What's On & Kangaroo Island Events


Penneshaw Markets

Re-opening first Sunday in October 2020

When: 1st Sunday of every month October to April, with additional markets on Easter Sunday and for cruise ship visits. See the table below for market dates.

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

Time: *General Penneshaw Market Days 9am - 1pm. ^Cruise Ship Visit Days 9am - 2pm.

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!
See Market Ferry Fare Special


Ride For Sick Kids - Virtual Event

When: 23rd October - 1st November 2020

Where: Join the virtual online Kangaroo Island challenge. Choose from three distances. 150km (Kingscote Loop), 268km (Seal Bay Loop) or 545kms (Kangaroo Island to Adelaide Tour).

Join the Ronald McDonald House for this unique challenge and help make a difference to children with serious illnesses or injuries and their families who stay at Ronald McDonald House Charities South Australia. The many families that visit the House face daily challenges and it is in that spirit that riders are encouraged to tackle this virtual ride and tick off a bucket list item by riding KI (or participating with a virtual ride).

Choose your distance (150kms, 268kms or 545kms) and get started on this self-paced ride. Complete all at once or spread out over the 10 day period. You can log your KMs automatically through your fitness tracking device, or enter your distances manually, and you can ride out on the road or on a training bike. Then encourage your community to support you on your virtual journey, and start working towards achieving your fundraising goal. SeaLink are proud to support this initiative.

Find out more and sign up here:
Visit Ride For Sick Kids Website


Enchanted Fig Tree | By Gastronomo

When: 11th December 2020 - 30th April 2021

Open: Six days a week, closed Tuesdays. Open for lunch throughout Summer. Dinner will be available for selected dates in January.

Where: The Enchanted Fig Tree restaurant, 5995 North Coast Road, Middle River

Time: Lunch 12.30PM - 3.30PM | Dinner 7.30PM - 10.30PM

For something special, book your lunch or dinner experience at The Enchanted Fig Tree with Gastronomo Dining. This whimsical 100-year-old Fig Tree is the most beautiful setting for your dining experience that will hero local produce, created by a range of guest chefs; while the 100% Kangaroo Island wine list has been designed to delight the palate.

The experience has been curated to lead guests on a journey of the senses, with a series of stops along the way, at a magical location. Enjoy a progressive luncheon or dinner inspired by sea, land and earth for $135 per person, with a KIS cocktail included on arrival. Transfers and package options also available.

Book early to avoid disappointment!
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Dudley Wines Sunday Vibes

When: First Sunday of each month

Where: Dudley Wines Clifftop Cellar Door, Dudley Penninsula

Time: 10am - 5pm, live music from 1.30pm

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 and wood oven pizza. This is a great day out for the whole family. Bookings recommended.

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2021 SeaLink Kangaroo Island Cup

When: Thursday 18th - Saturday 20th February 2021

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.

Find out more and enquire about packages and transfers.

New Shoots Music Festival

When: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th April 2021

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

Time: TBA

The Kangaroo Island New Shoots Music Festival has been rescheduled for the first weekend of April 2021, over the Easter Long Weekend. Organisers are looking to lock in a high calibre list of South Australian artists to draw crowds in. As one of the first confirmed music festivals (fingers crossed all goes ahead as planned) New Shoots is accommodating for travellers with cheap camping options to stay on Kangaroo Island. Proceeds were to be donated to the KI Mayoral Bushfire Relief program, with no administration fees will be deducted from ticket sales, will funds going towards property owners in the west and middle of the island who lost so much during the December 2019 bushfires.

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2021 Kangaroo Island Marathon

When: Saturday 1st May 2021

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 500 runners each year and attracts runners from around the globe.

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. 2020 was a gap year for the event with everything that happened, but the event will be back in full strength for 2021!

For more information visit the Kangaroo Island Marathon website.