Events

The Adelaide Riverbank is home to some of the city's most exciting cultural events, entertaining and educating locals and visitors alike throughout the year.

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There is always something to do at the Adelaide Riverbank.

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Yidaki: Didjeridu and the Sound of Australia

South Australian Museum

Friday 3 March – Friday 16 July

The didjeridu is the iconic sound of Australia. From a stringy bark forest in Arnhem Land, to the concert halls of Europe, the sound of yidaki (didjeridu) speaks of the landscapes and cultures of Australia and its First People. Yet the instrument’s cultural foundations, contemporary meanings and unique musical qualities are poorly understood.

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Table of crabs

Sean's Kitchen Crab Carnival

Sean's Kitchen

Tuesday 21 March – Sunday 16 April

Sean’s Kitchen are celebrating all things crab-tastic with a special crab menu and a weekly ‘Louisiana Crab Broil’.

Try one of Sean’s crabby classics; ranging from crab tacos and po boys to our King Crab mac & cheese or our famous chilli crab linguini. Wash it down with a ‘Crabby Mary’ or Sean’s Crab Apple Sangria.

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The Secret Garden Party

The Secret Garden Party

Adelaide Zoo

Friday 31 March

Enjoy canapes and drinks on the gorgeous Central Lawns of the Adelaide Zoo, pull on your dancing shoes for our live music acts, and soak up all the fun this night has to offer… all in support of CanTeen!

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Art Gallery of South Australia

NEO Teen Takeover!

Art Gallery of South Australia

Friday 31 March

In a Gallery first, Neo is celebrating National Youth Week by throwing an exclusive and free festival just for teens! At the one-night-only Teen Takeover, get a VIP look at the Gallery after hours as it comes alive with performance, film, music, dancing, theatre, circus and more! Bring old friends and make new ones, as you create, experiment and take risks alongside professional artists and hundreds of other teens.

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Monkies at Adelaide Zoo

ZOOcation Care school holiday program

Adelaide Zoo

Saturday 1 April – Monday 8 May

Join us for an unforgettable ZOOcation experience. Spend the day getting to know all the animals that call Adelaide Zoo home.

Come along from 9am – 4pm and spend the day with a qualified Conservation Educator exploring the Adelaide Zoo.

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Close up of tiger's eye

Animals in Focus Photography Course – Basics and Advanced

Adelaide Zoo

Saturday 1 April 2017 – Sunday 28 January 2018

Photography Lindsay Poland from ‘Camera Perfect’ takes you on a tour through the beautiful surroundings of Adelaide Zoo to share his secrets of perfect animal photography. Learn how to photograph through glass and how to make the wire disappear plus more techniques that will help to enhance your photography skills.

These one-day (6 hours, 10am – 5pm) courses will focus mainly on “hands on” photography.

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Port Power football players

PORT ADELAIDE VS. FREMANTLE

Adelaide Oval

Sunday 2 April

Watch Port Power take on Fremantle at Adelaide Oval.

Experience one of the best game days in Australian sport live with a Port Adelaide home game at the electric Adelaide Oval in 2017.

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Wedding flower display

Wedding Showcase

InterContinental Adelaide

Sunday 2 April

Create a wedding celebration that is distinctively you, with the help of the InterContinental Adelaide dedicated wedding managers who can tap into the local knowledge from all InterContinental hotels around the world. South Australia’s top wedding suppliers will come together at Adelaide’s most glamorous wedding venue when InterContinental Adelaide hosts its Wedding Showcase in April. With the perfect mix of style, luxury and attentive service, our experienced wedding team will help you create the wedding you truly desire.

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Floating Melodies on The Popeye

Floating Melodies | Harmony & Haighs

Popeye

Sunday 2 April

What do you get when you put together delicious a cappella harmonies and iconic South Australian chocolate? The sweet treat that is Harmony and Haigh’s. Two leading SA a cappella groups have joined forces to present a feast of song on board the Popeye on the River Torrens (Karrawirra Parri). Award-winning women’s chorus High Spirits Harmony will be joined by dashing men’s quartet DQ for a feast of musical magic. Performing separately and together, High Spirits Harmony and DQ will bring you a mixed assortment of contemporary and other music ranging from The Beatles to barbershop to Billy Joel.

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Football crowds at Adelaide Oval

ADELAIDE CROWS VS. PORT ADELAIDE

Adelaide Oval

Saturday 8 April

Join the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide Football Club go head to head in another epic showdown at Adelaide Oval.

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FIRST FRIDAYS | Art Versus Rodin

Art Gallery of South Australia

Friday 7 April

Be the first to see a new work in development by Chris Scherer ofVitalstatistix/PADA, inspired by dance pioneer and radical icon, Isadora Duncan. Hear about the revolutionary artist Auguste Rodin with a guided tour, listen to the experimental sounds of composer Adam Page or view all 6 Episodes of Home: The Art of Ian Strange including a Q & A with the artist.

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Heirloom Weekend

Adelaide Botanic Garden

Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 April

Join The Diggers Club team and Adelaide Botanic Garden staff at Heirloom Weekend, celebrating heirloom vegetables, plants, seeds and produce, and featuring live music and children’s activities.

Join in free expert-led workshops, see fabulous heirloom vegetable displays as well as goats fleece being spun into mohair, hand goat shearing demonstrations, old variety chickens and bees, baked goods, produce and preserves to take home and enjoy.

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Santana live in Botanic Park

Santana Live

Botanic Park

Sunday 9 April

Legendary guitar virtuoso, multi Grammy Award winner and a Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer, Carlos Santana, and his band SANTANA, will take in five huge dates across the country on his Transmogrify Tour, including a show at Adelaide’s iconic Botanic Park.

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Chef Jeffrey Tan

AN EVENING WITH JEFFREY TAN

Riverside Restaurant

Wednesday 12 April

Feed your worldly senses with a taste of the exquisite with an evening with internationally renowned chef Jeffrey Tan. Enjoy a five course, exclusive set menu sponsored by Holco specifically crafted for Riverside Restaurant and matched with Paracombe Wines on Wednesday 12 April from 6:30pm for $130 per person.

Motorbike stunt riders

Nitro Circus

Adelaide Oval

Thursday 13 April

Direct from sell out shows across the globe, the world’s greatest action sports show, Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live, is returning to Adelaide Oval in 2017.

Featuring 40 of the world’s best extreme athletes in freestyle motocross, BMX and Skate, plus a host of ridiculous contraptions being launched 50ft into the air by the crazy Nitro daredevils.

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BRICK-A-LAIDE

Brick-a-Laide

Adelaide Convention Centre

Friday 14 – Saturday 15 April

Brick-a-laide, Adelaide’s biggest and most comprehensive LEGO® fan event will be back next Easter Long Weekend at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Featuring an unbeatable line up of creations, showcased by local and interstate modellers and creators, expect to see a wide range of world class displays.

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Adelaide Crows players

ADELAIDE CROWS VS. ESSENDON

Adelaide Oval

Saturday 15 April

Watch the Adelaide Crows take on Essendon at Adelaide Oval.

Boasting a high scoring forward-line, the Crows are one of the most popular teams in the AFL, with an average crowd of over 45,000 fans turning up to cheer them on at Adelaide Oval each home game.

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Game of Life

Migration Museum

Saturday 15 – Sunday 30 April

Play the ‘Game of Life’ at the Migration Museum

You are in Adelaide in the 1800s, where your luck is made by the roll of the dice. Your clothing may not be suitable for your age or the season, it might feel hot and scratchy – you have to make do with what you have!

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Revolting Girls and Rotting Boys

Migration Museum

Tuesday 18 – Friday 28 April

This one hour activity  will explore the lives  of a few of  the ‘revolting girls’ who passed through the Destitute Asylum in the mid-1800s and the  ‘rotting boys’  who lived on the Hulk Fitzjames between 1880- 1891. Come in, dress up, line up, and fess up to your crimes. Have fun working though the choices that you made and your eventual  destination. Working through five different stations, explore what life was like for these children.

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Girl eating watermelon

April School Holiday Program

Adelaide Botanic Garden

Tuesday 18 – Friday 28 April

Adelaide Botanic Garden’s stacked school holiday program is back, with holiday activities suitable for 5-12 year olds kicking off on Tuesday 18 April!

Activities have been designed to promote fun, hands-on learning about plants, people and the environment, and parents are encouraged to book early – spots will sell out!

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Port Power football players

PORT ADELAIDE VS. CARLTON

Adelaide Oval

Friday 21 April

Watch Port Adelaide take on Carlton at Adelaide Oval.

Experience one of the best game days in Australian sport live with a Port Adelaide home game at the electric Adelaide Oval in 2017.

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Art Gallery of South Australia

School holiday program | Making Faces

Art Gallery of South Australia

Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 April

Explore how feelings are expressed in faces on a guided tour then sculpt in clay to transform into a face.

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Versus Rodin Drawing Tour

Art Gallery of South Australia

Sunday 23 April

Join artist and educator Luke Thurgate on a drawing tour of Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time. Materials supplied and no prior experience necessary.

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Yidaki: Didjeridu and the Sound of Australia | School Holiday Program

South Australian Museum

Monday 24 – Friday 28 April

The didjeridu is the iconic sound of Australia. From a stringy bark forest in Arnhem Land, to the concert halls of Europe, the sound of yidaki (didjeridu) speaks of the landscapes and cultures of Australia and its First People.

The Museum’s popular school holiday program offers unique opportunities for children to connect with and be excited by science and culture; to be involved in something out of the ordinary that they might not get to experience at home or school.

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Something on Saturday

Something On Saturday

Festival Theatre

Saturday 23 April – Saturday 26 August

Hey kids! Something on Saturday is back – celebrating 40 years of awesome winter fun for 0–10 year olds!

Each week gives kids fabulous live performances from just $12. Plus, there’s free Foundation Kids Corner workshops – so get your hands dirty making fun arts and crafts. Perfect for both adults and kids!

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Vegetables

Tasting Australia | Feasting in the Garden

Adelaide Botanic Garden

Sunday 30 April – Friday 5 May

Kitchen gardens are a long-standing cultural tradition, providing fresh seasonal vegetables year-round across the world.

Meet us at the Visitor Information Centre and our expert garden guides will take you for a Tasting Australia associated tour of the kitchen garden, explaining how different cultures use various vegetables.

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James Morrison

International Jazz Day Gala

Festival Theatre

Sunday 30 April

A Gala Concert showcasing the best jazz talent from South Australia and beyond to celebrate International Jazz Day.
Featuring James Morrison, Gordon Goodwin & The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre in association with Generations In Jazz.

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Versus Rodin Drawing Tour

Art Gallery of South Australia

Sunday 23 April

Join artist and educator Luke Thurgate on a drawing tour of Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time. Materials supplied and no prior experience necessary.

Find out more.

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