The Australia Day long weekend is creeping up so make sure you have some fabulous plans put in place to celebrate in true blue style- friends, sunshine and some good bevvies – Aussie Aussie Aussie! (Oi Oi Oi)
We’ve compiled a list of the hottest places and events to head to this Australia Day long weekend- take your pick!
The wine event of Summer is here! And it’s happening across the Australia Day Long Weekend. There’s so much going on at Crush that we’ve even made a guide on some of the highlights! you can check that out here!
The Ramsgate Hotel – Australia Day | January Long Wknd Festival!
Grab a wristband for $10 and spend the whole weekend partying at the Rammy! With mad drink specials (we’re looking at $6 voddies!), daily food specials, and cranking tunes, it’s shaping up to be a cracker of a weekend!
The Holdy – Australia Day Weekend
Party nautical style in the Aperol Spitz Bar and the (almost) obligatory sausage sizzle in the Garden Bar. This is a weekend-long event where the party don’t stop from Friday to Sunday!
The Moseley – The Moseley Beach Club
Open on the Glenelg foreshore across the whole Australia Day Long Weekend is South Australia’s first beach club! Sun lounges will be $50 to book, and $100 per day bed, which is for you to redeem on food & drinks at the bar. For deets on this amazing new beach bar, read our article here.
Urban Beach – Urban Beach Goes Aussie
Urban Beach are cranking this Australia Day Long Weekend. Get around the quintessential Aussie BBQ day at Urban Beach. Beer Happy Hour from 10am – 3pm, drink specials, DJs, and even face painting for the little ones!
All weekend at Madame Hanoi, the Aussie bao will have you screaming “you little beauty!” with it’s combination of crumbed prawns and traditional flavours while Patty Mac’s burger of the month Aussie Burger and traditional lamington.
You will be able to admire gorgeous – and potentially iconic – sculptures all weekend at the 11th annual Patritti Brighton Jetty Sculptures event. So rejoice! (And you can double rejoice because Patritti Wines will be there with many drink specials ensuring we have all the wine we so desire). The drinks specials Pattritti will be offering are on selected Patritti Wines, with bottles for $18 and $4.50 glasses. All all the money raised from the event will go towards the Brighton Surf Lifesaving – who do amazing work for the community. So make sure to head down and take a look around!
Thursday night and all-day Friday, Sean’s Kitchen will be cooking up the Ultimate Australia Day Burger (dry-aged beef, bacon, prawns, Jack cheese, chipotle BBQ sauce, aioli, pickles and a side of duck fat chips). Only matching it with the Pimped Golden North Pavlova could make it more ‘Strayan.
Australia Day Eve | Thursday | January 25
The Warradale Hotel – Slo Brew Tap Heist
Kick off your long weekend the night before with a Slo Brew Tap Takeover featuring 8 beers on the Flux Capacitor, excellent food created specifically by our chefs for the night & entertainment from 7 pm!
Fresh 92.7 Street Party – Station Lane
Dance the night away with a live broadcast from 3pm and Fresh DJs spinning tracks from 6pm onwards!
Swing Under The Stars – Oasis Outdoor Bar
Come for the free dance lessons with Swing Out Adelaide DJ’s and cut a rug with live band Lucky Seven. And if you’re hungry, there’s a delicious wood fired pizza and beer deal for $15. So two-hop over to Adelaide Casino and show them your fanciest footwork.
Australia Day | Friday | January 26
Australia Day In The City 2018
The biggest Australia Day celebrations in Adelaide. Head down King William Street from 6 pm for the multicultural Australia Day Parade then over to Elder Park for the free Australia Day Concert (feat. Ricki-Lee!) and the spectacular Australia Day fireworks display!
Serafino Wines – Electric Gardens
Come Australia Day we’ll be screaming that Fat Boy Slim is right here, right now… But he will be!! What better day for a winery music festival?! Story and ticket details here.
The Arkaba – Rodger’s Backyard Barbie
The Ark is chucking on a free BBQ from 1 pm for Australia Day in Sporty’s Bar + Arena (Rodger’s backyard)! Plus, join in Rodger Foxwell’s shout of Little Creatures Rogers between 11-12pm and 3-4pm, or try your hand at the Sticky Wicket comp between 4-7 pm.
The Lane Vineyard – Australia Day Long Lunch with Duncan Welgemoed of Africola
Try on a luncheon for Australia Day with The Lane’s scene-stealer from Crush: the Australia Day long lunch with special guest Chef Duncan Welgemoed of Africola from 12pm. Cost: $150 pp (including wine matching). We’re so keen about this one, that we’ve got a story on it! Story and ticket details here.
Adelaide Oval – Fourth Gillette ODI vs England
The Australia One Day International is back, with Australia facing off against England down at Adelaide Oval. Check out the action and be part of the game, when we face off in the fourth ODI of the series. Tickets available here.
Unley Night Markets – Grand Opening
Kick back after the BBQ’s are over with the Unley Night Market. With delicious street eats, market stalls, live music, and a pop-up bar.
City Of Holdfast Bay – Australia Day At The Bay
Celebrate Australia Day by welcoming over 60 new citizens at the Glenelg Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony and celebrating the local heroes who received well-deserved Australia Day Awards. From 10:30 am there will be free family activities until mid-afternoon on the Foreshore reserve such as live music, balloon twister, roving entertainment, giant games, Dig a Dino and face painting.
Celebrate Australia Day in true Aussie spirit – with cricket, ice cold beer and a lamb on the spit! Lady Burra has live music from 12 pm, the Australia Day ODI on the big screen and Happy Hour specials throughout the match… plus the aforementioned Aussie meat of choice, lamb, on the spit.
The Walkers Arms Hotel – Walkers Arms Australia Day Party
Head down to the Walkers Arms and celebrate Austalia Day watching the Cricket on the big screen while eating Aussie inspired food specials & drinking a cold beer!
The Kensi – Australia Day In The Corner Bar
Celebrate Australia Day in the newly renovated Corner Bar with beers, burgers and cricket. Aus v Eng ODI on the screens from 1:50 pm, and of course, drink specials!
Tonsley Hotel – Australia Day- UPGA Classic
Get a spot of (un-professional) golf in this Friday at the Tonsley Hotel’s 3rd annual Un-professional Golfer Association Classic. The 2 Hole Mini Golf comp starts from 2pm with great prizes to be won all with the cricket live on the big screen playing behind!
South Adelaide FC Oval – Australia Day Bush Fair & Fireworks
Drop a gold coin for entry and celebrate Australia Day frmo 5:30 pm with live music, wood chopping, pony rides, rock climbing, face painting, games, native animals, mini train rides, stalls and much more. Pack a picnic and be ready to explore before the spectacular fireworks display (which is synchronised to music might we add) finishes the night.
Gate Crashers – Oasis Outdoor Bar
Crowd favourite party band Gate Crashers take over Oasis followed by Triple J Unearthed roots band Sam Brittain & Co on Saturday night followed by DJ Matt Teager.
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Saturday | January 27
Sunday | January 28
Fiesta Sundays – Oasis Outdoor Bar
Adelaide’s biggest Fiesta is on every Sunday at Oasis Bar. Featuring live Latin Band Macumbia, the best Latino tunes with the one and only DJ Hugo Salcedo and a FREE dance class with Latino Grooves. If you’re thirsty, they have a refreshing Sangria on offer.
Other than that? Guys! It’s time to relax. Get ready for work tomorrow, sit back and take it all in. Of course, as we mentioned above there are events to keep you going if you’re in. Your best bet? Check out our Crush Guide and hit up some Adelaide Hills wineries for an excellent Sunday.