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Events in and around Port Augusta

Seasonal Fun and Exciting Events in and around Port Augusta

Port Augusta, a vibrant city in South Australia, celebrates every season with a variety of events and festivals that offer visitors a unique experience. From music and arts festivals to sporting events and outdoor activities, Port Augusta has something for everyone. Here are some of the most exciting events that you can enjoy throughout the year.


During the summer, Port Augusta comes alive with a range of outdoor activities and festivals. The Port Augusta Summer Sounds Festival is an iconic event in the city that brings together talented musicians from different parts of the world. The festival features a diverse music lineup, including rock, blues, country, pop, and jazz. The festival also features local food, craft, and art markets that are perfect for a family day out.

Another popular event in the summer is the Spencer Gulf Kingfisher Trail Walk. This is a popular coastal walk that offers stunning views of the Spencer Gulf. The trail starts at the Port Augusta Railway Station and ends at the Augusta Parklands, covering a distance of 7 kilometers. Participants can take part in the walk at their own pace and enjoy the scenic beauty of the trail.


Autumn is a great time to visit Port Augusta, as the weather is mild and the landscapes are breathtaking. The Port Augusta Cup attracts racing enthusiasts from all over the country. This horse racing event is held in March every year and is known for its high stakes and competitive racing. The event also features live music and food stalls, making it a perfect day out with friends and family.

Another autumn event that draws a large crowd is the Port Augusta Rose Show. This event showcases the region's best roses and encourages local gardeners to display their finest blooms. The show also features gardening workshops, music performances, and food stalls, making it an ideal family event.


Winter in Port Augusta is cold but exciting, with plenty of events to keep you warm and entertained. The Port Augusta Winter Wonderland Festival is a must-visit event that transports you to a magical world of ice sculptures, snow, and fairy lights. The festival features live entertainment, ice-skating rinks, and food and craft stalls.

Another winter event that is worth attending is the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden Walk. This guided walk takes you through the stunning botanical gardens and offers an insight into the unique flora and fauna of the region. The gardens are home to a diverse range of plants, including rare and endangered species.


Spring is the best time to explore the natural beauty of Port Augusta and its surroundings. The Port Augusta Fishing Competition is a popular event that attracts fishing enthusiasts from all over the country. The competition is held in September every year and offers prizes for the biggest catch.

For nature lovers, the Wildflower Walk is a must-do activity in the spring. The walk takes you through the stunning landscapes of the Flinders Ranges and showcases the blooming wildflowers of the region. The walk is led by experienced guides who provide an insight into the flora and fauna of the area.


Port Augusta is a city that celebrates every season with a range of exciting events and festivals. From music and arts festivals to sporting events and outdoor activities, there is always something to do in this vibrant city. So why not plan a visit and experience the best of Port Augusta for yourself.

Contact Details:

Port Augusta Visitor Centre
51 Flinders Terrace
Port Augusta SA 5700
Telephone: (08) 8641 9191
Email: tourism@portaugusta.sa.gov.au

Arid Lands Botanic Gardens at Port Augusta (m) thanks to Andrew Dwyer