Be enticed out of hibernation and warm up at some of the hottest events across South Australia regions this winter…
For the lovers of music and theatre… The dazzling 2019 Adelaide Cabaret Festival will see some of the world’s biggest acts heat up winter at venues throughout Adelaide this winter. Running from 7 June to 22 June, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the world with major events at the Dunstan Playhouse, Festival Theatre, Her Majesty’s Theatre and Artspace.
For the food and wine connoisseurs… The McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival celebrates the culinary and winemaking traditions of one of Australia’s best gastronomic destinations each winter. From masterclasses, food trucks and live music events to degustation dinners and tastings, it’s a feast for all five senses less than an hour’s away from the Adelaide CBD in the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula.
Step aside AFL fans, Rugby League is coming to town… This winter in Adelaide, the Adelaide Oval will host yet another blockbuster NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Melbourne Storm. This will be the third clash in as many years for these two fierce rivals, with this event set to be an epic replay of the 2018 Grand Final.
If a cleansing ale is more your style… The Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival is a winter event showcasing South Australian, Australian and International beer and cider with 50 mouth-watering exhibitors pouring and cooking-up a storm in the Adelaide Showground’s historic Brick Cattle Pavilion.
Live music… Umbrella: Winter City Sounds is a massive live music festival event spread throughout Adelaide’s CBD. Presented by Music SA, Umbrella runs from 12 July—28 July. The festival features well-known international, interstate and local performers and spans all genres from classical to hip hop, jazz to rock.
Say cheers with a glass of red or two… Shrug off your jacket and shake your scarf free; the Adelaide Hills will play host to the annual Winter Reds Weekend on 26-28 July 2019. Be tempted by more than 30 beautiful Adelaide Hills wineries offering sumptuous events, tastings and entertainment both day and night.
Is visual arts your thing… Celebrating South Australia’s thriving visual arts community, the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival runs throughout August with a wide range of events, works and exhibitions popping up in every corner of Adelaide and South Australia, from offices and cafes, to galleries and wineries. SALA is the largest community-based visual arts festival in Australia and celebrates sculpture, painting, photography, mixed media, moving image and installations each winter.
For the motor enthusiasts… The 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will be making its way to The Bend Motorsport Park on the 23-25 August 2019. The Bend Motorsport Park is just a one-hour drive from Adelaide and one of the most significant developments in Australian motorsport history: a state-of-the-art, world-class motorsport facility. This winter The Bend is set to deliver an exhilarating event for competitors, enthusiasts and spectators alike with some of the best drivers in Australia battling-it-out at break-neck speeds.