This time last year we were buying tickets to see Fat Boy Slim and Queen at their Adelaide concerts in February, and while our international acts have all but disappeared from our calendar, there’s still plenty of amazing events this month.
Here’s our top ten picks for February (keeping in mind, the festivals all have STACKS of brilliant events themselves, that should also be checked out). Basically, kiss your pay check goodbye, and rally your mates. We’re set for an amazing month of fun.
Prepare for a weekend of wine, live music, and masterclasses at the Cellar Door Festival at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
There will be complimentary tastings from more than 100 of SA’s best wineries, distilleries and food producers, alongside delightful masterclasses, indulgent long table dining, and free cooking demos.
This year’s festival will have the exciting addition of a Saturday night session, where guests will be able to enjoy complimentary tastings and choose to join a host of fabulous masterclasses such as Cheese + Chocolate with The Sugar Man and Kimbolton Wines’ Cheese & Wine Flight.
BBF HomeBrewed is the upstart summertime sibling of winter heavyweight Beer & BBQ Festival. With a mandate to showcase SA’s best brewers (and some of their interstate buddies) alongside tasty AF BBQ styles from across the globe and a stage full of rock’n’roll. 3 days, 4 sessions, in a brand new covid-friendly open air site at the Adelaide Showground. Come blow off 2020 with friends.
Following the huge success of the SummerSalt concert series across Australia over past Summer seasons, taking place in some of the most picturesque locations around the country, SummerSalt is headed back to SA, on the shores of the iconic Glenelg Beach.
This year’s stellar line up shapes up to be one of the best featuring: MISSY HIGGINS, THE CAT EMPIRE, BOY AND BEAR, L.A.B, MONTAIGNE & EMILY WURRAMARA.
This February, a Billecart-Salmon champagne masterclass will be happening at new CBD bar Eleven, and, like those previously held by the event organisers ‘Sprout’, it’s sure to sell out.
Hosted by world renowned Champagne commentator Tyson Stelzer, Eleven’s Billecart Masterclass will have you sampling, swirling and deliberating over an extensive selection of Billecart-Salmon champagnes, ranging from the delicate Brut Réserve NV to Billecart’s flagship cuvee Nicolas François Brut 2007.
To accompany the seven Billecart-Salmon champagnes, the culinary team behind the event will be serving up six perfectly matched canapé courses.
Triple M Adelaide will present a line-up of Australia’s most popular acts across three nights of live music with Weekend Of Rock, Friday 19th, Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st February 2021.
Adelaide Oval will offer a new live music experience in 2021 as it transforms from a premier sporting ground into a dedicated venue for South Australian audiences to enjoy a massive weekend of rock in February.
One of Australia’s best live bands of the 90’s, CHOCOLATE STARFISH, have been announced as special guests at Weekend Of Rock at Adelaide Oval on Friday February 19th, hitting the main stage with iconic hometown favourites The Angels.
The city is getting ready to be swept up in the Adelaide Fringe spirit, and what better way to support the arts within this fantastic city, as well as immerse ourselves in new and unique opportunities.
Close to 800 open-air, indoor and online events (over 22,000 performances) are listed in this year’s event guide, ready for festival-goers to explore and experience Fringe in their own unique way.
RCC is also returning to Victoria Square this year, with a curated selection of music, theatre and art.
The Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party is an annual community event featuring many exhibitors and entertainers from a wide variety of Asian cultural groups, all coming together at South Australia’s iconic cultural venue the Chinatown Adelaide Precinct, to showcase their traditions through art and flavours.
Multicultural talents from musicians to dancers will be rocking the red hot stage with their performances throughout the day and into the most spectacular summer evening.
The 2021 iteration of the Adelaide Festival will no doubt enthral and enchant you with this year’s amazing program.
The 36th Adelaide Festival offers a whopping total of 70 events in theatre, music, opera, dance, film, food and visual arts.
Alongside the Festival is the return of the uniquely local programs’ Adelaide Writers’ Week, Chamber Landscapes at UKARIA, and WOMADelaide (March).
It is only fitting that this year’s Adelaide Writers’ Week, the third from Director Jo Dyer, seeks to immerse us all in the healing power of literature as we reflect on the tumult of the year through which we’ve lived, look to what might be ahead of us and contemplate the Unstable Ground on which we stand.
Running from Saturday 27 February to Thursday 4 March as part of the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Writers’ Week will be one of the first literary festivals in the world to return with authors and audiences gathering together in person. An expanded Australian line-up will appear live in the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden while international authors will appear in the Gardens via real-time digital livestream.
77 local and international authors have confirmed for the program.
The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize is the South Australian Museum’s event of the year | All Feb
The South Australian Museum’s Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize runs through the whole of February (and on til’ March 8th), and it’s set to be a feast for the eyes, mind and senses.
Commemorating the birth of the South Australian Museum’s first curator, Frederick George Waterhouse, the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize pulls an often under-appreciated field — science — into sharp focus, by showcasing artist responses to a range of scientific issues.
- Your first look at Kent Town’s new café LoxleyFrom the founder of Attaboy Barber Shop comes its next door neighbour, a café with fresh eats and fresh coffee.
- SA first state to administer AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinePrime Minister Scott Morrison announced in a press conference that SA will be the first state to give out the AstraZeneca doses.
- Australia’s next Bachelor revealed as airline pilot Jimmy NicholsonAustralia’s 2021 Bachelor has been revealed as Jimmy Nicholson, a 31-year-old airline pilot who is ready to find his happily ever after.
- Book Review: Tipping, by Anna GeorgeCONTEMPORARY FICTION: An Instagram scandal at a grammar school sparks outrage in an exclusive bayside suburb and upends the lives of the families involved.
- Penfolds unveils inaugural collection of Californian wines after 20 years in the makingThe winemaking endeavour took a Heritage Selection of vine cuttings from South Australia’s esteemed Kalimna and Magill Estate vineyards in 1998, and planted them in Californian soil. Today the fruits of their labour have been revealed.