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South Australian summer celebrations

Summer is South Australia’s favourite season and this year there are more reasons than ever to start celebrating!

South Australia is brimming with festivals and events all year-round, but there’s no better season for celebration than summer. When skies are at their bluest and nights at their longest and balmiest, the state shows its true colours. Raise your glass, grab a plate and join the celebrations – there’s so much to do and see in South Australia this summer and it’s all right on your doorstep. Download our Events PDF here and plan the year ahead.


Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival, 16 – 18 February 2017

The Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival has become famous for its three-day celebration of racing, entertainment, food, wine and fun in a spectacular Island setting. Dress to impress for the Fashions of the Field and enjoy a long-table lunch featuring premium Island produce, and enjoy a range of entertainment throughout the day. With total prize money over AUD 100,000, get ready for some fantastic racing on course.

Find out more on the Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival website.


Kangaroo Island Cup Carnival

Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival action


ISPS HANDA Women's Australian Open, 16 – 19 February 2017

The ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open is one of Australia’s greatest female sporting events, set in the stunning surrounds of the world-renowned Royal Adelaide Golf Club. The tournament brings together the world’s finest players, all under the banner of the global LPGA Tour. It’s a must-see event for not only golf aficionados, but for those who just want to soak up the atmosphere of a truly global event.

Find out more on the ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open website.

ISPS HANDA Women's Australian Open

ISPS HANDA Women's Australian Open

The Adelaide Fringe Festival, 17 February – 19 March 2017

The Adelaide Fringe Festival is a celebration of art, culture and creativity, splashing Adelaide's city streets with hundreds of shows, events and pop-up venues each year! After experiencing its most successful year ever in 2016, The 2017 festival is set to bring even more colour to all corners of our vibrant capital city.

Find out more on the Adelaide Fringe website.

Adelaide Fringe Festival, Garden of Unearthly Delights

Adelaide Fringe Festival, Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide

Clipsal 500 Adelaide, 2 – 5 March 2017
Adelaide’s Clipsal 500 is a must-attend event for petrol heads with a need for speed. Held every year in Adelaide’s east end parklands, it’s the largest domestic motorsport event in Australia, showcasing the very best of the motoring world.

Find out more on the Clipsal 500 website.

Clipsal 500, Adelaide

Clipsal 500, Adelaide

Adelaide Festival 3 – 19 March 2017
For more than 55 years Adelaide Festival audiences have delighted in an outstanding mix of internationally acclaimed theatre productions, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking dance pieces, renowned writers and striking visual arts displays. 2017 will mark the first Adelaide Festival presented by Co-Artistic Directors Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy.

Find out more on the Adelaide Festival website.

Conjunto di Nero, Adelaide Festival of Arts

Adelaide Festival, Conjunto di Nero

WOMADelaide, 10 – 13 March 2017

Sounds from around the world will fill Adelaide's beautiful Botanic Park from 10 to 13 March as part of WOMADelaide 2017. Awarded Australia's best contemporary music festival at the Helpmann Awards, WOMAD is a weekend of song, dance and stories from around the globe, with artists from over 30 countries performing over seven vibrant stages. You’ll also find a range of informative discussion panels, classy bars and lounges, and eclectic, mouth-watering international food vendors.


Find out more on the WOMADelaide website.

WOMADelaide, Adelaide

WOMADelaide, Adelaide

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