There’s so much to do around the state, here's a selection of the latest events to help you make the most of your weekend.
What’s on: Million Paws Walk, Winter Village opens, Night Lab returns and more
A DAY FOR DOGS
The RSPCA’S Million Paws Walk will be back on Sunday, May 16 at Victoria Park. Be a hero for animals in need and take part to ensure every dog has a happy, healthy and safe future. All funds raised will help to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome SA’s most in-need animals. COVID-safe measures have been put in place and there will be plenty of fabulous stalls, food and entertainment to enjoy after the walk.
SHOP LIKE A BOHEMIAN
Boho Luxe Market is making its Adelaide debut. Show your support for sustainable and ethically sourced brands and shop till you drop from May 14 to 16. Enjoy delicious artisan-made food and beverages, meet the makers and take part in creative workshops. There will be a curated selection of products from 200-plus creatives, including glamping, sustainable fashion, jewellery, artworks, homewares, furniture, skincare and vegan products in a bohemian setting.
A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
After the success of the recent sold-out event, The South Australian Museum has announced the return of its award-winning late-night program, Night Lab. The next iteration of Night Lab – The Night Aquatic on this Friday night from 6pm to 10pm will feature all things nautical with a particular focus on Pacific Islands cultures. There will be storytelling, hands-on activities and musical and dance performances in partnership with the Pacific Islands Council of South Australia. Night Lab is an adults-only event for ages 18+.
The Winter Village is bringing an alpine-inspired winter wonderland to Adelaide from this weekend. Located at Torrens Parade Ground, The Winter Village is the ultimate winter experience, running until September 5. There will be an ice-skating rink, an igloo village, daily snow showers and food and drink pop-ups serving the ultimate cosy comfort food. Entry is free and you can pre-book private igloos and ice-skating passes via the village website.
CRFT Wines has teamed up with Africola to host their first event, CRFTWRKS celebrating the launch of one of their most popular wines to date, the 2020 Mencia. The event will be hosted at their stunning Carey Gully property this Saturday, May 15 from 12pm to 5pm. Africola will be serving up delicious tapas, while Danvers will provide great music. Tickets are $68 per person with an optional return bus ticket for an extra $20. Guests will enjoy a complimentary glass of new release Mencia and their own CRFT wine glass to keep.
TAKE A WALK
Friday, May 14 is National Walk Safely to School Day with all primary schools across Australia encouraged to part. The initiative aims to encourage children to build regular walking into their daily routine by walking to, during and from school. Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, National Walk Safely to School Day aims to raise awareness of the health, road safety, transport and environmental benefits that regular walking can provide for the long-term well-being of our children.
COCKTAILS FOR A CURE
Join the 2020 Australian of the year, South Australian Local Hero, Emmah Money – also known as CF Mummy – for a night of cocktails and fundraising. Emmah has partnered with Lucianos Italian Restaurant to raise funds for The Cure4CF Foundation to help medical research to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. There will be a silent auction, gin wall, cocktails and AFL legend, Mark Bickley will be the MC for the night. The event is on Friday, May 28 from 6.30pm to 11.30pm and tickets are available to purchase now.
This May, get dressed up for The Kids’ Cancer Project’s Pirate Day 2021. Pirate Day is an annual opportunity to dress up like a pirate to raise money for children’s brain cancer research. With more kids in Australia dying of brain cancer than any other disease, now is the time to make a difference. The Kids’ Cancer Project will be setting sail on Pirate Day on Friday, May 14.
The Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival has grown to become one of regional Australia’s leading arts events and will be held over the weekend of May 14 to 16. The Festival celebrates the Limestone Coast’s literary and arts heritage, its rich history and artistic talents, with a program showcasing nearly sixty events including performances, exhibitions, competitions, workshops and music, accompanied by fabulous food and fine wine in more than forty venues in the heart of the Penola and Coonawarra region.
On Sunday, May 16 Barossa Bushgardens will celebrate its 20-year anniversary with an Open Day and Regional Landcare Forum. In collaboration with SA Landcare Association, the day will consist of environmental workshops and presentations, garden and traditional uses trail tours, arts and craft workshops, activities for the kids and much more. Special birthday celebrations to honour the original founders of the gardens will take place as well as planting an extension to the Barossa Bushgardens Blue Gum Woodland.
For more of what’s happening around SA this month, pick up the May issue of SALIFE magazine, out now.
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