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SASMEE Park Adelaide Miniature Train Rides | Millswood

[ July 18, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. August 2, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. August 15, 2020; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
SASMEE Park Miniature Train Rides at Millswood.
The South Australian Society of Model & Experimental Engineers (SASMEE) run miniature train rides in Adelaide at Millswood twice a month throughout the year.
Editor’s Note: 10 July 2020 – PLEASE READ
SASMEE Park is re-opening Saturday 18 July 2020
Buy tickets to SASMEE Park online!
Only pre-booked online tickets are available while […]

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Family Fun Fair | National Railway Museum | 16-19 Jul 2020

[ July 16, 2020 to July 19, 2020. ]
Family Fun Fair at the National Railway Museum
The National Railway Museum’s annual school holiday event is back from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 July 2020 (inclusive).
There will be three separate trains running including the full size steam train Peronne, Redhen railcars and the miniature train Bub & Bill.
Entertainment will include music, song and dance routines.
All train rides […]

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Ride the Cockle Train between Goolwa & Victor Harbor | June & July 2020

Ride the Historic Cockle Train between Victor Harbor and Goolwa.
With the easing of Stage 2 restrictions, limited Cockle Train services recommenced on the June long weekend, and will again run on the last two Sundays in June, plus the first Sunday in July. Trains will have a maximum capacity of 140 passengers, and there are […]

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National Railway Museum Reopens | Port Adelaide | 6 Jun 2020

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 […]

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Ride the Cockle Train this June Long Weekend | 6-8 Jun 2020

The Historic Cockle Train Returns to the Rails for the June Long Weekend between Victor Harbor and Goolwa.
The historic Cockle Train will return to the rails for the June 2020 long weekend, following the relaxation of Stage 2 Covid-19 Restrictions.  Three diesel-hauled trains will operate daily between Goolwa and Victor Harbor from Saturday 6 June to […]

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BP Supercars All Stars Eseries | V8 Races Online | 8 Apr- 10 Jun 2020

Watch your favourite Supercars stars face off in the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries
While there’ll be no Supercars Championship action until June 2020, the full cast of Supercars stars will still be racing.
The BP Supercars All Stars Eseries will take place via the iRacing computer simulation platform, running over approximately 10 rounds from 8 April […]

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Touch-a-Truck | Marion | 22 Apr 2020

Touch-a-Truck presented by City of Marion
This free school holiday event will see kids, and adults, of all ages, find out about the wonderful world of trucks by kicking the tyres, sitting in the cabs, and talking to the people who drive them.
*CANCELLED* – Due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak this event has been […]

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National Railway Museum | Port Adelaide | Review

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 […]

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Model Train Display & Hands on Fun | Unley Civic Library | 17 – 19 Jan 2020

[ January 17, 2020 to January 19, 2020. ]
Model Railway Display at Unley Civic Library
South Australian N Gauge Society will have their N scale model railway layout ‘Portland’ on display at the Unley Civic Library during the school holidays.
See a range of N scale (1:160) model trains in a display. Spot the naval base, cruise liner terminal, NASCAR raceway and see what is […]

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

[ December 27, 2019 to January 27, 2020. ]
Summer Cockle Trains – Goolwa – Middleton – Port Elliot – Victor Harbor
The Cockle Train travels along the oldest steel railed railway in Australia dating back to 1887 when it was constructed to provide a link between the River Murray and the ocean wharfs at Pt Elliot and later at Victor Harbor.
The Steam locomotives Rx207 […]

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Superloop Adelaide 500 | 20-23 Feb 2020

Superloop Adelaide 500
The Adelaide 500 is Australia’s largest domestic motorsport event and widely regarded as one of the best touring car races in the world.
The Superloop Adelaide 500 doesn’t just provide great on-track excitement – it’s a four-day festival with headline concerts, off-track excitement and right amid the party atmosphere of ‘Mad March’ in Adelaide.  […]

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Hilltop Hoods Headlining the Superloop Adelaide 500 Concert Series | 20-23 Feb 2020

[ February 20, 2020 to February 23, 2020. ]
Superloop Adelaide 500 Concert Series
The 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 has secured one of Australia’s most popular music groups, and South Australia’s own Hilltop Hoods, to headline the after race concert series.
The special event appearance at the Superloop Adelaide 500 on Sunday 23 February 2020 will be the group’s only South Australian performance in 2020.
Joining the […]

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Adelaide Rally & Motorsport Festival | Gouger Street Party & East End Finale | 4-7 Dec 2019

[ December 4, 2019 to December 7, 2019. ]
2019 Shannons Adelaide Rally – Gouger Street Party & East End Finale
Completely free to spectate, this four day tarmac rally located in Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and McLaren Vale regions features 3 festive events in the City and Hills, including racing on Rundle Road in the heart of Adelaide on Saturday 7 December.
The […]

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MRASA Toy Run | Victoria Park to Callington Oval | 8 Dec 2019

[ December 8, 2019; ]
MRASA Toy Run
The MRASA Toy Run has been held for many years, and usually 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.
Due to the Adelaide Motorsport Festival having its funding cut, they […]

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MFS Station Day | St Marys Fire Station | 23 Nov 2019

[ November 23, 2019; ]
MFS Station Day at St Marys
The Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) will open the doors to St Marys Fire Station on Saturday 23 November from 10am until 2pm.
The day will be full of free family fun. There will be activities for the kids, road crash rescue demonstrations, fire trucks, recruit information and more. 

Refreshments and BBQ will […]

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Adelaide Auto Expo | Adelaide Showground | 15 & 16 Nov 2019

[ November 15, 2019 to November 16, 2019. ]
2019 Adelaide Auto Expo
The Adelaide Auto Expo incorporates the Extreme Auto Expo and other events.
The event is held at Adelaide Showground on Friday night 15 November and all day Saturday 16 November 2019.

This year, the Adelaide Auto Expo will feature new fun and interesting events such as: 

At least 8 Interstate show cars that haven’t […]

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Monster Truck Rumble | Adelaide Showground | 8 Feb 2020

[ February 8, 2020; ]
Monster Truck Rumble
Loadex Hires Monster Truck Rumble is back in 2020 at the Adelaide Showground for one night only, Saturday 8 February 2020.
Adelaide’s home of Monster Trucks, is set to ignite with a massive show when the international drivers take on the Aussies. Gates open at 4pm for the Kids Zone with fun interactive activities […]

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SA Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) Open Day | Adelaide | 9 Nov 2019

[ November 9, 2019; ]
SA Metropolitan Fire Service Open Day
The MFS will open the doors to Adelaide Fire Station on Wakefield Street right after the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant in Adelaide allowing families to enjoy fun activities and explore the state’s biggest fire station.
The SA Country Fire Service (CFS) and SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) personnel and their vehicles, appliances […]

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National Discover Sailing Day | Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron | Outer Harbor | 27 Oct 2019

[ October 27, 2019; ]
Free Sailing Experience – National Discover Sailing Day
Enjoy a free sailing experience as part of National Discover Sailing Day 2019 on Sunday 27 October at the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron.
Enjoy a short sail, check out the Club’s facilities, and you too could be enjoying this amazing sport and on your way to some cruising […]

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Bridgestone World Solar Challenge | Victoria Square Adelaide | 17-20 oct 2019

[ October 17, 2019 to October 20, 2019. ]
World Solar Challenge Adelaide 2019
Celebrate innovation right here in Adelaide as all 46 teams from 23 countries finish their 3,000km journey from Darwin, powered by the sun as part of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.
For over 30 years, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge has welcomed the brightest young minds from around the world to Australia, […]

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Adelaide Airport Plane Spotting | FREE School Holiday Activity | Sep & Oct 2019

[ September 28, 2019 to October 13, 2019. ]
Adelaide Airport Plane Spotting
To entertain the kids during the school holidays go and try plane spotting.
Plane spotting is a fun, free activity to entertain the kids during school holidays or on the weekend. The Department for Education SA has some ideas for your plane spotting day out:

Airplane bingo: Make a bingo card using the […]

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Halloween at SASMEE Park | Millswood | 2 Nov 2019

[ November 2, 2019; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
Halloween at SASMEE Park
For the second year in a row, SASMEE Park in Millswood will be magically transformed into an eerie wonderland.
On the evening of Saturday 2 November 2019, join SASMEE Park for a special spooky twilight run – and you might find dancing skeletons, mysterious floating boats and, of course, tiny ghost trains.

Gates open […]

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Semaphore Steam Train | Spring School Holidays | 28 Sep – 13 Oct 2019

Semaphore Steam Train | Spring School Holidays
The Semaphore Steam Train will run every day during the Spring School Holidays except for Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The National Railway Museum operates a 2km long 457 mm gauge railway from Semaphore to Fort Glanville which departs from the foot of the jetty at the end of the popular Semaphore […]

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Meet the Machines | Glenelg | 10 Oct 2019

[ October 10, 2019; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
Meet the Machines at Wigley Reserve during the October school holidays.
Meet the Machines is a FREE school holiday event for kids and big kids alike.
Go down to Wigley Reserve, Glenelg to get up close and personal with some big machines on Thursday 10 October. There’ll be diggers, fire trucks, ambulances and even a mini monster […]

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Edinburgh Truck Show | 6 Oct 2019

[ October 6, 2019; ]
Edinburgh Truck Show
The National Military Vehicle Museum presents the Edinburgh Truck Show showcasing military and civilian trucks of the past and present.
The Museum is operated on a volunteer basis by members of the Military Vehicle Preservation Society of South Australia.  Opened in August 1993 at the old Messenger Press building at Port Adelaide, the Museum […]

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Stadium Super Trucks | Superloop Adelaide 500 | 20 – 23 Feb 2020

[ February 20, 2020 to February 23, 2020. ]
Stadium Super Trucks return to the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500.
In an exciting development for fans, the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 will host the opening round of the Stadium Super Trucks (SST) series, following their highly-anticipated return to Australia.
The popular category was confirmed as the first support category to race at the iconic Victoria Parklands street […]

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SteamRanger Heritage Railway Journeys | Timetable & Station Locations | South Australia

[ September 1, 2019; September 8, 2019; September 15, 2019; September 22, 2019; September 29, 2019; October 6, 2019; October 20, 2019; October 27, 2019; November 3, 2019; November 10, 2019; November 17, 2019; ]
SteamRanger Train Journeys in South Australia
SteamRanger Heritage Railway operates a number of different heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist trains between Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills, up over the crest of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, down to Strathalbyn and on through the coastal holiday towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot to the tourist […]

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Touch a Truck | Modbury | 11 Oct 2019

[ October 11, 2019; ]
Touch a Truck
Touch a Truck is FREE school holiday fun where kids can get up close and personal with their favourite trucks to see how they work.
The event will be in Civic Park, Modbury and will feature rubbish trucks, water trucks, a fire truck, street sweepers,  monster trucks and lots more for the kids to […]

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Father’s Day at the National Railway Museum | Port Adelaide | 1 Sep 2019

[ 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 […]

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Bay to Birdwood | National Motor Museum | 29 Sep 2019

[ September 29, 2019; ]
Bay to Birdwood 2019
The Bay to Birdwood is the largest, continually held motoring event for veteran, vintage and classic vehicles held anywhere in the world.
The traditional Bay to Birdwood start is held at Barratt Reserve, West Beach Parks. Following its success in 2018, there will also be a second start in 2019 (more news on […]

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OTR SuperSprint | The Bend Motorsport Park | Tailem Bend | 23-25 Aug 2019

[ August 23, 2019 to August 25, 2019. ]  
OTR SuperSprint at The Bend Motorsport Park
After a spectacular inaugural event, the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship returns to battle it out at The Bend Motorsport Park in 2019.
Each grandstand will be supported by superscreens with improved viewing for 2019. General admission once again includes free paddock access plus their new fleet of karts will be […]

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SA Variety Bash | Mawson Lakes to Murray Bridge | 10-17 Aug 2019

[ August 10, 2019 to August 17, 2019. ]
SA Variety Bash 2019 – Mawson Lakes to Murray Bridge
The 2019 SA Variety Bash will be departing from Codan (Mawson Lakes) on Saturday 10 August and finishing eight days later on 17 August in Murray Bridge. On this year’s event, the entrants will be taken on numerous interesting tracks and through many private properties, seeing […]

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Antonov Plane Returns to Adelaide Airport | One of the World’s Biggest Aircraft | Jul 2019

[ July 14, 2019 to July 16, 2019. ]
The Antonov Plane, one of the world’s biggest aircraft, has returned to Adelaide Airport
The impressive Antonov Plane has touched down in Adelaide again for a short window of time.  The AN-124 touched down on Sunday 14 July 2019.  If you want to catch a glimpse of the Antonov either at the airport or on departure, […]

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Family Fun Fair | National Railway Museum | 18-21 Jul 2019

[ 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:

Animals Anonymous
Cool 4 Kids
Dig A Dino
Carnival Barrel Organ.
Food and drinks for […]

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Wintertime Snow & Shine | Westfield Marion | 22 Jun 2019

[ June 22, 2019; 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Wintertime Snow & Shine
South Australia’s Largest Winter Automotive Festival – “Wintertime Snow & Shine” is back for a 3rd (& maybe final) time.
After a string of bad luck weather during Spring 2016, Summer 2016/17 & Autumn 2017, Horsepower Crew put on a brave face, planned a Winter Automotive Festival, teamed up with Adelaide’s best undercover […]

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SA Truck and Ute Show | Mannum | 9 Jun 2019

[ June 9, 2019; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
South Australian Truck & Ute Show 2019
If you have always been in awe of those big trucks as you travel next to them along the freeway, then Mannum is the place to be on Sunday 9 June 2019.

Mannum’s main streetscape will become one massive trucking garage where you will see polished prime movers, trucks and […]

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Adelaide Model Railway Exhibition | Angle Park | 8-10 Jun 2019

[ June 8, 2019 to June 10, 2019. ]
2019 Adelaide Model Railway Exhibition – 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 face painting and competitions for the children.

Find yourself a bargain on […]

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Mega Toy Fair | Adelaide Showground | 1-2 Jun 2019

[ June 1, 2019 to June 2, 2019. ]
Mega Toy Fair 2019 at Adelaide Showground
The annual “Mega” Toy Fair is back again for 2019.
Now in its 26th year since the fair began, the Mega Toy Fair is Australia’s premier annual old toys, collectables and model fair.

As always (in recent years) they are holding the event on the weekend before the June long weekend. […]

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Mt Barker Family Fun Day | Steam Ranger Heritage Railway | 26 May 2019

[ May 26, 2019; ]
Steam Ranger Heritage Railway Mount Barker Family Fun Day
‘Redhen’ Railcar shuttle trains from Mt Barker to Gemmells and return – departing 11am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm.

Tickets for railcar shuttle trips available from Mt Barker Station from 10am to 3pm on Friday 24th May, or at Mt Barker Station on the day.

Fares: Adults & Seniors $15, Children […]

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RAAF Base Edinburgh Adelaide Air Show | 9 & 10 Nov 2019

[ November 9, 2019 to November 10, 2019. ]
RAAF Base Edinburgh Air Show – Adelaide, South Australia
The Australian Defence Force have announced that RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia will host the next Defence Force Air Show on 9 and 10 November 2019.
The theme of the Edinburgh Air Show is ‘Vimy to Fifth Generation in 100 Years’.  The Air Show will commemorate the […]

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