Egg-Cellent Easter & School Holidays Events

With the Easter weekend falling in the April 2019 school holidays this year, it’s the perfect time to head to Yorke Peninsula for a family holiday.

From market shopping to motorsports, artists workshops to a gaming convention, bingo or cycling…there’s plenty of diverse events being held right across the region…

Markets & Shopping

Wallaroo Markets

When Saturday 20 April
Where Lions Club, Wallaroo

Held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9am to 1pm, there’s something for everything at this growing market at Wallaroo’s Lions Club.


Paisley Pop-Up Wine Bar & Cellar Door

When Saturday 20 to Monday 22 April
Where Blanche Terrace, Moonta

This Easter weekend, visit the Paisley Wines pop-up wine bar at Moonta; you can taste and purchase Barossa wines including the brand new 2017 Denim Mataro, 2017 Velvet Grenache & 2017 Boombox Shiraz and more.  Cheese platters also available while you relax in the courtyard. 


Ardrossan Markets

When Saturday 20 April
Where Town Square, Ardrossan

Held in Ardrossan’s Town Square, head along to grab a bargain, sample the sausage sizzle or enjoy the musical entertainment.   The town’s Mega Garage Sale is also on, so make a day of it in this coastal town.

Stansbury Seaside Markets

When Saturday 20 April
Where Foreshore, Stansbury

Overlooking Oyster Bay, and with a fantastic array of stalls, you’ll enjoy browsing the range of products on offer including fresh oysters, homemade preserves & pastries, jewellery, plants, toys, clothes, fishing equipment, wines, oils, candles, spices, artwork, books, slot car racing, and various yummy foods.


Ardrossan Mega Garage Sale

When Saturday 20 April
Where various locations

A mega garage sale where one man's excess becomes another man's gain and everyone can benefit, from local business to local resident.  Explore the town while finding a bargain or treasure, don’t forget to stop by the markets in the town square. 


Port Vincent Visitor Information Office Book Swap

When Wednesday 24 April
Where Port Vincent Visitor Information Office

There’s nothing better than relaxing with a good book while on holiday!  Visit the book swap at Port Vincent - travellers, visitors & residents are all welcome.  There are no costs, you can swap a book or just drop one off for others to enjoy.


Copper Coast Markets

When Saturday 27 April
Where Uniting Church Hall, Kadina

Featuring a variety of arts and crafts, gifts, bric-a-brac, food stalls and more, you’ll never go home empty handed from the Copper Coast markets.


The Rotary Markets

When Saturday 27 April
Where Victoria Square, Kadina

Held on the last Saturday of the month, browse a range of goods including arts and craft, plants, bric a brac, home baked cakes and biscuits, sausage sizzle, refreshments, greeting cards, jewellery, oils, body lotions, fresh produce, jams and pickles, pottery and much more.


Out & About

Bike SA Easter Cycle

When Friday 19 to Monday 22 April
Where Moonta

Moonta’s Easter Cycle is the ideal long weekend of relaxed fun … from long day-trips chasing the horizon for committed roadies, to little loops for tackers on trainer-wheels & the famous Night Ride…there’s plenty to keep the entire mob occupied all long-weekend.

Round up the family, get your mates together or just bring yourself along - it's a great way to meet people and make new friends. Ride as much or as little as you like - it's your weekend to enjoy!


Victoria Park Moonta Monthly Walks

When Sunday 21 April
Where Victoria Park, Moonta

Join the Friends of Victoria Park in Moonta on their monthly walks (3rd Sunday of each month), everyone is welcome!   Victoria Park a preserved bush park established as a community project in the 1830's commemorating the reign of Queen Victoria and protecting Moonta from sand drift.


The Miners Marathon – Double Header

When Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 April
Where Kadina

The Miners Marathon - Double Header is a family friendly low key and low-cost run/walk along the newly developed walking/bike track from Kadina to Wallaroo.  Choose your distance – 5km, 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km or 50km – you can run or walk with a comfortable 8-hour cut-off time and be fully supported with drink & aid stations along the way.


Copper Coast Sprints

When Sunday 28 April
Where Copper Coast Airport, Kadina

The Copper Coast 500 Sprints event is open to all sports and performance cars.  Come and watch the excitement of cars performing 500 metre timed sprints along the Copper Coast Airport runway; with each vehicle sprinting at least four times.  A popular event on the motorsport calendar with timed drags, Show ‘n Shine, trade stalls and food & drinks available.


Family Fun

Copper Coast Miniature Train Rides

When Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 April
Where The Farm Shed, Kadina

Bring the kids for a ride on the miniature Copper Coast trains! Closed footwear is required, and the train is suitable for all ages, just follow the signs from the roundabout in Kadina.


F-Art Times School Holiday Fun

When Tuesday 16, Thursday 18, Monday 22 & Wednesday 24 April
Where Roar Art Escapes, Edithburgh

Come and play with art and have fun together with Family Art times.  Spend quality outside-the-square time with your kids or grandkids! – everyone loves this unique play time!  Place are limited, so make sure you book.


Wallaroo Mines Bowling Club Bingo

When Wednesday 17 & 24 April
Where Wallaroo Mines Bowling Club

It’s eyes down every Wednesday night, with the Wallaroo Mines Bowling Club hosting bingo games weekly.  Tea & coffee is provided, and everyone is welcome to join in!

YorKON Gaming Convention

When Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 April
Where Town Hall, Minlaton

YorKON round two! This year it's bigger and better, so buckle up and prepare to play!  Not only will this year’s event have more games, activities and a very exiting special guest appearance that will be out of this world, it’s now held over 2 days.   Get gaming with fun and free social games, tournaments, free play, retro gaming, table top games & more.


Get Creative

Drawing Masterclass Retreat

When Saturday 20 April
Where Roar Art Escapes, Edithburgh

For beginner & experienced artists, this masterclass will cover six weeks of drawing skills techniques in one day. If you want a fast-paced introduction or fine tuning on the facets of drawing techniques, then this full day workshop is for you!


Seascape. Painting The Sea, Plein Air In Oils And Acrylics

When Sunday 21 April
Where Roar Art Escapes, Edithburgh

The seascape is a romantic and challenging subject for both the budding and the experienced artist. Join us on this exciting retreat and explore the colours, the light and the movement of the ocean…beginners & experienced artists welcome!


Painting Masterclass Retreat Day

When Saturday 27 April
Where Roar Art Escapes, Edithburgh

Cover a wide range of painting techniques in one day!  You’ll learn or further develop your Painting skills, looking, negative space, proportion, colour mixing, tone, chroma, contrast, composition skills to enhance your success in creating an eye catching or emotive artwork.


Thick and Thin - Painting the Landscape in Oils And Acrylics

When Sunday 28 April
Where Roar Art Escapes, Edithburgh

In the great outdoors and loving it.  Come with us as we paint and draw Plein Air at some of the best locations around the Southern Yorke Peninsula, let professional artists Nick & Carol support and guide you through the best ways to create art on site.


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blog published 15 April 2019

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