April is shaping as another good month for high profile events in South Australia, following on from the hugely successful March calendar.
April’s exciting events kicked off last weekend with the spectacle and excitement of the International Rugby Sevens at Adelaide Oval. Held over two days, the Adelaide International Rugby Sevens involved 16 international teams competing for points that go towards the HSBC Sevens World Series.
The event was just the first in a packed month of world class events encompassing sport, culture, fine food and wine.
The new South Australian Aquatic Centre at Marion will host its first official event this month – the 2011 Australian Age Championships. More than 1300 swimmers between the ages of 12 to 18 are expected to take part in the championships, to be held from 18 to 23 April.
Regional South Australia is also hosting a strong events line-up this month. The Bundaleer Festival, held from 8 to 10 April in the beautiful Bundaleer Forest near Jamestown, will feature renowned Australian artists including tenor David Hobson, treasured jazz musician James Morrison and highly acclaimed soprano Silvie Paladino.
Other regional events in April include the Tastes of the Outback festival in the Flinders Ranges and Outback from 1-10 April and the Oakbank Racing Carnival in the Adelaide Hills on 23 and 25 April.
To finish the month in style, the Barossa Vintage Festival, celebrating the wine, food and culture of the Barossa, will take place from 23 April to 1 May. For more information, go to www.events.southaustralia.com
APRIL’S MAJOR EVENTS
1-10 April, Flinders Ranges, Outback
Showcasing the best of the outback with a diverse program of concerts, gourmet food events and activities including kayaking and opal mining.
8-10 April, Jamestown
An autumn weekend of nationally acclaimed artists and fringe performers, presented in the natural beauty of the Bundaleer Forest.
18-23 April, Adelaide
Australia’s up and coming swimming stars will compete in a six-day program at the newly built state-of-the-art aquatic centre at Marion.
23 and 25 April, Adelaide Hills
Located in the picturesque town of Oakbank, this is a festival for all ages.
23 April-1 May, Barossa
Celebrating the best of the Barossa, with heritage events, food and wine, auctions, town days, parades, markets, awards and the Festival Ball.