Festivals in the Barossa Valley

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 05/01/2020

Reading time: 3 mins

Adelaide is known around the world as the festival capital of Australia, but what about the Barossa Valley just down the road?

Australia’s best wine region knows how to put on a show, we’ve compiled some of our favourite Barossa Valley festivals. So keep reading and get ready to head to the Barossa soon!

2021 Barossa Vintage Festival

It’s back again and better than ever. For five days each year that valley comes together in a celebration of the region’s food, wine and culture. The festival is the perfect opportunity to learn about the years vintage and get first tastes of the delicious wines being produced.

Over the five days choose from an abundance of events from wine tastings to musical attractions and cooking classes. The festival caters for everyone with the perfect mix of family-friendly and adult-only activities. Help locals celebrate the end of the valleys grape harvest and toast a much-deserved glass to their hard work.

The Barossa Vintage Festival is the perfect excuse to get down to the Valley and spend a few nights surrounded by rolling hills and picturesque vineyards. Support the local economy and get on down!

A Day on the Green

Since its conception in 2001, A Day on the Green has become an Australian music institution. Combining two of the best things in the world, great wine and great music, A Day on the Green is an Australian summertime staple.

After hosting world-renowned artists like Robbie Williams, Elton John, Train and Fleetwood Mac, you’re sure to be blown away at the calibre of artists making their way to the Barossa.

Peter Lehmann Wines is your gateway to A Day on the Green in the Barossa. They have been hosting concerts for several years now with many artists making their way through the vineyard. Come early and get your spot on the grass before grabbing a bottle of wine as you sit enjoying the afternoon sun.

Once the sunsets the music begins, and you’ll be rocking out all night long. A Day on the Green is a concert experience unlike any other in Australia. Be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming concerts, these incredibly popular events are known to sell out on launch day!

Barossa Fringe

Soak up the best of Barossa’s hidden talent. When surrounded by world-class winemakers and award-winning chefs it can be easy to overlook the Barossa arts scene, but it would be a crime to do so!

For our days each February the Barossa Fringe brings a party to the valley like no other. Dance it out at street parties, be thrilled at cabaret and comedy shows, and become a better you at wellness exhibitions.

Book yourself a room in the Valley for the weekend and book tickets to a bunch of shows. You’ll get to explore the hidden venues and talents of the Valley all while experiencing the region’s signature country hospitality.

The Barossa Valley hosts a wonderful selection of festivals and events throughout the year. Be sure to do your research and see what events you can attend on your next visit!

Related article: Bonjour Barossa

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.