Mad March is over, but it’s time to wipe away the tears and buckle up for what April has in store.
With opportunities to eat your weight in crab, lose your mind and dignity at a mind-blowing music festival line-up and be a kid again surrounded by kites, April will not disappoint. Get your calendars to ready to mark with these exciting dates!
March 8 – May 31, Dali at d’Arenberg
Travel through a surrealist wonder at the d’Arenburg Cube until the end of May. Featuring Salvador Dali exhibition relics and works from the 20th century, it is open daily with admission at $20. Children under 2 get in for free! Click here for more information.
April 6 – May 12, Disney’s Aladdin the Musical
Disney’s Aladdin the musical will wisk you away to faraway times when it blows through Adelaide until May 12. With the classic tale brought to life with mind-blowing sets and a talented cast, tickets start from $60
March 19 – April 14, Crab Carnival
No reason to be crabby with the Crab Carnival is returning for another year at Sean’s Kitchen! This dinner-only event will include delicious and popular Louisiana Crab Boil. To take a sneaky peak at the menu and pricing, click here.
April 13 – May 28, The Jungle Book, in sand!
This Easter, bring the kids to see the Jungle Book reimagined through 450 tonnes of sand in Port Adelaide! From the 13th to the end of April, admire the sand sculptures while chowing down on delicious food truck park eats! Tickets begin at $7.
Days to Remember
April 5, Fig Bar
Fig it up at the orchard with this event! Perfect for after work drinks, the Fig Bar offers everything fig from cocktails, gin and delicious food! Reserve your spot here.
April 5, Sunday Mail Home Living Expo
From April 5 to 7, at 10am until 5pm, come and check out this home and lifestyle event. It is packed with ideas, advice, great deals and entertainment. With how-to’s and DIY Demos, this is the perfect way to gain some inspiration. Entry is free.
April 5, Mallrat at Gov
If you have tickets already then you are in luck, because unfortunately for us, Mallrat has sold out her Adelaide show. The event starts at 7.30pm.
April 6, Discover Wirra Wirra
Discover Wirra Wirra via full immersion – from the vineyards to wine making and even the old cellars. This comprehensive Tasting Australia event takes you to Wirra Wirra’s bio-dynamic vineyards, you’ll taste bio-dynamic wines on the Wirra Wirra jetty, learn barrel ageing via a tour of the original ironstone cellars, and taste five of Wirra Wirra’s best wines complemented with a local handmade chocolate. Then finish with a regional two-course lunch and matched wine from Harry’s Deli on site. Book here.
April 6, Boxers Bounce @Bonython Park
Calling all boxers (as in, the adorable dogs!). Starting at 9am at Bonython Park, bring along your pooch for a walk and a play. There will be a walk through the park walking trail, then a play and a catch up on the grassy picnic area after. Hang around for a sausage sizzle and refreshment after.
April 6, Unley Oval Market
It’s on again! Market To Market will be visiting at the next home game for Sturt Football Club Inc. – SANFL on Saturday 6th of April! Get your pennies out and come and shop from some truly wonderful makers and curators. The Unley Oval Market starts at 1pm and is FREE ENTRY to everyone and is child and dog friendly.
Join in with the Adelaide Central Market for a morning of creativity and fun and learn how to make a beautiful bouquet using fresh Australian native flowers and foliage. Enrol today so you don’t miss out! The event will be on from 10am until 12.30pm and is $135 to attend.
Expect a menu that will delight the tastebuds – bottomless plates await in the buzzing food vendor hub. Try celebrated street food from the Asian nations; drunken prawns, szechuan dumplings, curry fish balls, roasted duck breast, Xinjiang hand-pulled noodles, Shanghai fried buns, chilli chicken karaage and so much more. Ticket includes all the food you can eat (in your allocated sitting) and one drink from Tomich Wines on arrival. The menu can be viewed here. Tickets can be purchased here.
(All Weekend). Are you planning your upcoming Autumn or Winter wedding? Now is the time to discover the perfect wedding rings and jewellery for your special day. Your Invitation to Gerad MccCabe’s Bridal and Wedding VIP Shopping Weekend awaits. Join them on the 6th or 7th of April 2019, 10am to 4.30pm. More info here.
April 6, Adelaide Heirloom Weekend
The Heirloom Weekend returns to the Adelaide Botanic Garden for the 4th year. Come along with friends and the whole family to enjoy a fabulous two-day celebration of Heirloom Vegetables and Gardening. There are free activites, market stalls and pop-up cafes.
April 6, The d’Arenberg Cube Surrealist Ball
Be treated to a night of extravagant decadence, a gala event reminiscent of the Rothschild Surrealist Ball, where distinguished guests such as Salvador Dali and Audrey Hepburn explored the boundaries of their imagination. Savour the stunning views of McLaren Vale’s rolling vineyards, watch the building come to life as digital projections illuminate the glass exterior. It going to be an iconic night. More info here.
April 7, Barossa Movable Feast at Fino Seppeltsfield
Enjoy a movable regional feast in the heart of the Barossa, celebrating a collection of talented chefs each committed to sourcing magnificent local ingredients and delivering a world-class dining experience. Start with the signature, seasonal tastes and textures at Appellation, paired with a refined gin from their new neighbours at Seppeltsfield Road Distillers. The next stop will be FINO Seppeltsfield offering a regional shared menu at the iconic Seppeltsfield estate, followed by dessert at the award winning and intriguing Hentley Farm. For more info click here.
On April 8 there will be a special concert at Coriole featuring the Capella St. Crucis choir from Hanover, Germany. The choir will take us on a musical journey through time from the Baroque, via Romantic to Contemporary era. Composers such as J.S.Bach, Felix Mendelssohn Batholdy, Max Reger and James MacMillan will be heard. Find out more and book your tickets here.
April 9, Matt Corby at Flinders University Plaza
The Rainbow Valley Tour is coming to Australia and New Zealand. Matt and the band will be making a stop by Adelaide to play a show at the Flinders University Plaza. More info here.
April 11, Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant and Henschke: A Pioneering History
Indulge in an inspired five-course meal prepared by Chef Jin Choi of Hardy’s Verandah matched to pioneering Henschke wines. Justine will host your evening and speak of the ancestors to which each wine is attributed. Limited seats available. More info here.
April 11, A-Z FILES Fashion Awards
You are welcome to the fashion show with the longest runway in Australia – 300-metre long – in Richmond! Eight emerging designers will compete with one winner called at the end, winning a $1000 cash prize. Each front-row ticket includes a gift bag so head here to score yourself this fashionista opportunity!
April 11, Tastes from the Sea and Wines at the Arkaba Hotel
Tastes from the Sea and Wines will include a 12 course dining experience with seafood from all over this wonderful state. The iconic Arkaba Hotel has forged such strong relationships with SA suppliers of both seafood and wines over the recent decades and will host an intimate dining experience for guests, show casing the chefs favourite flavours from the sea and the vines, for their Tasting Australia event.
April 11, Cumbia’s Aperol Party
The team at Cumbia are putting on an Aperol Party to celebrate Tasting Australia and the magic pairing of Aperol and South American food! The 3 course meal will highlight traditional dishes from Peru, Colombia and Brazil and will include an Aperol Spritz. At just $59 per person, this is a Tasting Australia event you won’t want to miss! Book your ticket by emailing the team at: [email protected]
April 12, Tasting Australia’s Moonlight Cinema
Relax under the starry night with Tasting Australia’s Moonlight Cinema at St Francis Winery. This family-friendly event will feature local wines and produce to enjoy while you relive classics such as The Lion King and Grease. Each ticket will include 1x beer, wine or soft drink, large popcorn and homemade choc top starting at $15.
April 12, The Great Henschke Vintage Dinner
A rare and exclusive moment in time awaits in the Barossa in April 2019. Just as harvest of the ancient vines at the Hill of Grace vineyard is called, you have the opportunity to experience two of their most sought-after and collectible wines in an intimate dining experience. Henschke will be presenting a preview of 2014 Hill of Grace, 2013 Hill of Roses and 2015 Mount Edelstone wines exclusively for Tasting Australia. More info here.
April 13, Straight from the Farm – Glamour in the Barn
It’s time for city slickers to get a taste of the country with the ‘Muster Chefs’! Held at the Adelaide Showgrounds, this mouth-watering five-course meal will showcase foodie creations from SA’s hottest chefs, including Masterchef’s Sashi and Poh. Tickets are $144.90pp.
April 14, Let’s Brunch featuring the Adelaide Hills
What better way to start a Sunday than a brunch on the rooftop at 2KW Bar and Restaurant? Soak up some sun, admire the stunning views and enjoy all things Adelaide Hills as their food and wine team curate a menu to suit all palates. Includes Adelaide Hills sparkling and an abundance of regional produce. Tunes to compliment the day will be provided local artist James Curd. More info here.
April 14, Gilles At The Grounds
Everyone’s favourite markets at Wayville Showgrounds is back! Gilles At The Grounds offers your inner designer, collector and retailer new digs to be obsessed with! With FREE entry, enjoy a day of some exclusive and reasonable finds.
April 14, Chocolate Factory High Tea
From Tonka-bean meringue tart to opera slice, the Stamford Plaza’s Chocolate Factory High Tea is the answer to all Adelaide’s chocoholics dreams! You could also be in the running to win a 10kg chocolate bar. Get your tickets here, starting at $62.69 per adult.
April 14, Vegan Palooza
For the compassionate foodies, Vegan Palooza is back after a successful run in October with the demand for vegan events in Adelaide growing! This autumn edition of the festival will bring all the herbivores to the MAB Tonsley and entry is a gold coin donation!
April 15, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Get your blues on with R&B legends, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats at The Gov! The 18+ event will offer a hybrid of sixties husky vocals, rivets of Gospel and a splash of soul. Tickets are $77.05.
April 20, Nutella-Palooza 2019
Think of lalapalooza for foodies and you will get Nutella-Palooza 2019 at Morphettville! With over 50 food vendors, expect 1000 variations of Nutella, including in beer form. Tickets begin at $10 and you can read more here.
April 20, Adelaide’s International Kite Festival
Be a kid once again with Adelaide’s International Kite Festival that will colour the shores of Semaphore beach during the Easter long weekend! With international guest flyers from New Zealand, this event will make your weekend even brighter. Enjoy FREE entry.
April 20, Von Doussa Day
Your perfect appetizer for the Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival is the Von Doussa Steeplechase. Keep the kids entertained at the Hahndorf Farm Barn while you enjoy giant size Jenga and Finns Fine Food! With the exclusive Von Doussa package at $95 with pensioners and children under 17 FREE, general admission tickets start from $10.
April 21, Easter Family Fun Day
Go egg hunting at the Glen Ewin Estate during their Easter Family Fun Day! As the kids hop and bounce on the jumpy castle, adults can relax with an amazing range of cocktails. With diverse food trucks to also try, tickets begin at $15. A
April 22, Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival
This event has been one of SA’s premier social and sporting occasions for the past 150 years. Bring your picnic rug, barbie supplies and set up camp to get your bets on! Kids are occupied with a petting zoo, face painting and more! General Admission starts at $30.
April 24-28 Barossa Vintage Festival
Immerse yourself in everything vintage over a four day period from wine, food, and culture of the renowned region. Shop the Ziegenmarkt and dance the day away at the gala Vintage Ball. Enjoy free entry.
April 26, Adelaide Busking Festival and Food Truck Carnivale
Adelaide Busking & Food Truck Festival includes over 20 of Adelaide’s best food trucks, over 30 of Adelaide’s best buskers, a bar, silent disco and more family fun. More info here.
April 26, Groovin the Moo 2019
Get your moo grooving with this year’s incredible lineup, featuring Billie Eilish and MO. Make your way to the Adelaide Showground for this all-ages event to top off your April and enjoy some udder good times and market stalls. General admission is $129.95.A
April 28, Colorfest
Get ready for nonstop music and dance with this year’s Colorfest at Morphettville! Go hard in the paint and let your true colours show during this family-friendly festival that brings together colour, music, and delicious food. Tickets begin at $18.
April 28, Post Malone at the AEC Arena
If you missed out on seeing the international rapper last year at FOMO then you’ll be gearing up for the full set at the AEC Arena in April 2019. More info here.