What's On & Kangaroo Island Events


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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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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The Feast by Gastronomo Dining

When: Open two weeks of each month, from 14th October to 1st November 2021. Then from 11th to 29th November. Open 5 nights per week, Thursday to Monday.

Where: 5995 North Coast Road, Middle River

Time: 7.15PM for a 7.30PM start. Concludes at 10.15PM.

From the creators of The Enchanted Fig Tree Restaurant on Kangaroo Island, comes a progressive dining adventure by Gastronomo Dining. This experience is inspired by the stars, ancient cooking techniques, and a few stories to be told...

Join their secret venue that was built by the early settlers and handcrafted by old sugar gum trees and corrugated iron. Book now to secure your place for this incredible wilderness dining experience. Tickets from $145pp.

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Kangaroo Island Wildlife Carnival

When: Sunday 3rd October 2021

Where: Duck Lagoon, Cygnet River

Time: 2PM - 8PM

Join the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Network for their annual fundraising event at Duck Lagoon in Cygnet River. The Carnival will feature inspiring 'in conversation' sessions from leading wildlife scientists and artists, live music, interactive art & conservation projects for the kids. Tickets are $38 for adults and kids are free.

This year's theme will be conservation and education, with a focus on the Little Penguin.

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Penneshaw Markets

When: The next market date is Sunday 3rd October 2021. 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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New Shoots Music Festival 2021

When: Saturday 20th November 2021

Where: Penneshaw Oval, walking distance to the SeaLink Ferry Terminal

Time: 12noon to 11pm

Travel Offer: Use the promo code NEWSHOOTS21 to save on passenger fares when attending the New Shoots Festival! Simply use the promo code to receive $50 return adult fares (save $48), $50 concession fares (save $30) and $36 child fares (save $16). Available for travel from 18th to 25th November 2021. For sale from 20th May to 20th November 2021. 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.

The fantastic lineup will include Spiderbait, Killing Heidi, Angie McMahon and more. Licensed all ages. Camping available. Please note, there are no late-night ferries after the concert so it is recommended to book accommodation. See the News Shoots website for festival details.

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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 5 days a week from 12:30pm

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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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.