Mad March in Adelaide

Each year the city of Adelaide comes alive with a number of events taking place during the weeks from mid-February to late-March. This time of year is commonly referred to as ‘Mad March’ in South Australia.

The diversity is astounding and ranges from travelling theatre shows performing to small groups in a beautiful garden setting, to loud and exciting car races through a city street circuit and an internationally recognised music, arts and dance festival.

If you’re into all things theatre, including comedy, cabaret, magic and dance, pay a visit to the Garden of Unearthly Delights or surrounding Fringe Festival venues.

Adelaide’s exhilarating Clipsal 500 returns for another roaring event in 2017! It all kicks off on the 2nd of March with a 4-day race program that will excite any V8 Supercar fan, showcasing superior motor racing, demonstrations and stunt shows.

The celebration of performing arts continues as the Adelaide Festival kicks off presenting world-class productions from around the globe. Writers’ Week is part of the Adelaide Festival and has been in existence for over 40 years, making it the oldest literary festival in Australia.

WOMADelaide is the four-day festival of Music, Arts and Dance presented annually in Adelaide’s Botanic Park as part of the Adelaide Festival. There are performances by artists from around the world on seven stages and street theatre throughout the park. Food stalls are plentiful and a children’s area has hands-on crafts and other activities.

There are plenty of opportunities to join in on the upcoming ‘Mad March’ celebrations and with SA Weekend Escapes you can stay close to all the action with accommodation in the heart of the Adelaide CBD.

Top Adelaide CBD accommodation

  1. Adelaide Meridien Hotel & Apartments
    A short 5 minute drive from Adelaide’s East End, the Adelaide Meridien Hotel & Apartments is at the quieter end of Melbourne Street in North Adelaide. Twin share accommodation available. Free onsite car parking.
  2. Mayfair Hotel
    For the ultimate experience, enjoy 5-star luxury accommodation at the Mayfair Hotel in the heart of the city. The Mayfair Hotel offers a superb location within walking distance to many of Adelaide’s ‘Mad March’ venues and event spaces. Twin share accommodation available. Valet parking available.
  3. Franklin Central Apartments
    Stay in the heart of the Adelaide CBD at Franklin Central Apartments, only a short walk from surrounding Fringe venues and popular restaurants, bars and nightlife. These One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments are ideal for couples and groups.
  4. Adabco Boutique Hotel
    The Adabco Boutique Hotel offers a central location surrounded by popular restaurants and bars in Adelaide’s East End. Twin share accommodation available.
  5. Adelaide Royal Coach
    Avoid the crowds and stay on the outskirts of the city at the Adelaide Royal Coach. Twin share accommodation available. Free onsite car parking.
  6. Apartments on George
    Stay at Apartments on George where you’ll feel right at home in a self-contained, private apartment. These Two Bedroom Apartments are the perfect choice for those travelling in pairs.

Book your Adelaide accommodation today, available rooms won’t last long!