There’s plenty to do around SA this weekend, with steam tug rides at Port Adelaide and the DreamBIG Children’s Festival along North Terrace.
EXPLORE THE PORT
Get a whole new view of Port Adelaide, by exploring the area on the steam tug ST Yelta throughout May and June. You’ll glide past Hart’s Mill and Fletcher’s Slip, while getting a glimpse of the Port River dolphins. There will also be a unique view of the Torrens Island Quarantine Station. The Yelta was launched in 1949 and spent its working life in Port Adelaide.
FUN AND FESTIVITIES
A huge program of family fun is coming to Adelaide for the DreamBIG Children’s Festival, from May 22 to June 1. The biennial arts festival will feature live performances involving song and dance, a boisterous puppy, a giant robot, fireflies, the Gruffalo, drag queens reading stories, silent discos and more. The general public component of the festival features 12 shows, including three world and seven Adelaide premieres. The Adelaide Festival Centre and venues across the city and suburbs will host 12 exhibitions. The Big Family Weekend will be on May 25 and 26, along the North Terrace Cultural Boulevard. Children can follow the trail for their age group to discover the fun in the galleries, museums, universities, libraries and gardens.
THE GRUFFALO LIVE
May 22 to 24
Join Mouse on a daring adventure in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Songs, laughs and scary fun for younger children.
RAMSAY ART PRIZE
May 25 to August 25
Art Gallery of South Australia
The $100,000 Ramsay Art Prize for contemporary artists under 40 was established by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation.