Springtime in Adelaide!

This Sunday is the first day of Spring!

There are so many fun things for you and your friends to experience this September in Adelaide – so spring to it!

Tall Ships visit Port Adelaide until 1 September
Royal Adelaide Show  6 to 14 September
OzAsia Festival 13 to 29 September
Sunday Mail City-Bay Fun Run 2013 15 September


Get on-board for a Tall Ship experience in Port Adelaide

Dutch tall ships

Want to do something very different this weekend? The Dutch tall ships, Europa, Tecla and Oosterchelde will be amongst 5 tall ships to visit the historic of Port Adelaide until Sunday 1 September as part of the a journey tracing historic trade routes around the world.

To celebrate their arrival, the Festival of Maritime Trades is being held wharf-side in Port Adelaide with the  ships open to the public on Saturday 31 August. Traditional sailmakers, blacksmiths, coopers, rope workers and model makers will demonstrate their skills. So get on-board for this unique experience!

The Show is coming!

The Royal Adelaide Show is just around the corner! Held at the Adelaide Showground, just outside the Adelaide city CBD, the Show is the biggest community event in South Australia and runs between 6-14 September attracting people from all over the state.

Plan your day so that you can get the most out of your experience at the Show!
Some of the things not to miss include:

  • Carnival – test your skills and win the big prizes on your favourite sideshows  at the Carnival Rides – line up and get ready to laugh and scream on your favourite rides
  • Showbags – buy up big in the Wayville Pavilion with over 300 different showbags to choose from
  • Pavilions – your challenge is to visit ALL of the stalls in ALL of the pavilions!

 OzAsia Festival

OzAsiaFestival, AdelaideThe OzAsia Festival is a celebration of the cultural diversity of Asia that is found in Adelaide. Running between 13-29 September the spotlight in 2013 is on Malaysia with the Malay Tiger selected as the icon of the festival. The Malay Tiger is the national animal of Malaysia and is a symbol of bravery, strength and regality.

The program is action packed with theatre, dance, music, film, exhibitions and food. Additional countries represented in the program include Korea, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, India, Korea, Japan, Turkey, Philippines, Iraq, the Himalayas and Australia.

The pinnacle event of the Festival is the Moon Lantern Festival, held under the full moon on 19 September in Elder Park on the bank of the Torrens River right in the heart of Adelaide.  The event is free and everyone is welcome. There will be workshops, performances, delectable food and market stalls. Enjoy the Moon Lantern Parade at sunset followed by the spectacular fireworks display.

Refer to event brochure for full program including venues and entry costs.

City to Bay Fun Run

The Scity-bay-fun-run-2013unday Mail City-Bay Fun Run on Sunday 15 September is an annual event that sees more than 40,000 participants from Adelaide, interstate and overseas run, walk or wheelchair their way from the Adelaide city centre to Glenelg Beach.

The event has three starts, 12km, 6km and 3km so there is something for everyone from the fun runners to elite athletes. People of all ages and fitness levels, including charities, corporate groups, families, community groups, school groups, and elite athletes are all trying to better their time or achieve a goal.

And if you are not competing, you can still get involved by cheering on the competitors or joining in the celebrations at the finish line at Glenelg Beach! So get involved in this iconic Adelaide event which it good for your health, good for the community and is lots of fun!

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