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Free Things to Do at the Adelaide Fringe

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Idolize at The Garden of Unearthly Delights


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.

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The Fringe Parade 2014


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.

All of the major Fringe Hubs have free stuff to enjoy, from the Garden of Unearthly Delights to the Science Exchange and the Salisbury Secret Garden. There are food trucks to tempt you with exotic street food, amusement rides for the kids, and market stalls at many venues - plenty to do before taking in a show.

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Have a Ball at Aqua Balls in the Garden of Unearthly Delights


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.

Free Concerts

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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.

Free Festivals

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Free Events at Tandanya Cultural centre


There are whole crowds of coffee lovers in Adelaide and they will be queueing to check out the flavours from more than 30 top baristas at the free
Double Shot! Coffee Fiesta on Sunday February 22.

Festival Hellenika 2015 on Sunday March 1 is a free opportunity to explore Greek music, dance, exhibitions, talks and workshops for young and old.

The free Waymouth Street Party on the afternoon of Friday March 6 will include roving performers, fantastic fresh local food, live entertainment and a party atmosphere. Hola!

There's more free stuff in Adelaide during the Fringe Street Theatre Festival from March 6-9 at various locations. See the link for details.

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Goolwa Hindmarsh Island Bridge


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.

Free Markets

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Market Stalls at Wild at Hart Market


Market stalls in Adelaide always attract crowds of people looking for bargains - and you have a choice of four free markets during Adelaide Fringe 2015:

Kid's Fringe at the Hart on Sunday February 22 at the fabulous new Wild at Hart Market in Port Adelaide

The ever popular Adelaide Night Market on Sunday February 22 will have free stuff with added Fringe Festival flair.

The Twilight Beach Front Market at Seacliff on Friday February 27 and March 27


The Fringe Festival will not be a good time to be thrifty at markets!

Free Performances

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Henley Square is Always Buzzing


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.

From February 20-22 catch the free Henley's a buzz with... Pocket, or alternatively try Circus in the Vines at Jacobs Creek Visitors Centre (meal not free).

Catch more free comedy with the Class Clowns SA State Final on March 12 and Deadly Funny 2015 on March 13 at Tandanya.

Free Music

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Try a Boutique Brew at the Lighthouse Inn


Back at the Garden of Unearthly Delights The Garden Sessions are tops for free local music on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Every Friday evening go people watching from The Balcony at Adelaide Town Hall while you catch free live local music and unwind from your working week.

Did you know that Port Adelaide's heritage pubs aren't just renown for their architecture? Find out why The Port Rocks free on February 22.
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