The Semaphore Street Fair is organised by the Semaphore Mainstreet Association and began in 1994 as an event at the end of a bike race in Semaphore. Street traders would spill out on to the footpath to greet race goers and provide fun and entertainment for those who came down to watch the end of the bike race. Over the years the event progressed as more and more traders became involved, even after the bike race was no longer staged.
The Semaphore Street Fair ran for seven consecutive years from 1994 – 2000 inclusive and has evolved from a local event to one that has attracts people from all over Adelaide. After a break the Semaphore Street Fair was re-established in 2005 and has been be held annually since then due to its popularity. The event constantly evolves based on feedback from traders, stallholders, the community and the working party. This has resulted in an increase of visitors to the event and to return visitors after this event which has increased tourism to our area.
Today, the Semaphore Street Fair is the largest one day event in the Western suburbs with more than 50,000 people heading to Semaphore Road each year on the last Sunday in November.
Once a year, event goers know they can attend the Semaphore Street Fair for some much needed fun and entertainment in a relaxing family friendly environment. There is lots to do that’s free, loads of stalls with interesting and handmade products ideal for Christmas presents and lots to do and see.