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Many of us are breathing a long sigh of relief after mad March and its Fringe frenzy. So many choices and so little time!
It seems that even event planners have taken a little break too, as April is very light on for free events. I had to hunt heaps to find what to do in Adelaide that's free this month.
But don't be too disappointed there is plenty to keep you occupied and enjoying yourself. But do save some energy for next month, because About Time History Festival boasts literally hundreds of events during May, and many are free. Keep an eye out for the program!
Fork on The Road Lovers of good food in Adelaide will be delighted to hear that Fork on the Road food truck festival has continued past the end of the Adelaide Fringe.
After a huge event on Sunday March 17 at The Depot attended by around 10,000 people, Fork returns to Adelaide's parks on April 12 at Light Square for lunch and dinner service. Even if you don't work in the city, you needn't miss out on great grub.
Trace Your Family History The National Archives is putting on Shake Your Family Tree Day in April, something both parents and kids in Adelaide will find interesting. It will help you trace your ancestors and it's free, but book early.
Big Brother Housemate Hunt There are some people out there who get seriously addicted to TV's Big Brother, and what better way to follow it than from within the house? Why not have a go at auditioning for a part on April 11?
Oi You! Urban Art Festival
OK I can hear you sigh and pass this one up. But don't!
This Festival will be showing some of the world's best urban artists. Some of the images are brilliantly satirical - just take a look. They ask for a donation but hey, whatever.
The Leafy Sea Dragon Festival
While it has not previously been on my radar, I have to thank a fellow writer for covering this unique event. The Leafy Sea Dragon Festival article is worth reading for the beautiful photography alone.
Who knows, you may decide to go - Yankalilla is a lovely little town and well worth seeing.
If you have a few dollars to spare, it's much easier to choose something interesting from what is on in Adelaide. Here's my tips.
Mexican? Little Miss Mexico was supposed to be a pop-up bar and taqueria for the Fringe. Many of us didn't think it would close - and it hasn't.
LMM have not announced how long their licence extension covers, but with nearly 10k followers on Facebook you would be well advised not to try going here in peak times.
The National Railway Museum's 50th anniversary celebrations continue in April, when you can ride in the restored luxury Onkaparinga carriage. It makes a change from our current public transport.
If nothing else has grabbed you so far, then take a look at these before they disappear. Some people like them, some hate them. You can always tell us in the comments.
The best weather has gone for now but it's not time to pull out your slippers yet. Autumn brings us some wonderful weather to get out and enjoy SA's huge range of parks. Lake Woorabinda is part of the Stirling Linear Park with a breathtaking collection of fauna and flora.
If your garden looked terrible in Summer due to a lack of water, consider planting native shrubs in Autumn. They are cheap, low maintenance, need no watering, grow easily in our climate and look attractive. What more could you want?
The Onkaparinga carriage is tempting. I love steam trains, and well remember my dad working on them as a fireman (I think that's what he was called) when the trains ran from Adelaide to Bridgewater and beyond. Back in the glory days of trains.