The Fringe Festival opening night party is on Friday the 15th February from 6pm to 11pm and is a free, family-friendly event. It includes the Adelaide Night Markets on North Terrace, plenty of performances and the switching-on of the fringe's newest light projection project, Yabarra - Gathering of Light. The live performances run from 6 pm - 10 pm. Fringe opening night is always a great family night out.
Each year the Street Art Explosion program commissions Australia's best emerging and established artists to create large-scale murals across Adelaide's city and suburbs, contributing to Adelaide's international reputation as a vibrant and artistic city. Since 2016, Street Art Explosion has been responsible for the creation of 32 public murals across Adelaide – download the map here and see if you can find them all!
RCC (ex-Royal Croquet Club) takes over the University of Adelaide. Party people should check out Dusk Till Dawn on the maths lawns on Friday and Saturday nights during the Fringe. Free entry before 9pm.
St. Jerome's Laneway Festival has always been about presenting leading new artists and essential artists to follow. This year's line-up includes Aussie acts Baker Boy and Cosmo's Midnight, alongside other acts from all over the world. Unique locations, interesting layouts and eclectic young crowds set Laneway Festival apart from the others. Laneway Festival Adelaide 2019 is again at Harts Mill, Port Adelaide.
Garden of Unearthly Delights
Image courtesy Garden of Unearthly Delights Facebook
The garden takes over the parklands between Frome Road and North Terrace from 14th February to the 17th March. 'The Garden' as it's become known locally has been a bit of a parklands icon since its inception and incorporates food and show rides in amongst the multitude of Fringe Festival show venues dotted around the park. It's popular with families for its bustling carnival atmosphere and is open for families from 5pm to midnight. Longer hours apply for over 18's and on weekends and public holidays. Check the details here.
Right on the foreshore in between Moseley Square and the jetty, this ferris wheel is huge! Take the family to watch the sunset and soak in the atmosphere of Australia's greatest beach! The Giant Ferris Wheel is open from 9.30am until 9:30pm every day until the 24th February. Tickets: $10
This lounge club on Glenelg Beach is designed along the lines of luxurious beach clubs in Europe and Asia. Come and enjoy fine food and drink on the sand amid the laidback summery atmosphere of Glenelg Beach.
An old Mclaren Vale favourite has grown into a new location and just keeps getting better! Come and celebrate all things chilli on the weekend of 9th and 10th Feb in Willunga. Get all you need to know here.
Join the thousands of Aussies taking part in the Cancer Council's Relay For Life this year to help in the fight against cancers. The relay is great fun for everyone! You can still start or join a team in the Adelaide Central 2019 Relay on the 23rd and 24th Feb at Mile End Stadium.
Even though summer is fast coming to a close there are still some outdoor cinema experiences to be had around Adelaide this February. Check these out if you're nearby!
1. Lightsview Valentine's Day Outdoor Movie Night - Waterford Reserve Lightsview. Thu 14th February 2019, 7:30 pm sharp. Free popcorn and free valentine's gifts! Check details here.
2. Klemzig Cinema in the Park – Klemzig Reserve. Sat 9th Feb and Fri 22nd Feb. Details.
3. YAC's Movies in the Park 2019. Thorndon Park Reserve. Sat 9th Feb. Details.
4. Moonlight Cinema – Botanic Park. Until Feb 17th.
5. Civic Park outdoor cinema – Modbury. 8th Feb. Details.