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Creativity Unleashed at Barossa Arts Festival

Barossa Art Festival
Melissa Smith

75 venues and 45 workshops celebrating creativity in the Barossa

The beautiful Barossa Valley will transform into a mecca of creative colour throughout April, with a vibrant showcase of regional arts, uniting local creatives, businesses and the community.

With a strong focus on inclusivity and accessibility, the Barossa Arts Festival stretches from Gawler to Greenock, Marananga to Mt Pleasant in a creative exploration, strengthening the local arts community.

Spanning 75 venues, including 45 workshops, the biennial festival is a platform for South Australian artists to shine while offering untold wonders to explore throughout April. The extensive Arts Trail and Artist-led workshops are scattered throughout the Barossa and Light regions, providing unique experiences and a showcasing the region’s beauty and talents.

Loads of family-friendly events and arty fun for the kids

For families and children, the Festival offers a huge array of interactive events and activities.

Kicking off the first weekend in April, the Barossa Makers and Beyond Market includes a gathering of artists and artisans, featuring live music, food vendors, market stalls, artists’ workshops, makers’ tables, and dedicated children’s activity areas.


During the month-long festival, there are tonnes of kids’ workshops and activities to feed young creatives arty hunger. From Gather Round footy painting workshops to ancient henna for self-care, paper art, watercolour abstraction workshops, and creative painting sessions for kids under 10, the festival ensures there is something for every age group and interest.

Over the school holidays, the festival continues with workshops like Wacky Wire Critterbug Creations, ‘Learning to Draw Everything’ workshops for various age groups, Creative Watercolour workshops, and even a two-day workshop to Create your own Mosaic Garden Art.


Ikanga Mulka – A cultural exploration at Bethany Reserve invites families to explore the unique heritage, food, and customs of the Ngadjuri, Peramangk, and Kaurna People. This interactive experience includes hands-on activities, storytelling, music, and a selection of native foods available to purchase.

The grand finale Festival Wrap-Up Party promises a relaxing day of entertainment and chilled-out vibes at Thorn Clarke Wines, which provides the ideal backdrop with breathtaking views across the stunning Barossa Valley. Featuring live music, and kid-friendly activities, there’ll also be a selection of food trucks to satisfy your Sunday cravings as the festival comes to an end.


Barossa Arts Festival
When: – April 1-30
For info & workshop bookings: – visit the website



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