Here’s how to spend 3 days in Adelaide during Fringe 2024

Garden of Unearthly Delights

There’s no better time than now to take a trip down to Adelaide. The capital city comes alive during the Adelaide Fringe Festival, which is a month-long celebration of all things art, theatre, culture, music and creativity. With your evenings spent taking in unforgettable experiences and fantastic performances, you are bound to look for things to do during the day. We have the perfect 3-day Adelaide itinerary to help you make the most of your time in the city.

Day 1: Unveiling Adelaide’s Hidden Gems

Adelaide Central Markets - couple with picnic basket
Couple filling up picnic basket at Adelaide Central Markets. Image credit: South Australian Tourism Commission

Where to go: Start your day by fuelling up at the Adelaide Central Market, a gastronomical adventure that travels through cuisines like Greek, Italian, Moroccan, Spanish and more. Sip a latte, taste the best of South Australian regional produce, and fill up a picnic basket of your favourite finds from over 80 stalls. Next, wander through the charming Botanic Gardens, adjacent to the Adelaide Fringe’s Garden of Unearthly Delights, where vibrant blooms burst with colour. Stop for a delectable picnic and bask in the sun alongside the picturesque Torrens River. The river acts as the perfect backdrop for those Instagram-worthy shots.

The German Arms, Hahndorf. Image credit: South Australian Tourism Commission.

After lunch, hop on board our Adelaide Hills & Hahndorf tour for an afternoon of scenic delights. Venture into the picturesque Adelaide Hills, situated just 45 minutes from the city, where rolling vineyards and quaint towns await. You will visit Mt Lofty Summit to take in the magnificent views across the city to the sea before arriving in Hahndorf, Australia's oldest surviving German settlement. Take a leisurely walk along the main street with its traditional architecture, enjoy some German grub, and soak up the rich cultural heritage or indulge in some retail therapy. We’ll drop you back into the CBD leaving you enough time to enjoy some fantastic shows.

YOAH at Gluttony

What to watch: YOAH at Gluttony – The Australian premier of YOAH, the latest work by Japan’s most-talked about contemporary circus company CIRQUEWORK.

Day 2: Barossa Valley Bliss

Pindarie Wines

Where to go: Rise and shine, it's time for a day trip to one of Australia's most renowned wine regions – the Barossa Valley. Your taste buds are in for a treat as this region is famous for its bold and flavourful red wines and gourmet food. Indulge in the ultimate Barossa adventure with our Barossa Food & Wine Experience, where wine, lunch, and chocolate await to delight your senses.

After a day full of exploring, find yourself amidst the buzz of a Fringe performance.

History of House - Fringe show 2024

What to watch: History of House is a fantastic collaboration between ARIA-nominated DJ Groove Terminator and three-time Grammy winner Soweto Gospel Choir. It’s an exhilarating trip through the history of dance music.

Day 3: McLaren Vale Magic & The Cube Experience

d'Arenberg Cube

Where to go: On your final day in Adelaide, venture south to McLaren Vale, a paradise for wine enthusiasts and nature lovers. Allow the Mediterranean-like vibe, award-winning vineyards and incredible food to make for perfect day out. Picture a Rubik's cube made of glass, brimming with wine, art, and stunning views —that's the d'Arenberg Cube. Step inside this architectural masterpiece and prepare to be dazzled by its interactive exhibits, sensory experiences, and breathtaking views of the surrounding vineyards.

But the adventure doesn't stop there. Join our McLaren Vale and The Cube Experience for an immersive journey through this enchanting wine region. Roam through the picturesque vineyards and enjoy wine tastings at renowned cellar doors.

As the sun sets on your Adelaide adventure, head back to the city for one last hurrah at the Adelaide Fringe.

Josh Staley Lie to Me

What to watch: End your Adelaide Fringe Festival adventure with some magic at comedian, magician and showman Josh Staley's Lie to Me.

When is Adelaide Fringe 2024?

This year, Adelaide Fringe Festival will run from 16th February 2014 to 17th March 2014 at various venues across the city.

Adelaide Fringe

Where is Adelaide Fringe 2024?

Adelaide Fringe takes place across various venues in the city. Some of the popular venues are Gluttony, The Garden on Unearthly Delights, Fool’s Paradise at Victoria Square among others. Adelaide Fringe is an open access arts festival with over 6000 artists performing across 500 venues all over South Australia.

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