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


Dudley Wines Sunday Vibes

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.


2019 SeaLink Kangaroo Island Cup

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.

Find out more and enquire about packages and transfers.


2019 Kangaroo Island Marathon

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.