Regional Tourism Guide for Fleurieu Peninsula
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About Time - Brief Retrospective of Six Artists
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
Curated by Annabelle Collett
About Time - Brief Retrospectives of Six
Artists shows a selection of artists’ works
over the time span of their creative lives,
in some cases 40 years. Selected are
pivotal works showing the development,
progression and breadth of each artist’s
work, what inspires them and where it has
taken them.
Artists are David Kerr, Ian de Gruchy, Deb
Sleeman, Anton Hart, Cheryl-Anne Brown and
Annabelle Collett.
Opening event Sunday 3 February 2019
QUAINTRELLE by Angela Lisman
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Mon 1st Apr 2019
Quaintrelle: A woman who emphasises a life of passion expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and a cultivation of life’s pleasures.

Angela is a self-taught photographer and artist, who has used art to inspire her journey through life after many years in domestic violence. Angela will have works in a variety of mediums, paintings in both watercolour and acrylic, as well as some of her brilliant photography.

Quaintrelle will be on display from February 1 – April 1, 2019, daily from 10am – 5pm, with an opening on Saturday, February 2, 5 - 7pm.
Fringe Aboriginal art exhibition
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
Aboriginal artist, Kokatha woman, Micky Barlow presents a solo Fringe exhibition titled 'Bush Food Dreaming' at Red Poles gallery in McLaren Vale. This exhibition shows her journey as a self taught, emerging Aboriginal artist living in the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. Surrounded by an abundance of bush foods, Fleurieu coastline, wildlife, flora and fauna, this exhibition captures her love for the place she now calls home.
Strathalbyn Race Day
Date Wed 20th Feb 2019
Join us at Strathalbyn Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on the 20th of February, 2019. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
Hallett Cove Conservation Park - Smartphone nature photography
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Hallett Cove Conservation Park is National Parks SA Park of the Month for February 2019.

Bring along a smartphone to this eco photography workshop and see nature through a new lens. This is a creative and fun session that will get you moving and observing the world from a whole new perspective!

To celebrate National Parks South Australia's 'Park of the Month', we’re partnering a local expert with a photographer so you can learn more about the area you’ll be exploring before diving into the workshop. We’ll cover photographic concepts and theories before putting your new skills into practice along the shoreline of the Hallett Cove Conservation Park.

Each participant will have a chance to spend 1:1 time with the instructor. You will leave this class with a new skillset that will enable your creativity to soar and take better photos with your smartphone.

What you will get:
â€ٖ.5 hours tuition, with time for 1:1 with instructor
•handout on photographic tips
•recommendations for free editing apps.
Fringe @ Molly's
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Mollydooker Wines are bringing the Fringe back to the Vale!

After a hugely successful 2018 event, we are excited to once again host Fringe @ Molly’s on the 23rd of February, 2019!
Hallett Cove Conservation Park - Nature journals
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
Hallett Cove Conservation Park is National Parks SA Park of the Month for February 2019.

Dive into nature journaling on the coast! Draw, write, scribble your discoveries about beachcombing treasures, rock pools and beach pebbles, ancient glacial pavements, honeyeaters, wrens and fascinating coastal plants at this two hour workshop.

Our presenter makes drawing easy and brings all the materials you will need.

You will learn tips and practical skills for observing, thinking about and drawing the natural world around you.

This class is great for anyone who likes to take the time to sit and contemplate nature. No drawing or artistic experience is required. This workshop is recommended for ages 8+. Parent/guardian must accompany children who attend.

This event is brought to you by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board.
Pirates of Penzance: Hortas Seafood Dinner Show
Date Thu 28th Feb 2019
ARRGGHH! The Pirates are back! ARRGGHH!

Many of you will have seen 'Pirates of Penzance', but how many of you have seen it on a boat, on a moving boat!

The Pirate King is back this year taking over the Dolphin Explorer and other venues!

This hilarious adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic operetta is staged in one hour, with a local cast of only eight, featuring some of South Australia's best performers. Live accompaniment on piano too!

This version is an immersive experience and has been hugely popular with sell-out Adelaide Fringe Festival seasons for the last five years!

The Dolphin Explorer cruise lasts two hours with the opportunity for dolphin watching! All other performances last one hour. The Hortas performance includes a 3-course meal.
Control Has Left Me - James Stewart
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
Solo exhibition
Making use of innumerable found objects - birds, animals and imagined critters take on an animated appearance with a mechanical, automotive aesthetic. The artworks are given a notion of functionality as the found materials carry a vestige of their former lives bringing a fresh story to the art work.
Grapes of Mirth - Comedy & Wine in McLaren Vale
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Grapes of Mirth returns to its spiritual home in McLaren Vale on March 3rd - combining our three favourite things; comedy, wine & people.

Our host venue is one of The Vale's finest, CORIOLE!

Get ready for 7 hours of comedy, music, wine, gourmet grub and good times.

Six of Australia's best comedians, and of course your host, Merrick Watts.

Sam Simmons , Nikki Britton , Tom Gleeson , Cal Wilson , Ivan Aristegueita , Sam Taunton , DJ Pedro Moshmann
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
Dr Krop the Relationship Expert!
Date Fri 8th Mar 2019
"Do as I say, not as I do!" Kevin Kropinyeri is Dr Krop the Relationship expert. Kevin hilariously talks about 'all things relationships'.
Two mothers, married and divorced twice, in-laws and ex-in-laws, plus eight
beautiful children to three women. Kevin is one of ten siblings and a huge extended Aboriginal Family.

For audiences 18 years and over. Strong language and adult concepts. Bar facilities open.
The 60 Four - Victor Harbor
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
Fast becoming one of the state’s most popular acts, The 60 Four will bring the sounds of the sixties to Victor Harbor as part of the Adelaide Fringe.

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 group 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, Tom Jones and many more. Everyone will be singing along in no time! A hit for all ages!
ASICS Victor Harbor Triathlons & Fun Run
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.
At The Wharf - The Steve Brown Band
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
Following the Goolwa Caravan, join us on Signal Point Gallery Deck for a concert by the superlative Steve Brown Band.
Things to know: No BYO, bar facilities and food available for purchase.
Angas Plains Wines Grape Stomping Fun Day.
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
Scrumptious 3 course lunch served and live music and entertainment with Linda McCarthy.
All ticket holders receive a memento glass and the opportunity to stomp the grapes.
All juice from the stomping is surplus to Angas Plains Wines requirements and will be used to water the garden.
Must come with clean feet and a sense of humor.
Full range of Angas Plains Estate Wines and beers and soft drinks will be available for purchase at cellar door prices.
Long Table Lunch by the Sea-Victor Harbor
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
Long Tables By The Sea brings together the very best of Victor Harbor with fine food, great entertainment and five fabulous chefs bringing the feasts to the table in the heart of this stunning seaside setting.
Featured are the head chefs of The Grosvenor, Hotel Victor, Nino's, Loco and The Crown creating a wonderful 2 course meal with matched wines. Free entertainment provided with the award winning blues band Lazy Eye, local legend Billy February and contemporary 2 piece Lily and the Drum.
Long tables will run the length of Ocean Street bringing a vibrant atmosphere on Sunday 10th March (long weekend) from 12 noon to 4 pm.
tickets are available through eventbrite
allusion wines lunch
Date Sun 17th Mar 2019
Steve Ashley at Allusion wines contemporary acoustic: Guitar vocals Harmonica. Lunch includes antipasto, platter, glass of wine and live music from Steve Ashley. Bookings essential.
Strathalbyn Race Day
Date Wed 27th Mar 2019
Join us at Strathalbyn Racing Club for our Wednesday race meet on 27th of March 2019. Because there’s nothing like a day at The Races. Full bar and catering facilities are available.
South Australian Street Skateboarding Championships
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
The 2nd Annual South Australian Skateboarding Championships is on again.
Head to Seaford Skatepark on March 30 to see the Best skateboarders in South Australia Compete for a spot at the Australian Championships
Go From Bumbler to Big League
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
Ever felt like the dunce at a dinner party when people start talking about the wine? Fear not, ‘Bumbler to Big League’ has you covered! Hugh and Mary are part of the oldest wine family in Australia, so they’ve learned a thing or two over the last 180 years.
Now they’re opening their doors to share some of the secrets of the wine industry with you. From bottling your own wine to a masterclass on oak, you’ll walk away with a deeper appreciation for your wine. You’ll also have the opportunity the take home your very own hand bottled McLaren Vale masterpiece!
The d'Arenberg Cube Surrealist Ball
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
Join us for a night of extravagant decadence, a gala event reminiscent of the Rothschild Surrealist Ball, where distinguished guests such as Salvador Dali and Audrey Hepburn explored the boundaries of their imagination. Take inspiration from their 1972 attire, and clothe yourself in an exotic blend of fashion and fantasy – combine the traditional black tie with the weird and wonderful.

SAVOUR the stunning views of McLaren Vale’s rolling vineyards, watch the building come to life as digital projections illuminate the glass exterior. ENJOY a selection of premium wine, and FEAST on creative canapés prepared by the d’Arenberg Cube Restaurant.
Tasting Australia: The Charcutier and The Winemaker - A Masterclass
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
This is an opportunity to taste Kay Brothers' premium wines expertly paired with some of South Australia's best charcuterie, freshly sliced in the surrounds of their heritage listed cask room.

Never ones to stick to the status quo, The Charcutier and The Winemaker masterclass at Kay Brothers Winery offers guests the opportunity to taste Kay Brothers' premium wines expertly paired with some of South Australia's best charcuterie, freshly sliced in the surrounds of their heritage listed cask room.

The Winemaker, Kay Brothers, is the oldest winery in McLaren Vale that is still owned by the original family and they continue to specialise in premium red wine production with all wines still traditionally basket pressed.

Nestled in the heart of the Adelaide foothills, and located in the epicentre of food, wine and culture, The Charcutier, Parma Handcrafted Cured Meats, is founded on the philosophy of providing high-quality, locally sourced, meats, produce and artisan smallgoods, fresh from the farm to your table.

The joining of these two premium brands will ensure an unparalleled experience of high-quality Adelaide tastes and flavours.
Peninsula Olive Festival
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
Join local Fleurieu Peninsula chefs and producers who will provide tastings and sales regional fare, while locally-produced hampers and a 3 course progressive lunch will be available to enjoy over the afternoon.

Enjoy live music, pours from local wineries, craft brewers and distillers too in between hands-on activities including how to taste EVOO and olive pickling classes are presented by various experts and the Olive South Australia team.

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.
Meet the Grower, Taste the Region - Eat the Street
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
Meet in the Adelaide CBD at 9am for a transfer to the Fleurieu, and then enjoy a guided tour and tastings at the iconic Willunga Farmers Market. Explore the historic Hight Street to uncover some hidden gems including a private tasting at Shifty Lizard Taphouse and a lesson in chocolate at Four Winds Chocolate. Finish the day Penny's Hill Winery with wine and lunch overlooking the vineyards.

Held every Saturday in the Willunga Town Square, more than 80 farmers and artisan food producers come together at the Willunga Farmers Market to sell their fresh, local and seasonal produce. You will be collected from the Adelaide CBD at 9am by award winning Chook's Little Winery tours, and then enjoy a guided tour and tastings at the market. Following this, meander into historic Hight Street to uncover some hidden gems of the town, including a private tasting with the Head Brewer of Shifty Lizard Taphouse and a chocolate demonstration and tasting at Four Winds Chocolate with founder Wendy Ashwin. Finish the day with a glass of wine from Kitchen Door @ Penny's Hill Winery, before Chef Tom Boden serves a delicious 3 course lunch overlooking the vineyards. 63
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
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