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Events, festivals and fun things to do 

Open your eyes, your ears and your mind to the festivals of Adelaide. Step out of your comfort zone and delve right into the fun.

Live in the fast lane and disappear down laneways. Eat, drink and laugh till you cry. Step out and step into the fun. 

The celebrations kick off in January with the world cycling event, the Santos Tour Down Under before we turn up the gears in February and March for what's now known as "Mad March". The Adelaide Fringe Festival, Festival of Arts, WOMADelaide and Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars. In winter, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival heats up and Adelaide Oval is the heart and soul of sporting events all year round.

Events, festivals and fun things to do in South Australia

Open your eyes, your ears and your mind to the festivals of Adelaide. Eat, drink laugh and live in the fast lane – step out and step into the fun.

Dita Von Teese, coming to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Credit: Kaylin Idora.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

An annual festival showcases the best cabaret artists through an eclectic program of classic and contemporary shows.

Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide

Adelaide Fringe Festival

If you are looking for an unbelievable eclectic program of cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, music and more - this is it. 

VIP opening night at Hotel Richmond, 2015 Adelaide Fashion Festival

Adelaide Fashion Festival

The Adelaide Fashion Festival is an annual celebration of South Australia's growing fashion industry. 

Holden dominating the Clipsal 500 racetrack

Clipsal 500 Adelaide v8 supercars

Clipsal 500 is the largest domestic motor sport event in Australia, showcasing the very best of the motoring world.

The stunning A Fleur de Peau at the Adelaide Festival of Arts

Adelaide Festival of Arts

Enjoyed amid warm March days and starry nights, Adelaide Festival’s celebration of creative excellence makes an epic event.

Pageant 2012 - Circus

Credit Union Christmas Pageant

From humble beginnings in 1933 the pageant is now the largest and best pageant of its kind in the world - a free community event.

Adelaide events

Santos Tour Down Under

Australia’s premier cycling event, the Santos Tour Down Under will again welcome the best cyclists to South Australia in January 2017.

A range of food and wine events

Tasting Australia - culinary festival

One of the country’s most anticipated culinary festivals it's also a major event on the South Australian gastronomic calendar.


WOMADelaide - botanic park

WOMADelaide is the world music festival, held over four days every year in Adelaide's beautiful Botanic Park.

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