Easter. It can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To some it is a very special time, to be reflective and spend time with family, to others it is an extra long weekend, filled with as many activities as possible. And then there are those who just love it for the chocolate. And the hot cross buns. Always hot cross buns…
PLUS this year the alcohol laws have changed on Good Friday, meaning there’s some great events happening around town, so you can celebrate the start of yet another long weekend! Here’s a link to Good Friday drinking events to kick you off.
Whatever Easter means to you, there is seriously SO much happening around Adelaide, so hold on to your bunny ears as we bring you our Guide to the Easter Long Weekend:
Where else would we start? When we say Easter Long Weekend one of the first things that comes to everyone’s mind is Oakbank! It is one of the biggest events on the yearly event calendar and for good reason! The hardest decision is choosing which day to attend, Saturday or Monday? Take your picnic rug, some delicious food and of course, all of the wine, as you set up for a day of racing and feasting fun!
Now in its 5th year, DO YOU REMEMBER HOUSE returns to the Top of the Ark – Easter Sunday 1st April. Experience wall to wall smiles as we reminisce those days when house was about love, and the only place you could hear this ‘new’ and intoxicating music was in the clubs such as Cargo, Metro, Life, Le Rox, Synagogue, Heaven, Tapas and Vodka Bar just to name a few. Featuring the DJs that put Adelaide on the house music map back in the day: GROOVE TERMINATOR & MC SCOTT T, GTB, BRENDON, JOSH, AIKMAN, JUDDO, JAKI J,
MC JULES and BOS ON SAX. Get ready to put your hands in the air to all the funky bassline/piano anthem tunes that kept us dancing through the night from the 90s to the 2000s, with mega production added to take us back to the old skool. The last 4 years have all sold out so organise your friends and get your tickets now. Presold $23+booking fee, $30 on the door if not already sold out. Doors open 9pm.
Make the most of the long weekend and enjoy an Easter escape to one of South Australia’s most beautiful wine regions. With gorgeous scenery, gourmet food and wine and the thrill of live racing all at your fingertips, there’s something for everyone at the Hill Livestock Clare Easter Races. Plan ahead and book your own private marquee or pack a picnic and enjoy a day on the rails. Admission prices: General admission $20 per person, Children U/18 FREE.
If you are escaping Adelaide for the amazing sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Kangaroo Island, then you will also want to check out the Farmers Market from 9am to 1pm at Penneshaw Oval. Penneshaw Market Day held on Easter Sunday brings together K.I. Farmers’ Market featuring Kangaroo Island regional produce and K.I. Community Market for arts, crafts, plants, souvenirs. The Easter Art Exhibition is open at the Penneshaw hall next to Penneshaw Oval displaying the artistic talents of artists, sculptors, jewellery artisans and more. Against the backdrop of Penneshaw Oval and the beach seascape, sample the fine foods and wines and meet the growers and producers of Kangaroo Island. Although Kangaroo Island is a rabbit-free zone, they are seeking an exemption to permit the Easter Bunny to drop in to share traditional goodies with the children. Coffee, cakes and ready to eat cuisine are part of the market attractions. Take a seat or lounge on the grass and relax to the music of the featured busker, Eduardo, an amazing virtuoso of musical harmonies, visiting from Chile.
Happy Easter from the Glam team!