The weather might be having a hard time figuring its life out but we’ve got you sorted. The top events in Adelaide this weekend include a market, a bootcamp, a 40th birthday and a coffee fiesta.
Campbelltown Moonlight Markets
Market season is here and the Campbelltown Moonlight Market is back on the first Friday of the month during summer. Kicking off this Friday 3 November, you can peruse more than 100 stalls and find a treasure to take home. There’ll be music and entertainment and a playground to amuse the kids while you shop the night away. And if you can’t get enough of the market fun, they continue until 2 March 2018. Plenty of time to come back for more.
Friday 3 November, 6pm to 10pm. Thorndon Park, Paradise. FREE
Switzerland at Dunstan Playhouse
Take a trip to the theatre this weekend and see play and screen legend, Sandy Gore in Switzerland at the Dunstan Playhouse. Playing the cranky, potty-mouthed author, Patricia Highsmith (the mind behind The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train) the story follows her time spent as a semi-recluse in Switzerland. She is visited by a young man from her publishing house who is on a mission to convince her to write one last novel. With multiple twists and turns this one will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. Be sure to snap up last minute tickets.
Thursday 2 November until Sunday 5 November. Various Times. Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre. Adults from $61
Free Outdoor F45 Bootcamp
Have you heard about the F45 fitness craze that everyone seems to be talking about? Here’s your chance to discover what it’s all about by joining in on a free outdoor boot camp this Saturday. Run by the team from soon to be open studio in North Adelaide, the session is for everyone and all fitness levels. It’s the perfect opportunity to suss out what the workouts involve, meet the trainers and take home a few freebies. Grab your friends, pull out your active wear and get ready to get sweaty while smashing out a fun workout.
Saturday 4 November and Saturday 11 November, 9am to 10am. F45 Studio, 103 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide. FREE
Double Shot Coffee Fiesta
Love a good coffee? Make your way to Unley this Sunday and celebrate all things caffeine at the Double Shot Coffee Fiesta. The full day of workshops and tastings includes gourmet food and a mix of music, dance, tunes. There’ll be some of South Australia’s best cafes, roasters, suppliers and baristas setting up shop to share their delicious liquid gold and teach festival goers how to make the perfect brew. There’s also a kids’ corner with art and craft activities to keep the little ones entertained.
Sunday 5 November, 10am to 5pm. Unley Soldiers Memorial Grounds. FREE
Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens 40th Birthday
40 years ago the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens opened to the public. Come and celebrate this weekend with a big party amongst the greenery. This Sunday, the garden puts on a free family event complete with food trucks by La Cantina Co and Soza’s, beer, wine and cider from Adelaide Hills producers, live music from Adelaide Big Band and nature play activities for the kids. You can also pick up some pretty plants on the day from State Flora and the Fern Society of South Australia and take a guided tour of the stunning Garden. Be sure to bring you camera along, the beautiful hills icon is stunning all year round.
Sunday 5 November, 10am to 3pm. Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Crafers. FREE
2017 Uraidla Show & Sustainability Fair
Round up the family and get excited for a full day of fun at twelfth annual Uraidla Show and Sustainability Fair. Featuring a plethora of local food and wine, live music, kids’ entertainment, animals, sheep dogs, log chopping and thrilling rides there’s plenty to do and see throughout the day. Stick around for the fireworks display at night.
Sunday 5 November, 9am to 9pm. Uraidla Oval. Adults $5, 12 & under FREE
Plan Ahead: Melbourne Cup
The biggest day on the racing calendar is near so it’s time to get your friends together and make your plans. The Botanic Gardens Restaurant are partnering with Craniofacial Australia for a two course fundraising lunch with dessert bar and beverages. There’ll also be entertainment by Blue Raine as well as an auction, raffle and sweeps with all proceeds going to Australian Craniofacial Unit’s ongoing research.
If the above doesn’t float your boat, we’ve put together a nifty short list of Melbourne Cup Race events in Adelaide – with matching South Australian fashions. Giddy up!
Tuesday 7 November, 11.30am. Botanic Gardens Restaurant. $150 per person
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