It may be getting colder as we head into winter, but the events don’t stop here in Adelaide. Why not check some of these out during your stay?
Some of the fantastic events that are over May, June, July and August include:
18-21 May 2018
Thousands will return to the stunning Clare Valley this May for the 34th Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend from Friday 18 to Monday 21 May 2018. The renowned festival is a celebration of the best the Clare Valley has to offer…food, wine, hospitality, gorgeous autumnal landscapes, heritage buildings, art and music tastefully interwoven making it a major draw card on the South Australian event calendar.
This year, 36 wineries, two breweries and a number of regional restaurants will take part in the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend. The event will also feature a range of special events, including degustation lunches and dinners, the Gourmet Farmers Market, competitions, masterclasses and educational activities The program will be jam-packed with events and features, including two new winery venues to be included in 2018 sessions and a Monday morning wine sale including new and vintage wine releases at select venues.
For more information, please visit www.clarevalley.com.au
8-23 June 2018
Every June Long Weekend, one of Adelaide’s favourite festivals begin. The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, in its 18th year, has become a major international event. The Festival has garnered a reputation of highlighting the best local, national and international artists through an eclectic program of classic and contemporary cabaret performances. With the program running over 3 weeks, with a range of acts and performers, there will be something for everyone. To find out more, please visit www.adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au
6-12 July 2018
The curtain goes up … the audience gasps … and David McAllister’s spectacular The Sleeping Beauty unfolds like a rose, drawing you into a world of romance, wonder and imperial grandeur. For more information and tickets, please head to the Festival Centre Website
13-29 July 2018
Umbrella: Winter City Sounds is returning to Adelaide in 2018. Presented by Music SA, the festival will offer an exciting smorgasbord of live music projects and other performances across Adelaide to warm and illuminate the colder weeks. Please click here to view the full program
20-22 July 2018
Beginning in 2002, AVCon is an annual anime and video games festival in Adelaide run by Team AVCon Inc. a not-for-profit organisation. Team AVCon strives to bring you a schedule full of events, activities and attractions that are fun and entertaining for all different interests. Purchase your tickets here.
27-29 July 2018
The best time to enjoy the Hills is on a cold wintery Sunday, the rain pelting the window of a rustic cellar door, a fire roaring, a glass of Shiraz or Pinot or Cabernet in hand and a bowl of warming, slow cooked nourishment on your lap. Be tempted by more than 30 wineries offering sumptuous events day and night. Check out the website for more information
The SALA Festival is an annual celebration of South Australian living visual artists. Held every August, literally thousands of artists exhibit in hundreds of venues throughout metropolitan and regional South Australia.
Featuring an extraordinary range of exhibition venues, both conventional and unusual, SALA is unique. The art is as diverse as the artists with multiple and mixed medium works, including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, digital media, moving image, glass, ceramics, textiles and more.
This amazing Festival runs for the full month of August. To find out more, please visit www.salafestival.com
9-12 August 2018
The Adelaide Guitar Festival (AGF) (formerly the Adelaide International Guitar Festival) is a four-day biennial festival, curated by internationally renowned Australian guitarist, Slava Grigoryan. Unbound by genre and acclaimed for its outstanding quality, its concerts span rock, jazz, folk, classical, experimental, blues and roots music. For more information, please check out their website.
13-29 August 2018
With the success of Guitars in Bars in 2017, featuring 555 artists across 160 events state-wide, the Adelaide Guitar Festival is bringing it back in 2018.Guitars in Bars is taking the AGF to the usual and unusual venues, spaces and places across South Australia with a series of free and ticketed events. Enriching and diversifying Adelaide’s live music scene, we invite musicians and venues from around the state to be part of this great winter music festival. For more information, or to register your event, please head to their website.
19 Aug – 9 Sep 2018
Get ready to shake your groove thing as Australia’s most successful homegrown musical Priscilla Queen Of The Desert rocks in to Adelaide in August 2018.
The iconic hit musical has more glitter than ever, featuring a non-stop parade of dancefloor classics including ‘It’s Raining Men’, ‘I Will Survive’ and ‘Finally’ and many more. Based on the Oscar winning film, PRISCILLA is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime. Priscilla will premiere in Adelaide in August 2018 for its 10th anniversary celebration tour.
Visit The Festival Centre website for more information and tickets