What’s Happening in Adelaide this February

Whats Happening in Adelaide this February 2016

AIt’s no wonder South Australia is known as the Festival State – this February’s absolutely brimming with festivals galore!


Date: 6-7 February
Location: Adelaide Showground

The charm of Italy is coming right to your doorstep this February through a heart-warming festival of food (just like mamma used to make), entertainment and cheer. Carnevale is a centuries-old annual celebration that is the only one of its kind in Australia. Expect amazing Italian culinary delights including pastas, bruschetta, Italian coffee and a wide range of delectable treats for the sweet tooths out there, accompanied by a jam-packed entertainment program for two days of fun and food! Find out more


Chinatown Lunar New Year Street Party

Date: 13 February
Location: Moonta Street (Chinatown) & Gouger Street

Gong Xi Fa Cai! It’s out with the Year of the Ram, and in with the Year of the Monkey and what better way to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year than in Adelaide’s very own Chinatown with a giant street party filled with food and entertainment straight out of Asia? With over 20,000 people expected this year, you won’t be alone as you swing from stall to stall, devouring all the delicious traditional foods and taking in all the cultural arts and crafts that will be on offer. Come along and ring in a year of luck and prosperity for the whole family! Find out more


Adelaide Festival of Arts

Date: 26 February – 14 March
Location: Tivoli Theatre

It’s a party all over Adelaide this February, as the Festival State becomes inundated with its biggest festival of the year. Spanning across fifteen different venues and more performances and exhibitions than you can count, The Adelaide Festival of Arts is a month of inspiration, entertainment and spectacle as performers from all over the world travel to Adelaide to show off their talents. The highlights of the festival include the 2016 Adelaide Biennial, Adelaide Writers’ Week 2016, musical acts such as the legendary Sufjan Stevens and the charming Australian String Quartet, and more! Find out more


Adelaide Tomato Battle

Date: 27 February
Location: Adelaide Showground

Heads up! Prepare to get messy at the Adelaide Tomato Battle. Inspired by La Tomatina in Spain and Oktoberfest in Germany, the Tomato Battle combines a festival of delicious food, thirst-quenching beer and extraordinary entertainment with, well, a tomato battle. You’ll become part of a massive sauce bowl by flinging over 300,000 Roma Tomatoes at each other. Better yet, the event is completely environmentally responsible, using only overly ripe tomatoes not fit for human consumption, which are then scooped up and recycled into the ground for next year’s crops. Find out more

Image credit: Tomato Battle

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