The Glam Adelaide Tour Down Under 2019 Events Guide

Here is your ultimate guide to the Tour Down Under, including street parties, concerts, champagne hours, family-fun riding events and of course, perfect viewing spots.

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Get your lycra and helmets ready… the Santos Tour Down Under is coming! Don’t worry if cycling is not your thing, we have made the ultimate guide to make sure there is something in here for everyone. We’re talking street parties, concerts, cooking demos, family-fun riding events and of course, the perfect viewing spots. Get on your bikes and get ready for one of Adelaide’s biggest events for 2019!

Friday January 11

Fitness In The Park, Memorial Park Angaston, 7.30am

Celebrate the arrival of the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under in Angaston with a morning of free health and fitness activities in the park. There’ll be free fitness activities by local trainers, and then refuel with free cold pressed coffee or kombucha from The Real Pantry, before watching the best female cyclists in the world cycle past.

Saturday January 12

Race Day Breakfast, Junction Street, Nairne, 8am

Enjoy a free breakfast of local fare and home-grown entertainment before cheering on the Santos Women’s Tour Down Under peloton in the picturesque Adelaide Hills town of Nairne.

City of Adelaide Tour Village Opening, Victoria Square, 3.00pm

Adelaide’s Lord Mayor will officially open the City of Adelaide Tour Village, the TDU hub, at Victoria Square/Tarntanyannga. There’ll be plenty happening there throughout the whole event. To find out more about the City of Adelaide Tour Village and what’s on, click here.

Cooking With Gas With Simon Bryant, Victoria Square, 5.30pm

Each day of the tour, Simon Bryant is doing a cooking demonstration in the City of Adelaide Tour Village, preparing a dish using local produce from each region as part of the different stages from Santos Tour Down Under. Sessions are also on January 14, 15, 16 and 17.

Team Presentation and Concert, Victoria Square, from 6pm

Head to Victoria Square from 6pm to watch as the cyclists for this year’s TDU are presented to the crowds for the first time – it’s the ultimate for cycling fans. Then from 8.30pm, there’s a free concert headlined by indie pop duo Client Liaison.

Sunday January 13

Family Day, Rymill Park, 9am-5pm

Enjoy the racing action of the Down Under Classic with your family at Family Day. There will be a variety of cycling-themed interactive activities and delicious food for the whole family. At 10am, the little ones can race in the Mini Tour For Kids, or from midday, ride all together in the Family Ride.

Fork On The Road, Rymill Park, 9am-5pm

Fill your belly with food from 10 of the best Fork food trucks, which will be set up as part of the Santos Tour Down Under Classic family day. There will be food from Chimichurri Grill, What’s the Scoop, Staazi & Co – The Greek Vegan Project, Beyond India North Adelaide, Coffee & Crepes, The Taste Of Spain, Old School Bus, Humpty Dumplings, loca pops and Sugarcoated. Entry is free.

Monday January 14

Norwood On Tour Street Party, The Parade Norwood, from 5pm

Food, music and lycra will be taking over The Parade, Norwood, in lead up to the Santos Tour Down Under Novatech Stage 2 start. Local wine makers, restaurants and bars will all join the party on the street, plus there will be live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Beach Dinner, The Moseley Beach Club, 6.30pm

Head beach-side for a three-course dinner and three hour beverage package at the Moseley Beach Club. Hosted by Channel 7’s Nicki Barnet, you can hear from professional cyclists ahead of the 2019 Santos Tour Down Under. Tickets are $99 per person.

Celebrity Street Velodrome, Victoria Square, 8pm

In an Australian first, StreetVelodrome UK will be a feature at the TDU. The unique pop-up banked velodrome track will take up residence in the Village. Cycling and local celebrities will test the track – keep your eyes peeled for a member of the Glam Adelaide team taking to the track!

Tuesday January 15

Breakkie and Bikes, O’Connell Street, North Adelaide, 9am-1pm

Cheer on the riders as the Santos Tour Down Under Ziptrak® Stage 1 kicks off from North Adelaide. Head to the iconic Eighty Eight O’Connell site for breakkie, coffee, fun, live entertainment and plenty of activities for the kids before the race starts at 11am.

Tour Down Under Bottomless Brunch, Inglewood Inn, 11am-1pm

On Tuesday, the race will complete three laps of the Paracombe area, including two sprints right past the Inglewood Inn. Snap up one of the best seats in the area and enjoy Inglewood Inn’s Bottomless Brunch from 11am. Tickets are $60+bf which includes VIP seating, bottomless brunch buffet and a two hour drinks package with drinks from Pirate Life Brewery and Harvest Wines. Grab your tickets here.

Peloton At The Port, Commercial Road, Port Adelaide, 3-8pm.

Port River and the Port’s historic buildings will form the backdrop for Port Adelaide’s street party to celebrate the end of Stage 1. There will be live acts pumping out the dance tracks, local pubs and pop-ups pulling the coldies, restaurants and food vans dishing up hotties and a whole swag of bespoke entertainment and activities.

Wednesday January 16

Wheels and Wine, Main Street, Angaston, 2pm

Follow the wine and food trail and gather local produce for a picnic on the Village Green before soaking up all the excitement of the Novatech Stage 2 finish in the town centre.

Grinders Latte Art Smackdown, Victoria Square, 6-8pm

Adelaide’s best baristas will battle it out in a fast-paced, knockout Latte Art Tournament, with the winner taking home $1,000. Competition starts from 6pm.

Thursday January 17

Unley Gourmet Gala, King William Road, from 5pm

Food, fashion, cycling, music and entertainment are all on the menu for the 2019 Unley Gourmet Gala – the 19th edition of the event. The free, family-friendly event will feature more than 30 gourmet food and wine stalls, cooking demonstrations with local chefs, children’s entertainment, a world music stage, fashion parades, DJs, roving performers and more. Plus King William Road restaurants and retailers will be open for longer and spilling out onto the street.

Friday January 18

The Women On Tour Brunch Club, Moseley Beach Club, 10am

Join the Women on Tour Brunch Club on and hear from the female Trek-Segafredo team as they discuss equality in cycling. Tickets are $45 which includes a three-course brunch with sparkling on arrival, juice and a coffee. Tickets from here.

Gear Up At Campbelltown, Foxfield Oval, Maryvale Road, Athelstone, 12-4pm

Join the Campbelltown community for a family day filled with free activities and roving entertainment to keep your whole squad happy. Food, beer, wine and coffee will be available for purchase.

Cellar Door Sundowner, McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre, 4pm-late

Meet some of McLaren Vale’s best small batch wine makers for wine, food, music and good times.

Aldinga Street Party and Markets, Old Coach Road, Aldinga, from 5pm

Soak up the atmosphere of local markets, live entertainment and local food, produce, wine and beer in the historical township of Aldinga. The picturesque coastal town is a great place to take the family after a race-filled day, where you can sit back, relax and enjoy all that the community has to offer.

Glenelg Street Party, Jetty Road, Glenelg, 5-11pm.

Jetty Road will be closing to welcome thousands of locals and visitors for a street party on the eve of the Stage 5. You can expect for an evening of family-friendly fun, filled with gourmet food, incredible shopping, exciting fashion parades, a kids village, an outdoor cinema, roaming entertainment and live music that will keep you dancing all night.

Local Live, Victoria Square, from 7.15pm

Enjoy a smorgasbord of local music right in the City of Adelaide Tour Village, from the electro sounds of emerging act In Debt, to groove masters and SA Music Award nominees Neon Tetra with well-loved indie pop sisters Germein closing out the night. Entry is free.

Saturday January 19

Twilight Market, Cellar Door and Cinema, 796 Main Road, McLaren Vale, from 4pm

Grab some local food and wines from the twilight market, then enjoy a movie under the stars with a screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off among the vines. Gold coin entry.

Legends Night Dinner, Adelaide Convention Centre, from 7pm

What does it take to become a cycling legend? The Legends’ Night Dinner is your chance to find out as you get up close and personal with some of the world’s cycling greats, past and present. Rub shoulders with the pros whilst enjoying bubbles and canapes, then settle in for a three-course dining experience accompanied by fine wines. Throughout the evening you’ll be inspired as you listen to the legends themselves, sharing the untold stories of how they rose to the top. Tickets available here.

Sunday January 20

Township Celebrations, Aldinga, Willunga and McLaren Vale

Celebrate Race Day with free entertainment and activities across the local townships of Aldinga, Willunga and McLaren Vale. From 9am-3pm, there’s the Aldinga Bay Beach Market at Snapper Point. Party in the Park from 10am-3pm at Ellis Park, Main Street, McLaren Vale. Or head to the Peloton Picnic from 11am-3pm at The Old Courthouse Grounds, High Street, Willunga.

The Down Under After Party, The Moseley, 8-11pm

After a huge couple of weeks of racing, head to The Moseley to celebrate the race that was and enjoy a quiet beverage or three. There may even be a surprise visit from some Trek Segafredo athletes too. Entry is free.

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