It may be hot in the city (and the rest of South Australia) but that’s no excuse to stay in. Get amongst it with these fab events in Adelaide to keep you occupied in the heat.
Words by Hayley Taylor & Georgia Lake
Electric Gardens At Serafino
It’s a national day off, a day of sunshine, booze and groovy tunes and it just so happens that Serafino winery has the same thing in mind. McLaren Vale loves to fill their gorgeous wineries with world class DJs and this time is no different. We’re talking Fatboy Slim, Motez and Gorgon City. It’s going to be a huge day so wear white at your own risk because there’s a large chance you’ll also be wearing wine.
Friday 26 January, 3pm to 11pm. Serafino Wines, 39 Kangarilla Road, McLaren Vale. Tickets from $87
Carnaval De Cuba
Fancy something a little something different this weekend? Perhaps it’s the time to dip your toes in the Latin party pool. We reckon it’ll be warm enough in there to jump right in. Cuban dance immersion and routines, workshops and sensational live music will fill the Gov until the early hours of the morning.
Saturday 27 January, 8pm to 2am. The Gov, 59 Port Road, Hindmarsh. Tickets: pre-sale $15 or $20 at the door
The Crows Nest Climb At Aerial Park
Fancy getting high? Prepare yourself for a bird’s eye view from the Adelaide Hills to the West Beach shoreline. Mega Adventure, Australia’s first and tallest family friendly aerial park has just opened a new attraction called the Crows Nest. You don’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day to feel weak at the knees.
Saturday 27 January, 9.30am to 7pm. 4 Hamra Ave, West Beach. Tickets and availability here
Atomic Lounge Opening Weekend
Retro music has a new home with a friendly face. Located under Enigma Bar on Hindley Street, Atomic Lounge is the new place if you’re not much of a HQ fan but more of a (former) Supermild lover. Expect pool tables, lounges, a beer garden and a dance floor, with tunes ranging from the 50s to the 80s from Jive regular DJ Craig. A place to meet your mates or wind down after work, it’s time to get your boogie on.
Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 January, then every Friday and Saturday onwards. 10pm to 4am, Enigma Bar, Hindley Street. Discover more
Al Salam Festival
Known as the ‘festival of peace’, the Australian public is invited to a day of culture, entertainment, celebration and education. The Islamic Society of SA and the Arabic Islamic Centre want to promote positive multicultural perceptions and the religion of Islam where everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. The program is packed with slam poetry, an art exhibition and stalls with flavours from hidden corners around the world.
Saturday 27 January, 4pm to 11pm. Veale Gardens, South Terrace, Adelaide. FREE
Aussie Spirit Vs Japanese Denso
Cheer on the Australian Open Women’s Softball girls as they play against Japan’s Professional DENSO Bright Pegasus at SA’s softball headquarters, West Beach. The two world-class teams go head-to-head over a two-day tournament, with autograph sessions after the games. Get out there to watch these awesome girls whack some balls.
Saturday 27 to Sunday 28 January, 8:30am to 3pm. Softball SA, West Beach. $10 for one day, $15 for both
Bringing the beach to the hills for a full day of family fun, Crush Festival is throwing the ultimate beach party. Expect an island beach, a slip ‘n slide, adult-flavoured icy-poles, grape crushing and wine tasting, food as fancy or old school as you want, and pools with inflatable toys to cool down. Make the experience extra with an Exclusive Spa Package which includes a private paddling pool for six people, plus oysters, antipasto and wines to match.
Sunday 28 January, 12pm to 7pm. Glen Ewin Estate, 43 Lower Hermitage Road, Houghton. Adult $15, kids $5
Make It Mine Market
Head on down to Henley Square Pavilion this weekend and get lost in over 50 specialty stalls right by the beach. Whether you’re needing something homely for the ranch or something sweet for your gran’s birthday, you’re sure to find a treasure within these knick-knacks. There’ll be face painting for the kids and some delicious delights for you from Nice Little Things Catering Company, plus the welcoming water when the shopping gets a bit hot.
Sunday 28 January, 10am to 3pm. Henley Square Precinct, Corner of Main Street & Military Road, Henley Beach. FREE
Rosé And Croquet In The Lane
For their second year, The Lane Vineyard is hosting a playful event for all you rosé lovers. Taste new releases from their label and devour some refreshing frozé (frozen rosé) while you lounge on the lawns with a few juicy treats from their hatted restaurant. No bookings required, and you’re enveloped in the gorgeous Adelaide Hills.
Sunday 28 January, 10am to 4.30pm. The Lane Vineyard, 5 Ravenswood Lane, Hahndorf. FREE
Plan Ahead: Migration Museum Sym Choon Exhibition
The Adelaide Migration Museum’s newest exhibition will showcase the legacy of the Sym Choon family and their contribution to South Australia’s cultural diversity. Learn how the family went from selling fruit, fireworks and fancy-goods to retail businesses, and how they’re still impacted by the White Australia Policy. An educational display that encompasses a family of changing fortunes.
Tuesday 30 January to 22 July, 10am to 5pm. 82 Kintore Avenue. FREE