What's On & Kangaroo Island Events
To see more great events see the official Tourism Kangaroo Island events calendar.
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
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.
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.
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.
When: Saturday 1st September 2018
Where: 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. 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.