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Published on 10 February 2023

Adelaide Fringe. Go south, go local!

Here is your guide to 20 shows coming to the Onkaparinga region during this year’s Adelaide Fringe.

They range from circus, magic and comedy to music and art. And they are right on your doorstep, stretching from Aberfoyle Park to Aldinga Beach.

The City of Onkaparinga will host three of the events.

Young people aged 12 to 17 years can join the fun at the Coachella-inspired Flamingo Fiesta in Old Reynella or the circus-themed Lime-Light party in Aldinga, both events packed with live music, art, performances, and fun activities.

For lovers of art, Sauerbier House will exhibit the digital print works of Beverley Southcott. Hear Beverley discuss her work at a free event on Saturday 25 February – no bookings required.

See the Adelaide Fringe website for tickets and more information on all the shows.

Aberfoyle Park

A Touch of Nostalgia and Romance

Smooth and sophisticated, smart and sassy, and hauntingly beautiful. The popular Adelaide Male Voice Choir (established 1884 and still in splendid voice!) captures the style and spirit of a range of unforgettable songs from past eras. Enjoy this treat for your heart and soul at the Seeds Uniting Church.

Aldinga Beach


Part of Onkaparinga Youth's Regen Series, Lime-Light is a circus-inspired youth event featuring live performances, art, food and fun activities. If you’re 12 to 17 years of age (or thereabouts), join in the carnival vibes and good times at Studio 20 Youth Centre next to the Aldinga shopping centre.

Not here to F**k Spiders

For adults… Hear Marc Ryan share his lived experience with PTSD and suicide ideation, all stemming from childhood trauma. This ‘Beautiful Bogan’ also yarns about life experiences like co-parenting three teenagers, mental health and grief – all with openness and humour. Join in the conversation at Aldinga Payinthi College.

"Rhapsody in Chicago Blues" Pianist Tim Barton

Who better to bring the beat of Chicago Blues to the Fringe than a boy born and raised in Chicago? With a performing career spanning 45 years, versatile pianist Tim Barton brings Chicago blues, born of the delta blues and raised in the urban sophistication of Chicago South Side clubs, to Aldinga Payinthi College.

South Coast Circus Variety Show

The Fleurieu Coast’s premiere circus school presents a student variety show that is both magic and awe-inspiring. South Coast Circus brings you some of Adelaide’s best up-and-coming circus talent at its dedicated venue in Aldinga Beach. And if you love what you see, you can join the South Coast Circus crew and become a circus star yourself!

The Black Masquerade

CircAxe combines the guitar virtuosity of Scott Reed with the aerial talents of Chantelle Reed, owner of South Coast Circus, supported by a cast of talented friends. Be dazzled by this unique performing-arts experience of music, circus and physical theatre at the South Coast Circus.

The Magic of Family

Be awed by Drew Magic and his charmed and charming stories. This magic show honours the special people in our lives – our families. It is filled with amazing illusions woven into funny stories about people you might even recognise among your own relations. See the show at Aldinga Payinthi College.

Christies Beach

A Mystic Kind of Woman - Reflecting the Life of Stevie Nicks

Celebrate the music and life of rock and roll's mystic poet, Stevie Nicks. Emma Gordon-Smith and her band will set the room on fire as they sing through the ever-changing seasons of Nicks’ life. Join in this musical event at The Christies Sailing Club.


Toondilla Way Through Place to Reconciliation

A concert of songs, poems and stories from the Fleurieu Peninsula with Dave Clark and Kate Townsend, bringing together First Nations people, musical friends and local residents. Explore the meaning of reconciliation, place and history in the beautiful surrounds of the Singing Gazebo accessed via Oval Road.

McLaren Vale

Dowie Doole Chocolate and Wine Pairing

Enjoy this indulgent wine and chocolate paired tasting at Dowie Doole winery. Taste four Dowie Doole wines teamed with Bracegirdle’s chocolates while taking in the spectacular vista of vines and sky.

Emerging Composers Forum Concert

Join Adelaide's Soundstream New Music for four world premieres of new works by Olivia Davies (WA), Christopher Williams (SA), Luke Cuerel (QLD) and Elizabeth Jigalin (NSW), each responding to the environment of the Aldinga Conservation Park on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Coriole Vineyards will host the works of these exciting emerging composers.

Manda-Ngurni Warna-gu

An Indigenous exhibition by artists from Arts Ceduna. The mixed-media exhibition presents paintings and artefacts focussed on the land and sea. See it at the award-winning Red Poles restaurant and art gallery. 


An Andrews Sisters Tribute

Officially endorsed by the Andrews Sisters Estate and winners of the 2019 Bank SA Weekly Award for Best Music, the Three Little Sisters take you on a musical journey into the lives and wartime vocals of Patty, Maxine and Laverne Andrews. Listen or sing along at the Hopgood Theatre Auditorium.

Old Reynella

Flamingo Fiesta

Flamingo Fiesta is a Coachella-inspired youth event featuring live music, art, fun activities and youth markets. It’s a free boutique festival designed for young people aged 12 to 17 years. Dress up to vie for the door prize for the best festival fashion and join in the festivities at the Base 10 Youth Centre.

Port Noarlunga

Sea and Being Change

Beverley Southcott’s exhibition of digital prints explores conflicts of the 20th and 21st century, their aftermath and peace, and the pull between extremism and human empathy. View the exhibition at Sauerbier House. You can also hear Beverley discuss her work at a free 'artist talk' session at Sauerbier House on Saturday 25 February at 2.30pm – no bookings required and afternoon tea supplied.

The Vincent Emanuel Band Experience

A night of high-intensity rock blues with The Vincent Emanuel Band. A top-notch blues line-up supported each night by local acts. Proceeds from ticket sales go to an orphanage in Uganda. Tap along at the Port Noarlunga Soldiers Memorial Bowling Club.

Reynella East

Fringe@REC 2023

Reynella East College will host inspiring performances and artworks by its students at Fringe@REC 2023. Wander the courtyards to enjoy the dance, drama, music, visual art and film on display. Relax under the festival lights with food and drink from the college kitchen and pop-up bar.


Adelaide Fringe Comedy Showcase

A hilarious mix-up of comedians, cabaret artists and magicians bring you fun, laughter and mayhem. Presented by Terry North, this show is for night owls and partygoers wanting to take in a late show. Book tickets for The Vines Golf Club.

Granny Flaps - Hot Off the Chest Tour

It’s a brand-spanking new show for the award-winning comedy act Granny Flaps. This ukulele lady will have you laughing from beginning to end as she explores everything from love to lust in your golden years. Get your laughs at the Woodcroft Hotel.


IMAGE: Lime-Light, brought to you by the City of Onkaparinga's Youth's Regen Series