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Heaps Good: Three Weekend Events To Support SA


Heaps Good: Three Weekend Events To Support SA

Emma Ferraro


The Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga Art Market is back for another year of arty goodness. Supported by Splash Adelaide, this open-air market is proudly supportive of the South Australian art scene, and everyone is invited to experience our homegrown culture and creations. This event is the perfect chance for local artists and artisans to sale their wares directly to the public with the extra fees of gallery commissions. The event offers the public the opportunity to meet the artists, discuss art, purchase art, and fully immerse themselves in seasoned and newfound talent, all against the backdrop of the city and some beats. 

Artworks will be featured alongside other local products, including clothing, jewellery, vinyls and other knick knacks. There will be plenty of lunch options available, as well as an (always appreciated) licensed bar spotlighting some of our famous South Australian wines and brews. Parents, breathe easy: there will even be a dedicated Kids Zone to keep your young ones entertained for hours while you shop away. 

When: Sunday, October 16th.

Where: Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga 

Facebook Event: Victoria Square Art Market

via Victoria Square Art Markets Facebook.

via Victoria Square Art Markets Facebook.


We've all done a quick trip to Foodland for (possibly unhealthy) snacks. We've all gone to On The Run to fill up on petrol because we realised that we were tempting fate with our petrol tankers running dangerously low. We've all gone to The Highway for an after-work drink, because we all know a good Coopers beer is an SA pastime. 

When you choose SA products and services, you are helping an organisation provide employment to your fellow South Australians. Every time you do, you're having a positive impact on the future of our State.  Saturday October 22nd will be a celebration of SA owned and operated businesses, where the team at I Choose SA encourage the public to put their time and money behind an SA business, supplier, product, or service. Various SA retailers (including the Central Markets, IGA and OTR) and venues (including The Highway, The Lion, and the Arkaba) will be in support of this day.

For a taste of SA, join the Brand South Australian group at the Adelaide Central Markets, to see live cooking demonstrations by Chefs Callum and Themis Chryssidis of Sprout (10am) and Masterchef favourite Jessie Spiby (11am), all whom will be using some of the best local produce SA has to offer. Additionally, there will be a celebration on the Grote Street sidewalk with live music and local product sampling. 

When: Saturday October 22, 9AM-9PM

Where: Adelaide Central Markets/Grote St.

Facebook Event: I Choose SA Day

via I Choose SA Facebook.

via I Choose SA Facebook.


Australian beaches are prime recreational spots. In the summertime, they're thriving environments for the Australian public, home to surfing, building sandcastles, and classic Aussie beach cricket. But our beaches are susceptible to pollution. And pollution not only endangers our beaches, but our marine life, which leads to long term damage that can be hard to reverse. 

The Sea Shepherd's Marine Team are joining forces with Balu Australia and One Ocean Diving. Not only will they being doing a beach clean up, but an underwater detoxification as well (available for anyone who already has an open water dive qualification or above.)

About Balu Australia: An organisation which drives awareness, conservation, and research within marine and land biology. By working with experts and volunteering, Balu Australia dedicates their team to environmental protection and animal welfare.

About One Ocean Diving: A Hawaiian based organisation that promotes marine conservation, famous for their cage-less shark dives. One Ocean Diving aims to educate the public about sharks, whilst simultaneously facilitating first-hand experiences as to what sharks are really like, in order to empower people to help with the protection of sharks

If you're interested in doing a bit of a clean up, please bring a bucket/tongs to collect rubbish, and wear enclosed shoes/sunscreen.

When: Sunday, October 23rd, 10AM-12PM.

Where: Port Noarlunga Jetty (Esplanade.) 

Facebook Event: Adelaide: Beach Clean Up: Marine Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign

via Adelaide: Beach Clean Up Facebook.

via Adelaide: Beach Clean Up Facebook.

Header image via I Choose SA.