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What's on in Adelaide this Easter Weekend?

What's on in Adelaide this Easter Weekend?

The Easter weekend does not have to be over at the conclusion of your family brunch or egg hunt. Take the time to relax and unwind at some of the many events on offer across Adelaide, whether it’s heading to a gig, a handmade market or spending a day amid the vines at a local winery.

Looking for an updated 2019 version of this list? Here it is.

Good Friday, April 14

In The House presents E.T. @ GU Film House

While events are few and far between on Good Friday, there are still a few things you can occupy yourself with — one of them just happens to be revisiting everyone’s favourite boy-and-alien combo in the comfort of Hindley Street’s GU Film House.

7pm — 9:15pm
GU Film House
128 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Book tickets via the GU Film House site

Saturday, April 15

Bring The Noise presents Farewell Rhino Room


Sadly, the time has come to bid adieu to the Rhino Room at its iconic Frome Street location. The good news is that venue management has decided to reopen the space at a new site, and you can help them raise some funds by buying a ticket to their farewell show this Saturday night.

Featuring acts like Ollie English, Little Captain, Adie Haines and Peachy Keen along with some drink specials and a raffle, you’re bound to have a fantastic time at the send-off for one of our city’s most treasured venues.

7pm — late
Rhino Room
13 Frome Street, Adelaide
Tickets available via

Barossa Made Market

Enjoy an evening spent fossicking through handmade wares in the surrounds of the stunning Barossa Valley. Find jewellery, homewares, clothes, food, and last but not least, wine. Why not make a day of it and book in at one of the delicious local restaurants for a late lunch too?

3pm — 7pm
Barossa Visitor Information Centre
66-68 Murray Street, Tanunda
Find out more about the Barossa Made Market here

Adelaide International Kite Festival


Head to Semaphore Beach over the Easter long weekend and soak up the relaxed atmosphere of the International Kite Festival. The showcase will feature international flyers from New Zealand and Malaysia as well as interstate and local participants, with stallholders selling wares and food across the weekend.

April 15 — April 17
11am — 5pm
Semaphore Beach and Foreshore
Full event info and updates can be found on their Facebook page

Doggie Easter Hunt @ Plant 4 Bowden

Who said dogs can’t enjoy Easter chocolates too? Treat your pup to a big day out at the Plant 4 Bowden Markets where they can sniff out pooch-friendly carob treats hidden about the place. Afterwards, grab a coffee and a bite to eat for yourself at one of the many stalls inside.

11am — 5pm
Plant 4 Bowden
Third Street, Bowden
Learn more about the event here

Cruelty-Free Picnic @ Oakbank Racing Club

If you’re against the idea of horse racing, the Animal Justice Party will be holding a picnic in protest of jumps racing on Saturday and Monday from 11am at Oakbank. The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses will also be holding rallies on both of these days.

April 15 & April 17
11am — 6pm
Oakbank Racing Club
Oakwood, Oakbank
Find more details on Facebook

Easter Sunday, April 16

Afternoon Delights @ Shottesbrooke


Live music, food trucks and wine is a winning recipe for a good time, and thanks to Shottesbrooke Winery you can indulge in all of these things at once this Easter Sunday.

11am — 5pm
Shottesbrooke Winery & Cellar Door
101 Bagshaws Road, McLaren Flat
Purchase tickets here

Easter Sunday @ Glen Ewin Estate

Spend your Sunday in the scenic surrounds of Glen Ewin Estate, who will be offering up an Easter egg hunt and plenty of activities for kids as well as market stall food and cocktails. Free entry.

10am — 5pm
Glen Ewin Estate
Lower Hermitage Road, Houghton
More information available here

Easter Sunday @ La Boca Bar & Grill

Secure your spot at La Boca this Sunday where you will be able to enjoy an authentic Argentinian spread of seafood dishes, salads, picadas, soups, dessert buffet and your choice of a main. At a mere $45 per person and $20 per child under 12, this is one you won’t want to miss.

10:30am — 2:00pm
La Boca Bar and Grill
150 North Terrace, Adelaide
Book by calling 8461 0860

James Pants (live) @ Sunny’s


Get your groove on at Sunny’s to the sounds of funk producer James Pants. The Stones Throw Records artist offers up an eclectic and unique take on the synthesised sounds of the 80s and will bring a mix of live and recorded drums alongside simmering vocals to the stage.

5pm — 2am
17 Solomon Street, Adelaide
Book via

Goldentone and Michael Plater @ Grace Emily Hotel

Adelaide expat Goldentone will be taking to the stage with his downtempo alternative pop at the Grace on Sunday, and will no doubt provide a memorable show to wind down to after the busy Easter weekend. This will be the perfect opportunity to enjoy an intimate show with the artist who has made his mark on the Australian music scene over the past decade.

5pm — 8pm
Grace Emily Hotel
232 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
Admission is free but learn more about the event here

Easter Monday, April 17

RED @ Art Gallery of South Australia


Having a day off from work is a fantastic reason to embrace some of the dynamic culture on offer in Adelaide. RED, a surrealist film directed by del kathryn barton, is screening for free at the Art Gallery until April 30. Featuring Cate Blanchett, the work explores the notion of female power inspired by the mating rituals of the Australian red back spider.

10am — 5pm daily
Art Gallery of South Australia

Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time

A selection of works by legendary sculptor Auguste Rodin is currently on exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The showcase juxtaposes Rodin’s key pieces with innovative works by leading and contemporary artists, as well as displaying the largest collection of Rodin’s bronze sculptures in the Southern Hemisphere.

10am — 5pm daily
Art Gallery of South Australia
Book tickets here

Alliance Française Film Festival

Catch a flick at the close of the weekend as a part of the coveted Alliance Francaise French Film Festival, which brings daring and sophisticated films to lovers of cinema across Australia.

Palace Nova
Various times
View the schedule here to see if anything strikes your fancy

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