New Year’s Eve in Adelaide | Family Friendly Event Guide & Where to See Fireworks

New Year’s Eve Events in Adelaide & Where to Watch Fireworks in South Australia

New Year’s Eve – Sunday 31 December 2023

Ring in the new year with a bang at one of the many family friendly celebrations with fireworks happening around SA!  New Year’s Eve at Elder Park is back and there are plenty of coastal locations around the state for those celebrating by the sea.  And if staying home to party is on the cards this year we have plenty of ideas below to make your get-together with family and friends fun and memorable.

The Play & Go team wish you and your families a safe and Happy New Year in 2024, full of good health, plenty of laughter, new family adventures and endless fun.



Check out the list below to discover what’s on, what’s open and our suggestions for family friendly activities to celebrate the end of 2023.

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Copper Coast New Year’s Eve Fireworks | 31 Dec 2023

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Goolwa Bridge New Year’s Eve Fireworks | 31 Dec 2023

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New Year’s Eve at Elder Park | Adelaide | 31 Dec 2023

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New Year’s Eve at the Bay | Glenelg & Brighton | 31 Dec 2023

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New Year’s Eve Beach Dance Party | Port Willunga | 31 Dec 2023

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Normanville New Year’s Eve Pageant & Fireworks | 31 Dec 2023

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Robe New Year’s Eve Fireworks | 31 Dec 2023

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SteamRanger New Year’s Eve Express | 31 Dec 2023

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Victor Harbor New Year’s Eve Celebrations | 31 Dec 2023

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Where to Watch NYE Fireworks in South Australia


ADELAIDE | Elder Park – Fireworks at 9pm & midnight.  Free event, no tickets required.

NORTH ADELAIDE | Adelaide Oval – Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars Big Bash T20 Game – Fireworks after the game.

GLENELG | NYE at the Bay – Glenelg Beach, north of the Jetty (7pm-11.45pm). Fireworks at 9.30pm and midnight.

BRIGHTON | Brighton Beach – Fireworks at 9.30pm.

GOOLWA | Off The Bridge, Cutting Road, Goolwa.  Fireworks at midnight.

VICTOR HARBOR | Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor –  Fireworks 9.30pm and midnight

BEACHPORT | Beachport Jetty – Fireworks at 9.30pm

PORT BROUGHTON | Port Broughton Jetty – Fireworks at 9.30pm

STREAKY BAY | Streaky Bay Jetty – Fireworks at 9.30pm and midnight

STANSBURY | Stansbury Markets – Fireworks at 9.30pm

CEDUNA | Ceduna Foreshore Hotel Motel – Fireworks approx 9.15pm / 9.45pm

ROBE | Community NYE Fireworks viewable from the Robe Foreshore and around Cuichen Bay at 9.30pm.

MOUNT GAMBIER | NYE Festival, Commercial Street West, Mount Gambier. Festival from 6pm, fireworks at 9.15pm and midnight.

PORT LINCOLN |  Port Lincoln Jetty – Fireworks at 9.30pm and midnight.

WALLAROO |  Fireworks displays at 9.30pm and midnight – corner of Chatfield Terrace and Jetty Road.

New Year's Eve fun at home with sparklers


A party at home with friends and family – keep it simple with a BBQ or have everyone bring a plate to share.

Glow sticks are a must for the kids as well as sparklers and party poppers. 

♥ Lots of balloons or coloured balls on a trampoline is a favourite with our kids.

♥ Water balloons if it’s warm.

♥ Getting the good old Slip n Slide out is always fun.

♥ If you have little ones, turn your clocks forward a few hours so you can do the ‘midnight’ countdown a few hours earlier.

♥ Open up those boxes of chocolates you received for Christmas to share on New Year’s Eve – it’s a great way to use up some or all of these treats.

♥ We also love this idea of a ‘Year End Interview’ with the kids by Hands On: as we grow. Ask the kids some questions about their favourite things right now, as a keepsake. You could get them to write it down or make a video. Get the free printable here.


Take a picnic or pick up your favourite takeaway and head to the beach to celebrate by the sea.  Take chairs, blankets and towels and some games to play, such as beach cricket, a frisbee or a simple bucket and spade for building sand castles.  Enjoy an early dinner of fish and chips then stay to watch the sunset before lighting up some sparklers and opening some glow sticks.



If you prefer to keep away from the sand, head to your local park for a picnic on the grass.  Many parks have BBQ facilities, or simply take a picnic or pick up takeaway from a nearby cafe or restaurant. Take extra seats as park benches and tables are often already taken.  Playgrounds offer hours of free fun and you won’t have a mess to clean up at home!


However you decide to celebrate the start of the New Year please stay safe and have a wonderful time!

We hope 2024 brings good health, happiness, fun times and special moments to treasure.

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