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Events in and around Mount Gambier

Welcome to Mount Gambier, a beautiful city located in South Australia, where people come to explore some of the most stunning and unique natural attractions in the world. Whether it's the Blue Lake, the Umpherston Sinkhole, or the Tantanoola Caves, Mount Gambier always has something to offer for everyone.

Besides the natural attractions, the city of Mount Gambier also hosts many exciting and fun events throughout the year. Whether it's a food and wine festival, a sports event, or a cultural celebration, the city is always buzzing with energy, and there's always something for you to do.

In this long web page, we are going to highlight some of the seasonal fun and exciting events that you can enjoy in and around the city of Mount Gambier. Whether you are a local or a tourist, these events are perfect for you to have some fun, meet new people, and experience the true spirit of the city.

Summer Events

The summer season is an exciting time of year in Mount Gambier, and there are many events that will make your summer memorable. Here are some of the summer events you should check out:

1. Mount Gambier Farmers Market - Every Saturday from December to February, the Farmers Market opens its door from 9 am to 12 pm. The market offers a wide range of fresh produce, baked goods, and artisanal crafts. The market is held at the Cave Gardens, and it's the perfect place to mingle with local farmers, artists, and other community members.

2. Beachport Market - Every third Sunday of the month, between December and February, the Beachport Market takes place from 9 am to 1 pm. The market offers a great variety of food, crafts, and other products, and it's held at the Beachport Foreshore, a beautiful location overlooking the long sandy beach.

3. Cabana Pool Party - Enjoy a tropical oasis in the heart of Mount Gambier at the Cave Gardens, where the Cabana Pool Party is held. The pool party features a live DJ, food stalls, and pool games. The event is usually held in January.

Autumn Events

As the weather cools down, the city of Mount Gambier continues to host some amazing events that you shouldn't miss. Here are some of the autumn events that you should check out:

1. Jazz in the Gardens - Held in the famous Cave Gardens, Jazz in the Gardens is all about music, food, and wine. The event features some of the finest jazz musicians from around Australia, and it's a great way to enjoy the changing colors of the garden. The event is held in March.

2. Mount Gambier Show - Held in mid-April, the Mount Gambier Show is the biggest event on the city's calendar. The show features livestock competitions, carnival rides, sideshows, and live entertainment. It's the perfect event for families.

3. Mount Gambier Fun Run - For those fitness enthusiasts, the Mount Gambier Fun Run is the event for you. The run is held in April and features a 5km and a 10km run around the beautiful Mount Gambier. The run is open to all ages and abilities.

Winter Events

Winter may be cold, but there are still plenty of fun things to do in Mount Gambier during this time. Here are some of the winter events that you should check out:

1. Winter solstice bonfire - Held on June 21, the winter solstice bonfire is an event that celebrates the longest night of the year. The bonfire is held at the Valley Lakes, and it's a great way to enjoy the company of friends and family.

2. Rotary Art Show - Running between June and July, the Rotary Art Show is a popular event for art lovers. The show offers a wide variety of art forms, from paintings to sculptures, and it's a great way to support the local art scene.

3. Glow in the Dark Mini Golf - Held at the Mount Gambier Library, the Glow in the Dark Mini Golf is an event that takes place during the winter school holidays. The event features a nine-hole miniature golf course that glows in the dark.

Spring Events

As the weather starts to warm up, the city of Mount Gambier is filled with energy and excitement, and there are many events that you should check out during the spring season. Here are some of the spring events that you should know about:

1. Mount Gambier Fringe Festival - The Mount Gambier Fringe Festival is a celebration of all things art, culture, and performance. The festival is held in October and features a diverse range of events, from live music to cabaret shows.

2. Limestone Coast Wine Show - The Limestone Coast Wine Show is a prestigious event that celebrates the best wines from the region. The event is held in October, and it's a great way to sample some of the best wines that the region has to offer.

3. Mount Gambier Cup - The Mount Gambier Cup is one of the premier events in the local racing calendar. The event is held in November and features some of the best thoroughbred horses from around the country.


Mount Gambier is a city that never disappoints when it comes to fun and exciting events. Whether you're a food lover, music enthusiast, art lover, or sports fanatic, there's always something for everyone in Mount Gambier. So, go ahead and mark your calendars for these seasonal events and get ready to experience the best of Mount Gambier.

For any further details, please contact us by phone on (08) 8721 4099 or email us at council@mountgambier.sa.gov.au.

The Blue Lake Mount Gambier photo thanks to Ian Wool
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