What’s hotter than SA’s February weather forecast? The state’s jam-packed events calendar! This February, there’s so much good stuff happening that staying home really isn’t an option.
As well as the 1300 shows during Adelaide Fringe, we’ve got events that feature everything from world-class cycling to fabulous fashion. Then there are the parties for the lovers of food, wine and spirits, plus your chance to shimmy and shine at multiple music festivals. Get out there and enjoy your summer!
Adelaide Tissot UCI Track Nations Cup
Adelaide will host the world’s best track cyclists for one of the final 2024 Paris Olympic Games qualifying events. This huge weekend of racing is one of only three Tissot UCI Track Nations Cups staged internationally each year, guaranteeing South Australian crowds will witness the best track cyclists in peak form. Cheer on the ARA Australian Cycling Team at the Adelaide Super-Drome as they compete across all six Olympic events, including the team pursuit, team sprint and Madison.
Cellar Door Fest
Meet, taste and discover the best of South Australia as more than 100 regional wineries, distilleries and food producers come together under one roof at the Adelaide Convention Centre. From internationally renowned to boutique brands, this gourmet event offers the ultimate opportunity to enjoy complimentary tastings, chat to the makers and learn something new at masterclasses. The programme boasts events that pair chocolate with spirits, wine with cheese and even gin with yoga – there really is something to surprise and delight everyone at Cellar Door Fest.
Laneway Festival is back at Bonython Park with a stacked lineup for 2024. The nineteenth edition of this beloved music festival is packed with some of the most exciting artists from around the world. That means acts at the top of their game as well as new, ground-breaking talent. Catch big names like British rap superstar Stormzy, cultural force Steve Lacy and singer-songwriter sensation Dominic Fike. The lineup also includes AJ Tracey, Angie McMahon, Confidence Man, Cordae, Paris Texas, Teenage Dads, Dope Lemon, Skin on Skin and loads more to get excited about.
Asia Street Food By The Sea
Let the Glenelg sea breeze keep you cool as you immerse yourself in a feast of authentic Asian street food made the traditional way. More than 100 different dishes will be on offer at this delicious festival, held beneath the enchanting glow of Hoi An lanterns and among rustic Bali-style huts by the beach. As well as the fantastic food, this event boasts a diverse lineup of local live bands and performers, plus timeless folk games and fun challenges for families and friends of all ages to enjoy.
16 February – 17 March
Bursting at the seams with more than 1300 shows held over a month, Australia’s biggest arts fest is a multi-genre mega-event: Whether you’re a cabaret connoisseur, comedy queen, music lover or theatre tragic, there’s something in the programme for you. The Fringe fun is statewide this year across 500 venues, from Coober Pedy to Naracoorte. In Adelaide, a lineup of global and local performers will present a feast of nightly fun at venues that form the festival hub, including the Garden of Unearthly Delights, Wonderland in Hindmarsh Square and the Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub in Festival Plaza.
16 February – 17 March
Throughout the Adelaide Fringe, Gluttony’s got food and entertainment for all tastes, from weekend shows for the whole family to late-night laughs. As well as the 170 fabulous Fringe acts performing within Gluttony, you’ll find dining precincts offering a diverse range of delicious cuisines and bars serving up fine wines, local beer and top-shelf spirits. There will also be family-friendly activities, interactive installations, plus multiple areas to chill and watch the world go by at this open-air party in the park. Entry is free, so there’s no need to raid the piggy bank!
SAGE: SA Game Exhibition 2024
SAGE 2024 is Adelaide’s most exciting two days of the year for video gamers, developers and fans – and tickets are free to book! After the massive success of the inaugural event in 2023, this year’s programme is even bigger and better. Presented by the South Australian Film Corporation at Adelaide Studios, the event is your chance to experience the best of South Australia’s world-class video game development industry first-hand. Come and try your hand at playing a range of awesome video games made right here, plus meet the local creators, developers and studios behind them.
The African Prints Festival
This is one for all the fashionistas! The African Prints Festival proudly celebrates the kaleidoscope of African heritage, multiculturalism and diversity through gorgeous fabrics, stunning clothes and unique designs. Enjoy an event that combines a party, fashion show, networking platform and marketplace. There will be special offers, product sampling, competitions, raffle draws and more during TAPFestival. This is the place where style, tradition and innovation meet – embrace the power of fashion this summer at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre!
23 February – 17 March
This is one highlight of the Adelaide Fringe no one should miss! Each night, the Adelaide Botanic Garden will be transformed into a magical outdoor art gallery under the stars, where audiences of all ages can embark on an extraordinary sensory journey. Sure to give you all the feels, this is a self-guided voyage through a wondrous series of projected and immersive artworks by amazing artists Nicole Gollan, Andrej Boleslavsky, Dan Archer, “Harsh Realities”, Liam Somerville, Michael Ellingford, Alex Frayne and Katrina Penning.
A day of smiles, exploration and collective expression, Sidebyside returns to provide all the ravers a boundary-pushing day of electronic music, art and good company in the Adelaide Parklands. Presented through pristine audio systems with a plentiful helping of growling low frequencies, the soundscape will keep your feet moving and your body grooving all afternoon and into the night. The lineup is epic, featuring sets from local, national and international artists including Andy Garvey, Tom Trago, Thilini, Tornado Wallace, Bashkka, Zed Bias and Sophie McAlister.
Poppin Out Festival
Come exactly as you are to this colourful, camp and carefree music festival at Marys Poppin club, for a musical celebration of love and freedom. This inaugural event is all about pure joy and inclusivity: adults of all races, sexes, genders, ages and abilities are invited to join the party on Synagogue Place and experience more than 29 live artists, DJs and musicians. Headliners include Sneaky Sound System, Atomic Kiss and Hannah Conda. There will also be plenty of fabulous food, drink and market stalls to enjoy. We know you’re ready to pop and we’re totally here for it!