Here’s what’s on this long weekend (and the week ahead)! With the AFL Grand Final taking place this Saturday as well as Spring festivals (with endless cheese and wine) and music festivals, this week (and particularly the long weekend) is looking rather like perfection.
Friday 28 September, Fashion First at Hotel Richmond
The monthly fashion event at Hotel Richmond returns with its array of local and emerging designers from Adelaide and surrounding areas. The event is held to support local businesses and groups but it’s foremost an event that displays what trends are coming and who to watch out for. Tickets are free so grab a spot here to get your spot and enjoy some bubbles on the night.
Friday 28 September to 14 October, Lavazza Italian Film Festival
If you’re in the mood for a movie night, why not take it to the next level and hit up the Lavazza Italian Film Festival at the Palace Nova Cinemas in the East End or Prospect. In its 19th year, the festival offers over 30 of the latest films from Italy’s best filmmakers. If you’re after a drama, or perhaps a romance, the Lavazza Italian Film Festival has got the works. For something a little different to the usual Netflix ‘n’ chill, this multi-day event will put a spin on your typical movie night in. More information here.
Saturday 29 September, Semaphore Music Festival
Bringing local South Australian live music around the heritage precincts of Semaphore and Port Adelaide for the last 14 years, this event is filled with the very best of SA. The eleven participating venues this year are Hart’s Mill Flour Shed in Port Adelaide, as well as pubs, clubs and businesses around Semaphore, Glanville and Exeter, including Semaphore Workers Club, Lickerish Kitchen & Bar, Exeter Hotel, The Fed, Cumberland Hotel, Hades Hula House, Mr V Music, Semaphore Port Adelaide RSL, The Palais Hotel and St Bede’s Church. More information here.
Saturday 29 September, Billetproof Down Under
The USA’s favourite traditional car show is coming to Adelaide. It is the perfect event for those who love traditional style hot rods, customs, lead sleds, choppers and cafe racers. You will see drag cars, classics and street machines built before 1980. Food vans and all sorts of entertainment will be provided for the family. Head on down to the Torrens Parade Ground from 10am – 4pm.
Saturday 29 September, Celebrate the 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final at Adelaide Oval
Experience the passion and excitement of the 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final at SA’s home of football. The footy spirit will well and truly be felt throughout the day. Don’t miss out! More information can be found here.
Saturday 29 September, Grand Final Day at The Mosley
From 12pm – 5pm, The Mosely will be serving its usual great food and drinks while screening the Footy Grand Final live on all available screens from midday onwards. Enjoy a beer with your mates when watching the game right on the beach. Free entry.
Sunday 30 September, Spring Affair Festival
McLaren Vale’s Spring Affair Festival is back this Labour Day long weekend. Roam the McLaren Vale wineries such as Maxwell Wines, Paxton Wines, Coriole Vineyards, Serafino Wines, Penny’s Hill and d’Arenberg where they’ll showcase some of the best food and wine from the region. Venue tours are going from The Bath, The Cumby, The Lion, The Republic and many more. Otherwise grab a group of friends and celebrate the burst of Spring with live music and a range of indulgent tastings. Tickets here.
Sunday 30 September, Henley Square Market
From 10am – 3pm, the ‘Make It Mine’ market will be back for its first market of season 2. There will be over fifty specialty stores, coffee and drinks, food by Nice Little Things catering company, and DJ music played by Plastik People. At the market will also be face painting for the kids. With focus on local arts, crafts and fashion the market showcases handmade beautiful creations of local makers, artists and designers.
Sunday 30 September, Step into Spring Dance Party at 2KW Bar and Restaurant
Party for the afternoon and well into the night at the 2KW Bar and Restaurant, celebrating our favourite time of year and the start of daylight savings. Tickets to the event will include a Tanqueray Sevilla cocktail on arrival, the usual great DJs on the decks all day long, and a couple of new activities for you to enjoy. From 2pm – 2am next morning. Tickets here.
Sunday 30 September, Bay To Birdwood
The Bay to Birdwood is the largest, continually held motoring event for veteran, vintage and classic vehicles held anywhere in the world. The official 2018 route travels from Barratt Reserve, through the city and up into the Adelaide Hills via North East Road. Check out some spectacular spectator spots here.
Sunday 30 September, Talunga Estates Third Birthday, The Bay To Birdwood
Talunga Estate is turning three and invites you to join them for a day in the (fingers-crossed) sunshine. There will be live music, games and a whole lot of fun on the cards, topped off with their award winning pizzas and celebratory birthday cake. You’ll also be able to admire their fabulous cars from one of the best vantage. Let them know you’re keen to come by emailing them at [email protected] or calling them on 83891222.
Sunday 30 September, The Adelaide Great Gatsby Ball at Pullman Adelaide
Take a journey back in time and celebrate the roaring ’20s, Gatsby style. Your ticket includes drinks, food and entertainment, along with live music and performances all night long. This is said to be a party ‘like no other’, so put on your dancing shoes and your best frock, and party the night away. From 7pm to 12am, you’ll be taken back in time. More information here.
Sunday 30 September, Spring Wine And Cheese at The Highway
If you can’t make it down to the wineries for the Spring Affair, never fear, The Highway has got you covered. Indulge in a tasting of eight wines from the Adelaide Hills Region, a glass of Adelaide Hills wine and a cheese plate from their gourmet cheese grazing table. A feast for your ears will also be provided with live acoustic music throughout the afternoon. All inclusive upon ticket purchase. Tickets are $30. More information here.
Sunday 20 September, Long Weekend Party at Electra House
They usually never open on a Sunday, but Electra House is making an exception for a special long weekend party this weekend. They’ll be serving up their usual incredible drinks list and have a DJ on decks, partying on til 3am.
Monday 1 October, The Big Wedgie
The world’s tallest freestanding inflatable waterslide is back in SA and it has a brand new home by the sea. Bigger and better than ever, The Big Wedgie stands 18.2m tall, 82m long and boasts a 55-degree drop with 4 lanes. Those who fancy something a little less extreme can take on The Just Right Wedgie and young ones can have some splashing good fun on The Little Wedgie. There’s something for both families and friends to enjoy at this event whether you consider yourself young or old. Ticketing information can be found here.
Monday 1 October, Listen In Adelaide 2018
Adelaidians rejoice – The renowned Listen Out festival is coming this long weekend! Renamed as Listen In (a smaller version of Melbourne’s Listen Out), you’ll be able to catch some of the massive acts, including Skrillex, Skepta, Lil Skies, Fisher, Dom Dolla, Godlands, Dancespace, and Dyspora. Be sure to get in quick as there are only final release general admission tickets left! Tickets are $116 and available here.
Monday 1 October, Russell Morris – A Spring Affair with The Real Thing
Wondering what to do on the upcoming October long weekend? Why not head down to Maxwell Wines, in the beautiful McLaren Vale, on Monday 1 October and join Australian music legend RUSSELL MORRIS & Band for a sneak peek of his new album ‘Red Dirt – Red Heart’ & plenty of hits and old favourites to boot. Tickets are $30pp. Maxwell Wines will donate 20% of Ticket Sales to the Farmers Drought Relief Fund. Reservations are essential. More information here.
Monday 1 October, Fox Creek Plant-Based Divine Event
Enjoy vegan plant-based Milkless cheese platters with a glass of vegan wine, relax and enjoy live music in beautiful cellar door gardens. It’s a free event so no need to book! There will also be regional platters with cheeses from Paris Creek and Crémeux Blue available on the day. Coffee Uber Alles will make sure there will be good coffee all round. More information here.
The Adelaide City Library will be hosting incredible artwork from budding artists living with mental illness, as part of their ongoing relationship with the MHCSA. It’s all free. Be sure to head down to the Library for a look! More information here.