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Adelaide Zombie Walk 2019

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia.
Don't Miss The Last Zombie Walk
The Adelaide Zombie Walk is back in 2019, but sadly, it will be for the very last time. At the end of this year's walk, the zombies will crawl back into their hidey holes for all eternity! After 10 years and 11 Zombie Walks, it's time for walk organisers, Ann and Jason Bansemer, to hang up their zombie walking boots.

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Adelaide Zombie Walk (©paula mcmanus)

Ann and Jason took over the Adelaide Zombie Walk in 2009 and the numbers have grown over the years from just a few hundred zombies to more than 15,000 in 2018. The event has always been free for everyone to attend - with participants asked to bring a donation for Foodbank SA. It's a fun event that raises much-needed funds for the charity who help South Australians in need.

Zombies start arriving at 3 pm with lots of activities, food trucks, games, face painters and entertainment to keep everyone happily occupied until the big event at 7pm when there's a massive and spectacular zombie exodus through the east end of Adelaide.

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Adelaide Zombie Walk (©paula mcmanus)

As the sun goes down, a massive horde of bload-soaked zombies will leave Rundle Park for the very last time and will shuffle and moan their way through the city. The walk will loop back to East Terrace again where the party continues until 9 pm.

Despite the scary appearance, this walk is fun for all ages from 1 to 100. Come dressed as a zombie or just come along to watch! Spectators are most welcome - bring your camera and grab some shots of the most gruesome and fantastical costumes you'll ever see. With more than 15,000 zombies estimated to be at the walk, there will be plenty of cool shots to be snapped!

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Adelaide Zombie Walk (©paula mcmanus)

It really is fun to dress up and be part of the crowd. Buying a wristband helps to support their fundraising and also gives you entry into The Best Dressed Competition, which begins at 5pm. Throughout the day DJ JoSH Adelaide will keep everyone moving and shaking all day long.

In the 2018 Australia Day Awards, the Adelaide Zombie Walk was awarded "Community Event of the Year". It's a family-friendly, drug & alcohol-free event and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The walk follows a route that is approximately 1.7 kms long. The roads are closed to traffic - SAPOL and traffic marshalls ensure the safety of all walkers.

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Adelaide Zombie Walk (©paula mcmanus)

In our Festival State, known for the hundreds of amazing events held here each year, there is nothing that comes close to the uniqueness and creativity of the Adelaide Zombie Walk. This event will be sorely missed from the State's event calendar and I'm sure people will be talking about it for many years to come.

Thanks, Ann and Jason for giving us the Adelaide Zombie Walk! For all the latest info on this final Adelaide Zombie Walk, follow them on Facebook and PLEASE remember to bring along a donation for Foodbank SA

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Adelaide Zombie Walk (©paula mcmanus)
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Why? The Adelaide Zombie Walk is back in 2019, but sadly, it will be for the very last time. At the end of this years walk, the zombies will crawl back into their hidey holes for all eternity!
When: Saturday 12th October 2019
Where: Rundle Park, Adelaide
Cost: Free
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Congratulations winning second place!
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Congratulations on winning 2nd prize. It is well deserved.
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10 years is a valiant committment from the organisers.
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