Summer Festivals of Adelaide

It’s that time of year again, when Adelaide comes alive with a multitude of festivals. While locals know it has Mad March, the festivals actually start in February.  With warm weather, clear skies and a host of activities; there is something to suit all tastes in Adelaide – the festival state.

Below is a selection of the biggest Adelaide festivals to choose from.

IMG_1799Fringe Festival

Known globally as one of the biggest and best festivals in the world. Second only to the Edinburgh fringe. Immerse yourself. in a variety of shows from regular acts through to amateurs launching themselves into the arts for the first time. The fringe is not just limited to the city anymore, the whole state of South Australia becomes a stage for everyone to enjoy.


IMG_2094Superloop 500

Best known for so long as the Clipsal 500, I admit even I had to look up what a superloop was. An internet provider, I discovered. The event is a four day weekend of adrenaline, turbo charged car racing for petrol heads. However, there are activities around the track for those who want a break from the on track action. You can enjoy fashion parades, kids activities or bring a picnic and sit in the park with friends or family


A diverse mix of music, art, theatre from not only Australia but around the world. There are a number of venues around the city where you can enjoy one of the shows. This festival focuses on celebrating WOMADelaide diversity and inclusion where the arts are a universal language for all to enjoy.

Writer’s WeekIMG_1980

A showcase of new and established writers from Australia and overseas who discuss their motivation for the writing. The main event is held in the Women’s Pioneer Gardens near the Torrens River which runs through the city. In the shade of a canopy of tall, green trees, it is the perfect place to sit and relax. The best time to visit is the first weekend and it is the one event I always have to attend.

Summer in Adelaide is a smorgasbord of entertainment



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