Spring has sprung and we’re ready to celebrate the return of some blue skies and sunny days with awesome events coming to SA in September. From footy grand finals, to circus acts and even a bit of Shakespeare, it’s time for SA to wake from hibernation, pack away the puffer jackets and soak up the vitamin D.
Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL
31 August – 3 September
Cirque du Soleil brings its show CRYSTAL to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. For the first time in the company’s history, it is combining both skating and acrobatics, sending artists gracefully soaring across ice and through the air. The production follows the lead character, Crystal, on her journey of self-discovery and serves up stunning visual projections, costumes and set design as well as original music.
Slow Fashion September
1 – 30 September
Calling all (slow) fashion lovers! September is your time to shine thanks to Slow Fashion September Adelaide. The month-long festival hosted by Naked Pony Slow Fashion aims to showcase slow fashion – the act of slowing down production and using sustainable materials – and sustainable living in a way for everyone to learn and enjoy. The festival kicks off with an opening night catwalk followed by events including mystery bus tours, a two-day market, charity themed quiz night, clothes swapping events, a fashion market mecca at Gilles at the Grounds and so much more! So grab your fashion besties and get strapped in for a month of fashion goodness!
Rocket Man: Elton John Orchestrated
The renowned Southern Cross Symphony joins forces with a nine-piece world-class band to celebrate Elton John’s iconic songs. Bop away to the tunes of ‘Tiny Dancer’ and ‘I’m still Standing’ played like you’ve never heard them before. Watch Elton John’s discography come to life in this incredible production at Adelaide Festival Centre.
The Royal Adelaide Show
2 – 10 September
The Royal Adelaide Show returns for another year. Brave the rides, pick up your favourite showbags, pat some furry friends, indulge in all the food stalls, and sit back and watch the fireworks. This iconic Adelaide event can’t be missed, for children of all ages – including those of us who are kids at heart.
7 – 16 September
The State Opera South Australia presents Macbeth, a story of one of the world’s most power-hungry couples. Hosted at Her Majesty’s Theatre and starring José Carbό as Macbeth and Kate Ladner as Lady Macbeth, this is one for the Shakespeare theatre loving fans!
Lumary City-Bay Fun Run
What better way to celebrate the return of sunny days than a 12km fun-run from Adelaide CBD to the seaside suburb of Glenelg? Pull on the joggers and get running for a great cause. The City-Bay Fun Run Committee Inc raises funds to support athletics in South Australia. Take your pick of the 3km, 6km, 12km or a half marathon, and then enjoy an afternoon soaking up the spring weather by the sea.
2023 Hostplus SANFL Grand Final
South Aussies love their footy, and as the 2023 AFL and SANFL seasons come to a close, the fans among us anxiously watch to see if our teams will make it to the grand finale. Well, those of us with teams still in the running, anyway. On 24 September, the two top teams of the SANFL will go head-to-head and battle it out for the Premiership Cup. Who will take it home?