Adelaide will be alive with street markets, glamorous parties at D’Arenberg, wizard high teas, international music acts, and much more this week. Be sure to gather your friends and head on down to be a part of some of these gorgeous events.
January 10 — 20: Santos Tour Down Under @ South Australia
See the world’s fastest men and women on two wheels take on the challenge of cycling through some of the most iconic regions of South Australia, including the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and the streets of Adelaide’s CBD and surrounding suburbs.
Santos Women’s Tour Down Under: 10 — 13 January
People’s Choice Classic: 13 January
Santos Tour Down Under: 15 — 20 January
Check out our guide to all the best Tour Down Under events here.
January 10 — 27: Brickman Awesome @ Adelaide Convention Centre
Serial LEGO constructor, Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught, is bringing his fourth exhibition. Lose yourself amongst the 2 million LEGO bricks, featuring 39 models – none of which have ever been seen in Adelaide before. The Brickman will be showcasing the tallest LEGO model in the Southern Hemisphere – a NASA SLS rocket. Standing at a whopping 7.5 metres tall and built from more than 450,000 bricks. It’s even got an in-built lighting and sound system. Goals. You can even get involved and contribute to a wannabe record breaker. Tickets via Ticketek here.
January 1 to 28: Semaphore Summer Carnival
The Semaphore Summer Carnival has thrill rides and amusements for the whole family — Dodgem Cars, Ali Baba, Cyclone, Hurricane, Fun Factory, Mega Bounce/Slide, Taxi Jets, Bungy Trampolines and Water Balls for walking on water. Sideshow Alley games include Laughing Clowns, Coke-A-Rola and Balloon Bust. The carnival is open daily during the summer school holidays — at 11 am til late.
January 9— February 3: Picasso: The Vollard Suite @ Art Gallery of South Australia
This National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition explores the inner musings of the most famous and influential artist of the twentieth century through 100 etchings produced over a 7-year period from 1930 to 1937. The film Blood of a Poet (1930) by Picasso’s friend and collaborator, Jean Cocteau, will be screened alongside the exhibition and for the aspiring ‘mini-Picasso’ Gallery 11 will be transformed into a free and accessible Drawing Room.
Friday January 18
January 18: Semaphore Summer Twilight Markets
The Twilight Markets are held on the beautiful Semaphore Foreshore Park. Each market is different with the organisers handpicking unique and distinctive stall holders. There are ethically produced items, handmade arts and crafts of every kind, vintage fashion, food vans and great coffee. The Semaphore Summer Twilight Markets is a family-orientated marketplace with plenty of stalls and a lovely relaxed ambiance.
January 18: Glenelg Street Party
This street party will be packed with food, drink, entertainment and music. Jetty Road will be bustling with fashion parades and fun activities for kids. Make sure you head on down and experience this summer time fun.
Saturday January 19
January 19: Movie at Molly’s | The Castle
Join in on this evening of food, wine, acoustic tunes and the Australian feel good movie, The Castle at Mollydooker Winery. Bring your low chairs, blankets and enjoy the beautiful surrounds at Mollydooker Wines. How perfect! The doors open at 6pm, with the film starting after sunset. You can find more details here.
January 19: Top Floor @ the d’Arenberg Cube
Hosted in the d’Arenberg Cube, watch the epic sunset over McLaren Vale, wine in one hand, bunch of nuggets in the other. As dusk turn to dark, kick off your boots and slip on your dancing shoes, while the Skin Contact DJs mix some smooth tunes. Book the bus ticket for return transfers, so you can relax and enjoy the Saturday night vibe. More info here.
January 19: Flow Yoga Seasonal Garden
Begin your Saturday morning with a flow yoga class in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. The Seasonal Garden, Hahndorf boasts a lovely back garden where the class takes place amidst the flowers and kookaburras. After class, enjoy a coffee or brekky (or likely both!) at the cafe. This class takes place Saturday mornings from 8:00-9:00am during the warm weather. Please BYO yoga mat. Where: The Seasonal Garden Cafe, Hahndorf
January 19: Wizardry High Tea
Wizards and witches; gather your hats, brooms and wands and make your way to the Stamford Plaza Wizardry High Tea for a magical afternoon filled with delicious sweet and savoury treats. More info regarding tickets and spooky menu items can be found here.
Sunday January 20
January 20: Cheek by Jowl at Shōbōsho
Shōbōsho is thrilled to host Singapore-based modern Australian restaurant, Cheek By Jowl for two exclusive lunches on January 20, 2019. This will be a unique dining experience, not to be missed.
January 20: Guided walk through Golden Wattle Park / Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W)
With APPA’s Park 21W Ambassador, Serafina Tane, starting at the corner of West Terrace and South Tce opposite Rydge’s motel, you’ll take in the historic Lundie Gardens, the Princess Elizabeth playground, the playing fields, native bush regeneration, the Park’s historic connection to an annual “Wattle Day” and controversial record of tree plantings. Children and dogs on leads most welcome. Gold coin donation (free for APPA members).
Wednesday January 23
January 23-February 3: Brighton Jetty Sculptures
This year the Brighton Jetty Sculptures will run from January 23 to February 3, and feature 200+ sculptures, with more than 90 gracing the foreshore. All will be for sale in support of Brighton Surf Life Saving Club. And this year, for the first time, children’s sculptures will feature in businesses along Jetty Road.
Thursday January 24
January 24: Mumford & Sons Tour
Mumford & Sons are heading to Adelaide as part of their huge sixty date world arena tour, Delta. Always a huge hit on this side of the planet, Mumford & Sons were last in the country in 2015. This run will see the wildly popular quartet reconnect with fans with new material, including their new single Guiding Light.
January 24: Kumangka Mukapainga Tampinga – Together Remember Recognise
Elder Park will be lit up with a major art installation called Kumangka, Mukapainga, Tampinga Together Remember, Recognise. Kumangka, Mukapainga, Tampinga, is our way of acknowledging, remembering and recognising, further thanking Aboriginal people who have contributed to our community, and those of which who are leading the way for our younger generations to follow.
Friday January 25
January 25-27: Crush Festival
The Crush Festival is back in 2019 – head to the hills for an Australia Day weekend filled with non-stop wine, food, music and fun! With more than 30 venues hosting events from long lunches and degustation dinners, to chilled acoustic music sessions, masterclasses and Mexican fiestas… there is something for every taste.
Be sure to check out our guide here.
January 25: Cellar Session – Aussie Edition
Start the Australia Day long weekend with family and friends on the lawns at Chateau Yaldara. Grab a bottle of wine from Chateau Yaldara and a beer from Ministry of Beer, kick off your shoes and watch the sunset from one of our bean bags. Head chef Dean will be on the barbie and Barossa Valley Ice-cream will also be on hand with a range of their summer treats. For the kids there will be lawn games, sand and water pistols!
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