By Lauren Ferrone
Last updated on: May 17, 2019 at 8:59 am
There's just a fortnight before winter officially arrives, so we've put together a list of must-dos to round out May. How many can you squeeze in before the month ends?
1. Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival
When: 16–19 May
Where: Across Penola and the Coonawarra
The Limestone Coast’s oldest town comes to life during the region’s iconic arts festival – Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival. Admire the talent of artists from around the globe, before driving 15 minutes to continue the weekend of celebrations with a glass or two of award-winning vino at cellar doors in the Coonawarra. While you’re in the Limestone Coast, check out other must-dos in our guide to exploring the south east.
2. Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend
When: 17–20 May
Where: Clare Valley
More than 25 wineries will play host to special events and degustation dinners during the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend. Held each May, the food and wine festival’s program this year includes creating personalised wine labels at Watervale’s Crabtree Wines, a cheese and wine masterclass with Woodside Cheese Wrights at Sevenhill Cellar, and much more. Tempted to stay a little longer? RAA members can choose from a range of accommodation options in the Clare Valley here.
3. Million Paws Walk 2019
When: 19 May
Where: Victoria Park
Pound the pavement with your furry friend to raise funds to help fight animal cruelty in the annual Million Paws Walk. Give your legs a workout in the 2km or 4km course before enjoying a post-walk feed at various food stalls. If your pooch is still wagging its tail, there’ll be games and obstacle courses to keep them entertained. Along with the Million Paws Walk at Victoria Park Racecourse in Adelaide’s east parklands, there’ll be 10 other walks held throughout the state, including regional areas.
4. Pint of Science Festival
When: 20–22 May
Where: Various pubs across Adelaide
Enjoy a pint with doctors, professors and other experts in the field of science at pubs across Adelaide to find answers to big questions like ‘how does the human brain work?’ and ‘will there be a cure for cancer?’ Forget the average pub crawl – the Pint of Science Festival is a bar-hopping event that celebrates Australian science research in a casual environment.
5. DreamBIG Children’s Festival
When: 22 May–1 June
Where: King William Rd
Hosted by Adelaide Festival Centre, DreamBIG Children’s Festival is South Australia’s biennial arts festival for schools and families. The program is jam-packed with fun and educational experiences, from 10-minute dance parties, silent discos for the little ones to stories about friendship and facing fears and racism. There’s a program for the general public and one for school students who are encouraged to participate in performances. There are also heaps of free activities – check out our top 5.