The South Australian Festival Season Continues

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Upcoming Events in SA

Known as the Festival State, South Australia proves it is not limited to summer with a huge selection of festivals and events carrying on throughout the year. 

Velo-City Global 2014 (27-30 May)  

Hundreds of bikes and their riders will meet as part of the world’s premier cycle planning conferences. Here to share ideas, innovate and forward plan bike friendly cities. Adelaide itself has a lovely flat terrain and Mediterranean style weather, with new bike lanes navigating the city, beach, river and adventurous hills making it ideal to celebrate with the Velo – Fringe. A brand new festival, much like other “fringes” but solely bike focused. See www.velo-city2014.com

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Cabaret Fringe Festival

June, Adelaide

It’s the time of year to enjoy classy and creative at the annual celebration of Cabaret. Bigger, better and more colourful than ever with over 50 acts performing at various venues throughout Adelaide. Laugh at comedy, cry in theatre and blush at the burlesque- connect with Cabaret in South Australia, where the revival started. YHA members discount: Concession priced tickets to all sessions during the 2014 Cabaret Fringe Festival, subject to availability.  See www.cabaretfringefestival.com

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Melrose Fat Tyre Festival(6-9 June)  

Every June long weekend, the town of Melrose in the Southern Flinders Ranges hosts the single track mountain bike ride. Participants from all over Australia ride for the fun environment without fierce competitiveness, as well as the opportunity to ride the usually restricted trails and improving their skills.

Visit Melrose Fat Tyre Festival website.

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Sea and Vines Festival(6-9 June)  

Whether it’s visiting new wineries or coming back to your old time favourites, the Sea & Vines festival offers you a long weekend of indulgent and relaxing festivities with delicious seafood and perfectly matched wines. Plus the cellar doors have invited their favourite bands.

Take a Sunday Experience with up to 3 stunning wineries, a Monday Zest where you are free to wander participating venues. Relish events for a relaxed food and wine line-up and go indulgant with the Delight events including master classes to degustation. See www.mclarenvaleseaandvines.com.au

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Guitar Festival (17-20 July)  

Celebrating global guitar music, this four day festival brings together a creative mix of genres with the world’s most popular instrument. Global masters in the art of guitar will come to Adelaide to perform and let you be amazed by their dedicated and passionate performances.

More than 70 musicians coming from countries as far as Brazil, Austria and Spain will spoil you with the many musical styles of guitar music from around the world with internationally renowned Australian guitarist Slava Grigoryan as curater.

Visit: www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/guitar-festival

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Willunga Almond Blossom Festival (26-27 August)

Once a festival to raise money to replace the old and inadequate Willunga Town Hall, the festival has now grown to be an annual arts, social and entertainment festival in Willunga. The 1300 acres of almond trees provide a brilliant spectacle of white and pink blossom that attract huge numbers of visitors. More than 500 barbeque lunches prepared each day and Willunga Festival’s trade mark - a delicious homemade almond soup, plus markets and entertainment for all ages.

The Street Parade is a highlight, becoming one of the largest parades in South Australia. See the Almond Blossom Festival website for further details.

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SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival (1-24 August)

SALA Festival is a unique and innovative celebration South Australian Visual Artists. Held from 1-24 August, it features over 3000 established, emerging and amateur artists in around 500 traditional and non-traditional venues all celebrating the diverse talents of our state. It’s free and fascinating. Check out www.salainc.com.au

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Barossa Gourmet Weekend (15-17 August)

The Barossa Valley is always a fine indulgence for some of the world’s best wines, premium dining and live music. This weekend combines the 3 with over 30 participating venues and cellar doors to take in the gorgeous surrounds of the region and entertain all tastes.

Each cellar door will combine fine dining to match the wines on offer and will provide some live music to make it an extraordinary weekend. This is an incredible opportunity to see the Barossa valley in all its glory and to get the best experience out of it.Visit www.barossagourmetweekend.com.au

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