may 2024 Articles

Mother’s Day High Tea | Glanville Hall & Utopia @ Waterfall Gully | 12 May 2024

[ May 12, 2024; ]
Two magnificent venues,  one at Utopia Waterfall Gully and the other at Glanville Hall Semaphore South, will be sparkling with tiny teacups, vintage china and sweet treats for Mother’s Day.
Dine under the chandeliers for two hours of Mother’s Day indulgence, along with bubbly cocktails, bottomless brewed tea and coffee and famous fluffy scones with whipped […]

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The Fort By Lamplight | Fort Glanville | 4 May 2024

[ May 4, 2024; ]
Explore Fort Glanville as part of the South Australia’s History Festival in a colourful and sometimes noisy event. 
The performance will feature nineteenth-century military drill, with cannon fire and musketry demonstrations, all in the soft glow of lamplight. This enables event-goers the opportunity to see the gun-flashes light up the darkness.

Presented by the Fort Glanville Historical […]

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Bricks in the Hills LEGO® Fan Event | Nairne | 4 & 5 May 2024

[ May 4, 2024 to May 5, 2024. ]
Nairne School is delighted to invite the community to their LEGO® fan event in May.
There will be over 50 tables of LEGO® displays from some of the best creators in South Australia with fun for the whole family. Most designs are one-of-a-kind and not available in shops. They will also have the amazing Great Ball […]

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SA State Emergency Service: Open Day | Enfield Unit | 11 May 2024

[ May 11, 2024; ]
Explore historical items, buildings, interactive and static displays as well as activities for children at the Enfield Unit, SA State Emergency Service: Open Day as part of South Australia’s History Festival in May.
The origin of Enfield SES dates back to 1965 where, during the Cold War, fears of nuclear attack led to the formation of […]

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A Day in the Life of a Colonial Soldier at Fort Glanville | 19 May 2024

[ May 19, 2024; ]
In this South Australia History Festival event, young visitors may find themselves in a drill squad at Fort Glanville experiencing what it was like to defend South Australian shores in the late nineteenth century. 
Fort Glanville was the key to South Australia’s defence against hostile attacks on our communications in the late-nineteenth century. This is illustrated […]

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Loxton Historical Village | Self-Guided Tours | May 2024

[ May 1, 2024 to May 5, 2024. May 7, 2024 to May 12, 2024. May 14, 2024 to May 19, 2024. May 21, 2024 to May 26, 2024. May 28, 2024 to May 31, 2024. ]
Immerse yourself in the history of rural South Australia at Loxton Historical Village with more than 45 displays, each telling the story of the struggle, heartache, and ingenuity of pioneer settlers.
Go on a self-guided tour during South Australia’s History Festival and view the extensive machinery and vehicle displays, sit at original old desks in school […]

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Mother’s Day in Adelaide | Events, Gift Ideas & Fun Family Activities | 12 May 2024

[ May 12, 2024; ]
Celebrate Mother’s Day in Adelaide on Sunday 12 May 2024
Mother’s Day gift ideas and family-friendly activities to show Mum how much you care.
We think Mums everywhere deserve some extra love and attention on Mother’s Day to show how much they are loved and appreciated. Take the time to find out what that special Mum or […]

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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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Sunday Funday Markets | Tonsley Innovation District | 5 May & 9 Jun 2024

[ May 5, 2024; June 9, 2024; ]
Check out the Sunday Funday Markets and Indoor Plant Sale.
The community loved Sunday Funday Markets support local businesses and features over 100+ market stalls, plus a range of delicious food trucks and vendors.  Shop, eat, play, and discover across the vibrant urban re-development and internationally awarded building – Tonsley Innovation District.

The market offers something for […]

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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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Vergeside Markets | Largs Bay | 11 May 2024

[ May 11, 2024; ]
The Vergeside Markets Mother’s Day Giftorium is the final event in the Vergeside Markets Largs Bay calendar.
With a huge variety of stalls, delicious food selections, coffee, live music, bars and free face painting for the kids, the market boasts an opportunity to pick mum up a last-minute gift while supporting local businesses. 

Held on the Largs […]

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Mother’s Day Classic | Adelaide | 12 May 2024

[ May 12, 2024; ]
The Mother’s Day Classic is an annual fun run and walk raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research.
Their 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 breast cancer.

Adelaide’s 2024 event will be held in Pinky Flat […]

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Plummers Pick Your Own Apples | Adelaide Hills

[ April 13, 2024 to April 14, 2024. April 20, 2024 to April 21, 2024. April 25, 2024; April 27, 2024 to April 28, 2024. ]
Pick Your Own Apples during the school holidays in the Adelaide Hills at Plummers Pick Your Own.
Autumn is the perfect time to take a drive into the Adelaide Hills and pick some beautifully sweet, crisp and crunchy Pink Lady apples fresh from the trees.  You can pick your own apples on Saturdays and Sundays throughout […]

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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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Falling Bombs & Floating Cards | Thebarton Air Raid Shelter | May 2024

[ May 4, 2024; May 18, 2024 to May 19, 2024. ]
Falling Bombs and Floating Cards is back as part of South Australia’s History Festival
Would you like to see a magic show?
Join the oldest magic club in Australia in their underground club rooms for some history, nostalgia and a live magic performance suitable for families of all ages. This is a rare opportunity to look behind […]

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Government House Open Day | Adelaide | 12 May 2024

[ May 12, 2024; 9:00 pm to 9:05 pm. ]
Government House in Adelaide will open its gates to the public for a special History Festival Open Day with free entry.
Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia, and Mr Rod Bunten are pleased to welcome members of the public to explore Government House and its grounds on Sunday 12 May 2024 […]

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Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival | Torrensville | 5 May 2024

[ May 5, 2024; ]
Kodomo no Hi Japan Festival, South Australia’s largest Japanese cultural festival, is celebrating 29 years in 2024.
Kodomo no Hi is Adelaide’s largest Japanese Festival, held annually since 1995. The Festival is a celebration of the cultural and social links between the people of Japan and Australia. It is a great day for people of all […]

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South Australia’s History Festival | 1-31 May 2024

[ May 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024. ]
South Australia’s 2024 History Festival is a celebration of the past, with a focus on the theme of power. Held throughout May each year, South Australia’s History Festival explores the state’s places and spaces, stories, collections and ideas that make us who we are.
History Festival is one of the largest open-access community events in SA […]

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Barossa History Fair | 5 May 2024

[ May 5, 2024; ]
Enjoy a day at the Barossa History Fair during South Australia’s History Festival.
Ever wondered what treasures are tucked away in the Barossa Museum or wanted to try your hand at Kegel (traditional nine-pin bowling)?

Join friends and family in the beautiful township of Tanunda as doors open for the 2024 Barossa History Fair. With a jam-packed […]

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Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk | Hahndorf to Beaumont | 19 May 2024

[ May 19, 2024; ]
Join the Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk and experience the amazing journeys taken by our early German pioneer women as they carried their produce on foot from Hahndorf to Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills.
The Pioneer Women’s Trail is approximately 26km long and mainly follows country roads, laneways and bush tracks through a delightful section of the […]

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National Walk Safely to School Day | 10 May 2024

[ May 10, 2024; ]
On Walk Safely to School Day, primary school aged children are encouraged to walk with their parents or caregiver to school. This encourages healthy habits as well as teaching vital road safety skills.
Primary school aged children across Australia will make those important steps towards a healthier future by participating in National Walk Safely to School […]

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Port River Cruise on Historic Vessel ‘Archie Badenoch’ | Maritime Museum

[ April 18, 2024; April 21, 2024; May 26, 2024; ]
Port River Cruises on the Historic Vessel ‘Archie Badenoch’.
Take a cruise along the Port River on the South Australian Maritime Museum’s historic vessel, the ‘Archie Badenoch’!
Built during WWII by General Motor Holden for the Royal Australian Navy, the vessel was commissioned by the South Australian Police in December 1946. Named ‘Archie Badenoch’ in honour of […]

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The Pet Show | Adelaide | 18 & 19 May 2024

[ May 18, 2024 to May 19, 2024. ]
The Pet Show is the first national show celebrating all of the pets in your life. There will be education, entertainment, and products for all types of animals.
If you’re already a proud pet parent or you are looking for a new pet but don’t know where to start, then a day out at The Pet […]

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Walk to Defeat MND | Adelaide | 19 May 2024

[ May 19, 2024; ]
Walk to Defeat MND and show your support for the Motor Neurone Disease community in South Australia by raising awareness and vital funds for research and care. 
Walk to Defeat MND is one of MNDSA’s major annual fundraising events which enables MNDSA to provide qualified, experienced and passionate staff to provide care, comfort, and supportive client […]

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Bowerbird | Premier Design Market | Adelaide | 3-5 May 2024

[ May 3, 2024 to May 5, 2024. ]
Bowerbird is Adelaide’s leading design event held twice a year at the Adelaide Showground in May and November with a focus on South Australia.
Some of the state’s leading independent designers are brought together all under one roof for Bowerbird, with artisanal makers as well as established brands from all over Australia selected to suit a […]

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German Film Festival | Palace Cinemas | Kino for Kids | 15 May – 5 June 2024

[ May 15, 2024 to June 5, 2024. ]
The 2024 HSBC German Film Festival proudly presented by Palace in cooperation with German Films, will feature a superb selection of contemporary German cinema.
This year the festival, which is pleased to welcome aboard new naming rights partner HSBC, screens from 15 May – 5 June at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas and Palace Nova Prospect Cinemas. […]

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Raclette Igloo Experience Adelaide | 10 May – 9 Jun 2024

[ May 10, 2024 to May 12, 2024. May 15, 2024 to May 19, 2024. May 22, 2024 to May 26, 2024. May 29, 2024 to June 2, 2024. June 5, 2024 to June 9, 2024. ]
Gather your friends and family in your private igloo, feast on Raclette cheese and drink mulled wine for this melted cheese foodie experience. 
It’s a French winter tradition to melt Raclette cheese and pour it on potatoes, cured meat and pickles. More than just a meal, Raclette is a social event. This traditional French dish is […]

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Free Pump Track | #rideburnside | City of Burnside

Free Pump Track for Kids in the City of Burnside
The City of Burnside has an ‘all wheels – all ages’ pump track which is available to use for free at various locations throughout the council area.
The pump track is a FREE recreational facility for all wheeled sports including bikes of all types, scooters, skateboards, roller […]

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FlameFest | Harts Mill | Port Adelaide | 31 May & 1 Jun 2024

[ May 31, 2024; June 1, 2024; ]
Save the date – FlameFest is returning to Harts Mill in Port Adelaide.
Get fired up with a packed program of red-hot fire installations, fire performers, live music, mesmerising fire shows, FREE kids activities, pop-up foodies feast, beer hall, and more.
Food Truck Carnivale and Event People Australia are combining everything that people love from a modern […]

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