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Top Free Things to Do in Adelaide - September
Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood Hosts a SALA Festival Tour of Street Art in Adelaide
With spring nearly here the days are getting warmer, and people are thinking of doing things outdoors again. I can tell - my readership drops in the middle of winter while everyone stays indoors!
But as August peters out there's still time to catch its last free things to do in Adelaide's CBD. The SALA Festival finishes on August 24, and you can catch free activities for kids and toddlers at A Little Day Out in Victoria Square on August 30, or enjoy Chesslife free family entrtainment on North Terrace on August 31.
The Moon Lantern Festival is on a Monday this year, but many schools will be joining in the fun activities for kids in Elder Park during the afternoon. Luckily if you're working the Moon Lantern Parade doesn't start till dusk, and is followed by a magnificent fireworks display.
We're remembering the centenary of the start of World War 1 this year, and there's a free historical re-enactment to commemorate the raising of South Australia's First AIF contingent. It's being held at the Morphettville Racecourse and in Glenelg - find out more here.
Fitness lovers will want to take advantage of the free Breathe Adelaide yoga festival in Victoria Square, while if you weren't sated by the SALA Festival check out this free art exhibition at Willunga.
Coinciding with the Bay to Birdwood Run on September 28, the Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs is holding its Motorfest 2014. There's a mix of free things to do in Adelaide and surrounding areas, together with some events where you will need to pay.
Not Free, but Fun Things to Do
Some Things Change Little at the Royal Adelaide Show
This year the OzAsia Festival highlights our sister state Shandong Province in China, and brings a huge choice of what to do in Adelaide this month. Free workshops and activities for kids compete with pricier performances, and even a glamorous feast hosted by celebrity chefs.
Of course September in Adelaide would not be complete without the Royal Show, and Adelaide kids have the chance to watch pigs put on some prize performances too.
The National Railway Museum is holding a special weekend event - the Steampunk Expo which will appeal to more than just railway fans. There are special displays including the brilliant Archer's Arcadia, and entry fees are discounted too.
It's nearly time to plant summer vegie crops again, and the Diggers' shop in the Botanic Gardens has some workshops to help you get it right. Less active gardeners may prefer to check out the Wirrapunga Gardens Open Days.
While I like to sprinkle my guide on what to do in Adelaide with lots of outdoor fun things to do such as Nature Play, one of our new writers has recognised that we have a few bar flys among us. Check out her guide to Adelaide's Best Known Little Bars, although I notice that she hasn't found the Jade Monkey yet!
Laneway Learning Adelaide also wants to entice you inside cafes and bars for inexpensive training courses on a variety of topics. But if you prefer to be outdoors as spring wakens our parks, check out Amber's Trail in the Black Hill Conservation Park.
Nature Play Week in South Australia is coming soon, running from September 27 until October 4. Nature Play helps to keep kids healthier and happier by encouraging families to get outdoors, enjoy the natural environment, and find activities for kids that stimulate their senses. Look out for a range of free events and activities coming during Nature Play Week.
Kids Play on a Billy Cart (Courtesy Museum Victoria)