[ July 21, 2022 to July 24, 2022. ]
Family Fun Fair at the National Railway Museum
The National Railway Museum’s annual school holiday event is back from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 July 2022 (inclusive).
There will be Redhen railcars running and the miniature trains Bub (blue train) and Bill (green train).
Entertainment for the kids will include Cool 4 Kids, Carnival Barrel Organ and Dig A Dino.
[ July 21, 2022 to July 24, 2022. ]
[ May 14, 2022; ]
Fork In The Port
Join Fork On The Road at Harts Mill in Port Adelaide on Saturday 14 May for a chilled Saturday arvo of food trucks, local beveraginos, live music and entertainment for the kids.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with twelve of your favourite food trucks serving up delicious meals, drinks, desserts and snacks. Local legends […]
[ April 24, 2022; ]
Bub’s Birthday Celebrations
Celebrate Bub, the National Railway Museum’s little blue steam engine’s birthday on Sunday 24 April 2022.
The family friendly day will include train rides and lots of entertainment including Cool 4 Kids song and dance, Carnival Barrel Organ and a CFS Fire Tender Display. Children under 8 years old will also receive a free […]
[ November 7, 2021; ]
City of Adelaide Descendants Day
A FREE family fun day for the community and descendants to view displays, films and find out about family history.
The day will be free with lots of kids activities in Shed 13 and on the wharf. It will also have a paid component for those wishing to undertake a tour of […]
[ September 25, 2021; ]
Yarn Bombing Day & Play Street
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield plan to transform Pateela Street into a colourful streetscape wonderland for everyone to enjoy and explore.
Two free workshops were held in the lead up to this event to teach the basics of yarn bombing so that Pateela Street could be closed to traffic and transformed […]
[ September 11, 2021 to September 12, 2021. September 19, 2021; September 25, 2021; October 9, 2021 to October 10, 2021. ]
National Railway Museum Event Program for Spring
The National Railway Museum is hosting a series of fun family events during September and October including the Adelaide Steampunk Festival, Adventures with Bob the Railway Dog and the Heritage Transport Expo. The Semaphore Railway Train will also be running throughout the school holidays.
Adelaide Steampunk Festival | Saturday 11 […]
[ May 23, 2021; ]
Learn about Navigation at Dock 2 in Port Adelaide
Presented by Clipper Ship ‘City of Adelaide’ as part of the SA History Festival, children will learn how to make a compass from the kit supplied, then use that compass to navigate around Dock 2.
Volunteers will be on hand to assist. Enjoy displays in Shed 13 tracing […]
[ May 15, 2021 to May 16, 2021. ]
National Railway Museum History Festival
Celebrate the annual SA History Festival – Behind Closed Doors.
There will be drivers experiences on steam locomotive Peronne and Bluebird railcar Kestrel, various carriages (not usually open) ready for tours. Plus, the 1940s Cafe car will be open, as well as Dave’s catering van.
Various carriages and areas, not usually accessible to […]
[ April 14, 2021; ]
Nature Bingo Live
Take your family to seek out and learn more about the local flora and fauna around Taperoo Dunes.
The Port Environment Centre has created a nature bingo sheet to help you learn to identify local beach and dune species, and now they are taking it to Taperoo Dunes for this Nature Bingo Live event. […]
[ April 12, 2021 to April 30, 2021. ]
PAE Pass April 2021
The PAE discounted access pass is back in 2021.
The City of PAE is making it easy for City of Port Adelaide Enfield residents to ‘explore their back yard’ and ‘holiday here this year’. The PAE Pass initiative lasts during the month of April and includes half-priced tickets and other discounts for residents […]
City of Port Adelaide Enfield Free Bike Hire
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield operates a free bike hire program.
It’s quick and easy to grab a bike and explore the local area. They even have kids bikes so that the whole family can enjoy a day out exploring the area. You will need to bring photo […]
[ March 21, 2021; ]
Family Fun Day in Port Adelaide
Join the fun at Port Adelaide Bowling Clubs’ Family Fun Day and give bowls a try.
There’ll be a range of free games for the kids to enjoy, including a jumping castle, giant Jenga, three-legged race, egg & spoon race and more. There will also be a sausage sizzle for purchase […]
[ February 12, 2021; ]
Walk of Awareness
The annual Walk of Awareness commemorates the Stolen Generations. This year it will be held on Friday 12 February.
The walk brings the whole community together in Port Adelaide to remember the Apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples. On the 13 February 2008, The Commonwealth parliament passed a motion that formally apologised to the Stolen […]
[ November 13, 2020 to November 22, 2020. ]
Free Ferris Wheel in Port Adelaide
Editor’s Note: 17 November 2020 – Free Ferris Wheel Closed
From the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Facebook page – “The Premier, Steven Marshall, today announced the reintroduction of restrictions in response to the recent COVID-19 cluster outbreak.
A number of these restrictions will have an impact on some of the services and […]
[ October 31, 2020 to November 29, 2020. ]
Port Walks – A Month of Walking Tours
Port Adelaide Guide is happy to present a festival of walking tours, Port Walks. They have a fantastic program of guided walks lined up highlighting Port Adelaide’s rich history, unique environment, diverse culture, and ongoing tradition of folklore and storytelling.
There are a variety of different tours to choose […]
[ October 10, 2020 to October 11, 2020. ]
Heritage Transport Expo at the National Railway Museum
The Heritage Transport Expo will take place over the weekend of Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October 2020.
Visitors can enjoy short trips around the Port on buses formerly used around metropolitan Adelaide. There will also be historic motor vehicles displayed by members of the SA Police Historic Vehicles […]
The Isol Diaries
Take a walk along Menpes Street, Port Adelaide and see SpinFX AustrAliA’s installation: The Isol Diaries.
The installation includes 10 artworks by Bob Daly and Kalyna Micenko about some of the things people have been doing during COVID-19 isolation. You can interact with the artwork and open the doors and guess the activities.
The project […]
[ August 22, 2020 to August 30, 2020. ]
Port Adelaide Plaza – N Scale Model Trains Display
The South Australian N Gauge Society (SANGS) is a model railroading club that builds and displays model railroad layouts and they will be visiting Port Adelaide Plaza from Saturday 22 – Sunday 30 August.
See a range of N scale (1:160) model trains on display – spot the […]
[ September 5, 2021; October 4, 2021; ]
The One & All Tall Ship – Open Days & Sailing Days
Go on board to see South Australia’s greatest sailing asset – The One & All Tall Ship.
Walk the decks, be at the ship’s helm, venture into the galley and the saloon. This handcrafted ship tells the stories of yesteryear of how sail transport and […]
A self-guided tour of the City of Adelaide Clipper Ship – Review
Do you have a Titanic fan among your crew? They’ll love experiencing being inside a genuine 1864 sailing ship, right here in Port Adelaide.
by Carla Caruso
Port Adelaide is home to the world’s oldest surviving clipper ship, City of Adelaide. Yup, the world. And after […]
[ July 4, 2020; July 8, 2020; ]
The One & All Tall Ship Open Day and Ship Ahoy 2 hour Tallship Cruise
See South Australia’s greatest sailing asset – The One & All during the July school holidays.
Be the inner pirate and get on board to see South Australia’s greatest sailing asset. Walk the decks, be at the ship’s helm, venture into the […]
[ June 6, 2020 to June 8, 2020. ]
What’s Open in Adelaide over the June Long Weekend?
The June long weekend will look a little different this year with so many cancelled and postponed events, but there is still plenty to do in and around Adelaide. With the second stage of restrictions easing from June 1st we will see a lot more venues opening, […]
The National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide will reopen in time for the June Long Weekend.
The National Railway Museum will reopen from 10am on Saturday 6 June, and will continue to open every day thereafter between 10am and 4.30pm.
Update 23 June 2020 – The museum can now have 300 visitors onsite. The Fluck Pavilion is […]
Sandstorm Events presents Once Upon a Time Sand Sculptures at Harts Mill in Port Adelaide
Sandstorm Events will return in 2021 after having to be rescheduled due to COVID-19 in 2020. The new theme will be, Once Upon a Time.
The Once Upon a Time Sand Sculptures will transport you into lands of mystery, intrigue, betrayal […]
Take a journey into railway history at the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide.
by Katrina Gogel
Train enthusiasts big and small will be wowed by Australia’s largest undercover railway museum, which houses over 100 exhibits within two huge pavilions. It is a fun place for young families and the serious train buff – with a wide […]
Happy Birthday Play School Exhibition at the SA Maritime Museum, Port Adelaide – Review
by Carla Caruso
Do names like Jemima, Big Ted and Bananas in Pyjamas take you back in time? Then you won’t want to miss this birthday exhibition while it’s in town.
Editors note: the exhibition has been extended until 31 January 2021.
I’ll be honest, […]
[ March 6, 2020 to March 8, 2020. ]
Wonderwalls Port Adelaide
Wonderwalls Port Adelaide will be showcasing some of the world’s best street artists like Pichiavo, Vesod, Rosie Woods & Demski 333 on large scale walls live from March 6-8 2020 in the Port CBD.
This year will be the first time Wonderwalls adopts the addition of projection mapping and animation bringing new and existing […]
[ November 17, 2019; ]
Lollipop Markets – Baby & Kids Market
Lollipop Markets is the largest babies and kids market in SA with quality, handmade and boutique stalls, showcasing some of our great talent in handmade, one of a kind, limited edition and custom made, unique & boutique items for baby bumps, babies and kids!
Whether you are buying gifts, decorating your […]
[ December 14, 2019; ]
Port Mall Market – Grand Opening
The Port Mall Shopping precinct plays host to Adelaide’s newest boutique market, Make it Mine Markets – Port Mall.
The shopping centre grounds are an ideal open air location which attracts all the local foot traffic passing through the shopping complex. With a focus on arts, crafts and fashion, the marketplace […]
[ November 2, 2019; ]
Kids Halloween Boat Party
DJ JoSH presents Kids Halloween Boat Party on Sunday 2 November 2019 on the Dolphin Explorer in Port Adelaide.
The event includes pop music from 90’s, 2000 to current with DJs JoSH & Filip with an F. Boarding is at 1:30pm with the boat departing at 2pm and arriving back 4pm. Food and […]
[ November 16, 2019; ]
Port Adelaide Enfield Twilight Christmas Parade & Party
Full of colour and personality, the Twilight Christmas Parade will roll along Commercial Road on the Saturday 16 November 2019 from 6pm.
Signifying the start of the Christmas Season, theTwilight Christmas Parade brings the community together for an evening of fun and celebration in the iconic setting of Port Adelaide.
[ October 6, 2019; ]
Pirates of Port Adelaide Family Treasure Hunt
Now in its 6th year, the Pirates of Port Adelaide Kids Treasure Hunt is back for one day only on Sunday 6 October 2019.
If your little ones are into dress-ups, pirates, mermaids, mermen, ships, treasure hunts and riddles then this is the perfect Sunday activity.
Avast, Me Hearties, th’ pirate […]
[ September 29, 2019; ]
Falie Family Fun Day & Light Show
The Historic Ketch Falie (HKF) is celebrating 100 years with a family fun day on Sunday 29 September 2019. In addition to their usual onboard open day experience, there will be a variety of additional activities on offer.
Illuminart will be illuminating the ship itself, with light and storytelling projection […]
[ September 14, 2019 to September 15, 2019. ]
Adelaide Steampunk Festival
Ladies, Gentlemen, retrofuturists and time travellers alike are invited to step back in time to a world of steam powered wonders and clockwork enchantments at the 2019 Adelaide Steampunk Festival.
In simple terms, steampunk is a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting which typically features steam powered machinery rather than advanced […]
[ September 1, 2019; ]
Celebrate Father’s Day at the National Railway Museum
Enjoy a ticket special for Father’s Day on Sunday 1 September and enjoy spending time together at the National Railway Museum.
Get ‘Two for One’ Adult tickets on Father’s Day between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 1 September 2019. Plus, unlimited FREE train rides all day as part of […]
The One & All Tall Ship Open Days
IMPORTANT UPDATE 16 MARCH 2020:
Following the Federal Government announcement banning public gatherings of 500 people or more in an effort to slow the spreading of COVID-19, all events for the remainder of the One & All Tall Ship Open Days have been postponed – please check with the […]
[ September 1, 2019; ]
Father’s Day at Pirate Life Brewing
Welcome the return of Spring at Pirate Life Brewing with a Sunday Session all about the Dads of Adelaide. There will be beer, pig on the spit and great tunes to enjoy.
Tickets are available for a sausage making class and beer education sessions. Gift packs will also be available, plus […]
[ September 1, 2019; ]
Father’s Day Sail aboard the STV One & All Tall Ship
Treat Dad to the first sail of the season. Step on board the STV One And All and take the opportunity to have the same experience as thousands of sailors across the ages. Get involved in setting the sails, helm at the wheel with the […]
Folklore cafe Port Adelaide – Coffee by the Water
Review by Susannah Marks
I was on a mission to find the best coffee in Port Adelaide and had been recommended Folklore. You probably won’t spot Folklore as you’re driving through Port Adelaide – it’s tucked away next to the Hart’s Mill right next to the Port River.
[ July 18, 2019 to July 21, 2019. ]
Family Fun Fair at the National Railway Museum
During the July school holidays from Thursday 18 July to Sunday 21 July the National Railway Museum will hold it’s annual Family Fun Fair.
There will be plenty of great family fun and entertainment including:
Cool 4 Kids
Dig A Dino
Carnival Barrel Organ.
Food and drinks for […]