The month of May is synonymous with history
here in South Australia. More than 300 free events will be held around Adelaide and the regions to celebrate our past.
However, the festival
isn't just for history enthusiasts. There are history-related events focusing on music, sports, multiculturalism, books, art and food too. Some examples include the open day at Schmidt-Rodert Hof
where you'll get to experience baking day, the Begg Museum
showcasing all things orthodontics, the display of vestments and historic carved woodwork at St George the Martyr Anglican Church
, the St John Ambulance Musuem
exhibiting the wonders of first aid, the organ recital at St Georges Anglican Church
and the Port Willunga
Over the first two weekends, Adelaide streets will light up with a dynamic and playful street circus extravaganza
guaranteed to thrill audiences. You'll find a group of highly skilled acrobatic performers along Melbourne, O'Connell, Gouger and Grote Streets.
The city will also come alive when DreamBIG Children's Festival
presents its BIG Family Weekend
. You can expect heaps of exhibitions, installations, tours, performances and workshops suitable for kids of all ages. And, on Sunday the 21st, why not take a peek inside Government House
located just across the road!
If you'd rather not be in the city, then check out Glenelg North's William Kibby VC Veterans Shed
or the Pioneer Park
in Karoonda instead. Both are opening their doors to the public on the same day. A few days later is Uleybury School Museum
's turn to showcase its furnishings, photographs and memorabilia giving an insight into education from the past.
Do something different on Mother's Day weekend and join a guided tour
of Botanic Park's grey-headed flying fox colony. These incredible angels of the night fly out for their foraging adventures each evening. Remember though to bring a blanket or chair to sit on as you watch the fly-out. For a block party
, head to Harts Mill in Port Adelaide. There will be live music, food trucks, bars, roller skating, face painting and more. You don't need to spend a fortune to celebrate Mum.