We hope you’ve got your party shoes on Adelaide! Following on from this week’s Havana Brown concert in the city, the massive Unley Gourmet Gala on Monday and the Tourrific Prospect Street Party tonight, Jetty Road Glenelg is set to host around 30,000 people on Wednesday night for their own massive Tour Down Under Street Party.
City of Holdfast Bay Mayor Stephen Patterson says Glenelg’s Jetty Road is preparing to welcome thousands of people this Wednesday night from 5pm to late, and around 7,500 to Thursday morning’s Santos Tour Down Under Hansgrohe Stage 3 Race Start.
“This is the third big year of Santos Tour Down Under race action in Glenelg in recent history, and we’re expecting around 30,000 people to celebrate at this year’s bigger and better Glenelg Tour Down Under Street Party this Wednesday night from 5pm until late – ahead of this Thursday morning’s Hansgrohe Stage 3 Race Start,” he said.
“With two fantastic fashion parades, 15 pop-up bars, a fantastic array of street food, two stages for live music, roving entertainers, face painters, stacks of sidewalk stalls, and Jetty Road’s sensational shops, cafes, bars and restaurants all pumping – plus a perfect weather forecast – Glenelg’s Street Tour Down Under Street Party is the place to taste the best of the Tour action.”
Mayor Patterson said this year’s Street Party features live music from Conchilla, Dirty Harry, the Rhythm Cats and Animal House; roving entertainment with the Three Amigos and SA Samba; bike-themed art and pedal-powered music and projections by ElegsTricity; plus face painting, bubble soccer, a rock-climbing wall and Fairy Bay Kids Zone.
Two fashion parades featuring Jetty Road boutiques and designers will wow the crowd at 7pm and 8pm – each featuring a different mix of chic coastal fashion.
Mayor Patterson says last year’s Santos Tour Down Under delivered an estimated economic benefit about $3.4 million to the local economy.
“The Santos Tour Down Under brings huge crowds to Glenelg’s Jetty Road precinct, which benefits our local traders and small businesses directly in the short-term, but the long-term benefit comes through the massive media exposure that shines an international spotlight on our beautiful part of South Australia.”
“It’s almost impossible to estimate what the incredible international media exposure does for tourism in our city, but it certainly represents a massive return on our investment in hosting the event.”
“Above and beyond the economic returns, the return of the Santos Tour Down Under to Glenelg provides us with another opportunity to celebrate as a vibrant, inclusive community, and to invite visitors to share in the fun. This year’s Tour Down Under Street Party will be another fantastic community event that showcases everything we love about Glenelg – food, fashion, fun – and of course, the beautiful beachside setting!”
Mayor Patterson said road closures and speed limits will apply throughout the Jetty Road Glenelg precinct to accommodate the street party on Wednesday night and race start on Thursday morning.
“Glenelg Jetty Road, Colley Terrace and parts of Moseley Street are closing for 24 hours from 1.30pm this Wednesday to 1.30pm Thursday for Glenelg’s big Tour Down Under Street Party on Wednesday night and the official Santos Tour Down Under Stage 3 Race Start on Thursday morning. Speed restrictions also apply in the side streets surrounding these events.
For more information, visit holdfast.sa.gov.au/whatson.”
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