Opening Night

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

Opening Night Street Party

5.00pm – 10.00pm, Friday 16 February
North Terrace

Head down to our street party which will see North Terrace transformed into one big Fringe venue. Six performance spaces will host over sixty artists, live music will be blasting on the Frusic stage, and dozens of roving performances will pop up during the night. 

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. 

Tindo Utpurndee is proudly supported by UniSA

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. Plus add to your night of lights and stroll through the Melrose Wing to discover the highlights of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s collection, which is open until 9pm for Opening Night.

Frusic Live Music Stage

5.00pm – 10.00pm, Friday 16 February
Outside Brookman Building, UniSA

Join us for an great line up of entertainment on the lawns outside of UniSA's Brookman Building, thanks to MusicSA.

View the Full Frusic Program

Frusic is proudly supported by MusicSA and UniSA

Night Markets

5.00pm, Friday 16 February 
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.

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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

Not driving? Find out more about public transport options here

 Header Image: Trentino Priori   

Opening Night is proudly supported by


Live music on the Frusic stage is proudly supported by

Parade of Light is proudly supported by