The South Australian Government has announced recipients of its regional event fund, with $404,000 being delivered to help grow a range of culinary, sporting and arts festivals and events over the next 12 months.

Events that celebrate Eyre Peninsula oysters, Riverland roses, and live music in the Fleurieu Peninsula are among those to receive a grant.

The program will assist regions to deliver 39 events, with 8 receiving support for the first time and 23 events part of multiple year agreements. Funding is critical for logistical and operational support for community events, and for marketing and communications around larger events and festivals.

Successful sponsorships under the Community Events Development Fund (RCEDF) and the Regional Events & Festivals Program (REFP) are:

  • Kangaroo Island Marathon (Kangaroo Island)– 26 August 2017
  • 18 Hours Melrose (Flinders Ranges & Outback) – 1 & 2 September 2017
  • A Brush with Art (Flinders Ranges & Outback) – 9 September-8 October 2017
  • Lower Lakes Stockman’s Challenge (Fleurieu Peninsula) – 15-17 September 2017
  • A Day On The Bay (Eyre Peninsula) – 24 September 2017
  • Bay to Birdwood (Adelaide Hills) – 24 September 2017
  • Ceduna Oysterfest (Eyre Peninsula) – 29 September-1 October 2017
  • Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations (Limestone Coast) – 1-31 October 2017
  • Renmark Rose Festival (Riverland) – 20-29 October 2017
  • The Robe Home Brew and Craft Beer Festival (Limestone Coast) – 27-29 October 2017
  • Handpicked Festival (Fleurieu Peninsula) – 11 November 2017
  • Riverstock (Riverland) – November 2017
  • Red Poles and Spinning Yarn (Fleurieu Peninsula) – TBC
  • Bay Sheffield (Adelaide) – 27 & 28 December 2017
  • Australian Sprint Car Championship (Limestone Coast) – 25-27 January 2018
  • Crush Festival (Adelaide Hills) – 26-28 January 2018
  • Tunarama Festival (Eyre Peninsula) – 26-28 January 2018
  • Fleurieu Film Festival (Fleurieu Peninsula) – 9-11 February 2018
  • Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival (Kangaroo Island) – 15 & 17 February 2018
  • Blenheim Music and Camping Festival (Clare Valley) – 29-30 March 2018
  • Coober Pedy Opal Festival (Flinders Ranges & Outback) – 30 March-1 April 2018
  • Keith Dirt and Diesel Derby (Limestone Coast) – 31 March 2018
  • Silver Raven Festival (Barossa) – 7 April 2018
  • FloatFest (Murray River, Lakes & Coorong) – 7 & 8 April 2018
  • Clare Classic (Clare Valley) – 7 & 8 April 2018
  • Yorke Peninsula’s Saltwater Classic (Yorke Peninsula)– 20-22 April 2018
  • The Hubert 100 (Flinders Ranges & Outback) – 5 & 6 May 2018
  • Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend (Clare Valley) – May 2018
  • Whyalla Sea Life Festival (Eyre Peninsula) – June 2018
  • Melrose Fat Tyre Festival (Flinders Ranges & Outback) – June 2018
  • Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival (Adelaide) – July 2018
  • Winter Reds Weekend (Adelaide Hills)– July 2018
  • South Australian Living Artists (state wide) – 1-31 August 2018
  • Wild Roo/KI Marathon (Kangaroo Island) – September 2018
  • Barossa Gourmet Weekend (Barossa) – September 2018
  • Jamestown Fly In & Air Spectacular (Flinders Ranges & Outback)– 14 October 2018
  • South Australian Wooden Boat Festival (Fleurieu Peninsula) – April 2019
  • Barossa Vintage Festival (Barossa) – April 2019
  • Kernewek Lowender (Yorke Peninsula) – May 2019

Regional visitor expenditure reached $2.6 billion in the 12 months to March 2017, up 11 per cent on the previous year. The State Government has delivered a record $70 million in additional tourism funding to market the State globally and attract major events and conferences.

Background

The Community Events Development Fund provides a maximum of $5,000. There is no maximum amount for funding delivered through the Regional Events and Festivals Program.

For more information visit: http://tourism.sa.gov.au/events-and-industry/events-south-australia/event-funding-and-support

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