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Top May Events 2018 - Adelaide

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Published April 29th 2018
A jam-packed month of fun and entertaining events
Adelaide will be showcasing a wide range of events this May. There will be something for all interests, ages and budgets to enjoy.

The list below features both free & ticketed events across Adelaide and surrounds:

1. The History Festival
When: 28 April 2018-31 May 2018
Where: Various locations across Adelaide
Cost: Free & Ticketed events
Details: The History Festival is a celebration of South Australia's history and it will feature a month-long of entertaining events for all interests, including talks, tours, walks, workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions, performances, shows and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from South Australia's History Festival Facebook


2. Playing with Fire
When: 2 May 2018
Where: King William St, Adelaide
Cost: Tickets range from $30-$55pp
Details: This concert will feature Guy Noble as he takes you on a journey through music. Playing with Fire precedes music in human evolutionary terms and its fundamental role is creating and destroying life in rituals and celebrations, expressed through music. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Facebook


3. Bowerbird Design Market
When: 4-6 May 2018: 4th: 4-9pm & 5-6th: 10am-5pm
Where: Adelaide Showgrounds, Goodwood Rd, Wayville
Cost: Adults: $5pp & Children: Free
Details: These Markets will showcase work by more than 170 innovative Australian artists and designers with collections across furniture, lighting, homewares, clothing, accessories, stationery, artwork and much more. The event will also feature workshops, demonstrations, food and beverage stalls and live music. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Bowerbird Facebook


4. Sense and Sensibility Performance
When: 4-26 May 2018
Where: Festival Drive, Adelaide
Cost: Tickets from $29pp
Details: Presented by State Theatre Company this event by Kate Hamill based on the novel by Jane Austen. The theatrical performance is based on the newly widowed Mrs. Dashwood, under Elinor, the wild romantic Marianne and the spirited Margaret, from their grand family home to a modest cottage. But reduced social circumstances do not lead to a reduction in troubles of the heart. Click here for the website.

5. Night Lab
When: 4 May 2018: 6pm-10pm
Where: South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: $35pp or $25pp for museum members.
Details: This 18yrs only event will feature an evening of science, art, culture and dinosaurs. There will be plenty of entertainment with a range of dino-inspired activities, exhibitions, talks, scavenger hunt, food and drinks, and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from South Australian Museum Facebook


6. Dreams in the Dusk- Evening Concert Series
When: 5 May 2018
Where: Elder Hall, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Tickets range from $19.50-$30pp
Details: This Concert will feature the Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra and the Band of the South Australia Police team. Together they will present a program which will include works by Wagner, John Mackey, Biedenbender, and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. Click here for the website.

7. Adelaide Crows v. Carlton
When: 5 May 2018: From 7:10pm
Where: Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide
Cost: Tickets range from $5-$44pp
Details: Be there live as the Crows take on Carlton in a blockbuster Saturday game. The Crows are one of the best teams to watch in the AFL with close to a full house cheering them on at Adelaide Oval at each home game! Click here for the website.

8. Adelaide Gaol History Day
When: 6 May 2018: 10am-4pm
Where: 18 Gaol Rd, Thebarton
Cost: $5pp & kids under 4yrs free.
Details: This event will feature an exhibition of never before displayed mug shots accompanied by letters of confession, newspaper articles and execution notices. There will also be entertainment for the whole family with activities, jumping castle, face painting, food stalls and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Gaol Preservation Society Facebook


9. Pride & Prejudice Special Screening
When: 7 May 2018: From 5:30pm
Where: Capri Theatre, 141 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood
Cost: Tickets range from $14-$16pp
Details: This event will celebrate Emma Knights Productions upcoming Jane Austen themed events, A Day With Jane and the musical I Love You Because. There will be Jane Austen readings, short performances, and meet & greet, sneak peaks, and much more Jane Austen themed events. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Capri Theatre Facebook


10. Press Play Adelaide
When: 10 May 2018
Where: The Gov, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh
Cost: $18pp
Details: This 18yrs and over event is perfect for all the pop culture fanatics! The event will include cosplay trivia, gaming and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Press-Play Facebook


11. Into My Arms Exhibition
When: 11 May 2018- 7 July 2018
Where: Lion Arts Centre, North Terrance (West End), Adelaide
Cost: Free
Details: This event will feature a contemporary art exhibition and live performance program. Into My Arms also features a diverse range of local and national artists working across installation, performance, text and sound. Click here for the website.

12. AFL Showdown Port vs Crows
When: 12 May 2018: From 4:40pm
Where: Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide
Cost: See website.
Details: Show your colours and be there live for a blockbuster showdown. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Football Club Facebook


13. The Hologram Australian Tour
When: 13 May 2018
Where: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, 98 Port Rd, Hindmarsh
Cost: See website.
Details: Australia will host Roy Orbison for the first time since his 1972 tour in Australia's first-ever hologram concert tour. Orbison will be performing his greatest hits, accompanied on stage by a full symphony orchestra and live band. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Roy Orbison Live in Australia Facebook


14. A Day with Jane
When: 13 May 2018: 12pm-3pm
Where: Ayers House, 288 North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: $84pp
Details: This Mother's Day event is perfect for all the mothers who are Jane Austen fan. The event will include romance, regency costumes and tea. There will be photo opportunities, short travel with Carriage of Occasion in the romantic setting of Ayers House Gardens, meet & greet, readings, storytelling, concerts, Jane Austen-based activities, needlework and lace making, games and much more. Click here for the website.

15. A Grand Mother's Day Brunch
When: 13 May 2018
Where: Stamford Grand Adelaide, 2 Jetty Rd, Glenelg
Cost: Adults: $59pp & Children: $20pp
Details: This Mother's Day event will include a delicious buffet brunch which will include a wide range of scrumptious menu items, 3-hour beverage package, live entertainment, and face painting for the kids. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Stamford Grand Adelaide Facebook


16. Guided Walkthrough Carriageway Park
When: 13 May 2018
Where: Cnr Greenhill & Beaumont Roads, (western side), Adelaide
Cost: Gold coin donation.
Details: Join APPA President Shane Sody for a stroll through one of the most beautiful little-known parts of the Park Lands; Home to a historic relic of Adelaide's 19th-century infrastructure, two croquet grounds, playing fields, and the spectacular 18th-century "carriageway" of huge elm trees. This is a child and pet-friendly event. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Park Lands Preservation Assoc - APPA Facebook


17. Mother's Day Champagne Haigh's High Tea
When: 13 May 2018
Where: InterContinental Adelaide, Riverside Restaurant, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Adults: $74pp & Children: $44pp
Details: This Mother's Day event will feature an indulgent Haigh's Champagne High Tea with flowing of Rose Champagne accompanied by a delicious Haigh's-themed high tea and all guests attending on the day will also go in the draw to win an amazing Gift Basket. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Riverside Restaurant Facebook


18. Transitions Film Festival
When: 18-27 May 2018
Where: Mercury Cinema, 14 Morphett St, Adelaide
Cost: From $11pp
Details: This Film Festival will showcase an enthralling selection of its most engrossing and inspiring documentaries about existential challenges and creative visions that are defining what it means to be human. There will also be inspirational guest speakers. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Transitions Film Festival Facebook


19. The Tasting Bench Wine Discovery Dinner
When: 19 May 2018: From 7pm
Where: Pranzo Restaurant, Exchange Place, Adelaide
Cost: $130pp
Details: This scrumptious event will include a superb selection of six limited and exclusive wines from across six wine regions, three-course dinner, games, conservations and more. Click here for the website.

20. Memories of The Seven Seas
When: 19 May 2018
Where: Elder Park, King William St, Adelaide
Cost: Tickets range from $35-$42pp
Details: Inspired by living and playing on cruise ships, Adam Page will create improvisations in tandem with the movement of the water through running a plethora of instruments into an array of effects and loop pedals in this one off and unique performance. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Floating Melodies Facebook


21. Urban Wine Walk
When: 19 May 2018
Where: King William St, Adelaide
Cost: See website.
Details: Streets, laneways and footpaths of Adelaide will come alive with this event of a line-up of the ultimate cellar door experience. There will be self-guided wine tasting experiences at a hand-picked selection of local bars and restaurants. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Urban Wine Walk Facebook


22. Stadium Stomp Adelaide
When: 20 May 2018
Where: Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide
Cost: Fundraising event.
Details: The event will include a short course and junior stomp, both offering a condensed 'sampler' course of 1,000 steps. Climb your way up, down, and around the bays of Adelaide Oval in this 6,000 or 1,000 step stair climb. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Stadium Stomp Facebook


23.Thirsty Merc- Take Me Back Tour
When: 20 May 2018: From 8pm
Where: Stamford Grand Adelaide, The Grand Bar, 2 Jetty Rd, Glenelg
Cost: $37.75pp
Details: The Tour is a celebration of all the music through the years and fans can expect to hear songs they've never heard the band perform live before. This is an 18yrs event. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Thirsty Merc Facebook


24. Suncorp Super Netball Round 4
When: 20 May 2018 : From 12pm
Where: Priceline Stadium, 155 Railway Terrace, Mile End South
Cost: Tickets from $18pp
Details: The Adelaide Thunderbirds take on Melbourne Vixons in Round 4 of Suncorp Super Netball. The game will begin at 12:30pm and there will be plenty of action on and off the court, with activities for all ages, kids' activities, prizes to be won, opportunities to meet Adelaide Thunderbirds players and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Suncorp Super Netball Facebook


25. High Tea at Marble Hill
When: 20 May 2018
Where: 314 Marble Hill Rd, Marble Hill
Cost: $20pp
Details: This Fundraising event will be a High Tea for Cancer Council SA and it will feature delicious baked delights, savouries, sparkling, flowers to be purchased, raffles, and more. Click here for the website.

26. Civic Park Historic Car & Motorcycle Show
When: 20 May 2018: 10am-3pm
Where: 995 North East Rd, Modbury
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly event will include entertainment, shows, displays featuring vehicles from veteran to classic rods, customs and competitions vehicles, talks, activities and much more. Click here for the website.

27. PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
When: 26- 28 May 2018
Where: Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, 98 Port Rd, Hindmarsh
Cost: See website.
Details: This family-friendly interactive musical adventure event will feature an action-packed and high-energy concert with Ryder and his team of pirate pups. They must rescue Cap'n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from PAW Patrol Live! Facebook


28. Round She Goes Fashion Market
When: 26 May 2018: 10am-3pm
Where: Woodville Town Hall, 74 Woodville Rd, Woodville
Cost: $2pp
Details: Adelaide's largest market for women's pre-loved and vintage fashion is back! The market will feature everything fashion at bargain prices with 60 handpicked stalls selling women's pre-loved designer fashion, quality vintage, retro fashion, and handmade jewellery. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Round She Goes - Adelaide's Preloved Fashion Market Facebook


29. Adelaide Marathon Festival
When: 27 May 2018: 7am-3pm
Where: Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide
Cost: See website.
Details: Adelaide Marathon will be the first large State Marathon on the Australian calendar for 2018! The event will feature a fast course, starting and finishing at the Adelaide Oval with distances including full, half, 10km and 2km fun run. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from South Australian Road Runners Club Facebook


30. Adelaide Colorfest
When: 27 May 2018: 11am-4pm
Where: Morphettville Racecourse, 79 Morphett Rd, Morphettville
Cost: Adults: $30pp, Children (10-15yrs): $18pp & Kids under 10yrs free. All tickets include 1 free bag of Colour.
Details: This family-friendly and fun-filled event will be one massive festival with non-stop music and dance entertainment, live performances, kids amusement rides, food stalls, colour paint throws and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Colorfest Facebook


31. Anh Do: The Happiest Refugee
When: 31 May 2018 & 1 June 2018: From 8pm
Where: Dunstan Playhouse, Festival Drive, Adelaide
Cost: Adults: $59.90 & Concession: $54.90pp
Details: Anh Do travelled to Australia in 1980 on an eight-metre fishing boat with 47 other Vietnamese refugees. Sick with dehydration and one person already dead, the journey was the first of many struggles for a young Do, who overcame all manner of difficulties throughout his life to become a lawyer. Today he is one of Australia's most sought-after stand-ups. The Happiest Refugee: A memoir, charts his journey from starving refugee to one of Australia's best-loved entertainers. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Anh Do Facebook
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