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Top 10 events in South Australia this April

Mad March might be over, but don’t stress April is jam packed with events all across Adelaide from music gigs to family markets, we’ve got you covered.

Image: FISHER at LIV Golf Adelaide

While we’re all pretty devastated that the mad March season is now coming to an end, we’re also super pumped for all the events that are set to hit Adelaide in April.

In fact, April is fast becoming one of the state’s busiest months with its fair share of festivals, music gigs, and sports extravaganzas. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 events happening around South Australia this coming April, so you can get ahead and start planning now!

Don’t forget you can find all the cool events coming up in April so easily in our FREE app, and they’re also in our event calendar and the what’s on section of our website. But, now you’re here, plan your week ahead with the events listed below.

Barossa Arts Festival | April 1 – 30

The Barossa Arts Festival is a biennial event held in the picturesque Barossa Valley. The festival’s aim is to showcase the talents of South Australian artists, foster creativity, collaboration, and promote accessibility and inclusivity in the arts.

Slated to run for an exhilarating 30 days throughout April, they’ll be artist exhibitions, workshops, makers markets, battle of the bands and an extensive arts trail spanning from Mt Pleasant and Gawler, through the Barossa and into Kapunda.

Barossa Arts Festival
Where: Barossa
When: April 1st until the 30th
More information: Click here

Gather Round | April 4 – 7

Heading back for its second year, the AFL’s Gather Round will showcase South Australia in a four-day festival. The whole state is coming alive with events, pop-up bars, entertainment and more to celebrate the “festival of footy” in our great state.

The Adelaide Oval will serve as the focal point for the event, showcasing all 18 clubs competing in South Australia from April 4th until the 7th. The Norwood Oval and the Hills town Mount Barker will each host two matches.

There’s so much on during that time, from The Temper Trap entertaining attendees at the rejuvenated Norwood Food and Wine Festival, to Australian music sensations Jet and Baker Boy taking to the stage for an unforgettable free concert outside Adelaide Oval.

Gather Round
Where: Around SA
When: April 4th – 7th
More info: Click here

SummerSalt Ocean Alley Festival | April 6

Image: @DOMSCOPES at HeapsGood2023

South Australia’s vibrant music scene is about to get even better with SummerSalt’s highly anticipated music festival featuring the chart-topping headliner, Ocean Alley.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Point Malcolm Reserve in Semaphore Park, this music extravaganza promises a sparkling haze of good times, and a stellar lineup of artists. Joining Ocean Alley are special guests Hockey Dad, Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers, Coterie, West Thebarton, Rum Jungle, and Clews.

SummerSalt Ocean Alley Festival
Where: Live at Point Malcolm Reserve, Adelaide, SA
When: Saturday, 6 April 2024
Tickets: Click here

Norwood Food & Wine | April 7

The Norwood Food & Wine Festival is back after almost a decade as a part of the the electrifying AFL Gather Round extravaganza! It will bring the ultimate fusion of food, wine, entertainment and footy to the area, spanning a significant stretch of The Parade, from Portrush Road to Osmond Terrace.

Headlining the festival’s entertainment lineup is multi-ARIA award-winning indie rock band, The Temper Trap, alongside local musicians, including the Dusty Lee Band and Motel Music. Big screens will line The Parade and within participating venues will broadcast AFL matches, ensuring no one misses out on the action. Plus, the precinct’s local bars, cafes and restaurants will be joined by some of the state’s best wine, beer and spirit producers for an afternoon of festivities in true South Australian style.

Norwood Food & Wine
Where: The Parade, from Portrush Road to Osmond Terrace
When: Sunday, 7 April, from 11 am to 8 pm
More info: Click here

Aldinga Airshow | April 7

Located in the flourishing heart of McLaren Vale, Aldinga Airfield is set to be the host of 2024’s highly anticipated Aldinga Airshow which is set to be the perfect day out for thrill seekers and families alike.

A diverse cast of aerobatic talent is set to grace the airfield with experienced local pilots and numerous aircraft displays. The airshow will also be home to generous food and beverage offerings, with around 50 local stalls.

Aldinga Airshow
Where: Aldinga Airfield Colville Rd, Aldinga
When: Sunday April 7th
More info: Click here

Simple Plan Concert | April 9

Canadian rock sensation Simple Plan is gearing up to head Down Under with their highly anticipated Australian tour in April 2024. The band will be joined by fellow pop-punk royalty Boys Like Girls and We The Kings for an unforgettable night of music and memories.

Simple Plan’s legacy spans over two decades, marked by over 10 million albums sold worldwide, MTV superstardom, and numerous awards. Their timeless hits like “I’m Just a Kid” and “Welcome to My Life” have left an indelible mark on the music world. In 2022, they self-released “Harder Than It Looks,” reaffirming their place in the pop-punk pantheon.

Simple Plan Tour
Where: Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre
When: 9th April
More info: Click here

McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic | April 14

The McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic gears up for its 18th year, promising a celebration of motoring history. This signature street parade, scheduled for Sunday, 14 April, is set to impress with a new touch of luxury—introducing a fleet of Rolls Royce cars to the lineup for the very first time.

With more than 15 elegant and luxurious British cars gracing the McLaren Vale Main Street, the parade will be a magnificent sight. There will also be vintage fashion, local wines, gourmet food, and live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic
Where: Sunday, 14 April 2023, 8am – 5pm (Grand Parade to commence at 11am)
When: Main Rd, McLaren Vale, 5171
More info: Click here

Melanie C (DJ Set) “Sporty Spice” Anzac Day Eve | April 24

Melanie C AKA “Sporty Spice” is the legendary English Singer/Songwriter & DJ who has achieved more than 30 million sales across albums, singles & collaborations – including 11 UK #1’s (more than any other female artist in chart history!).

Best known as 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘆 𝗦𝗽𝗶𝗰𝗲 from the best-selling girl group of all time – don’t miss your chance to dance alongside the absolute pop icon as she performs her iconic DJ set in full of bass-driven house tracks. Having DJ’d at some of the biggest festivals & clubs in the world like Pacha and Café Mambo Ibiza, she’s bringing her signature energy and charisma to the DJ booth in Adelaide.

She’ll be supported by the stellar lineup of Wines & Good Times DJ’s: Souli, Audioporn, Josh, Sarez, Paul Marshman, Trim, Bangaz & Ash.

Melanie C AKA “Sporty Spice” DJ Set
Where: Hindley Street Music Hall
When: 24th April 9pm -4am
More info: Click here

Marvel Universe LIVE! | April 26 – 28

For the very first time, the Marvel Universe LIVE! is coming to life in South Australia at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre from April 26th to 28th, delivering a thrilling experience that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats.

Marvel Universe LIVE! is not just another show; it’s a live arena spectacle that promises to be unforgettable. With over 25 Marvel Super Heroes and Villains under one roof, this event takes the live show experience to an entirely new level.

Marvel Universe LIVE!
Where: Adelaide Entertainment Centre
When: April 26th – 28th
More info: Click here

LIV Golf Adelaide | April 26 – 28

Excitement is building for LIV Golf Adelaide 2024 which will boast an international field of golfing stars. Talor Gooch, the 2023 Individual Champion and the inaugural LIV Golf Adelaide winner, will return, alongside prominent names like Bryson DeChambeau, Cameron Smith, Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Martin Kaymer, and many more.

Australian DJ sensation FISHER is all set to light up LIV Golf Adelaide once again, with Australian electronic music powerhouse Flight Facilities joining the entertainment lineup as well as Tones and I.

LIV Golf Adelaide
Where: The Grange Golf Club
When: April 26th – 28th
More info: Click here

Notable Mentions

Dandelion Vineyards
Bulgarian Easter Long Table Lunch at Dandelion Vineyards – April 1st 

Lloyd Brothers
Friday Long Lunch Asado  – Friday 5th April 
Vintage and Classic  – Sunday 14th 

Antojitos Latino
Monthly traditional Latin American BBQ – 7th April

City of Prospect
Conversations with my Father expo – April 5th 
Soulful Sounds: Rhythm & Blues – April 12th 

Looking for more to do in April? Check out our calendar and what’s on section for more!

Think we missed something? Let us know at [email protected]

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