I am a writer living in Adelaide. I love food and travel.
Be part of the festival even if you're not a cycling buff
When you think of the Tour Down Under, you immediately relate it to a cycling race - and of course, you are not wrong. The Tour Down Under is a festival of cycling held around South Australia during the month of January every year. However, did you know that there are so much more on offer - other than cycling events - at the Adelaide tour village, as well as in other locations, throughout the festival? Here's just some of the non-cycling events for you to consider.
Enjoy free breakfast and local entertainment in Hahndorf and Nairne on Thursday the 16th and Saturday the 18th respectively. A free community BBQ will also be held in Murray Bridge on Friday the 17th.
See Simon Bryant prepare dishes using local regional produce at the Adelaide tour village. These daily cooking demonstrations will show the versatility of cooking with gas.
Kids can explore common chemical reactions with cool experiments by STEMplaySA. They will also learn how to properly cook a BBQ during these daily sessions. And, on Sunday the 19th, there will be a family day filled with fun activities such as dunking tank, giant board games, water feature games, jumping castle, performances, face painting and bubble making show.
Further details about each of these events, and more, can be found on the Santos Tour Down Under website. So, even if you're not a cycling buff, do come and be part of the festival.