Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Art, Wine and Fashion in Adelaide; Events Galore as South Australia Bids for Local Tourism Dollars

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Art, Wine and Fashion in Adelaide; Events Galore as South Australia Bids for Local Tourism Dollars

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Byline: Peter Chapman

YOU don't need any excuses to mark time to travel down to Adelaide for a visit.

What was once often referred to as the City of Churches has rejuvenated its heart and now boasts regular events to tempt more and more visitors to drop in.

Over the next few months, the city is offering plenty of inviting treats.

Here are just a few:

SALA Festival

August 1-31, state-wide

The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is the largest visual arts festival in Australia.

Its extensive state-wide program of visual arts involves more than 3000 artists and 500 venues that celebrate the diverse talents of South Australian artists.

www.salainc.com.au

2016 Netball Test match | Australia v England

August 31, Adelaide

The Diamonds will play on Australian soil for the first time in 2016 when they host the England Roses at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Fans will be treated to world-class netball at what is sure to be a compelling clash.

www.netball.com.au

Barossa Gourmet Weekend

September 2-4, Barossa

The Barossa is among the world's great gastronomic playgrounds, renowned for its wine, fresh seasonal produce, beautiful landscapes and easy-going lifestyle. The Barossa Gourmet Weekend is a three-day celebration of the region's food and wine culture and features long lunches, sumptuous dinners, wine masterclasses, winery days and workshops.

www.barossagourmet.com

Royal Adelaide Show

September 2-11, Adelaide

The Royal Adelaide Show is the longest running and largest community event on South Australia's calendar. It is an action-packed event for the whole family and includes carnival rides and attractions, as well as handicraft, produce, livestock, animal shows, and much more!

www.theshow.com.au

OzAsia Festival

Sept 17-Oct 2, Adelaide

The fortnight-long OzAsia Festival features performances, events and exhibitions celebrating the artistic and cultural ties between Australia and Asia. …

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