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Top Free Things to Do in Adelaide - February 2016

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Top Free Things to Do in Adelaide - February 2016

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Find Fun things to Do at the Royal Croquet Club, Adelaide Fringe Festival


January was a good time to recuperate mentally and financially from the excitement of the festive season, but things are about to change. Mad March starts in mid February with the launch of the Adelaide Fringe Festival and an awesome range of exciting things to see and do.

Taking part in the Fringe Festival need not be expensive, as there are plenty of free things to do at the Fringe in Adelaide and all around South Australia. If the Adelaide Fringe is not your thing there's still heaps of other fun free stuff to do.

Huge queues lined up to see South Australia's first Corpse Flower at Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens as the year ended. We've just had an unexpected surprise with the announcement that a second Corpse Flower is on the way and can be viewed free at the Bicentennial Conservatory in Adelaide's Botanic Gardens. Be quick though, because the flower lasts only a couple of days!

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The Corpse Flower Plant (Image: Adelaide Botanic Gardens)


Join in tall ship mania when the HMB Endeavour sails into Port Adelaide on February 17, and don't miss the street party packed with fun for kids and family entertainment.

If you're very quick you can catch the free Square Mile Music Festival in Adelaide, join surreal artist Andrew Baines in another of his zany photo shoots, or sample Islamic culture and food at the free Al Salam Festival.

Of course families will be flocking to the free foreshore playground offering new activities for kids at Glenelg. Read on for more about what's on in Adelaide in February.

PS A big thank you to the awesome Hayley Rich for her great work filling in for me while I was recovering from surgery.

What's On in Adelaide - Free Events

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Summer Sundays at Beaumont House (Image: National Trust)


There are loads more free things to do in Adelaide in February. Eat Your Words on Wednesdays at the Migration Museum, a free Fleurieu Film Festival (advance bookings essential), or watch the crazy Marilyn Jetty Swim in aid of the Cancer Council.

Be alive and jive at Summer Sundays at Beaumont House on February 7 and support the National Trust, or celebrate the Chinese New Year at a free street party full of fun things to do on the 13th. Don't miss the colourful Dragon Dance.

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Urrbrae House in the Waite Precinct


Historic Urrbrae House is home to a free exhibition of contemporary basket weaving with some quite unusual displays for two weeks in February. While you're there, take advantage of the many free things to do at the Waite Precinct.

You've a choice between getting plastered at a Tomato Battle on February 27, or being cerebral at the opening of Writers' Week in Adelaide. I know which one gets my vote!

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Activities and Fun For Kids at the Royal Croquet Club in Adelaide


Throughout the Adelaide Fringe Festival the Royal Croquet Club is free to visit during the day. Kids love to play in the fountains in Victoria Square, there are always a yummy variety of foods (and drink) available, and the atmosphere is great. If you haven't been before, definitely give it a go!

Not Free, but Fun Things to Do

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Let Your Glasses Do the Talking at Cellar Door Fest - Adelaide Convention Centre


February brings the weather for water fights - check out Adelaide's biggest on Friday February 5. Adults can stay cool in leafy Open Gardens in Adelaide over the following two days, or indulge yourself with all things Italian at the Carnevale Festival. Food and wine lovers will also mark the Cellar Door Fest from the 26th to the 28th at the Convention Centre in their diaries

The exotic free Wunderkammer Exhibition finishes February 7, but if it has given you a taste for more then don't despair. The National Trust is hosting After-Life - Animal Stories from Beyond the Grave the following week at the iconic Z Ward for the Criminally Insane.

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Hidden Sounds From the Z Ward (Image Supplied)


Hidden Sounds from the Z Ward returns in March after its successful debut during the Festival of Architecture and Design. You will need to book early for this unique blend of music, architecture and food.

The popular Treasury Tunnels Tour is back on February 28, but you can try the new Escape Hunt Experience anytime - just grab some friends and book.

Finally, an old favourite for animal lovers: have you been see the dingo pups at Cleland Wildlife Park yet?

Other Things to See and Do in Adelaide

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Take the Horse Drawn Tram to Granite Island


There's lots of things to see and do south of Adelaide this month. Victor Harbor and the attractions of Granite Island have drawn visitors for decades. The Kaiki Walk on Granite Island is yet another reason to visit, and while you're there why not ride the Encounter Bikeway to Goolwa?

Writer Karen has found fun things to do in Goolwa including a Ghost Walk and an Art/Food Walk. A Nature Playspace will provide hours of fun for kids, and Karen recommends a visit to the Joyful Bellies on your return to Victor Harbor.
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Thanks for the shout out and you're welcome (I was away most of Feb and only just saw this now)! Glad you're back on board :)
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