What's On & Kangaroo Island Events


Penneshaw Markets

When: The Penneshaw Markets are usually held on the 1st Sunday of every month between October to April, with additional markets on Easter Sunday or special island events.

Where: Penneshaw Oval (a short walk from the ferry terminal)

Time: Penneshaw Market Days 9am - 1pm. 

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 Market Day Ferry Fare from $40 per adult return!
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Kingscote Farmers & Artisan Market

When: 2nd Sunday & 4th Sunday of each month

Where: The Kingscote Wharf

Time: 10am - 2pm

Come along and to Shop, Eat, Drink & Chill at the Kingscote Farmers & Artisan Market at the Kingscote Wharf from 10am- 2pm on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

Here you'll find a great market atmosphere,fresh local produce and unique crafts. For any queries, please see their Facebook Page for further details about each market day and which stalls will be featured.

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New Shoots Music Festival

When: Saturday 2nd April 2022

Where: Penneshaw Oval (a short walk from the ferry terminal)

The Kangaroo Island New Shoots Music Festival has been rescheduled for Saturday 2nd April 2022. Come over for the weekend with special festival ferry fares when using the promo code 'NEWSHOOTS22'. Receive $50* return adult fares (save $48), $50* concession fares (save $30) and $36* child fares (save $16). Available for travel from 28th March 2022 to 10th April 2022.

*Terms and conditions apply. New bookings only. New Shoots festival ticket must be produced at check-in at Cape Jervis. Available as a return fare from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw. Please note, there are no late-night ferries after the concert so it is recommended to book accommodation. Stay tuned for more updates shortly!

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The Enchanted Fig Tree

When: Opening 16th December 2021 to 4th April 2022

Where: The Enchanted Fig Tree, Snelling Beach

Time: Lunch Thursday to Monday (closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Christmas Day and Boxing Day) from 12:15pm to 3:30pm

Experience the magic of the Enchanted Fig Tree on Kangaroo Island with Gastronomo Dining. Dine inside the majestic limbs and shimmering leaves of this extraordinary living venue - a fig tree that is over 120 years old.

Enjoy this unique progressive luncheon inspired by sea, land and early for $155pp. With a KIS cocktail and canapes on arrival by your host, you'll then be taken to venture through the leafy entrance of the majestic old fig tree, ready for you to experience a magical feast of the senses.

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2022 SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival & Dudley Wines Kangaroo Island Cup

When: Thursday 17th - Saturday 19th February 2022

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.

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Dudley Wines Sunday Vibes

When: First Sunday of each month

Where: Dudley Wines Clifftop Cellar Door, Dudley Penninsula

Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm, live music from 1.00pm

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, gourmet pizzas and platters. This is a great day out for the whole family. Lunch bookings essential.

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2022 Kangaroo Island Marathon

When: Saturday 21st May 2022

Where: Flinders Chase National Park

If you're searching for an adventure then the Kangaroo Island Marathon is for you! Set on Kangaroo Island, the KI 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 600 runners each year and attracts competitors from around the world.

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. 2021 was a huge year for the event with over 400 competitors and we're looking forward to an even bigger more competitive line up in 2022! 

For more information visit the Kangaroo Island Marathon website.