Photos: Popeye and Paddle Boats on the Torrens River; Danny Howe.
This boozy boat party is popping up on the Torrens River, and it sounds like an absolute dream.
The “Dream Boat,” party is coming back to Adelaide in early October after a successful, sold-out Adelaide Fringe series this year. The epic events will take place on Friday, October 1 to Monday, October 4, with time slots ranging from late afternoon to 11:30pm, so you can book a cruisey mid-day or a boozy midnight.
Guests will get on the boat at the Elder Park landing, and then float along the river in the classic, blue and white “Popeye” boat while listening to music from Adelaide DJs and drinking.
Aboard the boat, there will be a bar stocked with local beer, wine, and Kangaroo Island gin and vodka, so expect an alcohol-fueled experience for this 18+ party.
Presented by Endless Grooves and Popeye and Paddle Boats on the Torrens River, this event is part of Nature Festival 2021, an artistic program of talks, exhibitions, and performances focused on the relationship South Australians have with nature and exploring how the creative arts influences this relationship. Running from the 25th of September to the 4th of October, the festival will see music performance in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, visual artist Laura Wills’ live tree portrait montage, of course the Dream Boat event, and much more.
Nature Festival Arts Curator, Amber Cronin, says she is excited for this year’s program, which explores the significant connection between nature and the arts.
“Nature is all around us, we are immersed and influenced by it all the time whether we realise it or not, and the same is true for the arts. The connection between the two is often entwined, and our Nature Festival residences and exhibits this year will showcase this,” says Amber.
“Art is a brilliant way to tell stories, it creates opportunities for people to reflect and resonate with a subject. We are sure this year’s diverse artistic program will be as provocative as it is enjoyable as we continue to work with artists whose practice reflects our crucial and magical a connection to nature.”
Dream Boat will be a boozy, fun time, but it will also bring the tunes and highlight the nature of the surrounding area.
“Soak in the natural splendour and spectacular views that Karrawirra Parri and the surrounding riverbank precinct has to offer,” the event says.