The wintry weather is rolling in but no matter how cold it is, you won’t want to stay inside and miss the top events in Adelaide this weekend. Wine, markets, art, books, flowers – just a few of your favourite things are on the agenda.
1. Cellar Treasures Weekend
Calling all wine connoisseurs, collectors and anyone who loves a great tipple. Cellar Treasures is on this weekend in Langhorne Creek. The region is a mere 50-minute drive from Adelaide, through rolling hills and farmland. Wineries including Angas Plains Wines, Bleasdale Vineyards, Bremerton Wines, Lake Breeze Wines, and The Winehouse will unlock their cellars and uncover museum wines for special tastings. Each cellar door hosts their own event with delicious food, exclusive experiences and tastings of various vintages. Be sure to check out your favourite winery, discover what’s on the program and book ahead if you want to stick around for lunch.
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August, 10am to 5pm both days. Langhorne Creek. FREE. Discover what’s on
2. Mythical Beasts Market
The important questions in life: is it sparkly? Does it jangle? It’s Highly likely at this unusual market. Featuring all things mystical and magical, the City East Markets is Mythical Beasts-themed this weekend. Showcasing all of Adelaide’s most imaginative makers, bakers and creators, you’ll be sure to find something wild, crazy and covered in glitter. Eat and drink your way around the market while discovering sparkly unicorns, shiny mermaids, dancing fairies, flaming dragons, spooky witches, wise warlocks, sneaky leprechauns, delightful pixies, and cheeky elves. This isn’t any ol’ market, this is one for the imaginative at heart.
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August, 10am to 3pm both days. City East Markets, 230 Flinders Street, Adelaide. FREE
3. SALA on King William Road
It’s all happening on King William Road this Saturday as SALA festival continues to light up Adelaide. It kicks off with a special event featuring a DJ and live painting and is set to be a fun-filled afternoon. Stay and explore the many boutiques, restaurants and cafes with a variety of emerging and established artists on display. Pop in to Tomich Wines and enjoy renowned South Australian artist, Emma Hack’s, ‘A Few of my Favourite Things’ exhibition at 3.30pm. Entry is free and you’ll even receive a complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival. If you can’t make it this Saturday for the main event, you can still experience the art on display throughout August, or discover the full SALA program and experience many more art exhibitions located across South Australia.
Saturday 12 August, all day. King William Road, Hyde Park. FREE
4. Love Your Bookshop Day
Consider yourself a book worm? This one’s for you. Get down to Dillons Norwood Bookshop on The Parade and celebrate ‘Love Your Bookshop Day’ with a bunch of great events for all ages. For the kids, there’s free animal-themed face painting from 10.30am to 1.30pm and an I Spy Animals reading by author Bronwyn Lindsay at 2pm. There’s even be a special visit from Captain Courageous of the Captain Courageous Foundation, a non-for-profit foundation exploring cures for rare blood diseases. For the older book lovers, drop in at 3pm for an in-conversation and book signing event with Rebekah Clarkson author of Barking Dogs and Pip Williams, author of One Italian Summer. It’s the perfect time to discover new and previously loved reads and celebrate everything you love about books.
Saturday 12 August, 9am to 5pm. Dillons Norwood Bookshop, 166 The Parade, Norwood. FREE
5. Camellia Show
Brighten your mood this weekend with a trip to Carrick Hill for the annual Camellia Show, presented by Camellias South Australia. Full of pretty, prize-winning blooms, you’ll be in your element if you love a little flower power. Discover the gorgeous display of colour and pick up a few plants to create your own flower haven in your garden. The ever-popular event will be busy both days, so plan ahead and get there early to snap up the best blooms. There’s nothing like a beautiful bunch of petals to lift your spirits this winter.
Saturday 12, 12pm to 4.30pm and Sunday 13 August, 10am to 4.30pm. Carrick Hill, 46 Carrick Hill Drive, Springfield. FREE
6. Walk a Mile in My Boots
Did you know there are nearly 6,000 people experiencing homelessness in South Australia? That’s a lot of people facing poverty and disadvantage. Help make a difference this Friday, and register to take part in the annual Walk a Mile in My Boots event to show support for those doing it tough. Organised by the Hutt St Centre, the walk aims to show what it’s like on a cold winter’s morning and face having to walk one mile to find something to eat, a hot shower and a friendly face. Starting at 7.30am at Victoria Park, the walk takes just over an hour and ends in the South Park Lands followed by a traditional Hutt St Centre BBQ breakfast. By taking part in the walk and contributing to donations and fundraising, the centre will be able to continue putting on brekkie for the homeless and help those who need it most. If you’d like to participate, you can register online prior to the event as an individual or team, or you can register on the day.
Friday 11 August, 7.30am to 8.30am. Victoria Park, Wakefield Road, Adelaide. Register: $30 Adults, $10 Students, $5 Child
7. Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2017
Discover the incredible beauty of Australia and head to the South Australian Museum this weekend to view all the finalists’ work for the Nature Photographer of the Year. Snaps by professional, emerging and junior photographers showcases their artistry and technique in images of flora, fauna and landscapes captured in our own backyard. The winner will be announced Thursday 10 August and the public exhibition is open from Friday 11 August until Sunday 24 September.
Opens Friday 11 August, 10am to 5pm daily. South Australian Museum. Adults $10, Concession $7
Plan Ahead: Robbie Williams Adelaide 500 After Concert
When Robbie Williams announces he’s coming to town to headline the Adelaide 500 After Concert; you better grab yourself a ticket ASAP. Formally known as the Clipsal 500, the Adelaide 500 motorsport event celebrates 20 years in 2018. The annual race is set to be bigger and better than ever, especially with Robbie performing. The UK star has made it to Adelaide twice before. In 2006 his Football Park (AAMI Stadium) show attracted 60,000 fans and his 2015 arena tour sold out – so expect this one to sell out fast.
Sunday 4 March 2018, Adelaide Street Circuit. Tickets $99 – on sale NOW
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