A Week in Adelaide during Mad March
When I landed late at night after 24 hours of airports and airplanes, my body may have been exhausted but my excitement couldn’t contain itself. I was back in Australia after my last visit, nearly 11 years earlier. This time, rather than visiting Australia’s popular and touristic East Coast, I was in South Australia, specifically the regional capital city of Adelaide.
Every March, Adelaide turns into a frenzy of activity, affectionately referred by the locals as Mad March season. Over the course of the month (and a little bit on either end of the month, too), several festivals take place. First, there’s the Adelaide Festival—a celebration of arts and culture when the city’s performance halls put on high quality shows. And like every good-natured cultural festival, there’s a Fringe event, too; the Adelaide Fringe has been running alongside the Festival with hundreds of performances ranging everywhere from cabaret to…