Forget hiding away this Winter. Adelaide has turned it up a notch in July and you won’t be disappointed! With the cool weather kicking in don’t let it be an excuse for you to miss out on some of the best events of the year. With cellar doors opening for Winter Reds, Bonjour Barossa in full swing, wine tastings coming out of your ears and the return of Alpine Winter Village, what’s not to love (apart from the ice-skating bruises)?
Get around these incredible events Adelaidians…
1-9 July, Matilda The Musical High Tea. Matilda The Musical is coming to Adelaide and Stamford Plaza Adelaide have put together a special high tea menu for the young at heart. Treat yourself to an array of Matilda themed sweet and savoury delights before you see the show. Book now as it’s for a limited time only!
Sunday 2 July, Cellar Door Sessions w/ Hither & Yon and The Porch Sessions. Unplugged live music in a candlelit cellar door, 30 minutes south of Adelaide. Red wine, wood oven pizza, an open fire and damn good company. For a bunch of Sunday’s over the colder months, they transform Hither & Yon’s Cellar Door and fill it with travelling musicians from across the country, stopping by in this humble town to sing songs, tell stories and have a wine or seven. Book tickets here.
Monday 3 July, Business SA SAYES applications close. SAYES is a government funded 12-month program designed to assist young South Australians aged 18-35 years to turn their business concept into a reality or focus on creating a sustainable business model for a newly established business. By participating in mentoring sessions and workshop presentations SAYES participants gain an understanding of business fundamentals and develop the confidence to implement their business idea. At the completion of the program, participants will leave armed with a comprehensive, fully-formed business plan, ready to successfully launch or establish their business.
The key to the success of this program is the ongoing support from experienced mentors and industry leaders who present comprehensive workshops, providing participants with all the essentials to launch and run a successful business. Cost: $990 including GST per person. Payment options are available.
Tuesday 4 July, Masterclass | Cigars & Whisky. A cigar & whisky masterclass made for people wanting to expand their knowledge or just cigar lovers. Complemented by some of the finest whisky. Cigar Tasting Plate: Coming Soon! Whisky Tasting Plate: Bruichladdich Single Malt, Octomore 7.1 & 7.3, Port Charlotte Heavily Peated. Ticket Cost: $75 – Bookings Essential – Tickets Are Limited. Email ([email protected]) or call (08) 8410 7088.
Saturday 7 July – 19 August, The Lodge Winter Pop-Up Bar launches. The historic entrance hall of Adelaide Casino is being transformed into a cosy winter wonderland. The pop-up bar will be open from Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm-1am serving up winter warmer cocktails, good tunes and a relaxed atmosphere.
Saturday 7 July, Fashion First at Hotel Richmond. Fashion First is being held at the Hotel Richmond in support of local, emerging and talented designers. The suppliers for Fashion First are FTM Model Management Inglot Cosmetics Australia and Blow! It’s A Hair thing… providing the best models, styles and looks!
Sunday 9 July, Bonjour Barossa. Seppeltsfield Estate invites lovers of all things French to “Bonjour Barossa” – a boutique and market-style French food, wine & cultural celebration including ‘French foodie’ indulgences such as patisserie (pastries & desserts), boulangerie (breads & baked goods) and charcuterie (cured and smoked meats) along with other favourites of beef bourguignon, oysters, cheese, crepes and ice-cream. Book tickets here.
Tuesday 11 July, Coriole Wine Tasting at Electra House. Coriole was founded by Hugh and Molly Lloyd in 1967. The Estate is still owned by the Lloyd family and is now managed by Mark and Paul Lloyd. Shiraz is the great tradition of McLaren Vale going back over 150 years, and is the major variety planted on the estate. Coriole was founded in 1967 and the first wine released was the 1970 Claret (Shiraz). Coriole has been an Australian pioneer of Sangiovese and Italian varieties since 1985. Coriole will be tasting: Chenin Blanc, Fiano, Sangiovese, Barbera, Nero D’Avola, ‘The Dancing Fig’ GSM. Free Admission.
Friday 14 July, Bastille Day Dinner at Madame Hanoi. Enjoy five courses of delicious French cuisine with a Vietnamese twist plus live entertainment throughout the night at Madame Hanoi to celebrate Bastille Day. Book tickets here.
14-23 July, Winterfest. is back, pull out your woollies and prepare for a week of winter warming wonder at the ‘Our Port Winterfest’. Port Adelaide is host to its very own ice-skating rink, winter markets, live music, kid’s activities, shows, workshops and more delicious winter food and drink than you can poke a stick at! So pop on some skates and go for a whirl around the waterfront ice rink; there’s bound to be endless amounts of laughter. Then snuggle up by the fires, sipping mulled wine and listening to jazz and blues tunes while the kids are entertained by one of the many shows or activity sessions. Free Admission.
14-30 July, Umbrella Winter City Sounds. A live music festival presented by Music SA is back for July 2017!! Umbrella will be held from 14th to the 30th of July, offering an exciting smorgasbord of curated live music projects and other performances across the Adelaide CBD and surrounds to warm and illuminate the colder weeks.
Saturday 15 July, Christmas in July /w The Flaming Sambucas. Join the Hotel Grand Chancellor this year for another fabulous Christmas in July event with preformances by Flaming Sambucas and an exquisite 3-course menu and beverage package. Book tickets here.
Wednesday 19 July, A Taste of Kangaroo Island – Degustation at the InterContinental. Tantalise your tastebuds with our Taste of Kangaroo Island Degustation this July in Riverside Restaurant. Indulge your gourmet cravings at Riverside Restaurant and enjoy a carefully crafted degustation combining the freshest seasonal flavours and local Kangaroos Island produce perfectly matched with Kangaroo Island beverages. Book here.
Saturday 22 July, Christmas in July at Adelaide Zoo. Celebrate Christmas in July with a Black Tie Winter Wonderland at Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo. Be indulged by a gorgeous locally sourced menu, including 2 canapès on arrival, 3-course meal with alternate drop main, as well as a 5-hour beverage package. Get ready for a magical night of food, fun and all night entertainment by the amazing sounds of The Cast band. Call 8230 1313 to book now.
Sunday 23 July, Holdfast to Haven 30km Coastal Run.The annual “Hills to Henley” event has a new look this year with a 30KM coastal run from Brighton to North Haven. Course Details are still being finalised for this fresh new event. But SARRC will endeavour to get this information out as soon as possible.Get involved.
Sunday 23 July, CheeseFest at Plant4 Bowden. Are you a cheese-a-holic too? If so, head down to Plant 4, Bowden to celebrate the most scrumptious cheeses from across Australia and around the world. Come and sample the delicious offerings from over 25 cheese producers and wholesalers of artisan cheese, together with sampling of the best wine, gin and condiments. Buy tickets here.
Tuesday 25 July, 2KW Whisky Dinner Series – Distillers Edition. The second instalment in their whisky series, showcases 5 distilleries ‘distillers editions’. This dinner is designed to highlight the varying characters of whisky and show how it can be matched with a multitude of different foods. Matching for the evening are: GLENKINCHIE (Al Malto D’orzo whiskey cheese, mustard fruits), CAOL ILA (Roast pork belly, brussels sprouts, chestnuts, apple and rosemary mustardo), OBAN (Whole baked Snapper, sitr-fry mushrooms, cheong fun noodles), DALWHINNIE (Smoked maple Ice cream and banana bread sandwich, banana caramel, pecans), CRAGGANMORE (flavor lead expression). Tickets available here.
Wednesday 26 July, Little Mix | The Glory Days Tour 2017. The world’s biggest girl group, LITTLE MIX, are thrilled to announce that they’re bringing their brand new arena tour to Australia in July of next year – The Glory Days Tour 2017. Get tickets here.
Wednesday 26 July, Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase 2017 – Top of the Arkaba. The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will be returning for the fifth year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the 2017 Festival right to your doorstep at the Arkaba Hotel, Adelaide. Recommended for mature audiences 15 years and over. May contain coarse language and adult themes. Tickets available here.
Thursday 27 July, Adelaide Hills Beer & Cider Showcase at InterContinental Hotel. Let the Adelaide Hills delight and dazzle you in The Atrium Lounge on Thursday 27th July with a taste of their exquisite beer and cider range, with our Adelaide Hills Beer and Cider Showcase. Featuring Prancing Pony Brewery and Lobo Cider. Which means you will get to taste the best beer in the world the Prancing Pony Indian Red Ale! This 5 part showcase will highlight the best of what local brewers have to offer, while perfectly pairing each drink with a decadent tasting of small plates created by talented in-house chefs. To make a reservation please contact our reservation team on +61 8 8238 2400 or via res[email protected].
Thursday 27 July, RL GRIME | Adelaide. In addition to his forthcoming Splendour In The Grass performance, BBE is excited to announce the highly anticipated return of one Australia’s favourite international artists, RL Grime. Hitting Auckland, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne in July 2017, this will be RL Grime’s first headline tour of the region since April 2015, and his largest to date. This show is strictly 18+ Get tickets here.
Friday 28 July, Pinot in the Dark at Mount Lofty House. Calling all Pinot lovers – discover the provenance of eight consecutive vintages of single vineyard, estate grown Pinot Noir matched to a four course dinner of South Australian produce around the log fire. Bookings essential, places limited $145.00 per person includes dinner and wine. To secure tickets call 08 8389 8339.
Friday 28 July, Beer & BBQ Festival. Over three days and four sessions in the historic Brick Cattle Pavilion and lawns at the Adelaide Showground, the Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival is South Australia’s biggest beer, cider & BBQ party. We will be showcasing the best of South Australian, Australian and International Beer & Cider with over 50 exhibitors along with some of South Australia’s best restaurants and chef’s cooking up a BBQ storm with some very special interstate and international BBQers. Live music Friday & Saturday nights on the main stage and DJs all weekend in the beer hall. 18+. Grab some tickets.
28-29 July Winter Reds Festival Weekend. Shrug off your jacket. Shake your scarf free. Close the door against the icy wind. Be tempted by more than 30 wineries offering sumptuous events day and night this July. Fire up your winter soul in the Adelaide Hills, with a glass of red wine. The Winter Reds Weekend boasts an array of different wineries and gourmet food companies. There is something for everyone to enjoy at this weekend event, so if this sounds like your glass of Wine checkout the Winter Reds website which provides ticket links.
Saturday 29 July, The Feast of Valhalla at Glen Ewin Estate. What to expect… Think Viking Heaven. No table manners needed! This is the ‘Ultimate Winter Feast’! The Feast will be exactly that, a feast! Your table will be lined with delicious morsels everything from spit roast, vegetables to all the cheeses. Of course, you will have a series of winter reds and some treats from Applewood Distillery as well. The best part of all, NO CUTLERY. Get in touch with your food! 18+ Event: Please Bring ID on the night. Tickets available here.
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