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.
One of the world’s biggest cult sensations, The Book of Mormon musical, is now playing in Adelaide at the Festival Theatre. The Book of Mormon is a winner of nine Tony Awards for Best Musical, The Grammy’s for Best Musical Theatre album and four Oliver Award for Best New Musical. The production has been performed on three continents and has smashed box office records in New York, London, Melbourne, Sydney and cities across the U.S. Don’t miss this outstanding performance. Read our review of it here.
Barossa Winery Seppeltsfield has made Bonjour Barossa a highly anticipated staple of the yearly roster of festivals. This July, the iconic Seppeltsfield Village will be transformed into a unique festival, featuring SA’s most tastebud-tingling French-inspired delicacies, with a number of Local SA artisans attending the event. And of course, enjoy Seppeltsfiled wine and champagne by Billiecart. The festival will also present a number of masterclasses and child-friendly play zone will also be available to families looking to bring the little ones, with face painting, cupcake decorating and puppet shows. Tickets are $20, including an etched Bonjour Barossa souvenir wine glass you can keep and children enter for $10. It is recommended to pre-purchase tickets here.
A take on their award-winning annual March Event, Cellar Door Fest brings to you the all-new Winter Edit, bringing wineries to the Adelaide CBD. From 19 – 20 July, enjoy two days of sampling a handpicked selection of South Australian producers showcasing the best vintages, food and spirits at the Adelaide Convention Centre. There will be live music, complimentary tastings and mouth-watering delights. For more information visit their website.
After a huge debut last year, Sconefest is returning in 2019 as part of Umbrella Winter City Sounds Festival. Taking place on July 21, the Emma Knights Production festival is described as a nostalgic community event. It’s in the mixture of scones and music by South Australian local artists who are in the process of breaking out.
The Skating At Festival is heading back to Victoria Square this winter, from 28 June to 21 July. The pop-up ice skating rink festival made its debut in Adelaide last year, and had great reviews. Not only does the festival bring to you a world-class skating rink, but a festival filled with fabulous food, delicious drinks and entertainment. Only in town for a limited time! A winter activity you are going to want to get all friends to. Secure your tickets here.
Winter Wonderland will also be retuning to Moseley Square this winter season, after a massive turn out last year. From 28 June – 22 July, you will be able to go ice skating, whilst viewing the picturesque view of the sky and ocean at Glenelg. There will also be a 25m toboggan ice slide for the children to enjoy.
The team behind Cheese-A-Holics, the little cheese shop formerly in Plant 4 Bowdon, are ushering in another season of cheese and wine appreciation with the return of Cheese-A-Holic Festival this July 21. The festival which was previously held at Plant 4 Bowden will take place in the much larger Morphettville Racecourse, a more spacious space to host samples of cheese from Australia and around the globe.
AVCON is back for 2019. AVCON brings the best of anime and video gaming to Australia. The event has been held annually in July since 2002 and is managed by a dedicated team through the not-for-profit organization Team AVCon Incorporated. As well as a focus on allowing local, interstate and international traders and artists to display their works and wares, AVCON hosts many additional attractions. Among these include independent video game developer spaces, cosplay competitions, along with guests, panels and workshops on these and related areas of interest to our attendees.
With almost twice the BBQ vendors and well over double the menu items than last year, the 2019 Beer & BBQ Festival BBQ line-up is sure to satisfy. Over 80 brewers and cider makers will have their wares on show over the three day festival, making BBFa weekend no beer lover will want to miss. This year the BBF team are undertaking to eliminate single use food containers from all dishes where possible also.
From the 26 – 28 July enjoy and experience the warmth of Adelaide Hills, with the open fires, red wine and rustic fare. Celebrate throughout the day and night as the Adelaide Hill’s wineries and the most iconic venues host up to 50 events. There are many packages and wineries to visit, you may find yourself lost for choice! Whether you are after cosy long lunches, fireside feasts, a drink at a winery with friends or family, Winter Reds has got you covered this July. General entry to Winter Reds is free of cost. But we suggest you book in for package deal with one of the hosting wineries for ultimate experience. Visit the website for more details.
Aaaaand just because Adelaide is always chock full of great events, here are a few other ideas for July:
6 July is national fried chicken day – and to celebrate, Nugg Lyf is offering ALL YOU CAN EAT nuggs for the entire day. Bookings are essential and spots are limited so get in quick. $35 Per Person for a one hour sitting.
If you love supporting local SA designers, artisans + small businesses, Gathered Design Market is for you. Acoustic entertainment, creative workshops, delicious food and drink will be on offer, amongst beautifully styled spaces showcasing homewares, candles, flowers, jewellery, kids, art, clothing, garden, skincare and personalised gifts. Takes place 13 to 14 July from 10am to 3pm at the Queens Theatre. $2 entry.
Jurassic Creatures brings all the wonder and excitement of the prehistoric world of dinosaurs back and into Adelaide for the first time ever. The exhibition features 30+ dinosaurs, plus plenty of activities, including dinosaur 3D Jig-saw Land, fossil displays, dinosaur inflatable activity lands, dinosaur eggs to have photos taken in, walking dinosaurs and so much more. General Admission tickets are $28.50. Head over here for more info.
If you’re looking for something for your 10-17 year olds to do this July, there’s a Retro Rave happening as party of Umbrella Winter City Sounds! This multi-media party combines DJs over 2 areas, video, installations and performance to bring you an interactive, crazy space for you to party in. Tickets are $23pp and more info can be found here.
The National Wine Centre’s executive chef Steven Clark, along with head sommelier James Boden, will indulge your senses with impeccably match food and wine varietals inspired by one of the most celebrated food and wine regions of the world at this Bastille Day brunch. All inclusive tickets are $85pp and you can get yours here. For more info about what’s on the menu, check out our article.
Every Wednesday until the 17th of July from 12:30pm, hearty soups will be on offer at the Tasting Room’s pop up soup kitchen, cooked, and served from some of the city’s favourite chefs. Chefs for July include Sharon Romeo & David Swain (Fino at Seppeltsfield), Duncan Welgemoed (Africola), and Toby Gush (Chianti).
It’s not too late to get your tickets to acclaimed Australian magician and illusionist, Cosentino’s, show ‘Anything is Possible’! We’re expecting death-defying escapes and the mind boggling stage illusions. Head to livenation.com.au for more info on tickets.
Arthur Miller’s classic exploration of family and honour in 1950s Brooklyn comes roaring onto the Adelaide stage with the State Theatre Company’s production of A View From The Bridge. Tickets here.