29 May 2024

Discover the Joys of the Illuminate Adelaide in 2024

Discover the Joys of the Illuminate Adelaide in 2024: Your Ultimate Top 4 Adventures

Discover the Joys of the Illuminate Adelaide in 2024: Your Ultimate Top 4 Adventures


As winter approaches, Adelaide is ready to light up the nights with another year of all the fun and excitement with the return of Illuminate Adelaide. This is the fourth Illuminate Adelaide event to light up the city’s streets and surrounding landscapes. The annual event is set to embrace “art, light, music and technology”, presenting work by local, national, and international artists and companies.

Our customed guide to the top 4 recommendations to do during Illuminate Adelaide ensures that you are not missing out on the essence of what makes this time of the year in Adelaide truly special. From exciting exclusive events to all the hidden gems of city lights in various iconic buildings, be wowed by unique memorable experiences that will last a lifetime.


  • Fire Gardens

Date: July 4th – July 21st 2024

Time: Thursday to Sunday (sessions available every 15 minutes, from 5:45pm to 8:15pm)

Location: Adelaide Botanic Garden, entry via Main Gate, North Terrace

For those who enjoy the golden glow of firelight, the French artist collective Compagnie Carabosse created the captivating Fire Garden – a fantasy of firelight, kinetic sculptures, and live music. You will be in awe of this incredible creative journey full of illuminated surprises from the moment you pass through the gateway of flickering candlelight.

Carabosse paint with the magnificent palette of fire – capturing its colour, warmth, sound, along with scent for sensational sell-out seasons. In 2024, the iconic grounds of Adelaide Botanic Garden serve as the canvas, when fire transform into well-worn paths and creative artistic journeys ignited by the soft glow over 7000 handcrafted fire pots, candlelit archways, as well as kinetic sculptures of the natural environment.

Embrace the warmth of the elements by creating your own journey around the extensive grounds of the Gardens for a genuinely comprehensive twilight experience, complete with live music performances. Tickets available from $40.00 – $42.00 PP.


Image Link: (https://www.illuminateadelaide.com/program/season-2024/fire-gardens/)


  • Eden

Date: July 4th – July 21st 2024

Time: Tuesday to Thursday (from 10am to 6:45pm, closed from 1pm to 4pm); Friday to Saturday (from 10am to 8:45pm, closed from 1pm to 4pm) & Sunday (from 10am to 1:45pm)

Location: The Light Room at ILA, Level 1/63 Light Square, Adelaide SA 5000

In this experience from highly-regarded Berlin-based creators flora&faunavisions, art and nature collide to reveal the imaginative and optimistic sides of the natural world, full of curiosity, joy, creativity, and excitement.

Illuminate Adelaide 2024 presents a visual feast across one hundred and fifty square meters of LED screens. The unparalleled beauty of nature is showcased in all its vibrant glory in a truly interactive experience.

EDEN is an exclusive event and suitable for all age groups to dive into. Take this opportunity to explore our impact on the planet, and how we can create something beautiful from the smallest of actions.


  • Universal Kingdom: Prehistoric Nights

Date: July 4th – July 21st 2024

Time: Thursday to Sunday (6:30pm & 7:45pm)

Location: Adelaide Zoo, Frome Rd, Adelaide SA 5000

Step back in time to the Mesozoic Era to a land where dinosaurs, lights, and puppets combine!

Journey around Adelaide Zoo alongside a dinosaur dynasty and their intrepid keepers, all created by renowned creative studios ERTH and A Blanck Canvas. Wander in a sea of bioluminescent jellyfish, see playful dinosaurs with their hatchlings, and even come face-to-face with Australia’s own megaraptor!

Perfect for the whole family, this is an illuminating night of exploration and fun, all while learning about the importance of conservation.



  • City Lights

Date: July 5th – 21st

Time: 5:30pm – 10:30pm

Looking for something fun and free to do? Join the City Lights trail around Adelaide’s CBD and see hidden gems and iconic buildings transformed with work from various local and international artists. The event will run for 17 nights (July 5th – 21st) with the vibrant and innovative design of breathtaking projections and thought-provoking installations shining bright across the city.



Crowne Plaza Adelaide is delighted to announce our partnership with Illuminate Adelaide in 2024, Adelaide’s premier winter event showcasing art, light, music, and technology. Committed to crafting exceptional experiences, we are thrilled to contribute to this cultural event in our city. Featuring captivating installations, live performances, and immersive experiences, Illuminate Adelaide offers something for all age groups to enjoy, providing a perfect opportunity to embrace the beauty of the cooler season.






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