The History Festival is one of South Australia’s largest community events. The festival promotes the State’s wonderful collections, places and stories through an amazing range of history-related activities. The History Festival began in 2004 as SA History Week and has grown each year, becoming a month-long festival in 2011. 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. 


Open Doors: 27-29 April 2019

The 2019 History Festival will open on 27-29 April with a special weekend focusing on South Australia's buildings and architectural history. From heritage icons to bold contemporary design, Open Doors will provide an opportunity for people to see behind the façades and explore the state’s buildings in new ways.


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.