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Top Free Things to do in Adelaide - February 2015

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Top Free Things to do in Adelaide - February 2015

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Colonies of Fairy Penguins Live on Granite Island


We've had an exceptionally mild summer so far in Adelaide, and many parents have made the most of it as school holidays come to a close. Our beaches have been booming, especially those south of Adelaide which have been packed with people looking for family entertainment and fun for kids.

The Encounter Marine Park was chosen by Nature Play SA as their theme play location during January. With beautiful beaches south of Adelaide stretching from Port Noarlunga to the tourist haven of Victor Harbor, Nature Play SA suggested some fantastic school holiday activities for kids.

During February Nature Play SA has chosen Granite Island and its attractions as their Park of the Month. Stay tuned for some awesome suggestions how you and your kids can find new ways to enjoy this popular seaside resort.

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Entrance to the Penguin Centre Granite Island


If you can't escape to the beach, you may well be waiting for the feverish February frenzy that is the Fringe Festival. Kicking off on February 13, the Adelaide Fringe continues until March 15 at locations all about South Australia.

We have some show suggestions that are fun for kids later on, meantime have a browse at the fabulous range of free things to do in Adelaide's Fringe. Free concerts, free festivals, free markets, and free performances - we have it all covered!

What's On in Adelaide - Free Events

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The Tour Down Under Kicks Off at King William Road in Unley


Markets in Adelaide are always popular, especially busy places like Market Shed on Holland, the Adelaide Showgrounds Farmers' Market and the neighbouring Pratty's Market. The market stalls at Goolwa Wharf Markets get a big tick from one of our writers,and Once Upon a Market proceeds from market stalls will benefit the CFS on Sunday February 8.

Lots of people brought out their bikes to celebrate the Tour Down Under. Love to Ride Adelaide is a free event that promotes cycling to work, and you have until February 23 to get at least 10 minutes of bike exercise and take part.

If you missed the Fork on the Road held with the final stage of the Tour Down Under then don't be too fussed - there's another foodie feast coming up on February 27.

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Both Gluttony & The Garden of Unearthly Delights Attract Large Crowds


And while you're mulling over your choice of shows for the Fringe festival, don't forget all the free things to do.

Not Free, but Fun Things to Do

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More Fun For Kids at the Victor Harbor Amusement Park


Back down south of Adelaide the Auto Jumble Swap Meet at Victor Harbor on February 1 will have a range of classic cars on display.

If you'd rather get back to nature then the Deep Creek Conservation Park has some spots of spectacular beauty, and is just the place to escape the city.

It can be a challenge to find child friendly shows at the Fringe Festival. Frank's Survival Guide and Matty Grey in Ageless 2: Game On are two that will be fun for kids.

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An Open Garden in the Adelaide Hills


Goolway launches the South Australian Wooden Boat Festival again this year. There's a small entrance charge but kids under 15 get in for free, and there's plenty of family entertainment and great food.

Our writers continue to ferret out what's on in Adelaide, and find some unusual offering. Open Gardens in Adelaide, Base Camp Indoor Obstacl Course training, and Wilpena Under the Stars are just a few of the more unusual things to do.

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Max Goes Tree Climbing. Nature Play For Dogs?


If you're looking for a new furbaby, I usually recommend Hahndorf Shelter. The volunteers there are awesome, and I now have two beautiful animals from there. But Animal Welface League are offering a special deal until February 8 - check it out if you're looking for a dog.

Finally the Pixar Film Festival has some great family entertainment for just $8 per person.

Other Things to See and Do in Adelaide

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I Find Eggs Benedict Irresistible at Dear Daisy


Our readers love to hear about new food experiences in Adelaide. Do you know where to find Xiao Long Bao? Learn about a providore in the leafy eastern suburbs. Enjoy a road test of a beachside burrito bar.

The older among us will remember Shrove Tuesday on February 17, now more prosaically called pancake tuesday, with some tips on how to enjoy it.

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South Australian Birds Love to Visit a Native Garden


Back in the day Adelaide was in the vanguard of new musical ideas. Follow the story at a new exhibition at the State Library.

Regular readers will have seen Paula McManus' amazing imagery in her articles. See South Australia in Images, Paula's unique take on our state!
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Another great summary Dave, well done.
by Steve Hudson (score: 3|1245) 1663 days ago
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