Kangaroo Island - What's On

Throughout the year, Kangaroo Island boasts a great array of events, festivals, races, exhibitions and shows. And the great thing is that none of them are that far apart from one another. Join in the fun with the locals.


American River Gala Day

Sunday 20 January 2018

American River Oval 

Enjoy this annual local event including a car boot sale, merry-go-round, pony rides, over 30 market stalls, face painting, a cook off competition, food and drink and much more.  From 10am.  Gold coin donation to local charities. Fly overs and plane viewing at Muston.  Phone (08) 8553 7231


Kangaroo Island Farmers Market

First Sunday of Every Month - 9am to 1pm
Middle Terrace, Penneshaw

Kangaroo Islands finest Food & Wine producers gather to showcase thier local produce and craft. Everything Kanagaroo Island in one location close to the Sealink Ferry Terminal.

Tastings, breakfast, coffee and a great village atmosphere are all on offer … be sure to make a morning out of it! Stallholders travel from all corners of the Island to offer a wide variety of wares, from homemade soaps and candles to hand-crafted wooden items, gifts, photography and clothing.


Farmers Market Kingscote

held every second Sunday at Bay of Shoals  Winery  from 10am till 2pm.

Kangaroo Island Marathon

Saturday 26 August 2017
Full Marathon Start 7am  |  Half Marathon Start 8am
Flinders Chase National Park

RUN WITH THE ROOS : The course route is located in the remote south-west corner of Flinders Chase National Park. Be inspired by deviating and undulating roads that cut through dense forest, an exposed coastal section with views of the powerful Southern Ocean, a loop that travels by historic landmarks such as Cape de Couedic Lighthouse and Admirals Arch, and a zig-zag boardwalk leading to the iconic Remarkable Rocks.



Kangaroo Island ART FEASTival

September & October 2017

A festival celebrating the art, culture and cuisine of Kangaroo Island. It fills galleries, cafés and other venues across the island with a feast for the senses: a perfect blend of art, music, food, beverages and more. Emerging and established artists put forward offerings, with community art sitting alongside works by artists of international renown.


Kangaroo Island Show

Saturday 28 October 2017 - from 9am
Kingscote Oval, Soldiers Memorial Park, Centenary Avenue, Kingscote

Stalls begin trading at 9am  |  Official opening 12 noon

Enjoy a colourful and busy day out with lots of stalls, horses and activities happening. Wonderful exhibits in the pavilion, lovely food on display as well as the flowers and quilts. Rock Climbing Wall, Old MacDonald's Travelling Farm, Island Bounce just to name a few. Entertainment for the whole family - Rides for kids


Parndana Agricultural Show

Saturday November  11 2017 - from 7.30am
Parndana Sports Oval

A local country show in the hard of Kangaroo Island held annually on the second Saturday of November at the Parndana Sport's Ground, the Parndana Agricultural, Horticultural and Floricultural Show has a unique look at a small Agricultural community.

Showcasing Agricultural Produce, Horses in action, Shearing, Sheep, Wool, Cookery, Preserves, Flowers, Dog Jumping, Quilting & Needlework, Pets, Photography, Poultry, Fruit & Vegetables, Art, Honey, Literacy, Young Farmer Challenge and Junior Farmers Challenge. Also holding State Cooking Competitions in Laucke/CWA Scone Competition Semi Finals, Rich Fruit Cake Semi Finals and the Genoa Cake Semi Finals.


Kangaroo Island Gourmet Gallop

Saturday 21 January 2018
Cygnet River intersection of the Playford Highway and the Hog Bay Road

First horse race to start approx. 1pm and last 4:30pm

The Kangaroo Island Gourmet Gallop is more than just a day at the horse races - it's a foodie's dream with some of the island's well-known companies selling their fare by the track. There's bound to be something to tempt every palate.


Kangaroo Island Cup Carnival

February 2018
Cygnet River intersection of the Playford Highway and the Hog Bay Road

The Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup Day - the big one! Join a crowd of around 5,000 people trackside to celebrate all that is great about country racing as the best horses from far and wide race for the Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup.

Dress to impress for the Fashions of the Field for your chance to represent the Island at the Fashion at The Races competition in Adelaide, and enjoy a range of entertainment throughout the day.


Rebuild Independence Group ( American Schooner Rebuild ) 4th of July fireworks in American River.

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