What's On & Kangaroo Island Events
To see more great events see the official Tourism Kangaroo Island events calendar.
When: Sunday mornings, 1st Sunday of every month, (extra markets in summer months when Cruise Ships are in port and over Easter)
Where: The Oval, Penneshaw (a short walk from the ferry terminal)
Time: 9.00 AM – 1.00 PM.
Sample and purchase a range of fresh local products from the very people who grow, farm or make it. Breakfast, coffee and a great village atmosphere are all on offer with the Kangaroo Island Farmer’s Market and Kangaroo Island Community Markets who come together to bring you a great local village market atmosphere.
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 $42 per adult return!
See Market Ferry Fare Special
THAT VAN Pop Up at Islander Estate Vineyards
When: Thursday 27th December 2018 - Monday 28th January 2019
Days: Open 6 days (Closed Wed)
Where: Islander Estate Vineyards, 78 Gum Creek Road, Cygnet River
Time: Tasting Room 12 - 6pm; That Van 12 to 3pm
The Islander Estate Vineyard and local chef Sue Pearson's That Van have teamed up for the school holidays to bring you a gourmet pop-up at the Cygnet River Tasting Room.
Sit back on the lawns at the Islander Estate, enjoy a guided tasting of wine and try out some local Kangaroo Island produce for lunch from That Van.
When: First Sunday of each month
Where: Dudley Wines Clifftop Cellar Door, Dudley Penninsula
Time: 10am - 5pm, live music from 1.30pm
Head over to Dudley Wines for their Sunday Vibes on the first Sunday of each month. Enjoy the spectacular view over the Dudley Penninsula, soak up the live music on the deck and have a hit of golf at their one tee driving range.
You'll also be able to try their selection of boutique wines and wood oven pizza. This is a great day out for the whole family. Bookings recommended.
When: Thursday 14th - Saturday 16th February 2019
Where: Cygnet River Racecourse
General Admission Tickets: $21 per adult; Children free
Kangaroo Island Long Lunch: $199 per adult
Kangaroo Island comes alive over the SeaLink 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 SeaLink KI Cup.
When: Saturday 7th September 2019
Where: Flinders Chase National Park
If you're searching for an adventure then the Kangaroo Island Marathon is for you! Set in the Flinders Chase National Park, the Kangaroo Island Marathon is a destination marathon that showcases one of Australia’s best kept secrets. This is a premium running experience available to a maximum of 500 runners each year and attracts runners from around the globe.
The course route is located in the remote south-west corner of Flinders Chase National Park, starting and finishing at the Visitor's Centre. Be inspired by deviating and undulating roads that cut through dense forest, an exposed coastal section with views of the powerful Southern Ocean, a loop that travels by historic landmarks such as Cape de Couedic Lighthouse and Admirals Arch, and a zig-zag boardwalk leading to the iconic Remarkable Rocks.
For more information visit the Kangaroo Island Marathon website.