Fringe at the Port 2017

Hope you’re ready for Fringe, folks. The Fringe is upon us and there are more events in the Port than you can poke a stick at.

Here’s the full list of Fringe events taking place in Port Adelaide, grouped in 12 categories showcasing music, cabaret, comedy, children’s comedy, performance, multimedia, exhibitions, street art, food, workshops and a tour.

You can also download City of Port Adelaide Enfield’s Fringe Guide and Beyond.

Adelaide Fringe


The Port Rocks

Get your retro groove on, dress 50s style and stroll around the Port’s heritage pubs and venues or drive your classic car to the Show ‘n Shine. Events such as live music, rock bands, a classic cars display and a pin up parade will be happening all day from 10am to 8pm. Read more here.

Sun 26 Feb from 10am to 8pm
Various locations in Port Adelaide

Isaac Wallace & Ozafro

The OZAFRO band presents an invigorating fusion of Hi-life, Salsa Spanish and Jazz, that is created out of a strong spirituality that entwines music and art to produce authentic, most distinctive compositions.

Adult $20, Concession $15, Child $10.
Fri 3 Mar at 9pm
The British Hotel: 13 North Parade, Port Adelaide

Rumours – The Fleetwood Mac Show

The Boat that Rocked presents RUMOURS – The Fleetwood Mac Show.

(R18+) All Tickets $38
Sat 18 Mar at 6:30pm
MV Port Princess: Queens Wharf, Port Adelaide

Astrud & João ‘Once Upon A Summertime’

Featuring American Down Beat Jazz Award Winners in Latin Music, Erin Mckellar and Tyler Venter in a story of love, culture, music, passion and betrayal – the musical montage of Brazilian duo the ‘Gilbertos’. The music of Rio de Janeiro comes alive in a show directed by renowned Brazil-Jazz vocalist and educator Charmaine Jones-Devasagayam.

Tickets: $20
Sun 19 Feb at 6pm
Folklore Cafe: 11 Mundy Street, Port Adelaide

Lord Of The Strings featuring Electic Guitar Orchestra

From standing ovations at Edinburgh Fringe, Matthew Fagan, Lord of the Strings presents EGO Electric Guitar Orchestra featuring electric to classical guitar masters Zepplin, Deep Purple, Beethoven and Vivaldi. Unique 10 String Guitar, Slide Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo music from recording Song for Billy (Connolly) and the hilarious guitar challenge.

Adult $25, Concession $22, Group $20 (PP), Family $50
Sat 25 Feb at 8pm
The British Hotel: 13 North Parade, Port Adelaide

Masquerade Party

Venetian Masquerade Theme, Cocktail Dress Code. DJ & Live Entertainment.  Free Prosecco on entry before 7.30pm.

Sat 18 Feb, 6.30pm to 1am
Carmine & Co pop up piazza: 49 Commercial Road – enter via Calton Street, Port Adelaide

Bessie Billie Dinah

Songs and stories from the Empress, Lady and Queen of the Blues – Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington. Bonnie Lee Galea is supported by her two musical mainstays Quinton Dunne/Double Bass & Richard Coates/Keys.

Adult $28 Concession $25 Group (PP) $25
Sat 4 Mar at 8pm
The British Hotel: 13 North Parade, Port Adelaide

Choirmaster & The Choristers African Ensemble

Choirmaster is a musician whose silky voice and artistic appreciation of music has endeared him to many. An award winning artist, Choirmaster has graced the platforms of big events in the industry including Ghana Music Awards and performed with world acclaimed artistes like 2FACE & AKON.

Adult $28, Concession $20, Child $15, Group Pass $20 (PP) Family Pass $66

Fri 17, 24 Feb at 8pm, Sun 26 Feb at 3pm
Port Dock Brewery Hotel: 10 Todd Street, Port Adelaide

Wed-Fri 8-10 Mar at 8pm
The British Hotel: 13 North Parade, Port Adelaide

Atmospheric Pop Dreams

Australian songstress Kirbanu weaves stories about travel, love and transformation into engaging songs that brim with heart and soul. Combining folk and pop elements, this is a solo act where acoustic guitar and atmospheric soundscapes, meet a powerful, touching voice of endless beauty.

Adult $20, Concession $17, Child $12 Group $15 (PP), Family Pass $50
Sat 11 Mar at 5:30pm
SA Maritime Museum: 126 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide

Kevin Borich Express

A powerhouse trio delivering music through his firebrand guitar, who have performed with or supported names like Santana, AC/DC, Taj Mahal, Living Colour, Joe Walsh and Elton John. ‘KB’, as he is known to friends and fans, delivers a high impact live performance with the same intensity as he did with Carlos Santana in the 70s.

$29.99 or direct from British Hotel on 8240 2286.
Sat 18 Mar from 8.30pm
The British Hotel: 13 North Parade, Port Adelaide

Born On The Bayuo – Best Of CCR

The Skeleton Club presents an incredible live show re-imagining some of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s best and most soulful songs. Known for their crisp 5-part live harmonies and bluesy sound, TSC will make hearts ache, eyes widen and feet stomp.

Adult $18, Concession $13, Child $13, Group $15 (PP), Family $45.00
Sat 18, Fri 24 Feb, Fri 3 Mar at 8pm
The Railway Hotel – Platform 247: 247 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide


Forgotten Follies Cabaret Cruise

An evening of immersive performance showcasing burlesque and cabaret stars from across Australia. Enjoy the Port’s Inner Harbour as you sail at sunset, serenaded by live band The Ben Martin Trio.

Tickets available at
Sat 4 Mar, Sat 1 Apr 7pm to 10:30pm

Port Princess Dolphin Cruise: Fishermen’s Wharf, Commercial Road, Port Adelaide


The Beautiful Bogan – Life’s Not Fair

Life’s not fair… No one ever said it was ever meant be! But what happens when life really isn’t fair, not the “I left my last 6 pack of beer in the freezer too long and now they are flat” kind of unfair, but the real life stuff that really isn’t fair. Come with me on a journey of life and death plus everything in between. This is not a sob story. (M15+)

Adult $15, Concession $12.50
Sat 11 Mar at 8pm
The British Hotel: 13 North Parade, Port Adelaide

The Beautiful Bogan Roadshow

Marc Ryan is Adelaide’s most Beautiful Bogan. If you can handle a night of big jokes and even bigger belly laughs, then bring your mates along for a night you won’t forget. (R18+)

Adult $15, Concession $12, Group $12 (PP)
Sat 18 Feb at 8pm
The British Hotel: 13 North Parade, Port Adelaide

Comedy In The Kitchen

Cooking class with James Liotta and Nonna Vicky. An Italian night of fun, food and a pinch of laughs!

All tickets: $30
Fri 10 Mar, 8.30pm
Carmine & Co pop up piazza: 49 Commercial Road – enter via Carlton Street, Port Adelaide

97 Tutu

A wild and wacky tutu romp through life from the very young to the very old by Jenn Manders. Music written by Peter Manders. (15+) Come along early and get a great meal at the pub.

Adult $20, Concession $15
Wed-Fri 1-3 Mar, 8pm
The British Hotel – Upstairs function room (no wheelchair access): 12 North Parade, Port Adelaide

Children’s Comedy

Zany Zen

An interactive, comical show for families, where actions speak louder than words.

Adult $15, Child $10, Family $40
25-26 Feb, 5, 18 Mar at 11am, 1pm
Hart’s Mill – The Flour Shed: Mundy Street, Port Adelaide



Combining experimental inheritance from the likes of Robin Fox and Ryoji Ikeda, inspiration from feminist technoscience and queer ecology, and surrealist dramatic techniques, a ritual of denaturalisation and sublimation. (M15+)

Adult $18, Concession $12, Child $12, Group $15 (PP), Family $35
Thurs-Sat 2-4 Mar at 8pm
Waterside Workers Hall: 11 Nile Street, Port Adelaide


Muon – Cascading Light Sound/Projection Installation & Performance

A fusion of science, spirituality and consciousness exploring the interconnecting patterns of sacred geometry, colour and light through sculpture and visual art. Utilising a real-time cosmic ray detector, experience a labyrinth of projection and soundscapes each time muons are detected. Exhibit free daily, plus ticketed music performances nightly.

Adult $21, Concession $18, Child $15, Group $17 (PP), Family $60

Opening: Thurs 16 Feb 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Free Exhibition: 17, 20-22 Feb 11am-6pm, 18-19 Feb 11am-5pm
Performances: Fri 17 Feb at 6pm, 7.30pm, Sat-Sun 18-19 Feb at 5pm, Sun 19 Feb at 6:30pm, Tues 21 Feb at 7pm (Cheap Tuesday, All Tickets $15), Mon 20, Wed 22 Feb at 7pm

Hart’s Mill – The Flour Shed: Mundy Street, Port Adelaide



Beautiful flowers, vessels, vases and colour come together in this exhibition by members of Port Adelaide Artists Forum. Keep an eye out for special performances on Gallery Yampu’s verandah, along with dolphins and the stunning harbourside view.

Opening: Thurs 16 Feb 6:30pm to 8pm.
17-19, 24-26 Feb, 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 Mar 11am to 4pm
Gallery Yampu: 1 Jenkins Street, Port Adelaide


The grain of timber, leather and cloth, of wheat, barley and rice, of common sense and truth. 20 grains in a scruple and 60 in a dram. It’s a hint, suspicion, tinge, iota or smidgen. It’s essential for whiskey, photography, bread, archery, dashboards and raising chickens. Bringing you grist to the Mill, against the grain, all with a grain of salt.

Opening: Fri 24 Feb from 6.30pm to 9pm
25-26 Feb, 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 Mar from 11am to 4pm

Hart’s Mill – The Packing Shed: Mundy Street, Port Adelaide


Zest: spirit, life, energy. Work by Samantha Tipler.

17-28 Feb, 1-19 Mar from 10am
The British Hotel: 13 North Parade, Port Adelaide


Fontanelle launches its new gallery, studio and workshop space in the heart of Port Adelaide with a group exhibition of Fontanelle members Anna Horne, Ben Leslie, Brigid Noone, Christian Lock, Kate Power, Mary-Jean Richardson and Sam Songailo (designer of building exterior).

Opening: Exhibition drinks and open studios, Sat 25 Feb, 5.30pm to 8pm. DJs until late.
Thurs-Sun 1pm to 5pm
Fontanelle Gallery And Studios: 175 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide


A general exhibition which seeks to showcase the many talents of the members of the Port Community Arts Centre.

13-26 Feb from 11am to 4pm
Black Diamond Gallery: 66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide

Hidden Port: Brought To Light

The Port is in flux. Dormant industrial buildings are being reclaimed and repurposed. With analogue cameras and rolls of film, three local photographers – Danica Gacesa McLean, Tony Kearny, Sandra Elms – have unbolted doors to capture this moment of transition.

10am to 5pm daily – includes full entry to SA Maritime Museum
Adult $12.50, Concession $8.00, Child $6.00, Family Pass $29.50 (two adults and up to five children)
SA Maritime Museum: 126 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide

Temporary Feelings

A collection of mixed media tattoo art from local, interstate and international artists. Live tattooing and art will be on display throughout the Fringe.

13-28 Feb, 1-19 Mar from 10am
Black Diamond Tattoo Studio: 232 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide

Faces Of The World

Painter, Illustrator, Art Tutor and Children’s Book Author Dianne Vanstone’s art shows the innocence of the world’s children and its diversity of life.

17, 20-24, 27-28 Feb, 1-3, 6-10, 13-17 Mar from 11am to 5pm
ASSP Gallery: Shop 3, 70 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide


Experimental Art Space.

Check postings on GLITCH’s Facebook page.
109A Commercial Road, Port Adelaide

Past, Present And Future

Featuring original antique and vintage pictures, indigenous art and contemporary pieces sourced locally. The exhibition is held in a beautiful historic building above a fabulous antique and retro market.

Thurs – Sun 11am to 5pm
The Port Adelaide Emporium: 113 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide

Cedric Varcoe

Cedric is a Njarrindjeri/ Narungga artist living in Pt Pearce, Yorke Peninsula, who paints stories from his country.

Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm, Sat 10am to 4pm
Better World Arts: 144 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide

Street art


Outdoor street art exhibition featuring large scale works by international, national and local artists including Etam Cru (Poland) Askew One and Elliot Francis Stewart (NZ), Guido van Helton, Vans the Omega, KAB101, Order 55, Smug One. Read more here.

Various locations in Port Adelaide. 


Falie Dining Experience

Join us for a unique experience on the Historic Tall Ship Falie.

General tickets $49 plus dining experience $69
Sat-Sun 25-26 Feb at 6pm
The Historic Tall Ship Falie: McLaren Wharf, McLaren Parade, Port Adelaide

Aperitivo Ora

Step into Little Italy in the Port! Lose yourself down the laneways of historic Port Adelaide and immerse yourself in a cultural Italian experience. Aperitivo Ora means Happy Hour in Italian! Enjoy a cheeky after work drink before heading to a show, dinner or stick around and soak up the atmosphere with traditional southern street food and classic Italian lounge beats.
Fridays, 6.30pm to 1am
Carmine & Co pop up piazza: 49 Commercial Road – enter via Carlton Street, Port Adelaide

49½ BAR


Saturdays, 6.30pm to 1am
Carmine & Co pop up piazza: 49 Commercial Road – enter via Carlton Street, Port Adelaide

Sunday Siesta

Relax Chill & Unwind. Enjoy Sundays at the Carmine & Co Pop-Up Piazza. Featuring $12 Pizza & Peroni, $5 Zeppole – Nutella Bomba.

Sundays, 6.30pm to 1am
Carmine & Co pop up piazza: 49 Commercial Road – enter via Carlton Street, Port Adelaide


Decorate The Port Workshops

Come along and make bunting for the Port Fringe and future events from recycled materials.

Wed 15, 22 Feb 1.30pm to 4.30pm
The Retro Hub: 216 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide


1 afternoon! 3 songs! 1 rehearsal! 3 performances! Learn three songs with up to 150 singers, rehearse, be filmed and perform in the streets! All welcome regardless of skill level. Directed by Lisa and Ange of Bodysong

Registrations are essential.

Rehearsals at 2:30pm for 3pm to 5pm
Performances at 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:15pm

Town Hall: Nile Street, Port Adelaide

Colour The Waterfront Art Workshops

Maritime, ocean and port themed art workshops for young people by local artist Penny Mortimer in the Port Community Arts Centre’s studios located in the former Port Adelaide Police Station’s jail cells.

Drawing and painting workshop for 5-10 year olds – 5pm to 6:30pm
Printing and decorating on tote bags for 10-15 year olds – 7pm to 8:30pm

Bookings essential: Penny Mortimer – 0438 458 936 or email [email protected]
Cost: $5 per person.

Illuminart Workshops

Three special workshops in Port Adelaide to demystify the process of building projection, with each one tailored to a special interest group.

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The Story

How to nurture research at the heart of Digital Story Creation. For historians curators and researchers to discover how to translate their knowledge of history or storytelling into large scale spectacular projection and public art projects, and how to maintain the research core within the process.

$25, book online at
Fri 17 Feb, 10am to 12pm

Brilliant Buildings

using projector power to transform public places! a two part session that demonstrates the decision making process at the core of projection design for public events. For event managers and designers, and anyone who wants to know the technique behind the magic.

$25, book online at
Sat 18 Feb, 8am to 10am – coffee included. Showing from 7pm-9:30pm

Digital Placemakers

Planning, producing and promoting projection art for event managers, urban planners, business and organisation managers who want to learn the steps of costing and funding a large scale projection arts project.

$25, book online at
Sun 19 Feb, 10am to 12pm


Port Adelaide Ghost Crime Tour

Port Adelaide is one of the oldest suburbs in Adelaide, with a nickname of ‘Port Misery’, it was effectively founded on 6 January 1837 and since then has been home to countless murders and ghost sightings! Visit some of the most haunted buildings in the Port today!

All Tickets: $28
17-18, 24-25 Feb, 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 Mar at 7:15pm
Port Adelaide Historical Precinct: 1 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide