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Dance to the Free Live Music at Indofest Adelaide 2016


Indofest Adelaide is back for its ninth year in 2016, showcasing the best of Indonesian food and culture in Adelaide. This free festival is part of the fabulous OzAsia Festival and takes place in the North Terrace cultural precinct, between the State Library SA and the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Last year more than ten thousand people crammed into the old precinct around the Migration Museum to enjoy Indofest. It was a spectacular and colourful family day of fun things to do, with a huge range of market stalls and tasty traditional Indonesian food from pop up stalls.

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Taste Traditional Indonesian Food at Indofest



This year Indofest Adelaide will be much bigger and better. Artistic Director Brett Calliss says "Free workshops and interactive demonstrations will allow the whole family to learn new artistic skills, and those interested in music and dance will have the opportunity to participate in performance workshops only to be found at Indofest Adelaide 2016. Come along and discover how Batik fabric is made or learn how to write in one of Indonesia's ancient scripts. Bring the family to learn a dance from Sumatra, or play along in a West Javanese music group."

The Indofest festival is aimed at the whole family with a special focus on dedicated areas with free activities for kids and their families. Learn to make traditional kites and toy horses, and how to play traditional percussion music at the Angklung Jam Session.

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Free Activities for Kids in the Children's Zone


This year's Indofest will bring food to the forefront of the festival in a mini pasar (market) in the Prince Henry Gardens on North Terrace in Adelaide. The street market stalls are serving traditional as well as modern takes on Indonesian favourites, with rich regional cuisines from across the archipelago. Try popular traditional food such as satay or rendang, or modern cuisine including braised beef cheek with crispy kafir lime in coconut curry, nasi lalapan with sambal olek, grilled salmon with coconut sambal and watermelon salad from Fish Head.

Keen cooks and chefs can learn how to make some of Indonesia's best dishes at cooking demonstrations at Indofest Adelaide, or at the Central market on September 16, and Foodland Frewville and Pasadena during September.

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Learn How to Cook Traditional Indonesian Food


The State Library of SA are joining the Indofest party with Indonesian craft and artisanship displays and live demonstrations (if the government's savage budget cuts haven't hit first). Over at the Art Gallery of South Australia see live performances of regional music and dance at the Radford Auditorium.

The shopaholics among us will find plenty to look for in the market stalls from Batik House, Bali Harley, Bali Weddings, Schools of Languages ,with tables along the Old Armoury Building veranda selling handmade jewellery, handbags and accessories, massages, and more.

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Buy Handmade Gifts at Indofest Adelaide Market Stalls


The full program will be released soon on the Indofest Adelaide website, or you can choose to be titillated by a drip feed of news on their Facebook page and Twitter feeds.

This fun day of free things to do in Adelaide is something all the family will enjoy, especially with the creative hands on activities for kids. My advice is
come early
come hungry
be ready to dance and party!

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Fun Things to Do for Everyone at Indofest 2016


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Why? Celebrate the food and culture of Indonesia with this day of free things to do.
Where: Between the State Library and Art Gallery of South Australia
Cost: Free
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