History Trust of South Australia 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 Trust of South Australia - 08 8203 9888.

Program design by Influx Creative

Cover photography: Influx Creative and Mike Annese Photography

Models: Joanne, Ross and Lola

The 2017 History Festival poster image was taken at the National Motor Museum and features objects from public and private collections. The image embraces our connections to the past: the experiences, the stories and the journey along the way.

Read 2017 program guide online (issuu)


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.