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What's on in Adelaide April 2019

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by Michael Genrich (subscribe)
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Published March 23rd 2019
A guide to appreciating autumn in Adelaide this April
Now that 'Mad March' is over, what's next Adelaide?

The weather is still fine and warm and there's still plenty of sunny daylight hours to enjoy our beautiful city and culture.

Here's some April events happening all around Adelaide that'll get you out and about.

Tasting Australia

Tasting Australia, South Australia, Kangaroo Island
Tasting Australia

When: Friday 5 to Sunday 14 April
Where: All over SA

The Tasting Australia Festival is firmly entrenched as Australia's premier festival of eating and drinking. Events are held all over Adelaide and 'Tasting Australia Airlines' even ferries passengers to regional locations for special food and wine events, like a day trip and tour of the best Kangaroo Island has to offer. Get all the details here.

Town Square

Tasting Australia, Victoria Square, Adelaide, Food, Wine
Tasting Australia - Town Square

When: Friday 5 to Sunday 14 April
Where: Victoria Square

Town Square is the vibrant heart of Tasting Australia and offers fine dining, food trucks and everything in between. Get more details here.

ABC Gardeners' Market

ABC Gardeners' Market
Image courtesy Cafe a Go Go Facebook

When: Saturday 13 April
Where: ABC building car park, Collinswood

One of Adelaide's original and favourite gardeners' markets brings a flush of greenery and ABC outside broadcasting to Collinswood once again for 2019. Check out everything a gardener could want along with food, tours of the ABC and a chance to meet some of the stars of Australia's gardening scene. Click here for the details.

Blackwood Craft Market

blackwood, market
Image courtesy Blackwood Markets Facebook

When: Sunday 14 April
Where: Blackwood Memorial Hall

This April's market focuses on wellness and beauty featuring all the usual things you like along with natural therapies, workshops and organic products. It's on 10am 3pm. Check details here.

Glenthorne Park Open Days

open days, free, glenthorne national park
Image courtesy National Parks SA Instagram

When: Saturday 6 April
Where: Glenthorne Farm

Adelaide is getting a brand new national park within the city boundaries. The government has seized the opportunity to create this huge new park by linking the management of the open space around O'Halloran Hill and Hallett Cove and April is the perfect time to explore it! Get the details here.

Hiking Expo

Image courtesy Walking SA

When: Sunday 14 April
Where: Belair National Park

April is the opening of the South Australian walking season and this is a great way to get acquainted with the organisations, stores and brands that help make hiking such a great experience in South Australia. Click here for more details.

Adelaide International Kite Festival

semaphore, kite, festival
Image courtesy Adelaide International Kite Festival

When: Saturday 20 to Monday 22 April
Where: Semaphore Beach

A literal explosion of colour and movement will ride the sea breezes at Semaphore Beach once again this April. This one is great for kids, and you'll see some unusual and very large kites being flown. Check here for details.

Adelaide Busking Festival

adelaide, busking, festival
Image courtesy Adelaide Busking Festival

When: Friday 26 to Sunday 28 April
Where: Light Square

This compact little festival has made Light Square its home and is an excellent opportunity to support grassroots artists in Adelaide. There'll be all sorts of entertainment along with an excellent range of food trucks making this an event not to miss in the city. Details here.

Aladdin - The Musical at the Adelaide Festival Centre

Aladdin, Festival Centre, Adelaide
Image courtesy Aladdin - The Musical - Facebook page

When: Saturday 6 April to Sunday 9 June
Where: Adelaide Festival Centre

All the big shows play at the iconic Adelaide Festival Centre and this year, Disney's Aladdin is brought to life on the big stage! Kids will love this show and school holidays are the perfect time! Book tickets here.

Sandstorm Events presents The Jungle Book, in Sand!

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Image courtesy

When: Saturday 13 April to Sunday 28 April
Where: Harts Mill, Port Adelaide

Twelve sand sculptors will take 450 tonnes of sand and bring all your favourite Jungle Book characters to life in sculpture! Kids can even join in the fun and have a go at sculpting some sand themselves! Check the details here.

Food@5085 at Stockade Botanical Park

When: Saturday 13 April
Where: Stockade Botanical Park

One of the events affiliated with Tasting Australia. Food@5085 is specially focused on bringing the many cultures living in the Port Adelaide Enfield council area together to share each other's food and culture. Check out this article for more info.

There's also plenty of events happening close to Adelaide! Why not take a day trip to the country and enjoy some regional events?

Barossa Vintage Festival

When: Wednesday 24 April to Sunday 28 April
Where: Barossa Valley

An Australian icon, the Barossa Valley is home to our most famous wineries and restaurants yet the Vintage Festival manages to celebrate all its bounty with an authentic local flavour. If you want to feel like a local in one of the worlds most renowned regions, April is the time. Get the details here.

SA Autumn Garden Festival

SA Autumn Garden Festival
Image courtesy SA Autumn Garden Festival

When: Sunday 7 April
Where: Clare Showgrounds, Clare

Head up Main North Road to Clare and enjoy a stroll around the beautiful showgrounds. Stay a while to immerse yourself in this beautiful part of South Australia! Details here.

SA Wooden Boat Festival[B]

wooden boat festival, goolwa
Image courtesy SA Wooden Boat Festival Instagram

[B]When: Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April
Where: Goolwa Wharf

The Goolwa wharf precinct comes alive with the wooden boats of a bygone era. This year there's plenty to see and do as you reminisce on times gone by and celebrate the opportunities in this beautiful region. You can ride the Cockle Train to Victor Harbor, try your hand at kayaking, or visit the mouth of the mighty Murray River while you're there. You're also only a hop, skip and a jump from famous wine regions like Langhorne Creek and Mclaren Vale!
More details here.
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I thought daylight saving ended first Sunday in April not easter
by klink (score: 0|4) 821 days ago
Thank you, Tema!
by Michael Genrich (score: 3|1764) 795 days ago
What a fantastic selection of events that are lined up this month - thanks for such an informative guide of activities and events, Michael :)
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