Smiles, Beats & Treats – Festivals & Local Council Events in South Australia
South Australians are so fortunate to have access to fantastic festivals and events year-round, held in Adelaide and throughout country regions. These range from large festivals like the Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival and the Barossa Vintage Festival to local festivals such as Australia Day events, Christmas pageants and events that promote local produce.
Our local councils play a pivotal role in the process of planning, preparation, approval and promotion of these events. This includes:
- Providing and maintaining parks and gardens that host these events.
- Permit applications covering all aspects of event safety such as accessibility, food safety and waste disposal.
- Infrastructure like fencing, lighting and toilet facilities.
- Promotion of the events to communities.
- Festival grants for local community groups.
- Free council-run events for the community.
Current and Upcoming South Australian Events Supported by Local Councils
- Adelaide Fringe
- Mix 102.3 Giant Ferris Wheel
- Fringe on Tour
- Adelaide Festival
- Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week
- Adelaide Cabaret Festival
- Barossa Vintage Festival
- Tasting Australia
- Illuminate Adelaide
- Adelaide International
- Tonsley Science Fair
- Festival Fleurieu
- Adelaide Food Fringe
- Adelaide Colour Frenzy
Local councils offer a great selection of events, workshops and activities for everyone across the community to access including:
- Art exhibitions
- Library events like Storytime for Babies and Preschoolers
- Local artisan and produce markets
- Trivia nights
- Educational courses
- Yoga, meditation and relaxation classes
- Health Support Groups
- Lego clubs
- Dance clubs
- Parent & Family Support Programs
- Free outdoor cinema events
SA councils – part of your everyday!
If you are not sure what council you are in, just enter your suburb or postcode in the LGA council finder here to see your council website and the services they provide.
Download the free My Local Services app here and you’ll always have your local council information at your fingertips – playgrounds, bbq areas, website, phone, email, waste collection & more.
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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