The Hottest Events In Adelaide This September


Friday 1 September – Sunday 3 September, Barossa Gourmet Weekend. The Barossa is inviting all food and wine lovers to enjoy intimate tastings, dining experiences, masterclasses, brunches, garden parties, picnics, platters or flame grilled feasts at this year’s Gourmet Weekend. With 44 events on this year’s programme, you can indulge your culinary curiosity with authentic regional food accompanied with world-class wine. You can buy your Gourmet Trail Passport from your first winery or pre-purchase here to avoid the queue.

Friday 1 September – Sunday 10 September, Royal Adelaide Show. It’s that time of year again! The annual Royal Adelaide Show offers you a variety of carnival rides, showbags, attractions, handicrafts, produce, cookery, livestock, animal shows and plenty more to cater for everyone’s interests. You’ll have two full weekends to enjoy all The Show has to offer, so be sure to pre-purchase your tickets here, from your local IGA or Foodland, to save a bit of cash to spend on this year’s showbags!

Friday 1 September – Saturday 2 September, Björn Again: The World’s No. 1 ABBA Show. After 2 SOLD OUT shows in 2016, The Arkaba is proud to once again present Björn Again on their ‘Thank Abba For The Music 2017’ national tour. This 2-hour show will bring you performances of Dancing Queen, Money Money Money, Take A Chance On Me, Knowing Me Knowing You and more! Tickets are $50pp (+$3.50 booking fee) and can be bought here.

Saturday 2 September, Spring Fling with Hutton Vale Farm x Henschke. Hutton Vale Farm and Henschke are having a fling in the rolling hills of the Eden Valley. Offering wholesome food grown on the surrounding paddocks, prepared by Harvest Kitchen, while Adelaide’s Porch Sessions spread their wings from their normal backyard style to provide an amazing line-up of live music among the whimsical courtyards and open spaces.

Saturday 2 September, Irish Race Day 2017. Celebrate the land of Saints and Scholars at Irish Race Day at Morphettville Racecourse! For the authentic Irish experience, secure your tickets now to the ‘Taste of Guinness’ package. Tickets are just $35 and include racecourse entry, a pint of Guinness, food voucher, live music and entertainment. There’s also hospitality across the course in a variety of packages, everyone can feel the luck of the Irish and enjoy a day of racing action. Tickets are limited, so be sure, be sure to get your ticket today from here.

Saturday 2 September, Walk to Wall Adelaide 2017. This year commemorates 10 years of International China Concern’s Walk The Wall fundraiser walkathon! ICC is a Christian organisation that changes lives by bringing love, hope and opportunity to China’s abandoned and disabled. Walk the Wall 2017 will be hosted here in Adelaide at Wattle Reserve. Be there at 9am for a 9:30am start, for the approx 10 km walk. You can register participation and start fundraising here.

Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 September, Cosmic Array Installation Elder Park. As part of the Splash Adelaide 2017 Winter Festival, you can enjoy a day and evening experience of an array 16 individual cosmic ray detectors on the Elder Park foreshore. You’ll experience how cosmic rays are all around us and arrive in showers of particles. You can find more info on this event here.

Cosmic Array

Sunday 3 September, Gilles Street Father’s Day Edit. The Gilles Street Market is OPEN this Fathers Day, so come in for Breakfast or Lunch and browse the stalls. They’ve teamed up with some great local SA businesses to create some cool things to do with Dad on his day. Some of these include The Little Big Balloon Co, Slick Lobster, Paul Gurry, and Little Johnny Instabooth & Coffee Van, plus many more! All the action starts at 10am.

Sunday 3 September, Father’s Day.

Sunday 3 September, Australian Festival of Marmalade. This festival is celebrating the Marmalade Awards winners with all things citrus. As it is Father’s Day there will be events, stalls, kids activities, morning and afternoon tea and a BBQ. Some marmalade cooking demonstration and some marmalade tasting will also be available, with the marmalade winners announced in the afternoon. Gold coin entrance admission.

Sunday 3 September, Slowdown at Norwood Oval. There’s no place Dad would rather be this Father’s Day than at Little Heroes Foundation’s Finesse Built Slowdown at Norwood Oval. Slowdown XVII will venture into new territory at Norwood Oval and comes with an exciting new concept: Slowdown All Stars VS SANFL Legends. Gates open at 11:00am, with the first bounce at 1:30pm. Cost is $5.00 entry, and U12 Gold Coin.

Wednesday 6 September, Placebo concert. Placebo have announced their first Australian headline tour in 11 years! The band will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album with shows in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle and Canberra between September 4 and 1, landing here in Adelaide on the 6th. Tickets are now on sale here.

Sunday 10 September, Love Cherish Adore Wedding Fair. Love Cherish Adore has a proud reputation for showcasing a mix of modern, creative & design focused wedding vendors who can help you create your bespoke celebration of love! Meet & greet with these outstanding vendors and enjoy the inspiration they create! You can find out more info here.

Monday 11 September, Fashion At The Races Final with special guest Miss Universe Olivia Rogers. Tune into TRSA’s Facebook page on September 11th 11.30am when SAJC go live to announce the winners of Fashion at the Races for the 16/17 season with Miss Universe Olivia Rogers as the special guest judge.

Tuesday 12 September, Kevin Bridges at The Thebby.
Scotland’s biggest comedy export, Kevin Bridges, is finally returning to Australia after his sell-out tour in 2014! Dubbed as ‘brilliant’ by one of his comedy idols, Billy Connolly, this is a rare chance to see him perform live. Don’t miss Kevin Bridges on his long-awaited return to Australia! You can purchase your tickets here.

Tuesday 12 September, Postal vote on same-sex marriage. Don’t forget to have your say in the postal vote on same-sex marriage. Ballot papers will start arriving in the mail from today. You will have until November 7 to post them back.

Wednesday 13 September, The Balaklava Cup. Giddy up! The Balaklava Cup is one of the largest country thoroughbred racing events in South Australia. In excess of 8,000 people making the trip to the mid north farming town to let their hair down and have a great day at The Races. At any Balaklava Cup you’ll find over 60 corporate and private marquees, 90 TAB facilities, 17 bookmakers, a Beauty Bar and a range of food and beverage outlets. So what are you waiting for? Get booking.

Wednesday 13 September, The Roy goes Down the Rabbit Hole.
Immerse yourself under the stars in Down the Rabbit Hole’s new beer garden and share a wonderful informal evening with like-minded food and wine lovers presented by owner, Matt Highet. The founders of DTRH believe that a truly great bottle of wine, shared with friends and lovers, has the ability to transform a seemingly ordinary day or evening into something pretty special. Spaces are limited so bookings are essential, you can get your tickets here.

Thursday 14 – 15 September, International Grenache Day at Serafino. Serafino Restaurant invites you to celebrate International Grenache day with a Grenache dinner on Thursday 14th September from 6.30pm with special guest Quay Restaurant Head Sommelier, Amanda Yallop. Bring your favourite bottle of Grenache and join local winemakers and growers while enjoying Serafino Head Chef, Sarah Contin shared plates.To purchase tickets for the dinner please click here.


Friday 15 September, Gang of Youths at The Thebby. Following on from their critically acclaimed album ‘The Positions’ and ‘Let Me Be Clear EP’, Gang of Youths are now set to release in Australia/New Zealand their second studio album, ‘Go Farther in Lightness’ on their September tour. You can buy your tickets here.

Saturday 16 September, The Beatles First 5 at Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Are you ready for an all out Beatles rock concert experience? Please Please Me, With the Beatles, Beatles For Sale, A Hard Day’s Night and Help! It’s no exaggeration to say that the world hasn’t been the same since those first five Beatles albums shook the world to its foundations between March ’63 and August ’65. Five of Australia’s finest artists- Kevin Mitchell, Jack Jones, Wes Carr, Paul Gray & Ciaran Gribbin along with the Please Please Me band perform 40 songs from the Beatles first five albums in one hit packed night of Rock’n’Roll music with a backbeat you can’t lose! Be sure to buy your tickets here.

Tuesday 19 September, Young Gun Winemaker of the Year Dinner at 2KW. 2KW Bar and Restaurant are extremely excited to have South Australia’s very own Michael Downer, 2017 Young Gun Winemaker of the Year join us for dinner as he showcases his award-winning Murdoch Hills wines. Wanting the dinner to be a true Adelaide Hills experience, Chef Dan Lawrence has sourced many of his ingredients from the region, creating a menu that focuses on the different arrays of produce the area now provides. Be sure to book in for the fabulous evening quick!

Thursday 21 September, Seafood & Sparkling Wine Experience at National Wine CentreIndulge in a Seafood & Sparkling culinary experience at the National Wine Centre this Spring. Enjoy Australian Sparkling and French Champagne with the freshest South Australian Seafood. Australian vs. French bubbles will be on showcase as you sip your way through four courses crafted by Chef de Cuisine Steven Clark. Tickets are $120pp and can be purchased here.

Thursday 21 September – Sunday 8 October, OzAsia Festival. OzAsia Festival is Australia’s premier international arts festival focusing on Asia. Under current Festival Director Joseph Mitchell, the annual program features the finest theatre, dance, music, film, talks and visual arts that Asia has to offer.

Thursday 21 September, “From Scratch” Cooking Class with MasterChef contestants Eloise Praino and Samuel Whitehead. Join this year’s MasterChef Contestants Eloise Praino and Samuel Whitehead for a night of kitchen tips and tricks at the beautiful Plant 4 in Bowden. In this hands on workshop you will learn how to make simple rough puff pastry, fresh sausages and your own delicious batch of traditional sauerkraut. A selection of handmade snacks and drinks are included on the night

Saturday 23 September, 2017 SA Spring Garden Festival. Explore a great range of stalls featuring quality plants, garden furniture, decor and garden care products. Meet guest speakers and uncover the secrets to a successful garden. There’s only a gold coin entry!

Saturday 23 September, Elvis to the Max at Adelaide Entertainment Centre. In a career that has successfully spanned over thirty years Max Pellicano “ Elvis to the Max” is embarking on his farewell tour after 30 years and over 30 Australian tours in September 2017. The concert will feature multi-media footage of his early performances and images taken throughout the years, complimented by his very own live band and choir. You can find ticket information here.

Monday 25 – Friday 29 September, 68th Annual International Astronautical Congress 2017. As the world’s largest space conference, every year the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) brings together leaders in space from across the globe – heads of major space agencies, astronauts, senior space engineers and policy makers. You can find out more details about this exciting event here.

Wednesday 27 September, Speakeasy Gin Experience. Adelaide Hills Distillery are bringing their award-winning gin to the city for an epic speakeasy gin experience featuring a gin masterclass and 1920’s style cocktails.The jazz will be loud and the gin will be flowing! You’ll even get to bring home your own bottle of custom blended gin. Tickets are on sale now, buy here.

Friday 29 September, The Barrel Room at BRKLYN. Beer, bourbon and blues. The best kind of party, don’t you say? Join the legends from Stone & Wood for a Tap Takeover alongside Bulleit Bourbon Boilermakers for this jazzy party packing with booze, good food and prizes.

Friday 29 September – City Cellar Door with Parker Estate & Vickery. City Cellar Door and Parker Estate & Vickery will be showcasing their wineries along with local produce in a mini-festival atmosphere. Compare wines from both regions and learn more about their territory and style at this free entry event. Wines can be purchased by the glass, bottle or tasting flight. For a more structured experience, you can attend a progression masterclass where guest winemakers will inspire you with their stories and guide you through their winemaking processes. Tickets are $40pp available here.


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