The world's best cyclists sweating in their lycra: six races through SA towns, with the grand finale in downtown Adelaide.
Annual outdoor music fest in beachy Semaphore – the last bastion of ungentrified seaside soul in Adelaide's western suburbs. Lots of local talent; held one weekend in early October.
SA foodie experiences around the city and its encircling wine regions. Expect classes, demonstrations, talks and plenty to put in your mouth. First week of May.
September is the zenith of the local Aussie Rules football season. Watch it at the Adelaide Oval, watch it at the pub, watch it on TV – just watch it!
Adelaide's big-ticket gay-and-lesbian festival happens over two weeks in October/November, with a carnival, theatre, dialogue and dance.
Annual axefest with a whole lotta rock, classical, country, blues and jazz goin' on. Held in August (when there's not much else to do).
In September there's an annual 12km fun run from the city to Glenelg (aka 'the Bay'): much sweat and cardiac duress.