Autumn Events in Port Pirie

Lovely Port Pirie is a little regional town with a great personality. Located at the gateway to the Flinders Ranges and the Spencer Gulf, Port Pirie offers a relaxed lifestyle with friendly locals, picturesque coastal areas, and easy access to the natural beauty of the region. But whilst it might seem sleepy, this little town in the Mid North (in true South Australian style) stays alive year-round with events and festivals. In this article, we share some the best events in Port Pirie to add to your calendars this autumn. 

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Not so quiet Port Pirie

Coastal views, national parks, nearby wineries and friendly locals make Port Pirie what it is as a popular town in the Mid North region of South Australia. Conveniently located near major highways, visitors to Port Pirie find it easy to base themselves here as they explore other parts of the state. Meanwhile, those driving up north or visiting the Flinders Ranges often choose to make a stop here on their road trips.

During a trip in Port Pirie, visitors can enjoy local museums, as well as coastal walks and adventures in some beautiful natural landscapes. But it’s not always quiet in Port Pirie.

Autumn events in Port Pirie

Throughout the year, visitors and locals alike can enjoy a number of cultural, musical and theatre events which keep the town’s pulse alive. In this article, we share some of the upcoming events in Port Pirie, giving you some great excuses to make a visit!

1. Multicultural Comedy Gala

The Multicultural Comedy Gala is an fun tribute to the diverse cultural fabric of Australia, featuring a superb array of acclaimed and celebrated comedians from around the country. This talented lineup humorously explores the unique aspects that differentiate us while simultaneously showcasing the commonalities that unite us. Indulge your spirit with an unforgettable evening of laughter that will bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart!

Location: Northern Festival Centre

Date: 4th May – 8pm

2. Cirque Mother Africa

Cirque Mother Africa is an exciting spectacle that showcases the artistic excellence, colourful culture, and vibrancy of Africa. Featuring a talented cast from across the African continent, this family-friendly show blends breathtaking acrobatic feats, mesmerising contortionists, dance, and song, promising a thrilling experience that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats. To mark 15 successful years of touring the world, Cirque Mother Africa is delighted to return to Australia to share their high-energy performance with fans in Port Pirie!

Location: Northern Festival Centre

Date: 18th May – 7.30pm

3. Port Pirie Producers Market

The Port Pirie Producers Market is a popular local destination where residents and visitors can access an impressive range of fresh, locally grown produce. The market offers a diverse array of stalls selling a range of products, including honey, olive oil, fresh and dried fruits, vegetables, jams, sauces, relishes and chutneys, coffee, jewelry, wrought iron, biscuits, and cakes. To enjoy a relaxing morning, locals and tourists alike are welcome to head to Memorial Park and indulge in a coffee, breakfast, and fresh produce from the market.

Location: Memorial Park

Date: Second Sunday of the month

4. Nunga Screen – Port Pirie

Nunga Screen showcases and honors the language, culture, and stories of First Nations through cinema. This free annual event takes place during National Reconciliation and NAIDOC Week and travels to various locations from big screen cinemas to remote communities throughout regional SA. Nunga Screen offers a diverse film program for all ages, inviting both emerging and established First Nations filmmakers to showcase their films. The 2023 program will showcase the premiere of a commissioned short documentary by an emerging First Nations filmmaker, providing an opportunity for connection and education.

Location: Northern Festival Centre

Date: 31st May

5. Youth Event – Easter egg Challenge

Whilst many of theses events are for the adults, this one is for the children! On the 4th April, children can take part in a youth event for easter in Port Pirie. This fun event will see children taking part in a task whereby they must build something to stop their Easter eggs from breaking when dropped. For those aged 11 to 17, this event costs $2 per child and contributes to the materials used.

Location: Port Pirie Regional Library

Date: 4th April – 4.45pm

Stay a little longer in Port Pirie

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