Opening Weekend

Make the most of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe opening weekend with tons of (mostly free, and family friendly) events!

Opening Night Street Party

5.00pm – 10.00pm, Friday 16 February
North Terrace

To kick off the 2018 Adelaide Fringe, North Terrace will come alive with roaming street performers, the gastronomical delights of the Night Markets, Frusic (Music SA Stage), Tindo Utpurndee Sunset Ceremony and the switching on of the Parade of Light.

Tindo Utpurndee (Sunset Ceremony)

8.00pm, Friday 16 February
South Australian Museum Lawns


To officially open to the 2018 Adelaide Fringe everyone is invited to this special sunset ceremony to recognise the living culture of the First Nations and to pay respect to the spirit of the land. When you walk in someone else's country it is always important to walk softly and with respect. This place holds many ancient stories and Tindo Utpurndee is one of those, which speaks of spirit and sharing of light. 

Switching-On Ceremony

8.30pm, Friday 16 February
South Australian Museum Lawns, North Terrace


Following immediately after the Tindo Utpurndee, stick around for the official ‘switching on’ of the Parade of Light’ lightshow! Watch as the world’s most beautiful natural phenomenon The Northern Lights is recreated right here in Adelaide!

Parade of Light

8.30pm - Midnight, Friday 16 February - Sunday 18 March
Various locations along North Terrace

Watch as North Terrace comes alive every night of the Fringe with a spectacular corridor of light connecting the city’s eastern parklands to the Riverbank precinct. With buildings serving as projection canvases, eclectic night markets and a electric opening night street party, the Parade of Light will provide artists with a designated place to interact with audiences for all thirty-one nights of the Fringe.

Night Markets

5.00pm, Friday 16 February - Sunday 18 March
North Terrace

Stick around and enjoy the Parade of Light Night Markets every night of the Adelaide Fringe. Including food, market stalls, spotlight events and performances by Fringe artists and live street performances, enjoy a fun evening out or visit on the way between shows.

More details and events to be announced!

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Driving into the city for Opening Weekend?

UPark's nine convenient locations means enjoying your weekend in the city has never been easier. UPark has night flat rates, and you can even pre-book your parking spot! For more information, locations, and pre-booking information visit

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