Easter. It can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To some it is a very special time, to be reflective and spend time with family, to others it is an extra long weekend, filled with as many activities as possible. And then there are those who just love it for the chocolate. And the hot cross buns. Always hot cross buns…
PLUS last year the alcohol laws changed on Good Friday, meaning there’s some great events happening around town, so you can celebrate the start of yet another long weekend!
Whatever Easter means to you, there is seriously SO much happening around Adelaide, so hold on to your bunny ears as we bring you our Guide to the Easter Long Weekend:
Apr 19, Sand Sculptures + Food Truck Park
Hart’s Mill is once again hosting their annual sand sculpting exhibition. With the theme of the Jungle Book, you will travel through the beloved tale while filling yourself with a line-up of must-try food vendors. With lively acoustics and a bar available from 5pm, family packages start at $36.
Apr 19, Adelaide Haunted Horizons: National Railway Museum
Venture into the historical, but spine-chilling Port Adelaide National Railway Museum. Noted as the most haunted site in Port Adelaide, discover the gruesome history and deaths and perhaps experience the other side. This is an 18+ plus event and tickets start at $80.
Apr 19, Westfest Good Friday
Ramsgate Hotel is bringing Westfest back to celebrate the greatness of the Western suburbs with some Westie local bands! From the rock vibes of Glass Tides to the rawness of Cosmic Fossil, this jampacked show’s tickets are on sale now starting from $17.35. (All the proceeds will support the local artists.)
Apr 19, Good Friday @ 2KW
With last year’s resounding success, 2KW is inviting you to celebrate Good Friday on top of the Adelaide CBD. Starting at 3pm, the 2KSundays DJs will spin the decks to guarantee a lively and dance-filled afternoon. Let the jugs flow to truly celebrate Easter 2KW style. Get in quick to make sure you score these tickets $30pp.
Apr 19, Good Friday on the Patio
The Arkaba Hotel will be hosting Good Friday on the Patio in their Sportys Bar + Arena. Join them for an afternoon of acoustic tunes, street food, bevvies & brews out in Sportys Bar + Arena! Think boho vibes, sunshine and good times with friends and family. The talented Austin Moriarty, Kayla Rose and Leaky Makeup will be bringing sweet tunes to your ears. $20 jugs selected cocktails and beer. This event is free entry! More info here.
Apr 19-20, Kidz Gigantic Day Out 2019
Mark your calendars to make sure you get the kids to the Kidz Gigantic Day Out at the Adelaide Convention Centre. They are back with new activities such as a MEGA inflatable obstacle course and a scientific bubble show! With a family pass starting at $62.42, book yourself in now!
April 19-22, Hip Hop Hooray @ The Kentish
If you are looking for a sleep in this Easter Weekend, The Kentish’s Hip Hop Hooray event begins at 2pm every day. With free admission, an easter egg hunt for the kids, as well as face painting, your family’s day is sure to be made! For more updates, click here.
Make the most of the long weekend and enjoy an Easter escape to one of South Australia’s most beautiful wine regions. With gorgeous scenery, gourmet food and wine and the thrill of live racing all at your fingertips, there’s something for everyone at the Hill Livestock Clare Easter Races. Plan ahead and book your own private marquee or pack a picnic and enjoy a day on the rails. They’ll have live entertainment and food vans on offer throughout the day.
Apr 20, The Mars It Up Easter Party
Why not Uptown Funk it up this Easter Saturday? With The Mars It Up Experience at the Arkaba Hotel set to feature a string on epic Bruno Mars hits, followed by a party favourites from all the eras, you will truly dance the night away. Tickets begin at $10.
Apr 20, Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival
The Easter Racing Carnival is back at its iconic Oakbank location! With Fashion at the Races offering prizes for the best-dressed and also plenty of room to relax on the ol’ picnic rug, kick off your Easter long weekend with some lucky bets and well-needed family time. Ticket prices vary for each event.
Enjoy this premium $199pp long lunch in the Mollydooker marquee at the Oakbank Easter Carnival.
Lunch package is from 12pm – 5pm and includes:
• Starter, mains with salads and cheese platters to finish
• 5 hour drinks package – selection of Mollydooker red and white wine, sparkling white wine, beer and assorted soft drinks
• Admission to the racecourse
• Access for the day to members grandstand and lawns
• Race books
• TV monitors and nearby tote facilities
Apr 21, Easter Sunday High Tea at Utopia
Did someone say an Easter Sunday afternoon filled with sweet indulgences? Sign us up! Head down to Utopia @ Waterfall Gully to relish in bottomless, freshly brewed coffee with sweets and savoury treats. Your may never know who may come for a surprise visit *hop* *hop* Starting at $35pp, book your tickets here.
Apr 21, Longview Easter Sunday Italian Long Lunch
Chefs Rob Paglia and Alistair Raymond have constructed a 4-course Italian feast that will leave you wanting more! Located at the Longview Vineyard, sip on their new released wines while they will fill your belly and soul. Beginning at $78pp, grab your tickets here.
Apr 21, Whistler Wines Easter Sunday Family Fun Day
Whistler Wines invites you to join them on their annual Easter Sunday Family Fun Day! Groove to the local sounds of Cloudy & Gian while the kids can run wild with an Easter egg hunt and a horse & cart ride. With food from Gondola Gondola and a BBQ by the local cricket club, your day is surely to deliver. Enjoy free entry.
Apr 21, Glen Ewin Estate Easter Family Fun Day
Glen Ewin Estate is inviting the family to come along to their Easter Family Fun Day! Explore with their FREE Easter egg hunt and let the kids get face painted. Adults have not been forgotten with a range of delicious cocktails being supplied. Make sure to bring along your own picnic rug and prepare a $15 entry free to finish Easter on a good foot.
April 21, Easter Sunday at the Adelaide Farmers’ Market
The Adelaide Farmers’ Market is open on Easter Sunday from 9am – 1pm with a selection of our state’s best produce straight from the farm. There’s also a free bounce castle all morning as well as an Easter Egg hunt for the kids. It’s also free entry and the first hour of parking is free too. You’ll find the market at the Leader Street end of The Showground.
April 22, Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival
When it comes to the Oakbank races at Easter, the hardest decision is choosing which day to attend, Saturday or Monday? Take your picnic rug, some delicious food and of course, all of the wine, as you set up for a day of racing and feasting fun!
Happy Easter from the Glam Team!