Top 10 Things To Do In Adelaide This September

Spring brings with it a host of events that can’t be missed in September. From food and wine, to concerts to family friendly outings, we’ve compiled the ultimate list to make your September an unforgettable one. 

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We know that our city is constantly bustling with exciting new things to see, do and eat of course!

With so much going on organising your outings can be tricky. So how are you to separate the ‘musts’ from the ‘maybes’?

With the month kicking off with your dad’s favourite day of the year, check our Ultimate Guide to Father’s Day 2019 for inspiration.

Outside of that, we’ve made it super simple and laid it all out the best events for you in our top 10 things to do in Adelaide this September.

The Royal Adelaide Show | Aug 30 – Sep 8

What better way to kick start your September bucket list than by spending a day (or two) at the Royal Adelaide Show. Let your inner child out by spending a day surrounded by plenty of entertainment, food and rides (and don’t forget show bags). End the day by watching some spectacular fireworks whilst eating a stick of fairy floss.

The Royal Adelaide Show begins Friday, August 30 and ends on Sunday, September 8. For more information and ticket prices, click here

Barossa Gourmet Weekend | Sep 6 – 8

Spend a weekend out in the picturesque Barossa Valley to experience all of the glorious gourmet foods and wines on offer. With 28 events being held across the weekend, you can expect to taste authentic regional food and quality world-class wines. With so much on offer, it is the perfect event for wine-fanatics, families or locals who want to explore the Barossa for a day.

Barossa Gourmet Weekend will be held from September 6 to September 8, 2019. If the sound of intimate tastings, masterclasses and feasts of fresh produce are calling your name, you can find more information on the event here.

Taste. Shop. Play | Sep 7-8

Put your leg warmers on Adelaide because Westfield Marion is taking us back to the ’80s as they transform into a retro pop-up diner for their Taste. Shop. Play Weekend. Relive one of the best decades and experience a new twist on old favourites with activities including hair crimping, glamour beauty bars (with lots of glitter), kids hip hop classes and flash mobs.

Taking place over Saturday and Sunday 7-8 September at Westfield Marion. More info here.

Fine Wine Tasting | Sep 12

Fine dining wine is taking the focus at the Adelaide Oval with this tasting. You will experience a newly released array selection of wine by some of the leading wine companies around the world, including Antinori, Brokenwood and Adelaide Hills Deviation Road.

The biennial event is on September 12 at Adelaide Oval in the Ian McLachlan Room from 6pm- 8pm. Find more details here.

Central Market, Seafood & Sounds Festival | Sep 13 – 14

Dive into the Adelaide Central Markets to celebrate some of South Australia’s best locally sourced seafood. Offering activities the whole family can enjoy, including limited edition seafood dishes, pop-up bars, live music and free activities.

Seafood and Sounds will be on from September 13 to September 14 at the Adelaide Central Markets. Find out more information here.

Harry Potter Goblet of Fire in Concert | Sep 14

Come one and come all, muggles and mortals for the Harry Potter event of the year, happening September 14. Watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire with the acclaimed classical Adelaide Symphony Orchestra who will be playing Patrick Doyle’s score of the Goblet of Fire. Starting at 7 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, watch Harry Potter battle Voldemort in this ultimate surround sound experience for all Potter fans. 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ In Concert will be on Saturday 14, from 7 to 10. For more details on this event, check it out here

Triple J, One Night Stand | Sep 14

Triple J’s One Night Stand event is back for another year here in South Australia. Located in Lucindale, SA for this year’s event, you can find some of Australia’s best acts playing. With Ocean Alley, Hilltop Hoods and Meg Mac on the line up, it will definitely be an event not to be missed.

Triple J’s One Night Stand is a free music event and will be here in SA on September 14 2019. Find out more here

City to Bay Fun Run | Sep 15

Grab some shoes and socks and burn a sweat this September 15 for the City to Bay Fun Run. Starting at 6am, join thousands of other Adelaidians to fundraise for the City-Bay not- for- profit business to help support South Australian athletes achieve their dreams. On the day there will be a variety of FREE events for runners and non- runners alike, so everyone can have a fantastic day out. 

For the full times for this event, check out more details here

Troye Sivan Bloom Concert | Sep 18

The Perth born “My My My” pop singer will be lighting up Adelaide September 18 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre! From 7pm see Troye Sivan entertain your socks off with a spectacular show filled with glitter and music to drown your ears in. His Bloom tour will incorporate his own songs from his top- 10 chartered sophomore album Bloom, and will even perform some favourites for his Australian fans. 

See Troye at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, 98 Port Road, Hindmarsh with tickets available online here

Nom Nom Cha #2 | Sep 21

After the smashing success of their first ultimate bottomless brunch, Nom Nom Cha returns with modern Asian yum cha and free-flowing Prosecco to start your Saturday right at Electra House’s Level One Restaurant. We’re talking XO silken tofu, housemade pork and prawn wontons, housemade prawn and scallop siu mai, mac and cheese spring rolls with truffle cocktail sauce.

They sold out of the first event, so jump on tickets. More info here.

Photo: John Krüger

Cherry Blossom Festival | Sep 21 – 22, 28 – 29

Mostlyu known for their cherry picking, Stella Creek will be a veritable Spring HAVEN with their orchard opening for two weekends in late September. Imagine cherry blossom trees lining pathways and the smell of new warmth in the air. Crack a zyrtec and bring along your polaroid camera, this one is going to be a photo opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Held over 21 & 22, as well as 28 & 29 of September. Entry is $5 for Adults and children under 16 can enter for free. There will also be food and drink stalls available for visitors.

Honorable Mentions

Sep 1 & 9 | Pop Up Farmers’ Market at Goodwood Orphanage Park

Sep 6 | Guy Sebastian Ridin’ With You Tour

Sep 12 – 16 | Papercuts Comic Festival

Sep 12 – 13 | National Youth Arts Summit

Sep 13 | Vera Blue – The Way That You Love Me Tour

Sep 20 – 22 | Unleashed Festival

Sep 21 | Spring Garden Festival

Sep 22 | Ruel at Thebarton Theatre

Sep 25 | Breakfast with Elle Macpherson

Sep 25 | The 1975 Concert

For more fantastic events, head to our events calendar.

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