What’s on in Adelaide this May

Our recommendations on what to do in Adelaide this May

Adelaide  is constantly brimming with events and exciting things to do, so we have once again rounded up our hit list of what’s on in Adelaide this month.

Bower Bird Market – Friday 4th – Sunday 6th May

Adelaide’s prized event, Bowerbird Design Market held at the Adelaide Showgrounds, only a short tram ride away! This market brings together work by more than 170 innovative Australian artists and designers twice a year in a spacious, curated and well-designed setting at the Adelaide Showground. Perfectly positioned 4-6 May, the weekend before Mothers Day, where you will be sure to find something your Mum will love!

Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musee d’Orsay – Thursday 29th March – Sunday 29th July 2018

In this exhibition exclusive to Adelaide, more than 65 Impressionist masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris feature in a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Make your Colours of Impressionism experience truly memorable and indulge in our art package, including; luxurious overnight accommodation in a King Superior Room, 2 x Exhibition Tickets to Colours of Impressionism and full buffet breakfast for two adults the following morning in Riverside Restaurant and complimentary WiFi from only $270.00. Book your Colours of Impressionism package here.

South Australian History Festival – Saturday 28th April – Thursday 31st May

The History Festival is one of South Australia’s largest community events, located at various venues around South Australia. The festival promotes the State’s wonderful collections, places and stories through an amazing range of history-related activities.

Saturday 5th May – Oaks Day

The 2018 Adelaide Festival of Racing kicks off at Morphettville Racecourse with a day for the ladies on Oaks Day. It’s the ladies day of the carnival, so be sure to don your Autumn best and partake in some fashionable trackside hospitality.

The Killers – Tuesday 8th May

The Killers are heading to Adelaide to play at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 8 May as part of their epic Australian and New Zealand tour.

AFL Adelaide Crows vs. Port Adelaide Showdown at Adelaide Oval – Saturday 12th May

The two South Australian AFL rivals face-off in the first showdown of 2018. Before you head across to the Adelaide Oval, make sure you join us in The Atrium Lounge for our pre-game hospitality.

Missy Higgins – Saturday 12th May

The beloved Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins will launch her long-awaited fifth studio album Solastalgia with an Australian tour this May and is visiting Adelaide on Saturday 12th.

Barry Humphries: The Man behind the Mask – Wednesday 30th May

Celebrated Australian performer Barry Humphries AO, CBE will take Australian audiences on a revelatory trip through his colourful life and theatrical career when he tours Australia in May 2018 with Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask taking place at the Adelaide Festival Centre.


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