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Where to see Fireworks in Adelaide on New Year’s Eve

It’s been a heck of a year, friends, and I think all of us are probably fairly keen to see the back of 2020! And when we think New Year’s Eve in Adelaide, we naturally think FIREWORKS!

Many of the usual New Year’s Eve fireworks events held in Adelaide (think Elder Park, Glenelg and Brighton) sadly won’t be held this year because of old mate COVID19, but there are a couple remaining places you CAN still see fireworks on New Year’s Eve in Adelaide this year. You might just need to go further afield than you usually would to find them!

New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Adelaide 2020

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Victor Harbor New Year’s Eve Fireworks

There will be a midnight fireworks display on New Year’s Eve for the local community and visitors staying in the area. The midnight fireworks display aims to mark the end of a challenging year, offering residents a symbol of hope for the year ahead.

The fireworks can be viewed from many private residences and holiday homes spread across Victor Harbor’s 10km of coastline.

To keep the community safe:

  • There will be no event on Warland Reserve
  • The Granite Island Causeway itself will close to the public from 6pm.
  • The Causeway Plaza will be closed to the public between 11pm and 1am to ensure safe delivery of the fireworks.
  • Girdlers amusement park will close at 11pm.
  • Dry zones will be in place from 3pm on 31 December 2020 until 9am on 1 January 2021, and the consumption of alcohol is not permitted in Victor Harbor’s public spaces during this time.

Security guards and SA Police will be patrolling coastal areas to monitor and guide people.

It is important for the safety of the community that everyone adheres to the SA Health guidelines and maintains social distancing.


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Murray Bridge New Year’s Eve event is one of the only other places you’ll see official fireworks in Adelaide to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year.

The event will be held from 5pm to 10pm with the culmination being the fireworks display that is launched from the iconic Bridge at 9:45pm.

There’ll be a series of activities for children that includes giant hamster balls, laser tag, a rock climbing wall, glitter tattoos, inflatable water slide and a bubble entertainer.

The stage will feature the best of local Murray Bridge musicians including Cabaret Collective, Chasing Lights. Hannah Smith and Noel and Karen Kneebone

Because of COVID restrictions this event will be fenced and ticketed but totally FREE.

For more information or to register:


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If you’re anywhere near the foreshore in Whyalla on New Year’s Eve (or are keen for a fairly hefty drive from Adelaide.. about four hours) you can join the locals and say farewell to 2020 with a bang.

Sideshow alley will be on throughout the day from 12pm, followed by a fireworks spectacular at the marina from 9pm.

Pick a vantage spot anywhere along the foreshore, or view them from up close at the stunning new jetty.

NOTE: Only 2000 people will be allowed in the jetty area ‘event space’ due to COVID restrictions.

No tickets required – enjoy the fireworks for free!

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Port Lincoln New Year’s Eve Fireworks

If you’re headed in the direction of the regional West, you can enjoy a spectacular fireworks show down the Foreshore on Tasman Terrace, launched from the Jetty in Port Lincoln.

There are 2 fireworks sessions available over the course of the evening. The first starting at a family friendly 9.30pm and the second one starting at midnight.

Register for the 9:30pm session:


Register for the midnight session:



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In Lieu of New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Adelaide this year…

If all else fails and you can’t get yourself to a location to see some New Year’s Eve fireworks in Adelaide, load up on sparklers and let the kids run wild in the backyard! They’ll love it and all the dogs in the neighbourhood won’t be barking! Everybody wins!


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