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bowerbird bazaar market | 6 – 8 May 2016

[ May 6, 2016; 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm. May 7, 2016; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. May 8, 2016; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]
The Bowerbird Bazaar Market is back at the Adelaide Showground 6 – 8 May 2016.
Take some time out to gather ideas and inspiration at Adelaide’s premier design market, offering 150+ stalls showcasing the best in Australian design; a great program of talks, demonstrations, workshops and kids activities.

There will be onsite installations to inform your home […]

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The Air Outside | Z Ward Glenside | 15 May 2016

[ May 15, 2016; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]
This two hour self-guided tour reflects upon the history of Z Ward’s architect, Edward John Woods but goes beyond his role as Architect-In-Chief and explores other passions in his life.
Along the tour you will collect clues that will lead you to the day room and to creating your own piece of art and relax for […]

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Mums go FREE on Mother’s Day | Zoos South Australia | 8 May 2016

[ May 8, 2016; ]
Mother’s Day at Adelaide Zoo & Monarto Zoo
If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate your amazing mum this Mother’s Day, why not treat the family with a visit to Adelaide or Monarto Zoo?
Don’t forget to purchase your copy of the Advertiser or Sunday Mail to get your token to redeem this special offer. […]

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Morgan Living River Festival | 14 & 15 May 2016

[ May 14, 2016 to May 15, 2016. ]
The Morgan Living River Festival is a celebration of the picturesque town of Morgan and its people, of their lifestyle, of boats, and, of course, of the scenic River Murray itself.
With various displays, food, craft, gift, clothing and wine stalls there is plenty to see and do, with games and challenges to enjoy.

Go for a cruise on […]

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May the Fourth Planetarium Experience | 4 May 2016

[ May 4, 2016; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

Calling all stuck-up, half witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herders!

Join your caravan of courage and head to the Adelaide Planetarium for an experience you will not forget*

Emma Knights Productions has teamed up with the Planetarium to take you on a journey through the Star Wars Galaxy. Inside the dome you will learn about our solar system and the system in […]

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Party in the park at Blake’s Crossing | 1 May 2016

[ May 1, 2016; 12:00 pm; 12:00 pm; ]
Join the family fun at the Blakes Crossing Adventure Playground and Park opening with loads of fun activities and attractions.
Meet and greet Peppa Pig at 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

There will be loads of yummy food and live entertainment.

The first Blakes Crossing Auskick Footy Match at 12 noon.

FREE fairy floss, popcorn and face painting plus […]

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Rachael Leahcar Performs Mother’s Day Tribute at Centennial Park | 4 May 2016

[ May 4, 2016; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
A concert tribute first for South Australia’s largest cemetery.
South Australian singer and former The Voice contestant, Rachael Leahcar, will perform a touching Mother’s Day Tribute at Centennial Park.

Centennial Park’s free Mother’s Day Tribute Concert will be held in the cemetery’s Jubilee Complex on Wednesday 4 May at 6.30pm until 8.00pm.

More than 300 people are expected […]

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Jane’s Walk at Henley Beach | 7 May 2016

[ May 7, 2016; 10:00 am to 11:30 am. ]
Join a walking conversation to hear from people who work, live and play at Henley Beach!
Jane’s Walk is a locally led, global festival, inspired by the legacy of urban activist, Jane Jacobs. The walk is an opportunity to connect with your neighbourhood, hear stories and discuss ideas about some of Henley’s public places, streets and […]

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Pick a Pink Lady Weekend | Apple Picking in the Adelaide Hills | 30 Apr & 1 May 2016

[ April 30, 2016 10:00 am to May 1, 2016 10:00 am. ]
Don’t miss your chance to pick your own apples in the Adelaide Hills this year!
Only for 1 weekend, two orchards in the premium apple growing district of Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills are opening their gates for you to pick your own apples on Saturday 30 April & Sunday 1 May 2016. What a great […]

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Hands Across the Sand | Glenelg | 21 May 2016

[ May 21, 2016; 11:00 am; ]
It is time again to join hands at Glenelg Beach and say NO to risky deepsea drilling in our Great Australian Bight and YES to clean energy and a low carbon economy.
BP along with other mining giants are planning on drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight late 2016.

It is time we send a […]

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Fork at Tasting Australia | 1 May 2016

[ May 1, 2016; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]
All your favourite food trucks, bikes and carts will be lined up for lunch at the Tasting Australia Town in Victoria Square for the opening of Tasting Australia 2016.
Since starting in November 2012, Fork on the Road has run over 40 events, with over 130,000 people attending. During that time the Adelaide Food Trucks have been […]

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Mothers Day Brekky and Bubbles | 8 May 2016

[ May 8, 2016; 9:00 am; ]
Spoil your mum at Deviation Road this Mother’s Day.
Enjoy a mouthwatering breakfast created by Comida Catering and a complimentary glass of Award Winning Altair bubbly for all of the mums.

A Magic Show will be performed to entertain junior guests from 9 am – 11.30.

Bookings recommended for this popular event book by emailing or 8339 2633

For more information […]

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party & screening of Alice Through the Looking Glass | 29 May 2016

[ May 29, 2016; 5:30 pm; ]
Don’t be late! For a very important date!
Please join the Recreational Ice Sports Association of South Australia for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and movie screening of Alice Through the Looking Glass on Sunday, 29th May.

Step through the looking glass, back into wonderland, at the Capri Theatre, 141 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood.

5.30pm for Mad Hatter’s Tea Party […]

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The Angry Birds Movie | In Cinemas May 2016

[ May 12, 2016; ]
The Angry Birds Movie – In Cinemas 12 May 2016.
In the animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry.

The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis), a bird with a […]

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Rediscover Granite Island | 16 Apr – 1 May 2016

[ April 16, 2016 11:00 am to May 1, 2016 3:00 pm. ]
Free Family Fun on Granite Island these April School holidays!
Collect your Free Rediscover Granite Island Treasure Map from the Visitor Information Centre, for a great family adventure on Granite Island.

Book a Guided Nature Discovery Tour for your chance to spot a Little Penguin on Granite Island. Tours begin ½ an hour after dusk and bookings […]

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Kodomo No Hi Japan Festival | 1 May 2016

[ May 1, 2016; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]

JAFA’s annual Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival is on again!

The day is filled with Japanese performances, food, activities, martial arts, kimono-wearing and lots more!

Cost: $2 per person | $5 per family.

Come in Japanese costume!

For more information and all enquiries please visit the Japanese Australia Friendship Association website.

What: Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival

When: Sunday 1 May 2016 | […]

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Steam Train Day | Prospect | 22 May 2016

[ May 22, 2016; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ]
The Steam Train Day is open to the general public, with all proceeds going to St Helen’s Park Kindergarten.
There are miniature steam trains that everyone can ride on, with a sausage sizzle and cake. So head along and take your friends and family.

Totally covered footwear is required to ride on the trains.

For more information and all enquiries […]

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Swan Lake | The Australian Ballet | 26 – 31 May 2016

[ May 26, 2016 3:00 pm to May 31, 2016 3:00 pm. ]
From the first yearning bars of Tchaikovsky’s score, Swan Lake beckons you to another world.
With its bewitched Swan Queen, doomed Prince, glittering villainess and drifts of white tutus, this is the ultimate night at the ballet.

Stephen Baynes’ traditional production, commissioned in 2012 for The Australian Ballet’s 50th anniversary, combines grand scale and psychological intimacy. His lost, […]

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Whale Time Playtime Festival | Victor Harbor | 29 May 2016

[ May 29, 2016; 10:00 am; ]
Celebrate the return of the whales at Victor Harbor!
Head to Victor Harbor to help celebrate the return of the whales at the Whale Time Playtime Festival on 29 May, 2016.

Entry is just $5 with loads of entertainment:

rock climbing wall
play activities
face painting
craft sessions
music, stalls; and

Live on the Play Time […]

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The Hahndorf Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk | 15 May 2016

[ May 15, 2016; 10:00 am; ]
The Hahndorf Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk is a great community event enjoyed each year by all who participate.
The Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk honours the early European settlers from Hahndorf who supplied Adelaide with fresh produce at a time when most foodstuffs had to be imported into South Australia.

The trail has been developed between Verdun and […]

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Feed Your Face Street Food Festival | Morphett Vale | 28 May 2016

[ May 28, 2016; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]
Food! Food! Food! Get along and FEED YOUR FACE!
You can expect to find a HUGE variety of street FOOD, hot FOOD, sweet FOOD, & beverages.

Gluten Free, Vegetarian & Vegan options won’t be left out either. Entry $5 (tickets at the door) Kids under 17 FREE!

The event will also feature:
* Live Entertainment
* Competitions
* Fun For The […]

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Port Loop Fun Run | 15 May 2016

[ October 17, 2015 7:32 pm to May 15, 2016 7:32 pm. ]
Walk or run the 5km Path; keep fit and socialise and support a worthy cause.
Part proceeds will be donated to beyondblue. Registrants receive bib and wrist band and can enjoy a free sausage sizzle at the end of the fun run.

Wild at Hart Markets will also be on from 9am.

Registration: Adults $30 | Kids under […]

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SciWorld Sunday | Elizabeth | 1 May 2016

[ May 1, 2016; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
It’s free! It’s the last day of the SA school holidays and it’s family fun!
Join the team from The City of Playford Civic Centre and explore a world of science and technology! Explore the solar system in the Stardomes, learn how to program your Lego NXT Robot. Join in on a workshop or make slime.

Explore […]

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Birdwood Farm Day | Mt Crawford Forest | 15 May 2016

[ May 15, 2016; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
You’ll never find another day quite like it!
When did you last pat a pony, see a cow milked or watch a sheep get shorn?

Make some new furry farm friends, browse for bargains at the stalls, whether it be something for the garden, bric-a-brac treasures, creative crafts, gourmet goodies or sweet treats.

Jump on a tractor or […]

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South Australia’s History Festival | 1 – 31 May 2016

[ May 1, 2016 to May 31, 2016. ]
South Australia’s History Festival is happening again in 2016!
The History Festival is all about South Australian history. From 1 to 31 May, thousands of people will explore our history through events which range from walks to websites, talks to tours, and exhibitions to special events.

Have you ever wanted to see inside Glenside Hospital’s infamous Z […]

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Autumn School Holiday Guide Adelaide

Autumn School Holiday Guide | Activities, Events & Ideas for Adelaide Families in the April School Holidays | Plus WIN Tickets to Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival | April 2016

[ April 16, 2016 to May 1, 2016. ]  
Autumn Holidays in Adelaide! Find all the Best Activities & Ideas for the April School Holidays.

To make it easier for you to find things for the kids to do during the school holidays, the Play & Go team have put together our Holiday Guide featuring some of the most popular, and some not-so-well-known activities on […]

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Gumeracha Medieval Fair | 7 & 8 May 2016

[ May 7, 2016; May 8, 2016; ]
The tenth annual Gumeracha Medieval Fair will be held on Saturday 7 May from 10am – 5pm and Sunday 8 May from 10am – 4pm in Federation Park, Gumeracha.
Two days of medieval fun and excitement. This year the resident Oracle has forecasted fair weather and the event promises to be even bigger than the 11,000-strong […]

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The Carpe idiotus Fun Show | Something on Saturday | 21 May 2016

[ May 21, 2016; 6:00 pm; ]

The Carpe idiotus Fun Show by Water Closet Production presented by Adelaide Festival Centre.

Carpe Idiotus brings together a visual feast and heap of fun songs in a zany, crazy production full of visual theatre, crazy songs and sketch comedy that will leave you totally gobsmacked!
Hilarious and bizarre, you’ll see a giant silver slinky monster that is […]

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Hippo! Hippo! | Norwood Concert Hall | 26 May 2016

[ May 26, 2016; 10:00 am; 11:45 am; ]
There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake!
A BIG NEW Musical Adventure called HIPPO! HIPPO!
Thursday May 26 | NORWOOD CONCERT HALL. 
From Australia’s leading producer of musical theatre for children and families including POSSUM MAGIC, WOMBAT STEW and STRIPEY – the emu chick! comes a BIG NEW Musical Adventure. Featuring a large, imaginary and loveable pink Hippopotamus […]

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Mother’s Day Classic | Gawler | 8 May 2016

[ May 8, 2016; 9:00 am; ]
Walk or run for breast cancer research in the Mother’s Day Classic!
The Mother’s Day Classic is an annual fun run and walk raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research. The aim is to deliver a fun, healthy and inspirational community event that brings the community together on Mother’s Day to support and remember those touched […]

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Mary Poppins | Something on Saturday 2016 | 14 May 2016

[ May 14, 2016; 1:00 pm; ]

Mary Poppins by The Australian Classical Youth Ballet.
Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre.

Enjoy the timeless tale of Mary Poppins with this ballet comprising some of Adelaide’s best young ballet dancers and a wonderful music score.
Finding the perfect nanny for Jane and Michael is proving a difficult task for their parents. A change in the wind not only brings […]

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The Funny Farmers Show | Something On Saturday | 7 May 2016

[ May 7, 2016; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ]

The Funny Farmers Show by Funny Farmers Entertainment.
Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre.

Adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
The Funny Farmers Show follows the mishaps of three crazy, colourful farmers. It’s Farmagedden as Georgia, Pete and Matt work to get their farm in order with live music, songs and three part vocal Farmonies and frenetic comedy all […]

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Zirka Circus | Bonython Park and Victor Harbor | 14 Apr – 8 May 2016

[ April 14, 2016 12:00 am to May 1, 2016 12:00 am. May 5, 2016 12:00 pm to May 8, 2016 12:00 pm. ]
Zirka Circus, under their Grand Big Top showing at Bonython Park and Victor Harbor!
Zirka Circus, the first contemporary circus to be owned and operated in Australia by a woman is visiting Australia as part of its World Tour! Jeni Hou’s family has been entertaining crowds for 3 generations.

Zirka brings a fresh and exciting new look to […]

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Tasting Australia | Family Friendly Events | 1 – 8 May 2016

[ May 1, 2016 to May 7, 2016. May 1, 2016 to May 7, 2016. ]
Tasting Australia has been one of the nation’s most influential and popular culinary festivals for more than 15 years.
This unforgettable event will return from Sunday 1 May to Sunday 8 May 2016 and is set to celebrate the unique origins of South Australian food and wine.

Tasting Australia is all about eating and drinking, not just […]

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Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty | 27 Apr 2016 & 30 Apr – 1 May 2016

[ April 27, 2016; April 30, 2016 to May 1, 2016. ]
A dreamy kingdom full of magical fairies, a beautiful sleeping princess and a prince searching for his true love…
Everyone’s favourite fairytale ballet comes to life on stage in a brand-new production of The Sleeping Beauty for children aged 3 and up. Join the wedding party with Aurora, follow her Prince through the woods and meet […]

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Sand Sculptures in Adelaide | A Day at The Zoo – Sand Exhibition | Port Noarlunga |Apr & May 2016

[ April 16, 2016 to May 1, 2016. ]
Sand Sculpting Australia and the City of Onkaparinga presents – A Day at The Zoo, sand sculpture exhibition at Pt Noarlunga.
During the School Holidays, Saturday 16 April until Sunday 1 May 2016, Port Noarlunga will be transformed into a life sized sand zoo with over 270 tonnes of sand carved into life sized animal sand sculptures!

Go exploring through the sand pathways to spy […]

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Red Umbrella Markets | Feb, May, Aug & Nov 2016

[ February 21, 2016; 10:00 am; May 29, 2016; 10:00 am; August 14, 2016; 10:00 am; November 20, 2016; 10:00 am; ]
Red Umbrella Market : shop local, buy handmade
Red Umbrella Market gives local South Australian makers and creators the chance to showcase their handmade items to the community.
What’s at the Red Umbrella Market?

jewellery and accessories
fashion, giftware
kids’ goodies
yummy food and drinks.

Where are the Red Umbrella Markets held?
The markets are held at the […]

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Wildlife Expo | Adelaide Showgrounds | 14 & 15 May 2016

[ May 14, 2016 to May 15, 2016. ]
Wildlife fun for the whole family!
The Wildlife Expo aims to showcase some incredible wildlife including reptiles, mammals, frogs, invertebrates, birds and lots more! It will also provide people the opportunity to buy a new pet, and give pet owners both old and new the chance to inspect and purchase the latest equipment on the market that […]

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Mother’s Day Classic | 8 May 2016

[ May 8, 2016; ]
Walk or run for breast cancer research in the Mother’s Day Classic!
The Mother’s Day Classic is an annual fun run and walk raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research.
The aim is to deliver a fun, healthy and inspirational community event that brings the community together on Mother’s Day to support and remember those touched by […]

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The Little Prince | 27 & 28 May 2016

[ May 26, 2016 to May 27, 2016. ]
Adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre

Speeding across the universe, a curious prince meets a crash-landed pilot, a cunning snake, a wild fox, and an oddball bunch of grown-ups with some very silly ideas.

Adapted from one of the most widely read books in history – with 140 million copies sold […]

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