Your guide to what’s on this June long weekend

Adelaide is jam-packed with exciting events this June Long Weekend, and we’ve created a guide showcase some of the highlights!

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Adelaide is jam-packed with exciting events this June long weekend, and we’ve created a guide showcase some of the highlights! Don’t let the cooler temperatures hold you back, embrace the cold, get out, and immerse yourself in all that’s happening over the exciting weekend!

Gin Fest 2024 at Glen Ewin Estate

Celebrate the long weekend with Adelaide’s Gin Fest at the scenic Glen Ewin Estate at the Pulpshed. Taste offerings from up-and-coming local distilleries and break a move on the dance floor with live entertainment by Mr Buzzy. You can catch a vibe and boogie all day in the Pulpshed, or with a VIP ticket, move to the Warehouse. Here, expect a private bar and lounge area, with all-you-can-eat stone-baked pizza, nibbles, live music and 2 hour drinks package. Whether you have GA or VIP tickets you’ll receive a complimentary polycarbonate glass on arrival to be used for tastings and drinks throughout the day, a tasting card to present to stalls for tastings (one tasting per distiller) and a wristband, to be worn at all times. Of course, food and drink will be available all day and you will also have the opportunity to purchase bottles to take home.

What: Gin Fest 2024 at Glen Ewin Estate
43 Lower Hermitage Rd, Lower Hermitage SA 5131, Australia
When: Saturday June 8th, 11:30am to 7:00pm
Cost: GA $45, VIP $109
For more information and to book a ticket, click here

Bootlegger’s Gin Tasting Brunch

At Prohibition Liquor Co’s Bootlegger Gin Tasting Brunch, feast on delicious brunch boards, brimming with an assortment of sweet and savoury delights. Experience Prohibition’s gins in three distinct ways. Begin with a Prohibition G&T, followed by a crafted Prohibition signature cocktail, and conclude with a liqueur for a truly tantalizing taste of their award-winning selection. Thinking of treating yourself? Guests will also receive $15 off any Prohibition bottle purchased on the day!

What: Bootlegger’s Gin Tasting Brunch
Where: Prohibition Liquor Co, Bootlegger’s Gin Tasting Brunch22 Gilbert Street Adelaide, SA 5000
When: Saturday June 8th, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Cost: $55
For more information, click here.

Prospect Earring Making Workshop

Feeling crafty? Join Mint Cloud for an awesome earring-making workshop where you will have the opportunity to make and design multiple unique acrylic earrings. Take on this 90-minute creative session, and be guided to make a variety of creations!

What: Prospect Earring Making Workshop
Where: 128 Prospect Road, Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia, 5082
When: Saturday June 8th, 10:30am to 12:00pm
Cost: $70
For more information, click here.

The Gin 101 Masterclass at Hains & Co

Have you always wanted to become a Gin Expert? Hains & Co. have you covered! This Gin 101 Masterclass is your fast-track ticket to becoming a gin expert. Place your hands in one of Adelaide’s most-awarded gin bars, learn the lingo, gain a rich appreciation of the different varieties of gin and learn a few crazy tales, as you are taken on an exclusive journey of epic proportions. Take a seat around the bar and enjoy your undivided attention while the bar is closed to all others. This extraordinary experience will have you leaving an expert, with skills that are sure to impress your friends.

What: The Gin 101 Masterclass at Hains & Co
HAINS & CO, 23 Gilbert Place, Adelaide
When: Saturday June 8th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $89
For more information and to book a ticket, click here.

Adelaide Model Railway Show

Enter a miniature world of model railways and see the exquisite detail on display at the Adelaide Model Railway Show. Featuring over 30 local and interstate model layouts, how-to demonstrations, local and interstate traders, plus free competitions for kids.

What: Adelaide Model Railway Show
Where: Greyhound Racing SA, 55 Cardigan St, Angle Park SA 5010
When: Saturday June 8th, Sunday June 9th, Monday June 10th, 9:30am to 5:00pm
Cost: Adult ticket $19
For more information, click here.

Hains & Co Bar Takeover

Gin lovers are invited to celebrate all things gin at Hains & Co on June 8th with the festivities set to commence at 5pm. The event will feature FREE gin tastings, live music by Cal Williams Jr., and a delicious gin cocktail menu. Throughout the evening, three esteemed gin distillers will take centre stage, offering guests the opportunity to sample their signature spirits and enjoy cocktails crafted exclusively for the occasion. From 5pm to 7pm, Imperial Measures Distilling will showcase their acclaimed Ounce Gin, followed by Prohibition Liquor Co. from 7pm to 9pm, and finishing up with Never Never Distilling from 9pm to 11pm. 

What: Hains & Co Bar Takeover
When: Saturday June 8th 5pm – 11:45pm
Where: Hains & Co, 23 Gilbert Place, Adelaide
For more information, click here.

Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market

The Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market will be running on the Sunday morning of the June long weekend from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. It is an opportunity to explore fresh, locally sourced produce straight from the hands of South Australian farmers and producers, with a focus on sustainability and community. As the largest farmers’ market in SA, explore over 80 indoor and outdoor stalls, with plenty of yummy delights. There will by live music as you wander through the market’s aisles, inviting the whole family to revel in this morning outing.

What: The Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market
When: June 9th, 8:30am-12:30pm
Where: Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Rd, Wayville SA 5034
For more information, click here.

World Gin Day at Ambra

Celebrate World Gin Day at Ambra Spirits on Saturday June 8th from 12:00pm, and indulge in the finest $10.00 gin and tonics all day long! Plus, with every G&T purchased, guests will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a coveted bottle of Ambra Gin. Raffle drawings will take place at 3:00pm and 9:00pm.

What: World Gin Day at Ambra
When: Saturday June 8th, starting at 12:00pm
Where: Ambra Spirits Distillery & Cocktail Bar, 43 Phillips St, Thebarton SA 5031
For more information, click here.

Porchetta and Pinot Day at Golding Wines

Golding wines will be hosting a classic Sunday Session on June 9th, featuring delicious wood fire porchetta, live music by Ruby Zoontjens, lawn games, and of course, delicious wines. In addition to their menu, Golding will be offering full bar service for extra drink purchases, and tea, coffee, and dessert will be available for purchase on the day.

Porchetta and Pinot Day at Golding Wines
Where: Golding Wines, 52 Western Branch Rd, Lobethal SA 5241
When: Sunday June 9th, 11am-5pm
For more information, click here.

Anvers Wines Annual Warehouse Sale

It’s out with the old and in with the new at Anvers Wines, as it prepares to host its highly anticipated annual warehouse sale this June. Running over three exciting weekends from June 1st to June 16th, this end-of-financial-year sale promises a treasure trove of wine offerings, both available online and at the Anvers Cellar Door. Wine lovers will be delighted to discover a diverse selection of reds and whites, with prices starting at $90 per dozen. They are offering cleanskin unlabelled bottles, some of their current high-end release wines, and even bottles from their museum collection and large formats. There’s something for everyone!

When: June 1st and 2nd: 11am-3pm, June 8th, 9th and 10th: 11am-3pm, June 15th and 16th: 11am-3pm
Where: Anvers Cellar Door: 633 Razorback Rd, Kangarilla SA 5157
For more information and to access the sale, click here.
To visit the Facebook event, click here.

Winter Wines & Good Times at Sidewood Estate

Sidewood Estate are hosting a Winter extravaganza, presented by the Wines & Good Times team. Don’t let the winter chill stop you, they’re going to have bocce, delectable finger foods, and cozy day beds to ensure the atmosphere stays lively. The Wines & Good Times DJs set the tone throughout the night, and of course, expect heaps of exceptional wines and good vibes all around. Secure your tickets now for the ultimate event, with first release tickets currently available and a limited bus service on offer.

What: Winter Wines & Good Times at Sidewood Estate
When: Sunday 9 June, 2pm -10pm
Where: Sidewood Estate, 6 River Rd, Hahndorf
For more information, click here.

Day Dance

Get ready for a spectacular weekend in McLaren Vale as Simon Hackett Winery and Paxton Wines gear up for the annual Day Dance festival, promising an unforgettable two-day extravaganza of wine, food, and music. Kicking off on Saturday, June 8th, the Lil’ Day Dance at Simon Hackett Winery will transport attendees back to the 2000s with themed music sets. The excitement continues on Sunday, June 9th, with a unique setup that allows visitors to wander between Simon Hackett Winery and Paxton Wines. Whether you’re a fan of 2000s pop, house music, or country classics, Day Dance at McLaren Vale offers a little something for everyone.

What: Day Dance
Where: Simon Hackett Winery – 41 Budgens Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171 
Paxton Wines – 68 Wheaton Rd, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
When: Saturday June 8th, Sunday June 9th 2024 (Simon Hackett Winery opens at 10 am and the gate to Paxton will be open at 11 am)
Cost: Saturday: $35, Sunday: $85 (an additional $35 depending on whether you get the bus there and back or you’re a local)
For more information, click here.

Threefold Distilling Paint & Sip

Join Threefold Distilling and celebrate World Gin Day with their Paint & Sip! Work alongside artist Renee Goulding, at this spin on a traditional paint and sip. Here you’ll demonstrate your artistic flair by painting your very own bottle of gin, which can be filled on the day with any gin of your choosing for only $50! Enjoy a gin and tonic on arrival, with extra gin, cocktails and bites available from the bar. What better way to unwind from a big weekend??

What: Paint & Sip: Paint a Bottle of Gin!
Where: 1/524 Anzac Highway, Glenelg East SA 5045, Adelaide
When: Sunday June 9th, 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Cost: $80
For more information, click here.

Africola, Charlotte Dalton and the Cooke Brothers long table lunch

On Sunday June 9th, the Joinery Wine Room will host an unforgettable long table lunch featuring food from award-winning chef Duncan Welgemoed from Africola, in collaboration with Charlotte Dalton and the Cooke Brothers wines. The lunch, now in its fourth year, will kick off at 1pm and continue until it naturally wraps up. It’s set to be a relaxed, all-day dining experience in the Joinery’s charming, rustic barrel hall, where guests will start with champagne and then enjoy a thoughtfully curated meal, paired with delicious wines, served throughout the afternoon. Guests can expect dishes such as smoked kingfish, slow-roasted lamb shoulder, and a decadent dessert of bitter chocolate with fermented banana. Each course will be perfectly paired with wines from both Charlotte Dalton and Cooke Brothers, offering a variety of robust, classic reds and light, bright selections to go with the meal.

What: Long table lunch with Africola Chef Duncan Welgemoed, Charlotte Dalton and the Cooke Brothers
When: Sunday June 9th at 1:00pm
Where: The Joinery Wine Room, Shed 8, 89-91 Hill St, Port Elliot SA 5212
Price: $220
To purchase tickets, click here.
For more information on the event, click here.

Souled out Sundays at Walkers Arms Hotel

The Walkers Arms Hotel is located just 5km from the heart of Adelaide’s CBD. Displaying magnificent architectural design, contemporary furnishings and high-quality audiovisuals, the Walkers will suit any occasion. To celebrate the King’s Birthday, they’re throwing a Souled Out Sunday session so you can spice your long weekend up with some funk.

What: Souled out Sundays at Walkers Arms Hotel
Where: 36 North East Road, Walkerville SA 5081
When: Sunday June 9th, from 2:00pm
For more information, click here.

Stew & Shiraz

Whistler Wines is back for another year of serving up delicious local produce beside the fire over the June Long Weekend. Rug up and get stuck into a bowl of heart-warming stew served by the Vintage Chef Co, washed down with a glass of Whistler Shiraz (or any other wine that takes your fancy on the day). One of Adelaide’s busiest cover bands, the White Keys will add to your warmth, getting you moving with live music for the day.

What: Stew & Shiraz
Where: Whistler Wines, 241 Seppeltsfield Rd, Stone Well, SA
When: Sunday June 9th, 10:30am to 5:00pm
For more information, click here.

June Long Weekend at High Spirits Bar

High Spirits Bar is back with their annual King’s Birthday Long Weekend Event! Join them for a weekend full of fun, music, and celebration! Get ready for incredible mixes, delicious drinks, and a great atmosphere to kick back and relax. This is a perfect opportunity to gather with friends and enjoy the long weekend in style.

What: King’s Birthday Long Weekend at High Spirits Bar
Where: 20 Gilbert Place Adelaide, SA 5000
When: Sunday June 9th, from 9:00pm
Cost: $20
For more information, click here.

Winter Tasting Launch at Tapanappa & Terre à terre

Tapanappa and Terre, à Terre cellar door, will unveil their winter-centric tasting menu on the June long weekend. Just a short 20-minute drive from Adelaide, the winery in Piccadilly Valley invites guests to indulge in four guided tastings, showcasing an array of premium, cool-climate wines alongside Champagne Method Sparkling from DAOSA. Immerse yourself in a Claret-themed tasting featuring a blend of both current releases and back vintage red wines from both brands. Adding to the wintry experience, they will artisanal charcuterie from Les Deux Coq and artisan cheese from Section28. While bookings are not essential, they are recommended!

What: Tapanappa Winter Tasting Launch 
Where: Tapanappa Cellar door, 15 Spring Gully Road, Piccadilly
Price: from $20
For more information, click here.

Coastal Sounds

This June long weekend, Coastal Sounds is returning with their popular free music and arts event, and this year it is bigger than ever. Partnering with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and the City of Charles Sturt, this year’s Coastal Sounds is spanning 13km of the coast from West Beach to Semaphore. With 11 unique locations, guests can explore the eclectic mix of music, art and dance events. Local businesses along will be involved, so make sure you stop by to see what’s on offer.

What: Coastal Sounds music and arts festival
When: Monday 10th June 11am
For more information about Coastal Sounds, click here.

Saxophone and Shiraz Exploration Lunch at Dandelion Vineyards

Dandelion Vineyards are hosting a Saxophone and Shiraz Exploration Lunch hosted at the Wonder Room on the Monday Public Holiday, June 10th. They will be welcoming in the winter season with a delightful Shiraz Exploration Lunch, added with the smooth, soulful melodies of live saxophone music. Guests will have the opportunity to dive into their curated selection of shiraz wines, showcasing bold flavours and incredible aromas, paired with seasonal dishes crafted by Chef Chris Bone.

When: Monday, 10th of June, 1st sitting at 11am, 2nd sitting at 2pm
Where: Dandelion Vineyards Wonder Room, 191 Chaffeys Road, McLaren Vale SA
Cost: $145 per person
For more information and to book tickets, click here.

June Long Weekend at Howard Vineyard

Celebrate the June Long Weekend at Howard Vineyard with live music all weekend from 12pm to 4pm, plus lunch and casaul dining in their Clover + Stone Restaurant. Guests can enjoy the “Britannia Lunch” set menu paired with a three-hour drinks package on Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 3pm for $150 per person. While “The Monarchs Happy Hour” features selected cocktails from 2pm to 4pm each day. Or experience regal elegance with the “Royal High Tea” fit for royalty, hosted on the Terrace for $70 per person, with options available for those under 18 at $49 per person. Plus, there will be gin specials all weekend to celebrate!

What: June Long Weekend at Howard Vineyard
Where: Howard Vineyard, 53 Bald Hills Rd, Nairne SA 5252
When: Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th & Monday 10th June: 10am – 5pm
For more information, click here.

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