There’s always something happening in SA, and July is no exception. We won’t let a little bit of winter rain on our parade. Pack the brolly, throw on a beanie and head out to explore what’s on in SA this winter.
From the team behind Vegan Festival Adelaide, Vegan Palooza is the mid-year edition of the event that celebrates all things vegan. Tonsley Village will host delicious vendors including Greek vegan street food favourite Staazi and Co, plant-based café The Gator Club and many more.
Adelaide Guitar Festival
1 – 16 July
The Adelaide Guitar Festival has built a reputation as the best celebration of the instrument in the southern hemisphere. Classical, jazz, blues, country, flamenco, or heavy metal – no matter what your taste in music, there’s something for every music lover or casual groover. Events are held at the Adelaide Festival Centre and at venues throughout the state. Regions never fear, as the festival’s ‘On the Road’ program includes free live performances in Eyre Peninsula and the Riverland.
1 July – 27 August
Mary and the Banks family fly into Adelaide Festival Centre for a limited season. Adapted from the beloved original stories by PL Travers and Disney’s original film, the stage show is sure to melt the heart of even the most sceptical theatre goer. Whether you’re a Disney fan looking for a nostalgia hit or looking for a reason to introduce the children to a classic, it’s sure to be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
Glenelg Winter Arts Festival
6 – 23 July
Gluttony, an Adelaide Fringe favourite, presents the inaugural Glenelg Winter Arts Festival. Stand-up comedy, burlesque, cabaret and live music will add a splash of the arts to the Bay. Colley Reserve will become home to Gluttony’s heated big-top tents, market stalls, workshops and food vendors.
Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival
14 – 16 July
A match made in heaven, this festival celebrates the best of beers, barbeque, and music. Held at the Adelaide Showgrounds, the festival kicks off on Friday 14 July with the first session ‘Bright Lights, Beer City’ – an event that’ll have you well-fed and vibing to musical guests The Living End, Magic Dirt and more. Local brewers include Brightstar Brewing, Barossa Valley Brewing, Beernoevil and plenty more to quench your thirst. Between sips, enjoy browsing the BBQ stalls, or stop by 1891 tattoo studio for a bit of ink.
Back for another year, Spin Off will have you dancing off the cold at the Adelaide Showgrounds. The line-up displays a variety of Adelaide talent, with indie rock group Busseys, post-punk band The Empty Threats and bubblegum pop star Peach PRC. National and international artists also hit the stage with big names like Hilltop Hoods, PNAU, Thelma Plum, and Noah Cyrus. After initially selling out, extra tickets have been made available so get in quick.
28 June – 30 July
If you haven’t seen Illuminate lighting up your socials, where have you been? Illuminate shows SA in its best light, with colourful streetscapes and productions that intertwine art and technology by local, national and international artists. Check out the inaugural series Augmented Revolution, featuring First Nations artists that leverage the emerging tech of Augmented Reality (AR) to tell stories of identity, connection to Country and disruption.
28 – 30 July
Beat the winter blues with a glass of red at Adelaide Hills’ Winter Reds weekend. When it comes to what’s on in SA, Winter Reds has a number of events, which include tours and tastings, cosy classes, and fireside feasts. Live music and DJs add to the ambience along with fire pits, mulled wine and casual bites. To make it even easier to get around, bus loops are on offer to take you to and from general admission events.