Top 12 Weekend Events in Adelaide, August 31

Its showtime, gourmet time and father time, too. This weekend, grab your showbags, indulge in the Barossas best and give dad a little extra love. Adelaide is turning up the events this weekend.

Royal Adelaide Show

Royal Adelaide Show

Its showtime! Get ready to splurge all your pocket money with the 2018 Royal Adelaide Show opening this Friday. All your favourite events, showbags, rides and game stalls will be back ready for the ultimate family fun day out. Be sure to check out the program to plan your day and of course, show bag wish list.

Friday 31 August to Sunday 9 September, 9am to 11pm. All the details HERE

Barossa Gourmet Weekend

Barossa Gourmet Weekend

Spend a weekend celebrating the best of Barossan wine and produce at this annual foodie calendar favourite. With over 30 events including red wine gourmet dinners and fortified masterclasses, theres something for everyone to indulge in. Too much to choose from? You can also buy a $10 ticket for The Gourmet Trail, which gives you a souvenir glass and access to seven featured events in the region so you can sample a taste of a selection. 

Friday 31 August to Sunday 2 September, various times and locations. See the program HERE

EJ Whitten Legends Game

EJ Whitten Legends Game

Watch all your favourite AFL champions battle it out as the All-Stars take on the Victorians for EJ Whitten Legends Game. Usually held in Victoria, this years game will be held at Adelaide Oval supporting the Little Heroes Foundation and the EJ Whitten Foundation for mens health and prostate cancer research. With Crows legend Mark Riccuito leading the All-Stars, its bound to be a night full of action and good old-fashioned state rivalry. Grab a frothy, settle into the stands and support a good cause, too. 

Friday 31 August, 7.25pm, gates open 5.15pm. Adelaide Oval. Tickets from $15



Support homeless womens charity Share the Dignity this Saturday by joining the special Yoga4Dignity class at The Yoga Centre. With 48,000 homeless women across Australian, the charity hopes to match this number with yoga attendees over the weekend. Each ticket purchased goes directly to helping homeless women and women in crisis in Australia. Get bendy and help out women in need good for the body and soul. 

Saturday 1 September, 9am. The Yoga Centre, 51 Gilbert Street Adelaide. Tickets $20

Irish Race Day 2018 At Morphettville Racecourse

Irish Race Day

Bask in the luck of the Irish this Saturday at Morphettville Racecourse for the annual Irish Race Day. With live music, entertainment and a performance from traditional Irish band The Shambolics, you can don your best green outfit and head down for the day. Want to kick on? No problems. Fresh 92.7 are set to host the official Thirsty Camel Cup Lawn Party to keep you celebrating into the night.

Saturday 1 September, 10.30am to 5pm. Morphettville Racecourse. Tickets $10 – $179

Vegan Spring Affair

Vegan Spring Affair

Port Noarlungas best vegan goodies will be on show this Saturday at the Vegan Spring Affair. Featuring over 20 local businesses, you can munch on goodies youre your hearts content, listen to live tunes and browse the collection of market stalls. The best part? Its free and family friendly. Bring your pals, your neighbours, your kids and your pooches everyone is welcome.

Saturday 1 September, 11am to 4pm. Onkaparinga Arts, 21 Wearing Street Port Noarlunga. FREE

Poetry Slam SA 2018 – Heat 3

Poetry Slam SA

Poet and you know it? Nows your time to shine with the South Australian heats for the Australian Poetry Slam this Saturday night. Share your own poem on stage for your chance to be crowned Australias best-spoken word poet. Not keen on stages? You can head along and simply spectate if you like. The audience is the judge in this competition, so head down to watch and help decide who makes it through to the South Australian finals this September.

Saturday 1 September, 7pm to 9.30pm. Jive Nightclub, 181 Hindley Street, Adelaide. Tickets $6

Fathers Day At The Cliff

Seacliff Beach Hotel

What could be better than a buffet by the sea for dads day? The Seacliff Beach Hotel has you sorted with all of the above (thank heavens). You can head down for breakfast or lunch buffets, sit back and enjoy the seaside views. You can thank us for the parental brownie points later. Bookings are essential so call the Seacliff Beach Hotel to secure your table for the day.

Sunday 2 September, Breakfast 9am to 11am, Lunch 12pm to 3.30pm. Seacliff Beach Hotel, 221 Esplanade, Seacliff. Bookings essential

Fathers Day At Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo

All out of dads day ideas? Why not whisk him away to the animal kingdom – dads get in free this Fathers Day at the Adelaide Zoo. To help celebrate the day, the zoo is putting on plenty of family-friendly activities including mini golf, colouring competitions and themed wild shows to learn about all the dads in the animal world.

Sunday 2 September, 9.30am to 5pm. Adelaide Zoo. Tickets from $35

Pupper Pub Day At The Duke

Duke Of York.

Did someone say Pupper? Were in. This Sunday you can bring your favourite furry friends to The Duke for a day full of paw-some fun. Theyll be serving food for both you and your four-legged friend and Beerdogs Bitter so you can smash a few pints with your best buddy. 

Sunday 2 September, 10am to 4pm. The Duke Of York. FREE

Fathers Day Sail

STV One And All

Ahoy, father! Hit the high seas on South Australias STV One And All this Sunday at Port Adelaide. Let dad try out his skipper skills and take the wheel, or relax on deck and soak up the seaside atmosphere. The sail also includes an on-board catered lunch and drinks for you to enjoy.

Sunday 2 September, 10am to 3pm (Boarding 9.15am). McLaren Vale Wharf, McLaren Parade, Port Adelaide. Tickets $69 – $119

Fathers Day At Fox Creek Wines

Fox Creek Wines

Wood oven pizza and wines an unbeatable combination for a stellar dads day out. McLaren Vales Fox Creek Wines has you sorted at their picturesque cellar door. Set yourself up in scenic gardens and munch and sip the arvo away with papa-bear. Dont forget to bring along your favourite rickety fold-out chair or picnic rug. Pizza from midday (gluten-free and vego options available).

Sunday 2 September 12pm to 4pm. Fox Creek Wines Cellar Door, McLaren Vale. FREE

PLAN AHEAD: Porchland


This week, the legends behind Porchland released their much-anticipated line-up, this year including international acts as well as their usual local talent. With Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby (both USA) headlining, the Fleurieu event is set to be bigger and better than ever. Market stalls, delicious grub and a full day and night of good times, this is one not-to-be-missed.

Saturday 25 November. The Range Hall, 639 Range Road, The Range. Tickets $55

How are you celebrating with Dad this weekend? We love hearing about your what youre up to on the weekend so let us know in the comments below.

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