South Australia is renowned for its world-class events and festivals. They include:
Santos Tour Down Under
- Saw a total of 795,000 people line the streets of South Australia to take in the action in 2016 with more than 39,000 visitors from interstate and overseas. The event generated $49.6m in revenue for the state’s economy and contributed to many communities across the state.
- 2015’s Tour Down Under saw the inclusion of the Santos Women’s Tour, with 95 entries and 17 teams, and a final stage in Victoria Park in front of more than 4000 spectators
- The 2017 Santos Tour Down Under was held in Adelaide and regional South Australia from 14 - 22 January 2017.
- On January 26 each year, we celebrate everything that’s great about our country while recognising those outstanding citizens who have done tremendous work in their community and considering our national identity.
- To find out what events and programs are occurring close to you, please go to www.australiaday.org.au/events-landing and type in your postcode.
- Australia’s largest arts festival and is the second largest fringe festival in the world behind Edinburgh
- The four-week festival, sold more than 600,000 tickets and featured more than 5000 artists, 1100 shows accross 430 venues in 2016
- 17 Feb - 19 March 2017
- Staged 42 events in 2016, 29 of them exclusive to Adelaide, the largest attendances in five years, with estimates of more than 560,000
- More than 18,000 interstate and overseas visitors attended,
- 3 - 19 March 2017
Clipsal 500 Adelaide
- Australia’s largest domestic motorsport event
- In 2016 263,500 patrons attended over four days
- 2 - 5 March 2017
- In a record-breaking crowd of 95,000 over four massive days in 2016, WOMAD has somehow managed to expand each year without losing the heart of the festival
- One of the highlights of WOMAD is the food, and as usual there were offerings from every corner of the globe
- 10 - 13 March 2017
South Australia’s History Festival
- Running throughout the month of May, South Australia’s History Festival is one of South Australia’s largest community events.
- With more than 600 events taking place all around the State, the History Festival promotes South Australia’s wonderful collections, places and stories through an amazing range of activities and events.
- 1 - 31 May 2017
Adelaide Cabaret Festival
- Total attendance of 53,686 people in 2015 with 46 sold out performances featured more than 350 artists performing in 152 performances over 14 days and nights
- The Adelaide Cabaret Festival has matured into a substantial and high-quality platform for entertainers
- 9 - 24 June 2017
- The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is a state-wide festival of Visual Art.
- The SALA Festival was established in 1998 to promote and celebrate the many talented visual artists in South Australia.
- 1 - 31 August 2017
Royal Adelaide Show
- The first Livestock Show was held in the yards of Payne’s Hotel in Hindley Street in October 1843
- Approximately half a million people visit the Royal Adelaide Show each year
- The Royal Adelaide Show is South Australia’s largest event with more than 29% of the State’s population visitin the Show each year
- 1 - 10 September 2017
- Get ready for two weeks of theatre, dance, music, film, live art, delicious food and plenty of wine.
- OzAsia Festival is Australia’s premier international arts festival focusing on Asia
- 2016 will be the biggest and best festival yet
- 26 September - 8 October 2017
Credit Union Christman Pageant
- The Credit Union Christmas Pageant jingles its way into town in November
- From humble beginnings of just eight horse drawn floats and four bands in 1933, the event has grown to include 170 floats, bands, dancers, clowns, and the big man himself – Father Christmas
- The Pageant tradition has continued since then, sharing the magic of Christmas with different generations of children.
- 18 November 2017
For more event listings and activities please visit www.southaustralia.com