Upcoming events

Notice of upcoming medium to major events 

The City of Adelaide has developed a dashboard which provides a two-month overview of upcoming events in the Adelaide Park Lands and road events.

Events shown are classed as medium or major in size and scale (events attracting 1,501+ people) and include both City of Adelaide and external events.

Please note that the information shown includes events which are at different stages of gaining approval from the City of Adelaide. The information shown, therefore, is subject to change at short notice.

How to use the dashboard

The dashboard can be viewed using any internet browser on any smart device.

The dashboard shows a map of the City of Adelaide precinct. The coloured circles indicate proposed event sites. Click on any coloured circle to find out more about the event. The information about the particular event will appear on the right-hand side of the map.

Table of upcoming events

For ease of viewing, a list of the upcoming events for 2019 contained in the dashboard is provided in the table below:

EventDate and timeLocationDescriptionWebsite and Contact Details
National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant

9 Nov

9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Various City streets Annual televised Christmas parade with floats, bands, dancers, clowns etc.

Website

8244 6277

Loy Krathong- The Festival of Light

9 Nov

11:00 am to 8:00 pm

Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli (Park 27)

Loy Krathong is Thailand's very own 'festival of lights'. A national event, it is held annually in the first half of November. The celebration involves numerous social activities and various rituals which culminates with the most famous and popular part which is the launching of a krathong- a floating lantern carrying candles and joss sticks.

Website

0432 640 799

Korean Culture and Food Festival

9 Nov

10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Rundle Park / Kadlitpina (Park 13)

Ethnic culture and food festival with music, demonstrations and stalls.



0415 144 254

Multicultural Festival

10 Nov

11:00am to 5:00 pm

Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga (North)

The biannual Multicultural Festival is a free one-day community event organised by Multicultural Affairs. It is the State Government's flagship event for promoting and showcasing the interculturalism and multiculturalism in SA. The Festival will feature multiple performance and activity areas and stalls for multicultural community groups to showcase their cultural heritage through art, craft, food, dance, music and activities through a large-scale positive and celebratory platform.



Website 

0449 572 212

Music in the Square

14 Nov

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Hindmarsh Square / Mukata

The City of Adelaide and Music SA proudly celebrates Adelaide as a UNESCO City of Music with live tunes from Adelaide's best local, emerging talent.

Website

8203 7203

Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event

14 to 17 Nov

8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi (Park 16)

King Rodney Park / Ityamia-itpina (Park 15)

Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka (Park 14)

The Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event is Australia's premier equestrian event and one of two international sporting events held in Adelaide annually. The 3 day event is the triathlon of horse sport comprising the three phases of dressage, cross country and jumping over three days on the same horse.

Website

1300 244 727

Guru Nanak’s 550th Birth Anniversary

16 Nov

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Ellis Park / Tampawardli (Park 24)

This event is to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak who is the first guru of Sikh Religion. This year marks the 550th birth anniversary and the Sikh community living in Adelaide would like to celebrate to spread his message of universal brotherhood and peace.



0433 880 078

Lighting of the Christmas Tree

23 Nov

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga (North)

Free community event which will feature band and choir performances, free family activities, giant games, roaming performers, food trucks and most importantly will include the Lord Mayor and a lucky member of the public Lighting the Christmas Tree.

Website 

8203 7203

Volksfest

24 Nov

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Elder Park

Annual event displaying up to 190 Volkswagen based vehicles. The event is open to the public to view the cars. Music will be played from the Rotunda and there will be a barbeque provided.

Website

0417 819 773

Feast Festival- Picnic in the Park

24 Nov

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Pinky Flat A family focused picnic event with community stalls, food and craft stalls, entertainment including DJ / live music and family activities.

Website

8463 0684


Emali Family Day

30 Nov

4:00 pm to 10:00 pm



Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli (Park 27)



Emali family day is an event provided to all the families of the Emali early learning centres. The event is free for families and ticketed for friends and the general public. Once inside the event site, all elements are of no cost. This includes food, rides, carols, fireworks and amusements.

Website
8232 8071

EventDate and timeLocationDescriptionWebsite and contact details

Music in the Square

5 Dec

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Hindmarsh Square / Mukata

The City of Adelaide and Music SA proudly celebrates Adelaide as a UNESCO City of Music with live tunes from Adelaide's best local, emerging talent.

8203 7203

Website

Adelaide Rally Gouger Street Party

6 Dec

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Gouger Street

(intersection of Moonta St)

The Gouger Street Party has long been a special part of the Shannon’s Classic Adelaide Rally and is a great way to get up close with all of the competition cars as they line up alongside each other on Gouger Street at conclusion of the day’s racing. The event will feature entertainment and starts from the Adelaide Formula 1 era will be on stage.

To be advised

Adelaide Rally East End Finale Party

7 Dec

12:30 pm to 9:30 pm

East Terrace, Rundle Road,

Rundle Street and Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka (Park 14)
A demonstrative super special stage on Rundle Road where the public can see the rally cars close up. Manufacturers displays on Rundle Street combined with motoring themed activities for children. Live music will also feature.

0417 171 730

Website
Carols by Candlelight

7 Dec

2:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Elder Park (Part of Tarntanya Wama (Park 26)) South Australia’s largest Christmas concert.

0419 889 001

Website
Motorcycle Riders Association of South Australia Toy Run

8 Dec

8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi (Park 16) A community event to celebrate motorcycling with a focus on assisting children in families in need over the Christmas season. Thousands of toys are distributed to children. Website
Polo in the City

13 Dec

3:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi (Park 16) An event involving two polo games, food and beverages and other programmed activities including the Divot Stomp, Mens and Ladies Dash and fashions on the field.

0404 199 852

Website
Christmas Lights, Festive Nights

13 to 22 Dec

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga 10 magical evenings of activities and entertainment, including food trucks, entertainment and free activities for the whole family.

8203 7203

Website




Ebenezer Night Markets

14 Dec 19 to 7 March 20

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Ebenezer Place 52 trading stalls featuring fashion, jewellery and food over 10 nights over summer. Website
New Year’s Eve

31 Dec

6:00 pm to 1:00 am
Elder Park & Adelaide Riverbank Lawn (Barr Smith Walk) The City of Adelaide’s free New Year’s Eve party in Elder Park and on the Riverbank will be the place to celebrate with family and friends. The event will feature a jam-packed program of live music, family entertainment and two spectacular HomeStart fireworks displays.

8203 7203

Website

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Need more information?

If you have any questions about the status of events shown on this page, please contact the City of Adelaide Events team:

08 8203 7203

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