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


SALA Exhibition - The Intertidal Zone

When: 4 - 27 August, 2017

Where: The National Wine Centre, Hackney Road, Adelaide

Time: Open 9am - 6pm Sunday - Thursday; 9am - 9pm Friday - Saturday 

How do we love thee? Let us count the ways… Kangaroo Island – The Intertidal Zone. Kangaroo Island’s finest artists will be at the centre of the annual SALA exhibition at Adelaide’s National Wine Centre again from August 4 – 27, 2017. New media, new techniques, and an explosion of new inspiration are at the heart of every piece you will see. The job of curating a stunning array of themed art has been curated by Fleur Peters.

Entry to the exhibition is free. 

CLICK HERE for more information about the event.


2017 Kangaroo Island Marathon

When: Saturday 26th August 2017

Where: Flinders Chase National Park

Time: 6:30am - 2pm

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.


2017 Kangaroo Island Sufferfest

When: From 24 - 26 November, 2017

Where: TBA

Time: TBA

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.

For more information visit the Kangaroo Island Sufferfest website HERE.


2018 SeaLink Kangaroo Island Cup

When: 15 - 17 February 2018

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.

Register your interest for 2018 KI Cup packages and transfers.