Stories from our city

Learn more about everything Adelaide by reading the stories from the city. Get suggestions of the best events and bars and restaurants to go to, hear from the residents and business owners in Adelaide and read many other ideas about how to get the most out of your time in the city and North Adelaide.

Help me find... new venues on Pirie Street

New year, newly opened venues on Pirie Street! Some exciting new residents have moved into the city’s business precinct. See what’s new with Experience Adelaide.

Australia Day Long Weekend Itinerary

Make the most of an extra day off work and head into the city for a staycation this Australia Day Long Weekend. Explore the best of the CBD and North Adelaide with this curated Experience Adelaide itinerary

Help me find... a Christmas gift

Christmas is just around the corner and with so many amazing things to do in the city, what better gift to give than an experience. Discover the best experiences in the city to gift this holiday season with Experience Adelaide.

Shop Electronics this Black Friday

See what's on everyone's electronics wishlist this holiday season and start prepping your Black Friday agenda! Shop the latest gadgets and electronics across the biggest and best stores, and get the Rundle Mall Concierge to help you with all your shopping! Remember, Black Friday City Rules.

Shop Beauty this Black Friday

See what's on everyone's beauty wishlist this holiday season and start prepping your Black Friday agenda! Shop beauty trends and must-haves at city-exclusive and your favourite stores. Remember, Black Friday City Rules.

Shop Fashion this Black Friday

See what's on everyone's style wish list this holiday season and start prepping your Black Friday agenda! Get those must-have pieces for spring and summer and shop longer and later with the biggest and best sales at city-exclusive flagships. Remember, Black Friday City Rules.

Shop Homewares this Black Friday

See what homewares everyone's shopping this holiday season and start prepping your Black Friday agenda! Brighten up your home for spring and summer with some new homewares and discover exciting sales across the city. Remember, Black Friday City Rules.

Help me find... a sandwich

Celebrate World Sandwich Day this Friday 3 November with bread-y goodness at one of the many delectable delis and gourmet lunch spots in the city, and see where to get a scrumptious sando with Experience Adelaide.

Help me find... somewhere to go with my dog — Experience Adelaide

26 August is International Dog Day and to celebrate, we've compiled a list of the best activities to do with your fur-baby in the city. Discover where to take your beloved four-legged friend on an adventure with Experience Adelaide.

Help me find... a flaming hot alcoholic drink for a cold night

The thought of heading out for drinks on a cold winter's night might sound daunting, however a new bar in the city's West End is helping turn up the heat. Learn about High Spirits bar, which launched last week, and other bars serving flaming hot cocktails.

Help me find... five DreamBig Children's Festival events under $5

Need something to keep the children entertained this May, and on a budget? Look no further than the DreamBig Festival which features an array of free events for children.

Help me find... what's open over the Easter Long Weekend

Hop, skip and jump your way into the city this Easter Long Weekend with Experience Adelaide's guide to what's open over Easter.

Help me find... waffles in Adelaide — Experience Adelaide

March 25th marks International Waffle Day and what better way to celebrate than with a tasty stack of waffles on your plate. Whether you like a classic waffle with maple syrup or a waffle with a bit more pizzazz, there are plenty of places in the city to enjoy the much-loved breakfast staple. See Experience Adelaide’s guide on where to find waffles in Adelaide.

Help me find... things to do at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival

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.

Five must-see Adelaide Festival shows, according to Sonya Lifschitz

So Much Myself performer Sonya Lifschitz weaves together archival footage, narrative, melody and virtuoso piano to create a captivating show for Adelaide Festival audiences. She shares her top five picks

Five must-see circus shows, according to acrobat Thomas Gorham

He's one of the main men behind new Adelaide Fringe hub Fool's Paradise and a circus performer that has toured in more than 20 countries, Thomas Gorham shares his top five circus picks for this year's Adelaide Fringe.

Help me find... The best pre-show dining spots this Adelaide Fringe – Experience Adelaide

Looking for a speedy bite before your 2023 Adelaide Fringe show? We’ve scoped out the best pre-show eats in every corner of our fabulous city.

WOMADelaide essentials: Your guide to shopping local this festival season

No idea what to wear to Womad? You need Experience Adelaide's list of festival must-haves from our favourite small business and family retailers across the Adelaide CBD.

Help me find.... cheap family fun at the Adelaide Fringe

Visting the Adelaide Fringe doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise — there are many events that can be enjoyed for $20 for a family of four. Some you’ll even get change back or have some coin spare for an ice cream. Experience Adelaide has five of the best CBD events and activities for families, of two adults and two children, on a budget.

Vault 91

Previously, if you'd walked into the ground level at Westpac House, 91 King William Street in 2021, you might have barely have paused to take in its grand height, ornate ceilings and glossy marble. Now, Vault 91 wine and coffee bar gives you an excellent reason to linger. Over a bespoke blend coffee, one of the 91 wines available by the glass, or a private dinner, you'll be wondering why this space wasn't used sooner.

Five must-see Adelaide Fringe cabaret and theatre shows, according to Velvet Rewired's Sirens

Performers Jacinta Gulisano and Sasha Lee Saunders step into a boogie wonderland whenever they step onto the stage of the big, bold and beautiful Velvet Rewired. Experience Adelaide caught up with the dancing duo, dubbed the Sirens, to find out the top five Adelaide Fringe cabaret and theatre shows on their radars.

Five must-see Adelaide Fringe music shows, according Gospo Collective's Charmaine Jones

She can sing and, no doubt, is ready to dance with somebody — Gospo Collective's Charmaine Jones and her team are putting on Whitney — The Greatest Love of All as part of the Adelaide Fringe. Charmaine shares her top five music picks at the Adelaide Fringe.

iHelp me find... cheap Fringe shows

With only two weeks left of Adelaide Fringe 2023, get your arts fix with our top picks based on the Adelaide Fringe shows you know and love!

Help me find... somewhere to party at the Adelaide Fringe

Having a boogie, enjoying a drink or two or just basking in the summer atmosphere goes hand-in-hand with Adelaide’s festival season. From shows that include a bar to free public events to flock to, see Experience Adelaide’s list of the best places to party around town.

Help me find... a Fringe destination

The 2023 Adelaide Fringe season has arrived so get ready for a month of fun and frivolity across the city. With old favourites returning for another year and new players on the scene, discover this year's line up of exciting Fringe venues across the city. 

Help me find... where to celebrate Valentine's Day

Want to show your sweetie how much you love them this Valentine’s Day? Love is in the air and there are plenty of ways to declare your love. Find out where to celebrate Valentine's Day with Experience Adelaide’s guide to Valentine’s Day in the city.

Help me find... Aussie treats

As the summer holidays come to an end and the days begin to get shorter, celebrate the end of summer and all things Aussie with Experience Adelaide's list of where to find the best Aussie treats in the city.

Help me find... a bike store

Is the Santos Tour Down Under encouraging you to get back on your bike, or even hop on one for the first time? Find yourself some new wheels at bike stores across town so you can pedal to the medal.

Help me find ... Tasting Australia 2023 events in the CBD

Tasting Australia has dished up a recipe for success following the launch is its 2023 program. Check out Experience Adelaide's guide to the culinary festival.

Help me find... school holiday fun

Keep the kids occupied for hours over the school holidays with Experience Adelaide's guide to family-friendly fun in the city. Discover where to find school holiday activities here.

Blitz Golf returns to the city

Dubbed 'the T20 of Golf’, Australia’s newest golf tournament Blitz Golf is bringing its final to the heart of the city at the North Adelaide Golf Course on Friday 6 January. The event will bring a festival atmosphere to the golf course, combining food, music and sport into a 10-hole golf extravaganza. Experience Adelaide chats with pro-golfers Wade Ormsby and Antonio Murdaca, and Blitz Golf founder Simon Zybek about what they love about the city.

Your guide to ... the Ebenezer Night Markets

Shopping, food and music collide in the city’s East End side street when the Ebenezer Night Markets come back to town on Saturday 16 December.

Help me find... what's open over the holidays

The end of the year is near and there's plenty happening in the city. Whether you have a well-deserved break planned, the public holidays off, or in between, discover what's open this holiday season here.

Help me find... gifts under $25

With Christmas just around the corner, 'tis the season for Secret Santa. Stuck on what to get your Kris Kringle this year? Check out the Experience Adelaide guide on gifts under $25. If you can't make it in store, don't fret, byADL has you covered for online orders so you can get gifts under the tree in no time.

Inaugural ADL Fashion Week puts South Australian fashion in the spotlight

The first ADL Fashion Week (AFW) has drawn to a close, boasting over 800 attendees across 15 programmed events that showcased over 50 local designers and drove an increase in city foot traffic during Adelaide’s Biggest Shopping Event.

Help me find... colourful cocktails

Just like the Feast Festival celebrates all colours of the rainbow, ADLocal is celebrating colourful cocktails in the name of pride and inclusivity. Head out to these city hot spots to enjoy a colourful cocktail... or two.

Help me find... tacos and margaritas

Say Hola to a night of fun and fiesta at one of these Latin restaurants in the city serving up the finest tacos and margaritas. You’ll be saying Arriba before you know it!

Help me find... ghosts and ghouls in the city

Consider yourself a ghostbuster or just love hearing about history and the paranormal? The city is full of places to potentially find a ghostly friend... or something more sinister. Discover the best local haunts and ghostly encounters below.

Help me find... Christmas activities in the city

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Looking for Christmass-y activities to do this holiday season? Look no further than this Experience Adelaide guide to Christmas activities in the city.

Help me find... LGBTQIA+ friendly venues

A city oozing with social and culturally diverse experiences, Adelaide is the place to be with its unrivalled festivals, vibrant hospitality and green belt to boot. Adelaide, and nearby North Adelaide, is the perfect destination for people from all walks of life to be a part of an eclectic city filled with good food, drinks, festivals, retail and, of course, good times. Discover some of the best LGBTQIA+ friendly venues Adelaide has to offer.

Help me find ... wellness eateries

With WellFest Adelaide underway, we've compiled a list of some of the best lunchtime eateries that focus on health, wellbeing and nutritious meals.

ADL Fashion Week Launch

Fashion has taken over the city following the launch of the Adelaide Economic Development Agency's inaugural ADL Fashion Week at Fishbank.

Help me find... yoga

Breathe in, breathe out. In the hustle and bustle of the city, it's important to take time to recentre and focus. Discover where you can get your zen on at any time of day at one of these tranquil yoga studios.

Help me find... a beer

Do you love a good, cold and refreshing pint of beer but want to branch out beyond your local pub? Beer lovers, look no further than our guide on where to find the best brews in the city. Round up your mates and try some of the finest beer Adelaide has to offer.

Help me find... mocktails

Participating in a dry challenge or volunteering to be the designated driver? That doesn’t mean you need to miss out on all the fun! Grab the crew and head to one of these cool city bars for a mocktail or two, or twenty.

Help me find... Happy Hour

It’s 4:00 pm and after a long day, Happy Hour is calling your name. Head to one of these iconic city venues for a Happy Hour knock-off drink or two, you deserve it!

Help me find... Phở

Fragrant, hearty and delicious, Phở is the perfect meal to stay warm. The beloved Vietnamese street food has evolved from its humble beginnings to the soupy goodness we know and love today. Discover the best spots in the city to enjoy a steaming hot bowl of Phở.

Help me find... an Instagramable location

Mobile phone — check. Great lighting — check. An Instagram-worthy location — keep reading. Whether you are after a rustic setting, retro or light and bright, this list will give you a list of some of the most Instagram-able worthy venues where you won't need a filter to get the money shot.

Your Guide to Illuminate Adelaide 2022

City streets are up in lights thanks to the many Illuminate Adelaide events that are turning the CBD into a nocturnal playground of light, music and sound. Here are ADLLocal's top picks to make a night of your festival experience.

From the runway to Rundle Mall - Annual Fashion Event Announced

Showcasing the talents of emerging and established designers is at the heart of a new fashion event planned for the city this October.