We know that our city is constantly bustling with exciting new things to see, do and, of course, eat!
With our events scene picking back up as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, 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 guide to Father’s Day events 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.
With no further ado:
Hahndorf. Handmade. Handcrafted. Handpicked | All Sep
Hahndorf is playing host to a month-long festival this September, featuring more than 250 intimate events and experiences focusing on everything from food and wine to jam tasting, flower arranging, and cycling. The festival is to run throughout the entirety of September.
First Fridays at the Art Gallery of South Australia | Sep 4
First Fridays is back. Join the Art Gallery of SA in real life and begin your journey out of the darkness. Enliven your mind on a guided tour and explore a world of colour in art, be entertained by the inspiring force of local musician Leni, and learn more about the creative process behind the development of Restless Dance Theatre’s performance, Seeing Through Darkness.
This is a free to enter event.
Winter Weekends | Sep 4 – 5
Kick off your uggies and pop on a beanie – it’s time to make the most of your weekends in the city! You’ll be warmly welcomed with toasty fire-pits, live street music and some fiery entertainment with roving fire performers in locations across the Adelaide CBD and North Adelaide.
Adelaide Hills Wine Lunch at Arkaba Hotel | Sep 11
The Arkaba are inviting you to a three course lunch Friday the 11th of September, where each table will be paired up with a mystery Adelaide Hills winery. You will receive an intimate tasting and introduction to their most loved wines whilst enjoying a delicious three course menu (but you’re more than welcome to try wines from any other winery on the day as well)!
Tickets are only $59 per person. Grab yours here.
Adelaide Wine Markets | Sep 12
Hosted by the Market Shed on Holland, The Adelaide Wine Markets is a chance to get together with your mates and check out some great South Australian beverages.
With labels such as Artis Wines, Farmer’s Leap, Forage Supply Co. and many more signed on to appear, wine lovers can expect to sample an array of different varietals and expand their knowledge of SA’s iconic wine industry.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary celebration | Sep 12
It’s unequivocally the best Star Wars film and it’s coming to Palace Nova Eastend for a super special 40th anniversary celebration. What better way to celebrate Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back turning 40, than donning a costume you’ve squirrelled away in the wardrobe, heading to the East End and transporting back to your childhood with this special showing.
Sean’s Kitchen Bourbon and Bacon Festival | Sep 15 – October 4
Sean’s Kitchen is celebrating everything bourbon and bacon, a duo that we simply can’t wait for. For three weeks, the popular city restaurant will be serving a delectable menu featuring a pulled pork burger, with bacon JAM, bourbon glazed pork ribs, and a bacon mac & cheese. This is all paired with. a large bourbon menu. Need we say more?!
Vinyl Night 3.0 at Glen Ewin Estate | Sep 18
Glen Ewin Estate is reviving the very popular Vinyl Night for its third iterration. Your $25 ticket will get you Boeuf Bourguignon, served with baguette, and some of Glen Ewin’s delicious drops while enjoying some sweet tunes.
Foyer Fridays at Woodville Town Hall | Sep 18
Woodville Town Hall’s music series Foyer Fridays returns with an incredible line-up of local acts that you can watch live at the Town Hall or from the comfort of your own home. Watch some of South Australia’s most exciting and acclaimed live acts, including Katie Aspel, Paul MacLeod, Nancy Bates with Annie Siegmann and Ryan Martin John.
Spring Time Soirée at Signature Wines | Sep 20
The movement by Undercover Events that is pot painting and unlimited food (pizza in this case) has revived with a new location, and it’s not hidden this time. Located conveniently in Norwood, Spring Time Soirée includes unlimited wood oven pizza by Pizzalino, pot plant painting, market stalls, music, and a welcome drink to start you off.