No one can deny the buzz around Adelaide at the peak of festival season. Let’s aim to recreate that spirit in town all year round.
We can do this by beefing up some of our current events and creating some new ones so that each month has a premier festival that takes over and defines that month like the fringe and arts festival do in February and March.
Here is how Adelaide’s festive calendar could look: (see other posts for more on what each new festival could include).
January – Expanded Tour Down Under/Festival of Cycling February – The Fringe - already awesome as is. March – Adelaide Arts Festival -also already awesome. April – Expanded Annual Tasting Australia May –About Time - SA History Festival – with over 94,000 people participating in an event during About Time 2011, this festival has the potential to define May with 100’s of community groups giving all an insight in to what has made SA the great state it is. June – Cabaret- already takes over June, unique to Adelaide and biggest in the world. July – New Science Festival? August – SALA – already invades the streets of Adelaide with every pub, café and public space becoming an art gallery. September – OzAsia – this festival has something for all and certainly can fill a month. October – Annual Film Festival November – New Aboriginal Cultural Festival? December–Christmas/End of year Festivities already fill the month.