A Festive State of Mind

24 August 2022

There’s a good reason we've been called the Festival State. Drink, eat, dance, read, sing, admire, laugh and cheer your way through South Australia’s events calendar, one festival at a time.

Image: Danny Howe

Ceduna Oyster Festival

October 1 – 2, 2022

Ceduna Foreshore, Wirangu Country

Australia’s largest Oyster Festival returns to Ceduna Foreshore for 2022. Shuck yeah! Held over two days, sample the finest quality seafood, including fresh oysters from the Eyre Peninsula, listen to live music and enjoy the laid back atmosphere of this gorgeous coastal town.

OzAsia Festival

20 October – 6 November, 2022

Adelaide Riverbank, Karrawirra Pari

Australia’s leading contemporary arts festival, OzAsia, is returning to Adelaide for 2022. OzAsia is a showcase of the best theatre, dance, music, visual arts, literature, film, food and cultural events from across Asia and Australia, and is not to be missed.

Handpicked Festival

12 November, 2022

Lake Breeze Wines, Langhorne Creek/Ngarrindjeri Country

Hidden amongst the vineyards of Lake Breeze Wines, you’ll find Handpicked: the ultimate music and wine festival. Sip on wines, indulge in tasty regional food from local food trucks, and have a cheeky boogie to some of Australia’s top musicians, including Hilltop Hoods and The Rubens.

Valo Adelaide 500

1 – 4 December, 2022

Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi

One of Australia’s largest motorsport events, Valo Adelaide 500, is returning after a three-year hiatus! Spanning an action-packed weekend, the exciting event program includes charity luncheons with Supercar drivers, driver autograph sessions, vehicle displays, performances from acts including The Killers, Baker Boy, The Presets and Lime Cordiale, and much more.


2 January, 2023

Ellis Park/Tampawardli

The teams behind Beyond The Valley, Pitch Music & Arts and Grapevine Gathering are bringing Wildlands Festival to Adelaide for the first time this summer, transforming Ellis Park in the heart of Adelaide’s parklands into a sanctuary for music and arts escapism! Sing the night away to dance, electronic and hip-hop acts from both Australia and around the world, including Benee, Diplo, and Adelaide’s own Tkay Maidza.

Santos Tour Down Under

13 – 22 January, 2023

Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga

Experience the race from the regions with the Santos Tour Down Under (TDU). Home to the largest Festival of Cycling in the southern hemisphere, the 2023 TDU returns with 10 days of fun, offering a wide range of events, street parties, a tour village, and live music.

Adelaide Fringe Festival

17 February – 19 March, 2023

Rundle Park/Kadlitpina

The Adelaide Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere, with an incredible calendar of events including cabaret, theatre, comedy, circus, music, visual arts, workshops…and the list goes on! Over 31 magical summer days and nights, the Fringe brings together 6,000+ independent artists in 300+ venues across SA, collectively putting on more than 1,200 shows.


10 – 13 March, 2023

Botanic Park/Tainmuntilla

With a legion of devotees, WOMADelaide is an iconic open-air world music festival set in Adelaide’s stunning Botanic Park/Tainmuntilla. Experience four days of the very best in live music, arts, dance and food from around the world.

Adelaide Festival

3 – 19 March, 2023

Kaurna Country

Adelaide Festival is an annual celebration of the arts, showcasing opera, theatre, dance and music. The Adelaide Writers Week, Australia’s largest free literary festival, also sits within the program, showcasing both established and emerging writers and journalists from across the world.

Tasting Australia

28 April – 7 May, 2023

Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga

Tasting Australia is a showcase of all things South Australian: our people, our produce and our place! Next April, discover deliciously different experiences that feed your curiosity. Explore the Town Square; the perfect place to meet for a drink, and stay for a bite to eat. Top up your drinks knowledge with the ever popular masterclass series, or visit the Town Square Kitchen, where top chefs collaborate to offer dining experiences like no other.

Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival

July 14 – 16, 2023

Adelaide Showground/Kaurna Country

Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival will return next winter for yet another celebration of good food, music and of course, beers. Featuring more than 100 brewers, cideries, distillers and wine-makers from across Australia, a top-notch line-up of barbecued foods and an exciting line-up of live entertainment; there is something for everyone.