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Festivals & Events

South Australia Festivals and Events


January – June

The Big Day Out
Throughout Australia

This is probably Australia's biggest music festival, with local and international groups from all over the world. Some of there past performers have been Carl Cox, Radiohead, Prodigy, and the Chemical Brothers. The Big Day Out is held in January and February every year in the east and west coasts of Australia.

Australia Day
Throughout Australia
January 26th 

Australia Day is on January 26th and it is celebrated around Australia. There are big parties everywhere, but Perth has a great fireworks show.

The history is that in 1787 British Captain Arthur Philip set sail for Australia with 11 boats of convicts to set up a convict colony in Australia. In these 11 ships there were 759 convicts, of whom 191 were woman and 13 children convicts. It finally landed at Botany Bay on January 18th 1787, but not happy with this as the place for the new settlement, sailed north. On January 26th 1787 they sailed into the Sydney Cove and set up a settlement at what is now known as the Rocks District in Sydney.

Adelaide Festival and Fringe
Adelaide, Australia

This is the country’s biggest arts festival and second only to Edinburgh’s fringe.

Adelaide, Australia

This is event is over three-days and it has seven stages and over 500 musicians and performers. It is one of the biggest of its kind in the world.

Santos Symphony under the Stars
Adelaide, Australia

This event attracts thousands of people as the orchestra plays a free concert under the stars, which also has fireworks and cannons.




July – December

Adelaide Festival of Ideas
Adelaide, Australia

Royal Adelaide Show
Adelaide, Australia

This is one of the oldest royal shows in the country.

Adelaide Rose Festival
Adelaide, Australia

Bay Sports Festivals
Adelaide, Australia

This is one of Australia’s biggest beach events as there are loads of different competitions being played.




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