The City of Onkaparinga has a long history of delivering events for the benefit of our communities.

In addition to numerous smaller events, council delivers and hosts five major events each year:

  • Trucks on Tour (October)
  • Onkaparinga Christmas Pageant (November)
  • Tour Down Under stage(s) – in partnership with Events South Australia (January)
  • Australia Day Bush Fair (January)
  • Beachside Food and Wine Festival (February/March).

Events play an integral role in enhancing the lives of our residents through improved community wellbeing, building social capacity, instilling a sense of community pride and creating vibrant places.

Along with the community and social benefits, major events showcase and promote our city, creating repeat visitation, overnight stays and injecting money into our local economy.

From 19 January to 26 February 2023 we asked for your feedback on the events presented by council, what might make them more appealing to you, and what suggestions you had for the future.

Thank you to everyone that completed the survey or emailed us. We collated the feedback and provided it to elected members in a report to Council on 16 May 2023. As a result of the report an elected member workshop will be held to discuss a range of options, followed by a report to Council to approve any changes and improvements to council's major events.

Keep an eye on this page for updates, and of course we will email all participants to let them know the outcome.