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Easter in South Australia – your GSA events guide

Mount Pleasant Easter Twilight Market

Hop straight into market mode with a special Thursday night Easter Twilight Market at Mount Pleasant. Brought to you by the hosts of the famous Mount Pleasant Farmer’s Market, the Thursday night event is the ideal place to gather your goods for an extra long weekend of wining, dining and reclining.
There’ll be a kid’s Easter trail, face-painting, raffles, live music, Easter bunny, Artisan stalls, and all of the exquisitely fresh produce you know and love from the Farmer’s Market.

Other Eggstra Fabulous Weekend Markets

For a comprehensive list of country markets, visit Greater SA What’s On . *Updated Thursdays

Clare’s Platinum Ag Easter Saturday Races

For a taste of country racing at its best, spend the day in the beautiful Clare Valley for the 2024 Platinium Ag Services Easter Saturday Races. A stunning racecourse, surrounded by bountiful vineyards and the beauty of the rolling hills, Clare Easter Races has become a great tradition for punters, families and fashion lovers.
Sevenhill’s sensational Sawmill Gin will be trackside. There’s face-painting for the kids and busses available from Adelaide, as well as shuttle busses running from Clare to the Stanley Flat Road Racecourse.
You can find out more right here.

Bentley’s Hotel After Races Party

It’s attracted a sell-out crowd in previous years, and this year, The Bentley’s Hotel is putting on another post race party for race-goers to kick on after the horses have called it a day.
The ticketed event is $15  – that’ll get you on the dance floor while the Wilson Brothers pump out some hits. The only paddy wagon you’ll want to see on the night, is the one serving up Whiskey Steak Wraps, Belfast Pasties and Curry Chips, and you can wash it all down with a list of great drink specials.
But you’ll need to get booking here.

The Clare Valley has a host of other amazing options over the long weekend. Be sure to check out Greg Cooley Wines and Sevenhill Cellars.

Robe Hotel’s Beer Garden to be reborn this Easter weekend

It’s official, Good Friday will feature the Grand Opening of Robe Hotel’s renovated Beer Garden!
When in Robe, do as the Robans do, and celebrate on Good Friday with Happy Hour and live music from 7 pm-midnight.
On Saturday, March 30th the tunes keep coming, with live acoustic artists from 2pm – 7pm and celebratory Beer Garden games all day. Trade your game face for your dancing shoes at 8pm, and then front up Sunday for more music and games and a classic Sunday roast.
For details and bookings click here.

Easter in the Outback

If you’re packing up the kids, loading the trailer, fighting the traffic and finding yourself in the breathtakingly beautiful Flinders and Outback, it’ll all have been worth it!

There’s already been CCTV footage turn up of Easter Bunny carving up the tracks at Bike Melrose. Whether you’re bunny-hopping beginners or seasoned senders, the bike trails around Melrose have something for all skill levels, ensuring an eggs-traordinary experience for everyone. And there’s no shortage of ways to reward yourself at the end of a ride – enjoy the Jacka Brothers Brewery experience, pop into the North Star Hotel or check out Over the Edge.

Andamooka’s Epic Easter Weekend

Andamooka is a rare gem in SA’s far north. Famous for its fossilised opals, the outback town 285 kilometres North of Port Augusta has a massive line-up of Easter entertainment planned. The weekend will kick off with a traditional welcome bbq on Good Friday. A line-up of vibrant markets will take care of a bit of retail therapy in the bush Saturday morning.
Their Dine-A-Mite Cafe are doing meals on Saturday night, followed by a Trivia night from 7pm.
Wake up Sunday to an Easter hunt for the kids, before Bingo at the town’s hall. To experience country hospitality at its absolute finest, check out all the details here.


Easter Bunny’s popping over to the West Coast

After a very Good Friday of freshly caught local seafood, let the kids go crazy on Easter Saturday, with a huge Easter egg hunt in the hay at Port Kenny Hotel. Bop along to the Lincoln legends from The Bock Shepherd Experience, playing a mix of modern and classic hits. The Pub’s famous Nancy Bus will be on duty to get you there safely, so click here and let the peeps from Port Kenny know you’ll be there.


The Ultimate Old Skool Party at Overland Corner

Head back to the good ol’ days with live music to get the crowd hopping between two stages on Easter Sunday. There’s a massive line-up of entertainment, including Home Grown kicking off at 7pm with the biggest hits from the 80s, 90s and 00s, plus a special tribute to Full Circle, with Sarez and White-D playing a 100 per cent vinyl set of the biggest Riverland anthems from the old Vines’ days.
Pull up a swag or pitch a tent along the river – to grab an event ticket from just $15 click here.

Victa Cinema is throwing it back to 1991 on Good Friday, with a special screening of Terminator 2 “Judgement Day”. We love Arnold Schwarzenegger, but is he the first to say the famous line “I’ll be back” on Good Friday?
If you plan on joining the queue for a famous Port Elliot Bakery treat over Easter, you’ll have to save it for Saturday. But it’ll be well worth the wait! Treat yourself to the goodness of this month’s mouthwatering Mac ‘N’ Cheese Pie and top off the Easter eggstravagance with the doughnut of the month, the Easter Ferrero, filled with hazelnut and chocolatey goodness. Start the car!

Meadows Four Day Easter Feaster

From Good Friday to Easter Monday, Meadows annual Easter Fair will be full of fun and Easter festivities.

Live music, food, beverages and market stalls. There’ll be entertainment for the kids, with shows from Nitro Nat, including her Crazy Colourful Chemistry Show and Phantastic Physics Show.
Become a Lego Master, get some tips from Gardening Guru, Sophie Thompson, watch a roaring show of steel, medieval combat and fun from Ironclad Academy of the Sword.
This Easter Fair has something for everyone, no matter what day you’re looking to soak up some sun and weekend fun.
For the whole program click here.


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