Top 10 Things To Do In Adelaide This November

The wine regions are having their day with festivals in the Barossa, the Adelaide Hills, Langhorne Creek and more. Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short are touching down in Adelaide, and the biggest Christmas pageant in the Southern Hemisphere is roaring back. November is looking good.

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Spring is in full gear and will be shortly followed by a scorching fun Summer. Before it happens, your guide to the top events this November (and a few more) is here.

Kicking things off in November is Melbourne Cup, to find out where to celebrate the holiday in Adelaide, check out our guide. The wine regions are having their day with festivals in the Barossa, the Adelaide Hills, Langhorne Creek and more. Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short are touching down in Adelaide, and the biggest Christmas pageant in the Southern Hemisphere is roaring back.

Check out the list below (in date order).

Oysters in the Hills | 2 November

Delicious gin, tasty oysters, and live music can all be expected at Oysters in the Hills this November. 

The inaugural event by Ambleside Distillers and Gazander Oysters takes place on Saturday November 2 and, holy shucks, tickets are a bargain at only $31 per person.

Sitting out on the picturesque deck of Ambleside Distillers in Hahndorf, every guest receives half a dozen Coffin Bay oysters and a Gin & Tonic of choice. All while enjoying oyster shucking demonstrations, one on one chats with the gin distillers and live music serenading in the background. Grab your ticket here

Oysters in the Hills will take place at Ambleside Distillers, B34 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf.

Feast Festival | 9 – 24 November

Feast, South Australia’s annual festival celebrating LGBTIQ+ arts and culture, is set to make a groundbreaking return this year with their exciting new program concept, “Pridevember”.

This nation-wide first will run throughout the whole month of November, and will both celebrate and reflect on key milestones that the LGBTIQ+ communities have faced over the past few decades.

For the full program click here.

Christmas Pageant | 9 November

One of Adelaide and Australia’s most celebrated events, the annual Christmas Pageant takes place on the November 9. With the strong support from the South Australian Tourism Commission and National Pharmacies, the Christmas Pageant is the largest public parade in the Southern Hemisphere.

Officially welcoming Father Christmas to Australia, take part alongside over 320,000 excited parade-goers along the 3.3km route greeting their favourite man in red. Keep up to date with all the event details across the Pageants social feeds and embrace the traditional start to the Christmas season in South Australia, the happiest day of the year.

The Christmas Pageant begins at South Terrace and finishes at the Adelaide Town Hall. For more info, head here.

Handpicked Festival | 9 November

Another groovy festival is Handpicked music and wine on November 9, hidden amongst the vineyards and gum trees of Lake Breeze Wines at Langhorne Creek.

For $88, you’ll experience a diverse lineup including Amy Shark, Missy Higgins and John Butler, enjoy the music and ‘spend your day stretched out on a picnic blanket over lush lawns, sip on local, family produced Lake Breeze Wines.’

Meander through the lane of lights of handmade goods by a myriad of local artisans and enjoy delicious, regional produced filled dishes form and array of local food trucks. Event information can be found here.

Handpicked Festival will take place at 319 Step Rd, Langhorne Creek.

A Day On The Green | 10 November

A Day On The Green returns to Adelaide on the November 10 in McLaren Vale. Much similar to Handpicked, A Day On The Green is another festival with good food, fine wine and great music.

With headliner, Rob Thomas, fans can expect a dynamic show of huge hits and favourites plucked from the hugely successful solo artist and Matchbox Twenty frontman’s 30+ year career. Joining Rob Thomas at Leconfield Wines will be Pete Murray, Russell Morris and Emily Wurramara. Tickets are still on sale, grab yours here.

A Day on the Green will take place at Leconfield Wines 439 Main Rd, McLaren Vale.

Steve Martin and Martin Short’s Now you see them, soon you won’t | 11 November

Comedy greats Steve Martin and Martin Short are bringing their critically acclaimed tour Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t too Australian audiences for the very first time on November 11 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

The tour is the second collaboration from Martin and Short following the hugely successful An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life, which was the subject of Netflix special earning 4 Emmy nominations.

Get in quick as tickets are selling out fast for your chance to see two hall of fame comedians showcasing three decades worth of chemistry and friendship. You can find tickets to Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t here.

Beer and Bubbles East End Cellars | 16 November

Beer and Bubbles at East End Cellars is back again this year from the 16 ’til 17 of November with Vardon Avenue transforming into a delightful pop-up tasting event.

With tickets starting from $39, you can expect to spend the afternoon tasting the very best of South Australia’s craft beers, ciders and sparkling wine. Not only that, there are rumours of guest appearances from some International Champagne houses like Pol Roger together with a splash of gin tasting.

The Tasting Room, Mothervine and Lemongrass are serving some of their favourite dishes to wash down the beer and bubble with the boys from Skin Contact in charge of your dancing tunes. For more info and tickets, click here.

You can find East End Cellars at 22-26 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Australian International 3 Day Event | 16 November

This premier 3 Day event returns to Adelaide’s beautiful East Parklands and is set to be bigger and better than ever before.

From Thursday 14 until Sunday 17 November, you can see the best horses and riders from around the world compete for the richest prize pool in the Southern Hemisphere ($150,000!), with this year’s event also being a qualifying event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics for both Eventing and Jumping. For more info on the event, click here.

The Australian International 3 Day Event will take place at Victoria Park Wakefield Road, Adelaide.

Australia vs. Pakistan | 29 November – 4 December

Fresh off the spoils of retaining the first Ashes in England since 2001, in September; Australia’s summer of cricket travels to Adelaide on November 29 at the Adelaide Oval with the Aussies playing host to Pakistan.

A plethora of food and drink options are available for patrons with multiple relaxed spaces to socialise and enjoy pop up bars, food vans, style bare and entertainment.

The cricket is always a spectacle at the Adelaide Oval with the 5-day twilight test match a fantastic way to kick back and enjoy the sunshine with friends and family whilst soaking up the cricketing atmosphere. Tickets are available here.

The Second Test Match between Australia and Pakistan begins at Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide, Adelaide.

Dîner en Blanc | 29 November

After a brief hiatus in 2018, Adelaide’s most glamorous outdoor picnic is returning! Known for the companies of white clad attendees congregating in a hidden location (only unveiled to a small group), Dîner en Blanc is the one of the most glamorous in the yearly lineup of events taking place on November 30.

Part of the allure of Dîner en Blanc is the set of traditions. The most obvious of which is that the event is all white and that come rain or shine, once you’re in, you will attend. As you can imagine, the event is highly anticipated and will receive a lot of interest. Registrations here.

Dîner en Blanc’s location is revealed on the day.

Honourable mentions

Bowerbird Design Market | 1 – 3 November

Barossa Beer and Cider Festival | 2-3 November

Moon Dance | 2 November

Day of the Dead @ NOLA | 2 November

Fried Chicken Festival | 8 – 10 November

Feast Festival | 9 – 24 November

Sunset Symphonys | 9 November

Dylan Moran Dr Cosmos Live | 12 November

Adelaide Wine Markets | 16 November

Families in Wine Dinner @ Level One Restaurant | 20 November

Two Door Cinema Club | 22 November

Porchland Festival | 24 November

2KW Bottomless Brunch | 24 November

Celebrity Golf Classic | 29 November

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