Mad March 2016
The start of a new year marks a flourish of activity in the city of Adelaide, but things really kick off when Mad March strikes! Adelaidians relish in Mad March, why I hear you ask? It sees the return of numerous Arts Festivals, sporting events and the city comes alive on its balmy summer nights.
The first of these festivals is the Adelaide Fringe and yes it may start in February, but it’s still a much loved Mad March regular. Running from the 12th of Feb right through until the 14th of March, the annual open-access event attracts thousands of local, national and global artists. There are plenty of ticketed and free events with acts ranging from circus performers and comedy to film, magic and music. Check out the jam packed program for yourself! If you miss out on tickets, don’t fret! The Adelaide Festival of Arts also starts on 26th February running until 14th March, focusing on theatrical, musical, dance and visual arts performances.
Next up is an event for all car lovers, the Clipsal 500 Adelaide. The Clipsal 500 is now entering its 8th year, on the 3rd of March it will return to the streets of Adelaide with 4 action packed days of V8 Supercar racing. One of the largest motor sport events in Australia, the Clipsal 500 is one round of the V8 Supercar Championship Series. This year will see the introduction of the Enduro-X Cup featuring world class off-road motorcycle riders Toby Price and Mike Brown, with tickets start from just $59!
Over the March long weekend, Adelaide’s stunning Botanic Park is taken over by WOMADelaide and its 7 stages filling the park with music and culture. Celebrating its 20th year, the festival has over 30 countries represented by various global artists, a family fun event for all ages.
To top off all the festivities, Adelaide Oval will be hosting the Socceroos V Tarjikistan soccer match on March 24. From 7.30pm sport fanatics will fill Adelaide Oval to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match.
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