Photography by Joey Jones
February and March is the best time to experience the quirky and vibrant pop-up experiences that emerge in the laneways and alleys of Adelaide. Looking for drinks? We’ve got you covered! Looking for street food? Shopping? Activities? Below is a list of the best pop-up experiences you can go to during Fringe season in Adelaide:
Artisans of Adelaide: Fringe Pop Up Shop/Bar
Back for its third year, the Artisans of Adelaide’s Pop Up market will feature SA’s best makers and creators all under one roof throughout the whole of Fringe. It’s more than just a night market — there’s a pop up bar for all your pre-show drink needs as well!
Artisans of Adelaide will be open every Wednesday to Sunday night from 4pm to late. You’ll find them on Rundle Street in the old T2 building! Check out their Facebook for more info.
Ebenezer Night Markets
The Ebenezer Night Markets will be back for Fringe from February 1st till March 7th. Enjoy fashion, jewellery, food and of course, a cocktail or two just off the atmospheric Rundle Street during festival season. Check out the Facebook page for more information here.
Fringe Festival Twilight Market
Fringe moves into Flinders Street with the Fringe Festival Evening Market run by Sacred Awakening Events. Market goes can expect psychics, healers, crystals, giftware, crafts, candles, essential oils, and so much more, with every stall offering their own unique products and services. The market is on every Saturday and Sunday from February 15 & 16 to March 14 & 15. For more information, check out the Facebook page.
Fringe Popup Bar At BRKLYN + Cheekies Hot Chicken
Each year, BRKLYN holds a pop-up balcony bar for Fringe. If you’re feeling like dancing the night away after a few Fringe shows, head up to BRKLYN for a guaranteed good night.
Pus, Cheekies Hot Chicken will be popping up in BRKLYN every weekend during Fringe on selected dates — so if you want a taste of authentic, Nashville hot chicken, make sure you check the BRKLYN Facebook page to know when and where to get your fix.
Launched for last year’s Fringe, SugaTeca has fast become Adelaide’s favourite venue for Napoli pizza and drinks before a show. Huddled in the laneway besides Sugar Nightclub and Bar on Rundle Street, SugaTeca is decked out with a full bar, DJ booth and dance floor for you to release that post-show energy.
Live Entertainment @ Belgian Beer Cafe
Belgian Beer Cafe in the East End of Adelaide has quickly become a favourite Fringe venue during February and March. From the start of Fringe Festival, head to Belgian Beer Cafe for festive drinks and performances.
Fringe is such a jam-packed time of year that we’re sure we missed out some pop-ups. If you know of any, hit us up at [email protected] and we’ll update our guide!