Kangaroo Island Events

Kangaroo Island doesn't hold events. It embraces them!
With festivals celebrating the Island's unique blend of arts, food and wine: the KI Art Feast, the Cup Carnival, the KI FEASTival and the Easter Art Exhibition. 

Download Kangaroo Island Event Calendar (PDF)

Farmer's Markets

1st Sunday of each month

Kangaroo Island Farmers Market: held at Lloyd Collins Reserve - Penneshaw, 9am-1pm or until sold out.
The monthly Kangaroo Island Farmers’ Market in Penneshaw is a popular event with locals and visitors alike, bringing local farmers, growers, bakers, home gardeners and a range of artisan producers together with the Island’s community and visitors,
who come to taste and learn about the ever-growing range of local produce from the producers themselves.

For more information, please phone the Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre: (08) 8553 1185
Or to book a stall, please phone: (08) 8553 1237

Community Markets

1st Sunday of each month

 Kangaroo Island Community Markets: 1st Sunday of each month at Lloyd Collins Reserve - Penneshaw, 9am-1pm or until sold out.
A wide variety of stalls from home-made soap and candles, wooden toys, driftwood and wooden wares, gifts, photography, clothing new and used, pre loved goods and a whole lot more.

For more information, please phone the Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre: (08) 8553 1185
Or to book a stall, please phone: 0417 806 758

Kangaroo Island Art Feast

Thursday 2nd-Monday 6th October 2014

The Island celebrates its very own art, food and wine in events, exhibitions and performances at around 30 venues – galleries, cafes, shearing sheds, artists’ studios and more.


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Speed Shears

Friday 28th & Saturday 29th November 2014

Australia’s richest shearing contest promises to showcase some of Australia’s fastest sheep shearers, great food and wine and, of course, country hospitality at its best. The weekend of festivities kicks off Friday night with the Kangaroo Island Wine Auctions and music at the Parndana Hotel, where you can meet shearers from all over the world competing for prize money. The auctions heats up Saturday at 1pm, with the Speed Shears Competition – opening with a blade shearing demo and moving onto the Veterans event. The afternoon brings the Intermediate and Open shearing before a live band creates a great party for everyone that evening. After a big night partying, nothing goes down better than the Recovery Cutout barbeque on Sunday
(a traditional ending to any shearing).

Email for more information

KI Cup Carnival

Friday 13th & Sunday 15th February 2015

 The Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup Day - the big one!  Join a crowd of around 5,000 people trackside to celebrate all that is great about country racing as the best horses from far and wide race for the Coopers Kangaroo Island Cup.
Dress to impress for the Fashions of the Field for your chance to represent the Island at the Fashion at The Races
competition in Adelaide, and enjoy a range of entertainment throughout the day.

Visit The Kangaroo Island Racing Club website

Kangaroo Island FEASTival

Thursday 24th-Monday 28th April 2014

A five day gastronomic celebration that features a degustation of over 15 extraordinary dining events that have been created to capture the true ‘spirit’ & character of our island. Our wilderness locations, history, local produce, beverages & island character are featured in every event ensuring visitors & guests take home a dining experience that is unique to Kangaroo Island.

 full program for KI Feastival (Download Pdf)

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Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre

Visit with our friendly staff at Kangaroo Island's only Accredited Visitor Information Centre and let us help you customise an itinerary as unique as you are to get the most from your time on Kangaroo Island.

Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Howard Drive, PENNESHAW SA 5222
Open: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, Weekends & Public Holidays 10am - 4pm, Closed Christmas Day.

TOLL FREE: 1800 811 080