You’ll never be bored in the events capital of Australia.


New Years Eve event: 31 December

Start your year at Adelaide’s free New Year’s Eve celebrations. Check out the City of Adelaide website for details.


Adelaide Festival:

The world-class Adelaide Festival gives you acclaimed theatre productions, eclectic music and dance performances, and access to the FREE Adelaide Writers’ Week.

Santos Tour Down Under: 


Check out the world’s greatest cyclists at the Santos Tour Down Under. If you want to ride, you can join the Bupa Challenge Tour.



Get a group of friends together to celebrate world music at WOMADelaide. It’s a four-day feast for the senses, featuring some of the world’s leading musicians.

Adelaide 500:

If you’re a motorsport enthusiast, don’t miss the Adelaide 500. The weekend is packed with motorsport action and spectacular entertainment, right in the heart of the city.

Adelaide Fringe: 


You’ll love how the city pulsates with energy during the Adelaide Fringe. With over 1,100 shows, it’s the Southern Hemisphere’s largest open access arts festival.


Adelaide Cabaret Festival:

Cabaret SignAs winter sets it, Adelaide heats up with the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. You’ll see shows by international and local cabaret superstars.

Royal Adelaide Show:

The Royal Adelaide Show is a celebration of Australian farming culture. Head to the show for livestock competitions, produce displays, carnival rides and loads of entertainment.

Aussie Rules Football (AFL):

You can’t live in Adelaide without seeing at least one AFL match at the iconic Adelaide Oval. But before you do, you’ll have to decide; are you a Crows fan or a Port supporter?


OzAsia Festival:

OzAsia Festival is Australia’s premier international arts festival focusing on Asia. Whatever you do, don’t miss the Moon Lantern Festival (it’s free and fantastic).


SALA Festival:

If you love visual art, you’ll love the South Australian Living Artists Festival. Use it as an excuse to explore the many local cafes and venues exhibiting works.


Adelaide Fashion Festival:

Adelaide Fashion FestivalIf you want to immerse yourself in South Australian style, head to the Adelaide Fashion Festival. It’s a five-day event showcasing the bold, original and inspired Adelaide design scene.

For a full list of major events, check out the South Australian calendar of events