2018 Easter long weekend - what's on in SA

Looking for something to do this Easter long weekend? We’ve got you covered!

There are plenty of great exhibitions, shows and events on all over the state, with many of South Australia's arts and cultural institutions open over the holiday break.

And best of all, most of it's FREE!

North Terrace, Adelaide
Open 10am to 5pm every day of the Easter long weekend.
FREE entry, some exhibitions may be ticketed.
Ph: 8207 7000

Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay
Tickets from $10 (children under four free)
Featuring more than 65 Impressionist masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris including works by Monet, Renoir, Manet, Morisot, Pissarro and Cézanne, among many others.
Free daily guided tours at 11am, 2pm and 3pm.
Curator talks on Good Friday and Easter Saturday, 11am, free with exhibition ticket.
Free Auslan inerpreted tour Easter Monday, 2pm, free with exhibition ticket.

2018 Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds
The 2018 Adelaide Biennial presents an allegory of human society, one that meditates on the drama of the cosmos and evolution; on the past and the future; and on beauty and the environment. Delivering new and unexpected visions in mediums such as photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image from artists from all corners of the country.

stART at the Gallery: Colourful Creations
Easter Sunday, 11am to 3pm
Create colourful combinations by experimenting with wax and watercolour in art workshops, meet colourful characters in storytelling and performances and join family tours that explore the use of colour in art. For ages 3 to 12.


North Terrace, Adelaide
Open 10am to 5pm every day of the Easter long weekend, except Good Friday.
FREE entry, some exhibitions may be ticketed.
Ph: 8207 7404

Dinosaur Revolution
Tickets from $5 (children under 3 free).
This new touring exhibition from Gondwana Studios explores the thrilling world of dinosaurs and their descendents.

Milerum and Me, the Art of Jacob Stengl
Jacob Stengl is a significant Aboriginal artist entering a bold new phase of his career. His grandfather Milerum (Clarence Long) is amongst the most important researchers and cultural authorities to have ever worked with an Australian Museum. In this dramatic exhibition of new works, Stengl reframes the South Australian Museum as a site of reconciliation, as his grandfather did before him.



126 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide
Open 10am to 5pm every day of the Easter long weekend, except Good Friday.
Entry $6 to $15.
Ph: 8207 6255

Leviathan: An Astonishing History of Whales
Around the globe and across centuries whales have inspired awe and wonder. Leviathan takes you on a voyage through the science of whales in their environment and the astonishing history of whales and humans. View a giant whale skull in augmented reality, exploring the anatomy of whales and their amazing senses for navigation and communication. Watch whales dawrf visitors as they swim across the gallery walls in a series of stunning projections. See artefacts from across the Pacific, Fiji, Hawaii, New Zealand and beautiful artworks from Ngarrindjeri and Mirning artists in South Australia, and learn about the brutal history of whaling in Australia.



Shannon Street, Birdwood
Open 10am to 5pm every day of the Easter long weekend.
Entry $6.50 to $15.50
Ph: 8568 4000

Discover how motor vehicles have opened up our country, linking some of the most isolated communities in the world. From the stately to the absurd, from the hand-built to the mass-produced, see the vehicles people loved and loathed, thrashed and pampered, in the pursuit of their motoring dreams. As well as the permanent collections on display, currently on show is one of the world’s most expensive and fastest cars - a 2008 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4.


82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
Open 10am to 5pm every day of the Easter long weekend.
Ph: 8207  7580

The Migration Museum works towards the preservation, understanding and enjoyment of South Australia’s diverse cultures. It is a place to discover the many identities of the people of South Australia through the stories of individuals and communities. As well as the permanent collections documenting immigration in the 20th Century and 21st Century migration, current exhibitions include Croatians in South Australia and Sym Choon: Changing Fortunes in White Australia.


Corner North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
Open 10am to 5pm, Easter Sunday only.
Ph: 8207 7250

Explore the collections and archives of South Australia's largest public reference library, and view current exhibitions including the 2018 Australian of the Year Exhibition and Beyond the Stage.


46 Carrick Hill Drive, Springfield
Open 10am to 4.30pm every day of the Easter long weekend, except Good Friday
Free admission to gardens and grounds, house entry from $12.
ph: 8433 1700

Carrick Hill is Australia’s most intact 20th Century heritage house museum and garden. Aspects of its privately-collected French, British and Australian fine and decorative arts collection are of an international standard, including masterpieces of British modernism and fine examples of 17th Century furniture and house fittings. As well as the permanent collections, currently on show is Inside the Cover: The Bookplates of Adrian Feint. Daily guided tours at 11.30am and 2.30pm.


19 Morphett Street, Adelaide
Open 10m to 5pm every day of the easter long weekend, except Good Friday
Ph: 8231 0005

Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield
Open 11am to 5pm every day of the easter long weekend, except Good Friday
Ph: 8562 8149

JamFactory’s exhibition spaces showcase local, national and international work by leading artists, craftspeople and designers. Currently on show in the city galleries are artists Kirsten Coelho and Maria Fernanda Cardoso as part of the 2018 Biennial of Australian Art, and Collect: Vessel, featuring works by Gerry Wedd, Helen Fuller, Gabriella Bisetto, Clare Belfrage, Bruce Nuske, Honor Freeman, Deb Jones, Nick Mount, Jeff Mincham and Jessica Loughlin. The Barossa gallery features Generate 2017, an annual exhibition of work by JamFactory second year Associates showcasing future directions in ceramics, glass, metal and furniture design.


Festival Theatre
Easter Sunday, 1pm (season runs until April 29)
Tickets from $59.90

Starring Anthony Warlow, WICKED’s leading ladies Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix and rising star Samantha Dodemaide as Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting revision of the all-time classic. Developed from the ever-popular MGM screenplay, it contains the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The show runs until April 29.


Clare Valley
11.30am to late, Thursday March 29 and Good Friday
Day tickets from $110

A two day music and camping festival in the clean, green heart of the Clare Valley, featuring over 20 South Australian, national and international bands across two stages. Blenheimfest celebrates music, culture and South Australian produce. On the line-up for 2018 are Ukelele Death Squad, Timberwolf, Mojo Juju, The Black Seeds and more.


Ada Ryan Gardens, Whyalla
11am to 10pm, Good Friday and Easter Saturday
Ph: 8640 3444

Winner of the People's Choice Award at the 2017 Ruby Awards, the UneARTh Festival returns to Whyalla this Easter long weekend with a free two-day program of theatre, music, dance, circus, cabaret and comedy shows, many from the 2018 Adelaide Fringe. The line-up includes accordion playing German boy wonder Hans, the Kinara Moon Band from the APY Lands, the Germein Sisters, Time in Space Circus and the Gospo Collective with their show Jackson Vs Jackson. Also on the program is a wide range of local acts including Emily Rawlings, the Whyalla Players, the Namaste Dancers, Brie Ryan and more, as well as the popular Colour Run. More than 10,000 people attended the inaugural UneARTh Festival last year.


Signal Point Gallery, Wharf Precinct, Goolwa
Open 9.30am to 4.30pm every day of the Easter long weekend
Entry is $5 (under 15s free)

The sixth annual Goolwa Art and Photographic Exhibition is a Rotary art show featuring more than 740 art and photographic exhibits, with daily live art demonstrations.