Suddenly, 2017 is right around the corner and we’ve got no idea where 2016 went. It went by so fast! We’ve had no time to spend on our couches, which is the way it should be. 2017 is going to be another year jam packed with events so, make the most of what Adelaide has to offer.
After kicking off the New Year in the most epic way possible, let’s channel that excitement to make the first month of the year as legendary as possible!
December 1 – February 19 – Moonlight cinema Under the stars, at the Botanic Gardens, enjoy a movie out in the moonlight. They’ve already started, but they’re still running throughout January with a new movie featured every night from The Secret Life of Pets to Moana, Suicide Squad or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Search the program and book your tickets here.
December 17 – January 10 – Brickman Experience This one starts in December, but carries through to January so, it still counts. The Brickman Experience is an interactive spectacular for all you brick heads to enjoy. Whether you’re young or young at heart, you’ll be mesmerised by Ryan McNaught’s LEGO collection of more than 5 million LEGO bricks including his biggest ever Star Wars build, a model airbus A380, a quarter scale Ferrari and the world’s largest LEGO flower. While looking is fun, you’ll have an unforgettable experience in the master zones building your very own masterpieces.
January 1 – 2kw New Years Day Your eyes flicker open and it’s the first day of the year, but you have a raging hangover. There’s only one way to solve it. No, you don’t sleep away the day. Fight the urge to stay in bed and head to 2kw bar for a day of sipping bubbles in the sun and enjoying the sounds of some of Adelaide’s most favoured DJs including Souli, John Morley, Audio Porn, Delux and more! Entry is $45, which includes a drink on arrival and live entertainment all day and night.
January 6 – FOMO Adelaide It’s time to party together with one stage and no clashes so, you won’t have to choose between multiple artists. FOMO is an all-inclusive festival experience bringing together an amazing line-up of international and local artists for the ultimate one-day party!
January 6 – Twilight Sessions at The Lane Vineyard Every Friday, throughout January and February, knock off work and head for the vines for drinks and spectacular views of Mount Lofty’s sunsets. Out on the Lane Vineyard decking enjoy a divine a la carte menu in the perfect twilight setting. They’re running all through Summer and no bookings are required.
January 6 – 28 – Water Wonderland Beat the Summer heat slipping, slashing and sliding at the largest inflatable water theme park coming to Bonython Park. Tickets are on sale for the biggest range of water slides and carnival rides Australia has to offer.
January 7 – Hamlet Among the Vines Journey to the McLaren Vale vines for the modern kenning of Shakespeare’s most famous story, Hamlet at The Visitor Centre. The tickets for the four-hour tale, performed with passion by The Raw Shakespeare Project, are now available and they’ve got a bar open on the night.
January 7 – Michelle Pearson and Andy Petkovic present Uncovered, an intimate concert at Fox Creek Wines Following sold-out performances across South Australia and several performances at Fox Creek Wines, popular songstress, Michelle Pearson will be joined by Adelaide musician, singer and songwriter, Andy Petkovic, to present their latest show ‘Uncovered’ at Fox Creek Wines’ Cellar Door on Saturday 7 January 2017.
January 7 – 8 – Here’s To Now A celebration in the gardens of Coriole to kick start 2017 with an incredible line-up of live music, fine booze and tasty treats. The ducks nuts of live music include 30/70, Flamingo, Joy & Sparkles, Koi Child and so much more. For $115, your ticket will include a return bus fare from the Adelaide Convention Centre to Coriole Vineyards so, you can have few bevvies on the night. Or you can spend $85 and find your own way there.
January 10 – 12 – World Tennis Challenge In the first Grand Slam of the year, the three-night exhibition tournament will get players prepped for the Australian Open. Both current stars and legends of the game will be featured so, grab your tickets for courtside action or upgrade to premium for an up-close experience of the thrills and spills of live tennis.
January 13 – Beach Front Twilight Markets Return to Angus Neill Reserve this Summer to cool off by the foreshore as the sun sets over the ocean while devouring great food from the on-site food trucks. Both the kids and you can be entertained with activities and live entertainment.
January 13 – Zoos SA’s Rhino Gala Dinner While looking mighty dapper, spend a night raising funds for the endangered Southern White Rhino, which are on the road to extinction by 2024. The voice of cycling, Anna Meares, and Rhino conservationist, Phil Liggett will be the special guests for the night and Channel Nine’s, Brenton Ragless, will host the evening. A live and silent auction, hosted by Turner Real Estate, will raise funds that are set to assist Zoos SA relocate Rhinos from South Africa to Monarto Zoo and build the necessary infrastructure to safeguard the species. Tickets are $220 per person and can be secured by calling (08) 8267 3255.
January 13 – 14 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show It’s time to do the Time Warp again at the Capri Theatre Goodwood. The bar opens at 11 pm with the Costume parade beginning at 12 am followed by the screening of the classic musical comedy horror film at 12:30 am. So, dress up and bring your rice and toast. Get your tickets for $20.
January 14 – Heineken 3 Presents The HWY’s Beach Party Sun, sand and old school music classics are set for the Highway’s inaugural Beach Party. You’ll be taken through the ages by DJ Sammut and DJ Max with amazing cocktails at the bar and plenty of giveaways throughout the night. A party on the sand means it’s time to whip out the boardies and bikinis for the day and night.
January 14 – 22 – SANTOS Tour Down Under We know the Tour Down Under is going to bring all eyes to Adelaide for the biggest race in the southern hemisphere. But, there’s more to the Tour Down Under than just cycling. Expect street parties, kids activities and the finest regional hospitality to entertain you through the week long event.
January 15 – People’s Choice Undie Run What’s more fun than running around in your undies? The People’s Choice Undies Run is kicking bowel cancer in the butt, where all runners will be decked out in matching underwear to run a 2.3km arena to raise funds for the Cancer Council SA. Registrations are open online.
January 15 – Gilles Street Market One of Adelaide’s most popular fashion and design markets is back for another fabulous year! There are 90 stalls of vintage, retail clearance, designer samples and new and upcoming designers all selling their wares. The market also includes DJs, loads of food stalls and promises a family-friendly atmosphere similar to that of the Paddington or Bondi Markets in Sydney. The Gilles Street Market is open on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 10am – 4pm.
January 16 – Hains & Co Cigar Masterclass Join the experts at Hains & Co for an indulgent evening of cigars and fine whisky. You can sit back and relax as you’re guided through the world of Cuban cigars. This ticketed event has limited spots so get in quick!
January 16 – The Pot Food & Wine Unley Gourmet Gala are celebrating the Tour Down Under with a stunning tasting menu including six shared dishes.
January 17 – Phil Hoffman Travel Cruise Sale Day Get ready to say holy ship! Phil Hoffman Travel’s Cruise Sale Day will put your cruise dreams in motion with exclusive deals and savings on cruise packages for one day only. Not sure on where to sail off to? Well, you’ll have the chance to have a one-on-one talk with cruise experts and sit in on 15 different cruise seminars.
January 18 – Tour Down Under Chalk Creations Down by the Glenelg Foreshore, help create a colourful chalk creation to celebrate the start of Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under set for the following day. You’ll be working with local artist Sue Norman who’s well known for her Brighton Beach Mandala Creations. Book now for session 1, starting at 9 am, and session 2, beginning at 10 am.
January 18 – Glenelg Street Party Jetty Road will be pumping from 5 pm til 11 pm for the ultimate street party with free live entertainment, food, roving children’s entertainment, family fun and fashion.
January 19 – Find A Dino You’ll be taking a journey back, millions of years to discover the world of dinosaurs at Holdfast Bay Community Centre. With the kids in tow, you’ll discover and identify fossils, learn more about where each dinosaur lived, what they ate and more. For just $5 keep your kids entertained during the Summer break so, make your booking here.
January 19 – Norwood On Tour Be sure to say hi to the Colonist Hotel team at the Norwood On Tour Street Party. You can enjoy some tasty lamb cutlets or grab a scotch steak ‘sanga’ with a pint or watermelon sangria from 5pm-10pm.
January 21 – Summer Vibes Festival It’s Adelaide’s newest boutique music festival, showcasing all Australian talent including Dimatek, Seek and Destroy, George Ashby, ALXM and so much more, over 2 stages. Grab your tickets for $59 for Summer Vibes kicking off at 1 pm.
January 22 – Adelaide Summer Orchestra The Adelaide Summer Orchestra is holding their next concert with conductor Bryan Griffiths at the Norwood Concert Hall. Tickets are $20 with proceeds going to the Save the Children Fund.
January 22 – Stirling Laneways It’s more than just a market, it’s a spectacle with a fun theme each month that you can come along to watch, dress up and enjoy. The theme this month is yet to be announced so stay tuned but, with the Summer heat setting in Stirling is a perfect place to escape to cool down.
January 22 – Taste Eden Valley Riesling Festival It’s back and set to be bigger and better than ever before! For all riesling lovers, this is your golden opportunity to celebrate the glory of Eden Valley Riesling and discover a range of rare and unique wines from boutique producers of the Barossa’s high country. Not only can you meet the makers and taste aged and current releases from over 30 single vineyards, you’ll have delicious food served by Mangia Mangia. Tickets are $20 per person.
January 25 – February 5 – Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures Local and national sculptures work in any medium showcase their artwork in both indoor and outdoor exhibitions. On February 5th the winner will be announced and the Channel 7 Brighton Jetty Classic Swimming Event and Street Festival will kick off.
January 26 – International Series Australia vs. Pakistan What’s more Australian than a day at Adelaide Oval watching the Victoria Bitter ODI Series? So, celebrate Australia Day in this blockbuster encounter as Australia takes on Pakistan. To be apart of all the fun come dressed in your best costumes. Come and experience all the action and excitement, both on and off the field, that is One Day cricket. Get your tickets here.
January 26 – 28 – Tunarama Home to the World Famous Tuna Toss, the Port Lincoln Tunarama Festival is held on Australia Day weekend. Expect the sun to be shining while you join in with a wide range of events, arts and cultural displays, local market stalls and some of the freshest seafood in the world. There’s something for the whole family to enjoy, just check out the Tunarama programme.
January 27 – 29 – Adelaide Hills Crush Festival Crush is more than just food and wine, its a celebration of the best things about life in the Adelaide Hills. It’s one weekend filled with 41 wineries, 43 eclectic Cellar Door Events, 12 ticketed events and 2 exciting cluster events. Check out what’s been planned here.
Looking for the perfect way to kick off January? We’ve got your New Year’s Eve guide here.
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