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Three reasons to visit Adelaide in Mad March

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1. WOMADelaide. Every year in "Mad March" - what the locals call the weeks when the city stages numerous events and visitor numbers swell - Adelaide plays host to this celebration of music and dance. It is held over four days in the Botanic Park and features entertaining acts from all over the world. You can purchase passes for a night, day and night, three days or four days. Children aged 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. Take along a rug, hat and picnic hamper, find a patch of grass and enjoy! The 2017 festival will be held from March 10 to 13.

2. Adelaide Fringe. Renowned as one of the best arts festivals in the world, the Fringe is held every year from mid-February to mid-March. Talented artists come from all over the world to perform at venues across the city. The entertainment includes comedy, cabaret, visual art, theatre, dance and film. Adelaide Fringe 2017 will take place from February 17 to March 19. Don't miss the highly entertaining free street theatre in the evening, when Rundle Street is closed to vehicles and becomes a pedestrian-only thoroughfare.

3. Haigh's factory tour. To keep up the energy levels to enjoy all the events, there's Haigh's chocolates. Book a free guided tour of the factory in Parkside, not far from the CBD. Tours operate from Monday to Saturday, starting at 9am. Book online or phone (08) 8372 7070. Pick up one of the famous chocolate frogs from the store as well as some well-priced "seconds".

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