In the picturesque South Australian capital of Adelaide, the month of March is best summed up by a simple four-word mantra: eat, sleep, festival, repeat.

Morning Calm (Korean Air inflight magazine), March 2017

“Hello darlings!” squeals a woman in a towering pink wig as she totters on stilts through the crowd, handing out flyers for her theatre show.

Nearby fire twirlers spin and flip their flames for amazed onlookers, while fireworks explode in the sky above, drowning out the live jazz spilling from the neighbouring bars.

A man in sequinned hotpants with “HANS” written on the rear wanders by with an accordion, singing Madonna's Vogue in German, as revellers sip cold beer and dance under trees sparkling with hundreds of fairy lights.

Welcome to an ordinary night in Adelaide, South Australia. Well, a “Mad March” night anyway.

The locals' nickname for the city's famous summer/autumn festival season, “Mad March” actually begins in mid-February and continues for around four weeks of non-stop partying, with a range of arts and cultural festivals happening simultaneously across every corner of the state capital.

It's then when the city truly lives up to its reputation as Australia's best festival city, playing host to the Adelaide Festival, WOMAdelaide, Adelaide Writers' Week and the Adelaide Fringe, transforming into a 24-hour carnivalesque wonderland with fun and entertainment around every corner.

Read the full article online at the Morning Calm website