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Hexadeca Rundle mall

HEXADECA in Rundle Mall | Adelaide | 2024

HEXADECA in Rundle Mall – Spin, relax, stay a while.
HEXADECA returns to Rundle Mall featuring a dream-like installation of custom-built spinner seats, inviting exploration and interaction from participants from all walks of life.
People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to engage with the seats however they see fit – whether it’s finding a spot […]

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Holi on the Beach | Semaphore | 24 Mar 2024

[ March 24, 2024; ]
Holi ­Festival of Colours at Semaphore Beach.
Presented by Indian Australian Art and Cultural Association, Holi on the Beach is a unique festival where people dance to music, throw colours at each other and forget all their differences.
Holi means a lot of fun for everyone – families, kids, the young and the old. Holi is an […]

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Get Stoked! FREE Bike Riding Community Event | Woodside | 25 Feb 2024

[ February 25, 2024; ]  
Get Stoked! FREE Bike Riding Community Event at Woodside
Get Stoked! is hosting a FREE bike riding community event on Sunday 25 February 2024 at Woodside. All bikes are welcome and riders from all walks of life are encouraged to go along! Young people with no access to bicycles are thoroughly encouraged to roll up.
All ages […]

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Gather, Dance & Explore at Whitmore | Adelaide | 2 Mar 2024

[ March 2, 2024; ]
Gather, Dance & Explore at Whitmore
Head to Whitmore Square / Iparrityi for a FREE day filled with dance, nature discovery, and loads of family fun!
From belly dance to energetic hip-hop, there’s something for everyone with live performances by local dance schools, Hyperdance, The Belly Dance Academy, and QuickSteps Dance Studio. Plus, DJ Bandit will be […]

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Adelaide Fringe at the Market | Fridays & Saturdays

Free Adelaide Fringe performances at the Adelaide Central Market.
Join the Adelaide Central Market as they showcase some of the best performers from across the Festival with free sneak peek performances every Friday and Saturday during the Adelaide Fringe.
Each week, Market shoppers can experience a schedule of free sneak peek performances from some of the best […]

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Discover, Play, Bikeway! | Amy Gillett Bikeway | Adelaide Fringe | 3 Mar 2024

[ March 3, 2024; ]   
Discover, Play, Bikeway! Free family fun on the Amy Gillett Bikeway.
Ride or walk the Amy Gillett Bikeway and discover an array of music, roving artists and entertainment all set against the backdrop of the spectacular rolling Adelaide Hills. The 15-kilometre trail winds through picturesque towns, past iconic hills businesses and thriving wineries, encompassing Oakbank, Woodside, Charleston […]

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Free Things to do with Kids at Adelaide Fringe 2024

[ February 16, 2024 to February 17, 2024. ]
Adelaide Fringe Festival FREE Family-Friendly Events
The Adelaide Fringe is always an exciting time of the year with so much entertainment on offer in and around the city and stretching out to regional areas of South Australia including many free events which are family friendly.
The beauty of an open-access arts festival as unique as the Adelaide […]

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Summer Garden Festival | Civic Park Modbury | Adelaide Fringe | 1 & 2 Mar 2024

[ March 1, 2024 to March 2, 2024. ]
Summer Garden Festival – Free Adelaide Fringe Event.
Modbury’s Civic Park will come alive for the Summer Garden Festival on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 March 2024.
This FREE, two-day community event boasts world-class Adelaide Fringe performers, dynamic bands and talented artists. They’ll also have children’s entertainment and Fork On The Road food trucks.

Street Theatre Performances:

Mr […]

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Prospect Road Autumn Fair | 3 Mar 2024

[ March 3, 2024; ]
The Prospect Road Autumn Fair returns to Padnipadninya Tapa at Blackfriars in partnership with Markets in Prospect and Fibre Feast SA as part of the Adelaide Fringe.
Back and bigger than ever in 2024, Blackfriars is thrilled to again host the Prospect Road Autumn Fair.  They will have food stalls, a bar, music, plenty of fun […]

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Park Choir 2024

Park Choir at Bowden Village Reserve | Adelaide Fringe | 25 Feb 2024

[ February 25, 2024; ]
Park Choir is a free, all-ages community event held during the Adelaide Fringe festival, bringing together voices from diverse backgrounds to celebrate the joy of music.
Based on the widely popular concept “Pub Choir”, Park Choir presents a dynamic one-hour interactive experience bringing together people from all walks of life. Participants join forces to master […]

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BROKEN Exhibition | MOD. Museum | Jan – Nov 2024

It can sometimes feel like the world is so BROKEN that nothing will ever change. Housing, education, universal services, politics, collaboration. The list goes on. But it’s not all doom and gloom. The world has changed before and it will change again.
MOD.’s new exhibition BROKEN is an exploration of how the world could be different […]

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Twilight at Mofflin Reserve | Elizabeth Vale | 17 Feb 2024

[ February 17, 2024; ]
Experience the new Mofflin Reserve at twilight with the City of Playford’s free family-friendly community event and outdoor cinema.
Twilight at Mofflin is lighting up the night sky with free entertainment and an outdoor cinema screening of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. This FREE community event celebrates the new and already very popular Mofflin Reserve […]

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Bluey-themed DIY Free Workshops at Bunnings | Feb 2024

[ February 3, 2024 to February 4, 2024. February 10, 2024 to February 11, 2024. February 17, 2024 to February 18, 2024. February 24, 2024 to February 25, 2024. ]
FREE Bluey-themed Kids DIY Workshops throughout the month of February at Bunnings
Bluey is coming to Bunnings!  Every weekend in February Bluey-themed workshops are being held at ALL Bunnings Warehouses, plus Bluey and Bingo will be visiting a few stores too.

For dates and times for workshops and character appearances, please select your nearest store in the […]

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Adelaide Lion Dance Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year Street Party | Chinatown Adelaide | 17 Feb 2024

[ February 17, 2024; ]
The Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party is an annual community event held at the Chinatown Precinct and Gouger Street. The street party features many exhibitors and entertainers from a wide variety of Asian cultural groups all coming together to showcase their traditions through art and flavours.
To celebrate the Year of the Dragon in 2024, […]

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Lunar New Year in Rundle Mall | 16 Feb 2024

[ February 16, 2024; ]
Ring in the Lunar New Year in Rundle Mall, as they celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Dragon.
Be part of the festivities on Friday 16 February 2024, with vibrant acrobatic lion dancers performing every hour, on the hour, from 12pm – 6pm, symbolically welcoming good luck and prosperity for the year ahead.

For those […]

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Marilyn jetty swim

Channel 7 Brighton Jetty Classic | Marilyn Jetty Swim | 4 Feb 2024

[ February 4, 2024; ]
The 19th annual Brighton Jetty Classic, presented by Channel Seven Adelaide, is SA’s Largest Open Water Swim.  Plus, don’t miss the Marilyn Jetty Swimmers!
The Channel 7 Brighton Jetty Classic is an open water swim with distances of 1500m and 400m.  There is also a SwimKids Series with distances of 100m, 200m and 300m for kids […]

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NEO | Free Events for Teens | Art Gallery of South Australia

[ March 23, 2024; April 27, 2024; June 22, 2024; August 17, 2024; October 19, 2024; December 14, 2024; ]
Discover what’s on for teens at AGSA in 2024!
Held six times a year at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Neo is a FREE after-hours event for teens aged 13-17.
Neo is a parent-free zone where young people can kick back and hang out with friends, jump into creative labs, tune into live music and explore […]

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Floods of Fire: Our Citizens’ Orchestra | Adelaide Festival | 16 Mar 2024

[ March 16, 2024; ]
After the success at the opening of the 2023 Adelaide Festival, the Citizens’ Orchestra is back.
Take part in an inclusive, joyous and empowering musical experience by becoming one of the Citizens’ Orchestra or going to this free performance. The Citizens’ Orchestra is an intercultural and intergenerational orchestra and chorus that embraces professional musicians, people without […]

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Adelaide Writers’ Week Young Readers Events | Adelaide Festival | 3 & 5 Mar 2024

[ March 3, 2024; March 5, 2024; ]  
Writers’ Week has a jam-packed program designed for young book readers. Young Readers’ Day (ages 2 – 12) is on Sunday 3 March 2024 and for kids over 12, Tuesday 5 March 2024 is YA Evening and Hear Me Roar! 
Young Readers’ Day | 3 March 2024 
Calling all fans of picture books, graphic novels and epic […]

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new found sound

New Found Sound | Port Adelaide | 17 Feb 2024

[ February 17, 2024; ]
Experience live music across the Port as 25+ of SA’s best emerging artists ignite multiple venues across the historic town of Port Adelaide for this free live music discovery event. 
New Found Sound is an inaugural family-friendly, free live music event happening across nine venues in Port Adelaide on Saturday 17 February 2024. It is a free […]

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Adelaide Festival | Family Friendly Events | 1-17 Mar 2024

[ March 1, 2024 to March 17, 2024. ]
Every year in March, the Adelaide Festival draws a community of the very best artists from across the globe and across Australia to create a bold arts festival of theatre, dance, music, art and interactive installations including events for families. 
Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Writers’ Week have built a world-wide reputation for providing great and memorable […]

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Salisbury Fringe Carnival | Adelaide Fringe | 23 & 24 Feb 2024

[ February 23, 2024 to February 24, 2024. ]       
Salisbury Fringe Carnival 2024.
The Salisbury Fringe Carnival returns on 23 & 24 February 2024 for two days of FREE jam-packed fun at Carisbrooke Park which will be buzzing with excitement. Featuring free amusement rides and activities, local musicians, performers and a range of delicious food vendors.
Don’t miss out on the incredible performances lined up! […]

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The Walk | Little Amal in Adelaide | 15-17 Mar 2024

[ March 15, 2024 to March 17, 2024. ]
The Walk, with Little Amal at its centre, will make its Australian debut at the 2024 Adelaide Festival this March.
A refugee child arrives in Adelaide. She is tired, hungry, a little frightened. How do we welcome her?
Little Amal is a 3.5-metre puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl who has become a global symbol of […]

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Free Outdoor Cinema – Super Mario Bros | Osborne | 24 Feb 2024

[ February 24, 2024; ]
Free Outdoor Cinema screening of Super Mario Bros at Lefevre Community Stadium and the surrounding precinct, plus free kids activities.
At the event, there will be free activities including a time trial race around a Mario Kart track inside Lefevre Stadium. Dress as your favourite character from the Super Mario world, with prizes for best dressed. […]

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Prospect Twilight Sessions | Free Outdoor Live Music | 2-23 Feb 2024

[ February 2, 2024; February 9, 2024; February 16, 2024; February 23, 2024; ]
The much-loved Prospect Twilight Sessions are back every Friday in February.
Make sure you free up your calendar on a Friday evening in February, because a community favourite way to relax and unwind is back in 2024.  Twilight Sessions is returning for its 29th year to Prospect Memorial Gardens featuring live music, delicious food vendors and […]

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The King’s Fork | City of West Torrens Summer Festival | 10 Feb 2024

[ February 10, 2024; ]
The supersized King’s Fork returns to Torrensville with a line up of food trucks, bars and live entertainment.
Explore the world one dish at a time, with more than 20 of Adelaide’s best food trucks to choose from. This foodie festival will also have a range of beverages on offer. Enjoy live music and get the […]

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Paradise Recreation Plaza Opening Celebration | 28 Jan 2024

[ January 28, 2024; ]
Paradise Recreation Plaza is complete and you are invited to join the celebrations at a FREE event for the official opening.
The community can enjoy the new state-of-the-art Paradise Recreation Plaza at the official opening celebration on Sunday 28 January 2024.  This event is free to the public and everyone is invited to attend and experience […]

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SPLASH! Free Giant Water Inflatables | City of West Torrens Summer Festival | 27 Jan 2024

[ January 27, 2024; ]    
SPLASH! Free Giant Water Inflatables
Kids aged 0 to 17 and their families can enjoy free fun in the sun at the City of West Torrens fun water play event. Slip and slide on the giant water slides or embrace the mess with Climbing Tree’s mud activities. Be sure to wear your bathers, pack your towel and […]

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Family Fun Day for Xave | St Agnes | 20 Jan 2024

[ January 20, 2024; ]
Go along to the Family Fun Day for Xave to help raise funds for Xavier Pudovkin.
There will be a host of activities, stalls and characters to meet. Activities on offer at the event will include face painting, glitter tattoos, rides, stalls, food, pony rides, mechanical bull, cupcake stall, a host of characters to meet including […]

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Free Adelaide Bike Hire | Bike Trails in South Australia

Where to hire a bike in Adelaide and SA’s best cycling trails.
Cycling is something the whole family can enjoy, from pre-schoolers still on training wheels to teenagers on mountain bikes.  Kids can gain confidence away from traffic in areas such as the Victoria Park criterium track before venturing out at a leisurely pace on one […]

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