South Australia’s History Festival | 1-31 May 2022

South Australia’s History Festival 2022

South Australia’s History Festival is one of the largest open-access community events in SA with hundreds of fascinating places to explore, and exciting events and activities suitable for the whole family, such as talks and tours, walks and workshops, exhibitions and open days.

Events happen anywhere: urban and rural, towns, cities and suburbs; in museums and libraries; in boats, trains and buses and mysterious buildings; on the street, by the beach and in nature.

With so many family-friendly events held right across South Australia, there are plenty of opportunities for children to spark their curiosity and engage with our state’s history.

2022 Theme: Reimagine

In 2022, the History Festival is exploring the theme ‘reimagine’.  The theme represents an opportunity to be bold and reimagine events in terms of content as well as presentation. 

Family Friendly Program Highlights

There are some fascinating places to visit and lots of events and activities for families with children at this year’s South Australian History Festival. Use the  search function on their website (or click the link below) to search for family friendly/childrens events to create a wishlist of places to visit. Many events are low-cost or free making them a great day out for families.



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

What:   South Australia’s History Festival 

When:    1 – 31 May 2022 

Where:   South Australia 

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: supplied; SA History Festival event page; SA History Facebook page


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