Regional Tourism Guide for Fleurieu Peninsula
South Australia  
Red Poles and Spinning Yarns Aboriginal Arts Festival
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019 to Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Red Poles and Spinning Yarns, an annual Aboriginal arts festival represents many elements over two days including an arts market representing stall holders from communities throughout South Australia held in a marquee on the lawns at Red Poles with demonstrations of various crafts including weaving, basket making and traditional ‘punu ‘ wood burning.

A Kaurna smoking ceremony and cleansing prepares the place for the event and creates a unique experience for visitors through story telling and calls in ancestors to help and heal the space. A cultural dance performance by Tal Kin Jeri Dance Troupe completes the picture. An Aboriginal inspired menu offers local and regional herbs used for thousands of years.

An exhibition features the Stringy bark tree , used by the Kaurna people and other Aboriginal language groups, for its branches, leaves, bark and wood collating a variety of responses and associations to the tree .

Children from McLaren Vale Primary School have produced with support from Micky Barlow (Kokatha artist) and Rebecca Collard, Aboriginal Education Officer at McLaren Vale Primary School, smaller leaves creating an ‘inter-generational showcase’.

These events give a rich layered experience with memorable, quality Aboriginal experiences, thus enhancing the understanding of this ancient culture.
More Than A Woman
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
Everyone knows and loves the hit songs of the Bee Gees. We all know about the boys of this family, but who knew they had a sister? This cabaret-style tribute show, showcasing three local women, dives into the lives and lyrics of the Bee Gees as told from their sister's point of view.

What was it like to be a sister of such huge music stars? More than a Woman will share stories of siblings, growing up, loss and of course music. We will perform numerous hits from the trio of brothers, The Bee Gees, in this night of love, families, music, and laughter.

WRITTEN BY Emma Knights
DIRECTED BY Jessica Robinson
2019 McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
The McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival will be held over the 2019 June long weekend!

The program includes more than 50 events across 25 venues – From intimate 10-course degustations, chef’s table demonstrations and wine flight master classes to, rock n’ roll music and cabaret shows – there’s an event to suit every taste.

Over three days of the June long weekend public holiday, enjoy the very best of McLaren Vale’s premium wine, food and beach lifestyle.
Sea & Vines Festival 2019
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
Across three days, enjoy a range of events created to suit all ages, palates and experiences. There’s something for everyone, from intimate degustation dinners, tastings with the regions top winemakers and chefs, to winery tour adventures, food trucks, live music and fun activities for families.

Sunday Experience - One ticket, two exciting locations! Create your own winery tour adventure and experience McLaren Vale’s generous hospitality at two events of your choice from our list of participating wineries.

Relish Events - Unique and intimate gatherings carefully designed to offer flavour, feasting and immersive sensory experiences. Choose from a selection of ticketed bespoke events across the three days of the Festival (check individual listings for ticket inclusions).

Family Fun Monday - A variety of winery events offering free entertainment for the kids meaning you can sit back, sip a glass of wine, indulge in gourmet tasting plates and enjoy the atmosphere for a fun family day out! Bring your picnic rug and enjoy live music, food trucks, themed menus, activities and games

You can view the full festival program via our website http://www.seaandvines.com.au

Tickets selling fast, Book Now!
Drink (and Eat) History
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
Eat and Drink History

Kay Brothers has raided the family recipe book ahead of this year’s McLaren Vale Sea & Vines Festival, for one of the only night-time events during the three-day festival.

Held on the night of Saturday 8 June, we will be hosting an exclusive three course ‘Drink (and Eat) History’ dinner, with favourite family recipes carefully selected by the Kay Family. with highlights such as old-fashioned quail, “Jugged Rabbit” and a gourmet take on the humble roly poly pudding served with a matching selection of Kay Brothers wine, which have been handpicked by

winemaker Duncan Kennedy. All accompanied by the sweet sounds of acclaimed Blues and Roots singer Cal Williams Jr.
A Long Lunch, Built From the Ground Up
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
Over a delicious, regionally-inspired long lunch, take an immersive and educational wine journey through the geologically diverse footprint of the beautiful McLaren Vale region.

Join us in our maturation cellar - the soul of our working winery - and, whilst surrounded by beautiful barrels, discover why wines produced here are so unique and how terroir ultimately influences their style. At the same time indulge in an innovative menu meticulously crafted by the award-winning Currant Shed restaurant featuring only the best, locally sourced and house-grown produce.

Tickets include a hosted, in-depth wine tasting and a beautiful three-course lunch with paired wines.
The Charcutier and The Winemaker: A Kay Brothers Masterclass
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
For anyone who missed out on our sold-out Tasting Australia Event - The Charcutier and The Winemaker – Now is your chance!

The event was such a huge success, we have decided to feature it again as part of our Sea & Vines event on the June long weekend (8-10 June). With the opportunity to taste some of Kay Brothers’ best wines perfectly paired with arguably South Australia’s finest charcuterie from Parma Handcrafted Cured Meats, this event will be hosted by our winemaker Duncan Kennedy and Parma artisan Massi Corradini.

Trust us, this is one event you must experience for yourself – tickets are sure to sell fast.
Relax and Unwind at Kay Brothers Winery
Date Mon 10th Jun 2019
Good fun, fine wine, great, food, and cool music! Relax and Unwind is all about family, with activities for the big and little kids including the chance for people to try out their archery skills with the ever-popular ‘come and try’ event hosted by Southern Vales Archery.

If that doesn’t hit the target, visitors can kick back to Blues and Roots band Dr DeSoto followed by the legendary Chris Finnen and his band, alongside Kay Brothers wines, gourmet burgers, heart-warming mac and cheese, and delicious warm cinnamon donuts on the lawns overlooking the vineyards and the beautiful Mt Lofty Ranges.

No tickets needed, come one, come all!
Strathalbyn Race Day
Date Wed 12th Jun 2019
Join us at Strathalbyn Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on the 12th of June, 2019. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Stars and Vines IV - The return of Saturn
Date Fri 5th Jul 2019
A night of food, wine and stargazing in Langhorne Creek.
Experience a personalised and multicultural tour of the night sky with laser pointer and telescopes.
Enjoy award-winning wines and a mouth watering supper.
Hosted by The Backyard Universe and Vineyard Road Cellar Door, this is a night for they whole family.
This event is weather permitting. If the weather is unfavourable on the 5th we will try again on the 12th July.
We encourage guests to dress warm as it will be a cold night.
Book online at: www.thebackyarduniverse.com.au
3-day Photography Tour: Fleurieu Peninsula, SA
Date Fri 26th Jul 2019
Capture beautiful beaches on a three-day photography tour with professional photographer Alfonso Calero this winter.

The photography tour will take place on the Fleurieu Peninsula, a stretch of coastline which is home to some of Adelaide's best beaches. From Friday night to Sunday morning, under Alfonso's guidance, you will shoot astrophotography and seascapes. During the tour you will spend a few hours per day walking on uneven surfaces so a normal level of fitness is recommended.

The workshop includes a total of 15 hours of photography direction. This includes:

Day 1 - 2.5 hours shooting sunset/astrophotography
Day 2 - 2.5 hours shooting dawn/sunrise
Day 2 - 2.5 hours editing photos after breakfast
Day 2 - 2.5 shooting sunset/astrophotography
Day 3 - 2.5 hours shooting dawn/sunrise
Day 3 - 2.5 hours editing photos after breakfast

-Twin share accommodation will be included in the cost of the tour
-The tour does not include transport and meals

Please see the booking link for more details
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
Heysen 105
Date Sat 26th Oct 2019 to Sun 27th Oct 2019
An iconic South Australian trail running race, the Heysen 105 Ultra marathon is an endurance event like no other in Australia. Traversing a 105km section of the 1200km-long Heysen Trail, competitors experience the best trail running has to offer in the state, taking in rolling farmland, sandy forests, rocky hillsides and lots more. The views are spectacular through the magnificent conservation parks, with the backdrop of gum trees, abundant wildlife and both wide open spaces and closed in trails making this a truly Australian experience. Elevation gain is around 2400m, with the course record standing at 9h 51m 36s by Brendan Davies in 2014, and 11h 21m 47s by Bronwyn Young in 2017 for the females.
Handpicked Festival
Date Sat 9th Nov 2019
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.