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What's On in Adelaide This Weekend

Discover what's on in Adelaide this weekend, with no shortage of good times to be had in this vibrant city.

Illuminate

It's easy to make the most of a weekend in Adelaide, with the city offering a diverse range of experiences to cater to every taste. Whether you're in the mood for live music, a market or a bite to eat, there's no shortage in sight of what's on in Adelaide this weekend.

Struggling to decide? We're here to help. Here's our guide to what's on in Adelaide this weekend, so you don't have to go digging.

Illuminate

Illuminate Adelaide

Illuminate is back for what's sure to be another iconic festival this year, with a focus on bringing people out of their homes and enjoying winter nights in the city. Illuminate is Adelaide’s brightest celebration of art, light, music and modern technology, showing Adelaideans the wonders of what luminary art can do. This city-wide spectacle is not one to be missed, despite the weather.

4th July to 21st July

Various locations across Adelaide, see program for details.

Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival

Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival

The pinnacle celebration of beer, food, and music in Australia is set to take place at the Adelaide Showground. The weekend will be filled with great food, live entertainment, and an extensive selection of beverages thanks to the arrival of the Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival

In collaboration with the Independent Brewers Association, the festival has curated a stellar lineup of 67 brewers, distillers, and winemakers from Australia and around the world. Prepare to be fully immersed in a beer lover’s paradise, with over 1,000 beers and “not-beers” to sample and sip. 

The only feast to match these brews? Plenty of brisket, burgers and ribs, naturally! 

Sitchu Tip: Join the fun on Friday night for an unforgettable experience with the Australian Rock Collective! This powerhouse group features members from legendary Aussie bands Powderfinger, Spiderbait, You Am I, and Jet. Prepare for an all-out Aussie bonanza filled with electrifying rock anthems and high-energy performances that will make it a night to remember. 

Friday July 12th to Sunday July 14th

Adelaide Showground

Glenelg Winter Arts Festival

Glenelg Winter Arts Festival

The Glenelg Winter Arts Fetsival kicks off this July, transforming this beachside suburb into a vibrant festival hub at Colley Reserve. There are two heated tents that will be showcasing captivating performances, along with plenty of undercover spaces for eating, drinking, and socialising with friends. Hot drinks, delicious food and cosy seating areas are available fo ryou to enjoy during your time at the festival, making for a fun night out.

5th July to 21st July, closed Mondays

12.00pm to approx 10.00pm

Colley Terrace, Glenelg

Winter Choc Fest

Winter Choc Fest

Looking for a fun, sugary-sweet activity? The Winter Choc Fest is an absolute treat! Hosted at the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company over the entirety of July, there are plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy including chocolate workshops, wherein they can make rocky road and chocolate kebabs.

There's also winter dome dining experiences throughout the day. Depending on whether you book for morning tea, lunch, or the afternoon, you'll be able to enjoy scones, hot chocolate, burgers and fries within a cosy dome. Coming without the kids? why not try one of their cellar door tasting and pairing experiences?

1st July to 31st July

64 Burings Road, Tanunda

Coal Cellar and Grill

Coal Cellar and Grill Winter Food and Wine Series

Consider yourself a lover of meat and wine? You'll feel as though you've entered heaven from the moment you step foot inside of Coal Cellar and Grill, who has brought back its winter food and wine series for its 6th year. 

Each month offers a theme of hearty, comforting and curated dishes. Throughout July, you'll feast on a chargrilled and wine pairing menu featuring Tomahawk & Torbreck, and in August, be delighted by Ribs & Rockford. These limited time additions to the a la carte menu are a must try before the season turns over into spring.

233 Victoria Square, Adelaide

East End Cellars

East End Cellars' Paella at the Cellar

On the first Sunday of every month, head to East End Cellars for a warming and comforting lunch at their new Paella Sundays. event. Enjoy the theatrics of a chef cooking up a Spanish-inspired paella in a pop-up pan outside the cellar, paired perfectly with three Spanish wines on pour including Gorrondona Txakoli 2020, Albero Manzanilla En Rama Saca and Legado del Moncayo Garnacha.

First Sunday of every month until October

25 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide

National Wine Centre

UnWined

The National Wine Centre is kicking off your weekend the right way - with acoustic tunes and good quality wine. From 4pm to 7pm, enjoy a line up of Australian wines from their wine bar and unwind in style as you embrace the calming yet vibrant atmosphere. Running every Friday, you'll likely be back on more than one occasion.

 Corner of Hackney Road and Botanic Road

Karrawatta Wines

Taste the Regions of Adelaide All in the One Winery

South Australia is renowned for its wine, with various regions across the state producing distinct, delicious flavours. Skip the travel and settle in at Karrawatta Wines which brings many of South AUstralia's popular wine regions all into the one location. Taste the flavours of McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, and Langhorne Creek without the journey between regions, all from the comfort of Karrawatta's cellar door. It's the perfect autumnal day out.

164 Greenhills Road, Meadows

South Australian Museum

20 Years of Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year awards have been around for 20 years now, and you can head to the South Australian Museum to celebrate! This museum has produced the exhibition and competition since 2009, and it's grown increasingly popular since then, and is now recognised on the international photography scene. This particular edition of the exhibition features all of the winning photographs from the past 20 years, and it's not one that you'll want to miss.

From 22nd March, 10.00am to 5.00pm

Free event

North Terrace, Adelaide

Patritti's Cellar II

Patritti's Cellar II 

Patritti's is hosting Fridays and Sundays at their Cellar II, and both days are filled with delightful wines, food and entertainment. On Fridays, there's an abundance of rotating food trucks for you to pick your street food dinner vibe, as well as live music from local artists for you to enjoy while you sip on Patritti's selection of wines. The same goes for Sunday - it's the perfect end-of-week reset that you need before starting it all over again. Who knows, you may even be back for round two the weekend after!

Find out more here

13-23 Clacton Road, Dover Gardens, Adelaide 

Loved our edit of what’s on this weekend in Adelaide? Be sure to keep the fun times going and check out things to do in Adelaide CBD or, if you're looking to save those pennies, check out our favourite  free things to do in Adelaide.

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