Spring is very nearly upon us, and with that comes not only an increase in the temperature, but in the amount of exciting things happening around Radelaide. From food, to fitness, to fashion, there’s going to be a lot going on. Add to that the the already thriving collection of small bars popping up, new restaurants, footy, live music and more, we don't know how we're going to fit it all in! For the convenience of our Radelaide readers, here’s a run down of the highlights.
Sunday Mail City to Bay and the Colour Run
Run for your life. Not literally, just for fun. The annual Sunday Mail City to Bay is on the 20th of September, where you can choose to walk or run 3k, 6km or 12km from Elder Park to Glenelg beach. Sounds simple, but most people are seen looking hot and bothered at the finish line. It’s fun though, trust us.
If you’re after something shorter with a lot more coloured powder being thrown all over you, definitely do the Colour Run. On the 13th of September, you get to run, jog, walk or dance your way around a 5km circuit in Victoria Park while simultaneously being covered in rainbow coloured powder. It’s like a really tame festival, and you get a quick work out in. What more could you want!
In 2014, Asia Fest was so popular they had to add an entire week to it. That’s right, 10 days to enjoy Adelaide’s best Asian offerings, from China, to Thailand, to Korea, and everywhere in between. As well as market stalls for you to stock up on your favourite Asian goodies, there’ll be a heap of food stalls and trucks, pop-up bars, and this year a very special floating market cruising around the lake in Rymill Park! The festival will end with the Full Moon Party, where you can don glow sticks, fluro body paint and drink from buckets just as if you were on the beach in Thailand, except with a lot less chance of something bad happening. Who knows though, Adelaide can get pretty rowdy when it wants to be. It’s on from the 2nd-11th of October, don’t miss it.
On the 17th of October, The inaugural Nourish Festival is the first big fitness and yoga festival to hit our city, and for a festival in it’s first year it’s going to be a big one! With everything from a huge schedule of yoga and barre classes, fitness classes (run by Instafitness star Dasha Gaivoronski), health and wellness talks by industry experts and even a day spa, nourishing is truly the way to describe it. If that whole exercising thing isn’t so much for you, there will be a great selection of healthy food stalls, satisfying every coconut milk latte and green juice desire you could ever have.
Adelaide Fashion Festival
We’ve already given you the run down of the 2015 AFF, but let us remind you that this is not to be missed. With South Australia’s best ready-to-wear and couture designers showcasing their work in a jam packed 4 day program from the 22nd to 25th of October. Featuring massive events like A Night of Fashion and Paolo Sebastian’s 15/16 show, this is going to be a big one.
From October 23-25, we’ll all be able to indulge in one of our favourite snacks in a myriad of ways. Cheese is great, because when you’re a kid it’s cheese sticks and cheese toasties, and when you’re an adult, it’s all brie and blue cheese. At Cheesefest there will be definitely be something for everyone, with the 3 day festival in Rymill Park showcasing the best cheese makers from around the state, as well as a huge variety of other food, wine and beer stalls in the spirit of buying local. The full list of sponsors will be revealed very soon, check the website for updates!
Adelaide’s Feast Festival is well known as the best lesbian and gay culture festivals in Australia, and on the 14th to the 29th of November will be 2 weeks of theatre, cabaret, films, literature, art, film and more, showcasing the amazing LGBT culture thriving in Adelaide and Australia (check it out Tony). Plus, Conchita Wurst. Yas Kween.
Still upset you missed the Bowerbird Bazaar in May? Dry those eyes, it’s on again from the 20th to the 22nd of November at the Adelaide showgrounds. There’ll be some of the same amazing stalls the May market brought, as well as a lot of newbies selling everything from clothes, to candles, to bags, to art and many other things you definitely don’t need but you actually do.