At a loss for what to do in July? Not to worry Adelaide, we’ve got you covered with things to do all throughout the middle of winter.
March 29 – 29 July – Colours Of Impressionism Exhibition
July is the last month to get a taste of Paris here in Adelaide! More than 65 Impressionist masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris are featuring in the Art Gallery of South Australia. Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay follows the evolution of Impressionism with works of Monet, Renoir, Manet, Morisot, Pissarro and Cézanne, amongst many others. One of the most renowned exhibitions to ever come to Adelaide, it’s not one to be missed. Buy your tickets here.
May 31 – July 8 – The Great Moscow Circus in Adelaide
The legendary Great Moscow Circus returns to Adelaide for the first time in five years across, Glenelg, Port Adelaide and Elizabeth. This season features a line-up of 25 artists from Russia, the Ukraine, Belarus, Colombia, Brazil, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. Excite up your winter and go witness their Extreme Wheel of Death, the motorcycle Cage Riders, breathtaking Hire Wire Walkers and Australia’s top trial BMX riders The Flair Riders.
June 6 – 25 July – Harvest Moon Winter Banquet Series
Pink Moon Saloon presents us with Harvest Moon a series of banquets held every Wednesday. These are the perfect weekly winter warming banquets to cure our hump days. The banquets showcase the best of South Australian produce and some of Australia’s finest young wine producers. For two months chefs, Matt Standen and Angus Love will take on a broad theme to fill the table and warm the soul, complimented by wine from respected producers close to our heart. This is an intimate experience where good food, wine, and people come together organically and communally to face winter head on.
June 29 – 22 July – Skating At Victoria Park
Have you ever wished for a white Christmas here in SA? Or wanted to recreate that scene in Elf where Buddy is skating in NYC but you’re in Adelaide? Well, this might be the closest thing to those dreams! Skatingat Festival is bringing us a white Christmas dream in July, by bringing us an ice skating rink in Victoria Square. With slides, runaways and a blow-up castle, this is ought to be epic fun.
July 1 – Hotel Richmond Winter Wedding Expo
The Hotel Richmond is hosting their second Wedding Expo. With the great amount of interest they received for their last one they will be opening their doors again to all with selected suppliers showing their wares.
July 1 – Wizardy High Tea
If you were lucky enough to get your hands onto these tickets which sold like hot cakes, then you will be heading to this absolutely are and magical Harry Potter themed High Tea at the Stamford. With a Butter Beer Cocktail on arrival and a visit from their master wizard balloon artist, you will feel like a Hogwarts student.
1- 22 July – Winter Wonderland
Mosley Square in Glenelg will transform itself into a Winter Wonderland fit with an ice rink spanning 450 square metres. Skaters can enjoy 1 hour sessions between 10am and 8pm Sunday to Thursday and additional 8.30pm sessions on Friday and Saturday nights.
July is a celebration of everything Italian at the Edinburgh Cellars! To kick off the month in the best way possible, we have teamed up with Adelaide’s own Negroni Guru – Mark Reginato (Connect Vines, Hellbound, Man of Spirit), with our first ever Negroni Masterclass. Guests will have the opportunity to taste a variety of Negronis, with a large emphasis on the way that bitters, amaro and vermouth play a role in shaping the cocktail stylistically and have the chance to taste some of the individual elements to greater understand their complexity and nuanced character. Reggie will be showcasing multiple Negronis on the evening, from the classic to some inspired twists, including his All-Australian Negroni made from Applewood Gin, Okar Amaro and Maidenii Vermouth as a take home bottled gift! For more info on tickets click here.
6 July – Live At The Atrium
If you’re looking for a city spot to unwind, relax, indulge and celebrate the week that was, then look no further than Live at The Atrium, once it launches at the start of July. With a timeless bar ambience as well as the signature comforts of a hotel bar, Friday’s are looking rather promising. And with $8 espresso martinis, wine and beers from $8 as well as Gin and Tonic from $8, it only gets better. (And did we mention the complimentary fries at 6pm?!)
6 July – FINO Fridays Pie July
FINO would like to welcome you to Seppeltsfield every Friday evening this winter with provincial one-pot-wonders and free corkage*! Take your best friend, your best tales and pull out that sleeper wine from the cellar – you know the one – they’ll open, decant and serve it free of charge and even critique it too… if you’re into that sort of thing! Their July dish is the favourite Shiraz Pie! $50 p/p includes sourdough + shared entree + shiraz pie + dessert + free corkage*. Find out more here.
6 July – Fashion First at Hotel Richmond
Fashion First is held at the Hotel Richmond in selected months each year to help promote local established, new and up and coming designers. They work in conjunction with local modelling agencies, makeup artists, hair stylists, photographers to bring the night together for the designers.
6 July – Wintercrawl
If you’re missing that onslaught of pub craws at the beginning of the uni year then Wintercrawl has got your back! The Wintercrawl is not your average pub crawl because it doubles as a city-wide scavenger hunt. Get your tickets to Adelaide’s biggest mid-year pub crawl here.
6 – 22 July – Winterfest
Warm up your Winter at the Port with Winterfest. This year is bigger, better and cooler, and importantly, FREE. In the historic Hart’s Mill you’ll find an ice-skating rink, winter markets, workshops, food trucks and live shows.
6 – 8 July – Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival
Returning to Adelaide, The Beer and BBQ Festival is bringing around 70 Aussie heroes and internationally renowned brewers, cider makers and BBQ bosses. Get your tickets now from their event.
6 – 12 July – Once Upon a Time: The Sleeping Beauty
Once Upon a Time: The Sleeping Beauty is a magical experience. Enjoy this one-hour version of The Sleeping Beauty, performed to live music. This show is exclusive to Adelaide this season, so you won’t want to miss it.
6 July – Yalumba Wine Up
Wind up the week with Friday night drinks in the Wine Bar at the Kensi with Yalumba. Talk to people in the know and taste an amazing selection of wines, accompanied with delicious nibbles. Make the most of a chance to purchase wine on the night at greatly reduced prices. Entry is free of charge.
7 July – The Adelaide Winter Soiree
This is your chance to feel timeless sophistication and luxury like no other. Hosted at the Pullman you can witness charming views of Adelaide and walk down the white carpet. You can enjoy drinks, food, photos and special performances by DJs Austen Winwood, Rare and Swoon. Most importantly a charity raffle will be held on the night to raise funds for the make-a-wish foundation.
8 July – Bonjour Barossa
A Barossa winery tour with friends to warm the cockles of your heart in Winter. Sound dreamy? How about adding some of South Australia’s best French artisan breads, chocolate, macarons, crepes and croissants to go with your glass of Shiraz – now that’s deserving of a “hon hon hon” in your best French accent! Get ready to don your beret and striped jumper, Bonjour Barossa, Seppeltsfield’s French Festival, is returning on Sunday 8th July. $15pp. For more info click here.
8 – 21 July – Adelaide Dance Festival
Established by Adelaide’s Australian Dance Theatre, Adelaide Dance Festival will be debuting this July. The Festival showcases some of Australia’s best dance companies and independent artists. The program includes world-class performances, workshops, installations, talks and masterclasses. The all-inclusive festival puts nobody in the corner. You can watch shows and also dance from beginner to expert levels. Some of the stellar performances and events include; The Australian Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty, Limosani Projekts & Al Seed Productions’ The Spinners, Australian Dance Theatre’sThe Beginning of Nature, Freestyle Session breaking competition and Panpapanpalya Joint Dance Congress.
Perks Business Boost Awards are all about providing support for young Australian entrepreneurs and business owners. This year, the award entries open at 8am on the 9th of July, so if you are a young entrepreneur or small business owner, ensure you register your interest before the entries close!
Fellow Adelaidean and Queen of the ‘Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ jungle, Fiona O’Loughin will be returning to SA for a stand-up show! Fiona, one of the most in-demand comedians in Australia.is a veteran of the Australian Entertainment Industry and has a massive following both here and overseas. Her real, honest, touching, tearful and hilarious take on life can be witnessed at the Woodcroft Hotel in Reynella this July! It is a must see.
12 – 15 July – Adelaide Festival of Ideas
Over three days in July, a series of thought-provoking speakers come to Adelaide from around Australia and the world and mix them in exciting ways: scientists of all kinds, policy wonks, philosophers, social and environmental activists, journalists, former politicians, historians, architects, economists, educationalists, theologians and diverse futurists. Though there are a handful of ticketed sessions, the overwhelming majority of sessions are free admission so that the audience attends as citizens rather than customers. Speakers and the public come together to address a rich combination of blue-sky thinking and the urgent issues of our times. Global in context, national in ambit and local in temperament, the Adelaide Festival of Ideas is both platform and incubator for an active, informed and inquiring citizenry.
You can witness P!nk’s unique and dynamic live performance here in Adelaide at our Entertainment Centre! After her Truth About Love Tour in 2013, she is back and we are so ready to see her acrobatic self-swing from heights whilst singing again!
To kick off Umbrella: Winter Sound’s Festival, they are throwing an exciting street party on 13th July, right in the heart of the city. This free, all ages event will be hosted on Bank St, and will include appearances from DJ’s as well as plenty of food, drinks, booze and plenty of street dancing. Oh and fancy a haircut? There’ll be a barber giving free haircuts the whole night! Don’t miss this one-night only event!
13 – 29 July – Umbrella Winter City Sounds Festival
Presented by Music SA and Adelaide Fringe, the Umbrella Winter City Sounds Festival is ought to be epic! The festival offers an exciting smorgasbord of curated live music projects and other performances across the Adelaide CBD and surrounding suburbs to warm-up and illuminates the colder weeks. Some of their events include Scouted, Brews and Tunes at the Pony and Basementality.
13 – 14 July – Bastille Day at The Market
You can celebrate French culture over two days at the Adelaide Central Market. Enjoy a full Parisian experience with a six-course French menu designed and cooked by Poh Ling Yeow from Jamface. The market will be buzzing with live music by Louise Blackwell and the French set, Croquembouche demonstrations by Le Cordon Bleu, a champagne bar by Bicchiere Bar, live broadcast of the Tour de France and cupcake workshops and balloon giveaways for Les petits! Make sure that as you weave through our market that you grab yourself rillettes and terrines from Les Deux Coqs, baguettes and croissants from Dough, Saucisson from Barossa Fine Foods or some smelly cheese from the Smelly Cheese Shop!
14 July – Bastille Day Dinner at The Lane Vineyard
You can enjoy a French-inspired four-course menu by ‘le chef’ James Brinklow and wines from The Lane’s imported wine cellar such as ones from Burgundy and the Northern Rhone.
Run by the Jungle Collective, stocking all your Indoor Plant favourites including as many rare plants as possible source for you. This sale will have a strong focus on Foliage, making it different from the last one.
15 and 29 July – Gilles@The Grounds
One of Adelaide’s favourite and most popular markets are taking on the Adelaide Showground. The famous Gilles Street Markets will be held at the Adelaide Showgrounds on July 15 and 29. Go along to see some gorgeous fashion and design pieces as well as some great food!
16 July – The Creative Design Market
With over 50 stalls, music playing and free yoga, this market is one that cannot be missed. So grab some friends and head down to this Creative Design Market on July 15, 10-4pm at Plant 4, Bowden.
AVCon is Adelaide’s premiere premiere Anime & Video Games Festival. Held annually every July at the Adelaide Convention Centre, AVCon fulfills the requirements of the Australian gaming and anime community for an epic festival.
20 July – Spin Off Festival
This is the ultimate Splendour Side Show being held at The Wayville Showgrounds. Tickets have now sold out, it’s going to be a big festival with this huge lineup:
The Smith Street Band
The Jungle Giants
20 – 24 – Hybrid World
The ultimate technology and entertainment event with something for everyone. Whether you’re tech savvy or not, Hybrid World gives you a glimpse of the future technology and what we can expect. For the interactive event it’s running on the 21-22 and free. If you’d like to attend the Tech-Conference, it runs on the 23-24 and you will need to buy tickets.
22 July – Sip & Sounds
Escape to the National Wine Centre for an indulgent day of wine, food and music! Unwind to the melodic tunes of Adelaide’s finest acoustic musicians, while sipping on wines from some of Australia’s most esteemed wineries and boutique labels or enjoy a drink from a stellar line-up of local craft breweries and distilleries, and be reminded why South Australia is setting the scene for award-winning talent in the craft space. Fresh, seasonal produce sourced from local producers and artisans will be at the heart of the food offering, with delicious dishes prepared by the National Wine Centre’s acclaimed chefs.
Sip & Sounds will be held as part of the 2018 Umbrella Winter City Sounds festival being held from July 13-29. For more information and to book your tickets, visit wineaustralia.com.au.
22 July – Cheese-A-Holics Cheese Festival
Held at Plant 4, Bowden, you can enjoy the most scrumptious cheeses from across Australia and around the world and celebrate. You can sample delicious cheeses and accompany it with some of our fine local sparklings and more! Not only is food on offer but live music from DJ Ryley and opportunities to attend master classes by Lauretta Whittaker from Cheese-A-Holics or Antonio from Bottega Rotolo.
22 July – SconeFest
Enjoy a jam with scones and cream! Part of the Umbrella Winter City Sounds Program and held at the Estonian Hall, The Scone Fest is a free event which celebrates original music written by local artists of all ages. Over some delicious scones, the festival is a nostalgic journey through music and past-times, concluding with a large community jam session! So bring along your instrument or voice!
A night of French grandeur at 2KW with food, wine and cycling; in particular in the Tour de France. Join them as they take a Tour of France showcasing the many regions of a country renowned for its culinary expertise. The night will be a progressive, interactive dinner that culminates in guests watching one of the most gruelling mountain stages ever in the Tour de France. Tickets are expected to sell faster than Stuart O’Grady on a downhill section of the French Alps. Tickets are $160pp. Buy yours here.
27 – 28 July – Enlighten Adelaide Festival
Celebrate wellness, relaxation and the all-important self-care at the 9th Enlighten Adelaide Festival. Uniting local businesses and the community, the festival kicks off on July 28 and July 29 in the heart of the CBD at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
27 – 29 July – Winter Reds
There are so many different wineries involved this year, check out the detailed guide here. To name a few favourites, Bird In Hand, The Lane Vineyard, Nepenthe Wines and Pike & Joyce will be bustling with food and wine all weekend.
28 July – Katy Perry’s WITNESS: The Tour
Katy fans can rejoice, as Katy Perry is back since her Prismatic tour in 2014. This worldwide star will be gracing our city and singing songs from her latest album ‘WITNESS’ such as ‘Swish Swish’ or ‘Bon Appetit’ at The Adelaide Entertainment Centre.
Situated at the spiritual home of Penfolds, Magill Estate Restaurant combines modern architectural style with the natural attributes of its Adelaide foothills location. Here stunning views, contemporary food, and exemplary service are complemented by a cellar boasting the finest collection of wines to complete one of Australia’s finest food and wine experiences. Hosted by Penfolds Ambassador Zoe Warrington and Adelaide Central Market’s Mushroom Man Marco Marinelli Tickets: $170 pp (Five Course Truffle Tasting Menu) Bookings Essential.
28 July – 3rd Annual FoodBank Disco Ball
To raise money for Foodbank Adl a disco is being held at Adelaide’s Royal Adelaide Golf Club. You can live your disco dreams by dressing up in costume and listen to disco tunes from the 70s through to the naughties! Matt Birse, one of Australia’s best Elvis impersonators, will be performing as Elvis on the night. There are also chances to win prizes including Penfolds Grange, a round for 4 at Royal Adelaide Golf Course, $500 cash and much much more! Buy tickets here.
July 31 – August 4 – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
The National Theatre of Great Britain’s acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will be coming to Adelaide. Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, this productions has won 5 Tony Awards and 7 Olivier Awards. The play revolves around the detective work of an extraordinary fifteen-year-old named Christopher Boone who seeks to identify the culprit who murdered his neighbour’s dog. You can see this at The Adelaide Entertainment Centre this very late July!