Glenelg’s Alpine Winter Festival extends dates due to popular demand

The popular festival which offers vintage markets, delicious food and ice skating has already attracted more than 50,000 people to the Glenelg foreshore.

Photo credit: Mathew Carter.

Glenelg’s Alpine Winter Festival will continue to breathe life into Adelaide’s coastal winter scene with the festival extended its run by one week due to overwhelming public demand. 

The festival which has been lighting up Glenelg’s Foreshore for the past 18 days and nights will now conclude on Sunday 25 July giving more South Australians the chance to experience the west’s favourite wintery playground. 

Alpine Winter Festival has already attracted more than 50,000 visitors into its winter hub of immersive art, food, markets, music and ice skating. 

Event presenters Momentarily and City of Holdfast Bay are thrilled to be able to extend the life of the festival. 

“We have been overwhelmed by the positive response to Alpine’s vision to activate South Australia during the cooler months. 

Despite the challenges of COVID restrictions, we have experienced strong attendances. Considering the response, and thanks to the City of Holdfast Bay we are excited to be able to extend the festival. 

We want everyone to be able to enjoy one last skate”, says Momentarily Creative Director, Stuart Duckworth. 

The festival, which is expected to attract strong numbers this week as part of the school holidays has been receiving accolades for its program including ice skating, Alpine Winter Markets, Ski Patrol, Chow Town and Roberta’s Italian Winter Diner. 

Alpine’s flagship light and soundscape activation, STORM is proving a visual spectacle as the iconic Glenelg Jetty is transformed each night. 

This weekend will also present two special performances from iconic performer Peter Combe. 

City of Holdfast Bay Mayor Amanda Wilson said the extension the festival is a fantastic opportunity to continue to showcase Glenelg and attract new visitors to the precinct. 

“Glenelg has been buzzing over the last few weeks with activities for young and old, and the STORM light show has lit up our Jetty like never before,” Mayor Wilson said. 

“The community has really embraced the Alpine Winter Festival and we’re very happy to support this extra week of wintery fun”. 

Alpine Winter Festival will now be lighting up Glenelg Foreshore until Sunday 25 July.

To find out more about the Alpine Winter Festival and to book your visit, click here.

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