Glam Adelaide’s Guide To What To Do In Adelaide In Mad March

Mad March has arrived! And it’s as mad and fabulous as ever.

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While we are in total disbelief that it is March already (farewell summer), we are also totally down for all of the events coming our way this month. Labelled ‘Mad March’ for a reason, this stunning month boasts an impressive line up of talent all around (from Fringe acts to writers to the Red Hot Chili Peppers). Plus MUCH more.

So get amongst it all, Adelaide. Here it is your guide.

February 15 – March 17: Adelaide Fringe

The Adelaide Fringe is the centrepiece of South Australia’s events calendar.  There’s something for everyone with a seemingly infinite number of shows across variety of genres like comedy, theatre, cabaret, circus, dance, film, music, visual art and design.

March 1 – 17: Adelaide Festival

The annual Adelaide Festival is one of Australia’s largest multi-arts festivals, with a strong tradition of innovation and excellence. Showcasing the best in theatre, dance, music, literature, the visual arts and new media, from around Australia and the world, the Adelaide Festival is not to be missed.

February 28 – March 3: Superloop Adelaide 500

Head on down to Victoria Park to catch all of the motorsport action. But the Superloop Adelaide 500 doesn’t just provide great on-track excitement; it’s a four-day festival with headline concerts, off-track excitement and right amid the party atmosphere of ‘Mad March’ in Adelaide. More information can be found here.

March 1: Amy Shark and Vance Joy at Superloop Adelaide 500 Concert

Thats’s right, Adelaide! Australia’s brightest superstars Amy Shark and Vance Joy will be performing at the Superloop Adelaide 500 Concert. Trust us, you will not want to miss these two talented singer/songwriters. Get your tickets here.

March 1: O’Fiesta 2019

Flinders University presents O’Fiesta with some of Australia’s biggest names right now. See The Jungle Giants, Vera Blue, Confidence Man, Japanese Wallpaper and Kira Puru, as you experience a whole night of music bliss and fresh vibes. Tickets can be purchased here.

March 1: Gastronomic Adventures 2019 at Adelaide Central Market

Gastronomic Adventures is an exciting program of gourmet short courses presented by TAFE SA. From gourmet donuts to cheese making, vegan cooking and everything in between, the 2019 Gastronomic Program is sure to set your taste buds alight.

March 1: Dusk Till Dawn | Ft. The Presets

Head on down to the RCC tonight to catch The Presets. These Australian dance music legends have been recognised worldwide for their dynamic live performances, playing hundreds of shows domestically and internationally. Now it’s our turn. (Starts from 9pm, tickets are $15).

March 2 – 7: Writers’ Week 

In a world where events pass by at breakneck speed, Adelaide Writers’ Week seeks to create the space for reflection and contemplation, for considered debate and thoughtful discussion on this year’s theme Telling Truths. There will no doubt be many fabulous events to catch so be sure that you don’t miss out.

March 2: Jet and The Living End at Superloop Adelaide 500 Concert

A night of rock and roll like never before. This concert is filled with legends and is not to be missed. Get your tickets here.

March 2: National Geographic Symphony For Our World

There is not denying that National Geographic has defined the art of nature
photography and helped shape our understanding of the earth. Part of the Adelaide Festival, this will be a spectacular 90 minute film synchronised to a gigantic five movement symphony for live orchestra and chorus. Head on down to Elder Park for this free event.

March 2:Day Dance [Ft. Didirri]

After a sold out 2018, Day Dance is back for its 3rd installment of good times among the vines. Hosted at Simon Hackett Winery, McLaren Vale you can catch a live set by Didirri (2.30pm) followed by DJs playing party tunes until sunset. There will be an outdoor dance floor. You can BYO food (picnic rugs are supplied). There will also be pizza by Sunny’s and burger flippin’ from GANG GANG (mmm!).

March 2: Port Fringe ‘Dancing in the Street’ Party

Port Adelaide throws an awesome street party and Port Fringe 2019 will be no exception. The City of PAE presents the Adelaide Fringe on Tour Caravan, main stage, workshops, pop-up spaces, performances, fab food, live music, markets and much more. Expect the unexpected! Be sure to head down to this free event which starts at 5pm.

March 3: Adelaide’s Annual Wedding Expo

Adelaide’s Annual Bridal Event is one of the largest in South Australia. Located at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, there will be over 100 vendors from the Adelaide City and Surrounds region. Full of colour, inspiration, fun and great live entertainment – the Adelaide Annual Wedding Expo is an event not to be missed.

March 3: Russian Pancake Festival

Russian-Australian Children’s Welfare Society SA are delighted to announce the “Russian Pancake Festival Maslenitsa,” a celebration of the richness and diversity of the Russian culture. This Sunday, you will enjoy a sensational day of delicious Russian food, stunning performances, unique masterclasses. More information can be found here.

March 3: Red Hot Chili Peppers at Superloop Adelaide 500 Concert

It’s the night we have been counting down to for what feels like a really long time. Red Hot Chili Peppers are here and ready to rock Adelaide at the Superloop Adelaide 500 Concert. We have no doubt this will be incredible. Get your tickets here.

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March 3: Adelaide’s Next Top Pet Catwalk Event

Do you have the cutest and most loveable pet in South Australia? Enter your doggo, kitty, bunny, guinea pig or even ferret in Adelaide’s Next Top Pet for their chance to become a superstar! Plus, you will get to raise funds for RSPCA South Australia, ensuring that their brilliant work continues in helping animals less fortunate than your own bundles of love.

March 6: Demential Friendly Screening of Singing in the Rain

To help celebrate our shared love of cinema, and to enrich the lives of people living with dementia, Southern Cross Care is now offering dementia friendly cinema screenings at the Capri Theatre in Goodwood. Open to the public, including Southern Cross Care customers, residents, family members and carers, these cinema sessions will provide a fun social outing in a dementia friendly environment. The screening starts at 11.30am, and doors will open from 10.00am. Get in early to visit the candy bar and see a performance on the famous Capri Theatre organ before the movie.

March 8 – March 11: WOMADelaide

The iconic open-air festival set in Adelaide’s stunning Botanic Park is an award-winning celebration of the very best of the World of Music, Arts & Dance. Find out all about the fabulousness here.

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March 8: Waymouth Street Party

From 4-10pm, take in the Summer vibes, great tunes and choice of some the most diverse and delicious food stalls and bars in the West End of Adelaide.
Grab a table and settle in with your mates or throw some shapes on the dance floor. You can celebrate the long balmy nights in true Waymouth Street style.

March 9: Long Lunches: Annabel Crabb

Join Annabel Crabb, one of Australia’s most beloved journalists and host of ABC series Kitchen Cabinet for a lunch inspired by her latest cookbook. Hosted at The Palais at Elder Park, this will be a lunch like no other. For food and political junkies, Annabel will be joined by The Hon Julie Bishop MP, for a fascinating Long Lunch conversation.

March 14: Mayflower Restaurant x Maison Mumm: An Exclusive Champagne Experience

Mayflower Restaurant will host South Australia’s first Maison Mumm RSRV Champagne Dinner on Thursday 14 March at 6:30pm. Executive Chef and Tasting Australia Ambassador, Bethany Finn, has designed an exquisite five-course menu to perfectly complement Maison Mumm’s Grand Cordon and RSRV collection.  Mumm Champagne Ambassador for Australia, Kaitlyn Tremblay, will unveil the RSRV collection with a dramatic sabrage demonstration and expertly guide diners through the Grand Crus champagnes. Live jazz entertainment is to be enjoyed throughout the evening. $239 Per Person | 50 Tickets Only. For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/2BSYoSB

March 14 – 17: Barr Smith Cup Polo Tournament

Head up to Adelaide Hill’s and enjoy all the Polo has to offer. Located in Woodside, opposite the iconic Bird in Hand winery, polo goers will be able to enjoy a comfortable atmosphere with their families while taking in the beautiful surroundings. For the Sunday, you can purchase a Field Side Picnic Space for $200, which includes on-site car parking – making that picnic set-up and pack down much easier. These will be allocated in order of paid bookings. To secure a space email [email protected]. More info here.

March 15 – 17: Cellar Door Fest 2019

It’s back! Cellar Door Fest, Adelaide’s favourite food, wine, beer and spirits festival, returns to the Adelaide Convention Centre. Celebrating its ninth year, the 2019 Fest will once again bring South Australia’s best to the heart of the City for three days of delicious fun. Think tastings, master classes, long table dining and more. Yes, please.

March 16: Melodies in the Park

Exactly as you would imagine, there will be live music, children’s entertainment and food and refreshments. The event will be from 4pm until 8pm at Joslin Reserve. Don’t miss out.

March 17: Dogapalooza 2019

Dogapalooza is Adelaide’s original dog-friendly mini music festival. Bring your dog, a rug, a bevvie or two and chill out to some live tunes with your furkid while raising funds for independent, no-kill animal rescues. Pre-purchased tickets are $18 (children are $16), or $20 at the gate. Kids 12 and under are by cash donation at the gate, and (of course) dogs are FREE!

March 22-24: 3 Legged Challenge

Could you go for a run along the Torrens while tied to a mate? Or perhaps do the shopping, or play golf, or go on a pub crawl – all while you’re tied together at the leg? The 3 Legged Challenge is on in March, challenging South Aussies to pick a task to do tied together, and to raise money for charity along the way. Get all your details here.

March 23: East End Wine Down

East End Wine Down is the longest & biggest laneway taste festival in Adelaide’s East End. Hang out with cool winemakers, find your new favourite wine, listen to great tunes from Skin Contact from noon until 5pm in Vardon Avenue. With over 100 of South Australia’s leading wines to sample they will also have cider tastings and might feature a sneaky little gin bar. Not to mention delicious street style food from the East End precinct.

March 23: Rare Plant Party En Blanc

Hosted at Queens Theatre in the CBD, this will be a rare plant party like no other. There will be many indoor plant favourites including many rare plants. Pots will also be available. Oh, and if you wear white then you can get $5 off.

March 30 – 31: Bird in Hand Verco Cup Polo Tournament

Signing off the Polo season, the Bird in Hand Verco Cup is the perfect event to finish March. Free entry to this event makes it perfect for those who are feeling the financial pinch of Mad March. However, if you don’t want to stress the small things on the day, VIP Bird in Hand Marquee tickets are available for $150pp. Inclusive in this is full food and drinks package as well as bus transportation to the Polo, leaving from Saracens Head at 9:30am. Polo lovers should not miss this. More info here.

March 31: Love Cherish Adore Wedding Fair

Gather your tribe and meet 50 of the states most sought after wedding vendors and enjoy the legendary vibe at Plant 4 Bowden where modern wedding inspiration and ideas await. Entry is FREE for all.

March 31: Porch Sessions :: Ro :: (Sold Out)

A gorgeous tree lined backyard awaits in Marion, for a vibe time of glorious live music from across the country, spectacular local foods and dreamy local bevvies. This will be porch bliss. More information can be found here.

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