[ May 25, 2019 to May 26, 2019. ]
A free fun-filled weekend for the whole family
This FREE family event for children of all ages will take over the North Terrace Cultural Boulevard for two fun-filled days. Theatres, galleries, museums, universities, libraries, and gardens will be full to the brim with hundreds of children and families immersed in arts activities and dreaming BIG. Choose […]
[ May 25, 2019 to May 26, 2019. ]
Phil Cummings: Stories Behind the Books | Exhibition at the State Library of SA | 18 Apr – 21 Jul 2019
[ April 18, 2019 to July 21, 2019. ]
Phil Cummings: Stories Behind the Books
This FREE interactive exhibition takes you into the creative mind of award-winning South Australian author Phil Cummings.
From his first book, Goodness Gracious! to his latest award-winning picture book, Boy, Phil’s career spans 30 years and more than 80 publications. He continues to enchant, entertain and engage young readers today. Drawn […]
[ May 26, 2019; ]
Explore the oldest Government House in Australia on Sunday 26 May 2019
His Excellency the Governor of South Australia and Mrs Le invite you to visit the oldest Government House in Australia. This is a rare opportunity to learn about the public rooms, current workings of the house and explore the gardens, either on a guided […]
[ April 24, 2019; 9:30 am; ]
International Guide Dog Day Paws Parade
Guide Dogs SA/NT clients and supporters will celebrate International Guide Dog Day with their annual ‘Paws Parade’ to honour the life-changing work of Guide Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs and Therapy Dogs for people living with disability.
Led by the SA Police Band, the colourful parade of around 300 people and dogs […]
[ April 17, 2019; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Parkfest is a FREE festival for young people 12 – 25 years of age who study, work, play and/or live in the City of Adelaide to recognise how awesome all young people in the city are. Young people from all backgrounds are welcome.
Parkfest is presented by Youth Inc., Adelaide Westend, City of Adelaide, Commissioner for […]
[ April 3, 2019 to April 18, 2019. ]
Pop Up Wild Goblin Garden at Eighty Eight O’Connell
Let your little one’s imagination and creativity run wild when North Adelaide’s Eighty Eight O’Connell Street site transforms into a gorgeous Goblin Garden.
Kids can tinker with natural materials and play inside the goblin homes in this pop up sustainable village, created using upcycled materials by Climbing Tree […]
[ April 13, 2019; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Neo Teen Takeover
The Art Gallery of SA will hand over the entire Gallery to an anticipated 500+ teens for the annual Neo Teen Takeover in celebration of SA Youth Week. NEO is a FREE event for teenagers aged 13-17.
Neo Teen Takeover returns for the ‘biggest arty party of the year’. In celebration of SA Youth […]
Best ideas for a day of free family fun in the city.
If you are headed to the City of Adelaide for the day and you are looking some free family adventures, there are plenty of places to visit from nature playspaces, parks and gardens to bike tracks and museums.
Marshmallow Playspace and Oxbow Playspace
Updated only last […]
Top Family Adventures in the City of Adelaide
If your family loves adventure, there are plenty of places in the city which can cater for the people in your life that love to explore and stay on the move. Whether you are walking, riding or simply hopping around the city, here are some great places where […]
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at Adelaide Oval
Enjoy Irish festivities on the Telstra Plaza at Adelaide Oval on St Patrick’s Day. This free event is open to all ages.
Gather your family and friends for a big day of celebrations featuring Irish dancers, live music, traditional food, delicious drinks and much more. There will be plenty of […]
[ March 23, 2019; 7:30 pm; ]
Carmen in the Square
The world’s most popular opera, Carmen, will take over Adelaide’s Victoria Square, with an unmissable production that will transform the centre of Adelaide into sultry Spain for one night only on Saturday 23 March 2019.
Carmen in the Square, takes opera out of the theatre and into the community as opera lovers and […]
[ March 7, 2019; March 20, 2019; March 27, 2019; March 29, 2019; ]
Francis Street Forest
Francis Street has been transformed into a place of discovery, “the Francis Street Forest”.
For the month of March, Francis Street off Rundle Mall will be adorned with plants, trees, lights and sounds for all to enjoy. There will be an array of free activities to enjoy. All events have been organised by the […]
A new Skate Park is set to be built in the City of Adelaide
Adelaide is set to receive a new $3 million skate park to be delivered by the government and Adelaide City Council. Due to be completed in the first half of 2020, it will be integrated into the Gladys Elphick Park/Narnungga (Park 25).
The previous […]
[ February 15, 2019 to March 17, 2019. ]
Gluttony is back this season with an eclectic array of 15 venues across two sites, ranging from the large and lively to the intimate and atmospheric, and accommodating their biggest entertainment program yet.
As they do every year, Gluttony offers something for all tastes, from weekend shows for the whole family to late night laughs. […]
[ February 15, 2019 to March 17, 2019. ]
Street Art Explosion
Blank walls will again burst into life for the 2019 ‘Street Art Explosion’.
Street Art Explosion features brand new works that erupt with colour and creativity in Adelaide’s CBD, alongside existing artworks throughout the city and surrounding suburbs.
Each year, the Street Art Explosion program commissions Australia’s best emerging and established artists to create large-scale […]
[ April 13, 2019 to April 15, 2019. ]
Fossil Fest at the South Australian Museum
Australia’s largest fossil event returns to Adelaide in 2019.
Head to the South Australian Museum and explore South Australia’s incredible prehistoric past, with a long weekend of FREE hands-on activities, talks, performances and trails for children and families. Discover how ancient fossils can shape our understanding of the world we […]
[ February 14, 2019 to May 13, 2019. ]
The Shadow Initiation – South Australian Museum
A sharp mind and a thirst for adventure… qualities that you’ll need to display if you want to prove yourselves worthy to enter The Secret Order of Quill & Compass. A secret society, hundreds of years old, who honour renegade thinkers, rebellious intellectuals and adventurous rogues.
Covering the majority of […]
[ February 8, 2019; ]
Rundle Mall Lunar New Year Celebrations
Immerse yourself in the beautiful theatrical dances, receive traditional envelopes with chocolate coins, write your wishes for the new year, plus enjoy roaming performers, relax under traditional ornamental lanterns and more.
Held near the iconic Rundle Mall Pigs, the FREE Lunar New Year celebrations at Rundle Mall will be filled with […]
[ March 2, 2019 to March 7, 2019. ]
Adelaide Writers’ Week 2019: Telling Truths
The centrepiece of the Adelaide Writers’ Week program is six days of free sessions in the idyllic outdoor setting of the Pioneer Women’s Gardens, including a weekend of younger readers and a new Twilight program.
In a world where events pass by at breakneck speed, Adelaide Writers’ Week seeks to create […]
[ February 10, 2019; 2:00 pm; ]
Chinese New Year Come and Try Workshops
Try free cultural workshops, including calligraphy writing, mask painting, music and stories, before celebrating the Year of the Pig with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide – Chinese Cultural Workshops
Celebrate the Year of the Pig with the Confucius Institute. Experience the beauty of the brush […]
[ February 3, 2019; February 10, 2019; February 17, 2019; February 24, 2019; ]
Old Treasury and Tunnels Tours
Journey through winding hallways and underground chambers to meet the colourful characters and deep history behind one of Adelaide’s oldest colonial buildings.
***Editors note: all sessions now SOLD OUT***
Explore the secrets and forgotten stories of the Old Adelaide Treasury building in a tour of one of Adelaide’ s oldest and most significant historical […]
[ February 10, 2019; March 14, 2019 to March 17, 2019. April 23, 2019 to April 28, 2019. May 4, 2019; May 11, 2019; May 22, 2019 to June 1, 2019. May 25, 2019 to May 26, 2019. June 1, 2019; June 29, 2019; ]
Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something on Saturday Fun for Families
For over 40 years, Something on Saturday has enchanted thousands of children with memorable live performances and craft workshops during the winter months.
In 2019, this family favourite will become an annual program of carefully curated events especially for young people. From performances to exhibitions and hands on […]
Adelaide Central Market 150 Years of People & Produce Exhibition | State Library of SA | 25 Jan – 28 Apr 2019
[ January 25, 2019 to April 28, 2019. ]
150 Years of People and Produce Exhibition
The Adelaide Central Market is thrilled to be opening a free public exhibition celebrating its 150th birthday.
The iconic exhibition will open on Friday 25 January 2019, and be on display until Sunday 28 April 2019 at the Treasures Wall, State Library of South Australia. The free exhibition, in partnership […]
Adelaide School Holidays 2019
South Australia’s School Holiday Dates & School Term Dates
Your handy reference guide for South Australia school holiday dates and public holidays (and the other states as well).
2019 Adelaide South Australia – School Holiday Dates for Kids in Adelaide
Term 1: Tuesday 29 January 2019 – Friday 12 April 2019
AUTUMN School Holidays 2019: Saturday 13 April […]
[ December 7, 2018 to January 6, 2019. ] Creative Tree Trail at Lot Fourteen
Discover The Art of Christmas at Lot Fourteen, North Terrace with a creative tree trail this festive season.
Eight fabulous South Australian artists are using their creative talents and a sprinkle of Christmas magic to bring trees to life at Lot Fourteen this Christmas.
Explore Lot Fourteen over the festive season and […]
[ December 26, 2018 to January 28, 2019. ]
Colossal Creatures are back at Adelaide Zoo these school holidays!
Step into a prehistoric world where gigantic insects and dinosaurs shared the earth.
These school holidays at Adelaide Zoo, come face to face with spiders as long as horses, wasps the size of tigers and dinosaurs bigger than a building.
Step into a prehistoric world and get up […]
[ January 26, 2019; ]
Australia Day in the City presented by the City of Adelaide.
Australia Day in the City is a FREE major public event to celebrate Australia Day in South Australia, to be held in Elder Park on Saturday 26 January 2019. Since becoming a twilight event in 2010, the crowds have continued to grow with 40,000+ attendees enjoying […]
[ December 31, 2018; ]
Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve 2018
It’s time to start planning for the biggest party in town! The City of Adelaide’s FREE New Year’s Eve Party in Elder Park and on the Riverbank will be the place to gather with family and friends! This year brings another jam-packed program with live music, family entertainment and two spectacular […]
[ December 9, 2018; 2:00 pm; ]
City of Adelaide Christmas Gala Concert
Get into the Christmas spirit with all the vintage glamour of the flying forties at the City of Adelaide Christmas Gala Concert.
Hosted by Tom Rehn (Channel 9), this festive concert features carols and songs from popular local choirs and musicians with tributes to Dame Vera Lynn and The Andrew Sisters. […]
[ December 9, 2018; 11:00 am; ]
MRASA Motorcycle Toy Run
The 40th MRASA Toy Run will be held on Sunday 9 December 2018.
Each year in December thousands of motorbike riders across Adelaide get together and ride from the city to the Adelaide Hills, carrying toys they are donating. The Toy Run collects toys on behalf of the St. Vincent de Paul Society […]
Malt Shovel Taphouse Review
The Malt Shovel Taphouse is a new craft beer bar and restaurant perched right on the edge of Adelaide’s Riverbank.
The new venue includes a dedicated restaurant with a food matched menu, and a large outdoor riverside deck which is just the sort of place we’d all like to spend a lazy Friday […]
[ November 10, 2018 to December 27, 2018. ]
12 Days of Christmas in Rundle Mall
A dozen window displays showcase stories from South Australia with creations from the state’s stars including Paolo Sebastian and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Rundle Mall is set to sparkle this Christmas with the installation of twelve individually crafted window displays evoking the magic, storytelling, generosity and excitement surrounding the enchanting […]
[ December 6, 2018; 6:30 pm; ]
Carols in the Square
‘Carols in the Square’ is a FREE family-friendly event run in partnership with Westcare Church and proudly supported by the City of Adelaide and StreetFleet.
Baptist Care SA’s Carols in the Square 2018 will continue a decade long and growing tradition of community carol singing in Whitmore Square to celebrate Christmas and its […]
[ December 8, 2018; December 22, 2018; February 2, 2019; February 9, 2019; February 15, 2019; February 16, 2019; February 22, 2019; February 23, 2019; March 2, 2019; March 9, 2019; ]
The Ebenezer Night Markets are back for the Summer from 8 December 2018.
Enjoy some fashion, jewellery, delicious food and all sorts of unique artistic creations on one of Adelaide’s coolest streets, Ebenezer Place.
Grab a drink at the Market Bar or sit and listen to the Live DJ play some groovy tunes while enjoying the amazing […]
[ November 10, 2018 to December 24, 2018. ]
Visit the Magic Cave in David Jones, Rundle Mall Adelaide
The Credit Union Christmas Pageant on 10 November 2018 welcomed Father Christmas to Adelaide and as usual he is a special guest at the Magic Cave in David Jones, Rundle Mall Adelaide.
As many would know, the Magic Cave has had plenty of changes over the years. Once […]
[ November 10, 2018 to December 24, 2018. ]
Santaland at Myer in Rundle Mall, Adelaide
There were big changes to Myer’s Santaland last year, with Myer refurbishing their festive area on level two of the Adelaide Myer Centre to create a magical winter wonderland for Christmas. The main attraction is the ‘Santaland Express’ – a life size train offering a virtual experience to transport […]
[ December 15, 2018 to December 23, 2018. ]
Christmas Lights, Festive Nights in Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga
This year, Christmas in the city will be more magical than ever. Christmas Lights, Christmas Nights’ will see Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga transformed into a festive playground bursting with colour, live music, food trucks, Christmas movie screenings and a sleigh-load of merry-making activities.
For the ultimate merry memory, […]
[ December 1, 2018; ]
Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga
This year the Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga will take place on Saturday 1 December 2018 (5pm – 9pm), making it easier for even more people to come along and enjoy an unforgettable evening of free entertainment hosted by Adelady’s own Lauren and […]
[ November 10, 2018 to November 11, 2018. ]
Enjoy a FREE ride in one of the Police Credit Union EcoCaddys this Saturday
If you’re heading into the city to experience the 2018 Credit Union Adelaide Christmas Pageant, keep an eye out for one of the Police Credit Union EcoCaddys. There will be six of them cruising the streets of the city just prior to and after the pageant […]
Father Christmas is back in 2018 at Adelaide Central Market
The Market Tower on Grote Street is proud to be home to Australia’s largest Father Christmas for a fourth year in 2018.
Adelaide’s iconic giant Father Christmas, which had always graced the David Jones building in Rundle Mall, (and previously the old John Martins store) is back at […]