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Plan Your Visit

We’re so excited to share Illuminate Adelaide with you

There are a number of ways you can explore Illuminate Adelaide and all the different venues, buildings and precincts we plan to light up this winter. Plan your visit and how you get there with these handy guides.


Explore the program by genre

To help you explore, you can filter our program by Light, Music, Visual Art, Ideas and VR online via our Program page – take your pick and enjoy what you discover!


Book your tickets to must-see events

There are certain ticketed events which are sure to sell out quickly. Book online or learn more about securing your tickets HERE.


Explore City Lights map

To help you navigate our free program, we've created City Lights: a night-time trail of light featuring over 40 free installations, projections and immersive experiences. City Lights encompasses three individual precincts within the Adelaide CBD: North, West and East.

Choose one, two or all three precincts to explore via our interactive map HERE

Want to tour City Lights with extra insights from Illuminate Adelaide Directors Lee Cumberlidge and Rachael Azzopardi? Listen for free now by searching ILLUMINATE on the LiSTNR app to take a self guided tour.


Free Events

Our free program doesn't end at City Lights. Use the Free filter on our Program page to view our full program of free events.


Car Parking

Illuminate Adelaide events take place all across the city. Plan your journey carefully and choose the car park that makes the most sense for your visit for proximity and access. From 1 July, Wilson Parking offer Illuminate Adelaide audiences 20% off weekend and night parking at select locations for bookings made online with the promo code ILLUMINATE22.* Book Online or Download the App.

** Terms and Conditions are as follows: The 20% off Night and Weekend exclusive Illuminate parking offer only available at Bent Street, City West, Adelaide Central, East End, Flinders Link and 30 Hindley Street car parks when booked online or through the Wilson Parking App using promo code ILLUMINATE22. Bookings are limited and only available from 1st July – 14 August 2022. Rate is available for one entry and exit per booking. Pricing, products, and availability may vary without notice. Casual parking rates apply if booking conditions are not met.


Public Transport

Thanks to the South Australian Government, attending City Lights on public transport is FREE each Saturday evening during the event (Saturday 16, Saturday 23 and Saturday 30 July).

Simply show the City Lights map (either a print or a digital version on a phone) and enjoy FREE travel into the CBD and home again. 

Adelaide Metro offers a dedicated bus, train and tram network to help you navigate Illuminate Adelaide events throughout the city. Choose the option which best works for you while accessing timetables and tickets via the Adelaide Metro planner.

You can also take advantage of the Free City Connector offering a hop-on and hop-off service to the city and North Adelaide linking popular city attractions, shopping, dining and key destinations. Bus route 98A and 98C connect North Adelaide with the city, and 99A and 99C connect the inner-city. Services operate every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends.

For timetables, route details and real-time information visit Adelaide Metro.



If travelling to the city for Illuminate Adelaide by bike, the best routes available include the Torrens Linear Park and cycle paths along all major arterial roads.



Need a ride between locations? Hop on a Beam e-scooter and travel in the most affordable, fast and environmentally friendly way.

Use Beam's City Lights Pass for unlimited rides up to 90 minutes for just $18.99.

Look out for the Beam parking zones along City Lights North Precinct during the event. Plan your ride.



Avoid the stress of finding a park and consider catching a cab or Uber!

Taxi ranks are located on King William Street, outside the Casino and Railway Station, and in other prominent locations around the city.


Highlight your visit

For accommodation and bookings RAA Travel can help.

Extend your visit and stay in the city overnight at our hotel partner, Crowne Plaza Adelaide. Check out their great rates and book your stay here.


More Questions?

Check our FAQs.

Or reach out to us online, over the phone or via Facebook Messenger.