OzAsia Festival | Family Friendly Events | 19 Oct – 5 Nov 2023

OzAsia Festival 2023

OzAsia Festival returns with a jam-packed program with something for the whole family! For three weeks in October and November, OzAsia Festival brings the Adelaide Riverbank Precinct to life with music, dance, theatre, food, and fun.

With both free and ticketed events, food markets, art exhibitions and interactive, family-friendly experiences, OzAsia Festival is the biggest gathering of Asian and Asian Australian artists in the country.

Family Friendly Highlights:

OzAsia Moon Lantern Trail

Moon Lantern Trail – FREE EVENT

Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 October 2023 |  Tarntanya Wama (Pinky Flat)

The free Moon Lantern Trail is one of our favourite family friendly OzAsia Festival highlights.

Returning for its third year, Moon Lantern Trail is an exciting celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival traditions and stories from across Asia. Beautiful to explore by day, but as night falls be awed as the Moon Lantern Trail transforms into a vibrant display of light and sound with over a dozen giant lanterns along Karrawirra Parri/River Torrens riverbank.

Enjoy the return of the popular Hong Kong Dragon lantern and other fan-favourites. Don’t miss the premiere of breathtaking new lanterns, including a spectacular new water lantern by South Australian artist, Jaydenlee Tong, to be unveiled as part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Wander at your own pace through the picturesque Tarntanya Wama/Pinky Flat and enjoy lively roving performances, puppetry, interactive workshops and live music. Follow along as the lanterns light up the trail, ushering you into an unforgettable OzAsia Festival experience!


OzAsia Lucky Dumpling Market

Lucky Dumpling Market – FREE ENTRY

Thursday 19 October –Sunday 5 November 2023

Everyone’s favourite spring festival hub is back, with delicious food, free entertainment, and fun for the whole family.

Indulge your senses at OzAsia Festival’s Lucky Dumpling Market with the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of a bustling Asian openair food market along the banks of Karrawirra Parri/River Torrens!

Spend your balmy spring evenings with some of Adelaide’s best food vendors cooking up delicious authentic Asian cuisine from Korea, Vietnamese, India, The Philippines, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Taiwan and Turkey. From bubble tea, to baos to noodles and everyone’s mouth-watering dumplings, Lucky Dumpling Market is the perfect place to grab a bite before or after your show with family and friends.

Be entertained by Lucky Beats, our free live music and DJs program from local, interstate and international artists each Thursday to Sunday, along with family-friendly workshops, cultural activities and performances showcasing our wonderful local community groups on weekends.

Brought to you by OzAsia Festival and the team behind Adelaide Fring hub Gluttony, grab your crew and make Lucky Dumpling Market your place to be during OzAsia Festival.


Bubble Tea Garden

Celebrate the global phenomenon of bubble tea, the sweet and refreshing drink that is so popular it has its own national day in its home country! The Taiwanese sensation that combines tea with milk or fruit flavouring, and delicious, chewy tapioca balls (boba) is a proven crowd favourite, enjoyed by young and old alike, the world over.

Visit the Festival Plaza and take home a memory of your visit at the photo booth. Savour your bubble tea with delicious Taiwanese snacks. Plus, be among the first to take a sip of new bubble tea flavours, exclusive to OzAsia Festival!

Overlooking Lucky Dumpling Market, Bubble Tea Garden is the perfect place, to relax in the sunshine with friends and family, a great pit-stop between In Other Words sessions, and your favourite new hang-out at OzAsia Festival



AnimeGO! Japan Pop Culture Festival

Sunday 29 October 2023

Celebrate the worldwide phenomenon of Japanese pop culture at the eighth edition of AnimeGO! Japan Pop Culture Festival, an annual showcase of everything cool and quirky about Japan.

As yakitori sizzles on the BBQ, arcade games flicker, and the scent of freshly fried karaage fills the air – you’ll find it hard to believe that you’re still in Adelaide and haven’t just stumbled onto the streets of Akihabara.

Immerse yourself in the fantasy world of anime, manga and cosplay, pick over specialist stalls from local collectors and artists, sing your heart out at karaoke, and meet international guests. Be energised by live music and electrifying dance performances by Adelaide’s dance and creative art communities, with a special roving guest appearance from A-MUSE Project before their Lucky Beats performance that evening. Enjoy the exclusive screenings of the annual AnimeGO! Short Anime Film and 4-koma Manga competitions. Cheer on your favourites as the winners are announced live.



things to do in Adelaide for families

For more information and all enquiries please visit the OzAsia Festival website.

What:   OzAsia Festival 

When:    19 October – 5 November 2023

Where:  Various locations in Adelaide

Who:  Age suitability varies according to individual events and shows

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: OzAsia Festival – Artist Credit: TextaQueen, Seeding, 2022 & photos by Play & Go Adelaide OzAsia Festival 2021


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