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What's On in Adelaide This Month: Your Ultimate April Guide

There’s an endless list of exciting events happening in Adelaide this month.

YUKI

As we eagerly embrace the cooler nights and autumnal hues of April, it’s time to dive head first into endless fun during the most wonderful, festival-filled time of the year. There are plenty of exciting and inspiring activities and activations in Adelaide as the city continues to show what makes it so special.

From cultural events and music festivals, to bottomless lunches and gin competitions, endless adventures abound around town. Book a weekend away, explore the city at night, shop ‘til you drop and more throughout April in Adelaide.

So, gather up the gang and get outside with our guide of what's on in Adelaide this month.

WHAT'S ON IN ADELAIDE: FESTIVALS, ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra - She Speaks

She Speaks by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra celebrates a vast range of female musical voices and composers. Co-curated by Anne Cawrse and Belinda Gehlert, four shows are to unfold across two days, both afternoon and nighttime, starting off with 'Unearth,' which is a mesmerising lunchtime performance by the Australian String Quartet and Noriko Tadano on the shamisen. The final performance, 'Discover,' will feature the whole of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as they delight audiences with songs written by female composers, both Australian and international. It's an immersive event you won't want to miss.

Friday 31st May and Saturday 1st June

Various times and locations, see website for details

Morphettville Races

Morphettville Autumn Racing Carnival

A racing extravaganza is coming to Morphettville this autumn! This year's Sportsbet Adelaide Racing Carnival is gearing up to be the biggest yet, spanning three action-packed weekends of Group 1 excitement.

With two $1-million races kicking off the festivities, it's set to make history in South Australian racing. From the Australasian Oaks to the Robert Sangster Stakes, Derby Day, and Goodwood Day, there's something for every racing enthusiast.

Plus, get your fashion game on point with Fashion Curator Chris Kontos leading the style scene. Don't miss out on this electrifying carnival experience.

May 4th - Derby Day, tickets available here

May 11th - Goodwood Day, tickets available here

Morphettville Racecourse, Morphett Road, Morphettville

SummerSalt

SummerSalt Presents Ocean Alley

Summer may be over, but the sun hasn't gone away just yet. SummerSalt is bringing Ocean Alley to Point Malcolm Reserve, and this fun day out is for all ages, so you can bring the whole family (note that anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian). Ocean Alley will be supported by Hockey Dad and other guests, including Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, Coterie, West Thebarton, Rum Jungle, and Clews. Get your mates together and head to Point Malcolm Reserve to enjoy what could be one of the last days of sunshine!

Tickets from $109.90

Get your tickets here

343 Military Road, Semaphore Park

Gather Round Footy Festival

Macca's Footy Festival at Gather Round

The AFL Gather Round Footy Festival has undergone a rebranding and is now known as the Macca's Footy Festival, yet the excitement remains unchanged! Across four thrilling days, you're invited to indulge in a wide array of entertainment such as watching the teams train, try a range of tasty foods fit for a footballer, and activities suitable for everyone, highlighted by the exhilarating 150 metre zip line spanning The River Torrens. 

Thursday 4th April to Sunday 7th April

See website for event programme

King William Road, Adelaide

Elvis: A Musical Revolution

Elvis: A Musical Revolution

Elvis Presley has been a topic on the tip of everyone's tongue recently with Elvis being released in 2022, and Priscilla coming out late last year. So there's no better time than to go and see Elvis: A Musical Revolution playing at Her Majesty's Theatre during the first three weeks of April. Featuring over 40 of Elvis' hit songs,  this performance explores and celebrates the King of Rock 'n' Roll's life in a captivating show.

Wednesday 3rd April to Sunday 21st April

Tickets from $69.00, secure yours here

58 Grote Street, Adelaide

Barossa Arts Festival

Barossa Arts Festival

The Barossa Arts Festival is now in full swing! Throughout April, dive into a world of vivid hues, captivating melodies, artistic expression, and cultural immersion in the picturesque Barossa Valley. Talented artists lead enlightening workshops, and there is a plethora of inspiring events and entertainment to keep you busy! Whether you're seeking to nurture your creative spirit or simply indulge in artistic flair, there's something for everyone.

Until 30th April

43 Murray Street, Tanunda

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical

TINA - The Tina Turner Musical

Rock and Roll seems to be making a resurgence in popularity in Adelaide. After you've seen the King's performance, it's time to go and see the Queen's, too. TINA - The Tina Turner Musical will be at Adelaide's Festival Theatre from April 24th until the end of May, and it's a performance you won't want to miss. Filled with lively action, a range of Tina Turner's iconic songs including Simply the Best, Proud Mary and River Deep – Mountain High, amazing singing and impressive dancing, you'll have a blast.

24th April until May 31st

Tickets from $69.00, secure yours here

King William Road, Adelaide

Neoterica Artist's Lineup

Neoterica 

There's an ambitious celebration of South Australia's contemporary art scene that's landed in the city this month. It's a major survey exhibition called Neoterica - and it'll both captivate and transport its audiences with a unique blend of visual arts and literary responses. As part of the Adelaide Festival, this expansive showcase is a true testament to the vibrant creative spirit that thrums through the heart of Adelaide and its local talent. A must-see event this month in Adelaide. 

Until April 14th

Free event 

North Eastern Concourse, Adelaide Railway Station, Adelaide 

WHAT'S ON IN ADELAIDE: ACTIVITY & GETAWAY

Salty Sips

Salty Sips

There's never been a better time to set some healthy habits, with January being the most popular month to set your resolutions. If one of your goals is improving your health and wellness or finding new friends, then make your way down to Henley or Glenelg Beach every Wednesday morning for a session of yoga and an ocean dip at sunrise with Salty Sips. Run by the beautiful Human.Kind team, you will be surrounded by hundreds of like minded individuals as together you start your day with movement and clarity at this free weekly event. Bliss.

Every Wednesday morning from 6.30am

Alternating between Glenelg and Henley Beach each week, check the schedule here.

WHAT'S ON IN ADELAIDE: SHOPPING & MARKETS

Glenelg Sunset Markets

Glenelg Sunset Markets

If youhaven't been to the Glenelg Sunset Markets this summer, now's your final chance. It's the ultimate outdoor beach market, with over 60 100, art and homewares stalls, delicious local eats and live music abundant. You'll find it located at the iconic Glenelg foreshore at Moseley Square; it's free entry and family friendly to boot! A great way to experience the magic of Glenelg, the markets are only on once a month during summer, so don't miss out. 

Sunday, April 14th, 11.00am to 5.00pm

Moseley Square, Glenelg 4

Stirling Market

Stirling Market

The Stirling Market is back again this month, with the April edition promising a fun autumnal feel and a great day out. With a number of food and drink stalls, live music and a relaxed atmosphere, why not head out to the Hills to find something special for yourself or a loved one? Be surrounded by the stunning Stirling streets and welcoming locals as you browse through local vendors with everything from artisan chocolates, unique homewares, beauty products, plants, jewellery, handbags and accessories.

Sunday 28th April, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Druld Avenue, Stirling

Adelaide Hills Farmers Market

Adelaide Hills Farmers Market

Feel the community spirit at the weekly Adelaide Hills Farmers Market and their array of organic and chemical free produce. Stock up your pantry with fresh groceries, hand-made conserves and delicious wine, beer, cider and gin, all available thanks to local stall holders. Alongside the tasty goods, you can be tempted by regular demonstrations on cooking, gardening or the environment hosted by the markets experienced providers, who are always more than willing to share their knowledge and invite you to participate. Every first Saturday of the month you can find a selection of artisan stallholders in the mix, selling hand-crafted furniture, candles, jewellery, ceramics and more.

Every Saturday, 8.30am to 12.30pm

23 Mann Street, Mount Barker

WHAT'S ON IN ADELAIDE: FOOD & DRINK

Raclette Igloo Experience

An Immersive Raclette Igloo Experience

After sell-out events in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney last year, the viral Raclette Igloo Experience is coming to Adelaide for the first time next month. Adelaide's Festival Plaza will be transformed into a French Alpine village, complete with luxury igloos, falling snow, fire pits and fairy lights. Once nestled inside your private igloo, you'll be able to feast on up to two kilos of rich, creamy, melted Raclette cheese complete with an exquisite selection of cured meats, boiled potatoes, pickled onions and cornichons - and a glass of mulled wine to match. 

From Friday, May 10 until Sunday, June 9

Book tickets here.

Norwood Food & Wine Festival (Image credit: South Australia)

Norwood Food & Wine Festival

The Norwood Food & Wine Festival returns with a bang, promising a delightful experience for the whole family. Gather your loved ones and immerse yourself in a celebration of local bars, cafés, and restaurants, alongside a diverse selection of wine, beer, and spirit makers from across the state. Admission is complimentary, granting you access to delectable offerings from renowned establishments such as The Bath Hotel, Amadio Wines, arkhé, Norwood Hotel, and Argo.

Sunday 7th April, 11.00am to 8.00pm

Free entry

The Parade, Norwood

YUKI

YUKI Bali Comes to Adelaide

We all know Aussie's love Bali. So, Bali's most-loved Japanese restaurant, YUKI, is coming to Adelaide! For two days  only, Chef Yudha Permana is joining the award-winning yakitori master, Chef Adam Liston at Shōbōsho and ShoSho. The lunch at Shōbōsho on the 14th of April will celebrate the Japanese technique of cooking over fire, whereas the ShoSho dinner on 15th April will showcase the artistry of raw fish and tempura. These  two events are not to be missed, and will be an unforgettable experience for any Japanese foodie!

Shōbōsho Lunch: Sunday 14th April, from 12.00pm

Book here

17 Leigh St, Adelaide

ShoSho Dinner: Monday 15th April, from 7.00pm

Book here

164 King William Rd, Hyde Park

iTL

Paninis Galore at iTL

As the weather cools down and the seasons change, we feel ourselves craving the warming, comforting foods that come along with autumn and winter - and that includes lots of carbs. Or current obsession? Paninis. And iTL must have heard our stomachs grumbling, because they've introduced a weekday lunchtime menu item that's too good to resist: deliciously warm, freshly made and toasted paninis. There are numerous menu options available, all stuffed in fluffy house-made focaccia bread. And for $25, you can enjoy your panini with a bottle of San Pellegrino (and free parking) - the traditional Italian way. They're so good, even your nonno will be nodding his head in approval.

Weekdays from 3rd April, 12.00pm to 2.00pm

125 North Terrace, Adelaide

The Enchanted Fig Tree

Dine in the Enchanted Fig Tree

Dine inside the majestic limbs and shimmering leaves of this extraordinary living venue this month.

The Enchanted Fig Tree is over 120 years old, and not only is it open for lunches four days a week, it also offers magical Starlit Dinners three nights a week.

As night falls, the tree transforms into a spectacle of colours under the moonlight, providing a captivating backdrop for an extraordinary dining experience. 

But book in quick. This magical dining destination only runs through to early April!. 

Until 8th April

Book here

The Enchanted Fig Tree, 5995 N Coast Road, Middle River

Patritti Wines

Fridays & Sundays at Patritti's Cellar II 

Cellar II at Patritti is always a good time - and right now they have two incredible Friday and Sunday sessions.

Every Friday night, they have a rotating selection of some of the best food trucks in town and live music from local artists. It's a great way to unwind after a long week.

Every Sunday includes a more rotating food trucks and live music from local artists - and it's the perfect way to end the weekend on a high note!

Both sessions will of course include them pouring all of their favourite wines behind the bar as well as beer, cider and non-alcoholic options.

Find out more here

13-23 Clacton Road, Dover Gardens, Adelaide 

Looking for more exciting and fun things happening in Adelaide this month? Fill up your social calendar with endless options for good times around the city! Discover Adelaide’s best spots for food and drink including where to get an excellent coffee or maybe something a little stronger in some of our favourite bars.

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