By Lauren Ferrone
Last updated on: February 13, 2019 at 11:58 am
The end of February is usually a frenzy in preparation for Mad March – South Australia’s busiest month. With so many epic upcoming events, it’s no surprise why.
1. Adelaide Fringe
When: 15 February–17 March
Where: All over SA
There’s a good chance this iconic SA event has been marked on your calendar for a while. Now, the time’s finally arrived when the city comes alive as the Adelaide Fringe officially kicks off. To celebrate the start of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest arts festival, we’ve got heaps of opportunities for RAA members to win tickets to an Adelaide Fringe show. Head to our exclusive member competitions portal for more info.
2. Dirt Wars Survivor
When: 16–17 February
Where: Loveday 4X4 Adventure Park, Barmera
Start the Dirt Wars Survivor challenge with a gruelling Saturday night obstacle course run in the Riverland. Then pitch a tent post-run at the local campground and get some rest – you’ll need it. The next day will have you climbing hills, crawling through tight tunnels and treading through Barmera bushland on a 9km course with more than 100 obstacles. Why would you put your body through that, you ask? To claim the title of the ultimate Dirt Wars Survivor, of course.
3. Dupang Festival
When: 22–24 February
Where: Ngarrindjeri Land, Coorong
Indigenous artists from around the world converge along the Coorong for a 3 day camping festival, sharing their culture and connection with the land through song and dance. Listen to stories around the campfire, witness a traditional indigenous ceremony or join a workshop to learn more about Aboriginal culture.
4. Bay Escape – Food, Wine & Lifestyle
When: 23 February
Where: Port Macdonnell, Limestone Coast
Forget the humble meat pie – get stuck into a lobster pie at seaside festival Bay Escape, in the coastal town of Port Macdonnell. Taste fresh seafood, sip wine from local producers, and browse beach stalls. Make sure you stick around for the famed octopus toss – that’s just one of the quirky competitions this festival has lined up.
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5. Superloop Adelaide 500
When: 28 February–3 March
Where: Victoria Park, Adelaide
Twists, turns, revs and burning rubber – it can all be seen and heard when Superloop Adelaide 500 zooms around the city circuit. Watch as supercars hit the track before you rock out with Australia’s Jet, The Living End and other performers during epic post-race concerts. And talk about a big finish – American rockers The Red Hot Chili Peppers close out this supercharged event on Sunday.
RAA member-exclusive: Get 10% off general admission tickets and save on selected grandstand passes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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