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Published April 11th 2019
The free & ticketed list of events happening this May
May is all about Events in Adelaide and its surrounds. Check out the list below for Events ranging from festivals, fairs & fetes, shows, concerts, theatre, film, sport, workshops, classes, fundraising & charity, food & wine, and more.

The list below features free & ticketed events:

1. South Australia's History Festival
When: Saturday, 27 April 2019- Friday, 31 May 2019: 9pm-Midnight
Where: History Trust of South Australia, Torrens Parade Grounds, Victoria Drive, Adelaide
Cost: Free & Ticketed events- see website.
Details: This festival will showcase the state's biggest community events with historical collections, places and stories through hundreds of events. Events include talks, tours, exhibitions, workshops, walks, activities, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from South Australia's History Festival Facebook


2. Food & Wine Sessions
When: Wednesday, 1-31 May 2019
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free & Ticketed events- see website.
Details: This foodie & wine event will showcase all things food & wine with wine tastings, masterclasses, workshops, dining specials, mystery banquets, casual sessions and intimate tastings with winemakers, and more. Click here for the website.

3. Circus Rio
When: Wednesday, 1-12 May 2019
Where: Bonython Park, Port Rd, Adelaide
Cost: Adults from: $29pp, Children from: $19pp & Family passes from: $129pp
Details: This family-friendly event will feature entertainment, performers, performances, shows, acts, outlandish tricks, circus classics and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Circus Rio Facebook


4. Generations in Jazz Festival
When: Thursday, 2-5 May 2019: 2nd: 8pm-10:30pm, 3rd: 4pm-10pm, 4th: 7am-11pm & 5th: 4pm-7pm
Where: The James Morrison Pavilion, 747 Glenelg River Rd, Mount Gambier
Cost: See website.
Details: This music festival will showcase almost 4,000 Australian artists in concerts, competitions and award ceremonies. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Generations In Jazz Facebook


5. Don Giovanni
When: Saturday, 4 & 5 May 2019: From 7:30pm
Where: The Royal Adelaide Showgrounds, Goodwood Rd, Wayville
Cost: Tickets range from $70-$83pp
Details: Mozart's powerful setting of Don Giovanni is the story of the crimes and seductions of the wealthy Don, and the havoc he wreaks on people around him. The story follows his unrepentant journey from murder to his damnation in hell. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Co-Opera Facebook


6. Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale
When: Saturday, 4-5 May 2019: 4th: 8am-4pm & 5th: 10am-2pm
Where: Queen's Theatre, Playhouse Lane & Gilles Arcade, Adelaide
Cost: Free
Details: This event will include many rare plants, pot plants, designer pots, and chats with on-site horticulturists and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Jungle Collective Facebook


7. Resin Jewellery Workshop
When: Saturday, 4-18 May 2019: 10:30am-11:30am & 11:30am-3pm
Where: Yun Studio, Shop 1b, 61-63 Grote St, Adelaide
Cost: $160pp discounted tickets available for groups of 2 and more.
Details: This workshop will offer 40ml resin and necessary materials for finishing at least 8 projects (2 pieces of earrings, a ring, a bookmark, 3 pendants and a bracelet) of resin jewellery and kit containing gloves, apron and dust mask. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from YUN Studio Facebook


8. Community Craft Fair
When: Saturday, 4 May 2019: 9am-3pm
Where: Modbury Church of Christ, 955 North East Rd, Modbury
Cost: Free
Details: There will be over 50 market stalls of handmade craft by community members, cake stalls, Devonshire Teas, BBQ, fresh produce stalls, child-friendly activities and a kid's playground. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Churches of Christ, Modbury Craft Fair Facebook


9. Shrink Plastic Workshop
When: Saturday, 4,11, & 18 May 2019: 10:30am-3pm
Where: Yun Studio, Shop 1B, 61-63 Grote St, Adelaide
Cost: $160pp- discount applies for group of 2 and more. See website.
Details: This workshop will take approximately 4 hours and will include a number of projects you can make. The Workshop will offer necessary materials for finishing the project and a kit containing gloves, an apron and a mask. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from YUN Studio Facebook


10. Gumeracha Medieval Fair
When: Saturday, 4 & 5 May 2019: 4th: 10am-5pm & 5th: 10am-4pm
Where: Federation Park, Albert St, Gumeracha
Cost: Early Bird Tickets: Adults: $16pp, Concession: $11pp, Children (5-12yrs): $7pp & Family (2 adults 2 kids): $38- For all ticket pricing see website.
Details: This fair will showcase plenty of family-friendly fun with entertainment, demonstrations, shows, performances, live jousting, medieval sword fighting re-enactment, archery, dancing, live music, historical displays, costume competitions, medieval food and drinks, art & crafts, market stalls and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Gumeracha Medieval Fair Inc Facebook


11. Coriole Music Festival
When: Saturday, 4 & 5 May 2019
Where: Coriole Vineyards, Chaffey's Rd, McLaren Vale
Cost: Tickets range from $ 170-$425pp
Details: This music festival will showcase a mix of music, food and wine, performances, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Coriole Music Festival Facebook


12. Mother's Day Lunch
When: Sunday, 12 May 2019: 12pm-3pm
Where: The British Working Men's Club, 11/9-15 Davis St, Wingfield
Cost: Adults: $30pp, Children: $10pp & Children under 5yrs: Free
Details: This Mother's Day event will be showcasing family-friendly entertainment, great food and wonderful music. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The British Working Men's Club Facebook


13. Mother's Day Carvery
When: Sunday, 12 May 2019: 11:30am-2pm
Where: Mawson Lakes Hotel & Function Centre, 10 Main St, Mawson Lakes
Cost: Adults: $39pp, Children (12-17yrs): $19pp & Children under 12yrs: Free
Details: There will be a delicious carvery with a dessert buffet, live music, family-friendly activities, face painting, games, champagne upon arrival for every mum and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Mawson Lakes Hotel and Function Centre Facebook


14. Menopause The Musical
When: Tuesday, 14 May 2019: 7:30pm-9pm
Where: Hopgood Theatre, Ramsey Place, Noarlunga Centre
Cost: Adults: $59.90pp & Concession: $54.90pp
Details: The original New York and Las Vegas hit Menopause The Musical returns back to Australia. Inspired by a hot flush and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical is a celebration for women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change". Click here[/LINthe K] for website.

Image Courtesy from Menopause The Musical - Australia & NZ Facebook


15. Fitness Fans Speed Dating
When: Wednesday, 15 May 2019: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Crayons, 50 Angas St, Adelaide
Cost: $34pp
Details: This event is for those who enjoy an active lifestyle. The event is also all about 'clicking' in real life. There's no long tables or interview-style set ups. It feels authentic and cozy and you will have mini 'real' dates with everyone who attends. Click here for the website.

16. Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival
When: Thursday, 16-19 May 2019: 16th: 4pm-8pm, 17th,18th & 19th: 9am-8pm
Where: See website
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly festival will showcase art exhibitions, displays, workshops, food & wine, theatre, shows, performances, live music, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival Facebook


17. Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend
When: Friday, 17-20 May 2019: 9am-5pm
Where: Various locations across Clare Valley- see website.
Cost: Free & ticketed events- see website.
Details: This event will feature a remarkable choice of wine, food and art experiences, masterclasses, workshops, tastings, over 40 special events, art exhibitions, displays, market stalls, degustation dinners, tours, walks and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend Facebook


18. Banff Mountain Film Festival
When: Saturday, 18 May 2019: 2pm-5pm & 7pm-10pm
Where: Capri Theatre, 141 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood
Cost: Adults: $22.50pp & Children: $16.50pp
Details: This film festival will showcase over 2 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films. There will be the world's best mountain sport, culture, and environment, adventure, and exploration films. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Banff Mountain Film Festival - Australia Facebook


19. Urban Wine Walk Adelaide
When: Saturday, 18 May 2019: 12pm-4:30pm
Where: Various locations across Adelaide- see website.
Cost: $65pp
Details: This wine event will feature a self-guided wine tasting experience with a lineup of the city's best venues opening their doors, transforming into the ultimate cellar door experience. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Urban Wine Walk Facebook


20. Birdwood Farm Day
When: Sunday, 19 May 2019: 10am-4pm
Where: Chalks Campground, Mount Crawford
Cost: Tickets range from $10-$20pp
Details: This family-friendly event will showcase entertainment, market stalls, bric-a-brac treasures, art & craft, gourmet goodies, tractor rides, pony rides, traditional family games, activities and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Birdwood Farm Day Facebook


21. Adelaide Marathon Festival
When: Sunday, 26 May 2019: 8am-3pm
Where: Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide
Cost: Tickets range from $20-$120pp
Details: This festival is one of Adelaide's most iconic running events, and it will feature full, half, 10km, 2km and kids fun runs with all distances receiving Finishers Medals. There will also be entertainment, event expo, age category awards, drink stations, finish line/post event experience and more. [LINK=https://www.facebook.com/events/330291590939278/]Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from South Australian Road Runners Club Facebook
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Such a huge range of Events. Thanks May.
by Michael Genrich (score: 3|1397) 9 days ago
Thank you, Michael Genrich :)
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