With events such as the Adelaide Festival, Fringe Festival, Clipsal 500, the Adelaide Cup, WOMADelaide and other music festivals, there’s a lot happening in Adelaide in March.

The South Australian government is considering options to better coordinate these events.

One way to do this is to look at moving some of South Australia’s public holidays.

Horse racing officials want to move the Adelaide Cup race day back to May. But having a public holiday in March is useful as it lets people get along to other events, including WOMADelaide and the Future Music Festival.

A recent report commissioned by the South Australian government suggested:

  • moving the Adelaide Cup from the first Monday in March to the second Monday in May from 2014
  • keeping a public holiday on the first Monday in March, to be renamed Festival Day
  • moving the Queen’s Birthday public holiday from June to the second Monday in May.

We want to know what you do on your public holidays, whether they should be moved and what they should be called.

Use the discussion forums below and our online survey to tell us what you think by 11 October 2012 and you could win:

  • a trackside package for 4 people at the 2013 Adelaide Casino Adelaide Cup courtesy of the South Australia Jockey Club. Package includes: entrance into the members' enclosure, superb four course luncheon, platinum five hour beverage package, betting facilities, race book per guest. **Must be over 18 years of age**. 

  • two 4 Day General Admission tickets to the 2013 Clipsal 500 courtesy of the South Australian Motor Sport Board

  • two preview tickets for One Man, two Guvnors, at the 2013 Adelaide Festival

  • a $50 voucher to buy two tickets of your choice for a show at the 2013 Adelaide Fringe

  • two general admission tickets for the opening night of Womadelaide 2013.  


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