Lucky Dumpling Market takes over Elder Park: OzAsia Festival back for its 15th anniversary

It’s that time of year again when the sweet smell of dumplings fills the air and beautiful moon lanterns light the way across the Torrens bridge.

Once again, the OzAsia Festival has taken over the Adelaide CBD, this time celebrating its 15th anniversary by showcasing the best of Asian culture and cuisine.

OzAsia opened its doors on Thursday night and will be sticking around until 6 November; so, if you’re looking to make good use of this fantastic spring weather, the festival is the place to be.

The extensive program will be taking over venues across the CBD such as the Adelaide Festival Centre, Dustan Playhouse, Her Majesty’s Theatre, and of course the infamous Lucky Dumpling market residing in Elder Park.

From spoken word poetry, theatre, workshops, and comedy, to music and dance, there is something for everyone to enjoy and indulge in from many different Asian cultures.

Adelaide Festival Centre CEO & Artistic Director Douglas Gautier AM said that the OzAsia program is “an important celebration of diversity within Australia.”

“I look forward to welcoming everyone to the fantastic variety of events that we have on offer across three spectacular weeks,” he said.

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, head down to the OzAsia Festival running from October 20 to November 6.

The full OzAsia Festival program can be viewed online at