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The Garden of Unearthly Delights: 17 February – 19 March 2023** (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 one of the greatest arts events in town and the heart of Adelaide’s summer arts festival season.

Adelaide Fringe: 17 February – 19 March 2023**
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!

Better Together Conference: 17 – 18 February 2023
Better Together 2023 will explore the current issues facing the LGBTIQ+ movement in Australia. As well as delegates representing Australia’s LGBTIQ+ communities and organisations, the conference will feature guest speakers from the US, Europe and the Asia Pacific. On 16 February 2023 we will hold a pre-conference event for LGBTIQ+ organisations and community leaders called LGBTIQ+ Leadership Summit. (please note date and location change!)

Adelaide Festival: 3 – 19 March 2023**
For more than 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: 10 – 13 March 2023**
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.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival:  June 2023** (dates to be confirmed)
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 2023** (dates to be confirmed)
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.

Illuminate Adelaide: 7 – 31 July 2022**
A celebration of innovation, art, light, music and technology. Australia’s newest major winter event returns bigger, brighter and bolder – a beacon, an invitation, a city-wide spectacle of art, light, sound and imagination, daring you to shake off the winter blues and rekindle a sense of wonder. Shining a light on South Australia for the month of July, Illuminate Adelaide welcomes people from all walks of life to experience a program of free and ticketed events by local, national and international artists and companies.

Feast Festival Trivia Night: Thursday 4 August 2022
Come and support Feast Festival’s biggest fundraiser for the year at The District – Skycity Adelaide. Grab your friends, buy a table and get ready to bid. There are door prizes, a silent auction, a best-dressed award, games, and of course, trivia! Come along for dinner and grab a drink from 6.00pm as proceeds from the bar and kitchen are being donated to Feast Festival. The trivia will start at 7.00pm sharp. 

Pride March Adelaide: Saturday 5 November 2022
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 Opening Night Carnival: Saturday 5 November 2022 (date to be confirmed)
Roll up, roll up for this one night only Feast Festival First! Join us for an unforgettable night of queer entertainment celebrating the official start of the Festival. There will be a flamboyance of live entertainment and DJs helping to celebrate as our LGBTQIA+ rainbow brightens the sky throughout the month of Pridevember.

Feast Festival: 5 – 27 November 2022
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 27 November 2022
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. Attractions include a Queer Youth Zone, Come and Try volleyball and shuttlecock, DIY Queer Craft plus the famous Dog Show, ECH Chill Out Zone and live music to picnic by.

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