The Nature Festival is a 10 day program of activities and experiences all dedicated to celebrating South Australian nature in positive, creative, and meaningful ways.
The festival features a diverse program of free and ticketed activities provided by local artists, environmental organisations, and nature connection practitioners.
We’re particularly interested in unusual ways of connecting to nature, so we’re looking for many kinds of event hosts including local artists, environmental orgs, nature connection practitioners, musicians, nature tourism operators, health and wellness practitioners, wineries, GP clinics, or local businesses.
We are looking for all sorts of creative, participatory, emotional, and remarkable experiences. They might involve the latest technology from VR to AI or they might encourage people to put their devices away and focus on direct experience.
We are specifically interested in events and experiences that influence our shared narrative around how important nature is to most South Australians and that deepen our personal relationship with nature.
Last year we had events ranging from free to $130 per ticket and 33% of events sold-out. It's free to register an event in the festival and you keep all of your proceeds. We have a limited funding pool available to support some events and we are offering a small number of $500 micro-grants.
"The wide range of celebrations the Festival supports are both personal and multidimensional. The Festival is a wonderful expression of the real fun in 'the call of the wild' even in our own backyard.”
We're looking for all sorts of volunteers for 2021, including:
Volunteering with the Nature Festival is a great way to:
You might have an organisational or community newsletter or a social media page or group. Get in touch and we'll send you 2-3 Nature Festival updates to share with your community.
We often get hosts looking for free venues for workshops, gatherings, and art activities. Get in touch to let us know.