History Trust of South Australia is proud to present South Australia's History Festival.

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.

The 2019 History Festival will open on 27-29 April with three days 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.


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 on 08 8203 9888 or email historyfestival.sa.gov.au.

Program, poster, postcard and event signage design & photography by Influx Creative

Cover model: Elena Carapetis


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.