What's On & Kangaroo Island Events

Current Events

To see more great events download the Tourism Kangaroo Island events calendar .

Kangaroo Island Farmer’s Markets

When: Sunday mornings, 1st Sunday of every month, (extra markets in summer months and Easter)

Where: co-located with the Community Market on Penneshaw Oval (from December - April 2014.)

Time: 9.00 AM – 1.00 PM.

Join a selection of Kangaroo Island’s top food producers at the Kangaroo Island Farmer’s Markets. Purchase a range of fresh local produce from the very people who grow, farm or make it. Tastings, breakfast, coffee and a great village atmosphere are all on offer. Stay for the day and enjoy lunch at one of Penneshaw’s cafes or the Penneshaw Hotel. Laze on the beach, go fishing or take some of the great walking trails around Penneshaw.

Book a Special Farmers Market Ferry Fare from $40 per adult return!
See Market Ferry Fare Special


From Market to Plate with Kate

Discover the Kangaroo Island Farmer’s Market on a guided walking tour followed by a cooking class with local chef and gourmet food producer Kate Sumner from Kangaroo Island Source. 

Kate will guide you around the KI Farmer’s Market where you enjoy tastings along with selecting local produce and ingredients to take back to Kate’s KI Source kitchen for a hands-on cooking class which you get to eat!

For more information on this fantastic new tour see the Kangaroo Island Source Farmers Market Tour & Cooking Class page. This experience includes return ferry fares from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw for $139 per person or join in Penneshaw for just $99 per person.


Discover another side of Kangaroo Island

Take a 1.5 hour ocean safari with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari and discover Kangaroo Island from the sea. This will be an experience that will surprise and delight you. A short walk from the SeaLink Ferry Terminal and you’ll be at Christmas Cove Marina where your 7.5 metre Gemini Waverider vessel carrying up to 12 passengers, departs from.

On your wildlife ocean safari you will encounter pods of Bottle Nose and Common Dolphins, colonies of NZ Fur Seals and Australian Sea Lions as well as birdlife possibly including Sea Eagles, Osprey and Wedge Tailed Eagles. This experience is suitable for the whole family.

For the Kangaroo Island Farmers' Market and KI Ocean Safari tour ocean safaris operate at 12.00 PM, 1.30 PM* and 3.00 PM. *Special departure on Market Days only.

For more information on this fantastic tour, see the Kangaroo Island Farmers' Market and KI Ocean Safari tour page. This experience includes return ferry fares from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw and is just $99 for Adults and $85 for Children.

Take advantage of SeaLink's special same day ferry fares from only $40 return!
Find out more information on SeaLink KI Farmer's Market and special Ferry Fares here.

Punters Intermission at Dudley Wines

When: Saturday 14th February, 2015

Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Where: Dudley Wines Cellar Door, 1153 Cape Willoughby Rd, Cuttlefish Bay (12 km from Penneshaw)

Website: www.dudleywines.com.au

Celebrate the Coopers KI Cup Carnival at Dudley Wines stunning clifftop cellar door.

Head up to Dudley Wines for an afternoon of great food, wine and live music. $20 entry includes glass for you to keep and first glass of wine.

Call Dudley Wines to book. 08 8553 133 or email [email protected]

2015 Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup

When: Friday 13th − Sunday 15th February, 2015

Where: Cygnet River Racecourse

Kangaroo Island comes alive over the Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup Carnival weekend held at the beautiful Cygnet River Race Course. The KI Cup transforms this country racecourse with trackside marquees, colour, fashion and a party atmosphere! More and more people are making a long weekend of it and enjoying the carnival atmosphere of the Coopers KI Cup.

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2015 Easter Art Exhibition

When: Saturday 4th − Saturday 11th April, 2015. 9.30 AM−4.30 PM

Where: Penneshaw Hall

Every year this exhibition goes from strength to strength as the artistic community of Kangaroo Island brings out their best.  Each year a different theme is created which is sure to surprise and delight you. Entries are judged by well respected artist judges. Opening night is on Good Friday where prizes are awarded and exhibitions are open all week with artworks for sale.


2015 Kangaroo Island FEASTival

When: Friday 1st - Friday 8th May, 2015

Kangaroo Island FEASTival is an eight day gastronomic celebration featuring a degustation of dining events all over the island. SeaLink, as the principal sponsor, will be the place to book events. Head on over to our KI FEASTival pages to learn more.

Visit the KI FEASTival Pages

For information about sponsors, table-surfing and the feastival in general, visit tourkangarooisland.com.au/kifeastival.

2015 Kangaroo Island Art Feast

When: Friday 2nd - Monday 5th October, 2015

Where: over 30 venues from east to west across Kangaroo Island.

Kangaroo Island Art Feast is an inspiration of creativity, food, wine and fabulous art. See writers, painters, sculptors and musicians as well as chefs and producers all contributing to a vibrant Art event in springtime on Kangaroo Island. For more information about this event please visit the official Kangaroo Island Art Feast Website.

2015 Gourment Gallop Lunch Picture - Anti Pasto Plate

2016 Kangaroo Island Gourmet Gallop

When: 2016, date to be announced

Where: Cygnet River Racecourse

Journey to one of Australia’s treasure islands, Kangaroo Island and enjoy a day of great horse racing combined with a celebration of local Kangaroo Island food, wine and live entertainment. Bring the family and enjoy the picnic race meeting feel of this fantastic event.