There’s a lot happening this week; it’s Halloween on King William Road, spring is in the air at Prospect, French Champagne is popping at the National Wine Centre and vegans are taking over Victoria Square. Here’s our pick of the top eight events in Adelaide this weekend.
1. Recitals Australia Concert with Emma Matthews, Jacqueline Dark and Tahu Matheson
Delve into music theatre exploration this weekend with acclaimed soprano Emma Matthews at the Ukaria Cultural Centre. Joined by Jacqueline Dark and Tahu Matheson, the Recitals Australia concert is an Adelaide exclusive featuring operatic works from Rossino, Hoffman, Mozart and Handel. Limited tickets remain – so book before it’s too late.
Sunday 29 October, 2.30pm. Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mt Barker. Adults $50
2. Vegan Festival
Are you vegan or vegan curious? Then get down to the Vegan Festival this weekend for two full days of cooking demonstrations, hands-on workshops, guest speakers, live music, kids activities and heaps of market stalls stacked with vegan products, food and beverages. It’s a great opportunity to discover how to sustain a healthy vegan lifestyle and learn from like-minded individuals. And the best part? You can bring your pet too!
Saturday 28 October, 10am to 9pm and Sunday 29 October, 10am to 4pm. Victoria Square, Adelaide. $5 entry, children under 12 free. Check out the programme
3. Halloween on King William
Trick or treat? We say treat the kids this Saturday – by dressing up for the free Halloween Bloomsbury Street Party on King William Road. Get creative and come up with some spooky and/or cute costumes, and take to the street for trick or treat among the shops, restaurants and cafes. There’ll be plenty of local entertainment and activities as well as a photo booth, giant games and face painting. Did we mention it’s free?
Saturday 28 October, 10am to 2pm. King William Road, Hyde Park. FREE
4. City of Prospect Spring Fair
Spring is in the air so it’s the perfect time to take the fam bam to a town fair. This Saturday, the Prospect Spring Fair returns, with a new location at Broadview Oval. Meaning a bigger and better day of fun. There’ll be fairy floss, a bouncing castle, plenty of jams and preserves from local stall holders to tempt your tastebuds and a range of sporting clubs and community groups in attendance to keep you entertained all day long. To add to the excitement, there’ll also be two performance stages with reggae music, folk duos, ukulele music and Bollywood dancers. Don’t miss this one, its free family fun.
Saturday 28 October, 9am to 3pm. Broadview Oval. FREE
5. Scosa Stampede
Walk for a great cause this Sunday and participate in the Scosa Stampede. Starting from 10.30am in Wellington Square, North Adelaide, the stampede is a 2km loop through the streets complete with loads of colour, music and good times. Whether you walk, push a wheelchair, use a mobility aid, jump, dance or simply stroll – come and show your support. It’s a chance to rally together and celebrate everyone’s abilities for a more socially inclusive community for those living with disabilities. At the end of the walk there’ll be a bunch of free live entertainment, food and games for all the enjoy.
Sunday 29 October, 10.30am to 2pm. Wellington Square, North Adelaide. Register for free
6. The Lion’s 20th Birthday
The iconic Lion Hotel hits the big 2-0 so don’t miss out on the fun and get down to the pub for a drink (or 10, we won’t tell). Celebrations will kick off from 2pm in the courtyard with drink specials from Hills Cider, Mismatch Brewing and 78 Degrees. There’ll also be a bunch of tunes playing throughout the day and into the evening by some of the Lion’s favourites. Have a fond memory of the Lion? Be sure to tell everyone your best stories come Sunday.
Sunday 29 October, from 2pm. The Lion Hotel, North Adelaide. Free entry
7. Champagne Fest
Fancy a few bubbles this weekend? Indulge in French Champagne and tasty Australian sparkling wines from some of the best wine regions in the world at Champagne Fest this Sunday. To accompany your day of tastings, you can enjoy locally sourced seafood and fresh produce all while dancing away to tunes by DJ Paul Gurry. And if you want something a little extra, take part in the Champagne vs Sparkling Masterclass to learn more about the two different styles, or sign yourself up for the Champagne ‘Sensory’ Experience for a blind folded tasting.
Sunday 29 October, 11am to 5pm. National Wine Centre, Adelaide. General Admission $30
8. Root Down Festival
The old RAH is getting its first taste of life after the big move, with the hip-hop and cultural Root Down Festival. It’s promising to be a cracking day filled with the innovative sounds of electronic, experimental and mixed genre music artists. Headlined by Luke Million, alongside Donnarumma, K21, Abbey Howlett, Willow Beats and Argus and the Liar – to name a few. Local favourites Mismatch Brewing, Unico Zelo Wines and Hills Cider will be supplying the drinks and there will be food trucks a plenty. It’s the oRAH like you’ve never experienced before
Saturday 28 October, 2pm to 2am. Old Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace. General Admission $54.14
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