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Top Free Things to do in Adelaide - May 2015

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Top Free Things to Do in Adelaide - May 2015

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Mountain Bikes are Awesome for Family Fun


There's fun things to do for everyone in Adelaide this month. May is Mountain Bike Month and Bike SA has come up with a range activities for kids and adults to get you in the saddle.

Not all of the events are free, so if you're on a budget remember that South Australia is full of great places to ride mountain bikes. The shared use trails at Craigburn Farm are particularly popular, as are those at Mount Lofty and Shepherds Hill Recreation Park.

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1900's Postcard Looking West Down Hindley Street From Rundle Street


History buffs and people who appreciate our built heritage will be spoiled for choice by the huge About Time History Festival program - an annual feast of history related events held all about South Australia in May. While there is a small charge to cover many events, you can find a guide to selected free things to do here.

If a new twilight market and other attractions of the CBD in Adelaide are too great, why not become an Adelaide city explorer? It's free and can find you fun things to see and do as you travel around the city.

What's On in Adelaide - Free Events

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Adelaide Attractions - Belair National Park is Free For a Day


Market junkies are in luck this month with the return of the Saturday Night Market at Morphett Vale on May 2. Expect more than 80 market stalls, and the first hundred people through the door will bag some free booty.

The Bowerbird Design Market on May 1-3 will cost you a fiver to get in, but it's not just about shopping. Enjoy live music entertainment, gourmet food for sale, and an outside bar will give you a break from buying.

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Come to World Laughter Day at Rymill Park


May 3 is National Park Discovery Day, when you can get free entry to some pristine parks including Belair National Park. Enjoy nature play in the park, but don't miss the adventure playground if you're taking the kids.

The Mount Lofty summit attractions are not just for tourists, especially in Mountain Bike Month, Check out their shared use trails for mountain bikes and pedestrians which link in to the Heysen Trail.

Come along to Rymill Park on May 3 for free things to do to celebrate World Laughter Day. If a good chuckle isn't enough you will find some of our fabulous food trucks satisfying.

Not Free, but Fun Things to Do

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Help a Koala rescue Charity - Come to Koala Capers


Koala Kapers supports koala rescue in Adelaide. Come and laugh at some of the top comedians in South Australia on May 2 to support our native wildlife.

Foodies will be flocking to the Kangaroo Island Feastival, but if you can't make it then try Japanese cuisine at the Kodomo No Hi Japan Festival on May 2.

There are plenty of activities for kids at Something on Saturday at the Festival Theatre on May 2, or take the children to historic Fort Glanville on May 9 for a unique tour by lamplight as part of the history festival.

Other fun things to do for kids include watching the national ice hockey championships, going to the Adelaide Reptile and Frog Expo (may 16-17), taking the Milloion Paws Walk on May 17 to help the RSPCA, or the 26-Storey Treehouse at the Festival Theatre.

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Steam Trains at the National Railway Museum


The Kernewek Lowender Festival on Yorke Peninsula from May 15-24 is full of family entertainment and a great way to escape the city, while south of Adelaide the Red Umbrella Market will be busy again.

The popular Steampunk Festival is back at the National Railway Museum, and it will be you last chance to see Uncomfortably Numb, the latest Archer's Arcadia exhibition for a while.

Not sure what to do for Mother's Day? We have you covered with a heap of ideas for all budgets. Perhaps a ticket the the Photography Lock-in at Ayers House would appeal?

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Photography and Song at Ayers House


Finally for the musically minded, why not enjoy listening to the Unley Symphony Orchestra on May 6, or hear a unique performance of new stories of Adelaide in song at Ayers House on May 23.

Other Things to See and Do in Adelaide

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Bag a Bargain at Adelaide Op Shops


Shopping is always a popular pastime in winter. Explore the op shops of Gawler, the Pre Loved Treasure Shop, or spend the day at Hyde Park - either way your pocket will be lighter.

Stay indoors and see the amazing railway stations in SA's north, or stay warm visiting the Repat Museum. If you want to brave the weather then we have some free things to do and see in Coromandel Valley and on the scenic Kadina Heritage Trail.

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Second Hand Books Bring Some Surprises


And now for something completely different, have a ball at Inflatable World, or try some rather unusual comfort food - deep fried chicken skin or salmon skin at PapaRich Adelaide. I can't wait!
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Great listing!
But are sure about the Stirling Laneways Market? There will of course be the regular Stirling Market (centred on Druids Avenue) but the last (April) Laneways Market was very big and when I collected an order from one of the stalls the stallholder said there wouldn't be a Laneways Market for the next few months.
After googling I find that "The next Stirling Laneways is on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 10-4pm"
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