Don’t you let anyone tell you that Adelaide hibernates in the winter. The cool weather may be here but the fun times aren’t stopping around here. We barely have a spare moment to snuggle up on the couch and sink a whole bottle of wine. Who are we kidding? We’ll manage to fit it in. Pull out the calendar kids and start booking these ones in…
June 2 – ADELAIDE Absolute BEGINNER TWERK Course Ok, a controversial way to start, we agree. But don’t deny it, you’ve seen the viral videos of ladies twerking and thought ‘I could do that’, after a couple of glasses of vino on a Saturday you may have even given it a red hot go. Why not learn from the experts. Take a gang and explore the gorgeous suburb of Bowden afterwards. We guarantee this will be a great laugh, even if you aren’t Beyonce at the end of it.
June 3 – Eight Course Degustation Dinner with Bird in Hand The word degustation makes us pretty excited at the best of times. Pairing it with ‘Eight Courses’ and one of our favourite bubbly makers ‘Bird In Hand’ has us right on the edge of our seats. This long table dinner on the top floor of the Crowne Plaza will have impeccable views while you get lost in the magic of Global Ambassador Justin Nugent’s words.
June 3 – Haigh’s Chocolates Bazaar It appears June is chocoholics heaven. So this isn’t quite a chocolate sale, but rather all of Haigh’s stunning window displays and other decorations will be on sale. Amazing. Part proceeds from goods sold will be donated to Variety SA – the children’s charity. Plus for those that are a little sad at the lack of chocolate, every purchase at the Bazaar will receive a discount voucher that will be redeemable at the Visitor Centre (aka, chocolate heaven) next door to the event
June 3 – Devour Dessert Night Sweet tooths, where you at? Well if you aren’t banging down the doors of Devour already, more fool you! Their dessert Nights have been excessively popular and now that the cooler weather has set in, we can’t wait to snuggle up and indulge. There are no reservations available, so seriously, you’re gonna have to bang the door down.
June 3 – City Cellar Sessions – Winter In need of a Friday drink but can’t decide what to sip on (cough guzzle, cough cough)? Well City Cellar Sessions has 30 wineries on board so really, you don’t have to choose. Pick them all! It’s going to be beautiful in the grounds of the Masonic Lodge $5 entry includes a glass to take home!
June 4 – Winter Street Food Festival *Special Event* Street food is quick, easy and super tasty. Best of all it comes in bite sized bits. So, if you’re indecisive like us you can have a taste of it all. Rug up and chow down on some fabulous treats to tantilise your tastebuds and warm your wintery soul. Arts and craft stalls, a bar and live music will be floating through your ears too.
June 4 – Love for Lachie Day at Howard Vineyard The ‘Love for Lachie’ fundraising group was established in memory of Lachie Muldoon, who passed away at just ten years old from an aggressive form of brain cancer. ‘Love for Lachie’ is a fundraising group that directly raises funds for the UNSW Brain Cancer Research Centre. Howard Vineyard is hosting a celebration to help raise funds in order to support ‘Love for Lachie’. It will be a fun, relaxing afternoon filled with delicious canapés, live music and of course wines from the Howard Vineyard range. A bus will be provided in the ticket price and leaving from a CBD pub (TBC). The bus is not mandatory but you are welcome to jump on. If you are unable to make the event and would still like to donate to this wonderful cause, click here.
June 5 – Kidspot Baby & Kids Market Got a bubba of your own, one on the way or just someone elses’ that you love to spoil? Here is your chance to bag quality pre-loved and boutique baby and children’s goods, as well as enjoy a fun day out with the family. The best part? Entry is only $3 for adults and FREE for kiddies.
June 6 – Culture Club Adelaide Show The big fans will already know. You probably haven’t been able to miss the hype even if you aren’t a big fan. But wherever you sit on the scale you can’t deny that it’s pretty spectacular that the band have chosen to start their world tour here in SA. Read the full story here.
June 8 – Wino Wednesday | Hains & Co Molly Dooker have such a wonderful range of SA wines don’t they? Well you can taste them all without even leaving the city at this Wino Wednesday. We all know you suffer the hump day blues, well Hains & Co are all about ‘raising spirits’. Say hi to the Admiral for us.
From June 8 – Exhibitions at the State Library of South Australia If you’re looking to add a little culture to your world why not spend a rainy day exploring our gorgeous State Library? From June 8th there will be Chance Encounter – French Influence, Frederic Mouchet – The South Australia of the French Explorers a photographic exhibition, Franz Kempf – Aspects of a journey, The Western Front: Stories from the collections of the State Library of South Australia and the Story Wall – screening every night, sunset to midnight, in the Library Forecourt. It’s fabulous, and it’s free.
June 9 – Bogan Bingo Unfortunately, our upper middle class bogan friends, this one has recently sold out. But if you’re excited by the concept, the Adelaide Fringe are hoping to host more vents just like it throughout the year. Keep your eyes on their Facebook page for more info.
June 10 – Uncorked with Artisans of Barossa It’s on again. That fabulous free Friday night event at the National Wine Centre. This time Artisans of the Barossa will be the best on ground. Wines by the glass, bottle or tasting flight, complimentary cheese platters or enjoy a meal from the Uncorked tapas menu if you’re after a little more. You can also book into a ‘Meet the Maker’ master class for $25, however bookings for this are essential.
June 10-25 Cabaret Festival You know what they say: Life is a Cabaret. Now we can’t promise Liza Minelli circa 1972, but we know there will be performances of the same class and calibre. If you’re new to cabaret, what better way to immerse yourself in the culture than to experience the biggest festival of its kind? To celebrate our 16th annual Adelaide Cabaret Festival the headline show is none other that the delectable Dita Von Teese. If this is your first time, there’s probably no better way to pop your cherry.
June 11 – Pizza & Paella Day We can’t wait to wrap ourselves in a cosy scarf and head to the stunning Woodstock Wine Estate to enjoy a little bitta spanish and a little bitta italian. For just $45pp (and kids $20pp) you’ll get paella and selection of seafood pizzas plus something sweet to finish. Live tunes and great wine in tow, it’s a marvellous way to kick off your long weekend.
June 11 – World Gin Day Gin lovers, this is the big one babies. There’s more than plenty of places that carry a true appreciation for gin these days. But where to pick. Perhaps swing back to Hains and Co as they know a mighty fine gin when they see one. The Stirling Hotel recently opened an entire Gin Bar with expertise like no other. We’ll be indulging in the full stylish gin menu at Electra House ourselves. If you’re a homebody we also recommend grabbing a bottle of Prohibition Gin and mixing up your own G&T on the couch.
June 11 – Leukaemia Foundation Long Table Lunch The is the first Leukaemia Foundation Long Table Lunch at Bent Creek Vineyards Pty Ltd. Your ticket includes return transport to stunning McLaren Vale, delectable food by Ben Smith & Josh De Hass (executive chefs at the Cremorne, Bath & Queen’s Head Hotels), wines by Bent Creek Vineyard (duh) and tunes from Adelaide stars Wasabi.
June 12 – Sea and Vines Need we say more? One of the best parts of SA in winter, if you ask us. Each day brings something special to be celebrated about this beautiful region. From long table lunches, degustations, fairs, masterclasses and more. If you want to tour it all without the tricky organising part, The Sunday Experience is your day. If you don’t have a ticket for this yet you better get on it quick smart, as buses are filling up! Enjoy winos. And a word of advice: don’t wear white!
June 15 – Grey Goose Degustation Dinner This is the second Foodie Collective event at The Moseley. Four delicious Grey Goose cocktails are set to be matched with an incredible four course dinner. We love the menu here and so pairing it with such a prestigious and versatile spirit can mean only great things! Hosted by a Grey Goose expert, who is flying in from Sydney to teach you all you could want to know about the infamous feathered friend.
June 17 – Dinner in the Dark 2016 This is Can:Do 4Kids’ signature fundraising event. Established in 2014, it has been an outright hit ever since. Because what could be more exciting than going on a gastronomic journey with unique food and wine… all without the power of sight! Each table is hosted by a winemaker who has matched each course with their own South Australian wines and will guide you as you eat blindfolded. We cannot wait.
June 17 – Variety Annual Themed Ball This one will take your to infinity and beyond. The theme? Out of This World. And we guarantee your night will be. Get jazzed up, have an incredible night out and support a brilliant SA charity at the same time!
June 17 – The Cellar Door Sessions with Matt Stillert & Sophie Orchard Picture it now: red wine, toasty fireplaces, local food and unplugged tunes. Marvellous. You can expect all that and more at The Cellar Door Sessions. If you’ve never visited Hither and Yon, there couldn’t be a better time. Their quirky location is simply gorgeous, mix it with the aforementioned goodies and we have a winter winner on our hands.
June 18 – The Good Food Society Filipino Banquet This brilliant Filipino restaurant was created to share the family style dining, sharing meals with loved ones around the table. And now their sharing the love. The unique cuisine is packed with flavour and you can taste it all in this ‘feed me’ style event. There will be all the wine and San Miguel beer you can drink! For drinkers – $85. For non drinkers – $60.
June 19 – Arkaba Beer & Cider Fest 10th Anniversary This event has been a stand out at the Arkaba for several season now. You get to try over 100 beers and ciders. It’s like Christmas, without the estranged relatives and loud children in the room. Well, we can’t guarantee that you won’t bump into said relatives, but we CAN guarantee the beer, cider and good times.
June 21- Adelaide Business Chicks Breakfast with Rosie Batty Every time we hear the details of Rosie Batty’s tragic story we’re given goosebumps and riddled with grief for her experience. However Rosie has taken her story and used it to help create a beacon of light for so many families across Australia and in fact the world. Her crusade against domestic violence demands more of our attention as nation and this event will undoubtedly do that.
June 22 – The Black Dress The ‘it’ piece in every woman’s wardrobe- The Black Dress. It covers all manner of sins. This fashion show uses this iconic piece as the focus with a couture and high end twist. Up to 50 Australian designer looks will grace the runway, and fashion sparks will fly. The theme is black so make sure you stick to code and enjoy an elegant evening of decadence, fashion and beauty.
June 25 – Heartsy, Etsy Market if you don’t shop on Etsy already, well, you must be crazy. The endless possibilities or handmade wares was beyond us, until we stumbled across this site. Now, you can shop it all in person too as Etsy bring their markets to Adelaide. Showcasing a specially curated mix of stalls including handmade, repurposed, vintage and modern treasures, to delight your heart and adorn your home in sustainable ways including the support of local designers and artists. There will be free activities, workshops, plus food and drinks available from local purveyors of deliciousness
June 26 – SASS Launch Lunch – Special Guest Speaker Stacey Jackson Do you like to be beside the seaside? Do you like to be beside the seeeeeeeeeeeea? Alright, ok, we promise no more singing. Enjoy a delicious two course lunch, meet fellow female sailors and be inspired listening to some amazing women talk about their sailing experiences.
June 30 – Labels Style Market The HWY Hotel will be cramming BNKR, Australian Fashion Labels and loads of local designers and boutiques in for this huge fashion sell off! Prices will be starting at just $10, door prizes and vouchers, there will be a lot happening in only 3 hours. Steel yourself and your purse for an absolute frenzy!
Still concerned you’ll freezer to death this June? Why not check out our Ultimate Adelaide Fireplace Guide to make sure you stay toasty!