South Australia

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The Garden of Unearthly Delights: February / March 2021** (dates to be confirmed)
Each year, The Garden of Unearthly Delights creates a unique festival playground including multiple performance venues, bars, carnival rides, an array of world foods, market stalls, and the most unexpected sideshow surprises. Over the past nineteen years it has evolved into the greatest arts event in town and the heart of Adelaide’s summer arts festival season.

Adelaide Fringe: 19 February – 21 March 2021**
Adelaide Fringe is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest, and Australia’s biggest ticket selling open access arts festival. Venues big and small, pop-up and permanent, house thousands of artists from all over Adelaide, Australia and the world. With free events, groundbreaking work, new talent, innovative thinking and original voices, Adelaide Fringe is for everyone!

Adelaide Festival: 26 February – 14 March 2021**
For 60 years, audiences have delighted in an outstanding mix of internationally acclaimed theatre productions, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking dance pieces, renowned writers and striking visual arts displays. Enjoyed amid warm March days and starry nights, Adelaide Festival’s celebration of creative excellence makes for an event of truly epic proportions.

WOMADelaide: 5 – 8 March 2021**
WOMADelaide is a four-day festival of Music, Arts and Dance celebrating cultural and creative diversity held since 1992 in Adelaide’s beautiful Botanic Park. The festival has become a truly unique part of the Australian festival landscape, showcasing the best, the essential – and the surprising – in global music, dance, art and ideas.

Feast on the Foreshore: March 2021 (date to be confirmed)
Feast on the Foreshore – Semaphore’s Big Gay Out has been a part of the Adelaide Fringe since March 2016. Held on the Semaphore Foreshore it is a day when the Park is decked in rainbows as we celebrate our LGBTIQ community. There will be market stalls, food vans and live entertainment. Enter your dog in the Dog Show for a chance to win great prizes. Free entry!

Adelaide Cabaret Festival:  11 – 26 June 2021**
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival is an annual festival commencing on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend each June. Established in 2001 and the biggest festival of its kind, it is a major event in the international and Australian arts calendar. The festival has garnered a reputation of highlighting the best local, national and international artists through an eclectic program of classic and contemporary cabaret performances.

Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival: June 2021**
The Cabaret Fringe features the best of home-grown and national talent and features the breadth of artistic expression in cabaret in Australia. From Berlin to Broadway, Downtown to the Outback – cabaret artists have found a home and dedicated audiences in the clubs, bars and venues of Adelaide through the Cabaret Fringe.

Better Together Conference: 18 – 19 June 2021
Celebrating respect and difference, Better Together will bring LGBTIQ+ people and their allies together to shine a spotlight on what is already happening in our community and discuss the issues that matter through a series of participatory workshops and presentations.

Feast Annual Quiz Night: postponed – date to be confirmed!
A great Winter warmer to get you through the colder months. Hilarious queer quiz questions and fantastic must-have auction items. Fun games, a prize for Best Supper and loads of other prizes. Plus entertainment, good company and celebrity hosts.

Pride March Adelaide: 7 November 2020 – virtual format
Pride March Adelaide celebrates South Australia’s LGBTIQ+ love, strength and diversity each year with a joyous march through the streets of Adelaide in November. Adelaide’s first Pride March was held more than 40 years ago in 1973 when homosexuality was still illegal – it has grown to become one of the biggest, best loved events on the Adelaide community calendar.

Feast Festival: 7 – 29 November 2020
Feast is Adelaide’s only not-for-profit LGBTI Queer Arts and Cultural Festival that celebrates Pride and Diversity. Feast began in 1997 providing a safe and inclusive platform for the LGBTIQ community to share and express themselves through art and culture.

Picnic in the Park: Sunday 29 November 2020
Bring your friends, family and don’t forget your dog. Kick back and relax at Feast’s annual community picnic. There’s something for everyone – stalls, tasty food and bars flowing with refreshments. The famous Dog Show is back along with the Tug of Peace presented by the Metropolitan Fire Service, live music to picnic by, novelty races, Kids Zone and some new surprises.

If your festival or event is not listed above, and you would like to submit for consideration, please send an email to: Your festival or event must be not-for-profit and primarily coordinated by those who identify as LGBTIQ. (Events organised by individuals or commercial entities will not be considered)

Image: Adelaide Pride Walk

Note: ** festival contains significant LGBTIQ content