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It may be absolutely freezing but Adelaide is still busy and bustling with events throughout the week and over the long weekend. So grab your warmest coat and get amongst the new events that are happening this long weekend.
Gin Fest at Glen Ewin Estate | Saturday 11 June
After a big come back in 2021, Gin Fest returns in 2022 and is not to be missed! The perfect combination of gin tasting and partying, Gin Fest is packed with opportunities for any gin amateur or fanatic out there. Here’s what the day has to offer:
The Pulpshed (Tasting & Party Room) – Open 11am to 6pm
- Tastings from local distilleries
- Drinks prepared directly by distillers for you
- Bottle shop to take your favourite gins home
- Amazing atmosphere in a rustic 178 year old building in the Adelaide Hills
- Party vibes and dancing from 4pm
- Get up close and personal with a distillery and their craft products
- Small group & behind the scene experience (20-30 ppl)
- Get to know everything about gin
- Masterclass included in VIP Ticket (limited spots available)
Visit the Glen Ewin Estate website for tickets.
Route 9 Distillery Opening | Saturday 11 June
It’s no question that South Australia has become a popular destination for distillers and producers. After meeting by chance in Hong Kong, Adelaide boys and co-owners of Route 9, Samuel Brown and Rob Watt, have returned to SA to pursue a mutual dream of opening a distillery.
After launching its gin brand, Square1, Route 9 Distillery is now excited to announce that it will be opening a brand new cellar door and bar on Saturday 11 June. Which is, coincidentally, World Gin Day.
Find out more here.
Day Dreams 90s Party | Saturday 11 June
Get your 90s funk on and join Simon Hackett Winery for a night of nostalgic fun. Chuck on a double denim outfit, grab your butterfly clips and your blue eye shadow because this winery party is the perfect opportunity to re-live the 90s. Dance your way amongst the beautiful gardens and serene vineyard views of Simon Hackett Winery with this dreamy day event.
Dress code: Double Denim
To purchase tickets, head here.
Winter Wines at Chalk Hill | Saturday 11 June
Join Chalk Hill for an afternoon of delectable reds and slow-cooked ragu by the fire pit. Chalk Hill will be launching and pouring four brand-new vintages, paired with a hearty ragu from Cucina di Strada. Enjoy live music by the fire with a glass of your favourite drop. Hosted in the beautiful Alpha Crucis Lounge, this is the perfect event to grab your friend and warm up this long weekend.
To book tickets and for more information, click here.
Paxton Wines Market Day | Saturday 11 June
Make the most of the June long weekend with the Fleurieu Peninsula Market Day running at the stunning Paxton Wines. Browse market stalls with live music and food options throughout. While you’re there make sure to enjoy a glass of Paxton’s Organic wine while you shop till you drop.
10am-4pm with live music throughout, cellar door and beer garden, hot food options and of course, market stalls.
For more information, click here.
The Mac Band at Woodstock Wine Estate | Saturday 11 June
This June long weekend, the historical Woodstock Wine Estate will be hosting non-stop back-to-back events. The festivities kick off on Saturday as The Mac Band: The Fleetwood Mac Experience brings us a serving of 1970’s folk-rock bangers.
When: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $30pp, children under 12 free
Buy tickets here.
Asado Luncheon at Lloyd Brothers | Saturday 11 June
Lloyd Brothers winemaker Gonzalo Sanchez is teaming up with Chef Steele to present the winery’s first long lunch, featuring a traditional Argentinian Asado barbeque.
Each course will be carefully and beautifully paired with Lloyd Brothers Estate wines. As you wash down your meal with a glass of red, you will also be able to enjoy live music by acoustic duo Karen De Nardi and Mike Bevan.
When: Saturday 11 June 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $145.00 per person
Buy tickets here.
Day Dance | Sunday 12 June
McLaren Vale’s favourite long weekend winery festival, Day Dance, is BACK and is expanding it’s line up to four epic wineries. Woodstock Winery and Simon Hackett Winery are returning for 2022, as well as two newcomers – Coriole Winery and Paxton Winery.
Find out more here.
Festival of Darkness | Sunday 12 June
Winter is coming… and that can only mean one thing: Festival of Darkness is back! NOLA Adelaide and The Stag House are celebrating the world of Australia’s dark beers across two massive sessions on the Sunday of June’s long weekend. The annual event showcases 18 independent Australian breweries, with masterclasses and tastings also available. Grab a pint, sit back, relax, and grab some dark beer with a day of live music and fresh food straight from NOLA and The Stag Public House’s kitchen.
Click here to book tickets.
Inside Out Festival | Sunday 12 June
Inside Out Festival is finally back! This year’s line-up welcomes some of Australia’s most beloved and award-winning hip hop and alternative artists to Adelaide including The Veronicas, Chillinit, Young Lipz and more. Australia’s favourite emo-pop twins, The Veronicas, are hitting the stage with their recently-released albums GODZILLA and HUMAN. Head to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre on Sunday 12 June for an entire night of non-stop hits.
Visit Ticketek to find out more information.
Chilli Shack Food & Wine Festival | Sunday 12 June
If you’re a spice lover, this would be a fabulous event for you. The McLaren Vale winery will be serving Chili Prawn, Chilli Pork, Chilli Eggplant, as well as Sprout’s Chicken and Chorizo Paella for those with milder palettes.
Vegan and gluten free options will be available, and Lloyd Brothers new release wines are all vegan friendly.
When: Sunday 12 June 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $49.00 Adults; $25.00 Teenagers; $20 Children
Buy tickets here.
Disney on Ice | 10-13 June
Family favourite Disney on Ice returns to Adelaide after three years. Disney On Ice presents Into The Magic, with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse taking audiences on a journey across the ice. An action-packed show featuring Disney’s Moana, Frozen, Coco, Tangled and Beauty and the Beast, along with many other beloved characters. The show is hitting Adelaide’s ice this June 10-13 with selected showtimes. Each show is set to run for 1 hour and 40 minutes with tickets ranging from $32 to $115.
Visit the website for tickets.
Gutsy, Kangaroo Island | 11-12 June
A brand new foodie event celebrating the determination and brilliance of food producers is coming to Kangaroo Island. Celebrate the island with bottomless bubbles and a seafood brunch overlooking the Bay of Shoals, a beautiful five-course degustation paired with never-seen-before museum stock at Halse Cape Wines, and a Winter Whisky Feast at Kangaroo Island Spirits celebrating the first whisky barrel seasoning. The event is paying tribute to Islanders who defy the odds to bring us the very best food and wine produce.
The official program and tickets are now on sale and available here.
Sunny Hill Distillery Long Weekend | 11-13 June
Put on your best winter outfit and head out to Sunny Hill Distillery this June long weekend. Sit back and relax with a weekend full of live music and food. Take your pick from a range of handcrafted colourful cocktails, treats from local brews and regional wines paired with the amazing views of Sunny Hill Distillery.
For more information on the event head here.