What's On & Kangaroo Island Events
- Penneshaw Markets: 1st Sunday of every month October to April, with additional markets on Easter Sunday and for cruise ship visits.
To see more great events see the official Tourism Kangaroo Island events calendar.
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
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.FIND OUT MORE
From The Heart - Film Festival
When: Friday 30th and Saturday 31st August 2019
Where: Parndana Town Hall, Kangaroo Island
Time: 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
From the Heart is a film festival that showcases the highest calibre of film-making from around Australia, a curated program of stories that inspire, uplift and move our spirits. Presented over two nights, in 2019 the festival is dedicated to the filmmaker and inspiring interest in science and conservation.
Hear from Ninti Media filmmakers Dan and Amy, Kangaroo Island filmmaker Isaac Doman, scientist Dr Diall Doran and cave diver Dr Richard Harris as guest speakers. Bookings essential.FIND OUT MORE
When: Saturday 7th September 2019
Where: Flinders Chase National Park
If you're searching for an adventure then the Kangaroo Island Marathon is for you! Set in the 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 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.
For more information visit the Kangaroo Island Marathon website.
When: Thursday 20th - Saturday 22nd February 2020
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.