Regional Tourism Guide for Fleurieu Peninsula
South Australia  
Art Exhibition "Manda-Ngurni Warna-gu" - Land and Sea
Date Sat 8th Dec 2018 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Red Poles gallery presents the Indigenous exhibition "Manda-Ngurni Warna-gu" - Land and Sea. The Aboriginal artists featured represent the communities of Ceduna, Koonibba, Oak Valley and Yalata. Artworks include paintings and artefacts plus jewellery from Maruku Arts.
The Songs of Countdown
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
The Songs Of Countdown is a musical adventure down memory lane.

From the early days of Disco to the new wave sound of the 80’s, George Kapiniaris (Acropolis Now, Wogs out Of Work) and Tottie Goldsmith (The Chantoozies) recount their involvement and memories from the iconic Australian Television show.

Combining all the classic hits from the show with laugh out loud observations and takes on the era, George and Tottie are backed by a 5 piece band that include members from Australia’s most recognized bands such as Pseudo Echo, Chocolate Starfish and Big Pig.

The show chronologically glides through the years, hits from the likes of The Skyhooks, Village People and ABBA into the later years of Culture Club, Wham and Kylie Minogue.

Sharing hilarious and intimate stories from the era combined with all the hits that made the show so successful.

The Songs Of Countdown will have you dancing and laughing from the very first note!

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 Lions Family Christmas Party!
Date Mon 24th Dec 2018
The Lions Club of Yankalilla presents the Lions Family Christmas Party. This will be a fun day for the whole family to attend on Christmas Eve.

Activities for the kids include face painting, rides for the kids and a visit from Santa.

Come and enjoy the all of the fun and festivities!
The Sailing Club ft Tkay Maidza - GA Tickets from $20
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.
Strathalbyn Stable Stars Family Race Day
Date Wed 2nd Jan 2019
Join us at Strathalbyn Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on the 2nd of January 2019. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races.

This race day is a family-friendly day so we will be bringing the Stable Stars FREE kids club zone for children to enjoy. In this area you will find free pony rides with Archie and his friends, life size games, racing costumes for dress up, a colouring in area and our Stable Stars passport activities with games and prizes. Look out for the Stable Stars area in general admission to access these free activities – all you need to do is join Stable Stars to participate – this can be done before the day or on the day. For further details, please visit: www.stablestars.com.au
mask making fun
Date Tue 8th Jan 2019
Learn cardboard art techniques from an artist. Suitable for ages 5-12. Children under 8 years will require parental assistance
10.30- 11.30am $5 For bookings please call the Fleurieu Visitor Centre.
Circus Elements
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019
Holiday fun come along and enjoy some circus fun learn new skills, this is suitable for ages 5-12. 10.30 -1130am . This is a free event.
Mobile junk and Nature playground
Date Thu 10th Jan 2019
Hands on nature play using clay, mud, sticks and junk . Have a BBQ, or bring picnic lunch. Have lots of fun for all.Parental Supervision required 10am-1pm Free event
Blue Sky Theatre Cyrano de Bergerac in the garden - Victor Harbor
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
Cyrano, a poet and soldier with an impossibly gigantic nose, loves the beautiful Roxane but lacks the courage to tell her. And he has stiff competition from handsome yet tongue-tied Christian. Events take a nosedive when war breaks out and more suitors emerge to poke their noses in. Will Roxane choose Christian’s brainless beauty or Cyrano’s eloquent panache?

Join us in the garden for a witty, modern adaptation of one of literature’s greatest love triangles, complete with romance, heroic deeds and plenty of nose jokes.

Brook Rd Garden Victor Harbor Jan 11, 12 & 13
Collingrove Homestead Angaston Jan 19 & 20
Carrick Hill Springfield Jan 25, 26 & 27
Stangate House Aldgate Feb 1 & 2

Gates open 4pm. All shows start at 6.30pm
Tickets $35
Last season sold out so book early!

For more information please visit our website.
Family Fun and games
Date Tue 15th Jan 2019
Come and enjoy the fun. hide and seek giant puzzles climbing hop scotch and lots of other activities. Have a BBQ or bring a picnic lunch. Parental Supervision Required 10.30-12.30pm
Strathalbyn Race Day
Date Wed 16th Jan 2019
Join us at Strathalbyn Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on the 16h of January 2019. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Animal Mash-Ups
Date Wed 16th Jan 2019
Have fun mashing, mixing and muddling up your own artistic animal creations.

Suitable for ages 7 to 12 years old.

This is a free event.

Jewellery Making Fun
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019
Get creative with beads to make a necklace or bracelet to take home.

Suitable for ages 5-12 year old.

Children under 8 years will require parental assistance.

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.
Cinema Among the Vines - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Cinema Among the Vines
Relax on the lawns with a light meal, pre-movie entertainment, send the kids off to enjoy the playground and activities then from the comfort of your deck chair, picnic rug or bean bag enjoy a fantastic twilight movie featuring local Wines by the Vale Cru and Beer from the Fleurieu
Join with friends and family for an entertaining evening under the stars at Cinema Among the Vines!

Gold Coin Entry
Movie @ Molly's , The Castle
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Join us amongst the vines for an evening of food, wine, acoustic tunes and Australian feel good movie, THE CASTLE! Bring your low chairs, blankets and enjoy the beautiful surrounds at Mollydooker Wines.

When: Saturday January 19th

Where: The Cellar Door // Mollydooker Winery, 23 Coppermine Road, McLaren Vale SA

Doors open @ 6pm // Film starts after sunset

Tickets: $15 per person // Includes a branded plumm picnic glass to keep

Secure your tickets now.

Delicious food by Caro Club and Mollydooker Wines will be available for purchase on the night
Summer and Spokes in Strathalbyn - Stage 5 Santos Tour Down Under and Challenge Tour Finish
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Strathalbyn will come alive and welcomes visitors to enjoy sampling local gourmet goodies, entertainment and family friendly activities.
Strathalbyn is more than a day trip, why not stay for the weekend?

The race route will also take in Alexandrina's stunning coastal townships of Port Elliot, Middleton and Goolwa.
Adelaide Bike Hire Tour to Willunga
Date Sun 20th Jan 2019
Join Adelaide Bike Hire’s “Tour to Willunga” for the incredible final stage of the 2019 Tour Down Under.

The Adelaide Bike Hire team will be riding to McLaren Vale and Willunga on our inaugural “Tour to Willunga”. Overseas, interstate and local riders are more than welcome to join us on our morning ride along the scenic Coast to Vines Trail.

Once we arrive then we say our goodbyes and everyone goes off and does their own thing before they find their spot on the jam packed Willunga Hill. Some options include brunch along the coast at Aldinga Beach, while watching the first few laps of the race, or maybe visiting a winery or two at McLaren Vale.

This is an unsupported one way ride so to help out we will provide maps for the ride home, or if you get a flat or want to stop and take some photos along the way.


Where: Old HMS Buffalo Restaurant (end of Anzac Hwy Glenelg)
When: 8:00am Sunday 20th January 2019


Distance (one way): approx 50km
Elevation (one way): approx 500m


Visit the events page where a link to the Facebook event will be found
Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6 Santos Tour Down Under
Date Sun 20th Jan 2019
Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6 is a favourite for the spectators. In 2019 it will be promoted to the 'King' stage, where the final winner of the Santos Ochre Jersey will be decided.

The day will start in McLaren Vale, famous for its winemaking. The town is always in party mode during the race, when the peloton head for the iconic Willunga Hill.

Fans flock roadside to cheer on their heroes in what is the deciding stage of the Santos Tour Down Under.

Subaru King of the Mountain #1: Brookman Road, Willunga Hill (Category 1) – 7.5% gradient - ETA: 2:24pm

Subaru King of the Mountain #2: Brookman Road, Willunga Hill (Category 1) – 7.5% gradient - ETA: 2:58pm

Ziptrak Sprint #1: The Esplanade, Snapper Point - ETA: 12:46pm

Ziptrak Sprint #2: The Esplanade, Snapper Point - ETA: 1:46pm

San Remo Pasta Feed Zone: Main Road, Willunga (at Kell Street) - ETA: 1:19pm

The Santos Tour Down Under is the first stop for the world's best cycling teams and riders, and is the opening event of the UCI WorldTour.

First held in 1999, the Santos Tour Down Under is the biggest cycling race in the southern hemisphere.
Game2U Laser Tag/Mobile Gaming Theatre
Date Tue 22nd Jan 2019
Come along and let us put a smile on your children's faces.

Rotating between the 2 fun activities this activity is suitable for children 7 and over.

Upcycled CD Creations
Date Wed 23rd Jan 2019
Come along and get creative transform compact discs into special creatures and animals.

Suitable for children aged 5-12 years of age.

This is a free event.

Pom Pom making
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019
Get Creative and make a keyring or animal or even a pom pom for your favourite sporting team. Suitable for ages 5 - 12 Children under 8 years will require parental assistance. 10.30 - 11.30 $5.

Bookings Please call the fleurieu coast visitor centre.
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 Northpoint Fleurieu 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'
Fleurieu Film Festival
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
A passion for short film and a desire to support film makers underpins the Fleurieu Film Festival. Starting in 2016, the Festival has grown with the community, film makers and sponsors embracing and supporting this outstanding event. The 2019 theme for the Festival is ‘Climate Change – Hot Topic/Kool Films’.

Join us for an amazing evening that will include:

- Screening of the 10 film finalists
- Gourmet food from the famous S.C. Pannell chefs, Hayley White & Cam Clarke
- Funky music to entertain you
- Award-winning wines from S.C. Pannell
- Food and coffee vans offering a range of delicacies
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.

RNB Vine Days
Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
RNB Vine Days—your annual summer winery escape returns next February for its second instalment with another A-Class lineup!

Launching in 2018, RNB Vine Days treated 40,000 fans to a glorious day of music, food and wine in picturesque settings. Crowds soaked up the lush sunshine while grooving to iconic tunes from TLC and Boyz II Men at charming wineries, mesmerised in the ultimate concert escape. This 2019, RNB Vine Days glides into Hunter Valley, Mount Cotton, Geelong and McLaren Vale as well as Perth for the very first time!

RNB Vine Days is renowned for its electric festival atmosphere, delectable gourmet food and signature wines, and epic lineup that features some of the biggest hitmakers of contemporary RNB. Leading the charge for RNB Vine Days 2019 are one of the best-selling rap artists in American music history, Nelly, and English superstar Craig David, accompanied by his full live band. English-Canadian girl group All Saints will also perform their first Australian live shows. Bubbly US singer Amerie and international party DJ YO! MAFIA are also along for the ride.

After holding down the headline spot at the very...
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
Victor Harbor...are you ready?!... it’s time to ‘Paint it Black’ & ‘Get on your bikes & ride!’ (Mick & Freddy)

The Rock Vault®️ bring you their Art of British Rock Show, in a monster double feature starring, Brit Rock Powerhouse - Sweet Bad Lizzy & Crossfire Hurricane - The Rolling Stones Show!

Sweet Bad Lizzy are a formidable band with the ability to reproduce the great harmonies and sounds of bands like The Sweet, Bad Company, Thin Lizzy, The Who & Queen, assuring 70’s rock lovers a real Ballroom Blitz! Crossfire Hurricane know ‘It’s only Rock and Roll..’ but you’ll love it! Taking you on a wild journey through the eyes of the 60’s era Stones.

These professional musicians have played stadiums, toured Australia and Europe & have been credited on albums & recordings.

So....Victor Harbor.... ONE MORE TIME ....are you ready?!
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