Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in January
Thrill to Amusement Park Rides at Semaphore Summer Carnival
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.
What's On in Adelaide - Free Things to Do in January
Free outdoor movies
Watch Free Outdoor Movies Under the Supermoon
are back in Adelaide throughout January, as are the Semaphore Summer Twilight Markets
and a brand new Unley Night Market. What better way to relax and enjoy the cool of the day?
Catch a free performance in the parklands when Cirque Nocturne Presents Litha
or check out the free things to do at the West Torrens Summer Festival
. There's plenty of great family entertainment for all ages.
Heat waves in Adelaide aren't uncommon during January, but they offer the perfect excuse to take a no pants tram ride
. If you prefer to watch rather than take part, then perhaps the Maslin Beach Nude Games
are more up your street? Both would rate in the top ten fun ways to get naked in public
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?
Not Free, but Fun Things to Do in Adelaide
Wine and Cheese at McLaren Vale? Yes Please!
There's plenty of fun things to do for foodies in January. Relax in the heritage gardens at Summer Sundays at Beaumont House
, follow a cheese and wine trail
at McLaren Vale, or spoil yourself with a Harvest Festival gala dinner
or high tea
At Port Adelaide, try spicy Afghani food at the new Bamyan Hotel
or join the crowd at the awesome Low and Slow American BBQ
. Afterwards pop over to the Maritime Museum to see their latest exhibition Leviathan - an Astonishing History of Whales
Other Exciting Things to See and Do in Adelaide
Residents of the Ghost Town at Hammond Take a Stroll
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
, tour lost towns
of the Adelaide plains or wonder at eerie abandoned railway stations
and their long-forgotten communities.
Stay cool on the River Murray finding things to see and do at Mannum
, explore the heritage trail at Sedan
, or take a walk
to discover Kapunda's heritage attractions
. There's always so many fun things to do in South Australia's country towns.
Stunning Natural Wonders of the Yorke Peninsula
Revel in nature and take a walk to Hindmarsh Falls
, learn about wildlife
at St Peters Billabong
, walk the Yorke
to discover its special spots
, or explore the attractions of Coromandel Valley
Back in Adelaide take a look at nine historical places of interest on Grote St
in Adelaide that Graeme Fanning has found. It's amazing how much history in Adelaide can be found on city streets.
While castles in Adelaide
are hard to find, there are plenty of other awesome places to explore
our history. How about a walk in Hampton Village