March 28, 2024
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Easter long weekend, Kite Festival and contemporary art

This weekend, do your last minute Easter shopping at the Adelaide Central Market, head to the Adelaide International Kite Festival at Semaphore, or take a tour of the historic Carrick Hill estate.

Easter long weekend

There’s so much to do this Easter long weekend, whether it be enjoying a meal with family and friends, or buying last-minute Easter gifts. The East End Cellars restaurant will be open for the entire long weekend and will be serving up a four-course meal with signature dishes from executive chef Josh Lansley. If you are looking for last-minute Easter eggs, then head to Haigh’s Chocolates and Koko Black at the Adelaide Arcade, where you will also have a chance to win the Haigh’s Easter egg guessing competition. The Adelaide Central Market will also be open with extended trading hours this weekend. As you are doing your shopping, why not take part in one of the free activities on offer or enjoy the live music?

High in the sky

The annual Adelaide International Kite Festival will be held once again at Semaphore Beach this Easter weekend from Saturday, March 30 to Monday, April 1. A panoply of kites in different shapes and sizes will fly high in the sky in this fun, family-friendly event. The best vantage point to see the many amazing colours will be on the Semaphore Jetty.

An Easter design market

The Gathered Design Market is back this long weekend for their first market held on Easter. Taking place at the Gathered bricks-and-mortar store in Hahndorf from Saturday, March 30 until Monday, April 1, Gathered is a showcase of South Australian arts and crafts. You can find handcrafted jewellery, candles, homewares, baked goods and spirits among the various stalls. If you are feeling a bit peckish, try some of the delicious food, including paella, Filipino BBQ and Turkish burgers. Gathered takes place at 102 Mount Barker Road from 12-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 10am-4pm on Monday.

Whimsical ceramics

South Australian ceramicist Bruce Nuske is known for his fastidiously intricate designs that draw inspiration from Chinoiserie and Japanese ceramics, from Wedgwood to the Arts and Craft Movement. His whimsical creations, which include teapots and pouring vessels, are on display at Samstag Museum in an exhibition curated by the visionary designer, the late Khai Liew. Nuske’s teapots and pouring vessels delight by the way they mimic the rich array of botanical references found near the artist’s quiet garden studio. Bruce Nuske with Khai Liew runs until May 10.

Carrick Hill

Historic garden tour

The regular Carrick Hill Garden Tours are back for the 2024 season. This Arts and Crafts-style garden at Carrick Hill was designed by Ursula Hayward, one of the original occupants of this majestic house and garden. Discover the history and development of the Carrick Hill formal gardens that were once the setting for elegant social events and tennis parties. These hour-long tours are held at 10.15am on Wednesday and Saturday throughout the year.

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