Family, kids and community are foundations of our festival so we’re thrilled to see so many family-friendly and community focussed events register in the program this year. If you’re after a few to put on your list, check these out:

Hayes Honey Open Day – 16 May at 11am to 4pm FREE ENTRY

Local, raw, pure honey direct from the hive! This is your chance to see the beehives, chat with the beekeepers and stock up on honey, honeycomb and beeswax balms.

Neighbourhood Recipe Bonanza – 7-8, 10-15 May at 7am to 2pm FREE ENTRY

The Pear’s well loved free neighbourhood library has a recipe book focus for the Adelaide Food Fringe. Bring out your old cook books, browse and take what inspiration you can find from the pre-loved ones. Take them home, give a recipe a whirl, and send us your new culinary successes via Facebook or Insta. Plus, we are seeking your family favourite secret recipes and cooking hacks. Write them out (long hand) and post them in the ‘Secret Recipe’ post box at the Pear.

Future Food Workshop for Families – Taste & Learn with Post Dining – 15 May at 1pm to 2.30pm Full Price $45.00

Discover the future of food in this tasty and imaginative workshop for families exploring what and how we might be eating by the year 2050. Take a deep dive into four possible future worlds (developed by the Australian Academy of Science) which look into ideas of Growth, Restraint, Catastrophe and Transformation.

Food Secrets at the Green (+ kids cooking classes) – 16 May at 11am to 3pm FREE ENTRY

With a feast of flavours to be enjoyed by families and foodies alike – there’s something to suit every palate at Food Secrets at the Green.
What’s on:
• Market of local produce
• Cooking classes for the kids – 3 sessions, bookings essential
• Beer, wine & gin tastings – 5 sessions, bookings essential
• Live music

Onkaparinga Open Week – 7-16 May at 9am to 5pm FREE ENTRY

The Open Week will:
• Showcase community food security activities in our region – gardens, share carts, free and affordable meals, markets
• Show members of the community how they can join existing community gardens and contribute or set up share tables
• Provide information on verge gardening, preserving and foraging
• Network so we can use excess food more effectively
• Continue towards ensuring everyone has access to sufficient, affordable nutritious food, especially fresh fruit and vegetables
• Empower more members of our community to lead healthy, productive, connected lives.

Aldinga Community Picnic with The Food Embassy – 16 May at 1pm to 3pm FREE ENTRY

Come and join in at this free community picnic event where we will be celebrating local food! Bring your own picnic, taste delicious locally grown food, experience the Community Garden and other free activities for all ages.


Just Eat Plants Cooking Demonstration at Adelaide Central Market – 14 May at 6pm to 7pm FREE ENTRY

Rebecca will demonstrate how easy it is to create delicious meals using whole plant foods. Enhance flavour of your food without compromising on nutritional value. Cooking healthy and delicious plant-based meals is achievable and liberating and what better place to start your plant based journey than in the amazing Adelaide Central Markets!


Flavours of Latvia – 16 May at 2pm to 4.30pm Full Price $15.00

Latvian celebratory cakes, both savoury and sweet, are like a mirror to our nations very way of life. They reflect both its geographical origins and cultural conventions of its people. Celebratory cakes are an integral and cherished part of our rich heritage. Enjoy our cakes with freshly brewed coffee or a traditional Latvian beer!

Piazza Patritti’s Pizza with Two Fat Blokes – 16 May at 12pm to 5pm Full Price $15.00 SOLD OUT

Two Fat Blokes filling you up and filling the air with their delicious smelling Pizza’s. We’ll have live music, award winning wine the best non-alcoholic grape juice you’ve ever had! Cold Mismatch Beers and Cider also available but more importantly great atmosphere and vibes for you to relax on a Sunday afternoon. Your $15 ticket will include a Plumm Polycarbonate wine glass for you to keep and will be filled with a beverage of your choice on arrival. Children under 2 are free and don’t need to book. We will accommodate for Vegan, Gluten Free and Lactose Free.

A taste of Goodwood – 8 May at 5pm to 6.30pm FREE ENTRY

Enjoy complimentary tastes from many of our restaurants on Goodwood Road at our Tasting Hub – Goodwood Primary School courtyard. Come and whet your apetite, enjoy some entertainment, then head off to wine and dine at your Goody Road favourite – many with special offers.

Flavours of Asia at the Semaphore Hotel – 7-16 May at 11.30am to 8.30pm FREE ENTRY

The Semaphore hotel explores the Flavours of Asia over the Food Fringe Week. Try from our special range of dishes, we have all the courses covered! Our chef is sure to give you a taste of Asia that will stimulate all the senses.

Pizza and Popsicles beneath the Poop Deck – 8 May at 6.30pm to 8.30pm Full Price $28.00 SOLD OUT

Join us for a great time at our ‘Pizza & Popsicles beneath the Poop Deck’ event. After exploring enjoy the delicious pizzas from Marcellina, Semaphore, washed down with the wonderful Bickfords drinks, or BYOG (bring your own grog) if you prefer. The sumptuous culinary experience continues with yummy popsicles and a Tasting Table of local delights.

Presenting Port Adelaide Plaza’s New Food and Beverage Venues – 7-9, 14-16 May at 11.59am to 9.59pm FREE ENTRY

Experience the tastes of the world, no passport required. The brand new Port Adelaide Plaza has over 10 new cafe and dining options. Asian Fusion, American, Thai, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Greek and Korean. It’s a foodies trail delight!

Flavours of Campbelltown Food Trail – 7-16 May at 8.45am to 5pm FREE ENTRY

From large, well known businesses to others hidden away in the back streets, the Flavours of Campbelltown Food Trail shines a spotlight on the wide variety of food available in the area!

Green Brick Road Vegan Food Trail – 7-16 May at 9am to 8pm FREE ENTRY

Green Brick Road – Vegan Food Trail is part of the 2021 Adelaide Food Fringe. No tickets needed, you design the trail to order from as many participating food joints as you like and at a pace that suits you, dine in, take away or delivery!

Family Bingo Night – 13 May 6pm to 8pm FREE ENTRY

Join us for a night of Free Family Bingo fun hosted by Bogan Bingo, with lots of giveaways & prizes. Located in our Food Court, 6pm start until 8pm. Food can be purchase from our Food Court stores. Where party, gameshow and comedy collide!


Brush x Pirate Life (Mother’s Day special) with Caroline Wall

Celebrating all the mothers out there and offering a few hours of ‘me time,’ join us for a riotous workshop featuring charismatic contemporary artist Caroline Wall.

Patritti’s Mother’s Day with Staazi & Co SOLD OUT

Inside or out, bring your mum and join us for a relaxed afternoon with some beautifully made ethical food from Staazi & Co.

For mum… Love from Alimentary (dinner spots also available)

Bring the family along to experience Alimentary with our modern recreation of popular regional flavours inspired by Mediterranean & South American street food in our kitchen, with an emphasis on local produce and on trend flavours.

Mother’s Day picnic at Geoff Merrill Wines SOLD OUT

We’re breaking our own rules and opening on Sunday for Mother’s Day at Geoff Merrill Wines!

Mother’s Day at The Moseley

Treat your mum to breakfast, lunch or dinner at The Moseley this Mother’s Day.

Barque in the Brewery at Pirate Life

Settle in for a morning with Jen from Seaside Sweets, tempering chocolate and making your own barque.

Mother’s Day Market Stall by the South Australian Country Women’s Association Gawler Branch

On Saturday 8th May come check out all our Goodies and get yourself a Bargain for Mothers Day!

Mother’s Day at Walkers Arms Hotel

Join us for Mothers Day at the Walkers Arms Hotel. Breakfast Menu Available 8am – 11am. All Day Dining 12 – 9pm, A La Carte & Chef Specials. Complimentary glass of Sidewood Sparkling on arrival for all mums!

Other Mother’s Day Brunch by the South Australian Country Women’s Association Riverland Branch

One week after Mother’s Day, SACWA members and friends are asked to invite their ‘Other Mother’ to Ruston’s Roses for brunch/morning tea.

Mother’s Day // Pretoria Hotel

Spoil mum with a lovely day out at the Pretoria Hotel on the River Murray!

Mother’s Day // Condesa Torrensville

From classic tacos to something a little more adventurous like our Fideo Seco (Mexican pasta), there’s something for everyone! We even have a wide range of vegetarian dishes and a few vegan options.

Mother’s Day // The Torrens Arms

The TA Hotel is a community establishment and we’re in the business of serving people. This time we’re going to focus especially hard on your mum. Be kind to your mum this year. Take them out. Connect with them. Enjoy the special experience of Mother’s Day together by dining with us.

Mother’s Day // The Tonsley

After a difficult 2020, connecting with your mum this Mother’s Day is important. We love our mothers. We know that. Sometimes you really have to show them that you care.

Mother’s Day // The Kensi

Spoil mum with a delicious lunch or dinner at the Kensi! Or have a chilled Sunday sesh in the Corner Bar with Heath Solo 3-6 pm.

Mother’s Day // The Arkaba

Treat mum to a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Arkaba. Tasty treats, a bottle of wine, surrounded by family – what better way to celebrate mum!

Check out our full program and book your spot now!