While we’re all pretty devastated that the mad March season is now coming to an end, we’re also super pumped for all the events that are set to hit Adelaide in April. While it seems a lot of things are ending in March, next month you’ll still get your fair share of festivals, music gigs, and interactive markets, so we’re sure you’ll keep busy.
Luckily for everyone we’ve compiled a list of all the top events happening around Adelaide this coming April, so you can get ahead and start planning now!
March 31 – April 2 – Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival
This event has been one of SA’s premier social and sporting occasions for the past almost 150 years, so it comes as no surprise that this is one of the most highly anticipated events happening in April. This is a time to bring your own picnics, barbies, and set up camp to soak up that unique country racing atmosphere. There’s also a stack for the kids to do with rides, a petting zoo, face painting, and more!
March 26 – April 22 – Crab Carnival
Get out of your shell at this years Crab Carnival, a celebration of all things crustacean. We know seafood isn’t everyone’s jam but this is one you can’t go past. From their crab bruschetta and dressed blue swimmer crab, to the crab mac & cheese and crab linguini, this is definitely a sure way to spice up an ordinary dinner outing! Be sure to get in quick and book while you can as we’re sure this event will be a cracker! Get the lowdown here.
April 1 – The Creative Design Market
We’re super excited about the first event on our list. Hosted by Ellery Events comes The Creative Design Market, a place that showcases over 50 South Australian businesses. We know it’s hard to decide what to do with so many great events happening, but this is one you wont want to miss. This market will hold over 60 stalls that range from fashion, to local organic food and drinks, to home decore – there’s something for everyone! This is a free event for all ages – a perfect event to kick off April!
April 1 – Do You Remember House
Do You Remember House returns to the Top of the Ark on Easter Sunday – now in its 5th year! Experience all round positive vibes and wall-to-wall smiles as we reminisce with the anthem tunes that saw us through the 90s and 2000s. The past four years have seen a sold-out event so get in quick! Tickets available here
April 4 – Sheryl Crow and Melissa Ethridge Tour
We are so pumped to see two of the greatest and most successful female American singer/ songwriters coming down under in 2018! Taking home over 10 Grammy’s between the two of them, Sheryl Crow and Melissa Ethridge certainly know how to wow a crowd and have quickly become a powerhouse show not to be missed – we can’t wait to see you girls! For all the deets check out our story here.
April 5 – Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters
Marking 50 years since Led Zepplin’s first self-titled album was released, the legendary lead singer Robert Plant returns to Australia along with his hugely successful band. It is promised to be a powerful show, and one every true fan will want to experience! Find all costs and ticketing info here.
April 6 – The Ambra Experience
Immerse yourself in the wondrous world of South Australian liqueurs this April at The Ambra Experience. This is a free event and a fantastic way to discover a unique taste sensation not to be missed! At this event you’ll also get to sample their handcrafted, intense citrus infused Ambra Limoncella – made by Finn from SA Cocktail Events and Bartender Hire. This one’s definitely a must-see for all your liqueur loves out there!
April 6 – The Holdy Moet Chandon Champagne Bar Launch & AW18 Designer Showcase
Be inspired by a specialty picked South Australian line up of local boutiques, brands, and labels. An exclusive night of fashion awaits with the launch of The Holdy’s Mew Moet Chandon Champagne Bar, and will showcase a seasonal AW/18 Designer choreographed and styled by Ellery Events Australia. While you’re there have your choice of delicious bubbly, mojito’s, or espresso martini’s!
April 6-7 – BRKLYN’s 2nd Birthday
We all love a good party, so if you’re a gin and cocktail fan you’ll want to head over to this two day event celebrating BRKLYN’s 2nd birthday! With the help from their friends over at the Adelaide Hills Distillery BRKLYN will be gracing us with one massive celebration over two days, featuring some delicious eats to accompany your many drinks, including the long awaited Philly Cheese Steaks *drools*
April 7 – Houndwave 2
in 2017 the inaugural Houndwave saw 800 puppers (and 1400 humans), experience a truly unique day of live music, markets, competitions, and food and wine in the beautiful city of Adelaide. It received such high praise that it’s back by popular demand for Houndwave 2! You and your pooch can also enjoy some of Adelaide’s best emerging live music, and will have the chance to donate to the RSPCA so please come along with a generous spirit!
We are pleased to announce that @ryan.martin.john will be performing his dreamy alt-folk at Houndwave! Ryan certainly fits the #mustlovedogs criteria: "I love doggos. Most dogs I’ve met are unconditionally friendly. And it makes me wonder what they’re thinking" If he was a dog, he'd be a whippet because "they're gangly, often wussy, not as cool or fast as their greyhound brothers, but are total pals for life" (and they have silky coats!) What dog breed would you be? 😀🐶🐾 #houndwaveadl #doggydayout #doggydayout #adelaidewestend #dogsofinstagram #dogsofadelaide #lovelivemusic #adelaidemusicscene #musicsa #altfolk #adelaidemusic (Houndwave proudly brought to you by @adelaidewestend @splashadelaide and principal partner @adelaideminigarage)
April 7 – Lionel Richie
Do we really need to sell you on this event? We are absolutely thrilled to see this legend coming to Australia this April with guests Nile Rodgers, Chic, and recently announced Lea Sayer! While you’re busy dancing All Night Long you can look forward to hearing smash tracks like “Stuck On You”, “Endless Love”, and “Hello” – just to name a few! Prepare for a night of hit after hit and an all round amazing night. Deets and tickets here
April 7 – The Festival at Basket Range
Just one week into April and you can immerse yourself with the incomparable harvest celebration of artisan food, wine, and music in the Adelaide Hills. Here you’ll be able to sample some of the best wines Adelaide has to offer, all while gorging on locally produced food and listening to a stack of amazing local musicians and bands. Get all the details here.
April 7-8 – Adelaide Heirloom Weekend
Back for its third year in a row, The Heirloom Weekend is set to go off with a bang as this year brings The Diggers Club’s 40th anniversary! Bring the whole family and make a day of inspiring free gardening and cooking workshops led by the friends of the botanic gardens – bookings are essential so get in quick! There’s plenty for the kids to do all day, so bring a picnic rug and feel free to treat yourself to the pop-up cafe on the Schomburgk Pavillion.
Where: Adelaide Botanic Gardens
When: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: Free Entry
Book classes here and here
April 10 – SEAL
Adelaide is being blessed to say the least this April, with another huge name set to make an appearance next month. It’s the one and only British, soul legend – Seal! In support of his tenth studio album ‘Standards’, Seal is thrilled to be returning down under after three seasons as a judge and coach on The Voice. He’s set to put on one helluva show, bringing with him his orchestra to help him perform his newest tracks! For all costs and ticket information head here
April 11 – Wine Glasses
Design Eyewear has carefully matched the new l.a.Eyeworks range to fabulous Alpha Box & Dice wines.This is your chance to find out which frames pair well with which wines. Come check out the latest l.a.Eyeworks frames, try Alpha Box & Dice wines and enjoy the party.
April 12 – Walkers Arms – Gin-tastic Evening
It goes without saying that The Walkers Arms are renowned for going above and beyond in their events, so when we asked for something fantastic they gave us GIN-TASTIC! This April you can settle in for a 5 course meal paired with SA’s leading gin distilleries. If there’s one thing we love it’s a local event that makes us feel miles away, and we’re betting this will do just that. Bookings are essential so get in quick!
April 13 – Electra X Never Never Garnish Garden
If you’re after an immersive gin & garnish experience, Never Never Distilling Co will allow you to explore all the intricacies that come with the production of this fabulous drink. Learn how different tonics, herbs, citrus, and botanics impact the final glass and experience the wonderful world of gin.
April 15 – Gilles At The Grounds
We’re so glad to see Gilles At The Grounds return to Adelaide, celebrating their 10 year milestone! We’ll see you at the Wayville Showgrounds this April for the same old vibes but brand NEW digs! Whether you’re an aspiring designer, gatherer, collector, retailer, hobbyist, or retailer, you’ll find something to love at this place.
April 13 – 22 – Tasting Australia
Steady your glasses, ready your plates, and gather your sense – Tasting Australia is set to return! As one of the country’s most successful and long-running food and wine festivals, tasting Australia has continued to evolve and offers up Adelaide as the launchpad to unforgettable experience that’ll leave you hungry for more. This is the place to soak up the charred flavours and aromas of Town Square and is a must-experience around Adelaide this April.
April 14 – Hot Dub Time Machine
If you haven’t yet heard of this gig it’s definitely one to put on your bucket list. Launching in 2011 Sydney’s Tom Loud has made his time-travelling ‘dance-through-the-decades’ audio visual party concept into an absolute monster of a project. Showcasing songs from every decade and genre into one massive, electrifying, music lesson has been welcomed by everyone with open arms selling over 200,000 tickets worldwide!
April 14-15 – Gathered Market
Get ready for a new kind of market experience set to make its way to Adelaide this coming April! Held over two fun-filled days, this family-friendly market is the place to be if you’re looking to persue a fine collection of handmade arts & crafts, fashion, and home ware! While you’re enjoying all that, soak up some live acoustic music and grab a drink from one of the many food and drinks stalls!
April 17 – Sushi Bubbles Go!
Brush up on your sushi making this April at Sushi Bubbles Go! Become a master of making sushi with Electra House’s level one head chef, chef Kang who will teach you the perfect techniques for mastering the art. While chef Kang walks you through the fundamentals, enjoy some bubbles from Sidewood Estate and pick up some inside info during the masterclass from champagne XS Co-founder Steve Dundon. All the deets in our article here
April 18 – A Taste Of South Australia @The Promenade Restaurant, Stamford Grand Adelaide
Indulge over an evening that celebrates South Australian food and wine. Join Keith Hentschke, winemaker at the Barossa’s Hentley Farm, to learn about the winemaking process and how varieties and vintages are matched with food. Ask questions and delve deeper into the art of wine pairing while discovering more about the local industry. Dishes by chef Darren Greenwood include a Port Lincoln sardine salad and delicious South Australian Lamb Loin chops – relax and enjoy the hotel’s sumptuous surrounds as you dine. Details and tix here.
April 19 – Degustación Kangaroo Island @ La Boca Bar & Grill
Experience the full, natural flavours of Kangaroo Island without leaving the city. Argentinian born chef Nicolas Arriola loves preparing meat on Adelaide’s authentic asador grill, and his affinity for Kangaroo Island meats and seafood has developed gradually, just like the flavour in aged meat or in spirits and wine. Each course will be served with Kangaroo Island beverages and will be prepared in La Boca’s open kitchen so you can see the magic happen. A taste of Argentina with South Australian style. More deets and tix here.
April 20 – Tasting Australia Provenance Lunch with guest chef Matt Stone
Co-hosted by The Lane Vineyard and Oakridge Wines, as part of the 2018 Tasting Australia programme, the two chefs and chief winemakers – alongside select regional producers, will bring story-telling and seasonal ingredients to the table for a truly memorable experience.
April 20 – Boss Baby – Movies Under the Stars
Head down to St Clair Oval on Friday 20 April for an evening of family fun and a free outdoor screening of the 2017 film, Boss Baby (G). The fun begins at 6pm with a jumping castle as well as a sausage sizzle supporting Vipers FC, and the movie will begin at approximately 7.30pm.
April 22 – Jimmy Barnes Working Class Man
Yet another huge name is returning to Adelaide this April with his hugely anticipated special national tour – Jimmy Barnes. Working Class Man: An Evening of Stories & Songs will be the sequel to the hugely successful Working Class Boy. Like the previous one we’ll get to see this incredible artist tell his life story and sing tracks that have shaped his journey along the way – you wont want to miss this one! Tickets here (danneman cigar’s not included).
April 24 – Sleeping With Sirens
We’re so excited to see alternative rock/ metalcore outfit, Sleeping With Sirens return to Australian soil this April with their 2018 Gossip World Tour! We haven’t seen them since 2015 with their string of sold-out show, so we can’t wait for their show this year to celebrate their latest album – Gossip. Tickets available here
April 28 – Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets In Concert
Receiving a 10/10 in 2017 Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets in concert will return this year with John Williams’ unforgettable soundtrack to accompany the incredible film itself in high definition on a giant screen! This is a must-see show where you can relive every magical moment as the music brings life to the story that has forever enchanted the world. All the details here
April 28 – The Jungle Collective Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale
The Jungle Collective is coming to Adelaide! First born in a Bohemian warehouse in Abbotsford, Melbourne. Recently launched in Sydney and now they have decided to hire a mega truck and bring all the Jungle plants up to Adelaide for a once-off mega sale. The event is at a secret location which will be announced soon. Wear a Jungle inspired print to receive $5 off your purchase!
April 28 – Beauty and the Beast & Fork on the Grass
Head down to the recently redeveloped Point Malcolm Reserve in Semaphore Park for an evening of film, food and fun! Fork on the Road will be bringing more than 20 food trucks down from 4pm for Fork in the Grass, and a free outdoor screening of the 2017 film Beauty and the Beast (PG) will start at about 6.30pm
April 29 – Greyhound Adoption Program SA National Adoption Day
GAP SA is joining with Australia’s adoption programs for National Adoption Day! If you are thinking about adopting a greyhound or want to find out more information and meet some ‘hounds, this is a great opportunity! We will have greyhounds available for adoption on the day as well as staff from the Greyhound Adoption Program on hand to answer any of your questions while you meet and interact with some gorgeous greys!