WOMADelaide, the iconic open-air festival set in Adelaide’s stunning Botanic Park, is an award-winning celebration of the very best of the World of Music, Arts & Dance. This year, WOMADelaide will be happening from 9-12 March 2018.
WOMAD stands for the World of Music, Arts and Dance, and gives its name to the internationally established WOMAD Festival that brings together artists from all over the globe. As well as presenting and celebrating the huge array of art forms, a central aim of WOMAD’s many festivals is to promote cross-cultural awareness and tolerance. WOMADelaide is the four-day festival of Music, Arts and Dance presented annually in Adelaide’s Botanic Park as part of the Adelaide Festival on the middle weekend in March. The festival was first presented in 1992 as part of the Adelaide Festival of Arts.
WOMADelaide regularly attracts around 20,000 people per day, (not including children 12 and under who are admitted free) with over a third of attendees coming from interstate and overseas. WOMADelaide programming will generally feature up to 500 artists from around 30 countries. Set in the magnificent inner city Botanic Park, the action across seven outdoor stages comprises performances and workshop activities and is complemented by a strong range of site performance and visual arts programs.
OzAsia Festival is Australia’s premier international arts festival focusing on Asia. Under current Festival Director Joseph Mitchell, the annual program features the finest theatre, dance, music, film, talks and visual arts that Asia has to offer.
See what’s on at this year’s OzAsia Festival.
Kangaroo island is Australia’s third largest island, with a population of 4500 people and a coastline totalling 480km. The island is a bio-diverse hotspot; organic GMA free produce, rare flora and fauna, and unspoiled picturesque landscapes. Kangaroo Island is surrounded by five marine sanctuaries and one third of the land is designated as national parks, helping to position Kangaroo Island as a ‘must see’ tourist destination.
The 1908 Management Group Pty Ltd trades as 1908 Sports Management. Our vision is to be a leader in the adventure tourism industry by raising the profile of the Kangaroo Island Marathon as one of the Top 10 Destination Marathons in the World.
Sign up for the marathon held on 1 Sep 2018 here.
In 2018, Adelaide Fringe will happen from 16 Feb – 18 Mar and if you ask anyone who’s ever been lucky enough to experience the Fringe, they’ll tell you themselves that it’s the best time of year to be in Adelaide.
The atmosphere is indescribable, but here are some words that almost do the job; mythical, magical, fantabulous, fantasmagorical, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. You get the idea – it’s one in a million.
Venues big and small, pop-up and permanent house thousands of artists from all over Adelaide, Australia and the world. Around most of Adelaide’s corners, whether in an alleyway, a tent, a pub, a laundromat or an abandoned hospital for the criminally insane, you’ll be bound to find Fringe goodness in some shape or form.
With free events, ground breaking work, new talent, innovative thinking and original voices, it’s a festival for everyone!
See here for more information.
As the first stop on the world cycling calendar, the Santos Tour Down Under kicks off the cycling year in exhilarating style.
The Santos Tour Down Under was first held in 1999 and has grown year on year to become the biggest cycling race in the southern hemisphere.
This nine-day event brings top UCI WorldTour professional cycling teams to race on the streets of Adelaide and regional South Australia each January. Up for grabs are important UCI points and the Santos Ochre Leader’s Jersey.
Not just a bike race, the Santos Tour Down Under is a festival of cycling, with a range of associated events and festivals that create a massive party atmosphere across South Australia. Amateur cyclists can also get involved in the action through the Subaru Breakaway Series, which gives people the chance to ride part of the UCI WorldTour race route.
The Santos Tour Down Under invites the whole state to the party by taking the race through South Australian regions. The race typically starts and concludes with exciting Adelaide city street circuits, with stages 1-5 being held in regional South Australia. The Santos Tour Down Under provides a significant contribution to the state’s tourism industry and showcases the attractions of South Australia to the world through global television coverage.
Check out more here.
Tasting Australia is a journey of South Australia’s produce from paddock to plate.
Since 1997, Tasting Australia has been one of Australia’s most anticipated culinary festivals.
Tasting Australia is a journey of South Australia’s produce from paddock to plate and a celebration of real food heroes.
The eight-day festival surpasses just eating and drinking to uncover what South Australia’s food-scene is all about: crusading local and seasonal produce; promoting its diverse culture; championing premium producers; indulging in a kaleidoscope of tastes and being treated to unforgettable dining experiences.
Food-lovers from across the globe will descend on Adelaide and South Australia’s surrounding regions to immerse themselves in Tasting Australia from Sunday 30 April to Sunday 7 May 2017.
From the farmgate to Town Square, at the Adelaide Central Market or in the vineyards of the Adelaide Hills where world-renowned natural wines begin their journey, there is no better place to discover and taste Australia’s best than in South Australia.
Begin your gastronomical journey here.