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History Festival


Presented by History SA, this event is all about South Australia's history! It is one of South Australia's largest community events and promotes the State's wonderful collections, places and stories.

The History Festival began in 2004 as SA History Week and has grown each year, becoming a month-long festival in 2011. Each May South Australians explore history through hundreds of events which range from talks to tours; walks to workshops; exhibitions to special events.

City of Adelaide has been one of the major sponsors/supporters of the History Festival since its inception and also provides free events for the public. Please find more details about City of Adelaide’s past events below:


Past Events


'Market Meander' Walking Tour Booklet

'20th Century Heritage' Bus Tour Booklet



'Holy Sunday' Bicycle Tour Booklet

'Walk and Talk North Adelaide' Walking Tour Pamphlet

Adelaide: 100 Years Ago Archival Display


'Hidden Gems' Laneway Bicycle Tour Booklet

Rundle Mall 'Above the Canopy' Walking Tour Booklet

The 'High Street': A Self-Guided Historical Walking Trail Digital Version (Tynte Street, North Adelaide)


City of Great Buildings Walking and Cycling Tours Booklet

Black and White Adelaide Display

Heritage Incentives Scheme – 25 Years of Successful Funding Display

Treasures of the Torrens Popeye Tour Booklet


Tales and Treasures of the Adelaide Park Lands Bus Tour Booklet

City of Great Buildings – People’s Choice Campaign


Pubs in the City of Adelaide Bus Tour Booklet


Pubs and Pews of North Adelaide Bus Tour Booklet


Heritage Incentives Scheme – North Adelaide’s Success Stories Bus Tour Booklet


Heritage Incentives Scheme – Heritage in 2009 Bus Tour Booklet


Heritage Incentives Scheme – Restoring Heritage for Today’s Use Bus Tour Booklet

More Information

For more information about any of the events above, please contact Meagan Cox, Heritage (Promotions) Officer, on (08) 8203 7521 or

For more information about the History Festival or to access the full list of events, please see History SA's South Australia's History Festival page.

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