The weather is perfect for getting out and about and enjoying that warm sunshine. Beautiful spring has brought along some fantastic events in Adelaide, so we’ve created the ultimate list to help make your November a month full of drinks, smiles and a good time.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1
Experience golf like never before. Tee off from unique locations around the stadium, including level five of the Riverbank Stand, the northern mound at the base of the famous Moreton Bay fig trees and a purpose-built platform in the front of the heritage scoreboard. It’s only happening from October 29 – November 4 so get in quick.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2
It’s finally happening! Adelaide’s first ever H&M will open on Rundle Mall from 10am (although you might want to get there earlier to get a good spot in line!) Sitting smack bang in the middle of the mall, the new store will span approximately 3,000 square metres over two levels, with apparel, underwear, and accessories for men, women, kids and babies, plus a home section.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3
Celebrate the lead up to Melbourne Cup Day at Victoria Derby Day at Morphettville Races. General Admission entry on Derby Day also gets you into the gorgeous new AAMI Marquee. Sitting on the Champagne Lawns, the marquee opens out onto a smaller terrace area complete with umbrellas, indoor and outdoor seating and a private bar. There will be a full day of live racing on the track, as well as all of the Derby Day races streamed live from Flemington. Gates open from 10.30am. Click here for tickets.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6
It’s the race that stops the nation – the race that makes it okay to have a television hauled into the office just to cheer on a horse you’ve bet on. Usually, you lose tragically, but imagine – you bet on the winning horse, your popularity in the office increases for a week and you’re the hottest topic around the water cooler. Or you could head out somewhere else. Here’s our guide to what’s on for Melbourne Cup around Adelaide.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9
Involved in the OzAsia festival JLF is a cultural event that celebrates the stories, literature and heritage of South Asia, while reflecting on a global view of contemporary literature and critical thought. Join celebrated writers and thinkers from across the globe for a jam-packed weekend of panels, debates, readings, performances and music. Every year the festival brings together a group of diverse writers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sportsman and entertainers, engaging in thought debate and dialogue for the weekend.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10
For decades the Christmas Pageant has been the traditional start to the Christmas season in South Australia. Thousands of people, young and old, will line the city streets to welcome the long-awaited Santa to Adelaide. To celebrate the 86th year of the Credit Union Christmas Pageant, the elves of Stardust Castle are planning some big surprises. With more than 172 bright and colourful floats, bands, dancers and clowns storm Adelaide with big smiles and excitement to celebrate the festivities the way Adelaide knows best.
Handpicked is one of the premiere South Australian festivals and this year they’ve managed to knock it out of the park with their stellar lineup, including Ball Park Music, Broods and Boy and Bear. This year will be even bigger with the festival’s Cocktail Forest extended to a 12 metre bar. There will also be Lake Breeze’s award-winning wines, food trucks serving delicious local produce and a range of local arts, crafts, jewellery and homewares. Festivalgoers can party well into the night with at the tent city, with space for up to 1,000 campers and even an opportunity for some to indulge in glamping. To check out more about Handpicked click here.
Feast is Adelaide’s LGBTI Queer Arts and Cultural Festival, celebrating pride and diversity with a lineup of international performers. The festival runs November 10-25 at venues across Adelaide. To Feast your eyes on more information and this year’s program click here.
The Leigh Street Christmas Market will be bringing you the best handmade and locally crafted/sourced Christmas gifts during the silly season, ranging from handmade jewellery repurposed from broken china to custom handmade teepees. There’s plenty of entertainment for the kids, or there is a creche available at Rigoni’s Bistro for you to drop your kids at whilst you calmly stall-hop and enjoy a drop. The markets are on every Saturday from November 10 until December 15, 1-4pm in Leigh Street. Entry is free. Click here to read more.
Sunday November 18
Showcasing for the first time the S.C Pannell Vintage 2018 White Wines “FiFi” Fiano and O.D.D Lenswood Riesling. With seafood fresh from the gulf made by chefs Hayley and Cameron and Skin Contact DJ’s, its going to be a party. They will also be showcasing for the first time their Vintage 2018 White Wines: “FiFI” Fiano and O.D.D. Lenswood Riesling.
Sunday November 25
After two sold-out events in McLaren Vale in 2016 and 2017, the Mobile Disco is on the move in 2018, heading to the Barossa Valley’s Seppetlsfield. This year is the Mobile Disco’s third outing to South Australia, and again they’re mixing things up. Year one they brought us hip-hop, year two it was acid jazz, and this year, it’s all about classic 90s vocal house. And, who better to bring along for the ride than two artists that dominated and helped shape dance music in the 90s – CeCe Peniston and Robin S.
Friday November 30
Celebrate the last evening of SPRING at Seppeltsfield. Join us at the Barossa Valley’s Seppeltsfield for an evening of wine, food, music, craft, design and beauty under the iconic palm trees as the sun sets over Seppeltsfield. Enjoy an array of experiences for the whole family from Seppeltsfield Wine, FINO, JamFactory, Vasse Virgin, Owen Andrews Catering and Segway Sensation SA while you soak up the ambiance of the estate. Limited tickets available.
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