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Published February 24th 2017
Autumn is awesome
Although summer might be almost over, autumn is starting to look just as awesome. Adelaide continues to bring joy with various events for all to enjoy. The first thing that usually comes to mind when you mention Adelaide and autumn in the same breath is Mad March. Crazy as it may be, Adelaide actually holds four major events pretty much concurrently over the period of a few weeks in the month of March. However, besides the Adelaide Fringe, WOMADelaide, Clipsal 500 Adelaide and Adelaide Festival, there are plenty of other events also happening throughout autumn. And I would like to focus on some of these 2017 autumn family events.
First and foremost you have two great opportunities to enjoy a day of fun and give back to the community at the same time. Muddy Puddles and The Epilepsy Centre will both be holding family fun day fundraisers. On Sunday 5 March, help Muddy Puddles connect children with rare bowel and/or bladder conditions, by riding miniature trains. On Sunday 26 March, help The Epilepsy Centre provide services to people living with epilepsy, by getting involved on National Epilepsy Awareness Day.
(image from Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas)
For cinema lovers, book your tickets now. Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinemas will be lighting up the movie screen from dusk between 9 March and 9 April. Event Cinemas will be featuring Peppa Pig as she makes her big screen debut in Australian cinemas on Sunday 12 March.
Over the Easter long weekend, Brick-A-Laide will be returning to Adelaide to showcase a range of LEGO brick creations by local and interstate builders. Over the April school holidays, The Australian Ballet's production of The Nutcracker will be coming to Adelaide to delight children as young as three years old.
For the more sporty type, you are in for a treat. On 4 and 25 March, Adelaide's Bouldering Club will be holding two-hour come and try sessions at its indoor gym in Thebarton. On 8 and 9 April, Macclesfield will be holding a gravity-powered race where billy carts, go-karts and g-bikes race downhill at high speeds. And last but not least, the City of Charles Sturt will be holding free school holiday sports program from 18 to 28 April.