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The Top Adelaide Events 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.

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. While it seems a lot of things are ending in March, next month you’ll still get your fair share of festivals, music gigs, and interactive markets, so we’re sure you’ll keep busy.

Luckily for everyone, we’ve compiled a list of all the top events happening around Adelaide this coming April, so you can get ahead and start planning now!

1. April 29 – May 8 – Tasting Australia

Steady your glasses, ready your plates, and gather your sense – Tasting Australia is set to return! As one of the country’s most successful and long-running food and wine festivals, tasting Australia has continued to evolve and offers up Adelaide as the launchpad to an unforgettable experience that’ll leave you hungry for more. This is the place to soak up the charred flavours and aromas of Town Square and is a must-experience around Adelaide this April.

2. April 2 – New Shoots Music Festival, Kangaroo Island

To be held at Penneshaw Oval on Kangaroo Island, this is South Australia’s newest Music Festival. Excited to be back in action after having to postpone its November date due to Covid-19 restrictions, the festival is sure to be a banger! With an incredible line-up get your hands on a ticket now! You can even make a big weekend of it and visit the Farmers’ market held the same weekend to promote local produce and business. This festival was created in the spirit of supporting locals, with a portion of all ticket and merchandise sales going to the charities BlazeAid and Breakthrough Foundation.

Find more information here.

3. April 2 – 3 – Arkaroola Under The Stars

Plan a romantic night under the stars. Enjoy an outdoor gourmet dining experience with a musical theatre show at the breathtaking Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary. With Rachel Beck and David Hobson accompanied by the acclaimed Musical Director and pianist Kym Purling and the brilliant Sarah Straschko, the night will be an absolute dream. Get comfortable and take in this once in a lifetime experience with your partner.

Find more information here.

4. April 1 – 3 – Wellness Wander

A weekend-long event in the Adelaide Hills, choose from more than 75 unique events and experiences scheduled across the region giving wellness seekers plenty to choose from to help them escape, unwind, relax and refresh. Think yoga, sip and paint, mandala drawing and journaling. Some events run over the course of a day while others are longer, overnight happenings giving you a chance to really unwind. A weekend of wholesome fun awaits!

Bookings are required and a full itinerary can be found here

5. April 9 – Sounds By The River, Mannum

Sounds by the River, the award-winning concert is back. Featuring a plethora of powerhouse performers like the Hunters & Collectors, James Reyne, The Living End and the Angels, this show delivers an unforgettable day. So pack a deck chair and picnic rug and sit back to enjoy a festival day at the impressive Mannum Golf Club.

Find more information here.

6. April 2 – New Orleans in the Vines

Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines are celebrating New Orleans Music and Food just around the corner, and are inviting you to join them. With some of South Australia’s best wines and beers and New Orleans style food like Gumbo, Jambalaya, Poh Boys, Red Beans and Rice, Fried Chicken and Tater tots on offer you can’t possibly say no. Plus live music from New Orleans Funk Express and The Atlantic Street Band you can get groovy with your dance moves and have a blast!

The event runs from 1 pm to 7 pm.

Tickets are $40 and kids under 15 are free, for purchase click here.

7. April 8 – 10 – Burgerlicious 2022

This April Morphettville Racecourse is transforming into the ultimate burger joint for one weekend only. With crowd favourites such as Gang Gang, Burgertec, Rik’s Grill, Nugg Lyf and more, the event is one you won’t want to miss. A bar will be readily stocked with your favourites from Forage Supply Co, Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers and Brewboys, so there’s guaranteed to be something that tickles your fancy. The event will be running all weekend long and it is absolutely worth the hype, for more details on the event click here.

8. April 2 – Vale Polo McLaren Vale

Enjoy a day at the Polo is the beautiful McLaren Vale. Only the best McLaren Vale hospitality, fashion and entertainment will be found. With several packages on offer, you can select the one best suited to your comfort levels. For those looking for a family-friendly option, General Admission offers an environment suitable for children, but for those looking to be a little boujee take a look at the Club McLaren or the Private Marquees. This is a chance to get dressed to the nines and strut your stuff! Enjoy the competitive environment and join in on the fun.

Find more information here.

9. April 9 – Autumn Twilight @ TAPANAPPA

Tiers Vineyard is turning a beautiful golden hue. Opening their Cellar Door up, you can join them in watching the beautiful colours of sunset. To create a full experience the Cellar Door will be open from 4 to 7 pm, so you can indulge in the wines they offer and the delicious platters filled with local produce. Make sure you pack your camera to capture the beauty of the evening and the changing seasons.

10. April 29 – Pure

The nation’s techno event of the year is returning for its fifth year. Presented and curated by Carl Cox, Eric, Powell and Richie McNeill the event showcases the sounds of future techno in a sensory awakening. Dance music fans this event is made just for you. The old school rave atmosphere ensures you experience the true zest of techno music. With the Berlin-based soundscape of Tale Of Us, poetic and emotional limitations are broken, and new levels of connection are forged.

Find out more here.

Special mentions

April 1 – April Forks Day! 

Head on down to Lockleys Oval Friday, April 1 for a day full of family-friendly activities! With fifteen of Adelaide’s best food trucks on-site, there’s something for every member of the family to feast upon. The Fork Bar will be set up alongside a trendy espresso martini fan, we can’t think of a better way to spend your April Forks Day!

For more information about the event click here. 

April 1 – Langhorne Creek x The Lab Tasting

If you’re after an immersive tasting experience, look no further than The Lab on Light Square this April. Featuring an impressive 14 wineries all from the Langhorne Creek region the event gives you access to a three-hour wine tasting experience. The afternoon will give you the chance to unwind while the experts onsite entertain you with their knowledge about one of Australia’s top wine regions.

Tickets are just $25 with food on-site for purchase, for more information on the event click here.

April 1 – 3 – Strawberry Provenance Experience

Have a peek into Beerenberg’s new visitor experience/cafe and demonstration kitchen. The team there is inviting you to join them for a walk through their strawberry farm, to pick your own strawberries and learn some new recipes from their chef’s cooking demonstration. You’ll enjoy a 3-course lunch featuring strawberries in every dish and you’ll even get a goodie bag to take home with you. That the day off for a stroll through the strawberry patches and a good feed, it’s worth it.

Tickets are $95, and the event runs from 10 am to 1 pm, book here.

April 3 – 5 – Green Brick Road, a vegan food trail

Jump on the Green Brick Road and order from as many participating food joints as your heart desires. This is an opportunity to support small businesses and devour food that speaks to your soul. No meal is left out, you can join for breakfast, lunch, dinner and any meal between, this event is about capturing and showcasing the growing vegan food market in Adelaide. Time to take a wander and follow the Green Brick Road to the vegan food of dreams.

No tickets are needed.

April 5 – Crowded House

The iconic Crowded House will be bringing their Australian Tour to Adelaide for one night as part of their ‘dreamers are waiting’ tour. For the first time in eleven years, the band will be taking over Adelaide’s Entertainment Centre, so it’s safe to say fans are ecstatic.

To find out more about the event and tickets head here.

April 6 – The Impact Awards

This is an event that brings South Australian businesses together and celebrates their successes. The goal is to connect the businesses of South Australia with their global competitive companies, giving them a leg up and helping them to accelerate. This is an event supported by South Australian leaders and business owners, and that has experience improving businesses profitability. It is not about networking, it is about recognising our State’s capacity to be globally competitive. So get involved!

More information on how to get involved here.

April 8-10 – Cellar Door Fest Distillery Edit

Cellar Door Fest is expanding its calendar to introduce its brand new Distillery Edit this April. In celebration of SA’s renowned spirit industry, the team will be bringing you over forty different distilleries from across SA. The event will take place at the Adelaide Convention Centre, and will feature complimentary tastings, exclusive masterclasses and even a Fever-Tree cocktail bar.

To find out more head to the event.

April 9 – Jessica Mauboy

The Australian singer-songwriter icon is bringing her Australian tour ‘the boss lady’ to the Adelaide Festival Centre this April. Hype yourself up for a night full of her smash hits and be ready to party like it’s 2008. Mixed with her new releases, you’ll get a taste of what Jessica’s up to now, with dancing approved, make sure to rally the girls and get excited for a big night.

To secure your spot click here.

April 9 – Flight Facilities Forever Tour

The live performances coming to Adelaide just keep getting better. Flight Facilities will be here soon with their Forever Tour, so get excited. You can plan for a night of dancing and singing with the highly anticipated touring of their Forever album finally on our southern shores. This will be one of the largest national tours of 2022, so don’t wait around there is no time to lose, get your tickets now.

Find more information here.

April 10 – Yin & Gin

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Prohibition Liquor Co. and Roaming Zen are collaborating to bring you a relaxing morning filled with yoga and gin. The event will kick off at 10 am with the team from Roaming Zen taking you through an hour-long restorative yoga session followed by a flight of Prohibition gin flight. The morning is the perfect opportunity to get the girls together; gin and yoga? What more could a girl want!

To secure your tickets click here.

April 10 – Gilles At The Grounds

We’re so glad to see Gilles At The Grounds return to Adelaide! We’ll see you at the Wayville Showgrounds this April for the same old vibes but brand NEW digs! Whether you’re an aspiring designer, gatherer, collector, retailer, hobbyist, or retailer, you’ll find something to love at this place.

For more information click here.

April 14 – Wild Life Photographer of the Year

Image Credit: Sergio Marijuán – Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards

On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, this world-renowned exhibition will be taking over the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. The exhibition features stunning images which capture landscapes, exceptional flora and landscapes. This magnificent display of photojournalism brings a new opportunity to SA.

April 15 – Aunty Donna

The loved comedic trio will be heading to Adelaide this April to take over the iconic Thebarton Theatre for one night only. Following the success of their Netflix show ‘Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun’, the crew are back in Australia and hitting the road for a jam-packed tour. With limited tickets still available, make sure you get in quick!

Get your tickets here.

April 15 – ‘Wines and Good Times’ Good Friday Garden Party

Head on down to the National Wine Centre for the ultimate Good Friday garden party this April long weekend. The team have selected the best SA has to offer with a stacked lineup of local DJs, the night is set to include a whole lot of dancing. Gourmet food options will be available and premium bars will be serving up all night long, onto its third and final release of tickets be sure to secure your spot asap. 

For more information on the event head to the Facebook event. 

April 15 – Touch Bass

The breakbeat showdown, Touch Bass is finally back after its initial postponement in 2020, and with a stacked international lineup, it’s going to get wild! Canada’s EXCISION will be headlining the event and with the event selling out every single year since its inception, we recommend you get your hands on some tickets quickly.

Get your tickets here.

April 15 – 18 – Easter Long Weekend

Not sure what to fill your Easter Long weekend with, not a problem.

Check out our Easter guide here.

April 16 – Easter Saturday @ Koonowla Ft. Bao+ & Jo Amputch

Kick-off Easter with the soulful tunes of Jo Amputch and a mouth-watering menu supplied by Bao Plus at Koonowla Wines. Fusing Korean and Japanese food together, don’t miss the delicious gourmet bao buns, or if Bao buns don’t tickle your fancy you can munch on a slice of pizza. As a family-friendly event, the kids can look forward to an Easter treat. Surrounded by the views of the Koonowla vineyard you can relax in the gardens on a picnic rug with a wine.

The ticket price is $20 and includes a drink on arrival for members, book here.

Table bookings are advised for groups of 6 or more.

April 16-18 – Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival

This event has been one of SA’s premier social and sporting occasions for the past almost 150 years, so it comes as no surprise that this is one of the most highly anticipated events happening in April. This is a time to bring your own picnics, barbies, and set up camp to soak up that unique country racing atmosphere. There’s also a stack for the kids to do with rides, a petting zoo, face painting, and more!

April 17 – Easter Garden Sunday Session

Absorb the sounds of Him & Her tunes live and ease into Easter Sunday with a glass of Pike’s wine or a cold beer in hand. A delicious menu to be enjoyed by all will be supplied by Luke and his Daisy Burger food truck. You’ll be able to lounge on the lawn with your drink in one hand and tastebud tantalizing burger in the other. The kids will be entertained by the preprepared lawn games, keeping them out of Mum and Dad’s hair, if only for a couple of hours.

April 17 – Sofitel Easter Sunday Buffet

Stretch out those pinky fingers and get ready for the high tea experience of your life. Book in for an extravagant Easter feast at Sofitel this Easter season. This will be an Easter themed feast with French-inspired delights, house-made hot cross buns and chocolate treats for all. Bring the kids along and let them be enraptured by the Easter entertainment. You could even prolong your Easter experience and book one of Sofitel’s luscious guest rooms for a night or two. With a room so close you’ll be able to roll into your bed after a day of indulging.

April 30 – Pink Fizz

Bring your April to a close with an extravagant four-course brunch at Tasting Australia’s Town Square Kitchen. Curated by Tom Tilbury, Tom Campbell, and Sharon Flynn all bringing their extensive knowledge of South Australian produce to life. Festival Drink Curator Nick Stock will be presenting guests with an assortment of different pink fizz to pair with each course. The day is set to be the perfect event to relax and unwind on a Saturday afternoon.

Find out more here.

April 30 – May 1 – Gathered Market

Get ready for a new kind of market experience set to make its way to Adelaide this coming April! Held over two fun-filled days, this family-friendly market is the place to be if you’re looking to pursue a fine collection of handmade arts & crafts, fashion, and homeware! While you’re enjoying all that, soak up some live acoustic music and grab a drink from one of the many food and drinks stalls!

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