2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival Opening Night

2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival Opening Night

The 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival is here! Oh god, and how we’ve missed it…. Ready to make a grand entrance on Friday, 16th February with a massive street party, what better way to kick off the season than an opening night bonanza? We’ve broken down some of the best ways to celebrate the launch of Adelaide’s most vibrant time of year. Oh, and did we mention, all of the events are 100% free?!

Photos via The Garden of Unearthly Delights Facebook. This article is 100% independent content; BarCentral is not sponsored by any of the venues or events listed in this article.


Frusic Live Music Stage

Outside Brookman Building, UniSA, Adelaide
Friday, 16 February from5pm-10pm

What’s a party without music, right? Thanks to MusicSA, the Frusic Stage will be showcasing great talent all night long sure to keep you moving through the night. 


Night Markets

North Terrace, Adelaide
Friday, 16 February from 5pm

Adelaide’s Night Markets are a great place to do a spot of market shopping, tasting great and unique stall foods and enjoy a Fringe artist performance all in the one location. It is also an ideal location to spend between shows. 


Opening Night Street Party

North Terrace, Adelaide
Friday, 16 February from 5pm-10pm

With over 60 performers parading down North Terrace, watch in amazement as the City comes alive with welcoming The Fringe 2018! As well the Night Markets and live music upon the Frusic stage, make sure not to miss this spectacular event. Make sure to keep your eyes open during this bustling night cause you never know what can happen next.


Parade of Light

Various locations along North Terrace, Adelaide
Friday, 16 February – Sunday, 18 March from 8:30pm-12am

As the city comes together, do not miss this mesmerising Light Parade as buildings transform into canvases for lights to parade (pun intended) all over the city creating magnificent sights! Plus to add to the beautiful sights why don’t you take a stroll through the Melrose Wing to discover the highlights of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s collection, open until 9pm for opening night.


Sunset Ceremony- Tindo Utpurndee

South Australian Museum Lawns, Adelaide
Friday, 16 February from 8pm

Taking a slightly serious turn of events, the Sunset Ceremony is all about acknowledging the living culture of the First Nations and how we must pay respect to the spirit of the land, drawing awareness to our history here in Adelaide. The event will discuss ancient stories, one being Tindo Utpurndee which speaks of spirit and sharing of light.


Switching-On Ceremony

South Australian Museum Lawns, North Terrace, Adelaide
Friday, 16 February from 8:30pm

Right after Tindo Utpurnee is the fantastic Switching-On Ceremony. Watch as this Light Parade transforms Adelaide into one of the treasures of the world, the Northern Lights!