Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in January 2017 The highlights of what's on in Adelaide in January must surely include the Australia Day celebrations in the City of Adelaide. Cheer as thousands of people and community groups entertain you in the Australia Day parade, then head to Elder Park for a free concert followed by a fiesta of fireworks at the River Torrens.
Beach lovers don't need to miss out on Australia Day fireworks at Semaphore, as there are free fireworks at 9.30pm for the Semaphore Summer Carnival.
Temperatures traditionally rise in Adelaide in January, and after our recent unseasonal rains things have been quite sweaty. Taking the No Pants Tram Ride is one way to stay cool and get a little extra ventilation where it's needed.
The Tour Down Under is a major Adelaide attraction bringing fun things to do in the city and the suburbs. It's a time when people all around South Australia dust off their bikes and rediscover how to make cycling fun. Lucky northern suburbs residents have special cycling activities for kids and families available every month.
For the rest of us that like to relax during the warmer months, Summer Sundays at Beaumont House is a hedonistic way to pass a pleasant afternoon with your choice of street food and wines, or Devonshire teas.
What's On in Adelaide - Free Things to Do In the lead up to mad March there are few festivals and free things to do in Adelaide, but families with children can enjoy free outdoor movies (most with activities for kids) as the sun goes down.
A rather different free outdoor cinema in the city will be more popular with younger people, and for a few dollars you get a teaser of Virtual Reality too.
Traditional Lebanese Food at the Al Salam Festival in Veale Gardens
Not Free, but Fun Things to Do
There's a bonanza of fun things to do for railway fans this month. For only a couple of dollars you can travel in time at Milang Railway Museum and drive their amazing train simulator, then play trains in the new Light Railway Centre.