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DreamBIG Children's Festival

The DreamBIG Children's Festival is an iconic arts festival for kids and young people held every 2 years in South Australia.

The festival was originally known as Come Out Children's Festival, and started in 1974. Since then it's become an important part of South Australia's preschool and school calendars.

The festival includes:

  • performances
  • workshops
  • activities
  • film
  • exhibitions
  • storytelling experiences.

The festival has both:

  • a schools program, where kids take part in events and performances through their school
  • a general public program for families.

When and where

The next festival will be held from 22 May to 1 June 2019. This ties in with the UNESCO International Arts Education Week.

Events will be held all around the state, including at the Festival Centre, Elder Park and throughout Adelaide.

Festival teaching and learning resources

A range of resources are available to help with teaching and learning in the arts curriculum and pedagogies. Additional resources will be available at the launch of the 2019 festival.

Become an arts ambassador

Receive e-news with up-to-date information about DreamBIG Children’s Festival and professional learning opportunities in the arts offered by Department for Education.

Registration is free. 

Complete the Registration Form (188 KB) and email to: education.DreamBIG [at] sa.gov.au


DreamBIG Children's Festival

Phone: 8463 5994
Emaileducation.DreamBIG [at] sa.gov.au