Your guide to the Mad March long weekend

As Adelaide’s maddest month unfolds, the Adelaide Cup public holiday imparts you with a three-day weekend to capitalise on all the festivities.

There is no shortage of music, food and drink, or entertainment, so look no further than your official guide to this long weekend. There’s something for everyone!


The iconic, open-air festival is returning to Adelaide Botanic Park for another year. WOMAD is celebrating the best in the World of Music, Food, Arts & Dance, this year’s lineup features Corinne Bailey Rae, Ziggy Marley, Yussef Dayes, and many more.

Where: Botanic Park, Adelaide, South Australia
When: 8 – 11 March
For more info, click here.

Adelaide Fringe

As the conclusion of the Adelaide Fringe Festival is fast approaching, the long weekend is the perfect time to make the most of it. Immerse yourself in all that this iconic South Australian event has to offer, whether it be comedy, theatre, cabaret, circus, dance, film, music, visual art or design.

Where: Adelaide
When: 16 February – 17 March
For more info, click here.

South East Beer & BBQ Fest

The Beer & BBQ Festival is rolling into town, bringing the sizzling vibes of Adelaide’s iconic event to South Australia’s Limestone Coast. With music from The Smith Street Band, Bad//Dreems, The Pretty Littles, and more, experience the best music, beer and BBQ Adelaide has to offer.

Where: Mt Gambier Railway Lands
When: 9 – 10 March
For more info, click here.

The Great Aussie G&T Off

Never Never Distilling Co. and Fever Tree’s ‘The Great Aussie G&T Off‘ are bringing great tunes and signature drinks, to this Adelaide Cup long weekend. Experience the best of the McLaren Vale with music from Tommy Tequilla! Tickets are $35pp, including entry into the G&T Lawns, and two drinks.

Where: 56 Field St, McLaren Vale SA 5171
When: March 10
For more info, click here.

Adelaide Cup

This iconic South Australian event is back for an action-packed year, both on and off the track. Expect a variety of track-side food, fashion and entertainment throughout the day!

Where: Morphettville Racecourse, South Australia
When: March 11
For more info, click here.

Neoterica Exhibition

In an ambitious celebration of South Australia’s contemporary art scene, the major survey exhibition Neoterica is set to captivate audiences with its unique blend of visual arts and literary responses. Included in the Adelaide Festival, this expansive showcase is a vibrant testament to the creative spirit thriving in the heart of Adelaide.

Where: North Eastern Concourse, Adelaide Railway Station
When: March 1 – April 14
For more info, click here.

Canine Cup

As a beloved alternative to the Adelaide Cup, the Canine Cup is now an official Animal Welfare League event. By raising crucial funds to directly support the more than 4,000 animals who come through their doors each year, the Canine Cup connects animal lovers with a unique race-day experience, while raising funds for animals in need.

Where: Plant 4, 5 Third Street, Bowden SA 5008
When: March 11
For more info, click here.

Glenelg Sunset Markets

With over 100 stalls, live music and food trucks, the Glenelg Sunset Markets runs throughout the afternoon and into the evening, bringing with it the perfect excuse to get outside, soak up the sunshine and bag yourself a bargain or special market buy.

Where: Moseley Square, Glenelg
When: March 10, 2 pm – 8 pm
For more info, click here.

The Enchanted Fig Tree

Dine inside the majestic limbs and shimmering leaves of this extraordinary living venue – An enchanting fig tree that is over 120 years old. The Enchanted Fig Tree is not only open for lunches four days a week but also offers magical Starlit Dinners three nights a week. As night falls, the tree transforms into a spectacle of colours under the moonlight, providing a captivating backdrop for an extraordinary dining experience.

Where: The Enchanted Fig Tree, 5995 N Coast Road, Middle River, SA 5223
When: 8 Nov 2023 – 8 April 2024
For more info, click here.

The GC Grand Central at The Arts Theatre

The GC “Grand Central” is excited to again be operating from The Arts Theatre in Angas Street for Fringe 2024. Hosting 13 different shows, the GC is showcasing the musical highlights from the Fringe, over one big week.

Where: 53 Angas Street
When: 5 – 10 March
For more info, click here.

International Women’s Day ABBAlaide Retro Dance Party

DJ Leah Tait & Yellow Matter are calling out to all ABBA lovers, to celebrate International Women’s Day. With a 6 pm all ages and an 8 pm 18+ set, come in your best ABBA-inspired outfits, and kick off the weekend with a bang!

Where: 108 Marion Rd, Brooklyn Park, SA
When: March 8
For more info, click here.


For more about what’s on around town, you can head to our calendar, our March guide, and our What’s On section.

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