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Top Free Things to Do in Adelaide - November 2015

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Top Free Things to Do in Adelaide - November 2015

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Tonsley Mitsubishi Car Factory: Transformed for the Mini Maker Faire Adelaide


In October we had a flurry of fabulous festivals to entertain you, but this month the fairs are fantastic. Unfortunately they are nearly all on the same day, so you will need to be quick to catch them all.

Top of the free things to do in Adelaide this month has to be the Adelaide Mini Maker Faire. On Sunday November 1 the former Mitsubishi car factory at Tonsley will be packed with talented and creative people, doing their inventive best to make our world a better place (free event).

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Could This Count as a 3D Photo Booth?


Over 100 exhibitors will be demonstrating their bright ideas for visitors to Adelaide's newest science and technology hub at Tonsley. Try a 3D photo booth, race a quadcopter, check out recumbent racing bikes, marvel at the DIY Sea Perch submarine, be worried by the scary cyborgs from Australian Dalek Builders, get up close to the latest electric vehicles, learn how local technology helps the disabled, and see how Dig-a-Dino is fab fun for kids.

It's two years since the last Adelaide Mini Maker Faire - don't miss this one, it's awesome family entertainment! There are even special trains running on the day, with plenty of public transport options.

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Dig-a-Dino: Fun for Kids at Fork on the Road


Do culture and food appeal more than fun and technology? Also held on Sunday November 1, the Multicultural Festival has plenty of free things to see and do. Roving performers, activities for kids, and discussions about culture and food from the legendary Cheong Liew and MasterChef's Laura Cassai will be food for thought (free event).

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Fun Things to Do: Market Stalls at the Strawberry Fair in Adelaide


The Strawberry Fair south of Adelaide won't have technological marvels or celebrity chefs, but is guaranteed to be packed with fun things to for all ages. Fairground rides, good cheap food, market stalls, live music and dancing - a traditional recipe for fairground family entertainment. (Also on Sunday November 1, free event).

What's On in Adelaide - Free Events

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Getting Ready For the Feast Festival Pride Parade


We may be short on festivals this month, but the Great Duck Race on November 8 will surely be worth a gander (free event). Or you can go to the SA Dog Rescue Christmas Fair on the same day if you would like to help raise money for your four legged friends (free event).

The Feast Festival has loads of fun things to do in Adelaide from November 14-29, although not all are free. The colourful Pride March and Picnic in the Park are always popular with families, and a great way to show your support for the community.

The warm weather has brought out a mass of markets this month, including one that you won't have heard of. The Market With No Name was news to me and I will be going soon. Others are old favourites such as the Meadows Country Market on November 8, Strathalbyn Market on the 15th, and the one off Belair Car Boot Sale. (November 8)

Find a craft market at Modbury on the 21st, a pre-loved fashion market (28th, $2 entry), and a hugely popular French Market at Unley on November 27-28.

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Los Compadres Mexican Street Food at Adelaide Night Market


The Adelaide Night Market has already started its fourth season, and is going like a bomb - just the way to unwind from a weekend.

You'll find free things to do and family entertainment at Sea Shepherd's Radelaide Funtastic Family Fun Day on November 21 too.

For a quieter time visit the Framing Nature Botanical Art exhibition or the Photographic Exhibition at the Artisan Cafe. Or discover Port Adelaide on a free heritage walk around the historic old town.

Not Free, but Fun Things to Do

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Vegan Food: a Cheeseburger Pie from Cherry Darlings Bakehouse


Another event for dog lovers is the Paws in the Park at Bonython Park in Adelaide on November 1.

Have a laugh at a comedy panel show on science at RiAus (November 5), help OzHarvest by entering the Great Food Race (November 6), and feel virtuous for being cruelty-free at the Vegan Festival on November 7. If you've tried the vegan food from Cherry Darlings Bakehouse, the Vegan Festival will be a no-brainer.

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The Adelaide Shores Aerial Adventure Park West Beach


Get retro at the Capri's Rocky Horror Picture Show on November 13, and at the National Motor Museum's 50th birthday on November 22 - adults get in for just $5, so even the prices are retro.

Coro Alive's Movies in the Park let you enjoy the outdoors on November 28, and fans of outdoor adventure will be queueing for the imminent opening of the new Aerial Adventure Park at West Beach.

Other Things to See and Do in Adelaide

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A Birds Eye View of Tennyson Dunes


Jenny Esots often surprises me with the variety of her discoveries, and finding swamps at Mount Compass was news to me too. Rather than speeding through the town on my way to Victor Harbor I will stop to explore next time. New writer Barry has been exploring the wildlife at Tennyson Dunes recently, taking some amazing photos. I look forward to seeing more of Barry's imagery.

I have to confess to a secret lust for spicy chicken wings. While living in South London I got hooked on their tangy flavours, and admit that I have stooped to satisfying my cravings at KFC after a heavy night out. But writer Edmund has discovered what could be a mouth watering alternative at Hot Star Large Fried Chicken, and I can't wait to try them. Or Pappa's Deep Fried Chicken Skin - I just need to decide which first!

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I Confess to a Lust for Spicy Jerk Chicken


Another exciting place for foodies to explore is the Go In Hotpot Train, while Jonathon has reviewed the Hogs Breath Cafe.

Finally, when you're stuck waiting your turn at the Flinders Medical Centre, here's a few tips where to eat.
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