As the weather slowly cools, ochre-coloured leaves will fall from the trees. March madness will subside as the Adelaide Festival and Fringe finish for another year. The transition from summer to winter welcomes to Adelaide the season of autumn.
If you are looking for things to do during March, April and May, the search is over. Have your diary handy, here is a collection of some of the enjoyable activities, outings and events that Adelaide has to offer during autumn 2013.
• Turner from the Tate: The Making of a Master Friday February 8-Sunday May 19, 2013 Experience the atmospheric images captured by the master of light and landscape at the Turner from the Tate exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Adult tickets cost $25, concession $20, students $10, and can purchased at the Gallery Shop or from Bass.
Peace - Burial at Sea,1842, J.M.W Turner (Wikimedia Commons)
The Festival of History at Old Reynella is a fun and informative event with battle re-enactments, model wars, history displays, street parade, weapon demonstrations and a costume dinner. Most events are free, while others will accept a gold coin donation. Vist the Festival of History website for more information.
• Alliance Francaise French Film Festival Tuesday March 19-Sunday April 7, 2013 The Alliance Francaise French Film Festival is the biggest foreign film event in Australia and features 43 of the finest films from France in the last year. Screenings take place at Palace Nova Eastend and tickets are on sale now. Adults tickets cost $19.50, there are group discounts and multi-passes available.
• Beachfest 2013 Saturday March 23, 2013 Jimmy Barnes will rock Beachfest 2013. Joining him at the South Adelaide Football Club concert are Jon Stevens, The Black Sorrows, Ross Wilson and Swanee. Beachfest tickets cost $89.95 and proceeds support Surf Life Saving South Australia.
*Don't forget about Earth Hour on Saturday March 23, 8.30-9.30pm. Turn your lights off for an hour to show your support for the environment and help reduce global warming.*
• Easter Long Weekend Friday March 29-Monday April 1, 2013 Between Easter eggs and hot cross buns, there will be lots to do over the Easter long weekend. Take your pick from this list of 11 Excellent Easter Events in SA.
• Barossa Vintage Festival Saturday March 30-Sunday April 7, 2013
Celebrate local art, music, literature, heritage, food and wine at the Barossa Vintage Festival. The free opening day Carnival at Seppeltsfield Winery will be a lot of fun for the whole family with performances, entertainment, and activities.
• Counting Crows Concert Saturday April 6, 2013 See Counting Crows perform 'Mr Jones', and other classic songs, during their highly acclaimed live show at Her Majesty's Theatre. General Admission tickets cost $102.40 from Bass.
• Kangaroo Island Feastival Thursday April 25-Tuesday April 30, 2013 It will be a feast for the senses, but mostly the belly, with a series of wine and dining events held around Kangaroo Island. Let your taste buds enjoy the best of Kangaroo Island, while you explore the beautiful natural surroundings during the Kangaroo Island Feastival.
• Gumeracha Medieval Fair Saturday May 4-Sunday May 5, 2013
Step back in time at the Gumeracha Medieval Fair. There will be medieval-themed musicians, dancers, markets and food. Highlights include the trebuchet, sword fights, falconer and costume competitions. Adults tickets to the Gumeracha Medieval Fair cost $15, concession $10 and children $5.
• Stirling Autumn Garden Festival Sunday May 5, 2013
Visit Stirling for the popular Autumn Garden Festival. From 10am-4pm, celebrate glorious gardens and outdoor living. Entry is free and it will be a great chance to see the amazing colours of the autumn leaves.
• Adelaide Botanic Garden Guided Walk Daily
See the effect autumn has on the Adelaide Botanic Garden during a free guided walk. The 90 minute walk will discuss seasonal interests, sculptures and heritage buildings. During autumn, the walk begins at 10.30am daily (excluding Good Friday) from the Adelaide Botanic Garden Visitor Information Centre at Schomburgk Pavilion.
There you have 12 great activities, outings and events to keep you entertained this autumn. If that is not enough, head to the Adelaide Showground, where there is much fun to be had most weekends. With craft, animals, roller derby and much more, there really is something for everyone. Choose from these Awesome Autumn Events at the Adelaide Showground.