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Mount Gambier Events

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 2020/2021 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.



Govhack

GovHack

Collaborative Learning Centre @ Mount Gambier High School, Mount Gambier, SA
TBA - Sep 2020

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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Pines Enduro Off Road Race

Pines Enduro Off Road Race

Teagles Quarry / Tantanoola Pine Forest, Millicent, SA
25 September 2020 to 27 September 2020

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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Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations

Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations

Multiple Wineries, Coonawarra, SA
01 October 2020 to 31 October 2020

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
30 October 2020 to 01 November 2020

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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Lions National Brass Band Festival

Lions National Brass Band Festival

Front of the Town Hall, Mount Gambier, SA
TBA - November 2020

In November each year, Mount Gambier hosts the renowned Lions National Brass Band Festival. The event includes a marching band parade in the morning and followed by a larger march later in the afternoon. This event is...

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Science Alive

Science Alive

Main Corner Complex, Goodwood, SA
TBA - November 2020

Science Alive is a free interactive and hands-on science festival with something to offer all ages. The one-day event is held in November from 9am to 3pm at the Main Corner Complex in Mount Gambier. Science Alive, Mount...

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Mount Gambier Christmas Parade

Mount Gambier Christmas Parade

Blue Lakes Sports Park, Mount Gambier, SA
21 November 2020 to 22 November 2020

The 2020 NF McDonnell and Sons Mount Gambier Christmas Parade will take the form of a static display at Blue Lake Sports Park due to COVID-19 requirements. The Mount Gambier Christmas Parade is a yearly family event...

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Mount Gambier Gold Cup Carnival

Mount Gambier Gold Cup Carnival

Allan Scott Glenburnie Racecourse, Glenburnie, SA
04 December 2020

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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Blue Lake Carols

Blue Lake Carols

Live Stream, Mount Gambier, SA
13 December 2020

The Blue Lake Carols is an annual Christmas tradition in Mount Gambier. Organised by the Mount Gambier & District Ministers Association, this one-night-only event invites everyone to come and witness a magical night...

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Beachport Market Day

Beachport Market Day

Beachport Visitor Information Centre, Beachport, SA
TBA - January 2021

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 2021

Your January in 2021 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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Health, Harmony And Happiness Festival

Health, Harmony and Happiness Festival

Robe Institute, Robe, SA
TBA - January 2021

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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Cape Jaffa Seafood And Wine Festival

Cape Jaffa Seafood and Wine Festival

King Drive, Cape Jaffa, SA
10 January 2021

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
14 January 2021

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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Lions Surf Fishing Competition

Lions Surf Fishing Competition

Blackford Drain to Tea Tree Crossing, Kingston SE, SA
23 January 2021 to 24 January 2021

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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Borderline Speedway

Kings Sprint Car Challenge

Borderline Speedway, Mount Gambier, SA
TBA - January 2021

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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Naracoorte Cup

Naracoorte Cup

Naracoorte Racecourse, Naracoorte, SA
09 February 2021

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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Naracoorte Dog Show

Naracoorte Dog Show

Naracoorte Soccer Grounds, Naracoorte, SA
TBA - February 2021

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
TBA - February 2021

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
27 February 2021 to 28 February 2021

The count down is on for the 2021 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...

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South East Country Music Festival

South East Country Music Festival

Casadio Park, Mount Gambier, SA
TBA - March 2021

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 2021...

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Blades Of Glencoe

Blades of Glencoe

Glencoe Woolshed, Glencoe, SA
TBA - March 2021

Blades of Glencoe is an annual sheep shearing competition and event. It pays tribute to the ancient art of sheep shearing using the traditional tools and techniques dating back to the 1880s. More than 40 shearers from...

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Mount Gambier Pacing Gold Cup

Mount Gambier Pacing Gold Cup

Mount Gambier Harness Racing Club, Mount Gambier, SA
13 March 2021

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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Fringe In Mount Gambier

Fringe in Mount Gambier

Cave Gardens, Mount Gambier, SA
TBA - March 2021

South Australia’s largest regional open-access arts festival is returning again in March 2021. The Mount Gambier Fringe Festival is a cultural event that embraces acceptance and diversity; providing the...

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South East Field Days

South East Field Days

Yakka Park, Lucindale, SA
TBA - March 2021

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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Geltwood Festival

Geltwood Festival

Various locations, Millicent, SA
TBA - March 2021

The Geltwood Festival is a community event which 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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Coonawarra After Dark Weekend

Coonawarra After Dark Weekend

Multiple Connawarra Wineries, Penola, SA
TBA - April 2021

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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Ghost Mushroom Lane

Ghost Mushroom Lane

Ghost Mushroom Lane, Wandilo, SA
TBA - May & June 2021

The Ghost Mushroom Lane is an event in Glencoe which 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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Generations In Jazz

Generations in Jazz

The Barn, Mount Gambier, SA
May - May 2021

Mount Gambier is well known for a popular Jazz event known as Generations in Jazz, with the next festival being held in May 2021. Whilst offering a range of amusement options for visitors, the Generation in Jazz...

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Mothers Day Classic

Mothers Day Classic

Mount Gambier Valley Lake, Mount Gambier, SA
09 May 2021

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 at the Valley Lakes...

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Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival

Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival

Various Cellar Doors, Penola, SA
TBA - May 2021

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

Allan Scott Glenburnie Racecourse, Glenburnie, SA
TBA - May 2021

The Millicent Cup is a yearly racing event that this year takes place at the Allan Scott Glenburnie Racecourse near Mount Gambier. It is organised by the Millicent Racing Club, whose mission is to provide world-class...

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Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers

Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers

Various Cellar Doors, Penola, SA
TBA - JULY 2021

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 2021

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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Tour Of The Great South Coast

Tour of the Great South Coast

Mulitple Locations, Mount Gambier, SA
TBA - AUGUST 2021

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 - Sep 2021

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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Seawl Bendigo Bank Paws Walk

SEAWL Bendigo Bank Paws Walk

Mount Gambier Railway Lands, Mount Gambier, SA
TBA- September 2021

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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Kingston Se Show

Kingston SE Show

Gall Park, Kingston SE, SA
03 October 2021

The township of Kingston SE is known for its scenic attractions, picturesque landscapes and a number of events. One of these events is the Kingston SE Show which is held in October each year. This family-friendly event...

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Kalangadoo Cup

Kalangadoo Cup

Penola Racecourse, Penola, SA
TBA- October 2021

The Kalangadoo Cup is a popular country racing event that takes place at the beautiful grounds of the Penola Racecourse in October every year. As a highly anticipated event and a major element of the local culture, this...

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Mount Gambier Show

Mount Gambier Show

Mount Gambier Showgrounds, Mount Gambier, SA
22 October 2021 to 23 October 2021

Since 1860, the Mount Gambier Show has been hosted by the Mount Gambier A&H Society and is one of the highly admired fun-filled entertainment shows in the entire region. With a number of amusement options, the Mount...

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Robe Home Brew & Craft Beer Festival

Robe Home Brew & Craft Beer Festival

Robe Visitor Information Centre & Public Library, Robe, SA
TBA - October 2021

The Robe Home Brew & Craft Beer Festival is an annual event held at the Robe Town Brewery situated along the beautiful Limestone Coast. Come along and discover some new beer and cider at this fun and friendly event...

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Pink Supper Dance

Pink Supper Dance

North Gambier Football Netball Club Rooms, Mount Gambier, SA
TBA - October 2021

The annual Pink Supper Dance in Mount Gambier is back again in 2021 and raising money for women’s cancers. There will be live entertainment with the Allan Webster, Robyn Gleeson and Just Us Duo, playing favourites...

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Penola Show

Penola Show

Penola Showgrounds, Penola, SA
29 October 2021 to 30 October 2021

The township of Penola is known for its scenic attractions, picturesque landscapes, galleries and a number of events. One of these events is the Penola Show which is held in October each year. This family-friendly event...

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Wattle Range Art Exhibition

Wattle Range Art Exhibition

Millicent Library and Gallery, Millicent, SA
TBA - 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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Blue Lake Fun Run

Blue Lake Fun Run

Cave Gardens, Mount Gambier, SA
TBA - 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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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 2020 Mount Gambier New Year’s Eve Festival has been cancelled (announced back in August 2020). Please look check back for more details on the future 2021 / 2022 event  The Mount Gambier New...

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