Spring Is Here! And So Is Your Guide To What’s On This September


Let us begin by addressing the Elephant in the room, SPRING time! Yes it’s finally here and we are completely besotted with the soothing fact the winter has come and gone. Ok, so it wasn’t that bad, but we’re just super happy the days of sunshine have come out to play.

Here’s a snap of whats happening this month:

September 1 –  Spring List Launch Party Maybe Mae is celebrating spring with the launch of a fresh, vibrant cocktail list and invites you to celebrate. Listed as a finalist amongst some of Australia’s great bars for cocktail bar of the year state and national and cocktail list of the year national, we can safely assume these are the kind of cocktails we want to be sippin’ on and lookin’ pretty. All house cocktails will be $15 on the night.

September 1 – October 28 Kangaroo Island Art FEASTival Showcasing a plentiful of Kangaroo Island coastal art, culture, food and wine, the island’s annual Art Feastival is the perfect excuse to sneak off for a weekend getaway. The island itself is renowned for sustainable agriculture, eco-tourism and local sourcing. This means you should expect to see Kangaroo Island sourced meats, cheeses and olive oils, wildly caught seafoods, local oysters and an abundance of organic vegetable farms, as well as artists such as Janine Mackintosh and local jewellers, arts and crafts thats will incorporate through an offering of events happening in the festival period.

September 1 –  Starlight Dinner @ InterContinental Adelaide The Five Chefs Dinner held at the Intercontinental is the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s signature fundraising event. The night provides diners with a unique experience in food from five of the best chefs in South Australia, paired with 5 of SA’s finest vintages from across the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and the Barossa. The night will raise funds to support the Starlight’s programs in the Women’s And Children’s Hospital.

September 2 – September 11 The Royal Adelaide Show If you have any sick days up your sleeve we recommend you take one because showtime is here! The Royal Adelaide Show is on again at the Adelaide Showgrounds, honouring your traditions in sugar coated fun, screaming children (and adults), scary rides and community stalls and competitions. Have a look at our Foodie Guide to the Show here.

September 2 – 4 Barossa Gourmet Weekend We can all agree when I say that it definitely takes more than a weekend to obnoxiously satisfy our needs that the Barossa has to offer, but a weekend would definitely be a great place to start right? The Barossa Gourmet Weekend is the ultimate foodie and wine weekend that will have you camel-training the red dirt roads of the valley from property on to property. Check out Glam’s guide to the Barossa Gourmet Weekend for our telltale of events not to miss.

September 2 & 30 Artwine Uncorked at The National Wine Centre Adelaide’s own National Wine Centre is hosting its twice monthly Uncorked session. Showing off SA’s valiance in producing some of the finest wines in the country, the event kicks off with a sneaky glass of Adelaide Hills Proseco, Gruner Veltliner, amongst other vintages and releases by the glass and bottle, along with some complimentary bites to favour. Following the event is Meet the Maker, additional to the Uncorked tasting. Meet the Maker provides a structured wine tasting experience, while bookings are available, tickets are extremely limited so be quick.

September 3 – Squadron Ball – a night at royal ascot Join the Royal Australian Yacht Squadron for a night of equestrian frivolity and toe tapping good times on the dance floor. Enjoy a 3 course dinner, complimentary bubbles and port, and a night of trivial punting on the royal race world at the Squadron Ball.
September 3 – Squelch Toddler Mud Run and Adventure Challenge Sorry mums and dads, this ones for the little ones! Pop-up Play presents the the kiddie-friendly Toddler Mud Run. The course will have your little tackas running, jumping, climbing, sliding, crawling, swinging and squelching their way through the muddy course (we highly suggest that nobody wears their bright whites!) .
September 4 –  Escape Hunt Father’s Day Special If you haven’t already planned your way to dad’s heart this Father’s Day, Adelaide’s only escape room and bar has the perfect agenda. The new and exciting craze that’s sweeping through Adelaide calls on the inner Sherlock Holmes. Sporting your detective hat you’ll hunt for hidden clues, solve puzzles and crack codes in order to unravel the mystery and escape the room. Book in for an Escape Hunt on Sunday 4th September and Dad will get to choose a FREE beer.

September 4 – Argentinean Father’s Day Lunch at La Boca Bar and Grill Treat the old man to an Argentinean Father’s Day buffet lunch this year. La Boca is cranking up the fire with Asador barbecued meats and other traditional Argentinean goodies to satisfy the hedonist belly of dad.

Oh, and September 4 is Father’s Day. Check out Glam’s Guide To Spoiling Your Dad here for more on what to do, where to eat and where to be.

September 11 – Bay To Birdwood On Rundle St Rundle Street East is hosting yet another awesome day for its fellow Adelaideans. Car enthusiasts refrain from spending your day reading Wheelsmag, the event boasts around 80 veteran, vintage and early classic vehicles on display, including a 1926 Rolls Royce, 1952 Bentley, 1909 Gregoire, 1914 Napier as well as a 1936 Chrysler. The streets are anticipated to bring lines of people watching the cavalcade of vintage models as well as family devoted fun at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood on the day.

September 11 – The Adelaide Color Run Tropicolor World Tour This is hands down the funkiest 5km you will ever run. Victoria Park Racecourse will be conducting the annual Color Run, set to have participants running through tropical showers of colour, interactive courses with music, dancing and bathing in island scents on their journey to cross the finish line.

September 14 – Big Shed, Big Ocean Degustation Big Shed Beer is sharing its love affair of audacious brews at NOLA Adelaide’s Mezzanine. Putting on a 6 course degustation with matching Big Red Beers, the boys from the shed endeavour a stout-hearted evening.

September 15 – Spring Summer Style Sessions at Rundle Place The prodigious scene of fashion in Adelaide is worthy of a visit at Rundle Place. Welcoming three stylists hailing from the fashion industry, the Spring Summer Style Sessions offer hour and a half consults that will have you donning the hottest trends amongst the the runway scene.

September 15 – October 2 OzAsia Festival Experience the world of Asia in the heart of Adelaide! Australia’s premier international arts festival focusing on Asia brings new, revamped and fresh ideas into the 2016 festival season. With the program featuring the finest in theatre, dance, music, film, talks, visual arts and the much loved Moon Lantern Festival, the event is set to appreciate the culture and lifestyle that foresees Asia.

September 17 – Hains & Co Talk Like a Pirate Day Arrr! It’d be rude not to acknowledge the rapport between Hains & Co and National Talk Like a Pirate Day, the fumbling pair share the monkey on back for all things Gin and Rum. Falling on a Mondee this year, Hains & Co are stealin’ t’ day and movin’ it t’ a proper day t’ celebrate…Saturday 17.

September 17 – International Grenache Day Serafino Wines are spoiling us with a little fun this International Grenache Day, hosting a free community tasting for Grenache Lovers. The event is being held at Serafino Wines in their courtyard and special guest James Halliday will be attending.

September 17 – Stones Throw Records 20th Year Anniversary Tour Celebrating 20 years of contemporary music releases, Rocket Bar and Rooftop welcome Stones Throw Records. Gathering up an all-star lineup, throwing Adelaide a hip hop party in true Stones Throw style: Prepare yourself for sets from Beat Junkies founder and renowned turntablist J Rocc, beatmaker Mndsgn, Egyptian Lover and a label retrospective closing set from Peanut Butter Wolf himself.

September 18 – Gilles Street Market Adelaide’s fashion focused markets are back again this month. With a myriad selection of 90’s vintage, retail clearance, designer samples and young design talent, as well as food stalls and DJ’s, the family-friendly market offers a cool vibe with something for everyone.

September 18 – City to Bay Fun Run Sunday Mails City-Bay Fun Run is the annual September event that sees runners on a 12km heat from the Adelaide city to Glenelg Bay. Helping to connect runners with their anticipated charities in a build up of fundraising and support prior to the day, the event will foresee funds go towards various charities and support the local communities.

September 18 – Moon Lantern Festival Elder Park will be aglow with a Spring Festival colour scheme with over a kilometre of pink, yellow and red festoon lanterns complimenting the beautiful sensual feast including the traditional parade, live music and food. So much food.

September 19 – Windy Point Spring celebration with Howard Vineyards Take advantage of the slightly longer lingering sunsets from one of the most picturesque dining views in Adelaide. This multiple-course restaurant degustation menu paired with the delicious wines of Howard Vineyard, who will also be on hand to speak with and talk about their produce. Bookings are very limited so be sure to call Windy Point on 8278 8255 to secure your table.

September 21 – October 2 Good Fortune Market In collaboration with the OzAsia Festival, brought to you by the creative minds that made Royal Croquet Club and Alpine Winter Village, comes Good Fortune Market. Sending you a wok-world away with tastes from the streets of Asia, the Good Fortune Market takes you through a culinary adventure of Asian flavours over 12 days.

September 22 – Ladies Wine Soiree Dinner at Jolley’s Boathouse Adelaide’s Fabulous Ladies Wine Society is hosting the final soiree for the year in conjunction with Jolley’s boathouse and Turkey Flat. Join the ladies at the Boathouse as they work their way through a five course dinner paired with a range of Turkey Flats finest.

September 22 – James Squire Dinner at La Boca Bar and Grill No reasonable beer loving stickler would find the excuse satisfyingly appropriate to miss this dinner. A four course menu complimenting James Squire beers with every item. Craft beer specialist Michael ‘Jacko’ Jackson from James Squire and La Boca Bar and Grill Head Chef Nicolas Arreola will be taking you through the journey as you progress the night, one frothy sip and forkful at a time.

September 25 – Indofest-Adelaide Cultural & Culinary Festival The 2016 Indofest-Adelaide Cultural and Culinary Festival returns to the Adelaide Cultural Precinct, promising Adelaide an empirical Indonesia. As the ninth consecutive year, the festival celebrates an exciting line-up of traditional and contemporary music, dance and workshops by talented local performers, Indonesian cuisine and delicacies.

September 25 – Gentlemen’s Ride Lunch at Sean’s Kitchen As part of the annual Gentleman’s Ride happening in Adelaide again this year, Sean’s kitchen will be hosting a post-event lunch to support the ride. The event is a global campaign aimed at raising funds for prostate cancer; Sean himself will be designing a menu for the lunch and will see 126 riders welcomed, and encourages members of the public to join in the lunch and meet the dappers.

September 30 – Farmers Leap Pizza Pasta and Fine Wine Night It’s basically the night of our dreams. Pizza. Pasta. Fine Wine. Yep, you have us wondering why we haven’t heard of this earlier. If you plan on moseying down south through the Limestone Coast, this is definitely the place to settle for a comforting bite and glass of fine wine.

September 30 – Captain Courageous Degustation Dinner at The Lane Vineyard Join the crew at The Lane for this special five-course degustation evening, showcasing the greatest wines from their vineyard each matched to an iconic wine from an elite French estate chosen by Matthew Jukes in order to raise much-needed funds for the Captain Courageous Foundation.


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