What’s On and Where for Families on New Year’s Eve 2018/2019

What’s On and Where for Families on New Year’s Eve

We are planning our new exercise regimes and swearing off of chocolate, because New Years is fast approaching. Before we theoretically pledge ourselves to a year of hard work and healthy living, there’s one last celebration to be had! The New Year’s Eve fireworks! A wonderful family festivity enjoyed by those big and small. So where’s the best place to watch the NYE fireworks this year?:

new years eve city of adelaide

City of Adelaide fireworks at Elder Park

Elder Park is the heart of the action every year with live music, food and drink and front-row fireworks right on the riverbank. It’s a family friendly choice for New Year’s Eve surrounded in great transport. There will also be two firework displays, with a preliminary session especially for the little ones, who can’t hold out for the midnight cheer. Other activities include:

– huge live music line-up
– A Kids Zone with heaps of children’s entertainment
– Fabulous food with over 20 vendors serving up their delicious delicacies
– Four bars serving up local beer, wine and cider

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Victor Harbor

Each year more than 10,000 spectators and 30,000 locals, families and visitors from along the Victor Harbor foreshore come along to join in the New Year’s Eve festivities. Join the free fun family entertainment on Warland Reserve and enjoy the kid’s early fireworks at 9:45 pm, followed by a midnight fireworks spectacular! You can expect face painting, performances, a petting zoo and music.


7:30pm Dorothy and Emma Character Performance
8:30pm Rock Chick Powerhouse performance by LUSH
9:45pm Children’s Fireworks – sponsored by Girdler Family Amusements
10.00pm LUSH Adelaide Party Band
12.00am Midnight Fireworks


Amusement Rides
Free Face Painting
Free Petting Zoo
Free Bubble Fun
Food available from Seaside Fish & Chips, Harborview Donuts & Strawberries Galore and more

kids and families glenelg fireworks

New Year’s Eve at the Bay, Glenelg and Brighton Foreshore

We know that New Year’s ‘at the Bay’ is an event eagerly anticipated, by the kids in particular. It’s that one special night of the year where bedtime might be extended, just a tad, cause after all you ‘can’t miss the fireworks mum, they’re the best part!’ That’s why Glenelg has lots of family-friendly events to keep everyone occupied in the lead up, to both the early (9.30pm) and late (midnight) firework displays. You can expect kid’s entertainment, live music, bunging jumping, food and drink stalls and much more!

New Year’s Eve Big Bash at Adelaide Oval

The tradition of New Year’s Eve T20 cricket at Adelaide Oval continues in 2018 when the Adelaide Strikers take on the Sydney Thunder in an end-of-year party! Fireworks and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Normanville New Year’s Eve Christmas Pageant

40 colourful floats will pave the way to New Year’s Eve on the beautiful Normanville foreshore at 7.30pm. Locals and tourists alike will be entertained by DJ Hazzman, amusements, and fed by the local community clubs and groups. And of course the night’s festivities will be finalised with a fireworks display at around 9.45pm.

amusement rides at sempahore beach for kids

The Semaphore Summer Carnival

There’s nothing like a trip down to Semaphore to ride the dodgem cars or jump on the bouncy castle at the Summer Carnival.There’s certainly no better time to see the lights and enjoy the fair than New Year’s Eve, when the fireworks display is on!

Streaky Bay New Years Eve Fireworks

The Children’s Festival at Streaky Bay kicks off at 6pm on the foreshore lawns at Alfred Terrace. A gold coin donation will get your bundles of joy, starting with 3 different bouncy castles and face painting. Parents and kids can both enjoy food stalls, music and glowsticks!

Mannum Fireworks

Head to Mannum for Spectacular New Year’s Eve Fireworks at midnight on the River in front of Mannum Bowling Club between the Mannum Community Club and Pretoria Hotel.

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