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Top Free Things to Do in Adelaide - November 2016

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There's time to relax before the Christmas rush
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Free things to do at Pride Parade Adelaide


Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in November
November is the time to take a deep breath and relax. Luxuriate in the warmth, be lazy, and enjoy yourself. Christmas is coming, and the muted Muzak murmurs of Christmas carols in the background will soon be permeating your retail experience at an increasingly strident volume.

The early warning signs are there: Christmas decorations are going up, and the Christmas pageant and carols are already planned. Fortunately one writer has compiled a list of Christmas pageants in Adelaide so that you can find most of them easily.

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Opposition Leader Steven Marshall at the Feast Hub for the Feast Festival


Adelaide's Feast Festival has already kicked off with the biggest and most colourful Pride Parade yet, but there are plenty more fun things to do before it finishes on November 6. Drop by the Feast Hub in the city for a drink or to see an event, and don't miss the popular Picnic in the Park.

The Semaphore Street Fair on November 27 is another iconic family favourite, with a multitude of market stalls, free live entertainment, fun for kids, and all the excitement of the fair at Semaphore.

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Fun for Kids at the Semaphore Amusement Park


Lovers of fine food and wine will be found at the Bonjour Adelaide French Market on November 18-19. Unley will be packed with people looking for that special gastronomic experience that the French do so very well. And this year there's a bonus - the French Market has partnered with the Etsy Made Local Adelaide market too.

There's still time to catch the last of the free guided walks in the parklands in November, but book early to avoid disappointment.

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Handmade Crafts From Markets in Adelaide: Doorstops for Cat Lovers


What's On in Adelaide - Free Things to Do
With daylight saving comes the season of free outdoor cinema, and we've rounded up details of all the free outdoor movies in Adelaide in one place. The best part is that most of these free things to do come with entertainment and activities for kids, plus a selection of food trucks or vendors to keep your tummy happy.

There are some new markets in Adelaide this month, with some under cover. The Market on Flinders is a new market at a familiar location and held every weekend - more competition for the Market Shed on Holland. Another new market specialising in retro goods and antiques and collectables is the Wayville Market, open on Sundays and public holiday Mondays next to the Adelaide Showgrounds Farmers' Market.

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The Manoora Hall Twilight Market on November 4 is a chance to escape the city and see genuine country markets like you can find at Strathalbyn too.

Find lots of affordable Christmas gifts, artisan goods, and handmade jewellery closer to home at the Fullarton Christmas Craft Fair, the Red Umbrella Market at Goodwood, and the Lollipop Markets in Adelaide.

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Christmas is Coming - Say Hi to Santa


Later in November there's more retail therapy at the Adelaide Health and Wellness Market on the 26th, and the Organic Corner Store Twilight Markets the following day.

The event every child in Adelaide has been waiting for arrives on November 12, when Santa sweeps into town on his sleigh for the Christmas Pageant. It's a whole morning of fun for kids that they won't want to miss, but children south of Adelaide must wait another week for the City of Onkaparinga Christmas Pageant.

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Humphrey Bear Will Be Fun for Kids at the Festival of Marmalade


The National Trust are holding Adelaide's first Festival of Marmalade on November 20 at Beaumont House. With Humphrey B Bear on hand there will be plenty of activities for kids, while the rest of us tuck into our favourite breakfast spread, browse market stalls, and enjoy the live entertainment.

Residents north of Adelaide don't despair - the Playford Alive community fun day happens the same weekend if the Festival of Marmalade is too far away.

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Fun Things to Do and See at Maker Faire Adelaide


Not Free, but Fun Things to Do
Maker Faire Adelaide is back this year - even bigger and better than before. Don't miss this fabulous expo of gadgets and goodies on November 6 at the former Mitsubishi Tonsley, now a high tech hub.

Go fishing to fight cancer, head to Gumeracha for a Show and Shine, or see the Whole Life Expo - just some of the fun things to do in Adelaide this month.

Adelaide Showgrounds will be a riot of colour and fantasy for Supanova Adelaide, but if you prefer more traditional costumes the National Trust's Dressmaker Costume Exhibition at Ayers House Museum could be your thing.

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Martin Haese, Dannii Minogue & Robert Simms on the New Rainbow Walk in Adelaide


Other Exciting Things to See and Do in Adelaide
We've got new food and wine reviews for Sunny's Shop specialising in Asian street food, get a sneak peek at Pera Kahve Cafe selling authentic Turkish food at Glenelg, experience food with a Polish twist at Borsch Cafe in the city, or let Graham guide you to the best cuisine in Prospect.

After all the indulgent dining, browse a range of walks for every occasion to help your waistline. One of the fun things to do in Adelaide is to just get away from everything - if you do, you could try one of the Yangie Bay walks.

If you need an excuse to escape the city to the beautiful Limestone Coast attractions, there is a new exhibition opening at the Beachport Old Wool and Grain Store Museum. The exhibition tells the story of the railway line from Beachport to Mount Gambier and how it helped both towns to prosper. Read about it here.
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Thanks as always Dave for the round up.
Looking forward to the Festival of Marmalade.
Also be on the lookout for the Willunga Christmas Tree Festival which is on November 26 & 27. Miss it and you'll have to wait a whole year. A Bush Christmas theme. https://www.facebook.com/WillungaChristmasTreeFestival/
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