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The Semaphore Street Fair is coming back to the sunny seaside suburb of Semaphore, hot on the heels of new arrival Semafest 2014.
As one of the most popular street parties in Adelaide, this free festival sees Semaphore Road closed to traffic from the Esplanade to Swan Terrace as thousands of people flock to the coast to enjoy the party atmosphere and fun things to do in Adelaide's western suburbs.
It's one of the family events Adelaide people love, with heaps of activities for kids. The Kids' Corner marquee has many free things to do for kids including clowns and performers on the entertainment stage, big bubbles, craft activities, and water play.
Lots of Fun Things to Do at the Semaphore Amusement Park
With the beach so close by it's handy for a quick swim if the weather is hot, or you can wander around the Semaphore amusement park on the foreshore where there are plenty of rides, the beautiful old carousel, and a water slide.
From the Semaphore foreshore along Semaphore Road there will be more than 170 market stalls set up as a Christmas Market with lots of goodies and treats to tempt you. It's a couple of weeks after the Christmas Pageant, so definitely time to start thinking about buying presents for friends and family. Roaming street performers will entertain the crowd with music and comedy, while a live music stage showcases a line-up of local South Australian bands and DJ's.
Semaphore restaurants are renowned for offering al fresco dining and a range of foods for all tastes, from fresh local fish to Tapas and Thai, while the Semaphore Palais offers quality pub food with beach front views.
Bring your pet along to the Pets on Sema4 pet parade, or check out the man cave show from the Pontiac Car Club. The Ladies Relax and Indulge area will host fashion parades, hair and beauty, massage, and readings, and you can find fresh produce from all around South Australia in the SA Produce Pavilion.
Other activities for kids and toddlers include face painters, bouncy castles, and of course the ever popular Semaphore to Fort Glanville railway ride along the beach front.
With many thousands of people going to the Semaphore Street Fair, parking close by will be at a premium. You can find $2 car parks near the Glanville railway station and at the Lefevre Peninsula Primary School, but for many people public transport will be a better alternative. There are plenty of buses servicing Semaphore, and the closest railway station is now at Glanville. Isn't it a pity that the train no longer goes along Semaphore Road, taking people almost all the way to the beach?
For more information about the fun things to do and activities for kids at the Semaphore Street Fair, head over to the website or Facebook page.
This huge street party is one of the family events Adelaide people have grown to love over more than nine years, so don't miss it this year! And if you need a bit of exercise after over indulging the tasty food, take a tour of some of the stranger structures of Semaphore and see how quirky this lovely little seaside suburb is.