Top 10 events to check out in Adelaide this October

Degustations, crabs, wine, and festivals – here’s your guide to Adelaide’s October calendar.

Feature image of 2019 Vegan Fest

Adelaide is constantly bustling with exciting new things to see, do and, of course, eat, with the events scene picking up again as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease.

We’ve selected ten of the best events taking place this October so you can start planning.

Chilli Crab Shack | 2 – 11 October

Sprout Kitchen’s Chilli Crab Shack will be returning this October, slinging Spencer Gulf Blue Swimmer Crab cooked in a chilli tamarind sauce, served with egg noodles and Thai herbs.  

FRIDAY 2 October, 11-8pm
SATURDAY 3 October, 10-2pm
FRIDAY 9 October, 11-8pm
SATURDAY 10 October, 10-2pm
SUNDAY 11 October, 10-2pm

To reserve your chilli crab, click here.

Semaphore Music Festival | 2 – 5 October

Held over the Labour Day long weekend, the annual four day, three night festival will showcase live music. Pubs, clubs and halls around Semaphore and Port Adelaide will host the festival; make sure to check out event lineups and ticket info.

Click here for more info.

Indigenous Flavours On The Sea | 3 October

This lunchtime cruise will feature a platter of fresh local seafood, native ingredients and canapés, along with drinks and cultural insights from an Aboriginal guest speaker. The two hour cruise will begin and end at Glenelg, with guests feasting on great food and learning about native connections to land and sea.

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Sparkling Fest at National Wine Centre | 11 October – 1 November

The popular, bubbly extravaganza will be split into a five-part series this year. Attendees can expect a range of masterclasses, a four-course dinner and Sunday afternoons packed with wine flights, brunch boards and live music.

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2020 SA Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence | 12 October

Restaurant and Catering Australia will be going ahead with their 2020 Awards for Excellence this year in a sit-down, black tie gala dinner. Restaurant and Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence are held in each state to recognise outstanding businesses in the hospitality industry. The R&CA are hoping to provide a platform for recognition in these unprecedented times, for the hard hit hospitality sector, with the SA ceremony being held on October 12 in the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Click here for more info.

Adelaide Film Festival | 14 – 25 October

The Adelaide Film Festival is recognised nationally and globally as one of the best celebrations of Australian screen talent. With unique screenings, forums, special events and engagement opportunities over a 12 day period, the festival is certainly worth checking out.

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A Grand Night at The Regal with Todd McKenney | 16 – 17 October

Todd McKenney, one of Australia’s most versatile performing artists, is an award winning and critically acclaimed performer on stage and screen. As an actor and the leading man of song and dance in musical theatre productions, Todd has entertained Australia for over 30 years from main stages to intimate venues. This Glam Adelaide sponsored event is sure to be a night of pure fun.

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Riverland Wine & Food Festival | 16 – 18 October

It’s an annual Riverland tradition bringing together the regional community through some great local food, wine and produce. Due to Covid restrictions, the festival format this year will be slightly different with wineries, distilleries, and breweries hosting individual events at their own venues.

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Brunch, Bubbles & Boobies | 25 – 26 October

This is The Roaming Brunch created by Undercover Events, with those purchasing tickets set to enjoy a day including a boobie pot workshop hosted by Dots Pots, a Graze Alley gourmet brunch graze picnic box to munch on throughout the day (featuring dips, cheese, crackers, fruits, meat & more), a welcome glass of Sangria on arrival, acoustic sounds to listen to throughout the day by a local Adelaide artist, local Adelaide market stalls to look at and splurge on & more.

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Vegan Fest |31 – 1 October

Vegan Festival Adelaide, SA’s largest celebration of all things vegan, has received SA Health approval to return to the capital over the last weekend of October 2020. The Festival will feature world-renowned speakers, cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, live local musicians, and creative hands-on workshops. Explore over 60 market stalls providing visitors with an incredible array of 100% vegan products, including food, drinks, household cleaning, and apparel.

Leading up to the highly anticipated Vegan Festival on October 14, and brought to you by the team behind Gincident is Vegustation! The six course dinner offers the best of both worlds — spectacular vegan cuisine and local gin.

Click here for more info.

For more awesome events happening across SA, head to the Glam Adelaide events calendar by clicking here.


Cheese, dumplings, wine, fashion and festivals – here’s your guide to Adelaide’s October calendar.


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