January is right around the corner, and the New Year is offering up a huge range of events and experiences right off the bat. Here’s what’s on:
January 4: The Pennyroyal Bar Van 2019 Opening Night
With live music performed by local artist Dave Hull, delicious French food by Le Deux Coq, and beer and wine from the McLaren Vale region, this is the perfect way to relax on a summer evening.
January 6: FOMO19 @ Elder Park
FOMO, aka. Fear Of Missing Out, and that’s probably what you’ll be feeling as Adelaide goes into party mode without you. Say hello to Nicki Minaj, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Pump, Mura Masa, Kali Uchis, San Holo, Anna Lunoe, Sophie, Cosha, Carmouflage Rose, Just A Gent, and Mimi. One stage, no clashes, 16+, and presented by Triple J – can’t really go wrong. Final release are nearly sold out, so click here to secure your ticket. No one wants to have FOMO.
January 10 — 20:Santos Tour Down Under @ South Australia
See the world’s fastest men and women on two wheels take on the challenge of cycling through some of the most iconic regions of South Australia, including the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and the streets of Adelaide’s CBD and surrounding suburbs.
Santos Women’s Tour Down Under: 10 — 13 January
People’s Choice Classic: 13 January
Santos Tour Down Under: 15 — 20 January
Route information and more at tourdownunder.com.au.
January 10 — 27: Brickman Awesome @ Adelaide Convention Centre
Serial LEGO constructor, Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught, is bringing his fourth exhibition. Lose yourself amongst the 2 million LEGO bricks, featuring 39 models – none of which have ever been seen in Adelaide before. The Brickman will be showcasing the tallest LEGO model in the Southern Hemisphere – a NASA SLS rocket. Standing at a whopping 7.5 metres tall and built from more than 450,000 bricks. It’s even got an in-built lighting and sound system. Goals. You can even get involved and contribute to a wannabe record breaker. Tickets via Ticketek here.
January 10: Glow Kids Disco @ Arkaba
This one is for the family. If school holidays are proving to be just a bit too long then take the kids (12 and under) to the Arkaba’s Glow Kids Disco event. DJ Jesse on the decks, party food and drinks, a face painter and a balloon artist from 1 to 3pm, all for the kids. More info here.
January 11: So Frenchy So Chic @ Pinky Flat
The annual French music and food festival is returning to Pinky Flat for an even bigger celebration. The French pop garden party will host its first ever all-female line-up, with Camille Dalmais as the headline act, and performances from talented French artists; Clara Luciani, Cléa Vincent and Yelle Club Party. You’ll have the opportunity to sample culinary delights such as mussels and oysters, to traditionally made crepes, raclette, macaroons and many more tasty surprises. The festival is a family friendly event and kids aged 12 and under get in for free. So Frenchy So Chic is bound to be a beautiful summery day filled with international culture with something enjoyable to offer for all. Click here for full details.
January 11: Acoustic On The Deck At Maxwell
Every Friday throughout the month of January, Maxwell Wines is having acoustic sessions on their beautiful deck. Featuring their casual Cellar Door Menu by Head Chef Fabian Lehmann and the acoustic sounds of Gary Stillwell and Alice Orchard. Watch the sun set over the vines with delicious food and a glass of wine. More info here.
January 12 and 26: Wine Bars Walking Tour @ Various CBD Locations
Experience the wine capital of Australia without having to worry about deso drivers or hiring a bus. On this tour, you will visit establishments chosen for their historical significance and contribution to South Australia’s wine history, and listen to their fascinating stories. You’ll learn more about South Australia’s wine and history. More details and tickets via their Facebook event.
January 12 — 13: 40th Delphi Bank Greek Festival @ Semaphore Beach
This festival is one of the premier Greek cultural festivals in Australia and one of the largest of its kind in Australia. A volunteer driven event, the festival showcases and celebrates Greek culture and heritage within South Australia’s broader multicultural context. There will live music and dance, traditional food and drinks and all ’round Greek vibes. Just gotta imagine you’re on an island far, far away. This is a free family event, so gather the gang and step into makeshift Greece for the weekend. Details here.
January 12 — 13: A French Affair @ Carrick Hill
Enjoy the best of French culture at the historic estate of Carrick Hill. Savour French-influenced food offerings or relax with music and pétanque (a kind of French version of lawn bowls) in the lush surroundings of the grounds and gardens. Or tour the House Museum, taking in the French items of the collection. Admission to the Gardens and Grounds is free, and admission to the house is $17 (Adults) or $12 (Concession). Check out the Facebook event here.
January 13: Glenelg Sunset Markets @ Jetty Road
This beachside market never fails to impress us. Brought to you by Gilles at the Grounds, these markets are bigger and better with over 40+ amazing stalls, along with delicious local eats and live music on site. Running from 4:30pm — 8:30pm, you can catch the entirety of the sunset while you relax and take in the vibes. Sus their Facebook event here.
January 16: Florence + The Machine @ Botanic Park
Musical sensation, Florence + The Machine are heading down under, and what a better place than Botanic Park in the CBD to host the beautiful sounds of Florence Welch, accompanied by special guests Leon Bridges and Marlon Williams. On their High As Hope tour, Florence + The Machine will play fan favourites and debut songs from the brand new record in Australia for the very first time. Ticketing details here.
January 17: Unley Gourmet Gala @ King William Road
Food, fashion, cycling, music and entertainment are all on the menu for the 2019 Unley Gourmet Gala. This free, family-friendly event will feature cooking demonstrations with local chefs, fun-filled children’s entertainment and a world music stage. Expect fashion parades, global music, DJs, roving performers and more. Expect more than 30 gourmet food and wine stalls on offer. More details here.
January 19:Top Floor @ d’Arenberg Cube
The d’Arenberg Cube opened last Summer to the delight of many, and since then they’ve been winning awards for their architecture, their food, and of course, their wine. This is the perfect opportunity to watch the summery sunset over McLaren Vale, with food provided by Motherlode Nuggeteria and wine from the d’Arenberg stock. Smooth tunes for our dancers will be provided by the Skin Contact DJs so make sure you got your boogie shoes on. Tickets are $60 and before you shotgun not being the deso, keep in mind that bus transfers are on offer too from Victoria Square. Grab yours here.
January 24: Mumford & Sons @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre
As part of their massive Australian arena tour, UK’s Mumford & Sons will stop by Adelaide to showcase their fourth studio album Delta, their first album after nearly four years since their previous album Wilder Mind. Tickets are still available from secretsounds.com, so get your hands on them before they sell out!
January 25: Phil Collins @ Adelaide Oval
Global music legend Phil Collins is set to make his long-anticipated return to Australia & New Zealand with his Not Dead Yet tour. With over 280 million records sold, in a career spanning almost 50 years as a solo artist, Phil Collins is a generational icon and cultural legend whose work continues to influence and inspire fans. Can you feel it coming in the air tonight? Oh yeah. Ticket via Ticketek here.
January 25 — 27: Crush Festival @ Adelaide Hills Wine Region
Head down to the Adelaide Hills this Crush 2019 to experience and celebrate all the best things about life in the Adelaide Hills. With the event showcasing regional wines, a mix of dance, music, culture, art, fashion and food at more than 30 participating venues, this January event looks like it might just be the place to be. Many places offer tours, food and wine matching experiences, master classes and regional fare, as well as fine contemporary dining.
January 25: Under The Southern Stars @ Hart’s Mill
This year’s 2019 concert event will be headlined by Australia’s legendary ARIA Hall Of Fame inductees, Hoodoo Gurus, along with Australian rock royalty You Am I. Also on this killer lineup is Eskimo Joe, The Superjesus, British India, The Getaway Plan and Scott Darlow. As usual, food and drink will be on offer – so set up the fold-out seats and plonk yourself under the southern stars. Visit underthesouthernstars.com.au for ticketing and up to date festival news.
January 26:Australia Day In The City @ Elder Park
The event begins with one of the largest Australia Day Parade’s in the country from 6:00pm. After the Parade, 40,000 people join together to watch the Australia Day Concert. And to finish the night, all eyes turn to the beautiful River Torrens as the spectacular fireworks light up the night sky.
January 26 — 27:The Hamptons In The Hills @ Bird In Hand Winery
Bird In Hand Winery invites you to their estate lawns to celebrate the long weekend, New Yorker style. Sip on rosé and enjoy live music from The Happy Leonards. Pétanque (a sort of French lawn bowls) and croquet will be on offer for those who itch to be on their feet. In terms of food/drink, think seafood, platters and wine all day. Bookings are essential, so give Bird In Hand a call on 8389 9488 or email [email protected] and click attending here.
January 27: Electric Gardens @ Serafino Winery
Electric Gardens – a music festival dedicated to showcasing the very best from the electronic music world. The lineup includes Underworld, Erick Morillo, Eats Everything, Bag Raiders, Set Mo, Woodes, and Thandi Phoenixon. Conveniently held on a Sunday, with Monday 28 a public holiday, there really are no excuses. You’ll have to get in quick though, first release are already sold out. For full details and tickets head to www.electricgardens.com.au.
January 27: Henley Square Street Markets @ Henley Square
Beachside markets in the midst of the sweet, sweet summer – can’t complain about that. Make a day of it and head down to Henley Beach for these specialty markets. 75 stores will be selling their goodies and gifts, with coffee, cakes and drinks available, food by Nice Little Things Catering Company, DJ Music by the Plastik People, rides, and entertainment for the kids. Event details here.
January 29: George Ezra @ Thebarton Theatre
English singer-songwriter George Ezra is on his way to Adelaide to ride his newly minted Australian #1 single ‘Shotgun’. His debut album Wanted On Voyage is certified 4x Platinum in the UK, Gold in the US, and was amongst the top 10 biggest selling artist albums in the UK in both 2014 and 2015, reaching #1 in the Official UK Chart and spending 122 weeks in the chart overall. So clearly it’s the thing to do on the 29th. Tickets via Ticketmaster.