Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in January 2017
Things to See and Do: Tour Down Under 2017
The highlights of what's on in Adelaide in January must surely include the Australia Day celebrations
in the City of Adelaide. Cheer as thousands of people and community groups entertain you in the Australia Day parade, then head to Elder Park for a free concert followed by a fiesta of fireworks at the River Torrens.
Beach lovers don't need to miss out on Australia Day fireworks at Semaphore, as there are free fireworks at 9.30pm for the Semaphore Summer Carnival
Temperatures traditionally rise in Adelaide in January, and after our recent unseasonal rains things have been quite sweaty. Taking the No Pants Tram Ride
is one way to stay cool and get a little extra ventilation where it's needed.
Free Outdoor Cinema and Fun for Kids in January
The Tour Down Under
is a major Adelaide attraction bringing fun things to do in the city and the suburbs. It's a time when people all around South Australia dust off their bikes and rediscover how to make cycling fun
. Lucky northern suburbs residents have special cycling activities for kids and families
available every month.
For the rest of us that like to relax during the warmer months, Summer Sundays at Beaumont House
is a hedonistic way to pass a pleasant afternoon with your choice of street food and wines, or Devonshire teas.
What's On in Adelaide - Free Things to Do
BBQ Chicken on the Charcoal Grill
In the lead up to mad March there are few festivals and free things to do in Adelaide, but families with children can enjoy free outdoor movies
(most with activities for kids) as the sun goes down.
A rather different free outdoor cinema
in the city will be more popular with younger people, and for a few dollars you get a teaser of Virtual Reality too.
Traditional Lebanese Food at the Al Salam Festival in Veale Gardens
Head to the Goolwa Wharf for free fun
on January 27, and Veale Gardens in the south parklands will be packed for the free Al Salam Festival
on January 28. Don't miss the awesome variety of Middle Eastern food there!
The Adelaide Hills are one of the best places to stay cool in January, and there are many free things to do. I love the Aldgate Valley Nature Walk
, and enjoying the wildlife in Woorabinda Lake Reserve
Stay Cool at Frank Smith Park & Wetlands
Closer to Adelaide the Frank Smith Park and Wetland
in the Adelaide Hills at Coromandel Valley is dog friendly, if you want to bring your best friend. Of course it's fun for kids too, with a playground and plenty of places for nature play in the park
Not Free, but Fun Things to Do
Ticket Office at Milang Railway Museum
There's a bonanza of fun things to do for railway fans this month. For only a couple of dollars you can travel in time at Milang Railway Museum
and drive their amazing train simulator, then play trains in the new Light Railway Centre
The Platform One Heritage Farm Railway
is fantastic fun for kids in the Adelaide Hills, and just the place to have a children's birthday party. On the lovely Limestone Coast
stop at the new Beachport Museum railway exhibition
to see the old photos.
Most local councils offer fun things to do for kids
in January, or you can let your children use their imagination at the Wacky Wire Critterbugs workshop
Other Exciting Things to See and Do in Adelaide
Limestone Coast Attractions: Enjoy the Sunset at Robe Beach
Here's our bucket list of things to see and do in January - there's fun things to do for all ages here.
Terowie - Ghost Town in South Australia
Travel in Time to a Corner Store at Old Tailem Town
See here for many more ideas how to escape the city
for a good time this month.