Kangaroo Island Events

Kangaroo Island doesn't hold events. It embraces them!
With festivals celebrating the Island's unique blend of
arts, food and wine!


 Farmer's Markets &
Community Markets

Kangaroo Island Farmers & Community Market: is a popular event with locals and visitors alike, bringing local farmers, growers, bakers, home gardeners and a range of artisan producers together with the Island’s community and visitors, who come to taste and learn about
the ever-growing range of local produce from the producers themselves. A wide variety of stalls from home-made soap and candles, wooden toys, driftwood and wooden wares, gifts, photography, clothing new and used, pre loved goods and a whole lot more.

WHEN: First Sunday of each month, 9am-1pm.
WHERE: The Oval, Penneshaw.
To book a stall please contact:
Farmers Market - (08) 8553 1237 and Community Market - 0417 806 758
Kingscote Farmers Market: Come on down for some awesome brunch food, coffee, bread and baked goods, art and craft, local produce and live entertainment. There will be premium honey, fresh veg, preserves, plants, local scallops, Vietnamese food, Local fish and chips, olive oil, lavender products, soaps, candles and much more!
WHEN: Second and Forth Sunday of each month (excluding Christmas Day), 10am-2pm
WHERE: Bay of Shoals Winery, Kingscote
To book a stall please contact:
Simon 0456 148 111 / Esther 0498 203 788 or kihomegrown@gmail.com

Savvy Sunday!

Dudley Wines hosts live music on the first Sunday of the month. Savvy Sunday is a great afternoon to relax with friends and enjoy tasty regional food, top music by local and SA musicians and great wines all at our cliff top cellar door.

WHERE: 1153 Willoughby Road, 12km from Penneshaw.
WHEN: First Sunday of each month, 10am-5pm.
MORE INFORMATION & BOOKINGS: 08 8553 1333 or info@dudleywines.com

Pop Up Restaurant

The Kangaroo Island Source menus are designed to reflect the seasons of Kangaroo Island so you know you are eating only the freshest and the very best our region has to offer. Reintroducing the natural flavours of the soil and the sea, Chef Kate Sumner brings international food and wine experience to the Island and its visitors.

4th November 2016 - The very best of Thai Street Food.

2nd December 2016 - Treat yourself to a taste of Spanish tapas. Colourful little bites pack a big flavour punch!

6th January 2017 - Vietnamese Chargrill Kitchen! A selection of Vietnam’s tastiest dishes cooked over coals and served with fresh Vietnamese Salads.

WHERE: Kangaroo Island Source - 90 Cape Willoughby Road, Penneshaw.


Cooking Classes

12th November 2016 - Thai Cooking Class, delicious Thai Flavours.

29th December 2016 - Spanish Tapas. Create colourful delicious little plates using Kangaroo Islands amazing local produce.

WHERE: Kangaroo Island Source - 90 Cape Willoughby Road, Penneshaw.

Parndana Agricultural Show

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.

WHERE: Parndana Sports Oval
WHEN: Saturday 12th November 2016, gates open at 7:30am.
ENTRY: Adult $8, Aged Pensioners $6, Child: Free under the age of 16.

American River Gala Day

Why not head out for the day to enjoy this fantastic event! Including: Boot sale, lions merry-go-round, pony rides, market stalls, face painting, cook-off competition, tug-o-war, food & drink and much more.

WHERE: American River Oval
WHEN: Sunday 15th January 2017
PRICE: Gold Coin Donation

Racing at The Cygnet

There's nothing like a gourmet day at The Races

It's more than just a race day - 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.

The day's wines will be provided by one of the Island's finest wineries, Dudley Wines.

The racing showcases a six race program, and a great day of racing, where you can have a bet or two and soak up the atmosphere of a country race meeting.

Archie the Horse, the Stable Stars mascot will be on course with giveaways for the kids!

WHERE: Cygnet River Racecourse, Kingscote
WHEN: Saturday 28th January 2017
Click here for more information

 Kangaroo Island Cup Carnival

There's nothing like coasting to the finish line.

Thursday 16th February

Kangaroo Island wine, fine fashion, top quality racing and a great trackside atmosphere only the country races can provide.

The Kangaroo Island Cup Carnival has become famous for its three-day celebration of racing, entertainment, food, wine and fun in a spectacular Island setting.

With total prize money over the Thursday and Saturday race days at over $100,000, get ready for some fantastic racing on course.

Saturday 18th February

The 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 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.


WHEN: Thursday 16th February 2017 and Saturday 18th February 2017
WHERE: Cygnet River Racecourse, Kingscote

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Visit with our friendly staff at Kangaroo Island's only Accredited Visitor Information Centre and let us help you customise an itinerary as unique as you are to get the most from your time on Kangaroo Island.

Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Howard Drive, PENNESHAW SA 5222
Open: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, Weekends & Public Holidays 10am - 4pm, Closed Christmas Day.

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