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This month's guide to what's on in Adelaide
Top Free Things to do in Adelaide - May 2014
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After a relaxing time in April with the Easter and Anzac long weekends, the prospect of facing May without any public holidays is daunting for some of us. But while we can't give you any more holidays, we have lined up a whole heap of fun things to do in May for you.
Whether you're a food fanatic, like history and heritage buildings, or are looking for free activities for kids, we have got something for you in our roundup of what to do in Adelaide this month.
What's On in Adelaide - Free Events
Tasting Australia's Town Square in Victoria Square
Tasting Australia - one of the country's premier food festivals is on from April 27 until May 4 in Adelaide and all the country regions of South Australia. While not everything in Tasting Australia is free, there are plenty of free events and you can find many of them at Town Square in our shiny new Victoria Square. Check out this article for tips on where to find the free things to do.
There's a special Tasting Australia Fork on the Road being held in Town Square on April 27 too, bringing you all of your fave food trucks using South Aussie ingredients. It's a family event and Adelaide kids will love this chance to get out and enjoy the entertainment and live music, so don't miss this one.
Find A Taste of Spain at Tasting Australia's Fork on the Road
For people whose tastes lie more towards history then May brings a bonus for you. History SA and National Trust groups all about South Australia bring you a stupendous array of fun things to do during the About Time history festival. It doesn't matter whether you live in Adelaide or the country, there is something on for you - just be aware that not all are free, and some require booking. History doesn't need to be a dry topic, with the launch of Bar Yarns at pubs in Adelaide and the suburbs. Families with children can enjoy free theatre at Marion, and there is a whole new category of events with activities for kids.
SA Film Corporation Adelaide Studios at the Old Glenside Hospital
Also on May 3-4 is Open House Adelaide, where you can explore some marvellous places that are usually not open to the public - free of charge. Take the Grote Eco Tour, explore an ultra modern award winning architect's office, or see inside the SA Film Corporation's studios in the amazing Glenside Hospital precinct. If you find it a challenge to use the paper guide, there's an app that you can download to help you plan your weekend.
The tall ship One & All is also having an open day on May 3 at Port Adelaide, with admission costing only $2.
There are two fun things to do that Adelaide kids will not want to miss - they aren't free events but the cost is minimal. The Kodomo No Hi Japan Festival only costs $2 and is packed with activities for kids, performances and traditional food. At the other side of town Sensory Stations at Coromandel Community Centre costs just $5 for the whole family, but you will need to book and pay in advance.
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Look out for the Gumeracha Medieval Fair, a colourful historical recreation that Adelaide kids and their families flock to. It's held over an entire weekend, with story telling, archery competitions, craft stalls, and heaps more.
The family friendly Birdwood Farm Day is back again this month and it's packed with activities for kids. You can take the Onkaparinga Scenic Drive out there, and perhaps pick up some tasty cheeses or chocolate on the way home.
If your chosen premium degustation event at Tasting Australia has already been booked out, then perhaps consider this 5 course experience in Willunga. Or for a more modest outlay check out the Tasting Trail hosted by Adelaide Night Market on Sunday May 4, but you will need to book in advance.
As the wetter weather closes in during Autumn you can keep warm inside during the Spanish Film Festival - just imagine that you're on a sun drenched beach in Barcelona and fight off the winter woes.
With all the cuts in the federal budget it's time to start living more sustainably - learn how at the Adelaide Eco Living Festival at the end of May. Or perhaps pick up some tips on how to be an entrepreneur at Entrepreneurs In Conversation - Females on the Frontline