Adelaide hosts an annual carnival, the Royal Adelaide Show, at the Adelaide Showground in Wayville. It is attended by half a million people each year and is the region's biggest event. You can enjoy exhibitions, live entertainment, rides and much more. It begins in late August or early September and usually runs for nine days.
A variety of live sports can be enjoyed throughout the city. Adelaide is home to two major Australian rules football teams: Adelaide Football Club and Port Adelaide Football Club. Soccer is another major sport in the region, with Adelaide United FC being the city's biggest soccer team. Furthermore, cricket can be enjoyed at the Adelaide Oval.
Adelaide is home to a number of cultural museums, exhibitions and galleries. Some of the most popular examples include the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, the South Australian Museum and the Migration Museum.
For music fans, there are a number of popular concert venues, including the Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide Town Hall, Lion Arts Center, Adelaide Festival Center and Nexus Arts. Music is so diverse, widespread and ingrained in the local culture that Adelaide is recognized as a UNESCO City of Music.
With Adelaide hosting everything from Asian fusion restaurants to Indian and Chinese food restaurants, the city has plenty to offer when it comes to places to eat and drink. Steakhouses, burger joints, fast-food chains, cafés and kebab houses are also plentiful. Popular local dishes include King George Whiting fish and 'Pie Floater,' a meat pie served in a pea soup.
Rundle Mall, situated downtown, is Adelaide's most famous shopping destination and is home to many of the world's top retail brands, along with independent stores and restaurants. Some of the other key shopping destinations in and around the city of Adelaide include Westfield Marion, Westfield Tea Tree Plaza, the Adelaide Arcade, and Armada Arndale.
If you are visiting Adelaide with children, you will find a variety of family friendly attractions to explore. How about a trip to Melba's Chocolate Factory or a visit to Adelaide Zoo? You could also experience an adventure at TreeClimb park or visit The Beachouse, which is a vast family friendly entertainment complex. For families or groups that like to be outdoors, enjoying nature as much as possible, Belair National Park is a perfect place for wilderness exploration, picnics and camping trips. It also offers plenty of parking for those interested in hiring a car in Adelaide.