History SA is proud to present South Australia's History Festival. 

This is one of South Australia’s largest community events. It promotes the State’s wonderful collections, places and stories through an amazing range of history-related activities. It began in 2004 as SA History Week and has grown each year, becoming a month-long festival in 2011, when it was known as About Time. It is now known simply as South Australia's History Festival.

Its popularity and success is due to the hard work and enthusiasm of the event organisers, including thousands of volunteers, who are passionate about sharing our history. 

If you'd like to be involved in the History Festival next year, please sign up for our newsletter (at the bottom of the page) or get in touch with History SA - 08 8203 9888.


Find the answers to frequently asked questions about the Festival.

Previous years

South Australia's History Festival began with the first SA History Week in 2004. Find out about the growth of this program into one of South Australia's largest community festivals.