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Festivals and Events

Festivals and events play an integral role in shaping and building our communities, attracting new visitors to the region and promoting our towns as high quality tourism destinations.

Alexandrina Council is committed to promoting and supporting diversity through festivals and events that are well planned and conducted. These events should be capable of contributing positively to the profile of the region, generate significant visitation and economic growth and enhance the lifestyle and attractiveness of the region.

Organising an event can be a complex task and there are a number of agencies that require approvals and legislative requirements to consider.

An Events Alexandrina A – Z Information Kit is available to assist Event Organisers in planning events in the Alexandrina Region.

View the Festivals and Events Kit here.

Festivals and Events Forms & Policy

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

The Alexandrina Council region has a vibrant calendar of events that build upon the regions reputation as a great place to live, work and visit. View local events here.

View Council's events calendar here.

Festivals and Events Permits

An Event Permit is required for all events conducted on land that is under the care and control of Alexandrina Council. Contact Council’s Events Coordinator on 8555 7000 or alex@alexandrina.sa.gov.au to discuss the Event Permit application process.

South Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Enjoy two action filled days at the Riverport of Goolwa, where you can cruise on a paddle steamer, follow the pirate trail, indulge in regional food and wine, with loads of entertainment and opportunity to get up close and personal with the River’s most diverse gathering of wooden river vessels, from kayaks and sleek classic speedboats to paddle steamers. The next Festival will  be on 22 - 23 April 2017.

Find out more about the South Australian Wooden Boat Festival here.

Weddings

Alexandrina Council has beautiful parks, gardens and beaches within our district which are very popular for holding wedding ceremonies and events. To book a park or reserve, or for more information, click here.

OPAL

OPAL (Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle) is all about healthy communities. Alexandrina’s OPAL team works in many different settings in our community to encourage families and children to pursue active and healthy  lifestyles. Council's OPAL team regularly runs events our Council area. For more information click here.