Festivals and Events

Festivals and Events play an important role in the cultural, social and economic viability of the Alexandrina Council region. A lively and engaging events calendar provides opportunity for bringing communities together, celebrating our diversity and fostering a shared sense of place.

Festivals and Events:

  • Are important catalysts for economic development, employment, social interaction and community pride
  • Build a region’s national and international reputation by creating memorable experiences
  • Provide positive outcomes to the local community by encouraging social wellbeing and cultural benefits
  • Bring communities together, foster participation, encourage a healthy lifestyle and enable residents and visitors to experience the region.

Organising an event can be a complex task and there are a number of approvals and legislative requirements to consider. To assist with planning your event, view the Alexandrina Events A- Z Information Kit.

An Event Permit is required for all events conducted on land that is under the care and control of Alexandrina Council. An Event Permit Fact Sheet is available online to read before applying.

Council is committed to promoting and supporting events that are well planned and conducted, while achieving minimal environmental impact as well as minimal adverse impact to residents.

Council supports many wonderful new and existing events that bring benefit to the community. If you are looking to hold and event in the region we would like to hear from you.

Contact Council’s Events Coordinator on 8555 7000 or alex@alexandrina.sa.gov.au to discuss the event concept and Permit application process.

Festivals and Events Grants

Festivals and Events Grants are available to provide financial and/or in kind support to events which are capable of enhancing community participation, promoting the Alexandrina Council region as a tourism destination and stimulating the local economy while achieving minimal environmental impact as well as minimal adverse impact to residents. Find out more here.

Festivals and Events Calendar

Alexandrina Council has a vibrant calendar of events, performances and exhibitions that complement the region’s reputation as a great place to live, work and visit.

View home grown events here.

View Council's performance and visual arts calendar here.

Festival and Event Forms and Policies