After making its mark on Victoria Square and the Adelaide Riverbank in previous years, the Alpine Winter Festival is heading west, and bringing a winter wonderland escape to the coast at Glenelg!
Adding to the repertoire of winter experiences popping up across Adelaide, the Alpine Winter Festival promises to breathe new life into South Australia’s winter, with the same (and some more) of the favourites you might have experienced at their other locations over the years.
The festival will see Moseley Square and Glenelg’s Foreshore transform into a wintery playground with the 24-day Alpine Winter Festival from 25 June – 18 July, featuring a culturally themed winter hub of immersive art, food, markets, music, ice skating and a spectacular light and soundscape that will light up the iconic Glenelg
Making its Glenelg debut, Alpine Winter Festival, presented by Momentarily and City of Holdfast Bay, will offer South Australians a loosely themed Christmas atmosphere. The massive event will see family fun by day, which transforms into warmth and good times well into the night.
Food and music will be at the heart of the festival with bites available from Adelaide favourites such as Fire x Soi38; Antica Pizzeria e Cucina; Meatball Gang; Souperb; Alpine’s Wurst; Creperie & Co.; Forage Supply Co.; Ragi’s Spice Kitchen 89; Sky Doodles Fairy Floss.
The lineup of artists performing is set to be epic with the likes of Marlon x Rulla and George Alice headlining the epic event as well as:
Ah Hum Salsa Collective
Naomi Keyte & Katie Pomeroy
Druid Fluids Acoustic Trio
Nu Article & Special Guests
Jimmy & The Mirrors Post Apocalypse Jam Band
Aidan ‘Jazzy’ Jones
Tilly Tjala Thomas
Jess Johns (Solo)
Ricky Albeck (Solo)
Heaps Good Friends
Peter Combe (Childrens & Adults Shows)
+ heaps more!
Curated to bring Adelaide out of hibernation during what is traditionally known as the quietest time the year, the focal point of the 2021 festival is STORM, a light and soundscape that will encapsulate the Glenelg Jetty. Inspired by the sounds, movement and impact of a storm at sea the activation will partner with local creatives Harsh Realities.
“We are excited to announce this new era for Alpine Winter Festival. After the success of Mad March, we wanted to continue South Australia’s reputation as the festival state, not the sleepy state during winter,” says Momentarily Creative Director Stuart Duckworth.
Glenelg will be the home of Christmas in July with decorative Christmas lights throughout Moseley Square and the Alpine Winter Village. Fire pits and sculptures will bring much needed warmth as the festival takes over South Australia’s winter nights.
Adelaidians are encouraged to get out and get involved at the Alpine Winter Festival, with an open-air lakeside inspired ice rink that will be the ultimate playground for the whole family. By night the rink will be transformed with immersive lighting and projections.
Local legends Gillies at the Grounds will present the Alpine Winter Markets, an Australian take on the famed European inspired Christmas markets. Featuring a selection of local arts, crafts, wares and produce these markets will transport you to the streets of Europe.
Alpine Winter Festival will be lighting up Glenelg Foreshore 10:00am till late every day, from Friday 25 June to Sunday 18 July.
The arrival of the Alpine Winter Festival is the perfect excuse to book a night at the bay, with several accommodation options available, and take in all the wintery warmth and vibes that the festival has to offer.
Entry to the Alpine Winter Festival is free Sunday through Thursday and before 7pm Friday & Saturday with $10 entry Friday and Saturday after 7pm (free with an ice skating or Roberta’s Italian Winter Diner booking, or if aged under 18).
To learn more information about the Alpine Winter Festival visit their website, here.