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With the Federal election looming on September 7 it seems that we don't hear about anything else at the moment, but luckily there are ways to avoid it all.
Now that spring has arrived, we have a whole new range of things to do in Adelaide - both outdoors and indoors, and many of them are free! Of course some that aren't free will be essential to do anyway for most families, like the Royal Show.
One place I particularly like to visit in spring is Semaphore - you can beat the rush of families that inundate it on holdays and weekends, and there are heaps of things to do and see.
If you have kids then the amusement park is a no-brainer with its unique old carousel celebrating its 75th birthday this year.
If the beachfront isn't your thing, then explore Semaphore Road with it's quirky shops, wonderful old pubs, and enough food variety to keep the most fussy eaters happy. And of course you can see some other weird things too if you want to stray off the main drag.
Happy Herbs - One of the Quirky Shops in Semaphore
But read on. Check out what the rest of Adelaide has to offer - Semaphore will still be there when you want it!
What is On in Adelaide - Free Events
This Ute is the Right Vintage for Bay to Birdwood
The colourful Bay to Birdwood parade is back on again on September 29 to delight motoring enthusiasts. It's great fun to just picnic somewhere roadside and watch the cars drive by. If you do go to Birdwood, avoid the traffic and drive back through Mount Torrens on the Onkaparinga Scenic Drive.
For anyone interested in art August was a wonderful month to enjoy the multitude of art exhibitions in the SALA Festival. You will need to travel to the Flinders Ranges to enjoy the free art exhibitions in A Brush with Art from September 7 until October 7, but it is a fantastic time to be up there and enjoy its natural beauty. If you can't travel so far, you may want to see some alternative art here.
In Adelaide during September you can contemplate the clash between males' body image and self esteem in the new art exhibition Male; Real/Ideal Art Exhibition at The Mill. It's very thought provoking, and the first of a series - highly recommended!
Among the best free events this month is the Moon Lantern Festival at Elder Park. It's a combination of markets, a food festival like Fork on the Road, and culminates with the Parade at dusk followed by a huge fireworks display. An event that everyone in the family will enjoy!
The free Victor Harbour Rock 'n' Roll Festival on September 14-15 doesn't just pull in the party people, but is also a top opportunity to check out historic vehicles on display too. If you're keen you can check out the cavalcade of vehicles before leaving the McLaren Vale Information Centre.
While you're in Victor Harbour take a walk at The Bluff - it's a good way to fix a hangover if you partied too much the night before. And on the way back call in at scenic Hindmarsh Falls - it's a pleasant way to break the journey and make the drive safer.
The new East End Providore has been creating a buzz in that part of town lately, and it's well placed if you want to get out and have a picnic in the parklands. Pop in and drool at the display of gourmet goodies, then swing by the East End Cellars for some liquid refreshment before stepping across East Terrace for a lazy afternoon. Will anyone notice that you're not back at work?
There is even a disused gold mine, but that isn't open to the public at the moment. However check out the free Barossa Goldfields Walk - it sounds like a good excuse to visit and replenish your cellar too.