Once again, the weekdays have flown on by and the weekend is front and centre. And for your weekending needs, we’ve put together a list of exciting things to do in and around Adelaide this weekend. From soirees to relaxing markets and plenty more.
1. Get amongst the energy at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival
On both Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March a fast and furious display of wheels, Adelaide Motorsport Festival, is rolling into town. Dubbed a ‘museum in motion’ as well as an action-packed weekend, the Adelaide Motorsport Festival will display historic, rare, and significant vehicles and epic races across the weekend.
Sportscars, touring cars, motorbikes and more will take to the track, with a different category every zooming around the joint every 10 minutes – from historic Formula 1 cars to fire-breathing Time Attacks. Sit back and witness the speed or mosey around with the local food and drinks on offer.
2. Head down to McLaren Vale for this annual food affair
The picturesque hills are about to become even more alive with the return of the Twilight Food Affair on Friday 24 March. Making its comeback after a three-year hiatus due to Covid-19, the previously annual ordeal is set to showcase delicious and locally made food and wine from the Fleurieu’s most popular vendors, along with carnival rides, sideshow entertainment, a cheeky preview of the upcoming college musical, and a spectacular nine-minute firework display. Find out more about the Twilight Food Affair here.
3. Discover this world premiere LEGO exhibition at the museum
Relics: A New World Rises exhibition at the South Australian Museum is set in the year 2530, long after the world has been abandoned by humans, and takes you to a world where LEGO minifigures have risen from the debris to build intricate civilisations in discarded and forgotten objects once inhabited or used by humans. Find out more about the Relics exhibition here.
4. Visit the brand new Gami Chicken & Beer store
Last week, Melbourne-born fried chicken joint Gami Chicken & Beer revealed their brand new and first store in South Australia with the launch of their Kilburn restaurant. With a bit of a cult following in the eastern states, Gami Chicken & Beer is the place to be if you like all things fried. Tuck into Korean fried chicken, Gochu mayo chicken, or perhaps Gami’s fondue chicken plate. The Kilburn store is located in the Churchill Centre.
5. Take the kids out on this fun, but educational journey
On Friday 24 March, Emma Memma will be twirling into the Norwood Concert Hall to bring visual communication to the forefront of the children’s media space. Emma Memma is honing in on a new generation of communication, where she and her friends navigate challenges and adventure using sign language, choreographed dance narratives, gesture, mime, singing, speaking, listening, making craft, and drawing. Find our more and nab tickets here.
6. Immerse yourself in culture at the 2023 Thai Festival
On Saturday 25 March from 11am until 9pm, head to Kings Reserve in Torrensville for the annual Thai Festival. The day and night will see over 30 stalls withe a variety of Thai food on offer, heaps of activities like traditional dances, cabaret shows, cooking demonstrations, Thai arts and crafts, Muay Thai, folk and kids’ games, massages, live music, and a beer garden to soak up the good vibes. Entry is $2 and free for those under 12 years of age. Pack a picnic blanket and get ready to tuck into some delicious food and witness some stunning cultural displays.
7. Head to the seaside for the Brighton Sunday Market
On Sunday 26 March from 7:30am until 12pm, get on over to Brighton Secondary School for the Bright Sunday Market. This particular market is said to be one of South Australia’s biggest open-air market where you can find fresh produce, food stalls, snack bars, local arts and crafts, antiques, collectables, and second hands gems in all forms of the word. All funds raised by the non-for-profit market go towards supporting students during their musical studies.
8. Take yourself to new heights at the new TreeClimb Kuitpo Forest
Taking those who are up for an adventure to new heights, TreeClimb Kuitpo Forest offers six new elevated tree-top courses and over 85 obstacles, including fan favourites such as the zip lines, Tarzan swing, and a rock climbing wall. As well as the old faithfuls, TreeClimb Kuitpo will be home to new additions including South Australia’s first Nets Course, the Family Experience, and the Zip-Loop over the Heysen Trail. Read all about TreeClimb Kuitpo Forest here.
9. Mosey around the Prospect Road Autumn Fair
On Sunday 26 March from 10am until 4pm, the grounds of Blackfriars Priory School will come alive with the Prospect Road Autumn Fair. Here you’ll fine food stalls, a cheeky bar, live music, heaps of fun for the youngins, and market stalls featuring designers, artisans, and creators. The fair is back even bigger this year too, with the incorporation of Fibre Feast, South Australia’s premiere fibre and yarn craft event packed with plenty more stalls and demonstrations.
10. Wander around Norwood and check out the best of what the suburb has to offer
The up-scale neighbourhood of Norwood is located just a five-minute drive east of the Adelaide city centre. Its main drag, The Parade is a hive for sublime cafes and restaurants, as well as home to many an op shop and unique gift stores. A walk along the tree-lined strip will be sure to entice a browse of some sort – check out our list of the 10 best things to do in Norwood, South Australia.
11. Go on an AI adventure in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens
Open every day from now until Saturday 30 September 2023, Seeing The Invisible brings a free augmented reality (AR) contemporary art exhibition to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Once you’ve downloaded the Seeing The Invisible app, roam around the gardens, scan the QR codes and immerse yourself in the interactive exhibition with works addressing themes around nature, the environment and sustainability. Find out more information here.
12. Step inside a monochrome world of wonder
In a new Adelaide Fringe happening, South Australian painter and muralist, Hari Koutlakis will be revealing Move Like This, an immersive exhibition at Good Bank Gallery in McLaren Vale from 24 February until 25 March. Specialising in monochrome paintings, illustrations, and installations, Hari’s work weaves together a collage of shape, line and movement creating his signature flowing pattern, distinctly recognisable, while still evolving and changing in response to the space and time they inhabit. Read all about the exhibition here.
13. Pick your own strawberries at Beerenberg Farm
The Beerenberg Family Farm, located in the Adelaide Hills town of Hahndorf is six generations old, so rest assured they know how to produce the sweetest and best-tasting strawberries on the market. And if you’re a fan of such things, their infamous Strawberry Patch is open to the public where you can pick your own strawbs to your heart’s content. Find out all the information needed here.
14. Check out a cellar door or ten in the divine Adelaide Hills
The Adelaide Hills is one of the premier wine-producing regions in Australia. You’ll find small-scale wine producers bottling only a few hundred bottles a year as well as wineries that make appearances on wine lists across the world’s major cities. And lucky us, the locale is a mere 20-minute drive up the freeway. We’ve put together a list of 10 noteworthy wineries and cellar doors in the Adelaide Hills for your sampling and road trip needs. Check out the full list here.
15. Soak up some summery vibes at the Moseley Beach Club
From Saturday 3 December, Glenelg Beach will see a myriad of beach umbrellas poppin’ open, bangin’ live tunes will start flowin’, and summery food and drinks will be within arm’s reach. The Moseley Beach Club taking inspiration from the Greek islands this season. The food and drink offerings will exude a Mediterranean flare. Read all about it here.
16. Grab some goodies from the Adelaide Showground Farmers Market
The Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market is held every Sunday from 8:30am until 12pm. Here, you can find the best seasonal produce and market goodies from local stallholders.