Make The Most Of Adelaide's MAD MARCH

Make The Most Of Adelaide’s MAD MARCH

WORDS BY CAITLIN NICKS

To all those who say there’s nothing to do in Adelaide, these events will prove them wrong…

  1. Anyone for croquet?

Royal Croquet Club

The highly anticipated Royal Croquet Club is back and better than ever. Its new location, Pinky Flat boasts some spectacular riverside views and a spacious layout. Get your Fringe fix with one of the many performances on offer, devour some seriously delicious feeds from a food stall or boogie the night away, to some floor filling beats; RCC ticks all boxes.

Boasting over 40 international and Adelaide based shows; the schedule is jam-packed and most certainly caters to all. The late night music program also promises to deliver, so dust off your dancing shoes and listen to your Mum when she tells you to take a jacket.

Expect the unexpected in the Neon Forrest, which is a new place to play on Friday and Saturday nights. The sectioned off space is assigned a theme each night, which has to date included ‘Makeovers’ and ‘Wedding’. As a result, you may be handed a bizarre costume upon entry or exit with a face painting.

Deciding what to eat will pose a challenge, as the extensive array of far from ordinary food options will leave you licking your lips. Menus include polenta chips, fried ice cream sandwiches, Japanese inspired salad bowls and ‘schnitty’s on a stick’ (yes, literally a schnitzel on a stick – both practical and delicious)?

To experience an atmosphere like no other, round up your friends, grab a cup (or jug) of Pimms, get there early to avoid the line and prepare to have a seriously fun time.

When: Thursday 16 February – Sunday 19 March

Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Friday: 4pm – Late

Saturday – Sunday: 11am – Late

Cost: Free entry until 10pm

$10 after 10pm

 

  1. Giddy up! 

Adelaide Cup 

Dress to impress for a day at the races, on Monday March 13. Take advantage of the public holiday and plan your sick day excuse in advance, as Morphetville Racecourse transforms into a Mad March playground.

Party in style, as The Starting Gate is set to return after two sellout years. The biggest day party on Adelaide’s racing calendar provides far more than just live racing, as entertainment will include DJ sets from KLP and Miami Horror.

Just as we thought it couldn’t get any better, The Starting Gate will feature a new designated area called ‘The Stables’. Once you are all partied out, a selection of Adelaide’s finest food trucks including Pizzateca and Daisy Burger will be on standby, to curb your hunger.

A general admission ticket will allow you access to all of the tracks hot spots, so take advantage of the upstairs view and get an upload worthy snap in the Yellowglen Terrace’s photo booth. But first, ensure you are looking the part… head over to visit the team at the CLIQUE Beauty Bar and prepare to be pampered. Media Makeup will be providing makeup touch ups whilst Evo, Cloud 9 and Clip Joint have joined forces to treat your tresses.

When: Monday March 13

Cost: $25 – General Admission Area

Image via Clique Mag

 

  1. Dazzling, delightful and delicious!

The Garden of Unearthly Delights 

It wouldn’t be the festival season without paying a series of compulsory visits to The Garden of Unearthly Delights. A true hallmark of the Fringe, the garden is a unique and diverse outdoor festival precinct. Venture to Rundle Park on the city’s trendy east side, to indulge your senses. The range of performance genres includes but is not limited too comedy, dance, music, cabaret, circus, puppetry and magic.

Foodies rejoice and grab a bite to eat from the gardens global food village, as the exotic colours, smells and tastes promise to tantalize your taste buds.

Bring the kids along and immerse yourself in the carnival atmosphere by going for a spin on the Ferris wheel or a bump on the dodgem cars. Not a thrill seeker? Try your luck at the sideshows, with a weird and wonderful assortment of amusements to experience.

The FOUND Market is the gardens latest addition, brought to us by the creators of Gilles Street Market. There is something for both the girls and guys, with stalls from a selection of Adelaide’s finest designers to peruse.

When: Thursday 16 February – Sunday 19 March

Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 1am

Friday: 5pm – 3am

Saturday: 10am – 3am

Sunday: 10am – 1am

Cost: Free

Image via Glam Adelaide

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