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Top Things to Do in Adelaide - October 2018

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Free Things to Do - Government House Open Day

Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in October
The October school holidays are here again, and families with children are hunting around Adelaide for fun things to do and activities for kids. You're in luck this month because the Nature Play Festival has a brilliant range of school holiday activities, and some of them are free. In North Adelaide don't miss the free fun for kids at the Eighty-eight O'Connell Pop-up Nature Maze, conveniently close to shopping and a range of great places to eat.

On October 7 there's a double header of open days: both Government House and Adelaide Town Hall are open to the public, offering more free things to do. Try to visit early if you can to beat the crowds.

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Families Will Love Fork on the Road at Orphanage Park

What's On in Adelaide - Free Things to Do in October
Adelaide's favourite free food festival is back south of the city, with Fork on the Road returning to Orphanage Park at Goodwood. It was packed out last year, but there's always a huge range of food trucks to choose from. As always expect free live music entertainment and free activities for kids.

Waymouth Street is letting its hair down for the Spring Edition Street Party again on October 12, and you can burn off any surplus calories the following day at the free Adelaide Zombie Walk. If that's not really your thing, take a free guided walk at Belair National Park. repeated the following Sunday.

Later in October there's another free guided walk, this time in the Adelaide Parklands. Families with kids will enjoy the special atmosphere of OzAsia Festival's free Moon Lantern Parade, and the Festival of Lights.

For something quite different, the Chiharu Shiota exhibition at the Art Gallery finishes in October, or hear great Australian bush funeral stories with Bill Swampy Marsh.

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Enjoy One and All at Boatfest Heritage Wooden Boats

Not Free, but Fun Things to Do in Adelaide
The Australian Plant Society's flower display and plant sale on October 6-7 only costs a few dollars entry, and you will get loads of free gardening advice. Alternatively escape the city on a South Coast Wine Train trip, or on a Murder and Madness tour at Z Ward,

Down in Port Adelaide take advantage of cheap entry to museums in the port to celebrate Boatfest - the Port Adelaide Wooden Heritage Boat Festival. Want to party? try the Gin Showcase at the Arkaba Hotel, check out the fun things to do at Meadows Country Fair, or get a double dose at CheeseFest and Ferment.

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The Beautiful Colours of Spring in October

Other Exciting Things to See and Do in Adelaide
October is the best time to see nature at its best. What better place to do it then at five little-known National Trust reserves. Wittunga Botanic Gardens also puts on an awesome display full of colour right now.

Take the family or the dog and explore the new facilities at Roy Marten Park: the council have done a fantastic job, as you would expect for six million bucks. When you're stuck on your own in Adelaide the city has many hidden attractions, here are just some you can find on Halifax Street.

Experience new food choices at these eateries our writers have reviewed recently: Mexican at Taco Quetzalcoatl, Chinese at My Wokstory, or take your pick at the Flying Fig.

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Why? Make the most of free things to do and festivals this month
Where: Adelaide, SA
Cost: Many are free events, but not all.
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Cheers Paul, yes once the weather bcomes warmer we're spoilt for choice.
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11307) 948 days ago
Great article - there's always lots on! Thanks for the link :)
by Paula McManus (score: 3|3667) 948 days ago
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