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Top Things to Do in Adelaide - February 2018

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There's Fantastic Food and Entertainment at the Garden of Unearthly Delights for the Adelaide Fringe Festival

Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in February
February is full of fun things to do in Adelaide as the Adelaide Fringe Festival hits town. The spectacular Opening Night is an awesome free event with colourful entertainment and performances, and be sure to see the Parade of Light show illuminating buildings along North Terrace afterwards.

It's Chinese New Year in February too, bringing the traditional celebrations to Chinatown. Don't miss the exotic Lion Dances which are an integral part of the festivities. You'll find the Lion Dances at many Chinese restaurants during the Chinese New Year period, here's a guide where to find some of them.

Something you won't be able to escape in the coming weeks is talk about the state election. With a highly competitive field of candidates, it's important to back one who has your interests in mind. The National Trust is holding a free Valuing Our Heritage forum in Adelaide on February 15, giving you the opportunity to grill all parties in an entertaining Q&A style event. Book early to get a place.

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Don't Miss Westside Fork on the Road at Torrensville

What's On in Adelaide - Free Things to Do in February
The last of the free outdoor movies around Adelaide are happening in February, and Films Under the Vines in the city will be a great place to hang out after work or shopping. For a completely different video experience take a walk to the Adelaide Portal to be transported around the world.

In the suburbs it's time to party at Thebartonia, indulge your food fetish at Westside Fork on the Road, or join in the fun with Summer Sessions at Whistler Wines. Motor enthusiasts will love the free Shannons Adelaide Chrysler Festival, held appropriately at at Tonsley Park.

Take your pick of new markets with Unley Night Market or Handmade in Adelaide Design Market at the long running City East Markets.

Relax in a romantic river bank setting at the Festival Theatre with free Sunset Sessions, explore the hidden secrets of the Festival Centre at their free Open Day, or be cool on the River Torrens hanging out at The Pontoon.

Anyone over 50 can find exciting things to do in the Discover Citizen Science series of events held by the Discovery Circle, but you should book soon.

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Dinosaur Revolution at South Australian Museum is Fun for Kids

Not Free, but Fun Things to Do in Adelaide
Party at Port Adelaide for the Queens Wharf Wine Festival, or singles can find love at a pre-Valentines Day Dating Party. If the price isn't right then here are some free Valentine Day tips for singles.

Over at the South Australian Museum, there's a Dinosaur Revolution happening. Brave and adventurous young children can even spend a night at the museum - a pyjama party is always great fun for kids.

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Love Shack - On a Ferris Wheel

Adelaide Fringe Festival Events
We don't have a tag for you to locate Adelaide Fringe Festival events, so here are some of our reviews of them in no particular order. Some are free things to do, but most will cost a few dollars:
The Love Shack
Fringe on World Tour at The Adelaide Portal
The Talents of Darkness
SPICE: A Singalong at Raj House
Michael Shafar: Kosher Bacon
It's Britney B*tch: A Singalong
Mr Snot Bottom's Stinky Silly Songs
Nimbus Trio - Novum
Matt Byrne's Hott Property
Nature's Pace Basketry Exhibition at Urrbrae House

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Abandoned Houses at the Ghost Town of Ucolta

Other Exciting Things to See and Do in Adelaide
There's so much more to exploring regional South Australia than wine tasting in the Barossa or Clare Valleys. Did you know the rugged beauty of the Flinders Ranges comes at a price, as the residents of ghost town Ucolta found. Other towns like Kapunda flourished and enriched South Australia, before leaving a fascinating legacy at their mines.

When you can't tear yourself away from the city though, you may be surprised what history you can discover on Franklin Street, or wildlife wonders in unexpected places at Victoria Park.

Few of us can resist great food, and a romantic food experience with a friend makes it so much better. See our guide where to go to enjoy just that. The Greek on Halifax could easily be added to the list, while Zayt & Zaatar Restaurant could suit you if you're north of town. But if your best friend is your cat, there's only one option that's just right.

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Great article Dave, a little bit of something for everyone :)
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