May 20, 2021
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What’s on: DreamBIG Children’s Festival, Fitness Expo, Ladies Day and music for everyone

There's something for all ages this weekend with DreamBIG Children’s Festival, Adelaide Festival Expo, Ladies Race Day and musical events.


Now’s the time to start perusing the DreamBIG Festival program, full of entertainment and excitement for South Australians of all ages. The festival is divided into two: the schools program and the families program. Adelaide Festival Centre has produced DreamBIG, South Australia’s iconic biennial arts festival for schools and families since 2015. More than 300 artists will present hundreds of performances across the festival, which will take place from May 19 to 29.

Picture: Chris Pavlich Photography.


The Coriole Music Festival will be back for a celebratory weekend of classical music, fine food and wine from May 22 to 33. Held at Coriole Vineyards in McLaren Vale the event will encompass two days of beautiful chamber music, with meals and wine included. Each of the weekend’s concerts will be followed by a delicious meal in the Coriole courtyard, where performers and audience can mix.


The second Orchestral Concert in Adelaide Baroque’s 2021 series, Bohemian Baroque explores the music of one of the greatest Bohemian musicians and composers of all time, Jan Dismas Zelenka. His compositions feature advanced use of counterpoint, placing extreme demands on the musicians but with an unmistakable emphasis on beauty and liveliness. The concert will be performed on Saturday, May 22 in Elder Hall. The program is devoted entirely to the music of Zelenka and includes three Australian premieres.


Head down to the Adelaide Showgrounds this weekend to enjoy a multicultural experience in a family-friendly environment at the annual Adelaide Multicultural Eid Festival. The event draws people with different cultural and ethnic backgrounds together to enjoy the celebration. The kids will absolutely love the extensive list of rides, various games and cultural activities. The two-day festival will have stalls selling traditional items, as well as jumping castles, animal farms and more than 15 food vendors offering delicacies from different cultural cuisines.


Join the Jodi Lee Foundation for a special black-tie celebration on Saturday, May 22 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. The event will celebrate the journey and achievements of the foundation over the past ten years and honour the life of Jodi Lee. There will be live music and entertainment, a three-course meal and drinks. Celebrate what is sure to be a memorable night by getting together a table of ten friends, family or work colleagues.

Photograph Meaghan Coles


Get the girls together for the Port Augusta Racing Club’s Pink Ladies Race Day on Sunday, May 23. Get your glam on and show your support for breast cancer awareness by wearing pink on the day. There will be great entertainment, fabulous fashions, and racing hospitality at its best.


The Adelaide Central Market is hosting tours during May as part of the South Australian History Festival. Take a journey through the market and uncover the rich history and architecture behind Australia’s oldest food retail market in its original location. Tour attendees can discover the stories and secrets behind the stalls, meet the expert market traders and enjoy tastings of some SA’s best fresh produce. The next tour will be on Thursday, May 27 and tickets are $22.19 per person.


The annual Adelaide Fitness Expo is back this weekend and promises something for everybody. A basketball competition is among the new events at a supersized Adelaide Fitness Expo in 2021. Tickets are $11.75 per person for a one-day pass or can also be purchased on the day at the door for $15. Adelaide Fitness Expo has partnered with the Little Heroes Foundation with $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the foundation. The event will be held at the Adelaide Showgrounds on May 22 to 23.

For more of what’s happening around SA this month, pick up the May issue of SALIFE magazine, out now.

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