By Lauren Ferrone
Last updated on: April 23, 2019 at 3:25 pm
With Easter festivities over, there’s still a busy couple of weeks ahead with these fun, upcoming events.
1. Barista, Brewer, Wine Cycle Tour
When: 24–28 April
Where: Start at Nuriootpa
Hop on a bicycle and pedal 20km on a guided tour through the picturesque Barossa Valley. Between cycling scenic trails and local wine tastings, get a caffeine hit from a local artisan coffee roaster or sit down for a delicious lunch of fresh produce, before quenching your thirst at a craft beer taphouse at the end of the day.
2. Barossa Vintage Festival
When: 24–28 April
The grapes have been harvested and crushed – now it’s time for a taste. The whole region joins in on the festivities, with parades, a gala vintage ball, long table lunches and masterclasses. For something a bit different, keep an eye out for 143 scarecrows dotted across the entire Barossa, as part of the festival’s Scarecrow Trail. Snap a picture of your favourite scarecrow, post it online and you could go into the draw to win lunch and, of course, wine.
3. ANZAC Day March
When: 25 April at 9.30am
Where: SA National War Memorial, North Tce
After the dawn service, pay your respects to those who served our country at the annual ANZAC Day March. Line North Terrace and King William Rd to see former servicemen and women march honour lost friends and publicly express comradeship. Up to 6000 people are expected to participate in the ANZAC Day March and ABC will also provide a live telecast if you can’t be there in person.
4. SA Wooden Boat Festival
When: 27–28 April
Grab your captain’s hat and visit Goolwa to see some of the most diverse wooden river vessels, from kayaks to paddle steamers. Get creative and try your luck in the rough and ready boat-building competition by building your own vessel – will it sink or sail? Find out during the SA Wooden Boat Festival.
5. South Australia’s History Festival
When: 27 April–31 May
Where: Various SA locations
Did you know Adelaide’s Rundle Mall’s Balls – known officially as ‘The Spheres’ – was designed by visual artist Bert Flugelman and donated to the City of Adelaide in 1977? Learn more about South Australia’s landmarks and other interesting facts about the state during SA History Festival. Check out the program, which includes boarding iconic boat The Popeye and a walking history tour of Adelaide Central Market.