - Illuminate Adelaide FREE Family Friendly Event When the sun goes down, the city of Adelaide glows. Illuminate ...
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Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo | Illuminate Adelaide | Extended to 6 Aug 2022

Light Creatures - Illuminating the wild at Adelaide Zoo Two new dates have been added to the 2022 season of ...
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Light Cycles | Illuminate Adelaide | Adelaide Botanic Garden | 7 Jul – 14 Aug 2022

Light Cycles at Adelaide Botanic Garden Due to popular demand, the 2022 season of Light Cycles at the Adelaide Botanic ...
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Illuminate Adelaide: In Depth | Renmark | 3 Jun – 2 Jul 2022

Illuminate Adelaide: In Depth Illuminate Adelaide: In Depth will be lighting up the Renmark riverbank from 3 June – 2 ...
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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Illuminate Adelaide website.

What:   Illuminate Adelaide

When:    Friday 1 – Sunday 31 July 2022

Where:   Adelaide, South Australia (various venues)

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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