Regional Tourism Guide for Fleurieu Peninsula
South Australia  
Fine Washi Art Exhibition by Gigi Muto
Date Thu 4th Oct 2018 to Thu 6th Dec 2018
Fine Washi Art promotes traditional Japanese fine wash art. Established in February 2012 in Adelaide and developed with assistance from various partners, Fine Washi Art has grown within a short period of time.

Taking up flamenco dancing as a hobby introduced her to the wondrously coloured embroidery of the flamenco dancing shawl and saw the birth of a blended passion: her joy in the dance and in the beauty of the colours of the dancing costumes. In the field of traditional Japanese fine arts, hand-crafted paper, washi, (treasured for its range of textures and colours) offered Gigi a means to further explore her passion for colour. Through her work as a beautician, her passionate connection to flamenco dancing and its colour, her deep aesthetic appreciation for the exquisite range of texture in washi paper, Gigi has developed as an independent artist in the field which she calls Fine Washi Art and in which she is gaining a high level of recognition.

October 4, 2018 – December 6, 2018
Opens 10am – 5pm daily

Saturday, October 6, 2018
5 – 7pm
Smiling Samoyed Quiz Nights
Date Fri 12th Oct 2018 to Fri 13th Sep 2019
As of the 12th October 2018 Smiling Samoyed will be extending trade on Fridays into the evening.

We will be running a weekly quiz night from 7pm through "Quizmeister".

There will be a weekly local produce raffle showcasing our suppliers and produce across the Fleurieu Region.

Angas Plains Wines Live Music in the Vines with Kathy Pike
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Kathy Pike brings her delightful singing and guitar playing skills to Angas Plains Wines inspired by the likes of Neil Finn, Bernard Fanning, The Waifs, Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell. Kathy provides authentic interpretations of songs borrowed from these and others that she admires. An acoustic songbird, she is also a talented songwriter who channels her heart into her music engaging her audience with a large range of songs.

Kathy performed last year and we loved her so she is back to play again.

Strathalbyn Race Day - October
Date Wed 24th Oct 2018
Join us at Strathalbyn Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on the 24th of October, 2018. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Fleurieu Folk Festival
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Fleurieu Folk Festival is an annual three day family friendly celebration of contemporary and traditional folk music, held in the picturesque township of Willunga, in South Australia's premier wine region.

Each year the festival hand picks over 50 of the best local, interstate and international folk musicians covering a broad range of genres including traditional, acoustic, Celtic, blues, roots and bluegrass. With workshops, sessions, dancers, blackboard concerts and children's entertainment, as well as local food, wine and market stalls, there's something for everyone!

So come and join us in October and be a part of this unique and exciting community event!

Ticket price is for an adult early bird season pass. Children under 15 admitted free when accompanied by paying adult.
Kenny Blake Festival of Motorcycling
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Kenny Blake Festival of Motorcycling, celebrates the life and achievements of racing’s ‘gentleman racer’.

Kenny Blake grew up in Strathalbyn, with a love of motorcycle racing. He started racing his 28/10 1964 Triumph in 1966, and was soon taken under the wings of Les and Dean Jesser.
He had his first major win at the 1973 Castrol 6 hour Production Bike Race in Sydney. In 1976 he won the coveted Australian 500TT race against a field of international riders and went on to win 11 national championships.
See custom motorcycles, memorabilia and selected new bikes from retailers and exhibitors. Expect a motorcycle show like no other! This is NOT a motorcycle trade fair, it’s an exhibition and celebration of Kenny Blake’s life, in the town where he grew up.

Everyone is invited! Stay for the whole weekend, bring your camera, bring your mates, your better half, and the kids too. Every element of this unique event has been
hand-picked by the organisers, the exhibited bikes are ‘Invitational’ and selected from the era that Kenny Blake raced.

Come along for a fantastic weekend that will be packed with things to do.

Band of The South Australia Police
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Join the Band of South Australia Police as they return to Goolwa in October for a fun-filled afternoon of musical entertainment. Come and enjoy a night of entertainment.
Youth Showcase Extravaganza
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018
Presented by Wet Paint Youth Theatre and Show Us Ya Shorts Youth film Festival extravaganza promises to stimulate and excite the mind and souls of all who attend, with a night filled with a live theatre performance by Wet Paint Youth Theatre participants.
Short films from local young film makers, live music, comedy and free popcorn, drinks, great door and quiz prizes and loads of fun for all the community.
Sanctus – Songs of Hope & Peace
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018
As we continue our celebrations of our 10th Anniversary, Illumina’s next program reflects on the 100th Anniversary of Armistice, the effects of war and our dreams and hopes for peace to prevail across our lands. We acknowledge the hope foretold at Christmas and celebrate its coming.

Our repertoire draws on classical contemporary choral works, folk songs, excerpts from The Vocal Orchestra of Margaret Dryburgh, iconic Australian choral pieces and some dynamic Christmas repertoire.

The Choir is thrilled to have our previous 2 musical directors—Rosemary Nairn and Deb Munro—join us as guest conductors. Guest artists are Cantorae (Adelaide Vocal Ensemble) and Rosemary Nairn on pipe organ.
Fleurieu Fondo
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018
Fleurieu Fondo is a unique celebration of cycling culture, bringing together cycling discplines. Choose from multiple road options, including the ever popular Southern Expressway ride(closed to motor vehicles). This ride now includes a timed option to race your friends for glory from one end of the expressway to the other!

If dirt is more your thing then we have options for Gravel riding, featuring unique and scenic ride options in Mclaren Vale. Riders roll in together to the festival finish at Serafino Winery, where there will be come and try Cyclocross available, as well as the Serafino Cyclocross Super Series race taking place, plus music, a bouncy castle and more entertainment.
Handpicked Festival
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018
Hidden amongst the vineyards and gum trees of Lake Breeze Wines, Handpicked Festival is a sensory overload full of barefoot dancing, slow living vibes and authentic experiences.
Spend your day stretched out on a picnic blanket over lush lawns, sip on local, family produced Lake Breeze Wines, meander through the lane of lights for handmade goods by a myriad of local artisans and enjoy delicious, regional produced filled dishes from an array of local food trucks. All this while enjoying the excitement that comes from hearing the familiar tunes from Australia’s top musicians just meters away…that’s Handpicked.
39 Forever Amity dry
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Do you still think you're 25 even though your birthday stubbornly insists you're not? Do you look at J-Lo and hope you can look that good at 47, even though you may never have looked that good? Do you wonder how adults were born in the 1190's? This hilarious new show takes a candid look at female ageing in a world where Botox and Photoshop are the norm and looking your age feels like a failure.

'39 forever' is written and presented by Amity dry (The Block) after the success of her hit musical 'Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life', which has been played at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, the United Nations, been translated into Norwegian for a European season and performed at over 100 shows nationally. After winning critical and audience acclaim for her honest account of marriage and motherhood, Amity turns her focus to ageing in this comedic and poignant exploration on the pressure women face to stay forever young.
2018 Langhorne Creek Vignerons Day
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
One of the most popular Sunday race days on the South Australian calendar, the Langhorne Creek Vignerons' Day, is more than just a horse race.

Celebrating the best that the local region has to offer in food and wine, the day is one for all the family to enjoy the atmosphere and grounds of the picturesque Strathalbyn Racecourse.

Get caught up in the thrill of the races, toe tap to live music, keep the kids busy with children's entertainment, and indulge in gourmet food and superb Langhorne Creek branded wines.

Bring your own picnic rug and chairs for a relaxed day out or take things more seriously with a hospitality package.

Impress your friends, family or clients with a touch of country class.
Porchland Festival
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
Welcome to Porchland, The Porch Sessions' annual festival of the nice things.

We build a porch, in the middle of a pine line clearing,
40 minutes south of Adelaide, at The Range.
for a bloody beautiful day out of music, golden south australian food, wine and wares, good friends, family, doggos and excellent human beings.

With this year's line up bringing along two international acts, Kevin Morby & Waxahatchee (USA), alongside Greta Stanley and local Delia Obst + more to be announced.

With an entire market place to come and play and find some locally crafted good.

This day out is one of a kind.
This festival, good friends, is the stuff of dreams.

hey come play
Strathalbyn Race Day - November
Date Wed 28th Nov 2018
Join us at Strathalbyn Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on 28th of November 2018. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Stars and Vines 2
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018
A night of Wine and stargazing

Experience a personalised and multicultural 90
minute tour of the night sky with laser pointer
and telescopes.
Enjoy award-winning wines and supper provided.

Wines by the glass sold separately on the night.

Dress warm it could be chilly
Wine Machine McLaren Vale
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
ADELAIDE – meet your glass of 2018! A robust drop with wonderful legs, aged in McLaren Vale oak to perfection.

If the bouquet takes your fancy you’d best be quick, with a wineup like this and 2nd release tickets almost exhausted, this little baby will be sold-out quicker than you can pop the next bottle of bubbles!

Welcome San Cisco , Confidence Man , Jack River , Kira Puru , Kinder , Lex Deluxe , JAMAN & our captain Hot Dub Time Machine
Kids Art Workshop Pop Up Cards with Rebecca Prince
Date Sun 16th Dec 2018
Come and relax at our cellar door with a wine and cheese tastings whilst your children are guided through the world of popup card and bookmaking with Rebecca Prince. They will learn different popup mechanisms and then apply them to make their own cards and books with whatever theme they prefer, adding drawings, washi tape and other embellishments to make them extra special. Only $20 per child. Price includes all art material and a kid’s snack pack. Bookings essential, maximum of 10 kids per session.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Session 1
11am – 12pm

Session 2
1pm – 2pm

$20 per Child (max 10 kids per session, ages 6+)
Price includes all art material and a kids snack pack
Bookings essential
Strathalbyn Race Day - December
Date Wed 19th Dec 2018
Join us at Strathalbyn Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on the 19th of December, 2018. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018 to Sun 23rd Dec 2018
The Spirit of Christmas comes alive as the audience joins the Fleurieu Singers in the choruses during the performance of Handel’s Messiah.

Tickets $35 (Bookings essential as numbers are limited!)
The Sailing Club ft Tkay Maidza
Date Sat 29th Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
Returning to the foreshore of Victor Harbor, The Sailing Club is a three-day food and wine festival over New Years. Bringing together the best of local food, wine and music, this year is set to be bigger and better than ever. Gear up for three fun filled days to wrap up 2018 with a bang!

Day one will be kicking off in style with home grown international music sensation, TKAY MAIDZA, taking the stage.

Day two, it’s all about a pet-friendly, family fun day with stacks of activities and entertainment for children of all ages.

Day Three, New Year’s Eve, will wrap up 2018 with live music and fireworks.
Night by Light
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
Stunning landscapes and buildings transformed at night through artistic light.

Be a part of SA's free regional community event in the McLaren Vale.

Friday 18 January to Sunday 20 January 2019.
Compass Cup
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
The Compass Cup held annually in January at Mount Compass, South Australia, is Australia's only Cow Race.

Running since 1974 this event includes something for everyone. Throughout the afternoon there are cow themed participant events like milk loading, rubber boot marathon, milk skull-off, all starting with the dung fling - a children's event.

All are welcome to join in the fun and be part of the attractions.

The Compass Cup runs later in the afternoon and starts with teams of four bidding to buy a cow at the auction on site, following this the teams compete in Australia's Only Cow Race . The atmosphere is one of anticipation as the crowd wonders which jockey will stay on their cow long enough to reach the finish line.

Also part of day is a Ute Muster, where competitors show-off their beloved utes, plus a new addition of a Dog High Jump Competition.

All these activities are surrounded by food stalls, market stalls and show rides finishing the day with live music in to the evening.

Come join the fun and colour of the Compass Cup.

2019 Strathalbyn Cup
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Dubbed South Australia’s most picturesque and glamourous country race meeting, the 2019 Strathalbyn Cup on Sunday 3 February, is shaping up to one of the best yet – where glamour and country charm collide, providing the perfect opportunity for a splendid Sunday out.

This is a day for the fashion conscious and the racing purist, with quality racing, Fashions at the races and entertainment for the whole family.

As usual we will be holding the popular Fashion At The Races competition with excellent prizes, including a $1000 womenswear cash prize, so come dressed to impress.

Located less than one hour from Adelaide, punters can get up close to the action and enjoy an unrivalled home straight view of the quality fields and jockeys.

Please call for more information, or email for any large ticketing requirements.
Chilli Fest Willunga
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
'All things chilli on the 9th & 10th February in Willunga. Chilli plants & produce, chilli foods & cooking demonstrations plus chill related merchandise. "Chill Out" at our local Artisan Market with live music, local beer, wine and sangria.
Chilli Fest Willunga is in association with Hillside Herbs McLaren Vale & hosted by the Willunga Recreation Park - Community Owned & Managed'
Shakespeare in the Vines A Midsummers night dream
Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
William Shakespeare takes us on a magical journey into the Athenian woodland where four lovers have escaped the laws of the land to seek freedom and happiness.

In these same woods we meet two other very different groups of characters. The first is a band of fairies, including Oberon, the fairy king, his mischievous servant Puck and Titania, the queen of the fairies. The second is a band of bumbling Athenian craftsmen trying their hand at showbiz!
What transpires in this forest is entertainment in its best form. Magical spells, hilarious trickery, and an “Ass” all make up a night filled with love, laughter and dazzling dreams.
As the sun begins to set do not miss your opportunity to share a night of fine food, wine and entertainment.
Tickets include performance and dinner.

Day Dance 2018
Date Mon 4th Mar 2019
Put simply - Day Dance is a party amongst the vines!

Day Dance has 3 simple goals:
1) To create a winery party that doesn't break the bank.
2) Is queue free! That means no lines for food, the bar, or for the toilets.
3) Is that beautiful balance between relaxed & party.

Saturday March 3.
Simon Hackett Wines, McLaren Vale
Midday to 7.30pm
ASICS Victor Harbor Triathlons
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
The ASICS Victor Harbor Triathlons were created back in 1993 and are still going and growing today.

The day has 6 events in succession catering for whole family participation with a strong presence to safety and a keeping in mind the dollar factor. Participants can choose from 5km fun run, a 10km fun run, short fun triathlon (150m swim, 8 km bike ride and 1.5 km ) or the Olympic distance triathlon (1500m swim, 40km bike ride and 10 km run. If that was too hard, why not a 750 swim in the smooth clean warm, inland seawater lake. Cycle out in country on roads closed to traffic, and run around the subdivision. There is also an adults & even a kids event - 50m swim/wade, 2 km bike ride and 400m run for children aged 4 to 16.
After the last event stay around for presentation & random draw prizes.
Participants are welcome to come and cheer on the participants.

Please refer to event website for event maps and registration.
McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019
The McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic is a fantastic mix of Vintage and Classic vehicles, food, music , an Art Show, Grande Street Parade and superb wines from participating wineries.
The Street Parade is down Main Street of McLaren Vale watched by 20,000 spectators and is free to all.
The road is closed by SAPOL at 11:00am and the parade starts from Serafino.

On the Saturday night prior to the Event we have a Charity Dinner featuring a motoring legend as guest speaker over dinner at Serafino.
All proceeds of the Charity Dinner go to the local McLaren Vale Hospital and local CFS units.
Three course meal, beer wine and soft drinks included, Charity Auction, Raffles and Door prizes.
South Australian Wooden Boat Festival
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
The South Australian Wooden Boat Festival is a biennial festival held over two days and one evening at the historic river Port of Goolwa.

Goolwa is located on the Fleurieu Peninsula, a pleasant one hour drive south of Adelaide, South Australia.

The Festival delivers an exciting mix of wooden boats, people, food, wine, and entertainment.

The on-water program is conducted within closed waters on the Murray River with boats participating safely in the Festival while providing a stunning display for spectators.

The on-land program including maritime displays, art exhibitions, children's activities, music, regional food and wine and festival fare completes the festival atmosphere.

Willunga Almond Blossom Festival
Date Sat 27th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
The annual Willunga Almond Blossom Festival is held the last weekend in July and is an exciting mix of food, fun and entertainment aimed at all ages, locals and visitors from far and wide.

The celebrations attract total crowds upwards of 10,000 people and are a showcase of all that Willunga and the surrounding areas have to offer. The festival celebrates the first blossom of the season, an important part of the history and landscape of the area.

The program features the very popular and well-known Willunga Farmers Market on Saturday morning, with our family friendly fair day weekend following on with live music, craft activities, giant games, carnival rides and more market stalls, with fireworks Saturday night. Sunday's fair day begins in High street with a street parade leading to the festival's market stalls, free family activities on the oval plus live music, petting zoo, pony rides, dog agility show food trucks and carnival rides.

Please refer to event website for full program and costs.
Yankalilla Show
Date Sat 5th Oct 2019
Entertainment throughout the day on both the shearing shed stage and the main stage (variety of live music and shearing demonstrations)..Show rides and Sideshow attractions, camel & pony rides, hands on animal nursery, market stalls, main hall showcasing the competitive exhibits, Aldinga & Sellicks Spinners & Knitters Shorn to Worn demonstration - fleece turned into wearable items, art pavilion, photography, show bags, and plenty of food and lots more.....
Special attractions for 2018 included - Radicool Reptiles;Xtreme Motorbike Trials show; James' Travelling Magic SHow