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Every May, South Australia celebrates its rich heritage with a month long history festival featuring events right across the state. There's heaps happening in the Adelaide CBD and here's some of the highlights! For a broader view, check out this article.

Discover the stories and sights of the city through a range of FREE tours, presentations, concerts and exhibitions. Unearth the lost cinemas of Rundle and Hindley Streets, hear the beautiful Adelaide Town Hall organ in action and explore the history of the Adelaide Central Market with a goodie bag in tow and plenty more!

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Week 1 Events

27 April - 3 May Monday 29 April, 11am 12pm Adelaide Town Hall Tour in Russian (Guided tour)

Monday 29 April, 10am 11am Adelaide Town Hall Tour (Guided tour)

Tuesday 30 April, 1pm 2:30pm Lost Cinemas of Rundle and Hindley Streets (Guided tour)

Wednesday 1 May, 2pm - 3:30pm Safeguard Your Snaps One-on-One - Nth Adelaide Library (Talks/Presentations)

Thursday 2 May, 10am and 2:30pm If the Stalls Could Talk: A Guided Tour of the Adelaide Central Market (Guided tour)

Thursday 2 May, 2pm - 3:30pm Safeguard Your Snaps One-on-One - City Library (Talks/Presentations)

Thursday 2 May, 5pm 6:30pm Lost Cinemas of Rundle and Hindley Streets (Guided tour)

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Week 2 Events

Sunday 5 May, 2pm 4pm The City of Adelaide Band Free Community Concert (Concert)

Monday 6 May, 10am 11am Adelaide Town Hall Tour (Guided tour)

Monday 6 May, 11am 12pm Adelaide Town Hall Tour in Mandarin (Guided tour)

Tuesday 7 May, 11am 12pm A Q&A: Forgotten Founders of the State of South Australia (Talks/Presentations)

Wednesday 8 May, 11:15am 11:55pm and 1pm 1:40pm The Architect of Adelaide: Colonel William Light (Talks/Presentations)

Wednesday 8 May, 2pm - 3:30pm Safeguard Your Snaps One-on-One - Nth Adelaide Library (Talks/Presentations)

Thursday 9 May, 10am and 2:30pm If the Stalls Could Talk: A Guided Tour of the Adelaide Central Market (Guided tour)

Thursday 9 May, 11:15am 12pm and 1pm 1:45pm Architecture of Adelaide Town Hall Square (Guided tour)

Thursday 9 May, 2pm - 3:30pm Safeguard Your Snaps One-on-One - City Library (Talks/Presentations)

Friday 10 May, 10am-12pm Heritage Incentives Scheme: Celebrating 30 Years of Success (Guided tour)

Friday 10 May, 11:15am 11:55pm and 1pm 1:40pm Council Chamber Ghosts (Talks/Presentations)

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Week 3 Events

Saturday 11 May, 12pm 1:30pm Lost Cinemas of Rundle and Hindley Streets (Guided tour)

Tuesday 14 May, 10am - 12pm Heritage Incentives Scheme: Celebrating 30 Years of Success (Guided tour)

Tuesday 14 May, 11:15am 11:55pm and 1pm 1:40pm The Architect of Adelaide: Colonel William Light (Talks/Presentations)

Wednesday 15 May, 11:15am 12pm and 1pm 1:45pm Architecture of Adelaide Town Hall Square (Guided tour)

Wednesday 15 May, 12:30pm 1:30pm Adelaide Town Hall: Free Organ Concert with Colin Andrews (Concert)

Wednesday 15 May, 2pm 3pm A Museum's Memories of a Nation (Talks/Presentations)

Wednesday 15 May, 2pm - 3:30pm Safeguard Your Snaps One-on-One - Nth Adelaide Library (Talks/Presentations)

Thursday 16 May, 10am and 2:30pm If the Stalls Could Talk: A Guided Tour of the Adelaide Central Market (Guided tour)

Thursday 16 May, 11:15am 11:55pm and 1pm 1:40pm Council Chamber Ghosts (Talks/Presentations)

Thursday 16 May, 2pm - 3:30pm Safeguard Your Snaps One-on-One - City Library (Talks/Presentations)

Friday 17 May, 11:15am 11:55pm and 1pm 1:40pm Adelaide: Our Namesake (Talks/Presentations)

Friday 17 May, 1pm 3pm Then and Now: North Adelaide (Talks/Presentations)

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Week 4 Events

Sunday 19 May, 4pm 5:30pm Lost Cinemas of Rundle and Hindley Streets (Guided tour)

Monday 20 May, 10am 11am Adelaide Town Hall Tour (Guided tour)

Monday 20 May, 11am 12pm Adelaide Town Hall Tour in Mandarin (Guided tour)

Wednesday 22 May, 2pm - 3:30pm Safeguard Your Snaps One-on-One - Nth Adelaide Library (Talks/Presentations)

Wednesday 22 May, 11:15am 11:55pm and 1pm 1:40pm Council Chamber Ghosts (Talks/Presentations)

Thursday 23 May, 10am and 2:30pm If the Stalls Could Talk: A Guided Tour of the Adelaide Central Market (Guided tour)

Thursday 23 May, 11:15am 11:55pm and 1pm 1:40pm Adelaide: Our Namesake (Talks/Presentations)

Thursday 23 May, 2pm - 3:30pm Safeguard Your Snaps One-on-One - City Library (Talks/Presentations)

Friday 24 May, 10am-12pm Heritage Incentives Scheme: Celebrating 30 Years of Success (Guided tour)

Friday 24 May, 11:15am 11:55pm and 1pm 1:40pm The Architect of Adelaide: Colonel William Light (Talks/Presentations)

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Week 5 Events

Sunday 26 May, 3pm 4pm Who Lived in the Buxton Street Houses: If Walls Could Talk (Talks/Presentations)

Tuesday 28 May, 10am - 12pm Heritage Incentives Scheme: Celebrating 30 Years of Success (Guided tour)

Tuesday 28 May, 10am - 12pm Aboriginal Cultural and Political History in Adelaide (Talks/Presentations)

Tuesday 28 May, 11:15am 11:55pm and 1pm 1:40pm Council Chamber Ghosts (Talks/Presentations)

Wednesday 29 May, 11:15am 11:55pm and 1pm 1:40pm Adelaide: Our Namesake (Talks/Presentations)

Wednesday 29 May, 2pm - 3:30pm Safeguard Your Snaps One-on-One - Nth Adelaide Library (Talks/Presentations)

Thursday 30 May, 11:15am 11:55pm and 1pm 1:40pm The Architect of Adelaide: Colonel William Light (Talks/Presentations)

Thursday 30 May, 2pm - 3:30pm Safeguard Your Snaps One-on-One - City Library (Talks/Presentations)

Friday 31 May, 12:30pm - 1:30pm Author Talk: A History of South Australia (Talks/Presentations)

There's heaps more to see and do as part of the festival with many exhibitions and attractions open all month long. There's also free concerts and plenty of self-guided tours you can take.

Please note events are selling/booking out FAST!

Check out this article for more about South Australia's History Festival.

For a full list of City of Adelaide event descriptions visit www.cityofadelaide.com.au/historyfestival.
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Why? Celebrate our rich history
When: 27th April - 31st May
Where: The city of Adelaide
Cost: Free and ticketed
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