5 Things To Do If You’re Visiting Adelaide This Easter Long Weekend

Stuck for ideas on what to do this Easter long weekend? Here’s 5 reasons you should visit Adelaide.

If you’re travelling to Adelaide this Easter to spend quality time with family, OR to try and do as many activities as you can squeeze in to the four-day weekend, we’ve got you sorted!

Here’s five reasons to come to Adelaide over the Easter long weekend.


Adelaide’s biggest LEGO event – Brick-a-laide – returns this Easter long weekend (Friday 14-15th April) at the Adelaide Convention Centre for its third year of pure LEGO magic!

The two-day event will feature an amazing line up of LEGO sculptures and creations. There will be 90 individual displays from over 136 exhibitors showcased. Not only will there be an endless amount of LEGO to look at, but there’ll also be interactive activities for kids, competitions, a Brick Café and more. This is definitely one for the whole family!

If you’re a real block-head, you’ll want to jump on purchasing a souvenir brick stat. Besides selling out every year, they have your name and date printed on the brick to commemorate the weekend.

There are hourly entry sessions that run from 8.30am to 3.30pm each day, and the event closes at 6pm.

With each session having a limited capacity, be sure to get your tickets early, here.

Stay at InterContinental Adelaide

Why not treat yourself over the long weekend? We’re thinking something bigger and better than just an extra piece of chocolate. Head into the city and stay at the luxurious InterContinental Adelaide for a fraction of the price.

The InterContinental Adelaide is offering an exclusive rate of $150.00 per night for a King superior room. To book, please click here.

Oh, and it’s pretty much right next door to the Adelaide Convention Centre, so you could walk over to Brick-A-Laide for the day, and not have to worry about the hassle of parking! Just sayin’

Get in quick, and book here.

Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival

The biggest event on the Oakbank yearly calendar – the Easter races which are held from Saturday 15th – Monday 17th April.

With an excuse to dress up, have a barbie (you can bring your own FYI), a few champers and basically just a fun day out with friends and family, the Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival – held on Easter Saturday and Monday – is one social event you don’t want to miss.

And it’s not just the adults who can have fun! It’s a family-oriented event, so there’s plenty of activities and entertainment for the kiddies, including rides, a petting zoo and face painting.

2017 will see the opening of The Back Paddock, a new premium food and drink area located behind the main grandstands that is open to all punters, for FREE!

There’s a wide range of options for racegoers, including general admission tickets, the famous Punters’ Retreat, corporate boxes, and reserved private marquees, with packages available for one or both days of the event.

Adults tickets start at $25 for Easter Saturday, and a flat rate of $15 for Easter Monday.

For more info, head to www.oakbankracingclub.com.au

Adelaide International Kite Festival

Held every Easter long weekend, the Adelaide International Kite Festival on the Semaphore foreshore is a spectacular day for all, as kites of all shapes and sizes fill the sky with colour.

Featuring both international guest flyers from New Zealand and Malaysia as well as locals and interstate flyers, there’s definitely a huge display to admire!

If you want a break from all those kites, stallholders also sell their wares and run activities at the Festival Marketplace.

This free festival runs from 11am-5pm daily, so be sure to check it out!

Sand Sculpting Australia Presents ‘Alice In Wonderland’ 

Want to see some out-of-this-world sand sculpting? Look no further than Sand Sculpting Australia’s 2017 Alice in Wonderland exhibition.

Held down at the Port Noarlunga Esplanade between 14th-30th April you can walk amongst the scenes from the popular tale – like the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, The Queen Of Hearts procession, and the cheeky Cheshire Cat.

Along with the sculptures – that were carved by 7 Australian and 3 international sand sculptors – using 350 tonnes of sand – there is a huge range of kids activities including sand sculpting workshops and face painting.

Plus, just for visiting over the Easter long weekend, entry includes a #sandsational Easter Egg Hunt, where all children receive a bag of eggs!

Children’s passes are $5.50, and adults are just $10.50. Bargain!

Open daily from 9am-5pm, this is one not to miss! Head here for more info.

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