With the change of season comes a whole new calendar of activities set to charge the city atmosphere with live music, artistic performances, taste-tempting aromas and plenty of free family fun. Among autumn’s events are moments for meaningful reflection as the city community joins the nation in marking ANZAC Day. Below is just a taste of what’s coming up over the next few months in the city, but you can click here for more ideas!
Until Sunday 28 April
Adelaide Central Market: 150 Years of People & Produce
Treasures Wall, State Library of South Australia
Awaken your Adelaide Central Market memories and experience the sights, smells and sounds of this iconic city landmark through a fascinating collection of items from the City Archives, the State Library and Market traders themselves. There’s even a Smell-a-Wall capturing some of the Market’s most tempting aromas!
Thursday 4 April & Thursday 2 May
Music in the Square
Hindmarsh Square / Mukata (4 April, 12 – 2 pm)
Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga (2 May, 5 – 7 pm)
Enjoy sweet sounds from Adelaide singer, songwriter and guitarist Elli Belle and inspiring tracks from local duo Nice Verdes at April’s open-air session, then step out of the evening cool into an ultra-cosy jazz club-style marquee at May’s special twilight event.
5 – 14 April
Gawler Place Canopy, Rundle Mall
Visit Rundle Mall’s Urban Pantry and celebrate all things South Australian,
with products and flavours from regional producers, artisans and iconic food and beverage brands. Best of all, it’s free and open daily, so whether you’re on your lunch break or having a relaxing day out in the city, pop past to discover something new or enjoy some classic favourites.
5 – 14 April
Adelaide & Regions
Long lunches, exclusive dinners, tastings, masterclasses and more: Tasting
Australia is your passport to South Australia’s best eating and drinking
experiences. Don’t miss Small Plates, a mouth-watering collective of local
vendors serving up moreish morsels in the festival’s free hub, Town Square in Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga.
13 – 18 April
Eighty Eight O’Connell Wild Goblin’s Garden
88 O’Connell St, North Adelaide
Let your little one’s imagination and creativity run wild when North Adelaide’s Eighty Eight O’Connell Street site transforms into a gorgeous Goblin Garden. Kids can tinker with natural materials and play inside the goblin homes in this pop-up sustainable village, created using upcycled materials by Climbing Tree Nature Play. Come for an adventure, then visit one of the nearby child friendly cafés and restaurants. Limited parking available onsite.
Thursday 25 April
Adelaide ANZAC Day Commemorations
CBD & North Adelaide
A series of solemn commemorative events are held in the city to mark the
sacrifice of Australian service personnel who have lost their lives in the nation’s service. The ANZAC Eve Youth Vigil is an opportunity for young people to reflect on the service and sacrifices of South Australians of past generations. It’s followed by three events reflecting the procession of soldiers to the graveside following a funeral service: the Dawn Service, the March and the Cross of Sacrifice Service in Pennington Gardens.
27 April – 31 May
South Australia’s History Festival
Adelaide & Regions
Promoting the State’s historical collections, places and stories through hundreds of events including talks, tours, walks, workshops and exhibitions, this is one of South Australia’s largest community events. The city hosts a range of free activities throughout the festival, so head to the website in early April when the full program is released.
Sunday 28 April, 10 am – 5 pm
Indofest – Adelaide
Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga
Immerse yourself in the culture, colour and cuisine of Indonesia at this vibrant family-friendly community festival in the heart of the city. Enjoy performances of traditional and contemporary Indonesian dance and music, feast your eyes on artworks and indulge in an array of aromatic food delights!
22 May – 1 June
DreamBIG Children’s Festival
Adelaide Festival Centre
South Australia’s iconic biennial arts festival for schools and families returns in 2019. Inspiring arts experiences for little and young people, with a program packed full of performances, exhibitions, workshops and activities themed around People Together. Don’t miss the BIG Family Weekend (25 – 26 May), where the whole North Terrace precinct will come
alive with free family friendly activity.
Click here for further details and latest updates on these events and to discover many more.