What’s Happening in Adelaide This September

Whats Happening September 2016-Adelaide

It’s finally spring! That means it’s time to celebrate, and we’re here to help you do so in style. From art connoisseurs to great coated steam-punks, there’s something going on for everyone. Here are a few ideas to get you started this sparkling Adelaide September!

90s Mania

Date: 1 September

Location: HQ Adelaide, Adelaide

Smash-hit nostalgia fest 90s Mania returns to Adelaide for another triumphant performance! Five superstars from the decade of Friends, floppy fringes and dangerously high waistlines unite to put on a show you’ll never forget, so be sure to grab your tickets before they all sell out. After all, where else can you catch Haddaway (‘What is Love’, ‘Rock My Heart’), La Bouche (‘Be My Sumer’, ‘Sweet Dreams’), Jenny Berggren from Ace of Base (‘All that She Wants’, ‘The Sign’), Katrin from Black Box (‘Ride on Time’, ‘Strike it Up’) and Amber (‘This is Your Night’, ‘If You Could Read My Mind’) all under one roof? Find out more


Royal Adelaide Show

Date: 2 – 11 September

Location: Adelaide Showground, Wayville

It’s been around since 1840, but the grand old Show isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Its competitive heart remains strong, with thousands of talented folks putting their animals, craftwork and glorious foodie creations in for the judges’ approval. As for the kids? Well, Cinderella, Belle and Snow White will be there for an all-singing, all-dancing show, as will Fire Dog Marshall and Police Pup Chase from Nick Jr.’s PAW Patrol. Dorothy the Dinosaur will be making an appearance, and you may even run into the Ninja Turtles (who understandably needed a break from starring in Michael Bay films). Oh, and whatever you do, don’t miss this year’s main event: the spectacular Post-Cards from Around the World! Find out more


OzAsia Festival

Date: 17 September – 2 October

Location: Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide

Yep; Australia’s leading international Asian arts festival is back and bigger than ever. OzAsia/Indofest 2016 is taking over the Adelaide Festival Centre for two whole weeks of music, dance, visual arts, film, theatre, lectures and workshops, as well as a host of awesome family activities. Make sure you catch the beautiful Moon Lantern Festival (the largest of its kind in the country), and give the program a thorough browse to see what catches your eye. We’re particularly looking forward to ‘Whai’, which is described as “China´s premier psych rock band with influences ranging from Trip Hop via Chinese folk and experimental techno”. Nice. Find out more


Steampunk Festival

Date: 17 – 18 September

Location: Nation Railway Museum, Port Adelaide

Polish your goggles and tighten your corsets, because it’s time for a healthy dose of Victorian-industrial sci-fi goodness. The third annual Steampunk Festival is being held at (where else?) the National Railway Museum, and promises two full days of incredible costumes, live music, art exhibitions, and a host colourful merchants peddling their weird and wonderful wares. Trundle down and immerse yourself in the unique creativity of the Steampunk community, and don’t forget to hitch a ride on one of the specially running steam trains. Who knows who you might run into onboard? Find out more

Image credit: OzAsia Festival/Indofest

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