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


2017 Kangaroo Island Sufferfest

When: From 24 - 26 November, 2017

Events: Kidsfest, Enticerfest, Springfest, Swimfest, Ironfest, Half Ironfest, Olyfest, Aquabike & Duathlonfest

​Entertainment: Outdoor Cinema, Colour Run, Live Music, Amusements and Street Party on Saturday 25th

Australia's newest Iron Distance race is coming to Kangaroo Island, Australia in November 2017. This will be one of the most scenic and fastest races in the world located at Australia's 3rd Largest Island off of the coast in South Australia.

Sundays events will be capped at 800 competitors only.

For more information visit the Kangaroo Island Sufferfest website.


100th Kingscote Show on Kangaroo Island

When: Saturday 28th October 2017

Where: Soldiers Memorial Park, Centenary Avenue, Kingscote

Time: Stalls open from 9am

Come along for all the fun of the 100th annual Kingscote Show! The exciting 100th anniversary will be celebrated with entertainment, rides, local stalls and plenty of food and drinks. There will be lego building competitions for the kids, fashion shows and see the best vintage cars and bikes on the island at Show n Shine. You'll also find a range of agricultural shows.

The stalls open from 9am, with the official opening at 12 noon and a fireworks display at 9pm! For more details, visit the Kangaroo Island Agricultural & Horticultural Society Facebook Page.


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.


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.