What’s happening in South Australia during December and January… soak up the summer sun over the holiday period with some of these events!

Ease your way into holiday mode at the Moseley Beach Club before gearing up for some of South Australia’s iconic summer events like Tour Down Under. Sip on the spirit of summer at Crush or sit back and relax at the Moonlight Cinema with a holiday-favourite movie.

Moonlight Cinema

  • Now to 17 February 2019
  • Botanic Park (adjacent to Adelaide Botanic Garden) Hackney Road, Adelaide
  • Price from $17
  • Catch the summer’s biggest blockbusters, new releases, advanced screenings and cult classic films under a starlit cinema screen.
  • BYO event – pack a picnic and a bottle of bubbly… alternatively purchase from the onsite food trucks and licensed bar.

The Moseley Beach Club

  • Now to 17 March 2019
  • The Glenelg Foreshore, Glenelg
  • Free
  • Taking inspiration from super-premium offerings across Europe and South East Asia, The Moseley Beach Club features daybeds, sun lounges, a casual dining area, bar, live acoustic music week nights and DJ’s on the weekends.

2018 Bay Sheffield

  • 26 to 28 December 2018
  • Colley Terrace, Glenelg
  • Free
  • This is an iconic SA event, first run 132 years ago to celebrate 50 years of the Proclamation of South Australia.

Summer Sets Festival

  • 6 to 13 January 2019
  • Glenelg
  • Free
  • Volleyball SA is diving into summer, launching South Australia first nine day festival.

Santos Tour Down Under

  • 10 to 20 January 2019
  • Start: King William Road, Adelaide – the 11 day event brings UCI World Tour professional cycling teams to race on the streets of Adelaide and regional South Australia.
  • First held in 1999, the Santos Tour Down Under is the biggest cycling race in the southern hemisphere.

So Frenchy So Chic

  • 11 January 2019
  • War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide
  • Prices from $73 – kids under 12 attend free
  • Listen, dance, dine and recline… Celebrate France’s epic wave of talent with an influential all-female line-up and groove under the summer sky.

Barossa Season: Summer

  • 11 to 13 January 2019
  • 66-68 Murray Street, Tanunda
  • Free
  • Barossa seasons is about getting together with friends and enjoying the good things in life – with seven events over three days, Barossa Summer invites you to experience and celebrate everything that is Summer in the Barossa.
  • From Riesling and Semillon, local beer and gin to smoked meats, tropical feasts and chilled out music sessions… it’s here to enjoy over one big weekend.

Port Lincoln Community Bank “Tunarama Festival”

  • 24 to 27 January 2019
  • Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln
  • Free
  • The Tunarama Festival began in 1962 as a celebration of the largest fishery in Australia. The Port Lincoln foreshore lawns and beautiful beach play host to live entertainment, family orientated events, market stalls and show rides.

Crush Festival 2019

  • 25 to 27 January 2019
  • Adelaide Hills… various cellar doors throughout the region – Head to the hills for an Australia Day weekend filled with non-stop wine, food, music and good fun!
  • With over 30 venues hosting events from long lunches and degustation dinners, chilled acoustic music sessions, masterclasses and Mexican fiestas… there’s something to suit everyone’s taste.


Source: South Australian Tourism Commission