Spring's here, the sun's out, and it's time to shake off those winter blues and head out to a weekend of festivals, fairs, parties and fun because the 4th - 6th of November is Gawler's Big Weekend!
The GBA will be out and about at all sorts of events this weekend, interviewing organisers and participants, taking photos, and handing out flyers and information about what we do.
Remember, if you take any good photos of the events in Gawler this weekend, you can share them with us and we'll publish them in our Gawler's Big Weekend galleries on our website. Just send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name (so we can give you credit), and a brief description of the picture (what, when, where and who).
if you want to find out more about the GBA, stop in and see us at our Community Information stall at the P/A Hotel's 3rd Birthday Laneway Party, we'll be there to answer all of your questions about what we do, how we do it, and how you can learn about and get involved in creating digital media.
Still haven't decided what you're doing this weekend, just take your pick, Gawler has heaps of events happening all over town. What do you want to do?
Gawler Jazz Festival
Fri 4th – Sun 6th
Various café and hotel venues around Gawler
Kicking off at the Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club on Friday night, the Gawler Jazz Festival brings together great music and great food and features artists including The Dukes of Jump, MG, and Australia’s Got Talent finalists the Foenander Brothers.
Gigs are happening from Friday night until Sunday evening at café and hotel venues all around town. You can find more info here, or pick up a program from just about any store in Gawler.
Rotary Village Fair
Sat 5th 9am – 2pm
Pioneer Park, Murray St
Running annually since 1979 the Gawler Village Fair is a bit of a tradition that’s being handed down from Gawler generation to Gawler generation, and it’s always a great morning out for the family.
The action kicks off at 9am with music from the Gawler Town Band and stalls from different community groups, and throughout the morning there’s stuff for the kids, lots of things to see, and activities to enjoy.
The P/A Hotel 3rd Birthday Laneway Party
Fri 4th & Sat 5th
P/A Hotel Murray St
Yes, it’s birthday party time at the P/A Hotel, and they’re celebrating with music, craft beers and a party in the laneway out the back!
Kicking off on Friday night and running all Saturday afternoon and evening (12-12), the P/A’s birthday party is a chance to relax, soak up some so chic tunes, and enjoy some good food and drink with friends, you might even meet this Trevor bloke they keep talking about …
Sustainable Living Festival 2016
Gawler Regional Natural Resource Centre
8 Adelaide Road, Gawler South
Starting at 10am at the Gawler Regional Natural Resource Centre at 8 Adelaide Rd, Gawler South (opposite Mitre 10), the festival is all about making community connections, promoting thoughtful consumption and lightening your earthly footprint.
With guest speakers including author and dry climate gardening specialist Trevor Nottle, sustainable gardens experts Professor John Boland and Chris Bryant, recycling blogger Helen Edwards, and ekoo founder Kerry Cleopatra as well workshops, kids activities, competitions and even music, with jazz duo MG performing.
(Not) the Greatest Show on Earth Revue
Fri 4th & Sat 5th at 7:30pm
Those doctors and nurses at the Gawler Health Service bring you a night of comedy and skits – it’ll be fun, it’ll be funny, it’ll be (Not) The Greatest Show on Earth.
With the show running for two nights at Starplex Theatre on Alexander Ave – Thursday the 4th and Friday 5th of November starting at 7:30pm, and all proceeds going to the Gawler Health Foundation to improve the resources and facilities at the local hospital, you’ll know that each laugh means you’re helping the local community, plus, if you split your sides laughing there’ll be plenty of doctors and nurses to stitch you up. You can find out more information here, or buy tickets here.
Roseworthy CFS Bushfire Action Week Open Day
Sat 5th 10am – 2pm
Roseworthy CFS Brigade
Why not have a snag for lunch while you find out the best ways to prepare against bushfires at the Roseworthy CFS Bushfire Action Week Open Day.
The day kicks off at 10am and runs over lunch, and with a BBQ sizzling and drinks available, kids activities, information displays, the chance to get up close and personal with a real life fire truck, and loads of information about bushfires, and what you can do to protect your home, property and loved ones in the coming bushfire season.