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Regional Tourism Guide for Fleurieu Peninsula
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Exhibition by Julie Anne Powell
Date Tue 2nd Apr 2019 to Mon 3rd Jun 2019
Julie-Anne is a local artist who has resided on a Vineyard in McLaren Vale for the past 22 years. It is on this property that she started her work, with a focus on painting animals and people. She draws inspiration from the facial expressions of people and animals using bright colours contrasted with pastel blends. She paints mostly with acrylics, which she puts down with different shaped pallet knives, brushes and often her finger tips.

Julie Anne Powell’s exhibition will be on display from April 2 - June 3, 2019, daily from 10am – 5pm, with an opening on Sunday, April 14, 5 - 7pm.
Woodstock Wood Oven Pizza Night
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Fri 3rd Apr 2020
Surrounded by towering gum trees and set in a rustic, rammed earth building, our Woodstock Wood Fired Pizza night will charm you to the core!

Pizzas are delivered to your table until you simply cannot eat any more! - and then they will serve you a dessert.
Wash down the fabulous fare with some of Woodstock's finest wines or choose beer & spirits from the bar.
The ambiance of live music will help set the scene, for a wonderful entry into the weekend ahead.

All the family are welcome so bring the kids and an appetite.
We cater for most dietary requirements.

Bookings essential.
Acoustic Sundays at Woodstock
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Jun 2020
Sundays are for lazy long lunches. Great food, excellent wine and easy listening tunes. Come to where the outside is almost inside, towering gum trees and a well maintained lawn area for frolicking upon! Executive chefs prepare fabulous fare, for all dietary req's.
Join us at Woodstock, kick back and relax to the acoustic tunes of our local artists whilst soaking in the beautiful surrounds.
18th Falcon GT Nationals, Old Willunga Hill Climb
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
The 18th Falcon GT Nationals will be held in Adelaide over the Easter holiday period 19 to 22 April 2019. At the OLD WILLUNGA HILL CLIMB up to 60 of the magnificent muscle cars will race the 3 kms to the top from 10 am-2.30 pm allowing up to four runs for each participant.

Cars will be on display in the Willunga main street and others will be shown at Leconfield Winery.

Not all of the cars displayed on the Saturday will be on display at Willunga due to their rarity and value. However, the range of V8 muscle roaring up Old Willunga Hill and on display is sure to please.
Old Willunga Hill Climb is free to the public.

Special guest for the GT Nationals will be FRED GIBSON, a racing legend who won the 1967 Bathurst in the very first XRGT.

He then continued his career as a top driver and respected racing team manager
Supporting Leukaemia Foundation of South Australia.

CONCOURSE SHOW ’N’ SHINE at the Wayville Showgrounds on Saturday 20 April

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.

PS MARION - Goolwa to Mannum
Date Tue 30th Apr 2019 to Thu 2nd May 2019
Come cruise the mighty Murray River on the historic Paddle Steamer PS Marion as we head back to Mannum crossing Lake Alexandrina (weather conditions permitting)
3 days and 2 nights cruising slowly along this beautiful river
Departing Goolwa on Tuesday 30th April and arriving in Mannum approx 1pm on WThursday 2nd May 2019
Strathalbyn Race Day
Date Wed 1st May 2019
Join us at Strathalbyn Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on the 1st of May, 2019. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Inman Valley Markets
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sat 7th Dec 2019
The Inman Valley Markets are a community market - stalls include food, crafts and household items, fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs and other farm produce, pot plants, olive oil and preserves. Select from a variety of indoor and outdoor stalls also selling crafts and plants. Find soft toys, jewellery and homemade cakes, biscuits, pies and slices.

Stop and enjoy refreshments including Devonshire teas, sandwiches and soup. Tables are provided inside hall by the Red Cross Ladies of Inman Valley.
Red Poles exhibition 'Stringy Bark and Other Stories'
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
Exhibition 'Stringy Bark and Other Stories' at Red Poles Gallery - a series of artworks on laser cut wooden leaves of various sizes and shapes incuding painting, weaving, 'punu', text and other mediums. The Stringy bark tree was used for a variety of functions for the Kaurna people and other Aboriginal language groups throughout South Australia, from its branches to its leaves, bark and wood.

This exhibition collates a variety of responses and associations to the tree through stories ancient or contemporary, real or imagined, experiences, traditional uses and contemporary, current connections.

Whether its meaning for the artist was a tree to sit beneath, firewood to burn, blossom and nuts to appreciate, or whether there was a deep association to this iconic Australian tree through stories, associations and uses, this is their concept and inspiration!

‘A Place Under the Trees’ - In addition to this the children from McLaren Vale Primary School will be producing with support from Micky Barlow (Kokatha artist) and Rebecca Collard, Aboriginal Education Officer at McLaren Vale Primary School, smaller versions of the leaves for inclusion in the show on a dedicated wall.

This creates an ‘inter-generational showcase’ of works.

Mother's Day High Tea at Beresford House
Date Sun 12th May 2019
After the success of their Mother’s Day high tea event in 2018, esteemed celebrity pastry chef, Anna Polyviou is returning to Beresford House for a stunning Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday, 12 May 2019. The Mother’s Day high tea event will take place in the elegant Gallery Room at Beresford House, McLaren Vale.

Guests will enjoy a specially crafted high tea menu and cooking demonstration from celebrated chef Anna Polyviou, meet and greet opportunities with Anna, premium Beresford Wines served throughout the event and a special gift for every guest.

Beresford House is the perfect setting to celebrate mum, surrounded by picturesque vineyards, fine wines and irresistible dessert creations, created by the best in industry – Anna Polyviou.
Strathalbyn Race Day
Date Sun 19th May 2019
Join us at Strathalbyn Racing Club for our Sunday race meet on the 19th of May 2019. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
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.
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.
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
Get back to nature on a three-day photography tour with professional photographer Alfonso Calero this winter.

On this photography getaway you will visit Birubi Beach, a beautiful beach near Anna Bay village in Port Stephens. From Thursday night to Saturday morning, under Alfonso's guidance, you will shoot astrophotography, seascapes and sand dunes at various locations along the coastline. During the tour you will spend a few hours per day walking on uneven surfaces so a moderate 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.