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Renowned as a thriving and energetic town along the Limestone Coast, Mount Gambier boasts volcanic craters, stunning lakes and gorgeous pine forests.

Visitors come to Mount Gambier to enjoy unique experiences at many of the scenic spots dotted throughout the area. Whether it’s the idyllic Blue Lake or one of the many caves or craters, Mount Gambier has a sight or activity for every visitor.

Mt Gambier 2021/2022 Events Calendar, Community & Coming Events, SA


Mount Gambier events include an array of art & craft festivals, food & wine festivals, street parties, market days, surfing competitions and various cycling events. Set in a charming landscape with picturesque surroundings, Mount Gambier and the surrounding region offers an array of locations for many outdoor events.

Several events are held at venues next to the gorgeous Blue Lake. Mount Gambier also houses many hotels that offer first-class conference and event facilities which are often used for community events.

Popular events of the region include the Mount Gambier Show, Valley Lake Hill Climb, South East Country Music Festival, the Coonawarra Vignerons Cup and many food & wine shows. The area also boasts an array of cultural festivals and art & craft shows.

As Mount Gambier is near the fine wineries of Coonawarra, the events calendar also includes a variety of food and wine festivals.



Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations

Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations

Multiple Wineries, Coonawarra, SA
01 October 2021 to 31 October 2021

The Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations is an annual event in October that highlights the premium wines produced in the Coonawarra region. Filled with lots of activities for wine enthusiasts, foodies, and families, the...

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Legend Of The Lakes Hillclimb

Legend of the Lakes Hillclimb

Crater Lakes Recreation Area, Mount Gambier, SA
29 October 2021 to 31 October 2021

Each year, Mount Gambier celebrates a popular event known as the Legend of the Lakes Hillclimb. Held around the start of November each year, this car racing event is one of the most popular summer festivals in Mount...

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Wattle Range Art Exhibition

Wattle Range Art Exhibition

Millicent Library and Gallery, Millicent, SA
19 November 2021

The Wattle Range Art Exhibition is an annual art event that started back in 2015. It showcases the work of artists, near and far, using a variety of mediums that fill up the Millicent Library and Gallery with stunning...

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Mount Gambier Christmas Parade

Mount Gambier Christmas Parade

Blue Lake Sports Park, Mount Gambier, SA
25 November 2021 to 29 November 2021

Due to COVID restrictions, the NF McDonnell and Sons annual Christmas Parade will return in a modified format once again in 2021. City of Mount Gambier will present Santa’s Boulevard, a drive by static Christmas...

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Fourtune

Fortune @ Bellum Hotel

Bellum Hotel, Mount Schank, SA
04 December 2021

Put this date into your diary – Saturday 4th December at 7pm – you do not want to miss this live gig! FourTune will get everyone up and dancing. They are an awesome 4 piece cover band that will not...

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Blue Lake Fun Run

Blue Lake Fun Run

Cave Gardens, Mount Gambier, SA
TBA - November / December 2021

The Blue Lake Fun Run started in 2010 where over 1,000 people joined in on the fun to raise money for OPAL. OPAL (Obesity Prevention and Lifestyle) is a program that supports children with the help of their families and...

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Blue Lake Carols

Blue Lake Carols

Virtual Event, Mount Gambier, SA
13 December 2021

ONGOING Covid-19 restrictions will not dampen the local Christmas spirit with the Blue Lake Carols committee dedicated to a modified digital format once again through social media streaming. The Blue Lake Carols is an...

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Bellum Hotel

Christmas Dinner @ Bellum Hotel

Bellum Hotel, Mount Schank, SA
22 December 2021

If you are visiting the Limestone Coast for Christmas, then this event is especially for you! Come into the Bellum Hotel for a Christmas meal and meet fellow travellers and some of the locals. Full details of the...

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Mount Gambier New Year’s Eve Festival

Mount Gambier New Year’s Eve Festival

Vansittart Park, Mount Gambier, SA
31 December 2021 to 01 January 2022

Please note that the 2021/2022 Mount Gambier New Year’s Eve Festival has been cancelled (announced back in September 2021). Please look check back for more details on the future 2022 / 2023 event  The Mount...

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Beachport Market Day

Beachport Market Day

Beachport Visitor Information Centre, Beachport, SA
TBA - January 2022

The quaint town of Beachport boasts a trendy shopping event known as the Beachport Market Day. Come here with your entire family to explore this charming seaside community of Beachport. Whether you love to shop, eat or...

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Kingston Se Foreshore Festival

Kingston SE Foreshore Festival

In Front of the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, Kingston SE, SA
TBA - January 2022

Your January in 2022 is going to ‘rock’ on the foreshore, in front of the iconic Cape Jaffa Lighthouse overlooking Lacepede Bay in Kingston SE, South Australia. There is music and fun for the whole family;...

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Cape Jaffa Seafood And Wine Festival

Cape Jaffa Seafood and Wine Festival

King Drive, Cape Jaffa, SA
09 January 2022

The Cape Jaffa Seafood and Wine Festival welcomes all visitors to the picturesque city of Kingston Council. Come with your entire family to enjoy an array of edible offerings and wine from the finest vineyards of...

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Coonawarra Vignerons Cup Day

Coonawarra Vignerons Cup Day

Penola Racecourse, Penola, SA
13 January 2022

Whilst visiting Coonawarra during summer, make sure to check out Coonawarra Vignerons Cup Day. As one of South Australia’s most famous country racing events, the Coonawarra Vignerons Cup attracts thousands of...

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Health, Harmony And Happiness Festival

Health, Harmony and Happiness Festival

Robe Institute, Robe, SA
14 January 2022 to 15 January 2022

The Health, Harmony and Happiness Festival is a local wellness weekend held in the beautiful coastal city of Robe. Bringing together a range of stalls, you will discover heaps of new products and services to improve...

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Borderline Speedway

Kings Sprint Car Challenge

Borderline Speedway, Mount Gambier, SA
20 January 2022

The Kings Sprint Car Challenge is a huge racing event held at the Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier each year. The Kings Sprint Car Challenge started in 1995 and today has become one of the biggest racing events on...

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Lions Surf Fishing Competition

Lions Surf Fishing Competition

Blackford Drain to Tea Tree Crossing, Kingston SE, SA
22 January 2022 to 23 January 2022

Every year, the Kingston SE Lions Club hosts the Lions Surf Fishing Competition where fishermen and women come from far and wide to see who can snag the biggest catch! There are a number of competitions available for...

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Naracoorte Cup

Naracoorte Cup

Naracoorte Racecourse, Naracoorte, SA
06 February 2022

Naracoorte Cup, an annual event held in Naracoorte, attracts race enthusiasts of all ages. The great location of the event makes it a must-see event. The event is the highlight of many similar events in Naracoorte but...

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Taste Of The Limestone Coast

Taste of the Limestone Coast

Various Locations in Naracoorte, Naracoorte, SA
TBA - February 2022

The annual Taste of the Limestone Coast Festival is a fantastic music and food festival held in the country town of Naracoorte each year. At the festival, you will find award-winning wines, live music, gourmet food and...

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Naracoorte Dog Show

Naracoorte Dog Show

Naracoorte Soccer Grounds, Naracoorte, SA
25 February 2022 to 27 February 2022

The Naracoorte Dog Show is an annual dog show that takes place over the course of a weekend in February. All canine enthusiasts are invited to the show; even if your dog isn’t participating – it’s an...

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Southern Ports Golf Week

Southern Ports Golf Week

Multiple Golf Courses, Robe, SA
26 February 2022 to 05 March 2022

Southern Ports Golf Week is an exciting week-long golfing event held on three different courses located in the charming coastal towns of Robe, Beachport, and Kingston SE. These towns have been playing host to golfing...

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The Robe Boat Fishing & Leisure Show

The Robe Boat Fishing & Leisure Show

Lake Butler Marina, Robe, SA
19 February 2022 to 20 February 2022

The count down is on for The Robe Boat Fishing & Leisure Show and it’s going to be the best ever! With a vast range of incredible boats of all shapes and sizes – from one-person dinghies to island...

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South East Country Music Festival

South East Country Music Festival

Casadio Park, Mount Gambier, SA
TBA - March 2022

The South East Country Music Festival is the premier music festival for country music fans. The event showcases a range of country music entertainment performed by talented locals. South East Country Music Festival 2022...

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South East Field Days

South East Field Days

Yakka Park, Lucindale, SA
18 March 2022 to 19 March 2022

South East Field Days is an annual agricultural exhibition that focuses on showcasing new products and equipment. More than 600 exhibitors participate in the event yearly, with lots to look forward to for anyone...

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Fringe In Mount Gambier

Fringe in Mount Gambier

Multiple Venues, Mount Gambier, SA
25 March 2022 to 02 April 2022

The Mount Gambier Fringe Festival is a cultural event that embraces acceptance and diversity; providing the opportunity for all artists to participate, shine and be bold, and for the community to experience art that...

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Geltwood Festival

Geltwood Festival

Various locations, Millicent, SA
01 April 2022 to 03 April 2022

The Geltwood Festival is a community event that promotes locally sourced goods, crafts, displays and hosts a variety of craft workshops. Held in Millicent each year, the Geltwood Festival is a great way to spend a day...

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Mount Gambier Gold Cup Carnival

Mount Gambier Gold Cup Carnival

Allan Scott Glenburnie Racecourse, Glenburnie, SA
01 April 2022

The Mount Gambier Gold Cup Carnival is one of the biggest sporting events on the Limestone Coast. For two days in December each year (previously it was held in May), the tracks roars with the thunder of thoroughbreds as...

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Mount Gambier Pacing Gold Cup

Mount Gambier Pacing Gold Cup

Mount Gambier Harness Racing Club, Mount Gambier, SA
02 April 2022

The Mount Gambier Pacing Gold Cup is an exciting once-a-year family-friendly event. It takes place during the evening and is filled with delicious food and entertainment throughout the evening. Mount Gambier Pacing Gold...

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Coonawarra After Dark Weekend

Coonawarra After Dark Weekend

Multiple Connawarra Wineries, Penola, SA
TBA - April 2022

Coonawarra After Dark Weekend is an annual event held in Penola with its host, Coonawarra Wineries, inviting visitors to get involved in the bounty grape harvest. The Food and Drink event is held in April at the height...

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Generations In Jazz

Generations in Jazz

The Barn, Mount Gambier, SA
06 May 2022 to 08 May 2022

Mount Gambier is well known for a popular Jazz event known as Generations in Jazz, with the next festival being held in May 2022. Whilst offering a range of amusement options for visitors, the Generation in Jazz...

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Ghost Mushroom Lane

Ghost Mushroom Lane

Ghost Mushroom Lane, Wandilo, SA
TBA - May / June 2022

The Ghost Mushroom Lane is an event in Glencoe that showcases the unique Ghost Mushroom (Omphalotus nidiformis). This unique mushroom is endemic to Australia, known for its bioluminescent properties that are...

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Mothers Day Classic

Mothers Day Classic

Valley Lakes Recreation Area, Mount Gambier, SA
08 May 2022

The Mount Gambier Mother’s Day Classic is a country-wide community event that benefits breast cancer research. It takes place in many cities throughout Australia, and also in Mount Gambier; traditionally at the...

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Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival

Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival

Various Cellar Doors, Penola, SA
12 May 2022 to 15 May 2022

The Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival, held annually, has grown in leaps and bounds to become one of the most flamboyant regional art festivals in South Australia. The festival brings together an eclectic fusion of art...

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Millicent Cup

Millicent Cup

Penola Racecourse, Penola, SA
TBA - May 2022

The Millicent Cup is a yearly racing event that is organised by the Millicent Racing Club, whose mission is to provide world-class training facilities to attract participation and income from the industry. The Millicent...

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Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers

Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers

Various Cellar Doors, Penola, SA
TBA - July 2022

Coonawarra wine is renowned the world over for its outstanding quality wines and the month of July brings with it some fun times for those who love red wine. Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers is an event that brings together...

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Mary Mackillop Feast Day

Mary MacKillop Feast Day

St Joseph’s Church, Penola, SA
TBA - August 2022

Mary MacKillop Feast Day is held every August 8th, in honour of the revered Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop. She was the first Saint of Australia, and her influence in the country has spread far and wide. She is...

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Govhack

GovHack

Collaborative Learning Centre @ Mount Gambier High School, Mount Gambier, SA
TBA - August 2022

GovHack is the biggest government and open data hacking competition in Australia. It’s open to coders as well as designers, activists, analysts, journalists, or anyone who wants to learn more about tapping into...

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Tour Of The Great South Coast

Tour of the Great South Coast

Mulitple Locations, Mount Gambier, SA
TBA - August/September 2022

The Tour of the Great South Coast is an annual men’s cycling event that involves biking through the beautiful terrain in Victoria and South Australia over six days. It is one of Australia’s most popular...

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Big Red Kidney Walk

Big Red Kidney Walk

Mount Gambier Railway Lands, Mount Gambier, SA
TBA - September 2022

The Big Red Kidney Walk is a benefit event held in September with the objective of spreading awareness and raising funds for the 1.7 million Australians who have kidney disease. The series of walks take place in several...

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Pines Enduro Off Road Race

Pines Enduro Off Road Race

Teagles Quarry / Tantanoola Pine Forest, Millicent, SA
23 September 2022 to 25 September 2022

For fans of off-road racing, head down to the Pines Enduro Off-Road Race in Millicent for an awesome day out! The Pines Enduro Off-Road Race is one of the most popular off-road events in Australia and draws thousands of...

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Seawl Bendigo Bank Paws Walk

SEAWL Bendigo Bank Paws Walk

Mount Gambier Railway Lands, Mount Gambier, SA
TBA- September 2022

Bring your dogs and enjoy a fun family day out at the South East Animal Welfare Leagues Paws Walk fundraiser at the Railway Lands in Mount Gambier. Conducted by the SEAWL, the Paws Walk helps to raise much-needed funds...

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