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Come and enjoy a night out on the town
It is no secret that the East End of Adelaide is a hot spot and the place to be seen during the summer months. The nights are warm (or hot lately!) and the days are longer with daylight savings. This enables us to have a variety of excellent and unique eateries and bars.
East End Unleashed will be on from 15th February through until 16th March 2019. It is the perfect opportunity to choose different foods you may like to eat and the atmosphere at the establishments and festival is both inviting and pleasant.
During this time, there will be more people in this area than there normally is and Adelaide's Rundle Street will be closed to vehicle traffic. Eating on the streets will go later than normal trading hours and most cafes and restaurants will stay open until around midnight. This will happen between East Terrace and Frome Road, as well as Vardon Avenue and Ebenezer Place. In case you are driving in, you can see the full list of street closures at this link.
You can have a meal under the stars at some of the East End's best cafes and restaurants and then perhaps wander along Rundle Street and through the interesting and alive laneways. This whole area will have roving street performers, the Ebenezer Night Markets and events that are associated with the Adelaide Fringe festival.
Designers are able to create their own animation for the Rundle Lantern which is a 1066 square metre illuminated digital screen. This screen is 100 per cent carbon neutral and then on weekends during summer, the street becomes a market! The Rundle Lantern is an amazing creation which attracts both locals and tourists to the area. It is attached to the Adelaide City Council's Rundle Street UPark and it goes across almost 40% of the building. It is a nine storey lantern which is made up of 748 square panels activated by an LED system. As most of us know by now, the lantern works every night from dusk till midnight and even later when there is a special event on.
The lantern's LEDs use 90% less energy and the bulbs last around 100 times that of a conventional bulb. As well as looking spectacular, the angled panelling provides ventilation throughout the floors of the UPark building.
Not sure where to dine? Check out some of the best eats on Rundle Street here.
Try and get down here at least once for a good family evening of food, entertainment and fun.