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Top Things to Do in Adelaide - April 2017

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See what's on in Adelaide over the Easter holidays
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Easter Getaways to a Tropical Beach


Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in April
The madness of March and Fringe Festival fever is finally finished, and now we can look forward to a well deserved break over the Easter long weekend. Thousands of South Australians will flock through Port Wakefield to get away to the Yorke Peninsula, or escape the city to Victor Harbor and Granite Island for their annual Easter break.

Whatever you choose to do, there are plenty of places to relax in Adelaide over Easter. You don't need to go far to enjoy tranquillity and the beauty of nature: watch the birds at the St Peters Billabong, take a hike in the Waite Conservation Reserve, lose yourself in the Totness Recreation Park, or look for native animals and wildflowers in Mount George Conservation Park. You can even bring your dog to many places if you keep it on the lead.

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Easter Treats: South Australian Easter Eggs by W Menz (Image: State Library SA BRG-94-124-30)


There's a range of fun things to do happening on the Easter weekend. The Adelaide International Kite Festival at Semaphore will be huge, or escape the city to the Meadows Easter Fair, and why not end the weekend at the Family Fun Day at Humbug Scrubs Wildlife Sanctuary.

Need more ideas? Read here for other tips for more free things to do in Adelaide.

Easter is a time for a little indulgence, and chocolate goodies are an important part of that. If you're looking for traditional Easter treats here are our suggestions. Fashionable foodies will also head over to Superfish for their Easter long weekend party and drink specials - with a side serve of chocolate eggs.

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Houndwave? Or Let Sleeping Dogs Lie?


What's On in Adelaide - Free Things to Do in April
You can't have enough music in your life, and dogs often share this passion. Head to Houndwave in Adelaide's Light Square on Saturday April 1, where your pooch can be star of the show.

Gardeners are in luck the next weekend in April, with fun things to do at the ABC Gardeners Market, while the Adelaide Botanic Garden hosts its Heirloom Weekend with freebies for all the family. Down in Macclesfield their gravity defying festival is a fun family alternative if you don't have a green thumb.

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This Race Looks Potentially Painful (Image: Macclesfield Gravity Festival)


Port Adelaide has lined up a full weekend of free things to do for the spectacular Wonderwalls Street Art Festival from April 21-23. Watch massive murals add colour and brighten the streets of the Port, and munch on some yummy food while you're down there.

It's hard to find free activities for kids, but Cirkidz have come to the rescue with their Come and Try Saturdays in April. There's more free fun at Prospect Eco Market on April 29, or get a head start on the Tasting Australia festival in Adelaide from April 30 with these free things to do.

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Watch Artists at Work: Drawing Murals at the Wonderwalls Festival


Not Free, but Fun Things to Do in Adelaide
Two very different tours are on offer in April: take a Murder and Madness historical tour at the old Z Ward asylum, or learn how our water is treated to make it crystal clear. If you do buy bottled water, you should look at why South Australian soft drinks are better.

On the weekend of April 8-9 the South Australian Aviation Museum revs up with their Open Cockpit Engine Run day. You'll hear the throaty roar of large engines, and have unique access to plane cockpits all day long. Quieter alternatives on that weekend are the Urrbrae Wetland Open Day, or catch the Wizard of Oz at Golden Grove.

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Fun Things to Do: Open Cockpit Day at SA Aviation Museum


On April 12 the Environmental Defenders Office queries the public's role in decision making at a public forum; see the sights of the Coorong on a cruise (April 21), or get locked up at the Old Adelaide Gaol on April 22 for the Psychic Fair.

Other Exciting Things to See and Do in Adelaide
No Easter long weekend is complete without eating out at least once, and I do love waterside dining at the Admiral's Bar Bistro at North Haven. It's so soothing listening to the water lapping against boats while the birds call, with a fresh sea breeze tickling your nose. But if North Haven is out of the way for you, then check out Adelaide's new home for food trucks - the Food Truck Movement @ Adelaide Showgrounds. You'll be entranced by the ever changing menu, there's free entry, and it's open from Friday to Sunday every weekend.

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Great South Australian Food and Wine at the Showgrounds With the Food Truck Movement


Looking for something to do for an afternoon? Take a gander at Laratinga Wetlands and their bright blue fairy-wrens. See the new state-of-the-art Stretton Centre playground at Munno Para. Play games free on a rainy day at the brilliant exhibition in the State Library. Discover the hidden history of Clement Gap and its World War 2 army camp. Or how about going house hunting for churches with a friend?

Whatever you do - make the most of your Easter long weekend, because it's the best break you will have for a while. If you need even more inspiration about things to do and what's on in Adelaide, just click on the Easter link.
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McLaren UNvaled and The Vintage Bean both open Good Friday so p[op down to the Vale for a scrumptious lunch and a spot of shopping!
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