Fringe Parade

Saturday 18 February 2017
Adelaide Night Market from 5pm
Pre-Parade Entertainment from 7.30pm
Parade starts at 8.30pm
North Terrace, Between King William Street and Frome Road


Join Australia’s largest arts parade as 1500+ artists and 80 luminous floats turn North Tce into a spectacular mythical night parade.

Come early to soak up the atmosphere at the Adelaide Night Market with a huge range of stalls, food and music along with pre-parade entertainment.



The Fringe Parade travels along North Terrace between King William Street and Frome Road in Adelaide's CBD.


Pre-Parade Entertainment

As well as our world-class Fringe Parade, there's plenty of entertainment happening beforehand too! Shop for local arts, crafts and enjoy tasty food at the Adelaide Night Market along the west end of North Terrace from 5pm and see acrobats, musicians, jugglers and all manner of entertainers to warm you up for the Parade from 7.30pm.


What Will It Sound Like?

Here's a special taste of some of the choice cuts from this year's Parade playlist by DJ TR!P:


What Will It Look Like?

You can see a full list of all of this year's Parade floats here.


Getting to the Parade

On the afternoon and night of the Fringe Parade there are road closures along the Parade route, around Adelaide Oval and in the East End of the city. The following roads will be closed for the Parade:

To see a full list of road closures, please click here

Due to these road closures, finding a car park can be ticky. UPark have a number of parking options within walking distance of the parade route and these are the ones we suggest:

For more information on the most convenient place to park, please contact the Adelaide City Council on 08 8203 7203 or visit

Pulic transport is a great way to get to the Fringe Parade and due to road closures on the day, there may be disruptions to your normal route. We suggest you check the Adelaide Metro website for any updates or changes to your route.



There is a viewing platform available for those with specific accessibility requirements marked on the Parade route map above.

For the first time in Parade history, there will be a live broadcast of the entire parade streamed through Channel 44’s digital platform,! The broadcast will be hosted by award-winning comedian and performer Damian Callinan. Tune in online from 8.30pm on Parade night.

The Parade will be broadcast on Channel 44’s free-to-air station on March 6th at 7.30pm.

Channel 44 will also provide language translation options of the broadcast into Greek, Italian and Arabic, closed captions, and an audio described version through on demand viewing on their website.

Want to hear the parade audio description live? Wireless headsets will be available in exchange for a $10 deposit or I.D. at the accessibility platform from 6pm on the day of the Parade. You can book one prior to the Parade night here.


Background music and/or sounds

Please contact Georgi for any specific access needs on


Top Tips for Coming to the Parade with Your Family

Each year, the Fringe Parade attracts over 65,000 people to the centre of Adelaide and we want to make sure that you and your family have a fun, fabulous time! We've put together a handy guide so your celebration of the opening weekend of the Adelaide Fringe can be as safe and easy as possible:

  • Plan your way into the city - see our list of road closures and best parking suggestions above.
  • Avoid driving if possible - use public transport, ride or park further away and walk. Up to date public transport information can be found on Adelaide Metro's website.
  • Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately - the sun can still be strong at 6pm, so be sun smart! Bring a jumper for after sunset and wet weather gear if rain is forecast.
  • Arrive early to get a good spot - the Fringe Parade Night Markets will be open from 5pm, with Night Market entertainment running from 6.30pm and pre-Parade entertainment on the Parade Route from 7.30pm. There is plenty to watch in the lead up to the Parade! 
  • The Parade's family friendly area runs between King William Street and Kintore Avenue.
  • Let Children sit at the front behind the blue line - volunteers will ask the first three rows to be seated, to help those behind to be able to view the Parade.
  • Take a photo of your child before you travel to the Parade - this is the easiest way to remember what they are wearing in case you become separated.
  • Write your phone number on your child's arm, in case you become separated.
  • Arrange a meeting spot and time to meet up with your group in case you are separated.
  • Show your child the Missing and Found location (see Parade route map above) so they know where to go in the event they cannot find you.
  • For security reasons, do not leave any bags or personal items unattended. If you see any suspicious items, or behaviour, please report it to the Police, security or one of our volunteers.
  • Bring a drink bottle from home - there are plenty of locations along North Terrace for you to refill your water bottle. 
  • Locate the nearest public toilets - note that the Fringe Parade will be providing portable toilets at the locations marked on the Parade route map above.
  • The Fringe Parade is a non-smoking event.

Most Importantly, Remember to Have Fun!


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