The Tasting Australia food festival kicks off in the first week of May, setting the flavour of the month. Don't be fooled by the printed brochure which may leave you gasping at the prices to gourmandise with gusto at grand gastronomic events. Town Square in Victoria Square is where more affordable experiences can be found, and there are many free things to do in Adelaide and elsewhere in SA.
Fork on the Road, the travelling party arm of Renewal SA is coming to Victoria Square on Sunday May 1 with fine food and wine, you can follow a market trail at Adelaide Showground Farmers' Market or learn about food production at Losing the Plot. Head to the Tasting Australia website to search for all the free things to do with great food and wine.
The folk at SA Tourism were so busy with Tasting Australia they didn't attend the government's forum on increasing Heritage Tourism in South Australia. Despite SA Tourism's disinterest, South Australia's History Festival will be a massively popular event in May, showcasing our heritage with hundreds of fun things to do in SA. (NB not all free).
If you haven't made plans for Mothers' Day yet, then the National Trust Heritage Festival has some great ideas, including pampering her at Beaumont House. Early booking is recommended for all festival events to avoid disappointment.