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Harts Mill during Tasting Australia, Port Adelaide

Autumn and Winter Events in South Australia

The weather might have cooled down, but South Australia’s events calendar is hotter than ever this autumn and winter.

From wine festivals to cabaret spectaculars, South Australia’s fire is ignited with events guaranteed to get you into our vibrant city streets and exploring our beautiful regions this autumn and winter.

SALA Festival

When: 1 August - 31 August 2017

Where: Various locations, South Australia

What: Celebrating South Australia’s thriving visual arts community, the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival runs throughout August with works and exhibitions popping up in every corner of South Australia, from offices and cafés, to galleries and wineries. SALA is the largest community-based visual arts festival in Australia and celebrates sculpture, painting, photography, mixed media, moving image and installations. Tell me more.

SALA Festival

SALA Festival, Adelaide.

Barossa Gourmet Weekend

When: 1 September – 3 September

Where: Various locations, Barossa

What: Ready your glass for a weekend in Australia’s Wine Capital – the Barossa. Kick start the weekend on Friday with an American BBQ at Kellermeister winery, followed by two days of great food, wine and jazz in the spectacular Barossa Ranges. Tell me more.

Barossa Gourmet wine

Wine tasting at Barossa Gourmet Weekend.

Tasting Australia
Was: 30 April – 7 May
Where: Various locations, South Australia

What: Tasting Australia is a journey through South Australia’s culinary landscape with spectacular food and drink events popping up all over the state. From beautiful GlassHouse Kitchen dinners and food vendors in Town Square (Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga) to once-in-a-lifetime regional feasts and classes run by world-famous chefs. Tell me more.

Tasting Australia, Seppeltsfield Barossa

Italian Feast with Marco Pierre White, Tasting Australia, Barossa.

Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend
 19 May – 22 May

Where: Various wineries, Clare Valley

What: One of South Australia’s premier wine regions, the Clare Valley is home to world-famous wineries with a beautiful country backdrop. The Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend was the first food and wine event of its kind in Australia; this year you can expect tastings, regionally inspired cuisine and full-blown feasts at more than 20 gorgeous Clare Valley wineries. Tell me more.

Lunch is served, Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend.

socceroos v Saudi Arabia at Adelaide Oval

Was: 8 June 2017

Where: The Adelaide Oval

What: This is it! The final stage of FIFA World Cup Qualification. See the Socceroos take on Saudi Arabia in their second tolast FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier at Adelaide Oval. See the game's superstars including Tom Rogic and Tim Cahill as they look towards competing at the FIFA World Cup in Russia in 2018. Tell me more.

Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Was: 9 June – 24 June

Where: Various locations, Adelaide CBD

What: Running from 9 June to 24 June, the dazzling 2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival will see some of the world’s biggest acts sashay onto stage at venues throughout Adelaide. The Adelaide Cabaret Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the world with major events at the Dunstan Playhouse, Festival Theatre, Her Majesty’s Theatre and Artspace. Tell me more.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival by Claudio Raschella

Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Photo by Claudio Raschella

Mclaren vale sea & Vines Festival

Was: 10 June – 12 June

Where: Various wineries, McLaren Vale

What: The McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival celebrates the culinary and winemaking traditions of one of Australia’s best gastronomic destinations. From masterclasses, food trucks and live music to degustation dinners and tastings, it’s a feast for all five senses less than an hour away from Adelaide’s CBD. Tell me more.

Waywood Wines, McLaren Vale, Sea and Vines Festival

Waywood Wines, McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival

Roosters v Storm

Was: 24 June

Where: Adelaide Oval

What: The Sydney Roosters will host Melbourne Storm at their home game at Adelaide Oval for a super-charged Saturday night. See some of the best players in the game and witness 80 minutes of fast and furious action! Be there to see history made at Adelaide Oval and cheer the Roosters on to victory. While you're here, experience the best of SA in 48 hours. Tell me more.

Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Matilda the Musical

Was: 21 May – 16 July 2017

Where: Adelaide Festival Centre

What: Matilda the Musical is the multi award-winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by Roald Dahl's incomparable novel. Winner of more than 70 international awards including 15 for Best Musical, Matilda has delighted audiences around the world. Now is your chance to see the smash hit in South Australia! Tell me more.

Matilda the Musical

Matilda the Musical.

Guitars in Bars (and other places)

Was: 14 July – 30 July

Where: Various locations, South Australia

What: Guitars in Bars (and other places) is a special feature of the Adelaide Guitar Festival, showcasing the talents of our best string strummers in pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants and exhibition spaces all across South Australia. Tell me more.

Guitars in Bars

Guitars in Bars, Adelaide

Umbrella: Winter City Sounds

Was: 14 July – 30 July

Where: Various locations, Adelaide CBD

What: Umbrella: Winter City Sounds is a massive live music festival spread throughout Adelaide’s CBD. Presented by Music SA, Umbrella runs from 14 July – 30 July. The festival features well-known international, interstate and local performers and spans all genres from classical to hip hop; jazz to rock. Tell me more.

Umbrella: Winter City Sounds

Umbrella: Winter City Sounds, Adelaide

Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival

Was: 28 July – 30 July

Where: Adelaide Showground

What: The Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival is a showcase of South Australian, Australian and international beer and cider with 50 mouth-watering exhibitors pouring and cooking-up a storm in the Adelaide Showground’s historic Brick Cattle Pavillion. Tell me more.

Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival, Adelaide Showground

Adelaide Beer and BBQ Festival, Adelaide Showground.

Winter Reds weekend

Was: 28 July – 30 July

Where: Various wineries, Adelaide Hills

What: Shrug off your jacket and shake your scarf free; the Adelaide Hills will play host to the annual Winter Reds Weekend on 28-30 July 2017. Be tempted by more than 30 beautiful Adelaide Hills wineries offering sumptuous events, tastings and entertainment both day and night. Tell me more.

Winter Reds Festival, Golding Wines

Winter Reds Weekend, Golding Wines. Adelaide Hills.

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