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Last updated 24 Mar, 2023

The CBD will be an automotive museum in motion when the Adelaide Motorsport Festival gets the green light this weekend following a five-year pitstop. Here are some of the most exciting activities on offer, according to Experience Adelaide. 

Have a picnic and watch the cars speed past

Take a step back in time to the former Adelaide F1 Grand Prix track for a picnic around the Wakefield Road section. There is local food, beer, wine and spirits from local producers on offer. 

Start your E-engine

It isn't just historic vehicles at this event, head to the RAA E-motion Zone that features e-vehicles together with hybrid cars, electric race and rally cars, electric bicycles, scooters and motorbikes, as well as a solar and battery technology showcase.

Bring the kids along

From simulators, pit stop challenges and drift-controlled cars are all part of the AMF Junior Zone. Forget babysitters and bring the kids to the festival for an interesting day out.

Rev your engines

The Adelaide Motorsport Festival fun starts starts with a street party between Grenfell and Rundle Streets from 6pm on Friday 24 March. Cars move from their former home, the Grand Prix track, at Gouger Street to the East End. The free community event gives the green light to a huge weekend and includes live music, driver appearances and pop-up bars to create a fun and festive atmosphere.

Continue the party

The party continues at the many bars and restaurants along Rundle Street. Head to The Stag, which formerly reverberated the sounds of Formula 1 racing cars prior to the end of the iconic Grand Prix. The hotel's corner, on Rundle Street and East Terrace, was previously known as Turn 9 (or Stag Corner) of the old Formula 1 grand prix street circuit. 

The Adelaide Motorsport Festival kicks off with a street party on 24 March, followed by two days of automotive fun.
Weekend ticket prices:
Adult (17+) - $120
Child (5-16) - $40
Saturday or Sunday ticket prices:
Adult (17+) - $60
Child (5-16) - $20
​Children under 5 free.