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Top Free Things to Do in Adelaide - January 2017

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by Dave Walsh (subscribe)
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Things to See and Do: Tour Down Under 2017


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.

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Free Outdoor Cinema and Fun for Kids in January


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.

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BBQ Chicken on the Charcoal Grill


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.

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Traditional Lebanese Food at the Al Salam Festival in Veale Gardens


Head to the Goolwa Wharf for free fun on January 27, and Veale Gardens in the south parklands will be packed for the free Al Salam Festival on January 28. Don't miss the awesome variety of Middle Eastern food there!

The Adelaide Hills are one of the best places to stay cool in January, and there are many free things to do. I love the Aldgate Valley Nature Walk, and enjoying the wildlife in Woorabinda Lake Reserve.

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Stay Cool at Frank Smith Park & Wetlands


Closer to Adelaide the Frank Smith Park and Wetland in the Adelaide Hills at Coromandel Valley is dog friendly, if you want to bring your best friend. Of course it's fun for kids too, with a playground and plenty of places for nature play in the park.

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Ticket Office at Milang Railway Museum


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.

The Platform One Heritage Farm Railway is fantastic fun for kids in the Adelaide Hills, and just the place to have a children's birthday party. On the lovely Limestone Coast stop at the new Beachport Museum railway exhibition to see the old photos.

Most local councils offer fun things to do for kids in January, or you can let your children use their imagination at the Wacky Wire Critterbugs workshop.

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Limestone Coast Attractions: Enjoy the Sunset at Robe Beach


Other Exciting Things to See and Do in Adelaide
Here's our bucket list of things to see and do in January - there's fun things to do for all ages here.

stay cool with a chilled gin at the Howling Owl
treat yourself to some chocolate luxury in Adelaide
Take the kids to St Kilda adventure playground, tram museum and mangrove walk
stay a day and explore the Peterborough attractions

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Terowie - Ghost Town in South Australia


take a day to explore Old Tailem Town
be romantic in Lover's Lane at Aldgate Creek in the Adelaide Hills
listen to the birds at Aldinga Washpool

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Travel in Time to a Corner Store at Old Tailem Town


walk with the wildflowers at Carrickalinga
lose yourself in the Mount George Conservation Park
picnic in the gardens at Carrick Hill
go bird watching in our new national park

See here for many more ideas how to escape the city for a good time this month.
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Your Comment
Where will that delicious 'BBQ Chicken on the Charcoal Grill' feature (got our mouths watering)???!!!
by Jenny (score: 3|1561) 173 days ago
Incredible resource and recommendations Dave, thanks for the article.
by Reductio ad absurdum (score: 2|138) 165 days ago
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