Events and festival support
A MESSAGE FROM HITAF RASHEED, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EVENTS SOUTH AUSTRALIA
South Australian events and festivals help shape our great state. They deliver crucial economic, cultural and community benefits, uniting audiences in celebration. Organisers have proven resilient amid the challenges of the COVID pandemic: changing concepts, venues and timing to ensure events could proceed and redirecting their efforts when cancellations occurred. We applaud their creativity and share optimism for the future.
Events and festivals are often the incentive for visitors to book holidays to South Australia – and the coming year offers much to inspire plans. Highlights include the return of the Adelaide 500 from 1-4 December, six matches and a semi-final at Adelaide in October and November as part of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant back on city streets in its 90th year, bold drawcards such as Illuminate Adelaide, and Harvest Rock, and a strong regional events program.
The 2023 calendar includes the return of the Santos Tour Down Under to open the international cycling season in January and FIFA Women’s World Cup matches.
The Events South Australia team is proud of strong working relationships across the industry. A range of resources to assist with event planning are below. We welcome any queries and appreciate your interest in our state’s vibrant events calendar.
Executive Director, Events South Australia