Festivals

Adelaide Fringe

Artists from Australia and across the globe take over the city in hundreds of pop up venues in parks, warehouses, lane-ways and empty buildings as well as established venues such as theatres, hotels, art galleries, cafes and town halls…

Check out some of the Adelaide Fringe’s major venues:

The Garden of Unearthly Delights

Gluttony

Royal Croquet Club

The GC – at the The German Club

Tuxedo Cat

Holden Street Theatres

Tandanya

Venue

Various venues across South Australia

Dates

16 February - 18 March 2018

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Adelaide Festival

Adelaide Festival is an internationally renowned multi-arts festival with a long and successful history. With a reputation for bold and adventurous programming and located in a city of perfect size, setting and climate, Adelaide Festival holds a unique place in the Australian creative landscape.

Venue

Various venues across Adelaide

Dates

2 March - 18 March 2018

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WOMADelaide

WOMADelaide runs over four days in Botanic Park in inner-city Adelaide on the March long weekend. The program features performances and workshops by the world’s best traditional and contemporary musicians.

Venue

Botanic Park, Adelaide

Dates

9 March - 12 March 2018

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dreamBIG Children's Festival

DreamBIG is South Australia’s iconic arts festival for children having inspired and entertained children and their families for over 40 years. It is also an important part of South Australia’s reputation as a leader in children’s theatre and entertainment.

 

Venue

Various venues across South Australia

Dates

16 May - 25 May 2019

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival

For 16 days and nights in June, the best cabaret artists from around the world converge on Adelaide for a winter celebration of intimate performance at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

Now in its 18th year and the biggest cabaret festival in the world, the Festival has become a major event in the international and Australian arts calendar. It has garnered a reputation of highlighting the best local, national and international artists through an eclectic program of classic and contemporary cabaret performances.

Venue

Adelaide Festival Centre

Dates

8 June - 23 June 2018

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Umbrella Winter City Sounds

Umbrella Winter City Sounds is an initiative to support events, venues, promoters and musicians within the Adelaide city centre. It offers a wide range of curated live music projects and other performances to warm and illuminate the colder weeks.

Venue

Various venues across the Adelaide CBD

Dates

July 2018 (dates TBA)

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South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival

The South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA) is recognised as the largest and most innovative community based visual arts festival in Australia. Artists exhibit across the state in galleries, open art studios, restaurants, cafes, wineries and many other unique spaces.

Venue

Various venues across South Australia

Dates

1 August - 31 August 2017

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Guitar Festival

The Adelaide Guitar Festival is a four-day biennial festival, curated by internationally renowned Australian guitarist, Slava Grigoryan. With both free and ticketed events, there’s something to get everyone in the mood for music.

Venue

Adelaide Festival Centre

Dates

9 August - 12 August 2018

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OzAsia Festival

OzAsia Festival is Australia’s leading international arts festival that is entirely dedicated to engagement with Asia. In 2016 the Festival will celebrate it’s 10th year. The current Festival Director is Joseph Mitchell.

Venue

Adelaide Festival Centre

Dates

26 September - 8 October 2017

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Adelaide Film Festival

The Adelaide Film Fest has won acclaim and awards for its innovative programming and has established itself as a landmark event: Variety Magazine list it in their Top 50 Unmissable Film Festivals around the world.

Venue

Various venues across Adelaide

Dates

5 October - 15 October 2017

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Feast Festival

Feast is Adelaide’s lesbian and gay culture Festival, held in November. It has grown from a grassroots community event in 1997 to the biggest arts festival of its kind in Australia.

Venue

Various venues across South Australia

Dates

11 November - 26 November 2017

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