The Top 10 Events In Adelaide This July

What’s happening in Adelaide this July you ask? We’ve got you covered!

At a loss for what to do in July? Not to worry Adelaide, we’ve got you covered with things to do all throughout the middle of winter.

1) Mary Poppins | 1 – 31 July

Based on the beloved stories by Australian author PL Travers and the original Disney film, the Tony and Olivier award-winning production of Mary Poppins is a theatrical spectacular that has delighted tens of millions of people around the globe. 

The critically acclaimed new Australian production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins arrives at the Festival Theatre this month for a four-week season, complete with its dazzling stars; Stefanie Jones as Mary Poppins and Jack Chambers as Bert. 

Where: Festival Theatre, Adelaide
When: Saturday 1st July – Sunday 30 July 
Cost: $59.90 – $129.90

2) llluminate Festival | 28 June – 30 July

Back for its third year, Illuminate Adelaide is the state’s answer to Vivid, Rising and Dark Mofo arts festivals. Some of the boldest International, national and local electronic musicians will converge on Adelaide as well as showcasing fantastic light displays.

There’s so much to do including City Lights which will have Adelaide CBD’s north, east and west precincts illuminated. Installations include open air artworks, interactive sculptures and boundary pushing experiments for everyone to explore. Plus, at Base Camp which is the festival hub located in Rundle Park via East Terrace, they’ll be light displays music, food and beverages from South Australia’s favourite producers.

Where: Throughout the City of Adelaide
When: Wednesday 28 June – Sunday 30 July 
Cost: From free to ticketed
More info: Click here

3) Adelaide Guitar Festival | 1-16 July

Featuring the world’s finest guitar players playing across a myriad of musical genres, coming together to present an exceptional program of events from July 1 to 16. 

Adelaide Guitar Festival
Where: Adelaide Festival Centre
When: 1-16 July
Price: Varied
Read more here.

4) Glenelg Winter Arts Festival | 6-23 July

Glenelg Winter Arts Festival is a fun, new opportunity to enjoy the arts during the cooler months, in an iconic Adelaide coastal location.   

Over the two weeks of July’s school holidays, one of Glenelg’s premier reserves will be abuzz with ticketed shows, fun workshops, and undercover spaces in which to eat, drink and gather with friends and family.  

Glenelg Winter Arts Festival 
Where: Colley Reserve, Glenelg 
When: Thu 6 July (no ticketed shows) and Fri 7 July from 6pm; Sat 8 July – Sun 23 July from 11am. Closed Mondays.
For more information, click here.

5) Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival | 14 – 16 July

It’s back. Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival is returning for 2023, and will take place at the Adelaide Showgrounds in July with a huge music lineup and a monumental international beer collaboration. 

For 2023 the festival will be even bigger featuring a jam-packed music line up, highlighted by the likes of The Living End Dune Rats, DJ royalty Dexter (founding member of The Avalanches) and Magic Dirt. 

Adding to the excitement will be a very special Australian-wide international beer Collab with Ukrainian brewery 2085which will double as a campaign to raise funds for providing emergency aid inside Ukraine to the fighters and families.

Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival 
: Adelaide Showgrounds, Goodwood Rd, Wayville
When: 14th-16th July 2023
Click here for more information.

6) BRIXPO | 15 – 16 JULY

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Are you a big fan of the hit TV show LEGO Masters Australia? You’ll be able to see six former contestants at the largest fan-run LEGO exhibition in South Australia: BRIXPO. 

That’s right, you’ll be able to glimpse amazing builds from Jodie, Josh, Kale, David, Ryan and Gabby up close and personal, as well as getting a chance to meet them in person.

Where: St Clair Recreation Centre, 109 Woodville Rd, Woodville South SA 5011
When: 15-16 July
Price: Child $11 (2 years and under free)
Adult $16
Family $45 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)
Baby (2 and under) Free
Companion Card (one free ticket with the purchase of a full price ticket)
Book: Click here

7) Spin Off Festival | 21 July

Adelaide’s highly anticipated Spin Off festival is set to be an even grander affair with the announcement of a new stage, the addition of more talented artists, and the release of extra tickets.

Immerse yourself in Spin Off’s bumper lineup, helmed by hip-hop royalty, dance floor ignitors, indie rock legends, international pop superstars, alongside a bunch of the homegrown talent that you know and love. The main stars playing will be: Hilltop Hoods, Pnau, Tove Lo, Benee, Iann Dior, Hockey Dad, Thelma Plum, Noah, Cryus, Sly Withers and The Rions. 

Spin Off
Where: Adelaide Showgrounds, Goodwood Rd, Wayville SA 5034
When: Friday 21 July
More info: Click here 

8) SAHMRI’s BRIGHT Walk | 22 July

Step into a world of light and illumination with the Bright Walk, an extraordinary fundraising event organised by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).  

On 22 July take on the challenge of walking an impressive 15 kilometres through the heart of Adelaide. Not only will you be supporting lifesaving medical research, but you will also have the chance to immerse yourself in the mesmerising Illuminate Adelaide light installations along the way. 

When: Saturday 22 July 2023 at 5pm.  
Register: Click here 

9) FIFA Women’s World Cup | 20 July – 20 August

Alexa, queue the official song for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 (“Do It Again” by BENEE ft. Mallrat) because the global Trophy Tour is almost upon us!

South Australia will play host to England, China, Brazil, South Korea and Morocco when the world’s largest women’s sporting event kicks off this month.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™
For more information, click here.

10) Winter Reds Festival | 28 – 30 July

One of the most beautiful ways to enjoy the Hills is on a cold wintery weekend, the rain pelting the window of a rustic cellar door, a fire roaring, a glass of Shiraz, Pinot Noir or even Tempranillo in hand and a bowl of warming, slow cooked nourishment on your lap.

Adelaide Hills Winter Reds Festival
: Various wineries
When: 28-30 July
For more information, click here.


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