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Regional Tourism Guide for Fleurieu Peninsula
South Australia  
Kay Brothers' SALA Exhibition: Fleurieu - Time and Place
Date Wed 1st Aug 2018 to Mon 10th Sep 2018
Inspired by the changing Fleurieu landscape, Lesley Redgate records its past and present. Her paintings draw inspiration from the changing rural and urban landscape and reflect a vibrancy and visual harmony often found in the harsh Australian environment. She defines structure, geometry and form within the landscape thoughtfully, essentially capturing the unusual from ordinary scenes.
SALA Exhibition: Fleurieu – Time and Place
Date Wed 1st Aug 2018 to Mon 10th Sep 2018
Inspired by the changing Fleurieu landscape, Lesley Redgate records its past and present. Her paintings draw inspiration from the changing rural and urban landscape and reflect a vibrancy and visual harmony often found in the harsh Australian environment. She defines structure, geometry and form within the landscape thoughtfully, essentially capturing the unusual from ordinary scenes.
OTR Supersprint - Langhorne Creek Regional Food and Wine Tour
Date Thu 23rd Aug 2018 to Mon 27th Aug 2018
Looking to escape the for an unique Food and Wine experience in nearby Langhorne Creek, why not try our small group tour to the region.

​The hidden Gem of the Australian Wine regions, Langhorne Creek has a winemaking history dating back to the 1850’s.

A favourite by many a winemaker yet seldom heard of by the consumer, Langhorne Creek’s star is now starting to shine as many people discover the influence this region’s wine have had on so many well known award winning wines.
Museum Reserve Shiraz Masterclass at Fox Creek Wines
Date Sat 25th Aug 2018
Since Fox Creek released its first Reserve Shiraz in 1995 it has received multiple glowing accolades from wine critics, wine show judges and public all around the world.

This vertical masterclass offers you the opportunity to delve into the history of this outstanding wine whilst being skillfully guided through each museum sample by Scott Zrna our Senior Winemaker.

We would like to offer you this amazing opportunity to try 6 vintages of Museum Reserve Shiraz, the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

DATE
Saturday, June 25

TIME
11am – 2pm

PLACE
Helen Watts Learning Centre, 140 Malpas Road, McLaren Vale

Packages are available to be pre-purchased with packs to be picked up on the day of the masterclass.

For those of you who live in other states, we plan to film the masterclass and give you the opportunity to purchase a pack, or you can use wines from your own cellar, so you can have your own masterclass/ dinner party with Scott as a virtual guest. Email Kristin if you are interested in receiving this offer.
Bush Dance and Bonfire
Date Sat 25th Aug 2018
Bring the family and come along to enjoy a bonfire and bush dance featuring Diddychwy, BBQ supper provided and there will be raffles and door prizes.

BYO nibbles and drink.

The 60 Four Fleurieu
Date Fri 31st Aug 2018
Fast becoming one of the state’s most popular acts, The 60 Four will bring the sounds of the sixties to
venues across South Australia.

The 60 Four’s incredible talent, with their slick moves and flawless four-part harmonies, has seen them go from strength to strength in the Adelaide entertainment industry.
The critically acclaimed quartet have performed over 100 times, in public, private and corporate settings at venues including the
Adelaide Oval, St Peter’s Cathedral, The Entertainment Centre, Ayers House, and the Royal Adelaide Show.
They have also performed as a part of two Adelaide Fringe Festivals, performing to over 2000 people in 10 sold out performances over two years.
This show will make it impossible for the crowd to stay seated as the boys perform a selection of their favourite 60s hits, paying homage to artists including: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Beatles,
The Beach Boys, Johnny O’Keefe, The Monkees, The Turtles, The Foundations and The Temptations.
Everyone will be singing along in no time!
James Blundell
Date Sat 1st Sep 2018
There are many terms that people use to describe James Blundell. Icon. Legend. Controversial. Rebel. James Blundell is all of those things. He is unashamedly honest and comfortable in his own skin. He radiates an enthusiasm for everything that life has to offer and it's that authenticity that makes him one of the most instantly likable and recognizable artists in Australian Music. James was the first young Australian country act to sign to a major record label in Nashville. in addition to his own success he has penned hits for Lee Kernaghan, Slim Dusty and Jimmie Little. He is a recipient of numerous Country Music Awards and a five-time ARIA Award Nominee with one win to his name. 2017 marked Blundell's 30th anniversary in music and saw the launch of his fourteenth album, 'Campfire'. Come along and hear James Perform tracks from his new album along with a host of hits from across his exceptional career.
Father's Day at Fox Creek Wines
Date Sun 2nd Sep 2018
Show your Dad how much you care and surprize him with a relaxed day in our beautiful Fox Creek Cellar Door Gardens. Bring a chair, rug up and enjoy some delicious wood-fired pizzas. There really is nothing as intoxicating as the aroma of burning hardwood and melting cheese matched with your favourite Fox Creek wine. Adelaide Woodfired Pizza will be available from 12pm.

Menu Options
• Hungarian salami, kalamata olives and chilli flakes $15
• Pulled pork, pulled beef, jalapeños and Smokey bbq sauce $15
• Baby spinach with grilled capsicum, red onion, olives and feta $12
• Fresh basil Margherita $10
• Old school pepperoni $10

All pizzas are approx 10 inch and made with mozzarella and a tomato base.
Gluten-free bases available.
Payment by Eftpos also available.

BYO PICNIC BLANKET OR CHAIR + NO BYO ALCOHOL PLEASE
Meet The Brewers Luncheon
Date Tue 4th Sep 2018
Meet the brewers from Migration Brewery USA and Smiling Samoyed.

Tour the brewery then enjoy a shared feast luncheon featuring the best produce from the region.

This event is part of the Festival of Nature for more details of this event and others go to our website.

Garden Walk
Date Tue 4th Sep 2018 to Sun 9th Sep 2018
Raymond Nursery via Delamere.

Set amongst one of the oldest remaining stringybark and grass tree forests in the state, the garden features a wide selection of australian and exotic plants. Picnic tables are provided.Lookout for the blue wrens and scrubwrens-birdlife abounds.
Bush Regeneration Walk
Date Tue 4th Sep 2018 to Sun 9th Sep 2018
Walk with us on a short 2km trail around the Allusion Wines property.

See what mother nature can do with a helping hand and a couple of decades! Finishing at the cellar door, you might like to linger and enjoy wine tasting, a lunch platter of local produce and stunning vineyard views.

This event is part of the Festival of Nature Fleurieu Coast for more information on this event or other events please go to our website.

Festival of Nature
Date Wed 5th Sep 2018 to Sun 9th Sep 2018
Wow! Our Festival has grown to 6-days of inspiration and celebration of all things sustainable. There's a vibrant program of guided walks, open homes and gardens, health and longevity boosting classes, panel discussions, pop-up workshops and international visiting chefs.

It all comes together on Sunday 9 September at the Sustainable Living Expo - a free, family-friendly event with plenty of stalls and guest presenters to help you make simple changes to the way you live. All against a delicious backdrop of local food, wine & beer and live music.
Strathalbyn Race Day
Date Wed 5th Sep 2018
Join us at Strathalbyn Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on 5th of September 2018. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Birdwatching tour
Date Wed 5th Sep 2018
Come along for an informal guided tour of the bird life around the Ingalalla Falls following the sheltered path towards the falls.

Meet at the Ingalalla Falls Carpark.

This event is part of the Festival of Nature Fleurieu Coast for more information on this and other events go to our website.
Orchid Walk
Date Wed 5th Sep 2018
A relaxed guided walk through an island of native vegetation, identifying a variety of native orchids.

This event is part of the Festival of Nature Fleurieu Coast for more information on this event or other events please go to our website.
Cheesemaking 101
Date Thu 6th Sep 2018
Join Artisan cheesemaker Tony Harding with his hands on class, then followed by a light lunch featuring a selection of local cheeses.

This event is part of the Festival of Nature Fleurieu Coast for more information on this and other events please go to our website.
Make and Take Essential Oils
Date Thu 6th Sep 2018
Safe, natural and just in time for your annual spring cleaning, go green and make over your cleaning routine with essential oils.

This event is part of the Festival of Nature Fleurieu Coast for more information on this event or other events please go to our website.
International Beer & BBQ
Date Thu 6th Sep 2018
BBQ dinner featuring local produce prepared using American and Australian techniques.

Paired with an international beer, two USA/SA collaboration beers and local wines.


This event is part of the Festival of Nature Fleurieu Coast for more information on this event or other events please go to our website.

Natural Wonders Of The Fleurieu Coast
Date Thu 6th Sep 2018
A fun and informative session exploring the opportunities and challenges in promoting and conserving the Fleurieu Coast's unique natural features.

This event is part of the Festival of Nature Fleurieu Coast for more information on this event or other events please go to our website.
Aaron Creek Circuit Walk
Date Fri 7th Sep 2018
Explore the grasslands with views and kangaroos.

Walk some of the Heysen Trail as you follow it's path between Eagle Waterhole and Aaron Creek.

Hosted by Friends of The Heysen Trail .

This event is part of the Festival of Nature Fleurieu Coast for more information on this event or other events please go to our website.

Producers Dinner
Date Fri 7th Sep 2018
Enjoy a three course dinner featuring our region's produce and created by a team of international, interstate and local chefs.

Meet local producers and hear how they take fresh seasonal food from field to plate.


This event is part of the Festival of Nature Fleurieu Coast for more information on this event or other events please go to our website.

Poets and Pasta
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
Coriole’s Poets and Pizza event has been celebrating and supporting South Australian poets since 2005. This year with the introduction of a new dining concept, Gather at Coriole, Chef Tom Tilbury will be changing up the carb offering, moving away from pizza to instead a selection of house made pastas.
This year we are looking forward to live readings from Veronica Cookson, Mike Ladd, Sharon Kernot and event favourite Jude Aquilina
Come indulge in a raucous evening of poetry, great company, wines by Coriole and rustic shared dining experience from the Gather at Coriole kitchen.
Wayapa Wuurrk: Connection to Country
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
Wayapa is an Earth-centred sequence of movements honouring the Elements of Nature and the universal aspects that bring meaning to life.

The movements are not too difficult or strenuous.

This event is part of the Festival of Nature Fleurieu Coast for more information on this event or other events please go to our website.

Ingalalla Tree Planting
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
Want to create a habitat for butterflies, frogs and native birds? Come along to help the Forest Rangers plant a variety of native plants in the picturesque Second Valley Forest near Normanville.

This event is part of the Festival of Nature Fleurieu Coast for more information on this event or other events please go to our website.
Open Homes, Farms & Gardens.
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
An "open" program with something for everyone: Enjoy on-farm experiences and connect with our agricultural community; visit sustainable homes and gardens, including a tiny house and the upcycled 'Earthship' and chat with their owners.

This event is part of the Festival of Nature Fleurieu Coast for more information on this event or other events please go to our website.
Deep Creek Waterfall Hike
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
Join True Nature Adventures on a guided hike of moderate climbs and descents leading to a cascading waterfall.

This event is part of the Festival of Nature Fleurieu Coast for more information on this event or other events please go to our website.
Fleurieu Meets Oregan USA Degustation.
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
Five - course dinner featuring local produce, matched with regional beverages.

The menu will be sculpted from produce the chefs from Oregon USA and Townsville have sourced over the days of the Festival, ensuring it is seasonal paddock to plate and root to leaf.

This event is part of the Festival of Nature Fleurieu Coast for more information on this event or other events please go to our website.

'TRACKS'- Cooee Arthouse Cinema
Date Sat 8th Sep 2018
TRACKS
Starring Mia Wasikowska and based on the best selling memoir, Tracks tells the inspirational story of Robyn Davidson’s 2700 km solo trek through the remote Australian desert to the Indian Ocean. Aided only by her loyal dog Diggity, four unpredictable camels and, at intervals, Rick Smolan, a charismatic National Geographic photographer, Tracks chronicles an epic modern adventure.

Doors 7pm
Film 8pm
Popcorn, Soup, Chai and Cake available for purchase before the film.
Festival of nature Fleurieu coast yoga
Date Sun 9th Sep 2018
Suitable for all abilities, your yoga therapia instructor will guide you through a mindful yoga class.


This event is part of the Festival of Nature Fleurieu Coast for more information on this event or other events please go to our website.
Deep Creek CircuitHike
Date Sun 9th Sep 2018
Hosted by the friends of the Heysen Trail,this lovelywalk features waterfalls,coastal viewsand some heartstarting hills to make this crackin walk.


This event is part of the Festival of Nature Fleurieu Coast for more information on this event or other events please go to our website.
Commercial Kitchen Workshop
Date Sun 9th Sep 2018
Commercial Kitchen Workshop

For bakers, spice and sauce makers,small-scale food entrepreneurs and cooking class hosts, international chef Chris Holen shows how to get the most from the centre 181 commercial kitchen.
Sustainable Living Expo
Date Sun 9th Sep 2018
Yankalilla showgroungs

wander among the many exhibits, join a pop-upworkshop, watch prestations on a variety of sustainable living topics, enjoy guest speakers on the main stage, join a Wayapa workshop, check out the mobile junck and nature playground and much more.
Local Thinkers in Residence: Living Local Economy
Date Sun 9th Sep 2018
Yankalilla Agricultural Hall

Sam Scammell leads a discussion on the meaning of a sustainable living economy, the ongoing benefits to our community and where we might begin.
Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge and Bush Festival
Date Fri 14th Sep 2018 to Sun 16th Sep 2018
Witness the heart-stopping partnership of Aussie bushman and women at the Lower Lakes Stockmans Challenge and Bush Festival, showcasing their amazing skills on horseback.

Watch as men, women and juniors battle for the grand title Legend of the Lower Lakes.

You will see explosive whip cracking, cattle handling, bareback riding, horseshoeing, cross country and pack saddle. Sunday sees all the finals action with the Heritage Horse Catch and Poley Saddle Rough Ride.

The Bush Festival will be fun for the whole family.

Wander the many stalls with fabulous wares including leather goods, timber furniture, gifts and clothing.

Sample great Aussie food including our famous camp oven roast gravy rolls.

The Bush Festival also has traditional kids games, demonstrations, face painting, Bush Dance on Friday Night and Live entertainment on Saturday night.

Come and experience and enjoy our Australian grass roots heritage. Camp out under the stars!

The City of Victor Harbor's Rock 'N' Roll Festival
Date Fri 14th Sep 2018 to Sun 16th Sep 2018
Join us in the heart of seaside Victor Harbor as the town comes alive with live Rock ‘N’ Roll music, hundreds of vehicle displays, memorabilia, market stalls, fun times, fabulous coastal views.

PROGRAM

FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER
- Vehicle display at McDonald’s Victor Harbor carpark 10am to 1pm - Free entry
- Official Welcome Night: Warland Reserve from 7.30pm to 11.30pm
The Runaway Boys and DJ Dave the Midnight Rocker
Tickets $20 (VIP PASS EVENT)

SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER
-Festival Cruise from McLaren Vale to Victor Harbor - Free entry
- Live music, market stalls and vehicle displays on Warland Reserve and Ocean Street from 10am to 5pm - Free entry
- Twilight Cruise from 4pm - 5pm - Free entry
- Official Saturday Night: Warland Reserve from 7.30pm to 11.00pm
The Cadillacs and DJ Cockney Rebel all the way from the UK!
Tickets $20 (VIP PASS EVENT)

SUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBER
- Live music, market stalls and vehicle displays on Warland Reserve and Ocean Street from 9am to 5pm - Free entry
- Vehicle Trophy presentation 2pm

Visit the Festival website for full program information.
Bill Chambers// Cooee Arthouse
Date Fri 14th Sep 2018
Bill Chambers New Album ‘Cold Trail’ is his first studio album in 4 Years.

Although in the meantime he’sreleased the Live @ The Pub Tamworth DVD and CD.

Bill has left anything but a ‘Cold Trail, he continues to tour the world playing in daughter Kasey’s band and also his own solo shows, playing anything from house concerts and coffee lounges to major festivals.

If you’ve been in the audience at a Bill Chambers concert you’ll notice he always travels with a swag of guitars showcasing his connection to different styles of music that he’s been influenced by over the years.

“I grew up listening to the Hillbilly music my mum and dad played when i was a kid. I discovered early Rock’n’Roll, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. In recent times I’ve been particularly influenced by the Texas Singer/Songwriters”.

When you see Bill Chambers live on stage its evident that his music reflects his early influences and resonates with stories of his life on the road.

Chai, cake and soup available for purchase :)
Angas Plains Wines Live Music in the Vines: Mick Kidd
Date Sun 16th Sep 2018
Mick Kidd is a hills based solo guitarist/ vocalist performing Blues/ Roots music. Mick will entertain you with his extensive play list from the likes of John Butler Trio, Pete Murray and Pink Floyd.

Come along and enjoy Sunday afternoon live music while sipping on a glass of wine and enjoying a platter or pizza.
String Fever
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018
String fever returns to Goolwa with their unique blend of virtuous musicianship, nouveau-vaudevillian comedy and a broad palette of the world's most popular music.
Wife and husband team Jacqui and Brenton Edgecombe bring you strings like you've never heard them before. their musical roller coaster will take you from Bluegrass to the Beatles to the Blue Danube and their virtuosity will leave you spell bound.

They'll also keep you smiling with a cheeky dose of husband-wife humor. With two decade's experience as full-time entertainers, String fever presents a show that is unique, classy and most importantly, a lot of fun.
National awards for their service to show biz including five 'MO' awards and the 'Qantas Peter Allen Variety Performers of the Year'.
Watercolour Workshop by Rebecca Prince
Date Sun 23rd Sep 2018
After a welcome glass of Fox Creek ‘liquid courage’ explore the colourful world of watercolour washes and beautiful effects as Rebecca guides you through a range of techniques to help add vibrancy, spontaneity and stunning textures to your paintings. Learn how to work intuitively with watercolours and loosen up your painting process.

Celebrate afterwards with a wine tasting complemented by our delicious platters. The workshop is suitable for absolute beginners to intermediate level participants. Please email georgy@foxcreekwines.com with any enquiries or to book.
Kids Community Market On The Fleurieu Coast
Date Sun 23rd Sep 2018
Support our young entrepreneurs over twenty stalls.

The idea behind the market is to encourage school age children to use their skills, creativity and imagination to set up a market stall, and through this process inspire them to learn the basics of business and finance.

Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival 2018 "- A pleasant Afternoon".
Date Sun 23rd Sep 2018
A pleasant afternoon, will be held at the Second Valley Hall and will include afternoon tea provided by the real housewives of Second Valley & Surrounds.Singing and musical entertainment will be provided by Jillian Langford, Margie & Jenny Russell of the Tonto Road Singers and students from Yankalilla Area School. Invitees will be encouraged to interact with the performances with song sheets and musical instruments provided.
Orchid and The Crow - Mt Compass War Memorial Hall
Date Tue 25th Sep 2018
Created and performed by Daniel Tobias

A comedy about an atheist surviving cancer by finding God in Lance Armstrong.

Reflecting on Daniel’s real life (and almost death) experiences, The Orchid and the Crow is a solo performance that is part story-telling, part-theatre featuring original songs from the award-winning writers of Otto & Astrid (Die Roten Punkte).

Created by the artists behind the hugely successful Otto and Astrid, this is a unique, brilliantly clever and ultimately moving story that audiences have described as ‘life-changing’. The play deals with rarely discussed themes in an entertaining, theatrical, accessible and comical form.

Suitable for audiences 15 and over

★★★★ “Turns divine vengeance into comedy gold.” The Age

WINNER: Best Writing Cabaret – 2016 Green Room Awards

Mt Compass War Memorial Hall. Tuesday, September 25 at 7:30pm
Tickets on sale via Mount Compass Post Office on July 1 – For all queries please contact tammy.hall@countryarts.org.au
Yankalilla Show
Date Sat 29th Sep 2018
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 include - Radicool Reptiles;Xtreme Motorbike Trials show; High Jinks Rock Wall
Spring Affair
Date Sun 30th Sep 2018
Join us for a roaming tour of six iconic McLaren Vale wineries...

We will be showcasing some of the best food and wine from the region at Spring Affair!

Live music and a range of indulgent tasting experiences will be on offer as we celebrate the bud burst of spring.

Participating McLaren Vale wineries include Coriole Vineyards, d'Arenberg, Maxwell, Paxton Wines, Penny's Hill and Serafino.
The Scientifibubble Show
Date Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Discover the amazing science of bubbles with world record-holder Bubble-oligist, Marty McBubble! How are bubbles created? Why do they pop? What shapes and colours can bubbles make? What's it like to be inside a bubble? Children will discover all of this and much more as Marty McBubble engages their natural sense of wonder with his interactive bubbly experiments. From bubble cubes and sculptures to bubble rockets and volcanoes, the audience will be enthralled as Marty demonstrates scientific concepts such as iridescence, surface tension and bubble geometry.
The Wizard Of Oz Interactive Show - Victor Harbor
Date Tue 9th Oct 2018
VICTOR HARBOR DRAMA WORKSHOP- Offers a basic introduction to movement, voice plus a valuable opportunity to perform on stage as munchkins with the Oz cast. Bookings essential due to limited spaces.



Click your heels together and follow a yellow brick road full of fun, adventure and wacky characters in this popular, interactive re-telling of Frank Baum's classic for kids now celebrating its 4000th performance worldwide with an International Yellow Brick Road Tour.

Kids can rap with the Tinman, roar like a Lion, wake up sleepy Shakey the Scarecrow and dance with Dorothy. "If great grandfather was alive, I'm sure he would be clapping, singing along and smiling with your show!" Robert Baum, great grandson of Oz author L. Frank Baum

3D animation on screen, catchy music and fantastic costumes bring this production alive on stage. Come dressed up as your favourite Oz character and create some oz-some photo memories. Don't forget to bring a toy for their Children's Hospital Toy Appeal.

Making Mozart The da Ponte project
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
'Making Mozart' takes place in Mozart's studio where he receives a visitor in the form of Lorenzo da Ponte - ex-priest, poet and librettist. the two recreate the conversations that led to the operas written by the greatest librettist. As da Ponte beguiles Mozart with his ideas, his imagination comes alive and suddenly the characters appear before his eyes.
Three internationally-acclaimed opera singers (soprano Gisele Blanchard, mezzo Catriona Barr and baritone Mario Bellanova) take you on a whirlwind tour of three of the greatest operas ever written; 'The Marriage of Figaro', 'Don Giovanni' and 'Cosi Fan Tutte'. Joined by pianist Jamie Cock as Mozart and opera critic and broadcaster Ewart Shaw as da Ponte, the story is told in a sparkling and witty fashion, packed with Mozart's best loved arias and duets.
Spring Music Cabaret
Date Sat 13th Oct 2018
Three course meal and entertainment by DJ Eric.

Includes a tribute to Elvis, bring your favourite dance partner and jive the night away.

Bring some coins for coin toss, head and tails and other fun game.

Proceeds of the games, going to the farmers drought appeal.

McLaren Vale Half Marathon 2018
Date Sun 14th Oct 2018
McLaren Vale is one of South Australia's best kept treasures, just 45 minutes from the CBD. The half marathon course takes in the Shiraz Trail between McLaren Vale and Willunga, with a loop along the rail trail between McLaren Vale and Seaford.

The 10km and 5km courses are a fast dash towards Willunga and back.
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
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.
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.
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.
Strathalbyn Race Day
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.
Strathalbyn Race Day
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.
Messiah
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!)
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.
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.