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8 Great Things You Can Do In Adelaide This Weekend

By Marco Ruiz

8 Great Things You Can Do In Adelaide This Weekend

Welcome to the weekend.

We were in lockdown and lost a weekend, but now we’re out of lockdown and ready to get back out there and enjoy the best of Adelaide. So, if you’re looking for something to do, here are some of our top recommendations on where to go, what to see, and what to look forward to this weekend in Adelaide.

1. Illuminate Adelaide

Illuminate Adelaide has reignited and the mid-winter festival is back with a load of local, national and international artists and companies filling the city’s building, streets and laneways with art and ideas.

More than 150 installations, performances, and events will take place including a staggering 41 world premieres. However, make sure to check out the program because some events have had to move around. Even still, you should definitely check out City Lights, the walking trail around the city that’s populated with heaps of light installations.

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2. Macbeth at Goodwood Theatre

Shakespeare’s tragic tale of a man who seeks power for the sake of power itself is on stage at the Goodward Theatre thanks to Independent Theatre. Starring Matt Hyde and Rebecca Kemp, the thrilling narrative and insatiable characters come to life amid ghosts and witches.

Don’t miss this chance to see one of Shakespeare’s most revered and quoted plays: ”What’s done cannot be undone.”

On stage now until 7 August.

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3. A Little More Barossa

There’s plenty to explore in the Barossa Valley and this weekend is no different with live music at Z Wine Cellar and a Camembert Cheesemaking Workshop at Atze’s Corner Wines to name just a couple of events that are on.

For everything else, take a look at the events page of the Barossa website.

4. Umbrella Festival

South Australia’s open access live music festival presented by the not-for-profit organisation Music SA is on and we’re keen on helping celebrate SA’s awesome music scene.

The music events are diverse as they are far and wide (there are regional events too) with local, interstate and international artists across pop, rock, hip hop, punk, jazz, world music, metal, folk, electronic and more.


Umbrella Festival has been extended so make sure you hop across to the site to see what’s on and what’s coming up.

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5. Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo

Part of Illuminate Adelaide, but worth a special mention alongside Van Gogh Alive, is Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo.

The large-scale installations and illuminations combine nature and technology to capture the essence of the Zoo’s inhabitants created by A Blanck Canvas, Elizabeth Close, Jack Buckskin, Jimy McGilchrist and Monkeystack.

There is also a winter market with pop-up stalls, cafes and bars to keep you entertained throughout the evening.

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6. Winter Weekends

Friday and Saturday nights are heating up this winter with roving performers, fire pits and live music and outdoor dining taking over the streets. Make sure you check out the program for more details of who is performing and where.

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7. Van Gogh Alive

The masterpieces of the Dutch post-impressionist painter—think The Starry NightSunflowers and over 3000 more images—now swirl, sway and soar, drawing the public in as they are digitally displayed on giant screens, columns, walls, the ceiling, and even the floor.

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8. Winter Village

Those who love the winter months can cosy up in one of 21 enchanting igloos—fitted out with comfy armchairs, soft cushions and twinkling fairy lights—and order in grazing plates starting at $49 per person. There will also be an ice-skating rink and food trucks on hand as well as pop-up bars and a giant igloo serving up winter-themed treats.

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