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Port Adelaide Wooden & Heritage Boat Festival

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Historic Port Adelaide Showcases BOATFEST
Port Adelaide is a historic area of South Australia. Before any European travellers marked out the area for settlement or trade, the land was covered with mangrove swamps and tidal mud flats. The entrance of the waterways, the Port River was first reported in 1831. In late 1836, Colonel William Light began exploring the area and hence decided on a colony for the South Australian Port. Amid strong opposition, it was his decision to keep the Port and Adelaide separate due to lack of fresh water at the time in the Port.

Outdoors, Port Adelaide, Near Adelaide, Festivals, Free, Music, Attractions, History, Things to Do
Photo Courtesy Port Adelaide Wooden & Heritage Boat Festival


Port Adelaide is lavished with historic 19th-century buildings every way you walk and is home to some of the finest ships in the State. There is so much to offer a tourist in exploring the area.

On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October 2018, the Port Adelaide Wooden & Heritage Boat Festival will be held within the historic inner harbour from 10.00am to 4.00pm each day. You will be able to see a large collection of beautiful boats from sails boats large and small, to rugged working boats and incredibly detailed model boats. As well, the festival will give you the opportunity to taste a variety of incredible food and listen to live music and entertainment. Along with displays and demonstrations throughout the two-day event, there will be something for everyone with street markets, kids' activities, steam engines, art and open days at the Museum.

Outdoors, Port Adelaide, Near Adelaide, Festivals, Free, Music, Attractions, History, Things to Do
Photo courtesy of Port Adelaide Wooden & Heritage Boat Festival


This event is hosted by Pasc Boat Festival. If you would like more information, please log onto their Facebook page.
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Why? A Festival for Boat Lovers & Enthusiasts
When: 13-14 October 2018
Phone: Via Facebook
Where: Inner Harbour, Port of Adelaide
Cost: Free
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