Events We Manage
Events South Australia is the events arm of the South Australian Tourism Commission and manages four major events: the Credit Union Christmas Pageant, Santos Tour Down Under, Adelaide Fashion Festival and Tasting Australia.
Adelaide Fashion Festival, Adelaide
Events South Australia is responsible for the creation and development of nationally and internationally recognised events. A designated event management team for each of these events works tirelessly throughout the year to ensure core events will continue to get bigger and better!
Tasting Australia is a celebration of eating and drinking that began in 1997 and has grown to be one of the nation’s most popular culinary festivals. In 2014 more than 50,000 people enjoyed Tasting Australia, which was given a fresh new focus by creative directors Simon Bryant and Paul Henry. More than 85 events took place around the state and a new festival hub, Town Square, was established in Victoria Square. Tasting Australia will become an annual event from 2016.
Santos Tour Down Under
The first stop on the world cycling calendar, the Santos Tour Down Under kicks off the cycling year in exhilarating style. This nine-day event brings the top professional cycling teams to race on the streets of Adelaide and regional South Australia each January. Up for grabs are important UCI WorldTour points and the Santos Ochre Leader’s Jersey.
The Santos Tour Down Under 2016, including any event authorised by the event organiser as being officially associated with the Santos Tour Down Under 2016, is declared to be a major event. The major event period for which the major event is in force is the period commencing on 16 January 2016 and ending on 25 January 2016.
View the Major Events (Santos Tour Down Under 2016) Regulations 2015.
Credit Union Christmas Pageant
The Credit Union Christmas Pageant is a South Australian institution. It brings families and the community together and is one of the world’s great pageants, with more than 57 festive and fairytale floats, 15 marching bands, dancing groups, 15 walking sets and 164 clowns in 75 clown sets. With more than 300,000 people lining the 3.3 kilometre route to watch and enjoy this wonderful procession each year, it is the largest pageant in the southern hemisphere.
Adelaide Fashion Festival
The Adelaide Fashion Festival is an annual celebration of South Australia’s growing fashion industry, taking place in October each year. The festival showcases both established and up-and-coming fashion plus accessories designers in a modern, innovative and relevant setting. Celebrating what is special about our local creativity and design, we also include photography, hair and makeup, art, food and wine across vibrant venues throughout the city of Adelaide. We are committed to expanding our fashion industry through a growing international focus on areas such as China, including our Sister State Shandong and Sister City Quingdao.
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Events South Australia also supports and sponsors a wide range of leading events throughout the state.
For an overview of the events occurring throughout South Australia, download the Events Calendar.