Events · Markets

Lucky Dumpling Market // OzAsia Festival

The Adelaide Riverbank has been brought to magical life over the last 2 weeks with the Lucky Dumpling Markets and the Ozasia Festival. Decorated and adorned in colorful lanterns and bringing in a fusion of various Asian cultures through their dining and entertainment options, this year’s Lucky Dumpling Markets are all about creating a safe that is inviting and comfortable to anyone and everyone.

Following its resounding success in 2017, the Lucky Dumpling Market has gracefully taken over the banks of the Torrens to celebrate the 2018 OzAsia Festival and from what we’ve seen and witnessed so far, it’s been an attractive hub of socialization, foodie adventures, and cultural experiences

“We are all primed to spice up another jam-packed festival! It’s exciting to once again work in partnership with the Adelaide Festival Centre and OzAsia Festival, which grows bigger and better each year.” – Daniel Michael (Lucky Dumpling Market Event Director // owner of Adelaide Fringe hub Gluttony)


Over the two occasions that I visited the Lucky Dumpling Markets, it didn’t take long for this vibrant space to fill up with people, who were eager and keen to see what was on offer. A social hub and fantastic meeting point for lovers of the OzAsia Festival, the Lucky Dumpling Markets had a colorful selection of Asian cuisines and cultural experiences, including favorite Asian cuisines, such as Vietnamese, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese and Indian:


  • The Filipino Project (Filipino)
  • Teppanyaki Noodles (Japanese)
  • Sookii La La (South East Asian)
  • Humpty Dumplings
  • Gas Station (Korean)
  • Hoy Pinoy
  • TMR Bistro
  • Toly (Vietnamese)
  • Bao+ / Astonish Patisserie


  • Bubble Bus
  • Chez Coffee Co.
  • Coopers Bar


With the change to the traditional event calendar to kick off this colorful festival around late October, visitors are given the chance to enjoy the balmy and warmer nights of Spring and take advantage of the picturesque views of the Adelaide Riverbank around sunset time. It also perfectly encapsulates the Asian street food vibe, where visitors can walk around the area and enjoy the aromas offered by each venue, whilst getting a taste of beautiful performances by local and international bands, artists, and DJs, such as:

  • Australia
    • Gold Fields
    • Sophie Koh
    • The Yellow Peril Symphony
    • Moonta Street
  • India
    • Vikku Vinayakram
    • Kabit Café
  • Malaysia
    • Nading Rhapsody
  • The Phillipines
    • Joey Ayala
  • Taiwan
    • Freedom Beat
    • DJ Cheer
  • Singapore
    • Charlie Lim

Featuring 5 world premieres, 20 Australian premieres and 22 events exclusive to South Australia, this year’s OzAsia Festival line-up was quite impressive, to say the least – bringing together over 800 artists from 20 countries. the most impressive to date.


“We’re looking forward to bringing together vibrant artistic talent from overseas and the South Australian community, to create memorable experiences for all ages on the riverbank. We take pride in offering a family-friendly, inclusive environment.” – Daniel Michael

The Lucky Dumpling Markets and OzAsia Festival are family-friendly events that will be running till November 11. If you’re looking to satisfy your fix for delicious and affordable Asian food and drink, then head on down to the Adelaide Riverbank to get a taste of what these amazing local businesses have to offer you!


Cash-free / EFTPOS facilities
Water re-fill stations

October 25 – November 11, 2018

Official website

Social media
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