Each year, Adelaide Fringe hits the road to bring a taste of Fringe for FREE to neighbourhoods all over South Australia.

Adelaide Fringe Festival offers a wealth of free entertainment to ignite your senses! Immerse yourself in the infectious energy of street performers, marvel at captivating circus acts, or be swept away by the raw emotion of Fringe theatre – all without spending a dollar. With countless hidden gems scattered across the city, the Adelaide Fringe promises an unforgettable adventure for budget-conscious explorers. So, pack your lunch and snacks, your water bottle, your curiosity and embrace the unexpected to discover the magic of the Fringe – for free!

You can plan to go, or delight in stumbling across it. How ever you find it, you will be sure to LOVE the FREE entertainment on offer from Adelaide Fringe this year.

Below are some of the best FREE and Family Friendly Adelaide Fringe events we’ve found for Adelaide Fringe 2024


It’s absolutely FREE to enter and walk around Gluttony without seeing a paid show. During the 2024 season, Gluttony is open from 5pm Tuesday-Thursday, from 4pm Friday, and from 10am Saturday and Sunday, until late – plus the Mad March public holiday Monday. In addition to the 170 ticketed Fringe acts performing within Gluttony there are also plenty of family-friendly activities, interactive installations, and multiple areas to play or sit and chill. There are also a couple of low cost family friendly experiences happening this year including Art-Chery, Dart Blaster Arena and Radicool Reptiles reptile educational experiences, these are not free but only a few dollars for each so make a good low cost Fringe experience for the family.
Quentin Kenihan Playground is also accessible from Gluttony this year

Garden of Unearthly Delights

It’s also FREE to enter and take a stroll around The Garden of Uneartly Delights venue at Adelaide Fringe. Entry to The Garden is at the corner of East Terrace and Rundle Road. During Peak Times on Friday and Saturday evenings this entrance is for ticket holders only, those without tickets will enter via the Rundle Rd entrance halfway between East Terrace and Dequetteville Terrace.
Please be aware that you can only take empty water bottles into GOUD, but there are plenty of places inside to fill it up straight away (it’s a liquor licencing thing)

Salisbury Fringe Carnival

Carisbrooke Park will come alive with roaming entertainers, thrilling rides and an exciting stage line up, with something for everyone. The Salisbury Fringe Carnival, is a FREE community event held over two jam-packed days. Featuring free amusement rides and activities, local musicians, performers, an exciting headline act, and a range of delicious food vendors

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Street Performers at Adelaide Fringe

One of the very best things about Adelaide Fringe is taking a stroll up Rundle Street, Rundle Mall and the Adelaide Markets to stop and watch one of the numerous street performers and buskers that entertain the crowds throughout Adelaide Fringe.  Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday during the day are the best times to go for a stroll and have a look. And while these performance are free, it’s always good to throw a few dollars in the bucket or the hat after the performance. 

Discover, Play, Bikeaway!

Ride or walk the Amy Gillett Bikeway and discover an array of music, art, food and entertainment all set against the backdrop of the spectacular rolling Adelaide Hills.
The 15-kilometre trail winds through picturesque towns, past iconic hills businesses and thriving wineries, encompassing Oakbank, Woodside, Charleston and Mount Torrens.

It is open to all ages, you can ride all or part of it and, best of all, it’s free!

Families, friends and locals are invited to get involved on Sunday 3 March 9am – 3pm

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