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Fringe Opening Weekend 2017

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Special free events for the grand opening weekend
This weekend the Adelaide Fringe Festival begins and it is bigger and better than ever. Perhaps it has even got a little too big. Here in Adelaide, we have the second biggest Fringe festival in the world, next to famous Edinburgh Fringe. We are very fortunate that many artists and performers travel here to show us their talents and entertain us. Thankyou.

Adelaide Fringe - Illuminart, Digital Walls,
A view of last years illuminated building on North Terrace. Image by Out and About.

Head down to Ebenezer Place of Rundle Street in the City for the best night market of the year. Plenty of artisan stalls, food and drinks to kick off the weekend. On Friday and Saturday nights from 5 pm to 10.30pm.

From 8pm on Friday night before the Parade, held on the lawns of the SA Museum, on North Terrace. This traditional ceremony will pay respect to the land the Fringe events will be held on. All welcome to watch this special free event.

On Saturday 18th, the night will come alive with 80 illuminated floats. Start off with a stop at the night market, then find a spot along the route. There will be pre- parade entertainment on the route from 7.30pm and the parade begins at 8,30pm. The city will be busy for the biggest arts parade in the country with 1800 people participating in the event to entertain us.

Adelaide Fringe box office, tickets
Looking for this? The Fringe Box Office is not in Rundle Mall this year. Locations are - Regent Arcade in the Mall, The East End of Rundle St in the park, Pinky Flat on War Memorial Drive, and HQ at 64 Fullarton Road, Norwood. Or book online and you can pick up your tickets up to one hour before the performance. Image by Out and About.

Don't even think about driving into the city on Parade night. There will be many road closures and bus stop changes. There will be a designated wheelchair viewing area at bus stop at G3 northside open from 7.30pm. Stay safe with young ones in the family zone between King William St and Kintore Avenue. You may sit both sides of North Terrace, but stay behind the blue line.The route will follow North Terrace from King William to Frome Road.
Toilets will be open in the Art Gallery and at Uni SA buildings.

Adelaide Fringe - Illuminart, Digital Walls,
Stand and stare at the fun illuminations on our cultural buildings. Image by Out and About.

For three nights this year, only over the opening weekend, you better be quick or you will miss it. Last year the illuminated buildings along North Terrace were spectacular and so much fun to see. This interactive sound and light show by "Illuminart", will see our main cultural buildings along North Terrace lit up from 8.30pm to midnight, but it's all over come Sunday night.

Start walking at either end of North Terrace and walk to see SA Museum, The State Library and Uni SA.

Adelaide Fringe - Illuminart, Digital Walls,
Digital Walls is only on for three nights so get into town this weekend. Image by Out and About.
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Why? It's our party so enjoy.
When: Friday 17th to Sunday 19th February, 2017
Where: These opening weekend events are all in the Adelaide CBD
Cost: All these events are free.
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