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Top Free Adelaide Events in April

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Autumn is Here


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!

And if you can't bothered going too far outdoors next month, then you can take a look at someone else's house.

Free Events

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Fork on The Road @ The Depot


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.

Kid's Treasure Hunt
On April 17 there will be a free treasure hunt for young children, but make sure you book well in advance. A wiiner for the school holidays.

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?

Who knows, you might meet a new partner in the house. Even if that doesn't happen, you will almost certainly manage to flaunt yourself naked in public.

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Walking SA Meet @ Elder Park


Take a Hike
If you put on a few pounds over summer, on April 14 Walking SA will be hosting a guide to Adelaide walks and Walking Clubs in Elder Park. Walking in groups can be much more fun than doing it alone.

Or Run
A walk is not energetic enough for you? Try the free Running Through Autumn training program beginning April 8.

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Adelaide Street Art


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.

Not Free, But Fun

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You Will Never See Little Miss Mexico Like This


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.

Rail Fans
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.

Festival Centre
This month the Festival Centre has a potpourri of events. One that particularly intrigued me is the Prisoners' Art Exhibition.

More Food and Wine
The Adelaide Food and Wine Festival activities are mostly not free, but there is a good deal of gourmet guzzling to be done - check it out.

Activities

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Lake Woorabinda in Stirling Linear Park


Walking
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.

Parks
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.

South of Adelaide? Try the Shepherd Hill Recreation Park.

Drives
Perhaps take a drive in the Hills along the Onkaparinga Scenic Drive to Nairne. While I do not recommend that you enter the disused Chapman's factory, there are places to treat yourself to wine, cheese, and chocolate.

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Colourful Correa is a Native Plant


Just Fun
But if I can't tempt you out of the house, check out these weird special days during April. They are sure to give you a smile.

Gardening
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?
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Why? Unwind from the Adelaide Fringe
Where: Adelaide, SA
Cost: Mostly free
Your Comment
Government House wiil be open 10am-4pm on Sunday 7th April. Admission is free but there is the option of a gold coin donation to the Red Cross.
by kmtay (score: 1|69) 2429 days ago
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.
by lilli (score: 1|73) 2428 days ago
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