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Top Things to Do in Adelaide - September 2018

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Every Year There's New Fun Things to Do at the Royal Show

Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in September
September is the time for the Royal Adelaide Show, when kids in Adelaide and families across South Australia make the annual pilgrimage to the Adelaide Showgrounds. It's a highlight of the year for most children, who pass through the gates with their eyes shining and hands clutching their savings ready to spend on rides, fairy floss and showbags.

For families on a budget here are some tips on saving money at the Royal Show here. The prices haven't been updated, but the same ideas still apply. You can also help others by climbing aboard Dulcie's shop of opportunity at the Show and buying something to help the Hutt Street Centre.

When the excitement and noise of the Royal Adelaide Show becomes too much, then escape the city to the Festival of Nature on the Fleurieu Peninsula coast? Enjoy fine foods, great wines and free things to do until September 9.

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Day Dreams Come True at the May Gibbs Garden at Carrick Hill

What's On in Adelaide - Free Things to Do in September
Spring brings beautiful blossoms everywhere, and makes a visit to Carrick Hill so much better. The new May Gibbs Garden and Childrens Storybook Trail are lots of fun for kids, and there's a new menu to try at the Carrick Hill cafe.

Enjoy hunting for native flora and fauna on a free guided walk at Belair National Park, or discover the hidden history of the parklands on a guided walk through them with the Parklands Association.

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Walk With Bandicoots at Belair National Park

You won't see any blossoms, but a tour of the Happy Valley water treatment plant might convince you not to waste any more money on bottled water.

The warm spring weather in September is the best time to sort out the garden - don't miss the spring plant giveaway or this indoor plant warehouse sale. You will also find rare eucalypts for sale at the free Currency Creek Arboretum Open Days, just down the road from some top-notch wineries.

Dog owners and their furry friends can pick up freebies and save money at this day out, and also learn about the new dog and cat laws.

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Your Favourite Markets in Adelaide Are Back in September

Markets in Adelaide are back in full swing for spring, so check out one of the newest arrivals, the Henley Square market on the last Sunday of September. There's also the Meadows Country Market, Strathalbyn Markets, Adelaide Health and Wellbeing Market and Hahndorf POP market this month.

On cooler days stay warm free at the Migration Museum Departure-Transit-Arrival exhibition, or check out the latest in technology at MOD at UniSA.

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Indulge Science Fantasy at Adelaide Steampunk Festival

Not Free, but Fun Things to Do in Adelaide
It's not too late to make your marmalade for the Australian Marmalade Awards, or go with your sweetheart to the Adelaide Wedding Expo.

One of the most exciting things to see in September is the Adelaide Steampunk Festival, which has a huge range of activities for kids of all ages. The main events take place at the National Railway Museum, with other things to do happening around Port Adelaide. Don't miss it!

Other highlights in September are the Victor Harbor Rock 'n Roll Festival, an All Ford Day at Bonython Park in Adelaide, and a Filipino Banquet Buffet.

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Heritage Buildings: Mount Gambier Railway Roundhouse

Other Exciting Things to See and Do in Adelaide
The fight to protect Adelaide's heritage buildings continues with an application to demolish century old Cobham Hall. The Mount Gambier railway roundhouse has been provisionally heritage listed, but is not safe yet. If you want to help, send an email to the Parliamentary Heritage Enquiry and tell them our heritage deserves better.

September is the right time to get out and see South Australia, and our little-known reserves like the HK Fry Reserve and Watiparinga Reserve are at their best before summer arrives. Here's some great ideas for a road trip to Victor Harbour which should include the Granite Island attractions.

Why not go dining out in Adelaide this month? Graze on great food and wine at Cru Tapas Bar & Kitchen, spice up your life at a Mexican taqueria, eat your fill at Levant Eatery, or enjoy fine dining at Bistro Blackwood in Adelaide.
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