Weekend events cancelled as severe weather warning announced

Here’s the events that are postponed or rescheduled this weekend following catastrophic fire danger warnings followed by storm warnings for the weekend.

South Australia is in for a wild weekend, with catastrophic fire danger warnings in place for tomorrow, followed by storm warnings for the weekend.

While plenty of events are still going ahead at the moment, some event organisers are playing it safe, and either cancelling or rescheduling events.

The below list is in alphabetical order.

Big 90s Party at Richard Hamilton – RESCHEDULED

Please be advised that today’s event at Richard Hamilton Wines, McLaren Vale will be rescheduled due to unsafe weather conditions.

New Date: Saturday 16th December 2023
The event team apologise for any inconvenience, and look forward to seeing you next weekend!

More details to follow by email to ticket holders.

Burnside Carols in Park – CANCELLED

Carols at Kingswood Oval – CANCELLED

Carols by the Lake, West Lakes Shore – CANCELLED

Christmas in Prospect Street Party – CANCELLED

Dockside Festival CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to the extreme weather forecast across the weekend, The City of Port Adelaide Enfield has made the difficult decision to CANCEL Dockside Festival 2023 which was planned for this Saturday and Sunday in Port Adelaide.

The safety of the community, participants, and staff is theur top priority, and after careful consideration, they’ve had to make this tough decision.

The severe weather forecast on land, and especially on water, poses too great a risk, and ensuring everyone’s safety is their utmost concern.

They appreciate your understanding and continued support. 

Mayor Claire Boan says “We are so incredibly disappointed to have to cancel the two day Dockside Festival planned for this weekend in Port Adelaide. Unfortunately, there is extreme weather forecast across the entire weekend, so for the safety of everyone involved we’ve had to make this difficult decision.”

“The anticipation for this event was huge and we hope to bring something back in the future. For the latest information and announcements please visit

Freeling Christmas Street Party – CANCELLED

Gathered Christmas Market – POSTPONED

An announcement has just come through with decision to RESCHEDULE the Gathered Christmas Market at Hahndorf from this weekend, to next weekend, due to predicted heavy rains.

This was no easy decision, however the Gathered team want to ensure market attendees have the best experience possible and can enjoy the festive offerings without the risk of weather conditions.

The markets will offer a great opportunity to revel in the excitement and spirit of Christmas and get ahead on Christmas shopping, with over 60 stalls to browse featuring homewares, candles, floristry, jewellery, art, clothing, kids’ goodies, garden supplies, skincare and more.

Updated Christmas Market details below:

Gawler Community Christmas Carols – CANCELLED

Glenelg Markets – CANCELLED

Henley Beach Markets – CANCELLED

Little Heroes Foundation Santa & Shiraz at Mollydooker CANCELLED

Unfortunately due to the extreme weather forecast for Sunday, the Santa & Shiraz event has been CANCELLED.

Ticket holders will be notified via email & phone and a refund will be issued. The organisers have thanked everyone for their patience and support.

Mitcham’s Carols in Kingswood Oval – CANCELLED

Southern Community Carols at South Adelaide FC – CANCELLED

St Clair Carols – POSTPONED

The St Clair Carols have been moved to December 23rd.

Tailem Bend Christmas Parade – POSTPONED

Unfortunately the Tailem Bend Christmas Parade has been postponed….. You have 2 weeks to make this the one to remember….dress up, light up your house, bigger and better floats…it’s all about having fun.

NEW DATE: SATURDAY DEC 23 4.30 pm and Parade at 6pm..

Vegan Fest – MOVED

Vegn Fest on Sunday has been moved undercover thanks to Renewal SA. They will now be using the MAB Tonsley Innovation District for the event on 10 Dec.

It is the venue they use for Vegan Palooza and a 22 min drive from the CBD.

To get to Tonsley Innovation District from the City the best option is to get the Flinders Train line which takes 20 minutes and stops at Tonsley Train Station, a short 5-minute walk away. Alternatively, the W90 bus from R1 – North Terrace takes 45 minutes and a 9-minute walk.

There is FREE parking around the area too.

Victor Harbor Christmas Pageant – CANCELLED

**Update** Sadly the 2023 Christmas Pageant has been cancelled due to an extreme weather forecast over the weekend. Rotary has decided not to reschedule the event due to the complex logistics involved, limited availability of volunteers required to ensure a safe and successful event, and conflicts that would arise due to other festive events taking place in the lead up to Christmas. We understand this is disappointing for the community and the decision has been made with a very heavy heart.

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Whyalla Christmas Pageant – CANCELLED

Adelaide Carols by Candlelight – STILL GOING AHEAD

EVENT UPDATE as at 3pm Thursday

SeaLink Carols by Candlelight will go ahead this Saturday at Elder Park as scheduled.

The concert is proceeding at 8.15pm, based on the current forecast for Saturday evening across metro Adelaide. Event attendees are however encouraged to prepare for potentially wet conditions.

For all event updates, make sure to follow and keep an eye out on their social media pages.

The Willunga Christmas Market event – STILL GOING AHEAD

This event with five markets and one town…is still going ahead. Free market loop bus going between locations, with a mix of outdoor and indoor markets. Willunga Farmers Market, Willunga Artisans & Handmade Market, Willunga Quarry Market, GreenLight Market and Willunga.

More to come.

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