The Adelaide Fringe 2015 is one of the premium events in Adelaide with a program that is packed with performances every year. Last year we were so spoiled for choice that I found it quite difficult to choose which things to see, but it's always a plus to find free things to do in Adelaide during the festival.
The first of the free events is the spectacular sparkling Fringe Parade from North Terrace to Victoria Square, home of the Royal Croquet Club again this year. Held on the opening night Friday February 13, the Fringe parade starts at 8.30pm and it's an hour of colourful entertainment that delights the whole family.
The Fringe Funhouse in Rundle Mall is definitely the place to visit if you want a free taste of Fringe Festival shows. Every day during the festival there are free performances under the Gawler Place Canopy in Rundle Mall. If you like what you see, there's a ticket box located right there for you to book.
There are so many free things to do in Adelaide's Fringe that we have split them into categories for you. You're sure to find something to enjoy, leaving you some spare cash to spend at a starving performer's show.
A Free Concert From SA Police at Botanic Gardens Adelaide
Relax for a free romantic Evening Under the Stars on Valentines Day at Unley Soldiers Memorial Garden and Rotunda. It will be better than paying for an overpriced meal in a crowded restaurant!
On Saturday February 28 come to the lawns near the Adelaide Botanic Gardens restaurant for A Summer's Day Botanical. The renown band of the SA Police will present a free family concert of light classics and well known songs under the magnificent Moreton Bay fig trees - don't forget to bring your picnic baskets and a rug.
The Garden of Unearthly Delights is host to the BankSA Free Concert Series. The Garden is one of the best places to be during the Fringe - and they are all free events.
Take a day trip to the Fleurieu Peninsula for the free Fringe in Goolwa on Sunday March 8 - don't forget your sunscreen and swimwear.
The Adelaide Kustom Kulture Weekend will be a hit with a whole range of people, and it's free on Saturday and Sunday March 14-15 afternoon. Can you afford another tattoo?
Also on Sunday March 15 Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute presents their Spirit Festival 2015 showcasing the best of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance, music, workshops, and theatre.
On the festival opening night Peaches and Gin Burlesque will perform Cirque La Richmond free, followed by a DJ performing over the balcony of the Hotel Richmond, with a pop up bar in Rundle Mall to lubricate your thirst.