Plant a tree for National Tree Day or celebrate the winter weather with the regions finest reds, get a sneak peek of SALA or scout some of SA’s finest emerging talent at these unmissable weekend events.
1. Let’s Go Caravan And Camping Expo
Getting back to nature and a simpler way of living can be as easy as packing up the caravan and heading up the coast. Whether you’re a grey nomad or looking to take the kids on their first camping experience; peruse equipment, tools and bargains all weekend for the ultimate travel inspiration.
Thursday 26 July, 10am to 5pm. Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Road, Wayville. Tickets $10 – $12
2. Winter Reds
Gear up for this three-day event celebrating the full-bodied batches of SA’s best red wine, across 29 of the regions finest wineries. From roaring fireside feasts to masterclasses and parties, the full program will guide you through some of the best way to polish off a bottle.
Friday 27 July. 11.30am to 10pm. Multiple Venues. Tickets $20 – $240
3. SALA 2018 SA Artist Commissions Opening
Welcoming the start of SALA, the local art festival running through August, delve into the unmissable exhibitions of Gerry Wedd and Julia McInerney. Immerse yourself in an installation commentated by tiles, and a Garden that returns you to the past, where you can ‘read oneself backwards’.
Friday 27 July, 5pm to 7pm. Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide. FREE
The city’s best undiscovered talent will be spattered across the West end of town as emerging musicians make their mark. Bringing music industry and music fans together, it’s a night to grab a beer and enjoy some home-grown goodies that’ll make you nothing but proud.
Friday 27 July, 5.30pm to 10pm. Multiple Venues, Adelaide. Tickets $20
5. Willunga Almond Blossom Festival
One for the families, the nostalgic kick of this 49thannual celebration of Willunga’s blossoming Almond trees is a charming local tradition. From show rides and fireworks to market stalls and live music, let the little ones explore the kids-trails, while you make the most of incredible food, wine, beer and blossoming almond trees.
Saturday 28 July, 10.30am to 5pm. Willunga Recreation Park, 6 Main Road, Willunga. Tickets from $8
6. Sharpen Your Pruning Skills
Enjoy rose pruning and planting demonstrations at the Enfield Memorial Park’s, For the Love of Roses. Bring along your secateurs and experience the cathartic relief of gardening yourself, or simply enjoy the flower show with a coffee in-hand.
Saturday 28 July, 10am to 1pm. Enfield Memorial Park, Browning Street, Clearview. Free Registration
7. Waste Not Want Not Exhibition
The eclectic popping colours and incredible creativity of this upcycled and recycled object exhibition was put together by over 30 artists to make you think differently about waste. The launch will host interactive activities, talks from a guest speaker and plenty of live tunes.
Sunday 29 July, 2pm to 4pm. Pepper Street Arts Centre, 558 Magill Road, Magill. Free
8. The Big Lunch
You can expect big things from this lunch, celebrating and supporting The Big Issue––an independent magazine sold on the streets by Adelaide’s homeless and disadvantaged people. Experience an incredible menu from celebrity chefs and food personalities, while dining in the vibrant central market, all for a great cause.
Sunday 29 July, 11.30am to 3pm. Adelaide Central Market, Gouger Street, Adelaide. Tickets $140
9. National Tree Day
Take a deep breath in and thank the trees for that lungful of fresh air. Celebrate this national day of lush foliage by heading to the beach, where you can help like-minded people plant 1000 seedlings which will grow to protect the dunes from erosion. All the essential equipment will be provided, including a sausage sizzle to reward your efforts.
Sunday 29 July, 10am to 12pm. North of Seacliff Beach boat ramp, Esplanade, Seacliff Beach. FREE
Plan Ahead: Psychache Opening
Of psychological pain and the ache of unmet needs, comes this collaborative work from 16 South Australian artists. The exhibition will run for most of August; as they discuss their personal and cultural narratives through varying disciplines from performance to sculpture, discover new meanings of selfhood.
Wednesday 1 August, 6pm to 9pm. Holy Rollers Studios, 69 Prospect Road, Prospect. FREE
How are you spending your wintery weekend? Sipping wine? Perusing Art exhibitions? Getting your hands dirty for a good cause? We love to hear what you get up to, so let us know in the comments, below.