What’s On In Adelaide This Weekend

Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week | May 13-15

The Clare Valley SCA Gourmet Week is back, with the state’s longest-running food and wine festival taking over the region this weekend. Indulge in a weekend filled with wine and wood-smoked treats as you traverse between cellar doors. There’ll be laneway parties, long lunches and tasting flights to help you get acquainted with the best of the Valley. Can’t get enough of Clare? Stay a little longer and treat yourself to a week jam-packed with immersive experiences between May 16 and 20, with a finale feast on May 21. 

Find out more here. 

Bowerbird Markets | May 13-15 

Adelaide’s premier design market, Bowerbird, is returning to the Adelaide Showgrounds this weekend! Over 150 of Australia’s best independent designers are setting up shop and showcasing their unique products to market-goers. Handcrafted earrings, artisanal gifts and funky fashion will fill the Wayville Pavilion. Re-fuel with a snack from the tasty food vendors or flex your creative side with the range of workshops offered. Tickets cost $5.50 and children 12 and under are free.

Find out more here. 

Say Ciao to Sagra di Mercato | May 14

Indulge in a slice of Italian paradise this May 14, with Mercato bringing together some of SA’s best producers to celebrate the beloved store’s 50th anniversary. Live life like a local while perusing the bustling market stalls at Sagra di Mercato. Treat yourself to Bottega Gelati, fresh wood oven pizza by Basile, and a drink from the Vinify Meleti Cocktail Bar. The immersive cultural and culinary event will run from 9am until 3pm at the flagship Mercato store. 

Find out more here. 

Port Adelaide Yoga Festival | May 14-15 

Re-centre and re-align yourself this weekend with the Port Adelaide Yoga Festival. You’re invited to ‘find your flow’ with unlimited yoga at the Port Adelaide Masonic Centre on May 14 and 15. Whether you’re a novice or expert yogi, finding the time to relax and recalibrate is pure indulgence. The third instalment of the Port Adelaide Yoga Festival is filled with mindfulness workshops, music and, of course, yoga. A weekend pass costs $75, with individual day tickets beginning at $40.

Find out more here. 

Vine & Dine: The Long Lunch series at Mount Lofty House | May 15  

Treat yourself to a long lunch at Mount Lofty House this Sunday, May 15. Hosted in partnership with delicious, Vine & Dine is the day you’ve been craving – an afternoon in the Hills, indulging in a three-course meal perfectly paired with wine. Listen to live entertainment as you dine in the grand Estate and wrap up the afternoon fun with a goodie bag. Tickets cost $130 per person.

Find out more here. 

South Australian Distillery Trail 

Love a nip of strong spirits or a nibble of gin? The South Australian Distillery Trail is the way to fill your weekend. Meander through Adelaide and its surrounding regions, stopping off at distillery doors along the way. It’s no secret that we’re home to some of the best producers in the distilling business. The pick-your-own-path adventure allows you to delve deep into the distilling world without time constraints. See the full line-up of producers online and enjoy the special discounts for Distillery Trail-goers.  

Find out more here. 

Romley Estate Homemade Smoked Basil Pesto

A small boutique olive farm, Romley Estate, is producing world-class extra virgin olive oil and other olive products right here in SA. Every single Romley Estate product has been dreamt up, researched, made and tested by co-owner Monica – including this delicious smoked basil pesto recipe using homegrown olives from the 15-acres estate in Willunga.


4 cups fresh basil
2/3 cup Romley Estate Olive Oil
1/2 cup pinenuts (or sunflower seeds make for a great nut-free option)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
2 fresh cloves of garlic
1 tsp Romley Estate Olive Wood Smoked Sea Salt
1/4 cup pecorino or parmesan cheese, finely grated (optional)


1.         Clean the basil leaves with cold water and pat dry.

2.         Place all ingredients (except cheese) into a high-powered blender and pulse on high for 10 seconds or until well combined, leaving a couple of chunks for texture. 

3.         For a plant-based pesto, leave out the cheese, but for a creamier pesto with an additional layer of intense flavour stir through finely grated pecorino or parmesan by hand after the pesto has blended. 

4.         Pour the pesto into a jar, seal with a lid and refrigerate to store.

What’s on in Adelaide This Weekend

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Friends! The Musical Parody | May 6 – May 8 

Catch up with the gang that graced our screens for a decade with the Friends! Musical Parody hitting the Adelaide Festival Centre this weekend. The beloved NBC sitcom spin-off has taken a trip down under, bringing the New York stage show to South Australia for a limited season. Giggle at the constant banter and watch the friendship and love lives of the six unfold as the show relives your favourite TV moments. Friends! The Musical Parody will take place on the Dunstan Playhouse stage, and tickets cost $79.  

Find out more here.

Waymouth and Gouger Street Parties | May 6 and 7 

See the CBD’s west end come alive with ADL Unleashed hosting two street parties this weekend. Both Waymouth Street and Gouger Street are shutting down and inviting city-goers to the ultimate street party on May 6 and 7. Eat, drink and play your way down the vibrant city strips as some of the best food and wine vendors join you on the street. The two epic street parties are made possible through a joint initiative between AEDA, the City of Adelaide and the Government of South Australia.

Find out more here. 

Super-Natural Wine Party | May 7 

Taste unreleased wine produced by some of the best natural winemakers in SA at the Super-Natural Wine Party this May 7. Guests will be the first to sip on drops produced by Moorak, Delinquente Wines, Italian Plastic and more. Slip into weekend mode and dance the night away as homegrown and interstate DJs soundtrack your evening. Hosted in conjunction with Tasting Australia, the Super-Natural Wine Party will be held at an exclusive location, with the secret CBD warehouse address only shared with guests.

Find out more here. 

Mother’s Day | May 8 

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend, and there’s plenty to see and do in SA that’ll make May 8 special. Celebrate with a gin cocktail high tea, hosted by Hains & Co in collaboration with Muratti Cakes & Gateaux, or head to the Hills for a long lunch at Glen Ewin Estate. Meander the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens and see the leaves change to shades of burnt orange, or treat your Mum to a day at one of the many luxury spas in SA.

Sunday Sessions at Bowden Brewing | May 8 

Bowden Brewing will be slinging pints of beer to punters at their Plant 3 home with their new Sunday Sessions. Chow down on Mexican made in-house by MASA and listen to live music while enjoying some of the best craft beer in SA. Searching for a Mother’s Day treat? Catch up with your loved ones and gift an exclusive paddle tasting to your Mum this May 8. The Bowden Brewing Sunday Sessions run each weekend from midday until 10pm.

Find out more here.

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Searching to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day? We’ve got you sorted. Here are our favourite gifts that will make her feel like a million bucks.  

Ultraceuticals Ultra Calming Range | Cleanser and Moisturiser

The perfect addition to winter skincare routines, the new Ultraceuticals Ultra Calming range boosts skin hydration by 60 percent. Soft, dewy skin has never been this easy. Find Ultraceuticals in store at David Jones or online. 

L&M Home Blake Blanket from Terrace Floors + Furnishings | $224

Made from a soft blend of cotton and linen, the L&M waffle Blake Blanket adds an extra layer of luxury to any interior scheme. Light and breathable, this luxe home addition is edged with a fringe in natural and white.

Wonderboom 2 Just Peach Portable Bluetooth Speaker | $99 

For the mum who loves to blast tunes while getting ready in the morning, the Wonderboom 2 portable speaker is the cutest gift. In a dusty pink shade, the mini speaker has a 360-degree surround sound. Find the Wonderboom 2 Just Peach Portable speaker in-store at Myer, JB Hi-Fi or The Good Guys. 

Maison Margiela Lazy Sunday Morning set | $130 

Everybody loves to sleep in. Elevate your mum’s Sunday morning by gifting her a luxe limited edition set from Maison Margiela. The Lazy Sunday Morning set bottles the scent of fresh linen in a convenient 30ml fragrance and hand cream. Find in-store at your local Mecca Store. 

In The Roundhouse sharing platters | $60 

For the mum who loves to entertain, spice up her next dinner party with these delightful platters from In The Roundhouse. The brightly coloured and bold prints are dishwasher safe and sure to make her smile. Find them in-store at David Jones or online. 

Longview Day Spa treatments | varying costs 

Gift your mum the chance to unwind in the Adelaide Hills at the newly opened Longview Day Spa. With varying treatments, including hot stone massages, facials and head-to-toe sessions, a moment of R&R is well-deserved. Book online. 

Byredo Gypsy Water 50ml | $245

Byredo’s Gyspy Water has garnered a cult following for a good reason. The fresh Eau de Parfum is easy to wear and a go-to for fragrance lovers. Inspired by a free-spirited way of life, a sandalwood scent subtly intertwines juniper berry and zesty lemon. Find in-store at Rundle Mall’s Mecca store. 

Just Add Wine Smelly Cheese Co hamper | $80

You can’t go wrong with a spot of cheese. Smelly Cheese Co has packaged provedore boxes filled with tasty treats perfect for Mother’s Day. The Just Add Wine box includes three cheese varieties, lavosh crackers and extra trimmings. Pop a bottle of bubbly and enjoy a long afternoon with mum. Find Smelly Cheese Co in the Adelaide Central Markets. 

Fazeek Balance Vase | $129 

Style meets practicality with the Fazeek Balance Vase. The contemporary vessel is a stunning centrepiece by itself with a delicate sphere balancing in its middle. Pop in a bouquet of your mum’s favourite flowers to brighten her day. Find in-store at David Jones. 

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Candle | $99 

This soft fragranced candle by Jo Malone is the Mother’s Day gift that’ll elevate any living space with style. Combining a subtle peony bloom with blush suede, this scent will have your mum feeling cosy in no time. Burn time is 45 hours. Find in-store at Rundle Mall’s David Jones. 

Haigh’s Chocolate | varying costs 

Sweeten Mother’s Day by picking up some mouthwatering goodies from Haighs. There’s an array of products to choose from, including chewy caramels, dark truffles, liquor-filled chocolates and smooth pastilles. Visit your local Haigh’s store to find more. 

Never Never Distilling Co Discover Pack | $99

For the mum who loves a G+T, the Never Never Discover Pack will let her taste the top flavours from the award-winning distillery. Featuring the classic Triple Juniper Gin, Southern Strength Gin and Juniper Freak Gin, the 200ml tasters will take happy hour to the next level. Find online or at Never Never’s McLaren Vale distillery door. 

Norwood Garden Centre plants and pots | varying costs

Steer away from a classic bunch of flowers and opt for a greener, long-lasting plant from Norwood Garden Centre. Perfect for a mum harbouring a green thumb, an indoor plant will lighten her interior. There’s an array to choose from Norwood Garden Centre and sweet home accessories to pick up too.  

Discover SA’s Flavours this Tasting Australia

South Australia has transformed into a massive foodie metropolis with the return of Tasting Australia. Running until May 8, be prepared to eat, drink and play your way through South Australia as the beloved annual event stretches across the state and brings the best out of our regions. 

It’s no secret South Australia is home to some of the best produce in the country. Alongside some incredible culinary talent and great wine, punters know they are in for a treat when dining in SA. Tasting Australia shines a light on the rich and diverse flavours found in the state’s landscape, packaging them into incredible bite-sized events, long lunches and masterclasses to enjoy.  

This year’s Tasting Australia theme is curiosity, curating an imaginative program that will tickle your tastebuds. Scratch your inquisitive itch by learning the stories behind some of the best culinary talents, like Kane Pollard and Jake Kellie, and how their tales transpire in the kitchen. The free Storyteller Series is held at the Tarntanyangga/Victoria Square Tasting Australia hub, alongside an array of food vendors. 

Tasting Australia offers a chance for South Australians to taste the magic made when the state’s best producers team up with renowned interstate talent. Melbourne eatery, Chin Chin, is popping over the border for a weekend filled with their Asian-fusion creations in collaboration with Yalumba Wines. The Barossa-based vineyard will transform into a pop-up version of the famed restaurant and their Go Go bar between May 6 and May 8. 

Presented by RAA Travel, Tasting Australia encourages South Australians to get out and explore the diverse flavours of their backyard this season. Take a trip on the Tasting Australia Airlines to Coober Pedy, Coffin Bay and the Flinders Ranges for an adventure. Delve deeper into South Australia this Tasting Australia.  

The Tasting Australian season runs until May 8. You can find the jam-packed program of events online here

What’s On In Adelaide This Weekend

Chilli Fest at Madam Hanoi | April 22- April 24

Chilli Fest at Madam Hanoi kicked off this week, bringing the heat to the CBD haunt. Climb the Scoville scale with the spicy sides and hot mains featured on the exclusive Chilli Fest menu. Madam Hanoi’s celebration of the humble chilli intertwines throughout 11 spice-infused creations. Chow down SA King Prawns or pork ribs brimmed with a chilli-braised broth. Cool down with two exclusive cocktails as you sweat it out. Chilli Fest will be running until May 14. 

Find out more here. 

Salt Festival | April 22 – May 1

Salt Festival is returning to the Southern Eyre Peninsula, celebrating the innovation, creativity and culture in the South Australian community. Bringing together art, technology, music and more, the two-week festival is putting the best homegrown creatives in the spotlight. There’s writing workshops, yoga classes, live music and events perfect for the entire family. Set in the seaside town of Port Lincoln, immerse yourself in the creativity and culture of the EP this weekend. 

Find out more here. 

Vintage and Vinyl at Sidewood Estate | April 23 

Celebrate the end of Vintage at the annual Sidewood Estate festival, Vintage & Vinyl, this Saturday, April 23. Settle in for an afternoon of great food, wine and old school tunes at the Adelaide Hills vineyard. There’ll even be a spot of grape stomping and Sabrage too. Sidewood Estate has teamed up with the radio station Fresh 92.7 and beloved beverage providers at Uraidla Brewery and Ambleside Distillery to bring the Hills beats and booze this Saturday. Tickets cost $35, which includes entry and a drink on arrival.

Find out more here. 

Stirling Market and Laneways | April 24

Rug up and head out to the autumn Stirling Market this Sunday, April 24. Meander the stalls filled with artisan products, sweet treats and fashion at the family-friendly day. Searching for more? The Stirling Laneways is also taking place this weekend, a stone’s throw from the main market. Peruse the quiet streets, pick up some homemade goods and immerse yourself in village life. The Stirling Market will run between 10am-4pm, with the Laneways activation taking place 9am-3pm.

Find out more about the markets here, and the laneways here. 

Sunday Sessions at Paxtons | April 24

Sunday doesn’t have to mean the weekend is over. Paxton Wines is helping you carry on your weekend antics, hosting Sunday sessions at their McLaren Vale pop-up cellar door. The pop-up Paxton shipping container is pouring tipples of their organic and biodynamic wines all afternoon. There’ll be tempranillo, live tunes and plenty of tasty treats – with Doughballs Pizza slinging slices to the Sunday crowds. Pack your picnic blanket, plastic glass wear and even your pup – provided they’re on a leash. Paxton’s Sunday sessions will run from 11am-4pm throughout autumn.

Find out more here. 

PLC Gin Masterclass | April 24

Join the spirit masters at Prohibition Liquor Co for a lesson in all things gin and tonic this Sunday, April 24. The PLC juniper experts will guide you through an in-depth tasting of three of their favourite gins, talking through their botanicals and snippets of the distilling process. Each nip will be paired with tonic and garnishes, bringing out a burst of botanical flavours. Enjoy a gourmet PLC toastie too, tickling your tastebuds not only on gin but tasty cheese. Tickets to the PLC Gin Masterclass cost $45. 

Find out more here. 

Anzac Day Street Party | April 25

Commemorate veteran and present servicemen and women this Anzac Day at the Waymouth Street Party. The Union Hotel has joined forces with Legacy South Australia & Broken Hill, the state veteran support service, to throw a celebration and pay respect to individuals who’ve served our country. The street party will be slinging craft beer and wine, serving food and hosting a fundraising barbeque for the cause. The street party antics will carry on until 10pm when the last of the live music wraps up.

Find out more here. 

Reimagine the Past with SA’s History Festival

Immerse yourself in a reimagining of South Australia’s rich past as the SA History Festival kicks off this May 1. The month-long festival grants South Australians the chance to connect with history, explore the state and discover what makes SA’s landscape unique. 

This year’s festival explores the stories we tell, the lessons we take from the past, and how this helps us shape our future. Now in its 18th year, the SA History Festival is one of the state’s largest open-access events, with the festival fun spreading to the regions until May 31.

With 500 events taking place during the program, South Australians can eat, drink and play their way through the state’s backyard while interactively learning about state history. 

Discover the rich past intertwined throughout South Australia’s renowned wine regions with the pop-up event, A Taste of Wine Historytaking over the Mortlock Chambers in the State Library. Indulge in wine tastings with a side of history as you hear the tales from the ‘Great Wine Capital’ and sip on tipples from eight SA wineries. 

Travel back in time with the SA History Festival initiative, Open Doors. From Auburn to Glenelg, Adelaide’s CBD and beyond, Open Doors will see an array of locations welcome and immerse guests in the historical tales of their past. 

Go beyond the cellar door at Magill Estate with the Open Doors Penfolds 1844 for Evermore History Tour and Lunch Experience. Visit the original cellars, underground drives and other vintage gems of the Estate while listening to the stories of the famed Penfolds winery. Conclude your trip down memory lane with a three-course lunch, perfectly paired with Penfolds wine and prepared by the award-winning Magill Estate Kitchen. 

Other key events include a bus tour of the heritage General-Motors Holden sites in Adelaide, an interactive tour of the historical Bungaree Station in the Clare Valley and a two-course lunch and talk with Vietnam Veterans to commemorate the war’s 50th anniversary.

“We are thrilled to present another History Festival for the people of South Australia and invite all to make time to discover and embrace the rich history that this state has to offer,” says History Trust CEO, Greg Mackie OAM. 

“This year’s theme of reimagine honours both our unique history and the many people across our state who keep local stories alive.

“Like always, the range of events are incredible, and with around 80 percent of events being free, there is no excuse to not get out and explore our fascinating culture.”

The History Festival is proud to be partnering with iconic South Australian supermarket chain Foodland, celebrating their 60th birthday in 2022. Free copies of the full program will be available from all Foodland Supermarkets across South Australia and online

The SA History Festival runs from May 1 until May 31 at selected venues and sites. 

Whats On: Easter

Wines and Good Times at National Wine Centre | Friday 15

Kick off your four-day weekend with a bang by heading down to a sunny Good Friday soiree at the National Wine Centre. The Wines and Good Times event is bringing disco beats and booze to the CBD, with the National Wine Centre playing host to an array of dance music DJs. Relax in a premium booth, nibble on tasty bites to eat and sip wine in the sunshine. And, of course, the dance floor will be in full swing. Final release tickets cost $50.

Find out more here. 

Fringe in the Hills Opening Night | Friday 15 

Caught a case of the post-mad March blues? The Adelaide Hills is continuing the Fringe fun this April, kicking off the regional series this Easter weekend. This April 15, Prancing Pony Brewery will host the opening night festivities alongside the Fringe Festival at the Stirling Library. Settle in for an evening of thrilling performances and indulging in locally made goods to celebrate the next ten days of Fringe in the Hills. Tickets to the opening night party cost $15 with the Fringe in the Hills fun starting at 5pm.

Find out more here. 

Easter Weekend at Nola | 15-17 

Adelaide’s own speakeasy, Nola, is hosting a long weekend jam-packed with Easter madness. From April 15, the CBD haunt will be slinging pints of chocolate-infused and hot cross bun beer for craft lovers with a secret sweet tooth. Sip on Easter Egg cocktails expertly shaken and stirred by Nola’s bartenders or partake in an Easter tinnie hunt and collect cans from your favourite independent brewers on Saturday afternoon. The Easter-fuelled fun will wrap up on April 17, gifting you Monday’s public holiday to rest and recoup.

Find out more here. 

Candlelit Knights | Saturday 16 

Relax under the stars in Sinclair Gully this Saturday, with Candlelit Knights returning after a successful stint at last year’s Nature Festival. Indulge in a night of musical magic as live piano and song play among the natural flora and fauna soundscape. Surrounded by a soft candlelight ambience, sip on fine wine with friends in the great outdoors. With the mercury tipped to hit 27 degrees this Saturday, Candlelit Knights is set to be the balmy autumn night we’ve been craving. Tickets cost $25, with the evening beginning at 4pm.

Find out more here

Space Jams Festival | 16-17

The seaside town of Robe will play host to some of SA’s best homegrown music with the return of the Space Jams Festival this Easter long weekend. Live music and dancing are back – and what better way to celebrate than heading to this electric festival this April 16 and 17. Headlining the two-day event will be Timberwolf and Teenage Joans, alongside an array of other local acts. Teaming up with Imperial Measures and Pirate Life Brewing, the two-day event is the perfect excuse to escape to the Limestone Coast for the long weekend.

 Find out more here.  

Easter Sunday Seafood Festival Lunch | Sunday 17 

Indulge in a seafood feast this Easter Sunday at Adelaide’s highest rooftop bar. The Merrymaker, part of Hotel Indigo, is throwing a seafood Sunday soiree to celebrate the long weekend. Shuck oysters and settle in for an afternoon of seafood festival fun. The multi-course lunch is paired with a two-hour drinks package, with some speciality cocktails created for this standalone event. The resident DJ will be soundtracking the afternoon, elevating the Easter festivities the best way we know how. Tickets are priced at $149 per person.

Find out more here. 

Easter Monday at Hugo Wines | Monday 18 

Live music, food trucks and fantastic wine – Monday doesn’t mean Easter weekend is over – and Hugo Wines is helping to continue the festivities in style. Sprawl out on the lush lawns of the McLaren Flat winery and soak up the autumn sunshine with this fun family-friendly event. Chow down on Southeast Asian street food by Sookii La La, taste tipples of wine at the cellar door tastings, and try your hand at the lawn games on offer. The Easter Monday event is free to attend however bookings are essential. 

Find out more here.

Cellar Door Fest

Cellar Door Fest is back, but this time with a new distillery twist! 

The usual wine-fuelled weekend is switching it up from slinging tipples of wine and putting SA’s spirit scene in the spotlight this April 8 and 9. 

Cellar Door Fest’s Distillery Edit will see over 40 of SA’s biggest and brightest distillers setting up shop in the Adelaide Convention Centre. So whether you’re a lover of gin, vodka, whiskey or rum – there’ll be a spirit that’ll tickle your tastebuds. 

Discover what makes South Australia’s distilling scene so unique across the jam-packed two-day program filled with tasting flights, masterclasses and exclusive cocktails. And with Fever Tree as the major event sponsor, you know there’ll be plenty of G+T’s to be consumed. 

The Distillery Edit of Cellar Door Fest is broken down across three weekend sessions – one on Friday night and two Saturday events. 

Head to the ultimate after work drinks and unwind with an exclusive Never Never Distilling Co and Fever Tree event on Friday before testing yourself with Tin Shed Distilling Co’s interactive whiskey quiz

Join Daniel Motlop – the brains behind Seven Seasons spirits and award-winning Green Ant Gin – on Saturday afternoon for an immersive tasting experience through Larrakia country. 

The former PAFC player will be chatting about sustainable harvesting as guests are treated to a true smorgasbord for the senses. Taste and smell native ingredients like yams and bush apples while learning what makes Seven Seasons vodka and gin so unique. 

Saturday night will see Threefold Distilling host an exclusive cocktail hour letting you make, shake and taste two signature cocktails using their small-batch gins. Searching for something more underground? Travel back in time to the prohibition era of the 1920s with an intimate guiding experience hosted by Prohibition Liquor Co. The class with take you through the history of gin, culminating in nibbles of the distiller’s world-class and small batch spirits.  

Other distilling giants joining in on the fun include Ambleside Distillers, Barossa Distilling Co and 23rd Street Distillery. Indulge in the creamy treats on offer from Woodside Cheese Wrights after a flight of botanical-bursting gin or smoky whiskey. 

Cellar Door Fest is committed to celebrating the diverse producers across South Australia’s food and drinks scene. General admission tickets to each session retail for $52.20 (plus booking fee), with additional experiences also available to purchase.

Head over to the @southaustralianstyle for your chance to win a double pass (2 tickets total) and join all the fun of Distillery Edit this Saturday, April 9th at the Adelaide Convention Centre – Session 1 (12noon – 3.30pm), valued at $100.

Cellar Door Fest Distiller Edit kicks off April 8 and runs until April 9. Buy your tickets online here.

What’s On In Adelaide This Weekend

Gluttony Encore – running until March 27 

Already missing the thrilling performances and sparkling lights of the Adelaide Fringe?

Gluttony has gifted show-lovers an extra week jam-packed of high flying acrobats, dazzling drag, hypnotists and cabaret. The bittersweet goodbye to Mad March sees Gluttony Encore host a curated program of acts inside the Magic Mirror Spiegeltent until March 27. Catch hypnotist Matt Hale turn audiences into trance-like dancers or be amazed by skill and athleticism of acclaimed circus performance, Rouge. 

This is the last weekend to catch a city show before the Fringe packs up and heads into hibernation! 

Find a show here. 

Sky Song – March 25 and March 26 

Off the back of the success of their Adelaide Fringe stint, Sky Song has extended its performance this weekend. Immerse yourself with connection to country, culture and the stories of our First Nations people with this incredible 40-minute performance. 

Watch hundreds of drones take to the air as the sky-high performance and narration by Australian musician, Archie Roach, guides you through five chapters of storytelling, poetry and song.

Settle into the lush landscape of McLaren Vale’s Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Wines, treat yourself to a tipple of wine and enjoy this special weekend of aviation magic taking off March 25 and 26.

Monarto Safari Park’s Visitor Centre re-opens – March 25 

The wait is finally over! The world class re-development of Monarto Safari Park’s new Visitor Centre is opening its door to the public this Friday, March 25. The state-of-the-art building is the entry point for guests to eat, drink and immerse themselves in the greatness of Monarto and the incredible animals that roam the Safari Park’s plains. 

The Visitor Centre is the first milestone in the revamp of the beloved Safari Park. The long-awaited Wild Africa experience and luxury accommodation are slated to open in early 2023. 

The new Visitor Centre was made possible thanks to both the state and federal government, and the rural city of Murray Bridge. 

Book your tickets here. 

Boehme on the Beach – March 26 

Glenelg’s Beach Concert Series continues, and this weekend, the State Opera and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra is heading seaside to perform the Puccini’s acclaimed La Boèhme for one-night-only. 

This March 26, the electric love story between protagonists Mimi and Rodolfo is set to touch heartstrings and take centre stage on Glenelg’s foreshore. Settle in for a stunning evening under the stars, indulge in a spot of wine and cheese and be mesmerised by the awe-inspiring vocals and live music of the State Opera and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. 

Book your tickets here.

A summer in Sicily at iTL – running until March 27 

Cannoli, spritz and a splash of Limoncello – March doesn’t have to mean summer is over – with iTL bringing sunshine and a slice of Sicilian paradise to the new Festival Plaza. Running until March 27, wine, dine and indulge in the flavours of the Mediterranean and enjoy the mouth-watering culinary creations from the island. 

Treat yourself to arancini, pork ribs, eggplant pizza and pesto pistachio pasta while sipping on zesty Aperol Spritz. Thursday and Friday will see the elegant restaurant transform into the perfect place for after work drinks, with a pop-up Cannoli and Spritz Bar setting up shop. Watch the pastry experts pipe the sweet treats fresh in front of you as you slip into weekend mode this Friday.

Find out more here.

Reloved Retro Market at Hard Days Night – March 27

Slow down this Sunday and kick back at the Reloved Retro Market taking over new mega venue complex, Hard Days Night, this Sunday March 27. Peruse the array of vintage, pre-loved items taking over the retro city warehouse. Snag the latest piece to star in your wardrobe or chill out and enjoy the late March sunshine. 

Chow down on loaded burgers from Whoppi Goldburger, quench your thirst with a pint from the craft beer experts at Shifty Lizard Brewing Co or keep your weekend rolling with a fresh G+T from Soul Bird Gin. 

Find out more here.

Fruit picking in the Adelaide Hills 

The late summer sun means fruit picking season is well and truly underway, and there’s plenty of places to pinch sweet treats straight from the source. 

Glen Ewin Fig Picking:

Discover and taste the five varieties of fresh figs growing amongst the rolling landscape of the Adelaide Hills at Glen Ewin Estate. Meander the stunning 12,000 tree orchard as you pick the tart treats from the tree. After a hard day’s work, kick back at the Fig Bar and treat yourself to a nip of Fig Gin and tonic. Feeling peckish? You can also pre-order picnic hampers to devour after all the figgy fun. 

Find out more here.

Pick Apples at Lenswood: 

Crisp and ready for picking, the Lenswood Apple Tree orchard is now open and ready to be explored. Only 40 minutes from the CBD, a weekend trip to the Adelaide Hills location is the perfect activity for the weekend. 

Lenswood grows seven classic varieties, so whether you love sinking your teeth into a crisp Pink Lady, fluffy Fuji or sour Granny Smiths, you’ll be able to fill your basket with your favourite apples. The orchard also hosts the Hatch Coffee Co Van on weekend and holds an array of family-friendly outdoor games, including apple bowling. 

Find out more here.

Words Zara Richards