Events and Festivals in Adelaide

  • Adelaide Festival (March) : The month of “Mad March” as it is popularly known kicks off with the Adelaide Festival which has been running for over 50 years. Showcasing various art forms and boasting Australia’s most creative events, the festival offers everything from dance, music, theatre, literature, opera and art. It is by far the one of the most popular events in Adelaide.
  • Adelaide Fringe(Feb- March): Second only to the world famous Edinburgh Fringe, the Adelaide Fringe is just as interesting, intriguing and over the top. With several independent arts and performers flocking to the city from all over and delighting visitors. The range of events and performances include plays, street performers, artists, musicians and basically anyone who has a talent to exhibit.
  • Adelaide Christmas Pageant (November): The largest event of its kind in the world, the Adelaide Christmas Pageant attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Held on second Saturday of November annually, the event has been taking place in Adelaide for over 70 years.  A parade from King Williams Street to the North Terrace area, amazing floats, costumes music and fun is what the fest is all about.
  • WOMADelaide (March): WOMAD is World of Music, Arts and Dance. A unique outdoor music festival, it has been returning in March for the past 21 years. Synonymous with fantastic performances from dancers, DJs and musicians, the festival is an iconic event in Australia.

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