What better way to make the most of daylight saving and Adelaide's fantastic February weather than a garden festival with free fringe shows and kid's entertainment? Even better, add gourmet food and drinks from Adelaide's favourite food truck team, Fork on the Road and a licenced bar with local beers, wines, spirits and ciders.
The beautiful Civic Park at Modbury hosts all kinds of cool events on its grassy green slopes and after the success of previous years, it makes sense that Summer Garden Festival is back for 2020! The shows are all free, so bring the family down to enjoy a piece of the Fringe without hurting the wallet. There'll be 35 performances across three arena's and there's bound to be something for everyone!
Fork on the Road is bringing 30 food and drink vendors to the festival and thanks to The Grove, there'll be a wide selection of beers from Mismatch Brewing, Pirate Life and The Hills Cider Company, wines from Bird in Hand and Paracombe (just up the road!), gin from the Adelaide Hills and frozen slushies.
The main music stage program kicks off at 12.30 pm with a line-up of talented and entertaining local artists and as the sun sets, headliners Gospo Collective and Werk will kick the party into overdrive. Gospo Collective brings a modern take on joyful gospel sounds while Werk is described as a killer late-night party with some excellent acrobatics.
The Street Theatre Lawn shows are on between 1 pm and 7 pm and will feature Charlie Caper, the Mr Spin Show, The Iron Maiden, Sven from Sweden and Lisa Lottie.
Cirque Nocturne's fire artists deftly manipulate an amazing array of fire props to dance with the fire as they rove around the park. The Pocket is a small Fringe Hub style tent. Its intimate theatre atmosphere will play host to shows every half hour between 12.45 pm and 8.45 pm. Come and enjoy a short show from Vaudeville in a Suitcase, Miss Match, Dr Rube's Flea Circus and Rogan Josh.
Free children's craft workshops will be held in the 'craft corner' tent between 12:30 pm and 7 pm.