A guide shows her guests an Adelaide Fringe poster on the Adelaide Fringe: A History walking tour.
A mural on Frome Street depicting a man eating ice-cream and abstract designs.
An entrance gate to the Garden of Unearthly Delights is adorned with colourful streamers.

Adelaide Fringe: A History

Events • Walk
South Australia


How did Adelaide Fringe start? Why are the posters so popular? This FRINGE WEEKLY AWARD WINNER 2022 is back to share the festival's story! On this Adelaide walking tour, hear about the Fringe's growth from festival outsider to the juggernaut it is today. With the chance to share your favourite festival memories along the way, this is the perfect start to your night of Fringe activities.

Your guide Katina, owner of Flamboyance Tours, is a local who previously volunteered and worked for Adelaide Fringe.

This walking tour starts and ends at different points:

Start: Government House gates, North Terrace

Finish: Garden of Unearthly Delights, East Terrace

★★★★1/2 "An excellent walking tour that covers the Fringe from its first days to its current manifestation" Kryztoff RAW.

Please note that there are no toilet or drink breaks on this tour because of the short duration.

Presented by: Flamboyance Tours

Flamboyance Tours offers fun, quirky and immersive Adelaide walking tours. As a locally owned and operated business, owner/guide Katina focuses on promoting the vibrant capital of South Australia through its diverse stories.

A 2021 South Australia Tourism Awards silver medallist and finalist in 2022, Katina is passionate about showcasing the best Adelaide has to offer for all walks of life.