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Australian Street Art Festivals In March 2021

As the year gets into full swing, we are so unbelievably delighted that festivals are continuing to go ahead and it looks like (touch wood) we may be in for a smooth year with all of our festivals returning.

If you catch this article while we’re still in February, be sure to check out the February street art festivals — Hobart’s Vibrance is at the end of the month, so there may still be time to head on down to Tassie.

Otherwise, March festival season is looking great, with plenty of fun events to add to your list for a hunt of fresh paintwork. Adelaide’s Street Art Explosion will continue running between late February, and early March, the sweet town of Tumby Bay is undergoing another artistic transformation, and The Big Picture Fest is coming back to Frankston.

For a look at what’s happening for the whole year, check out our Street Art Festival Guide for 2021.

Adelaide: Street Art Explosion

19th February to 21st March

We covered the Street Art Explosion is February’s festival guide, but lucky for the Adelaidians (and anyone visiting) it’s going for quite some time and stretches across both February and March.

As part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Street Art Explosion has been running since 2016 and is the curator to credit for many of the cities’ massive murals.

The event is running between 19th February and 21st March, and you can check out their website for news on the programme.

While you’re in Adelaide, make sure you check out our map for all the existing work in the CBD and Port Adelaide.

Tumby Bay: Colour Tumby

6th-8th March

Colour Tumby is a street art festival that started after the region had a silo painted and saw the public’s wildly positive response. Since 2018, they have gathered artists to activate more walls and have become an annual running festival.

Unfortunately, with COVID, their 2020 plans had to be postponed, but thankfully they have been picked back up, and the dates are locked in for 2021.

Painting the town between the 6th and 8th of March, there will be a COVID safe event. You can check out their website and Facebook page for more information.

Frankston: The Big Picture Fest

15th March

The Big Picture Fest started in Frankston in 2018, and although it has expanded to other locations it makes an annual return to Frankston each year and 2021 is no different.

While we don’t know too much about the upcoming event, we have confirmed with The Big Picture Fest organisers that is it locked in, and deets are coming out soon.

Locked in to commence on the 15th March, be sure to follow their website and Facebook page for news on who’s painting and where.



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