What's On & Kangaroo Island Events

Current Events

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

Penneshaw Market Day

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

Where: Penneshaw Oval (from December - April) or Lloyd Collins Reserve in the winter months. These are both 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 $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.

2016 Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup

When: Thursday 18th - Saturday 20th February 2016

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.

Find out more

Kangaroo Island Marathon

2016 Kangaroo Island Marathon

When: Saturday 27th August 2016

The Kangaroo Island Marathon has been created to showcase one of Australia’s best kept secrets. 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. Marathon tour packages are available.

Visit the KI Marathon Website