What's On & Kangaroo Island Events

Current Events

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


Penneshaw Market Day

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


2018 SeaLink Kangaroo Island Cup

When: 15 - 17 February 2018

Where: Cygnet River Racecourse

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.

Find out more and book your packages and transfers.


Kangaroo Island Fringe

When: Tuesday 20th February 2018

Where: The Oval, Penneshaw (a short walk from the ferry terminal)

Time: 10AM - 2PM and 5PM - 9PM

Specials: Market day fares available from $42* per adult return. *Conditions apply.

Country Arts SA is bringing the fun, fantastical Fringe to Kangaroo Island for one day only in 2018! Featuring curated performances from local artists alongside nationally touring shows such as Mother’s Ruin, a cabaret about gin (fittingly!), there’ll be something for everyone.

Bring the whole family down to enjoy a variety of entertainment set against the local Farmer’s Markets. There is no doubt Kangaroo Island will be a hive of activity with the Queens Baton Relay passing through Penneshaw and Kingscote, and the RMS Queen Mary 2 transatlantic ocean liner coming to Penneshaw on this day.

Find more information on the Country Arts SA website.


Adelaide Festival Show Freeze

When: Tuesday 20 March - Thursday 22 March 2018

Where: Pelican Lagoon, Kangaroo Island

Time: 3pm & 6.30pm Shows Daily,

Duration: 40 - 70 minutes, no interval

The Adelaide Festival is coming to Kangaroo Island for it's first time, with a unique experience not to be missed!

Dutch visual/ performance artist Nick Steur played with pebbles as a child. When he grew up he rediscovered the material and created a performance placing stones on top of each other. That’s right, he balances rocks, and it’s simply mind-boggling. But not stacks of round, flat stones: often large, awkward looking oddities, vertically integrating them in ways that defy the laws of physics. No glue, magnets or tricks are involved. Nick says it’s all about focus and “finding the balance between your own force of will, and that of the stone”.

To book visit the Adelaide Festival website. Visiting Kangaroo Island for the show? See our Self-Drive Packages for places to stay. Audience members are invited to bring their own rock; which may be used in the performance.


2018 Kangaroo Island Marathon

When: Saturday 1st September 2018

Where: Flinders Chase National Park

Time: TBA

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. If you're searching for an adventure then the Kangaroo Island Marthon is for you. 

The course route is located in the remote south-west corner of Flinders Chase National Park, starting and finishing at the visitors 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 HERE.