Looking for some long weekend antics or school holiday fun? From the AFL Grand Final to wineries, photography classes and kids activities, here are the top 9 events in Adelaide that you won’t want to miss out on.
1. Fashion First At Hotel Richmond
New York Fashion Week may be over but spring and summer fashion has just started in Australia. This Friday night Hotel Richmond is hosting Fashion First, a runway show that supports local and emerging designers in South Australia. Book your free ticket online now and receive a complimentary drink on arrival (must be redeemed between 5:30pm and 7:30pm).
Friday 28 September, from 7pm. Hotel Richmond. FREE
2. Lavazza Italian Film Festival At Palace Nova Eastend And Prospect
Who doesn’t love a film festival? Grab the popcorn and settle in for some good ol’ cinema seat time. The 19th Lavazza Italian Film Festival is showing exclusively at Palace Nova Cinemas from 19 September to 14 October, so you can soak up some of the fun this weekend, too. With over 30 of the latest and greatest films from Italy’s best filmmakers, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Expect to be wowed with passion, drama, romance and style, all from the comfort of your plush little seat.
Saturday 29 September until Sunday 14 October. Various session times. Palace Nova Cinemas. BOOK NOW
3. Paint Monet’s Sunset Over Venice
Treat yourself to a drink and uncork your artistic side while recreating Claude Monet’s famous Sunset Over Venice. No experience needed, your ticket includes all materials such as a 40x50cm take-home canvas and you will be guided throughout the evening by a local South Australian artist. Free to paint whatever you like, it’s all about creativity and socialising. Round up your friends or go it alone, drinks will be available to purchase at the bar.
Saturday 29 September, 6:45pm to 9:15pm. Studio Vino, 4/205 Pirie St Adelaide. Tickets $50
4. AFL Grand Final Day
It’s one of the biggest days on the Australian sporting calendar and this year Collingwood take on the Eagles for a shot at AFL glory. Whether you’re hosting a party at home, heading to a mate’s or plonking yourself in front of the big screen at the pub, drink in hand, you won’t want to miss this. Kick-off is at 2pm Adelaide time, who will you be barracking for?
Saturday 29 September, 2pm. Here’s all the details.
5. Street Photography At Night Session
Ever wanted to try your hand at photography? Now is your chance. Hosted by Adelaide Photography Group and run by Chris Weisz, this session welcomes beginners and passionate novices, as well as those more experienced and wanting to get involved. In this session, expect to improve your night photography skills, exploring different exposures to capture the bright lights and the colours of the city. Chris will be there every step of the way, answering any and every question you might have.
Friday 29 September, 6pm to 8pm. Adelaide Oval. Tickets $35
6. Russell Morris & Band At Maxwell Wines
Head down to McLaren Vale for the long weekend and join music legend, Russell Morris, as he performs his new album and a number of old hits. Bring your picnic rugs, laze about on the lawn and enjoy good food and wine for an afternoon you won’t forget. What’s more, Maxwell Wines will donate 20% of all ticket sales to the Farmers Drought Relief Fund.
Monday 1 October, from 3pm. Maxwell Wines, McLaren Vale. Tickets $30
7. SpringWine & Cheese At The Highway
If you’d rather stay close to the city this weekend, skip the trip to the wineries and head on over to The Highway for your two favourite things… wine and cheese! For just $30, you will get eight wine tastings, a glass of wine, a selection of gourmet cheeses and a grazing table. Soak up the atmosphere and settle in for the arvo, with live acoustic from favourites Alice Haddy and Shaun Holton.
Sunday 30 September, 3pm to 6pm. The Highway. Tickets $30
8. Super Sundays $3 Tacos
Who doesn’t love a bargain especially when it comes to food? This Sunday Sky City Adelaide Casino’s Grandstand Bar are pulling out all the stops. $3 tacos, $6 pints and $7 imperials. They’ll also have sporting games playing all day long for and a number of other fun specials throughout the day. Super Sundays will be running every Sunday until 4 November 2018.
Sunday 30 September, 3pm to 6pm. Sky City Adelaide Casino. FREE ENTRY
9. Make It Mine Markets
This Sunday the Henley Square Markets will make a return for season two. There will be over 50 speciality stalls, face painting for kids, DJ Plastik People, food catering by Nice Little Things and of course tea and coffee. There will be plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained and best of all it won’t cost you an arm and a leg, perfect for school holidays.
Sunday 30 September 2018, 10am to 3pm. Henley Square. FREE
School Holiday Fun
10. Blue Light Movie Disco: Smallfoot
Kick off the end of term celebrations with a ticket to Event Cinemas Marion Blue Light Movie Disco, for kids aged 5 to 12. Your little ones can make new friends while listening to groovy tunes, go in the running to win awesome prizes and even watch a hilarious new movie. Just like a regular Blue Light Disco, the event will have police officers present to ensure everyone’s safety, so parents can rest easy and enjoy the last slither of peace and quiet before the school holidays really begin.
Friday 28 September, 6pm to 8:45pm. Event Cinemas Marion. Tickets $17.50
11. Billetproof Down Under
You don’t have to be a car enthusiast to enjoy this fun filled family day out event. Billetproof is America’s favourite show for traditional style hot rods, lead sleds, choppers, customs, old skool drag cars and it’s all going to be on show at Torrens Parade Grounds this Saturday. There will be plenty of food vans and an array of entertainment throughout the day for the whole family.
Saturday 29 September, 10am to 4pm. Torrens Parade Ground. FREE
12. The Wind In The Willows
Join Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter, Portly and, of course, Mr Toad as they bring to life Kenneth Grahame’s immortal story of life on the riverbank. Presented by The Australian Shakespeare Company, The Wind in the Willows is an outdoor theatre production where the kids are invited to get involved with the fun, scream out loud and sing along. With plenty of laughs and surprises for children and adults, this interactive theatre is a great way to kick off the school holidays.
Saturday 29 September to Sunday 14 October, 10am to 11:30am. Adelaide Botanic Garden. Tickets from $20
13. Kids Cooking Classes At The Gully
What better way to entertain the littlies than with a trip to the kitchen – someone else’s kitchen (saving you the mess). Kids cooking classes will be running both Wednesdays and Thursdays through the holidays(simply check their Facebook page for booking info). The two-hour session is aimed at kids aged 5to 13 years. Parents are required to stay and supervise their children through the class. Lunch and a drink are provided for your little ones, too.
Wednesday 3 October to Thursday 11 October, 10am and 3pm. The Gully Public House & Garden. Tickets $20
14. School Holiday Sport
These school holidays the City of Charles Sturt is offering to take your kids off your hands by inviting them to come and try a new sport. Kids can choose from a list of over 20 sports including kayaking, soccer, cheerleading, tennis and many more. Activities are open to all kids aged 2 to 17, but spots are limited. Get in quick and secure a spot now.
Monday 24 September until Sunday 4 October. Various locations around the City of Charles Sturt, see website for details. FREE
15. Return Of The Big Wedgie
The Big Wedgie at Glenelg is back. The world’s tallest and most extreme standalone inflatable waterslide, it’s perfect for kids and big kids at heart. Choose between The Big Wedgie, The Just Right Wedgie or The Little Wedgie. After sliding down the 82 meter long waterslide, treat the little ones to some fun at the Beach House next door or an ice-cream from Royal Copenhagen.
Saturday 29 September, 9.30am to 6pm. Glenelg Beach. Tickets from $15
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