Get ready for Mad March 2014!

Can any one sense the excitement and buzz in the air during this time of the year? It’s Mad March, the time of the year when Adelaide bursts into life with so much going on that you’ve literally got to plan out your month in advance to figure out what shows you wanna see, what pop up bars and clubs you want to get in to, what places to eat before and after said shows and what new food and non food attractions to see during these festivals.

Adelaide Fringe

The Adelaide Fringe has already started (started mid Feb) but will continue on til mid March. Have you been yet? Discovered new acts, comedians, and/or tasty delights?

Garden of Unearthly Delights

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The gardens – day one

We went to see Hughesy on the first weekend; funny guy and a really entertaining show – recommended for a good laugh.

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Got to rub shoulders with the funny man himself too! 😉

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Ferris wheel at the gardens

The Gardens is up and running from the 13th of February to the 16th of March 2014. Opening hours, Mon-Thu 5pm–1am, Fri 5pm–3am, Sat 10am–3am and Sun 10am–1am (Except Sun 9th March 10am–3am). Free entry.


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Entrance, bar and chill out area

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Latoosh tram, view from the top level

Gluttony runs for the full Fringe season, from Friday 14 February until Sunday 16 March. Opening hours, Mon-Fri from 5pm and Sat-Sun from 11am including Monday 10th of March until late every night. Free entry.

Royal Croquet Club

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One of the new kids during Mad March is the Royal Croquet Club, a unique pop up garden party at the newly revamped Victoria Square. This place is all sorts of awesome, think Barrio but on a slightly more ‘poshier’ scale with green grass, white picket fencing around some areas, garden styled bars, Japanese bars and croquet games. Finishes on the 10th of March, get to it! Opening hours, Wed-Thu 4pm-1am, Fri 4pm-3am, Sat 12pm-3am and Sun 12pm-1am. Free entry before 8pm, $5.00 entry after 8pm.

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royal croquet club

Then Splash Adelaide is working their magic around the city with the Waymouth Street Parties back in action. The next one is on the 7th of March, 4pm-10pm. Free entry.

The Adelaide Festival is also about to kick off on the 28th of February with a free opening night party at Elder Park. There will be no Barrio this year but there will be Lola’s Pergola – a backyard picnic on the ultimate quarter acre block (Torrens Riverbank)!

Some of the other March madness events going on in Radelaide includes the Clipsal 500, WOMADelaide, Soundwave, Adelaide Writers’ Week and the Adelaide Night Market 30th of March (usually on most Sundays through to May).

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Drinks kombi van at Adelaide Night Market

Hope ya’ll have a manic but fun March! I’m surely looking forward to it. 🙂


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