Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in January With the excitement of Christmas now a fading memory, the city comes alive in January with a fistful of festivals and fun things to do in Adelaide. First off the rank is the Adelaide French Festival with performances at the Festival Centre and a French Weekend at Carrick Hill bringing free things to do in the gardens.
If French food and culture isn't your thing, head for the seaside to party at the free Semaphore Greek Festival on the same weekend. After eating your fill wander down to the foreshore amusement park and revel in the excitement of the Semaphore Summer Carnival.
The top place to celebrate our national holiday is at Elder Park, with a free concert and two fantastic fireworks shows at Australia Day in the City. Don't miss visiting the new free Urban Beach at Pinky Flat during the day before the concert starts.
The following day there's more fireworks in Adelaide thanks to the Al Salam Festival at Veale Gardens in the south parklands. It's best to come here hungry as there's some amazing food on offer that you won't often find elsewhere.
The free food frenzy that's Fork on the Road is back with a vengeance in January with a Tour de Fork at Elder Park, and Fork on the Grass at Semaphore Park the following week. I wonder what new food trucks we'll find there?
Other Exciting Things to See and Do in Adelaide
Our summer holidays are just the time to escape the city, and we've found some quite special things to do and places to see. Stroll the silent streets of ghost towns at Hammond and Terowie, tour lost towns of the Adelaide plains or wonder at eerie abandoned railway stations and their long-forgotten communities.