Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in October Despite unseasonal spring storms Adelaide is coming rapidly out of its winter hibernation. Indofest Adelaide Festival brought a splash of colour to the city, while the OzAsia Festival and Good Fortune Market in Elder Park are pulling big crowds to enjoy free entertainment and tasty food and wine. Be quick if you haven't joined in the fun things to do because both attractions end on October 2.
If you're looking to find what's on in Adelaide for the October long weekend, our writers have found plenty. The Philippines Fiesta in Adelaide's Victoria Square kicks off the weekend, and the Nature Play Festival brings heaps of outdoor fun for kids of all ages.
Go Whale Watching on Granite Island for the Nature Play Festival - Sadly No Chairlift Now (Image: State Library SA B-53407-53)
It's almost a tradition to escape the city on a long weekend. If you do, here are a few suggestions of things to see and do. There are colourful country shows too at Yankalilla and in Jamestown - it's always a pleasure to meet the locals.
Not free things to do, but the Phare Circus in Elder Park finishes on the long weekend, or you can relax with great food and wine at Afternoon Delights in McLaren Vale.
October School Holiday Activities in Adelaide
Plenty of October school holiday activities for kids kick off from the long weekend. Most are free things to do but do check whether advance bookings are essential. You'll find school holiday activities in the Adelaide Botanic Garden, at Tea Tree Gully, Campbelltown, and in the Glenelg area.
Follow the Bunyip Trail in Bonython Park, take the kids to Bunnings for their school holiday workshops or check your local council website for more October school holiday activities. If your child has ambitions to be on the big screen there are two day acting workshops but they cost $295.
See the Dressmaker Exhibition at Ayers House in Adelaide