NAIDOC Week | Adelaide Events | Family Fun Day | 3-10 Jul 2022

NAIDOC Week 2022

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

2022 Theme – Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

We have a proud history of getting up, standing up, and showing up.

From the frontier wars and our earliest resistance fighters to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities fighting for change today—we continue to show up.

Now is our time. We cannot afford to lose momentum for change.

We all must continue to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! for systemic change and keep rallying around our mob, our Elders, our communities.

Whether it’s seeking proper environmental, cultural and heritage protections, Constitutional change, a comprehensive process of truth-telling, working towards treaties, or calling out racism—we must do it together.

Read more about the 2022 theme here



Rundle Mall – Tuesday 5 July 2022 | 10.30am – 1.30pm

Head to the Gawler Place Canopy from 10:30am for an official Kaurna Welcome to Country Ceremony followed by the unveiling of this year’s artwork by emerging Aboriginal artist Iteka Ukarla Sanderson-Bromley.  More entertainment and activities will follow from 11am to 1:30pm, including:

  • Meet Australian animals with Animals Anonymous
  • Listen to live music
  • Learn how to bead with Aunty Steph Gollan
  • Enjoy free face painting
  • Learn with Life Without Barriers
  • Discover traditional hand-weaved jewellery with Ngori’s Collection
  • Enjoy fun activities for kids with Carclew
  • Experience and enjoy native food with Australian Wattlebush Catering


Friday 8 July 2022 | 10:30am – 5pm

The NAIDOC SA March and Family Fun Day are amongst the biggest events on the South Australian NAIDOC Calendar.

  • NAIDOC SA March – Friday 8 July 2022 at 11am
  • NAIDOC SA Family Fun Day – from 12 Noon Friday 8 July 2022

Join the crowd at Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square) as they march to Parliament House. The march proceeds down King William Street to Parliament House.  The NAIDOC March will leave Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square) at 11am.  

Celebrations will follow at the family fun day at Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square) with over 40 stall holders from Government and Non-Government organisations, Men’s Zone, Women’s Zone, Elders Zone, Be Active Zone, Small Business Zone and Children’s Zone, Food and free concert.  This is a free community event.


Aboriginal Flag Donuts – Vili’s Fundraiser

During Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week Vili’s Family Bakery will be producing Aboriginal Flag Donuts for $2 with 50c of each sale going directly to the Tjindu Foundation. Please place orders through Jason Cullen –

NAIDOC Week is celebrated by local community events taking place across Australia.

You can search for an event in South Australia using the search function here.

Here are some ideas on how to celebrate NAIDOC Week:

  • Display the National NAIDOC Poster or other Indigenous posters around your classroom or workplace.
  • Start your own hall of fame featuring Indigenous role models.
  • Listen to Indigenous musicians or watch a movie about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history.
  • Make your own Indigenous trivia quiz.
  • Study a famous Indigenous Australian.
  • Research the traditional Indigenous owners of your area.
  • Study Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and crafts.
  • Work with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist to produce an artwork representing the theme.
  • Run an art competition for your school or community.
  • Research Indigenous history online or visit you library to find books about Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples.
  • Visit local Indigenous sites of significance or interest.
  • Learn the meanings of local or national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander place names and words.
  • Invite local Indigenous Elders to speak or give a Welcome to Country at your school or workplace.
  • Invite an Indigenous sportsperson or artist to visit you.
  • Invite Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander dancers to perform.
  • Host a community BBQ or luncheon.
  • Hold a flag raising ceremony.
  • Organise a smoking ceremony.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the NAIDOC website or follow the official NAIDOC Facebook page.

What: NAIDOC Week 2022

When:  3-10 July 2022

Where: Australia wide (search for SA events here)

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.

Image Source: The 2022 National NAIDOC Poster incorporating the Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islander Flag (licensed by the Torres Strait Island Council).


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