You won't be staying home this weekend, with a busy schedule of festivals, shows and events to enjoy all around the state.
What’s on: Festivals, flowers and family fun
Take a trip to the Barossa to join South Australia’s largest regional festival for the Barossa Vintage Festival from April 14 to April 18. The family-friendly festival showcases the region’s wine, food, culture and heritage. Come along for the day or stay a few nights and explore more than 75 events including masterclasses, exclusive wine tastings and live music.
South Australia’s premier gardening festival, the SA Autumn Garden Festival is happening again with a number of special guests and gardening experts to hear from. The festival brings the best of South Australian plants, garden accessories and sculptures together in one place. The event will take place on Sunday, April 18 at Clare Showgrounds, with a number of workshops from Sophie Thomson and Rebecca Sullivan to be held the previous day, for which bookings will be essential. See the festival website for further details.
The McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic returns for its 16th year, bringing the region to life with a grand parade against a breathtaking backdrop of wineries and vineyards. The event will see more than 500 vintage and classic motor vehicles roll down the main street, where hundreds of spectators will be waiting to enjoy the parade. Get down to McLaren Vale on Sunday, April 18 for a day of motoring history, vintage fashion, local wines, gourmet food and music.
COMING UP ROSES
The Rose Society of South Australia will hold this year’s Autumn Rose Show in the Noel Lothian Hall, Adelaide Botanic Garden, on April 17 and 18. Everyone is invited to attend and enter their votes for the People’s Choice Award, with a chance to win a prize.
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SALT Festival 2021 kicks off this Friday April 16 and will run through till April 25. The 10-day festival of art, creativity, innovation and culture is held on the Southern Eyre Peninsula and features a program of more than 100 events. SALT provides a platform for artists and contributors to showcase their ideas and to interact. You will find something for everyone in this year’s program.
A new exhibition entitled The Blade; Australia’s love affair with lawn, will be on show at Carrick Hill, Springfield, from April 9 to May 23. Curated by Richard Heathcote, The Blade explores Australia’s love of lawn and how both planting and mowing lawns gained such enduring popularity. The exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of the Australian Garden History Society, which promotes awareness and conservation of significant gardens and cultural landscapes.
For more of what’s happening around SA this month, pick up the April issue of SALIFE magazine, out now.
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