The festivities never end in South Australia, with events running well throughout winter. From festivals to exhibitions, let’s look at what’s drawing the crowds this June.
27 May – 3 June
Reconciliation Week raises awareness about reconciliation and celebrates Indigenous histories, cultures, and achievements. This year’s theme is ‘Be a Voice for Generations”, encouraging all Australians to find ways to walk toward reconciliation in all aspects of life. Events are hosted throughout the week and open the opportunity for discussions and activities which explore the role we all play in achieving reconciliation in South Australia. To find out more about how you can get involved, visit reconciliationsa.org.au.
Winter Whale Fest
26 May – 25 June
Celebrate the arrival of the Southern Right Whales on the Fleurieu Peninsula at Victor Harbor’s Winter Whale Fest. Snorkel the waters, enjoy walking tours across Granite Island, or learn from talks and exhibitions led by marine conservation experts. You’ll have a whale of a time at the 25 events being held throughout the festival.
Oz Comic-Con Adelaide
3 – 4 June
Calling all pop culture fans, get ready to geek out at Oz Comic-Con Adelaide. Meet your favourite characters, check out the cool displays and competitions and snag an autograph or two. This event is fun for the whole family!
Adelaide Cabaret Festival
9 – 24 June
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival is the world’s largest cabaret festival. In its 23rd year, the festival dazzles with classical, contemporary, local, national and international acts and performances across 12 days.
Adelaide Gin Festival
16 – 18 June
G&T lovers, this one’s for you! The Adelaide Gin Festival is happening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, where 55 Aussie craft distillers and more than 200 gins will be ready to be tasted! Plus, plenty of tasty food will keep those taste buds satisfied. Your ticket includes gin tastings, so grab your friends and get ready for a gin-tastic time.
Frida and Diego: Love and Revolution
24 June – 17 September
An Australian-exclusive exhibition, Frida & Diego: Love & Revolution, will be on display for three months from June. It includes over 150 works of art, which explore topics like love, politics and passion through paintings, works on paper, photographs and period clothing, with a theme of Mexican folk art. This is a must-see for art lovers.
Gathered Winter Design Market
24 – 25 June
Shop local and support South Australian designers at the Gathered Winter Design Market. With over 100 local designers, workshops, food and wine, you will surely find something you love. Located at the Torrens Parade Grounds from 10am to 4pm, entry is from $3.
28 June – 30 July
Lighting up our winter nights for another year, Illuminate Adelaide returns in 2023. The program offers free and ticketed events by local, national and international artists. Check out the good tunes, food and beverages at Base Camp or explore Resonate display at the Adelaide Botanical Gardens. It’s going to be lit.
Festival of Sport
29 June – 1 July
Following AFL Gather Round and LIV Golf, which took to the field in May, South Australia’s inaugural Festival of Sport is one for all sports lovers. Featuring six unique hubs, this festival brings together leaders, graduates, professionals, volunteers and sports fans for a weekend of learning and networking. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate South Australia’s vibrant sporting community.
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