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Adelaide Holiday Events & Festivals SA

Leisure Day in the Park
The City of Adelaide Carnival Sprint Regatta and Leisure Day in the Park are both annual events.
This year the two events have combined for the first time to provide a 2-day free family event for all ages.

The City of Adelaide Carnival Sprint Regatta features boat races including, singles, pairs, doubles, quads, fours and the popular eights taking place throughout each day at 3-minute intervals on the Torrens Lake Kate Slatter Sprint Regatta Course. Novelty rowing events including dragon boats, navy challenges and other water-based events will be held both days.
Leisure Day in the Park is a unique event incorporating more than 150 recreational, leisure, sport, outdoor, environment, fitness and arts organisations.

Activities feature the 5ADFM Concert from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

LOCATION: Torrens Lake and adjacent parklands - Elder Park and Pinky Flat
TIME: 10:00 am -10:00pm Saturday and 10:00am - 4:00pm Sunday
COST: Free
FURTHER INFORMATION: ph: 08 8231 1754

The Come Out Youth Arts Festival

The Come Out Youth Arts Festival has grown from a limited program of workshops and performances for young people as a part of the 1974 Adelaide Festival of Arts, to an independent biennial festival for, by and with Young people which embraces the entire state. It is a major event in the arts calendar of South Australia considered one of the three foremost youth arts festivals in the world. Events during this festival are held in Adelaide and South Australian country regions.

Location: Adelaide and SA Country Regions
Telephone: (08) 8267 5766

Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival

Racing was first held at Oakbank in 1876. Today, as in past years, huge crowds flock to this famous picnic race meeting set in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Oakbank, the largest picnic race meeting in the southern hemisphere, attracts worldwide interest and boasts such events as the Onkaparinga Cup and the Great Eastern Steeplechase.

Location: Oakbank
Telephone: (08) 8212 6179

Adelaide Rose Festival

Another biennial event is the Rose Festival, presented by the Rose Society of South Australia and the City of Adelaide. The festival features display, shows, field days and open gardens to honour the beauty of the rose.

Location: Adelaide
Telephone: (08) 8410 1970

Adelaide Cup

South Australia's major horse racing event is held at Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide, in May each year. A highlight in the yearly racing calendar for race goers and punters, Adelaide Cup is celebrated as a public holiday.

Location: Adelaide
Telephone: (08) 8294 2577

Royal Adelaide Show

Every year in September the Wayville Showgrounds come alive with the Royal Adelaide Show. In its early days the show was a way of bringing a slice of country life to the city and this aim is still achieved today. There are many attractions including livestock and produce, rides and sideshows, arena events and much more.

Location: Adelaide
Telephone: (08) 8210 5214

Hills Affare, A Fun Food & Wine Weekend

Hills wineries and Hills restaurants combine to present a weekend of delicious food, quality wines and fun.

Location: Adelaide Hills
Telephone: (08) 8339 5582

Bay to Birdwood

Australia's premier historic motoring event for pre- 1950 vehicles, held in every even numbered year.

Location: Adelaide
Telephone: (08) 8342 7777

Australian Men's Hardcourt Tennis Championship

location: Adelaide Memorial Drive Tennis Courts
Telephone: (08) 8212 6777

Rio International Tennis Challenge

Location: Memorial Drive Tennis Courts Adelaide
Telephone: (08) 8212 6777


Schutzenfest, meaning 'shooting festival'. originated in the provinces of Germany, where almost every town had its celebrations and the King Shooter received an award. It was a time of feasting and fun. This historic event is organised by the South Australian German Association continues the traditions every January with its own Schutzenfest. Visitors are treated to German style food and beverages, music and entertainment.
Location: Adelaide
Telephone: (08) 8223 2539

Adelaide Festival Fringe

The alternative to the 'official' festival attracts a dazzling array of Australian and international performers and visual artiststo Adelaide for four weeks of non-stop activities. The many performances, events and exhibitions range from crazy and bizarre to serious and experimental

Location: Adelaide
Telephone: (08) 8231 7760

Adelaide Festival

The Adelaide Festival, a three week biennial festival, is held in March of each even numbered year and has grown into Australia's major cultural event. The program includes music, drama, ballet, opera, dance, art exhibitions and light entertainment.

Location: Adelaide
Telephone: (08) 8216 8630

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