There is always something going on in Adelaide, and the city plays host to a number of exciting annual events. Every year, locals and tourists alike come together to enjoy the festivals and celebrations that put Adelaide on the map. 

Here are some of the best annual events in Adelaide.

Annual events in Adelaide

Adelaide Fringe (February/March)

The largest open-access arts festival in the southern hemisphere, the Adelaide Fringe Festival is not to be missed. This month-long extravaganza features more than 6,000 artists from around the world performing in marquees, pubs, warehouses, theatres and pop-up venues across the city. The programme includes over 1,200 different events, so festival-goers have a wide selection to choose from.

Adelaide Festival (February/March)

Going back nearly 60 years, this acclaimed cultural event features an array of performances. Attendees can enjoy opera, theatre, dance and cabaret performances, as well as visual art forms such as fine art and new media.

Barossa Vintage Festival (April)

This fantastic five-day festival draws visitors to the Barossa Valley wine region just outside Adelaide. This celebration of the region's food, wine and culture hosts an array of events spread out over several days and makes for a perfect family outing.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival (June)

This unique public festival, featuring top artists from the cabaret-, music- and theatre worlds, is the largest of its kind globally. Tickets might be on the pricey side, but the festival has loads of entertainment options and offers a not-to-be-missed experience.