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Adelaide Model Railway Show | Angle Park | 8-10 Jun 2024

[ June 8, 2024 to June 10, 2024. ]
2024 Adelaide Model Railway Show – June Long Weekend
Enter a miniature world of model railways and see the exquisite detail on display at the Adelaide Model Railway Show. Featuring over 30 local and interstate model layouts, how-to demonstrations, local and interstate traders and free competitions for the children.
The annual Adelaide Model Railway Show is presented […]

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SteamRanger Teddy Bears Picnic Train | 11 May 2024

[ May 11, 2024; ]
The SteamRanger experience for young families is back in May with the ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ train.
The Teddy Bears Picnic train operates between Mount Barker and Strathalbyn, departing Mount Barker at 10am in the morning and returning in the afternoon around 3.30pm.  Pack your own picnic to enjoy at the Strathalbyn Station park or the amazing […]

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SteamRanger May the Fourth Be With You Express | 4 May 2024

[ May 4, 2024; ]
SteamRanger is sending you off into an outer space adventure. But first you have to travel on their MMOPoT (Most Modern Operating Piece of Transport) to Planet Strathalbyn for a meal and movie. 
You start your journey at Cape Canaveral Launch Pad (not really Cape Canaveral – Mount Barker Station!) where you wait for their countdown […]

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West Croydon Railway Station 1949 Display | Woodville | 4 & 5 May 2024

[ May 4, 2024 to May 5, 2024. ]
See the West Croydon Railway Station 1949 Display by James Gauci at the Civic (Woodville) Library.
The City of Charles Sturt will be exhibiting an incredibly detailed model of the West Croydon Railway Station in 1949. Based on years of research, interviews, and artefacts, this 5-year project captures the ‘Romance of the South Australian Railways’ and what […]

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RailFest Mount Barker Railway Heritage Festival | 26 May 2024

[ May 26, 2024; ]
RailFest 2024 – Mount Barker Railway Heritage Festival
A family-friendly open day at Mount Barker Railway Station, featuring steam locomotive-hauled shuttle train services* between Mount Barker and Bugle Ranges.
For one day, the Mt Barker Rail Festival will be hosted by SteamRanger at the Mt Barker railway station. The festival gives visitors the opportunity to ride on […]

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Bub’s Birthday | National Railway Museum | Port Adelaide | 21 Apr 2024

[ April 21, 2024; ]
Celebrate Bub’s birthday, the National Railway Museum’s little blue steam engine, during the April school holidays.
The family friendly day will include train rides and lots of entertainment including Cool 4 Kids song and dance, roving piano accordionist and a CFS Fire Tender Display. Children under 8 years old will also receive a free birthday gift […]

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Semaphore Steam Train Rides | October – April

Semaphore Steam Train – fun family friendly train ride from Semaphore to Fort Glanville and back.
The Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway is an enjoyable 30 minute, four kilometre return journey travelling along the picturesque sand dunes in open carriages, pulled along behind a steam engine.  Young children will especially love the adventure of a […]

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McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic Family Day | 14 Apr 2024

[ April 14, 2024; ]
The McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic is a great family day celebration of vintage and classic motoring.
McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic signature street parade returns in 2024 — this year bringing a new touch of luxury with the addition of a fleet of Rolls Royce’s for the first time.
More than 15 of the elegant and […]

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Aldinga Airshow | 7 Apr 2024

[ April 7, 2024; ]
Aldinga Aviation Pty Ltd is proud to bring you the 2024 Aldinga Airshow.
The day will be packed with non-stop flying action provided by big-name aerobatic champions, a large contingent of vintage aircraft and the RAAF.
What promises to be the biggest and best airshow ever held south of Adelaide, the 2024 event will showcase the amazing […]

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Old Tailem Town | Tailem Bend | Review

Hidden behind the front gates just out of Tailem Bend is a surprisingly large pioneer village – Old Tailem Town, full of interesting history and plenty of old buildings to explore. 
Review by Claire Davill
South Australia’s Old Tailem Town has been run as a pioneer village for nearly 40 years now – and it’s all thanks […]

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Adelaide Motorsport Festival | 15-17 Mar 2024

[ March 15, 2024 to March 17, 2024. ]
Adelaide Motorsport Festival & Street Party
The Adelaide Motorsport Festival is a two day festival of all things motorsport returning to Victoria Park in March 2024.  
The Adelaide Motorsport Festival is a museum in motion, displaying historic, rare and significant racing vehicles in the heart of Adelaide.  Held the week prior to the Australian Grand Prix, […]

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Summer Cockle Trains | Goolwa to Victor Harbor | Dec & Jan

Summer Cockle Trains – Goolwa – Port Elliot – Victor Harbor
The Summer Cockle Train season will start from 27 December 2023 with 6 trains running daily until 3 January 2024, plus 26 January, when they will then continue to operate their usual 3 train schedule for the remainder of the holidays.
The Cockle Train travels between […]

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The Southern Lights Special – Christmas Train Ride | 19-23 Dec 2023

[ December 19, 2023 to December 23, 2023. ]
The Southern Lights Special – SteamRanger Christmas Train
Enjoy a night on the Southern Lights train with SteamRanger’s three car heritage Red-Hen Railcar set decorated with lights and decorations inside and out.
Across 5 magical nights, hop aboard the Southern Lights Special departing from Goolwa, along the plains to Middleton and Port Elliot, then down the coast […]

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MRASA Toy Run | Victoria Park to Callington Oval | 10 Dec 2023

[ December 10, 2023; ]  
45th MRASA Toy Run & Fun Fair
The MRASA Toy Run occurs annually on the second Sunday in December. The MRASA organises and funds this event with incredible support from volunteers, sponsors and organisations who are proud and willing to be involved.
The assembly at Victoria Park will be the normal format again this year. Vinnies will […]

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Supercars’ Transporter & Drivers Parades | Adelaide | 21-23 Nov 2023

[ November 21, 2023 to November 23, 2023. ]
VAILO Adelaide 500 FREE Event Week Activities
Fans will be given up close and personal experiences when Supercars teams and drivers descend on Adelaide’s city streets ahead of the Supercars Championship decider at the 2023 VAILO Adelaide 500.
The streets of Adelaide will ignite as the iconic Supercars’ Transporter Parade kicks off event week with the team’s […]

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Shannons Adelaide Rally | 17-19 Nov 2023

[ November 17, 2023 to November 19, 2023. ]
The Shannons Adelaide Rally is the only event of its type where the best tarmac drivers in the country come to battle for cash prizes and silverware.
The Shannons Adelaide Rally brings the community together for fun, free community events in the CBD, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula.  There are dedicated spectator zones across Adelaide and […]

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Halloween at SASMEE Park | 28 Oct 2023

[ October 28, 2023; ]
SASMEE Halloween Run 2023
SASMEE Park Miniature Train Rides at Millswood will hold a special spooky run for Halloween with two sessions – one in the afternoon and another one in the evening.
Buying tickets online will guarantee your entry. Online bookings close at noon on the event day. Please note the number of tickets is limited […]

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Jamestown Air Spectacular | 8 Oct 2023

[ October 8, 2023; ]
The Jamestown Air Spectacular is a one day regional aviation event in South Australia.
The Jamestown Air Spectacular is back in 2023 with an air show to entertain and delight the whole family. Keep your eyes to the sky as pilots David and James put their aircraft through a competition aerobatics display, see the Vought F4U-5NL […]

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Noarlunga Model Aero Sports Come & Try Day | 24 Sep 2023

[ September 24, 2023; ]
Come & Try Day at Noarlunga Model Aero Sports
Experience the fun of flying a model aircraft at Noarlunga Model Aero Sports’s Come & Try day.  The day will give event goers the opportunity to have a try on the flight simulator and get the feel of the controls.  Once you have done this, you can […]

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Trucks On Tour | Free Family Event | Morphett Vale | 6 Oct 2023

[ October 6, 2023; ]
Trucks on Tour at Wilfred Taylor Reserve
Get up close with your favourite council and emergency services vehicles during the October school holidays.
Trucks on Tour is a free community event hosted by the City of Onkaparinga. Designed to immerse children and their families in the workings of council’s trucks and vehicles whilst capturing their imagination as […]

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Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™ | Adelaide | 20 & 21 Jul 2024

[ July 20, 2024 to July 21, 2024. ]
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™ is coming to Adelaide! 
The first-ever Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™ brings audiences the only opportunity to see real-life versions of the famous Hot Wheels monster truck toys in the DARK Mega Wrex™, Tiger Shark™, Demo Derby™, Bone Shaker™, Bigfoot®, Gunkster™, and the brand new HW 5-Alarm™. […]

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Behind Closed Doors | National Railway Museum | 7 & 8 Oct 2023

[ October 7, 2023 to October 8, 2023. ]
Behind Closed Doors and more at the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide.
This October school holiday event includes trains rides behind steam engine BUB plus exhibits of carriages will be open including the Jumbos and the Dynamometer Car, as well as Woodville Cabin. Pop-up stalls will include Fitch Pavilion secondhand books and bric-a-brac. 

The SA Police […]

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Bay to Birdwood | 22 Oct 2023

[ October 22, 2023; ]
One of the world’s great historic motoring events held here in Adelaide.
The iconic Bay to Birdwood is one of the world’s great historic motoring events and has been a standout fixture on the South Australian events calendar since 1980.
Thousands of spectators line the 67 kilometre route to view the passing parade of historic motoring from […]

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Monster Truck Rumble | Adelaide Showground | 20 Jan 2024

[ January 20, 2024; ]
Adelaide’s home of Monster Trucks is set to ignite when Monster Truck Rumble returns for one night only at the Adelaide Showground.
Hold on to your seats Adelaide as these larger-than-life monsters bounce back into the Adelaide Showground for one huge night only.  Get ready for an evening of family-friendly entertainment featuring Australia’s all-time favourite monster […]

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OTR Supersprint | The Bend Motorsport Park | 18-20 Aug 2023

[ August 18, 2023 to August 20, 2023. ]
OTR Supersprint – Repco Supercars Championship
Get ready for the first appearance of the GEN3 Supercars in a race setting in South Australia.
The Bend Motorsport Park will host the Repco Supercars Championship for the 7th time in 2023. Only an hour drive from Adelaide, the OTR SuperSprint is one of only two events on the calendar […]

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SA Variety Bash | Port Adelaide to McLaren Vale | 12-19 Aug 2023

[ August 12, 2023 to August 19, 2023. ]
The 2023 SA Variety Bash will start in Port Adelaide and travel through regional Australian towns such as Broken Hill, Bunnerungee, and Pinaroo before crossing the finish line in McLaren Vale.
The Variety Bash is not a race or a rally, but a fun and social event, or in the words of the originator Dick Smith, […]

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Fox Australian Supercross | Adelaide | 7 Oct 2023

[ October 7, 2023; ]
Fox Australian Supercross Championship 2023 – Round 1
Chad Reed and International supercross superstars are returning to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.
For the first time in 20 year’s the Fox Australian Supercross Championship is heading back indoors in Adelaide this October.

With AMA Supercross Champion Chad Reed joining them to kick off the first round of the series […]

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Family Fun Fair | National Railway Museum | 20-23 Jul 2023

[ July 20, 2023 to July 23, 2023. ]
Family Fun Fair at the National Railway Museum
The National Railway Museum’s annual school holiday event is back from Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 July 2023 (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 and Carnival Barrel Organ.
All train rides and […]

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Birdwood Drive ‘n’ Jive | 23 Apr 2023

[ April 23, 2023; ]
Birdwood Drive ‘n’ Jive
Whether you are the owner of a Classic Drive, a Rock n’ Roll enthusiast or just love to be surrounded by chrome, 50s to 80s live music and everything in between you are welcome to attend the inaugural Birdwood Football and Netball Club’s Drive ‘n’ Jive.
Held at the Birdwood Oval, Birdwood Drive […]

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National Railway Museum | Family Friendly Events | Apr – Jul 2023

[ April 2, 2023; April 16, 2023; May 20, 2023 to May 21, 2023. July 20, 2023 to July 23, 2023. ]
The National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide holds various family-friendly events throughout the year for everyone to enjoy. 
The National Railway Museum is once again hosting a series of fun, family friendly events in 2023 including the Semaphore & Fort Glanville 30th Anniversary celebration, Bub’s Birthday Party, Behind Closed Doors and the annual Family Fun Fair.

Mark […]

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