You can’t get a lot for free these days. But if you’re still looking for something to do for New Year’s Eve, the good news is, the biggest party in town is still FREE!
With live entertainment, food and drinks, and a first-timer sustainable initiative, the family event is a no-brainer.
Celebrate with your family and friends along the banks of the picturesque River Torrens, and make your New Year’s Eve unforgettable, with entertainment kicking off from 5pm.
This year they’re putting on some impressive live entertainment in the form of headline Australian supergroup, Antipodean Rock Collective (ARC).
Featuring members from legendary Australian bands Spiderbait (Kram), Jet (Mark Wilson), Powderfinger (Darren Middleton), and You Am I (Davey Lane), ARC has entertained audiences from across the globe, from packed clubs to international festivals, including the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
They will be playing all the Aussie rock favourites, alongside local musicians Alana Jagt, China Roses, Max Savage and Donnarumma. Whether you’re into indie, rock, blues, cabaret or electric, there’s something for all the family to enjoy.
The Mudra Dance Academy will fill the stage with colourful and spectacular Indian and Bollywood dancing, and Tim Whitt will take the crowd to midnight and beyond with a DJ set spanning everything from disco, funk, hip hop and soul.
Food from around the world will be there to fill hungry stomachs, the Kids’ Zone will keep the little ones entertained, and roving performers will bring fun and surprises to every corner of the park.
As always, two stunning sets of fireworks will light up the sky, one at 9pm and the other to herald the New Year at midnight, proudly presented by principle partner HomeStart Finance.
And even better, this year the City of Adelaide is focusing on Sustainable Celebrations and events, and they are going plastic straw and balloon-free, with 100% compostable packaging from all food vendors, and free water refill stations available at their 2018 NYE.
And if you’re planning on having a few bevvies, Adelaide Metro have got you covered with free buses, trains and trams in and out of the city all day New Year’s Eve until 6am the following morning.
For more information about the event including the entertainment program, road closure information, parking, transport and details about accessible viewing visit the City of Adelaide’s website.
Check out and join their Instagram hashtag using #StrawFreeADL to show your support.
New Year’s Eve at Elder Park is on from 5pm-1am. The fireworks are on at 9pm and midnight. For all of the details, click here.
- Our guide to some of the funkiest beers on tap in Adelaide right now
- Tapas-style eatery Our Food Project takes predictability out of brunch
- $2 million cash injection to boost regional tourism in SA
- Aspiring educators go bush in new pilot program
- Ryderwear to open massive purpose built gym in February