What's On & Kangaroo Island Events

Current Events

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

Kangaroo Island Farmer’s Markets

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

Where: co-located with the Community Market on Penneshaw Oval (from December - April 2014.)

Time: 9.00 AM – 1.00 PM.

Join a selection of Kangaroo Island’s top food producers at the Kangaroo Island Farmer’s Markets. Purchase a range of fresh local produce from the very people who grow, farm or make it. Tastings, breakfast, coffee and a great village atmosphere are all on offer. 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.

2015 Easter Art Exhibition

When: Saturday 4th − Saturday 11th April, 2015. 9.30 AM−4.30 PM

Where: Penneshaw Hall

Every year this exhibition goes from strength to strength as the artistic community of Kangaroo Island brings out their best.  Each year a different theme is created which is sure to surprise and delight you. Entries are judged by well respected artist judges. Opening night is on Good Friday where prizes are awarded and exhibitions are open all week with artworks for sale.


2015 Kangaroo Island FEASTival

When: Friday 1st - Friday 8th May, 2015

Kangaroo Island FEASTival is an eight day gastronomic celebration featuring a degustation of dining events all over the island. SeaLink, as the principal sponsor, will be the place to book events. Head on over to our KI FEASTival pages to learn more.

Visit the KI FEASTival Pages

For information about sponsors, table-surfing and the feastival in general, visit tourkangarooisland.com.au/kifeastival.

Kangaroo Island Marathon

2015 Kangaroo Island Marathon

When: Sunday 6th September 2015

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

2015 Kangaroo Island Art Feast

When: Friday 2nd - Monday 5th October, 2015

Where: over 30 venues from east to west across Kangaroo Island.

Kangaroo Island Art Feast is an inspiration of creativity, food, wine and fabulous art. See writers, painters, sculptors and musicians as well as chefs and producers all contributing to a vibrant Art event in springtime on Kangaroo Island. For more information about this event please visit the official Kangaroo Island Art Feast Website.