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Top 10 events in Adelaide in November

Your guide to the top events this November is here; live music, dumplings galore, Melbourne Cup, and cheese related festivities.

Feature image by Helen Page

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 is here.

Lucky Dumpling Market | Oct 30 – Nov 15

The popular Lucky Dumpling Market will be returning this year. While it’s not a market dedicated entirely to the world’s best food (dumplings), it’s a lively hub boasting flavours and vibes that will transport you to the street markets of Asia.

This year, the markets will be held at Elder Park on the Adelaide Riverbank, with the bigger space allowing for physical distancing, and will have 17 stalls. Find out more here.

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The College Green | Nov – Dec

Summer is officially kicking off with a bang thanks to our friends at The College Green. Over eight glorious weeks bathed in sunshine and under the stars, the Cloisters & lawns of the University of Adelaide sprawling out from UniBar will become your destination for culture, food and fun this summer. To find out more, click here.

Melbourne Cup | Nov 4

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. With the event comes a SLEW of fun food and wine events across the city. Click here for more.

Food Truck Carnivale | Nov 6 – 8, Nov 20 – 22, Nov 28 – 29

The event which brings many of Adelaide’s food truck vendors together into one place is set to serve up the goods at three different locations this November. Beginning on Friday, November 6 in Seaford and finishing off in Morphettville on Sunday night, November 29, the three-weekend event which is sure to be a ripper for the whole family (even your pooch) is free entry for all, which is a huge win for your stomach and your wallet. More info here.

Gather and Graze | Nov 7 – 8

Australia’s favourite CheeseFest+FERMENT festival is back, as Gather & Graze, at a new temporary home with live cooking demonstrations, chef stalls, niche bars and delicious produce at The Market Shed on Holland.

There will be live cooking demonstrations by some of the country’s leading producers and chefs, including Simon Bryant, Maggie Beer, Emma McCaskill, Karena Armstrong, Rose Adam, and Paul Baker. More info here.

NAIDOC Week | Nov 8 – 15

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year, NAIDOC Week is taking place in November as a result of COVID-19 scheduling. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Click here for more info.

Feast Festival | Nov 7 – 29

The program features a staggering line-up of over 100 events during the newly coined and treasured “Pridevember” running across various Adelaide venues. Feast celebrates all that is Queer Culture this year presenting Australian premieres, comedy, live performance, film, literary events, community happenings and the much-loved Picnic in the Park at Pinky Flat/Tarntanya Wama. Click here for more info.

Italian Festival | Nov 13 – 22

After a three year hiatus, the Adelaide Italian Festival is returning this November, and it’s set to be bigger than ever before. From Aperol Spritz parties, gnocchi masterclasses, feasts, cultural events and so much more, there is a lot to discover at this year’s festival. The Adelaide Italian Festival week kicks off with an evening of cocktails, fine food, and music, set amongst the vines and under the stars at Leawood Gardens on Friday 13 November, and wraps up with a closing gala on Sunday 22 November. Read all about it here.

Christmas Pageant | Nov 14

In a historical first, The National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant will be held at Adelaide Oval at twilight, with a crowd in attendance, and broadcast live for those who can’t be there. The Pageant at Adelaide Oval will be reminiscent of an opening ceremony with all the beloved floats, Pageant characters, dancers and bands making an appearance for the spectacle. Click here for more info.

Parks and Rockreation Ep02 | Nov 22

Rocking the outdoors this month, Parks and Rockreation is part of Music SA initiative Umbrella presents GO LIVE. Live-music lovers will grab picnic rugs at the gates, then lay back and enjoy the sounds of Parks and Rockreation Ep02 featuring Heaps Good Friends, Glowing, and Superdose Gangway. Click here for more info.

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

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