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The food alone will be worth a look
Indonesian Dancers - Free Entertainment at Indofest
Indonesia is one of Australia's closest and most important neighbours, and Indofest 2015 celebrates the best of that cultural connection on the October long weekend.
On Monday October 5, Indofest 2015 will take over the cultural heart of Adelaide. The festival will blossom in the historic precinct bounded by the Migration Museum, the State Library, the South Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of South Australia. Surrounded by some the most historic and culturally buildings in Adelaide, visitors can explore the Indonesian Archipelago.
Great Food and Wine in Adelaide's Hidden Historical Precinct
There's fun things to do for everybody at this free festival. Be captivated by the culinary delights of Indonesian cuisine from the exotic Spice Islands available from a range of pop up food stalls. Learn how to make Indonesian food at home with free demonstrations in the cooking demonstration marquee. To whet your appetite, preview some of the deliciously colourful Indonesian food that will be available at Indofest 2015 on the Dapurkoe Facebook page.
Learn about traditional Indonesian crafts at Indofest. If you don't have the patience to do it yourself, then browse the market stalls showcasing Indonesian artisan goods including crafts, jewellery, textiles and furniture available for purchase on the day.
Try Indonesian Food and Learn Traditional Indonesian Crafts
There are fun things to do for all the family, including traditional and contemporary music and art workshops for young and old. Free live entertainment will be highlighted with a spectacular staged dance and musical performance program, and vibrant regional cultural performances.
On the main stage marquee in the Migration Museum courtyard you'll find performances by larger groups of musicians, actors and dancers. More intimate performances will be found at the Radford Auditorium in the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Dynamic street performers roving through the crowd will be thrilling entertainment for kids of all ages. A special children's entertainment area will let them play Indonesian children's games.
All the entertainment and fun things to do at Indofest 2015 are free of charge, although an optional gold coin donation at the festival entrance will be gratefully appreciated. For many people in Adelaide it will be there first visit to this historic cultural precinct, unless they have been on a Dark History Tour.
Indofest aims to introduce Indonesia to the South Australian public by showcasing a beautiful range of Indonesian art, dance, music, food and language. A range of other activities coinciding with Indofest are designed to encourage networking opportunities between Indonesian and Australian business and cultural groups. A Tourism Forum and VIP Dinner on October 6 will help to create these closer cultural ties between South Australia and Indonesia.
A Quaint Doorway in Adelaide's Historic Cultural Precinct
For full details about Indofest 2015 and associated events before and after the festival, see the Indofest website and Facebook page. With nearly 15,000 people visiting previous Indofest festivals, this free event is bound to be packed again this year. It starts at 12 noon and runs till 7pm, but don't leave it too late or the best food may have sold out.
Indofest 2015 is supported by Flinders University, the South Australian government, the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Adelaide City Council.