Performing Arts in Adelaide

Adelaide Fringe

This annual independent arts festival in February and March is second only to the Edinburgh Fringe. Funky, unpredictable and downright hilarious. Get into it!
Performing Arts in Adelaide

Adelaide Festival

Top-flight international and Australian dance, drama, opera, literature and theatre performances in March. Don't miss the Northern Lights along North Tce − old sandstone buildings ablaze with lights – and the hedoni…
Music in Adelaide


One of the world's best live-music events, with more than 300 musicians and performers from around the globe. Perfect for families and those with a new-age bent.
Sports in Adelaide

Tour Down Under

The world's best cyclists sweating in their lycra: six races through SA towns, with the grand finale in downtown Adelaide.
Music in Adelaide

Semaphore Music Festival

Annual outdoor music fest in beachy Semaphore – the last bastion of ungentrified seaside soul in Adelaide's western suburbs. Lots of local talent; held one weekend in early October.
Food & Drink in Adelaide

Tasting Australia

SA foodie experiences around the city and its encircling wine regions. Expect classes, demonstrations, talks and plenty to put in your mouth. First week of May.
Sports in Adelaide

SANFL Grand Final

September is the zenith of the local Aussie Rules football season. Watch it at the Adelaide Oval, watch it at the pub, watch it on TV – just watch it!
LGBT in Adelaide

Feast Festival

Adelaide's big-ticket gay-and-lesbian festival happens over two weeks in October/November, with a carnival, theatre, dialogue and dance.
Music in Adelaide

Adelaide Guitar Festival

Annual axefest with a whole lotta rock, classical, country, blues and jazz goin' on. Held in August (when there's not much else to do).
Sports in Adelaide

City to Bay

In September there's an annual 12km fun run from the city to Glenelg (aka 'the Bay'): much sweat and cardiac duress.