Gather Round

All the best official and unofficial Gather Round events in Adelaide and South Australia

Looking to get the most out this tremendous city during Gather Round? Here is your guide to what’s on around Adelaide.

As the Gather Round steams into town, Adelaide is gearing up for a fantastic four-day extravaganza of food, drinks, entertainment, and of course football!

From the 4th to the 7th of April, Adelaide Oval, Norwood Oval, and the Adelaide Hills will be the centrepieces of all the action, hosting exciting matches and delivering a premium fan experience.

All over the state, there is an extensive array of events happening in the lead-up to and during the Gather Round. From street parties and wine tastings to music festivals and training sessions, we have broken down what’s on each day, so you are never short of activities!

Tuesday, April 2nd


Gather Round Spectacular – Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Join host Eddie McGuire and a lineup of the biggest names in AFL for an epic celebration of the game, as the Gather Round returns to South Australia for a massive four-day festival of footy.

AFL royalty will take the big stage at the Entertainment Centre. Join young guns of the game along with Channel 9 footy favourites Billy Brownless, Nathan Brown, Tony “TJ” Jones, Kane Cornes and Jimmy Bartel for a night not to be missed.

The biggest show in town will kick off with a special live performance from multi-award-winning Aussie superstar Delta Goodrem.

What: Gather Round Spectacular
Where: 98 Port Road, Hindmarsh, Adelaide, South Australia, 5007
When: Tuesday, April 2nd
Cost: Tickets from $35
For more information, click here

Wednesday, April 3rd


Connor Rozee and Zak Butters at The District

Port Fans! You’re invited to see Connor Rozee and Zak Butters LIVE at The District in Skycity!

Port Adelaide Captain Connor Rozee alongside fan favourite and genuine superstar Zak Butters are heading to The District for an up close and uncensored live show. This is your opportunity to meet and hear from the men themselves as Port hit their premiership window.

Being on the eve of Gather Round in Adelaide – this is sure to be a sell out, so get in quick!

What: Connor Rozee and Zak Butters LIVE at The District
Where: 125 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
When: Wednesday, April 3, 7pm – 10pm.
Cost: General Admission ($49)
Show entry & Photo Package – $99 (Includes Entry to the show & a selfie photo with Rozee and Butters.)
For further information, click here.

Outside of the City

Gather at Eden Hall 2024 – Eden Hall Winery

Is an afternoon of historic South Aussie wine tasting in order? Look no further than a prestigious day exploring boutique winery, Eden Hall.

Enjoy an exclusive Gather Round experience with included transport, a scenic vineyard tour hosted by Barossa 2018 Viticulturist of the Year, Dan Falkenberg, guided wine tasting, sustainability insights, and gourmet BBQ lunch.

This luxurious day is the perfect addition to your Gather Round weekend!

What: Gather at Eden Hall 2024
Where: 27 Boehms Springs Road, Flaxman Valley, Barossa, South Australia, 5235
When: Wednesday, April 3rd
For more information, click here

Thursday, April 4th

Outside of the City

Gin Clash: Seppeltsfield Road Distillers vs Seven Seasons Showdown

Get ready for a gin showdown like no other, when an ex-financial whiz and ex-Aussie rules football star, go head-to-head in the ultimate gin showdown in the Barossa.

For one exclusive afternoon, immerse yourself in a unique tasting experience as you taste Seppeltsfield Road Distillers’ world-famous gins as they go head-to-head against the world’s oldest new flavour spirits from Seven Seasons. Witness this epic clash for the ages, and shake some cocktails along the way.

Entry is free, but bookings are recommended!

What: Gin Clash: Seppeltsfield Road Distillers vs Seven Seasons Showdown
Where: 436 Seppeltsfield Road, Marananga, Barossa, South Australia, 5355
When: Thursday, April 4th
For more information, click here

Champions Lunch in Norwood

Relive some of the magic moments from one of the oldest rivalries in South Australian football, Norwood and Port Adelaide, at this year’s Champions Lunch!

Join FiveAA presenter, Tim Ginever and South Australian Sporting Legends, to take a step back in time, and reminisce on the grand final wins of the Norwood Football Club in 1984 and Port Adelaide Football Club in 1980.

Don’t miss this truly nostalgic journey that celebrates the triumphs of two iconic teams in the heart of the city at the Norwood Concert Hall.

What: Champions Lunch – Gather Round in Norwood
Where: 175 The Parade, entrance George St, Norwood SA 5067
When: Thursday, April 4th, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Cost: $180 per head for a 3-course meal and drinks package.
For more information, click here

Friday, April 5th


Showcase SA Gather Round Lunch

As the AFL buzz takes over and the State comes alive with Gather Round excitement – the Showcase SA Gather Round Lunch is shaping up to be the highlight of the business and sports calendar. This is your chance to forge meaningful connections within the business community while immersing yourself in the spirit of the 2024 AFL Gather Round. 

Hearing from legendary AFL players and experts including Billy Brownless, Andy Maher, Cameron Mooney, Kane Cornes on the panel and Mark Bickley as MC, this is not an event to be missed!

What: Showcase SA Gather Round Lunch
Where: The Grand Ballroom, Hilton Adelaide
When: Friday, April 5th, 11:00am – 2:30pm
Cost: Individual tickets $200 (+gst) or a Table of 10 for $2000 (+gst). The ticket price includes a 2-course lunch and beverage package. 
For more information, click here

Christian Petracca Adelaide Central Market Cooking Demonstration

Christian Petracca, star of the Melbourne Demons AFL team, will grace the Adelaide Central Market as a special guest during his visit to Adelaide for AFL Gather Round. On Friday (April 5), he’ll be showcasing his culinary skills with a live cooking demonstration. As the 2021 premiership winner and recipient of the Norm Smith Medal, Petracca has garnered a strong following for his cooking prowess on social media. He frequently delights fans with recipes inspired by his Italian heritage and dedication to fitness.

During the demonstration, Petracca will offer a glimpse into his personal life, sharing anecdotes about his upbringing in an Italian household where cooking was a cherished tradition passed down from his mother and Nonna. The recipe he’ll be preparing resonates with his love for comforting Italian classics, including favourites like cotolette and seafood linguini. This event promises to be a flavourful journey into Petracca’s culinary world, offering insights into the influences that shape his cooking style.

What: Christian Petracca Adelaide Central Market Cooking Demonstration
Where: Adelaide Central Market
When: Friday, April 5th from 3pm
Cost: Free 
For more information, click here

Gather with The Freak at The Caledonian

Rieslingfreak and The Caledonian are teaming up to bring footy fans an afternoon of pub hospitality and fantastic company!

This immersive Gather Round experience includes a five-course meal, perfectly paired with RieslingFreak wines. This experience is one day only, so book in now to secure your spot.

What: Gather with The Freak at The Caledonian
Where: 215 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, 5006
When: Friday, April 5th
Cost: $145 pp, including a 5-course lunch matched with RieslingFreak wines.
For more information, click here

Outside of the City

The Gathering at Sidewood

An evening of celebration is always in order, and Sidewood Estate is coming in hot with their one-day-only Gather Round event!

From 4 pm till late on Friday the 5th, groove to DJ beats on the dance floor, sip on award-winning wines and craft cider and indulge in a gourmet BBQ feast! This family-friendly event is turning up the energy to enjoy the laid-back festival vibes of the Gather Round.

Admission is free, so gather your friends & family for an evening of dancing and delicious wines & ciders!

What: The Gathering at Sidewood
Where: 6 River Road, Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, 5245
When: Friday, April 5th
For more information, click here

‘Gather Around Luncheon’

Join AFL icons Leigh Matthews and Malcolm Blight at The Kensi this Friday, April 5th, for the ‘Gather Around Luncheon’. Hosted by The Kensi and Norwood Football Club, this event offers AFL enthusiasts the unique opportunity to mingle with two celebrated football legends during a time when AFL dominates discussions statewide.

Between them, Matthews and Blight boast an impressive record: 662 games played, including 6 premierships; 825 games coached, with another 6 premierships; 1701 goals kicked; 11 Club Best and Fairest awards earned; and a remarkable 28 state representations.

Expect an afternoon filled with insights and entertainment, complemented by a delectable three-course menu and beverage package.

Gather Around Luncheon with Leigh Matthews & Malcolm Blight
Date: Friday April 5th
Time: 11:45am – 3:30pm
Location: 23 Regent St, Kensington SA 5068
Tickets: $175pp + bf
For more information, click here.

Saturday, April 6th


Lehmo and Titus’ Gather Round Extravaganza

Footy fanatics Lehmo and Titus O’Reily are coming to Adelaide to celebrate the Gather Round touching down in South Australia.

Set to be an evening of big laughs, comedians Lehmo and Titus are ready to share their insights and theories into the great game, whilst kicking back and having a laugh in Adelaide’s longest-running dedicated live music and stand-up comedy venue.

Find out why the Crows are Lehmo’s 2nd team and Power fans can thank Titus for Jack Watts and Jimmy Toumpas. Tickets are limited, so grab some before they sell out!

What: Lehmo and Titus’ Gather Round Extravaganza
Where: Rhino Room, 1/131 Pirie St, Adelaide SA 5000
When: Saturday, April 6th, 6 pm to 7 pm
Cost: General Admission from $38, Concession from $33
For more information, click here

Gathering at La Trattoria

Enjoy a sumptuous 3-course set menu for $80 on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April. Each meal begins with a complimentary first Peroni to toast the occasion. Savor beer and wine specials as you watch the action unfold on big TV screens. Plus, experience the thrill of being among footy royalty. A weekend of great food, sports, and company awaits.

Where: 346 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000
When: Saturday, April 6th, 12pm
For more information, click here

Outside of the City

Gather in the Hills – Hahndorf Footy Festival

Get ready to celebrate all things football at, Gather in the Hills – Hahndorf Footy Festival!

This free two-day open-access event is gearing up for Gather Round in the Adelaide Hills. Prepare for a unique blend of football, live entertainment and free family activities with a local twist. AFL match screenings, interactive installations and player appearances bring the Footy to the festival, while free arts and crafts activities will keep the family entertained for hours.

What: Hahndorf Footy Festival
Where: 64 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, 5245
When: Saturday, April 6th – Sunday, April 7th
For more information, click here

‘SNAGS & SIPS’ at Jacob’s Creek & Harvest Kitchen

Soak in the best of the Barossa and sit back and relax with a glass of delicious Jacob’s Creek wine or try a whiskey cocktail from the Jameson Bar pop-up this Gather Round. Paired together with a loaded Kransky snag from the team at Harvest Kitchen, escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and take in the sweeping views of vines and the magnificent Barossa landscape.

On Saturday and Sunday, the early afternoon footy matches will be shown on a TV screen located on the Jacob’s Creek terrace for visitors to watch and enjoy at their leisure.

What: ‘SNAGS & SIPS’ at Jacob’s Creek & Harvest Kitchen
Where: 2129 Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat, Barossa, South Australia, 5352
When: Saturday, April 6th to Sunday, April 7th
For more information, click here

Trent Cotchin & Jack Riewoldt Live at the Arkaba Hotel

Richmond legends Trent Cotchin, Jack Riewoldt, and Shane Edwards will head to the Arkaba Hotel this Gather Round! The three time Tigers champions will host an exclusive look into the players lives both on and off the field and stories to be only discussed behind closed doors.

What: Trent Cotchin & Jack Riewoldt Live at the Arkaba Hotel
Where: 150 Glen Osmond Road Fullarton, SA 5063
When: Saturday April 6th, from 12pm.
For more information, click here

Gary Ablett Jr Live at The Moseley

The term “legend” is often overused, but there’s no denying that Gary Ablett Junior stands out as one of the true legends in the 150-year history of footy.
Get ready to uncover never-before-heard stories about the Ablett dynasty, Geelong, the truth behind the move to Gold Coast, and gain insights into the current state of footy.

What: Gary Ablett Jr Live at The Moseley
Where: 11 Moseley Square Glenelg, SA 5045
When: Saturday April 6th, from 4pm
For more information, click here

Sunday, April 7th


Gather Live Concert

Adelaide Oval is ready to rock and roll when the blockbuster lineup of Jet and Baker Boy takes the stage on Sunday, April 7th!

Post-Round Four twilight match between Collingwood and Hawthorn, footy fans can see out the weekend with this concert located just outside Adelaide Oval. Kicking off at 7:30, what better way to celebrate a jam-packed weekend of sport, than by seeing these Aussie music icons live?

What: Gather Live
Where: War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, 5006
When: Sunday, April 7th, 7:30 pm
For more information, click here

Outside of the City

Norwood Food & Wine Festival and Temper Trap

To create the ultimate fusion of food, wine, entertainment and sport, the Gather Round is teaming up with the Norwood Food & Wine Festival to bring footy fans a fantastic day of the best South Australia has got to offer.

Returning for the first time since 2012, the Norwood Food & Wine Festival is making a vibrant comeback along The Parade, captivating the attention of both locals and visiting footy enthusiasts. And what better way to make a comeback than with Australian multi-ARIA award-winning indie rock band Temper Trap?

As part of the Gather Round, the band is set to start the party alongside local musicians. They will be taking the stage in the evening, so settle in for a day of food and drink, and finish it with phenomenal live music!

What: Norwood Food and Wine Festival
Where: The Parade, Norwood, Adelaide, South Australia, 5067
When: Sunday, April 7th, 11 am to 8 pm
For more information, click here

The Gather Round is the perfect time to explore the State, and with all this and more planned, you are sure to have an action packed weekend!

All Weekend Long


Macca’s Footy Festival at Elder Park

The 2024 Macca’s Footy Festival, situated at Elder Park, will take place from Thursday, April 4 to Sunday, April 7 as an integral component of the league’s Gather Round celebrations.

This four-day event promises a plethora of free activities and entertainment suitable for all ages. Attendees can enjoy offerings from some of South Australia’s finest local vendors, food trucks, and licensed bars. Additionally, the beloved 150-meter zip line over The River Torrens will make its anticipated return for another exhilarating year. There will also be a number of player appearances so be sure to pack a pen incase you snag autograph!

Sunrise will also be there from 5am Friday with plenty of giveaways and live entertainment!

What: Macca’s Footy Festival
Where: King William Rd, Adelaide SA 5000
When: Thursday, April 4th to Sunday, April 7th from 10am
For more information, click here

Home Base | Footy at Gilbert Place

The vibrant West End is gearing up to become your home base, this Gather Round! Gilbert Street natives, Hains & Co, Shotguns Willie’s, Memphis Slims, and High Spirits are coming together to host the ultimate footy fiesta. Catch all the action on the big screen, or soak in the atmosphere with live music and street parties.

What: Home Base | Footy at Gilbert Place
Where: 23 Gilbert Place, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
When: Thursday, April 4th to Sunday, April 7th
For more information, click here

Station Lane

SkyCity’s newest addition, Station Lane is the perfect venue for sports enthusiasts to come together and enjoy the Gather Round in style. Situated at Festival Plaza, just outside SkyCity Adelaide, the pop-up bar promises an unforgettable experience for AFL fans and casual visitors alike.

The space, designed in collaboration with Pirate Life Brewing, is the ultimate pre-, post, and during-game hangout spot. Station Lane offers convenience for AFL enthusiasts, located just a brief walk away from the renowned Adelaide Oval. With stocked bars, large-screen TVs broadcasting AFL games live, and DJ entertainment, Station Lane at SkyCity Adelaide is open on Fridays from noon until late, Saturdays from 4 pm until late, and two hours before and after AFL game days.

What: Station Lane Footy Bar
Where: North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5001
When: Fridays noon – Late 
Saturdays 4 pm – Late 
AFL Game Days 2 Hours pre & post-game
For more information, click here

The Pepsi Collective

This brand-new entertainment experience is the place to see, or be seen this Gather Round. This festival of footy offers premium food and beverages, and a rotating roster of entertainment, including John Course and Adelaide’s own DJ Minx. Australia’s best DJs will be on hand to entertain guests as they soak up all the fun with friends and take in the electric atmosphere of the Gather Round.

There will be access to lounges and bars overlooking Adelaide’s city skyline, plus a birds-eye view of the football from the seating bays, making the Pepsi Collective the best place to watch all the action throughout the weekend.

What: The Pepsi Collective
Where: War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide, Adelaide South Australia, 5006
When: Thursday, April 4th to Sunday, April 7th
For more information, click here

Gather for the Footy at the Strathmore Hotel

This Gather Round, the Strathmore is serving up $10 Imperials, lunch, dinner, and the perfect post-match late-night pizzas!

At a short eight-minute walk from the oval, the Strath is the perfect meeting place to start or finish a weekend of footy. Open 7 days a week, 11 am to 3 am!

What: Gather for the Footy at the Strathmore Hotel
Where: 129 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
When: Thursday, April 4th to Sunday, April 7th
For more information, click here

Outside of the City

Adelaide Airport

If you have or are about to touch down in Adelaide, you will have the opportunity to see the AFL trophy up close and personal! The cup will be available on Wednesday from 1pm until 4:30pm, Thursday from 7:30am until 9:30am and again on Sunday from 5pm until 7pm.
But that’s not all! AFL Max will be hosting a handball competition for anyone looking to showcase their skills.
There will also be two pop up bars, one at 100 Miles and one at Atura in the Atura Plaza, making it the perfect place to enjoy a bevvy either on your way into the town or on your way out. Atura will be streaming every match for free and a DJ will be spinning the deck from 1pm Saturday and Sunday.

What: Adelaide Airport
Where: Sir Richard Williams Ave, Adelaide Airport SA 5950
When: Wednesday, April 3rd to Sunday, April 8th
For more information, click here

SANFL Gather Round Footy Clinics

Do you have any budding footballers aged 5 – 12 in the family? What better time to get them involved in the sport than during the Gather Round?

From Wednesday, April 3rd until Monday, April 9th, rub shoulders with AFL and SANFL stars in a series of free clinics during Gather Round. Held around the state at every SANFL Club venue, clinics will include fun activities to develop skills, mini-games, meet-and-greet sessions with AFL players and autograph signings.

What: SANFL Gather Round Footy Clinics
Where: SANFL Club venues around the state, click here for more information about locations.
When: Wednesday, April 3rd to Monday, April 9th
For more information, click here

Big Shed’s Gather Round BBQ

Is a pre or post-match feed in order? Look no further than Big Shed’s Bottomless BBQ!

Get stuck into all the action this weekend, and get 2 hours of unlimited house-smoked meats, sides and salads and as many top-ups as you can handle, for $60! Feeling bold? Upgrade and pair your feast with a tasting paddle for $75 or a drinks package for $99!

Is this calling your name? Bookings are essential to secure your spot!

What: Big Shed’s Gather Round BBQ
Where: 1154 Old Port Road, Royal Park, SA, Australia, South Australia
When: Thursday, April 4th to Sunday, April 7th
For more information, click here

Gather Round at Brighton Metro

Find the best happy hour deals across Adelaide for a cheeky pint or two and watch AFL Live and Loud at the Brighton Metro with their Siren to Siren Package!

Enjoy a drinks package featuring bottomless house wines and selected tap beers and ciders from the first bounce to the final siren! Stick around for a casual dinner in Charlie’s dinner, keep the weekend of sport rolling in the sports bar, or head outside for drinks and nibbles in the beer garden.

Kitchen hours are 11 am to late, Monday to Sunday, and 10 am to late on Saturdays!

What: Gather Round at Brighton Metro
Where:  466 Brighton Rd, Brighton SA 5048
When: Thursday, April 4th to Sunday, April 7th
Cost: Siren to Siren Package $55 pp
For more information, click here

Gather Round Weekend @ Ambra

The Ambra team is thrilled to invite visitors from near and far to indulge in their new menu! Located in Thebarton, Ambra is conveniently accessible via a quick (and complimentary) tram journey from the end of Phillips St to Adelaide Oval.
They will have a 75″ screen set up with all the games cranking.

Here’s a simple way to enhance your experience: Present your AFL game ticket at the bar to access an exclusive offer of two-for-one cocktails!

What: Gather Round Weekend @ Ambra
Where: 43 Phillips St, Thebarton SA 5031, Australia
When: Thursday, April 4th to Sunday, April 7th
For more information, click here

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