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.

Hitaf Rasheed 
Executive Director, Events South Australia


USEFUL RESOURCES

SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S EVENTS CALENDAR

Events and festivals shape South Australian life. You’ll find the latest version of South Australia's events calendar here. Please email us at esa@sa.gov.au or get in touch with your usual Events South Australia contact if you would like an event included.

MARKETING SUPPORT

Make sure your event is listed with the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse to receive marketing support through our consumer website southaustralia.com. Read more about creating an ATDW event listing here.

COVID MANAGEMENT PLANS

COVID Management Plans are no longer required. However, as we transition into a new phase of learning to live with COVID-19 in South Australia, it’s important that any future event you hold continues to implement some ongoing COVID-safe practices. This includes physical distancing, a focus on pre-event communication to your patrons about staying away if they are unwell, promoting good infection control practices, and encouraging people’s choices around mask wearing.

For current information, event organisers should refer to the SA Government’s COVID information site at covid-19.sa.gov.au