Don’t let the winter blues get you down, Adelaide is buzzing with a bunch of exciting events this weekend that’ll have you jumping to get out the house. Check out our top picks below.
1. Cats Fridays 5th Birthday Party
Cats Fridays, at Rocket Bar and Rooftop is celebrating its 5th birthday with the one and only Peter Combe and his Bellyflop in A Pizza band this weekend! Bringing back your childhood memories, you can dance and drink the night away to the classic anthems, ‘Wash your Face with Orange Juice’, ‘Newspaper Mama’ and ‘Juicy Juicy Green Grass’. There’ll be decorations galore with hundreds of helium balloons, free cake at midnight, free feline themed face painting and free basketball shootouts all night long. Let the Friday night mayhem begin.
Friday 7 July, 9pm – 5am. Rocket Bar, Hindley Street. Click going on the event for $15 express entry
2. Winter in the Henley Square Pavilion
School holiday fun kicks off this Saturday with the FREE Winter Wonderland at Henley Square Pavilion. Transforming into a magical space adorned with everything winter inspired, think fairy-tale snowflakes, maple trees and giant silver lanterns, the pavilion is the place to be this holiday break. There’ll be interactive cooking classes and demonstrations by much-loved home cook Bree May, boredom breaking winter craft activities by Essential Talent and face painting by Birdy’ Face Painting and Body Art every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the July School Holidays. No need to worry about how to keep the kids entertained now!
All activity will occur every Saturday and Wednesday between 10am – 2pm. Henley Square Pavilion, Glenelg. Starting Saturday 8 July. FREE
3. Market Shed Twilight Markets
Inner city market favourite, The Market Shed on Holland Street is bringing back the Twilight Market this Saturday night. With an awesome range of food stalls, organic cocktails, local wine and craft beers, live entertainment and plenty of handmade shopping goods on offer, it’s set to be a cosy winter’s night in the shed. There’ll even be a grazing table for a little taste of everything! Grab a wine or an espresso martini and enjoy all the artisan flavours and sensations.
Saturday 8 July, 4pm – 10pm. Holland Street, City. $2 entry
4. Stadium Stomp
Get your sweat on this Sunday and sign yourself up for the ultimate stair challenge – conquering 6000 stairs at the iconic Adelaide Oval. Stadium Stomp is tough and the legs will burn, but that feel good moment once you complete the course will all be worth it. Open for all fitness levels and those aged 12 years and over, you can run the course at your own pace as an individual or as part of a team. What’s more, it’s all for a good cause as you can raise funds for a charity of your choice to make every step count. So get off the couch, gear up in your new active wear and get your stomp on this weekend. You’ll thank us later… Maybe.
Sunday 9 July, 8am – 11am. Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide. Tickets $65
5. Bonjour Barossa
Everyone you know may be escaping for a summer in Europe, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little taste of France right here in Adelaide. Round up your family and friends (the ones who haven’t jetted off) and head to Seppeltsfield Winery for the annual French event ‘Bonjour Barossa’ this Sunday. A boutique and market-style French food, wine and cultural celebration is set to to be day full of good food, good wine and good times. There’ll be an abundance of foodie indulgences such as pastries and desserts, breads and baked goods, cured and smoked meats plus more favourites along the likes of; oysters, cheese, crepes and ice cream. This family friendly event will also be a hit with the kids thanks to face painting, bocce and Punch & Judy puppet shows. So go on, pretend you’ve been whisked away on a French adventure and head to the Barossa this weekend.
Sunday 9 July, 10.30am – 5pm. Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield. Tickets: $15 Adult, Children under 18 FREE
6. Labels Style Market
Plant 4 Bowden is the place to be this Sunday for all things fashion. Labels Style Markets is back for Autumn/Winter and ready to spark your fashion dreams with a runway showcase of up and coming designers, boutiques and Australian labels that you’ll fall in love with. With more than 60 stalls full of incredible men’s and women’s clothing bargains, unique art and some awesome home and beauty gifts, you can shop to your hearts content. Enjoy a wine at the mezzanine bar and graze on some great local eats while soaking up the atmosphere buzzing below. Don’t miss the Runway Showcase at 1pm!
Sunday 9 July, 10am – 4pm. Plant 4, Bowden. FREE
Calling all gardeners and rose enthusiasts, one of South Australia’s prolifically floral cemeteries wants Adelaide to get bloomin’ wonderful. Sharpen the secateurs and your pruning skills at Enfield Memorial Park this Monday, with a free rose pruning workshop. Run by the Adelaide Cemeteries Authority, alongside the Rose Society of South Australia, it’s for home gardeners and amateurs who want to learn the basics. The workshop will be run by Mr Woods, South Australia’s reigning Grand Champion exhibitor, and incoming President of the Rose Society of South Australia, Mr Doug Gregory – a light lunch will be offered. Register via phone (08) 8139 7400 or find them on Facebook.
Monday 10 July, 10am – 12 noon. Enfield Memorial Park, Enfield. FREE
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