See & Do

Free things to do in winter

There’s no need to hibernate at home this winter with a range of free activities on offer across the city. Here’s our suggestions to capture your imagination, take in some culture and keep you active.


Throughout August 2019

Various Locations

The South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA) will bring the city to life throughout August, with art and artists popping up in traditional as well as more unique locations throughout the CBD and North Adelaide. Exhibitions are free to attend, be sure to grab a festival program and keep an eye out for exhibition openings, as complimentary drinks and nibbles may be on offer!

The City Library is taking part as a venue for the second year running, awarding a local emerging curator the opportunity to fill the Library with artwork showcasing the diverse cultural and artistic practices that flourish in Adelaide.


25 May – October 2019

North Terrace adjacent Morphett Street Bridge, Adelaide SA 5000

MOD. (Museum of Discovery) showcases how research shapes our understanding of the world to inform the future. Their third exhibition, Hedonism explores what are the things we can do to excess that make us feel good for a lifetime, not just a weekend?

Let the MOD. take you on a journey of discovery into social media and social connection, the benefits of plants, how to make exercise fun and more!

Winter in the East End

12 July - 24 August 2019, Friday & Saturdays 5:30pm till late*

Vaughan Place, Sugar Lane, Vardon Avenue and Stag Lane in Adelaide's East End

Things are warming up in the East End laneways this winter. Sip hot chocolate or mulled wine by the firepits and listen to live music to warm your soul. Indulge your senses and discover four laneways like you've never seen them before!

*Subject to weather and excludes 2 & 3 August.

Guitars in Bars

Throughout July 2019

Various locations

Guitars in Bars is an open access festival celebrating guitar music, held as part of the Adelaide Guitar Festival. A line up of diverse musicians is curated each year, with over 780 artists performing in more than 220 gigs in 100 venues across SA in 2018.

The Guitars in Bars program offers a range of gigs that are free to attend. Make sure you check out the gig guide and head out on the town to support home grown artists throughout July.

Keen for more free winter fun?

It’s almost show time! Ferris wheels, woodchopping and hot cinnamon donuts galore.

Enter for your chance to win one of five double passes to the Royal Adelaide Show.