They’re not joking about that.
During all of our driving around Australia, I trained my eyes to check out every car’s license plate. It’s much easier to play the license plate game when there are only six states and one territory to cross off. I also enjoyed reading each state’s license plate slogan. A few favorites include Queensland’s “The Smart State” and Victoria’s “On the Move” in italics… like it’s moving! South Australia’s license plate slogan reads: “The Festival State.” They are not joking.
We arrived in Adelaide just a few days before all of the many festivals kicked off. There’s Fringe, Chinese New Year, Soundwave, WOMADelaide, Adelaide Festival, Writers’ Week… just to name a few. It was remarkable. And perfect timing on our part.
Tickets to many of the festivals are fairly costly so we mainly sought out free events. There were plenty of parades, firework shows, and street parties to keep us happy. We also attended a few low cost comedy shows that were great bargains. I highly recommend visiting Adelaide during the summer festival season (Feb/March). You’ll never be bored.
Below are photos from opening night of Fringe. If you’re not familiar with Fringe festivals, check out what they are all about here.
It’s a wonder they don’t spread the festival love around the rest of the year.