Thanks to Lonely Planet putting South Australia on the map for 2017, locals and visitors have a stellar roster coming up. Keep yourself busy for all the weekends in the foreseeable future, and enjoy a cultural offering unlike any other. Celebrating all that Adelaide has to offer and hosting a talented bunch while they’re at it.
#1 Adelaide Fringe Festival – February – March
Whether it’s the lights and dulcet tones of cabaret you long for or the raucous laughs of a comedic crowd, Adelaide Fringe Festival is celebrating all things edgy. Amanda Palmer of viral TED talk fame is taking to the stage, or if Tom Ballard former partner in crime to Alex on Triple J is more your speed – he’s here for the laughs too. A stellar lineup of the colourful, weird and wonderful.
#2 Cellar Door Festival – February
Pour it up with the finest grapes in the business, Cellar Door Festival is, as the name suggests, a peek behind the cellar door. Follow the experts from masterclasses to long lunches and walk amongst the vineyards with local producers. You don’t have to be a wine connoisseur, but you’re likely to have a newfound affinity for all things red, white and rosé by the end of it. Cheers to that.
#3 Adelaide Festival – March
No matter your music taste or literary preference, Adelaide Festival is a smorgasbord of talent. Listen to Rufus Wainwright or Toro Y Moi before a theatre show or dance exhibition. The showcase so great, you may have trouble working out an itinerary of must sees. Not a bad problem to have. Visitors and locals alike will be enchanted. There’s Writer’s Week too for all of you buddying authors.
#4 Womadelaide – March
A creative celebration, Womadelaide is a mix of favourites and newbies to inspire your curiosity. Delve into an extravaganza of genius creators, from politically charged AB Original to the man behind Angus and Julia Stone with a new moniker in Dope Lemon. Eat delights at the hands of Poh, Masterchef darling and culinary hero. She’ll be offering up a multicultural menu at the Taste The World Restaurant, positioned so you don’t miss a single tune.
#5 Royal Croquet Club – February
The travelling gamers are stationing themselves in Adelaide, bringing with them mallets and good times. They’ll be taking over the river bank with tunes, Pimm’s on tap and plenty of delicious eats. Teeing up a stellar lineup in conjunction with Adelaide Fringe, you can catch Tkay Maizda, Kilter, Bad Raiders, just to name a few. Gather the crew and learn how to play the refined game. Tally ho!
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