There’s never a dull moment in what has become known as the Festival State. Whether its comedy, theatre production or world class music, no other city hosts events like Adelaide does.

Adelaide and South Australia’s major events calendar can be found on the South Australian calendar of events, but we’ve compiled a list of some of the best events below.

Ebenezer Night Markets: 9 December – 11 March:

night-marketsThe Ebenezer Night Markets are held in Ebenezer Place throughout Friday and Saturday nights in the summer. The market has a wide selection of food, jewelry, fashion, artwork and crafts. Find out more about the Ebenezer Night Markets on their website.

City of Adelaide’s free New Years Eve event: 31 December

NYEThis free event will include a family fairground on the western side of King William Road, with fun activities for kids and adults. There will be a kid’s street theatre stage program, an array of food stalls offering global cuisine and roving entertainers. A variety of beverages will be available for purchase from one of our three Beer Gardens. Find out more about the New Years Eve event at the Adelaide City Council’s website.

Santos Tour Down Under: 14 – 22 January:

tour-down-underAustralia’s premier cycling event, the Santos Tour Down Under will once again welcome the best cyclists from around the world to South Australia in January 2017. The event, first staged in 1999, has a rich history and has grown year on year to become the biggest cycling race in the southern hemisphere. In 2008 the TDU joined the prestigious UCI WorldTour, the first event outside cycling’s traditional home of Europe to do so. Find out more about the Tour Down Under on their website.

Adelaide Fringe: 17 February – 19 March

adelaide-fringeIf you are looking for an unbelievable eclectic program of cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, theatre, music, visual art and design, then this is it. It’s Carnivale meets Mardi Gras, with the entire city of Adelaide transformed for one mind-blowing month, in the summer sun and across balmy, star-filled nights. You can immerse yourself – submerse yourself – for four wonderful weeks. To find out more about the Adelaide Fringe, head to their website.

Tasting Australia: 8 March – 7 May

tasting-australiaTasting Australia invites you to take part in eating and drinking experiences that show you the way things are meant to be – true to culture, true to those who produce it, and true to regions, served by the people who know it best. World-class eating and drinking is at home in the landscapes of South Australia all year round, and our producers and chefs are the best people to show you just how good that can taste. To find out more about Tasting Australia, head to their website.

 For more information on events happening throughout South Australia, click here.