Adelaide: The Festival State

Since March, the festival state has been less festive than it usually is with online events taking over from live ones. However, as the weather warms from spring to summer, Adelaide is once more coming alive to reclaim its title of the Festival State.

It is great to see the city come alive again, even with COVID safe protocols in place. Spacing people out at festivals, theatre and dining venues are not a bad thing.

Below is a sample of some of Adelaide’s vibrant events on show this spring.

Vegan Festival

Founded in 2007 the festival aims to explore a diverse vegan lifestyle and demonstrate how just a few minor adjustments can lead to more a more compassionate lifestyle. The festival has grown each year from just 1000 in 2007 up to 17,000 in 2017 it continues to get bigger as more people, vegan and non vegan, celebrate in a non judgemental environment. It is not all about food either, of which there is plenty. Explore alternative products health, cosmetics, household and clothes at the various stalls around the festival.

CheeseFest and Ferment

Usually held in the East parklands has this year moved indoors with allocated sessions to avoid large gatherings. You can enjoy cooking demonstrations, cheese tastings paired perfectly with a selection of wine and gin.

Art Gallery of South Australia

First Fridays at the gallery are back. Art, wine, music and good company; the perfect way to wind down after a busy week. Each week the gallery highlights specific exhibitions for patrons to enjoy before you can relax al fresco with a glass of wine.

Lights of Lobethal

For more than 60 years the Adelaide Hills community of Lobethal have delighted the crowds with their impressive and innovative display of Christmas lights. The perfect family event to ease you into the Christmas spirit.

OzAsia Festival

A celebration of Asian culture and arts will be mostly online this year due to COVID restrictions. However, the only venue you can visit is the Lucky Dumpling Market where you can sample a variety of Asian cuisine. Perfectly located on the River Torrens, you will can enjoy street performers and delicious Asian food.

All pictures are original except the header and Oz Asia photo which are courtesy of google clip art gallery.

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