South Australia’s Best Regional Events to Add to Your Summer Calendar
Explore the beauty of South Australia’s with these must-visit regional events.
Want to get away but don’t fancy a flight? Luckily, we’re in SA – aka the state with a little bit of everything for everyone. You could drive 40 minutes and go on a day trip to a national park, you could drive seven hours and go on a weekend trip, the choice is yours. On your travels, be sure to check out South Australia’s best regional events and make the most out of the stunning summer months.
Love yourself a frothy? Promising good times and great pints, South Australia’s favourite craft beer festival is hitting the Willunga Recreation Park once again. Share a sun-soaked afternoon with your nearest and dearest sampling Fleurieu’s finest brews, local bites, burgers, BBQ, and more. Meet the brewers, browse the charming market stalls or simply kick back on the grass with a pint. Non-beer drinkers need not fear as there is wine and cider available too.
Saturday 22nd January 2022
5 Main Road, Willunga
Join a crowd of 5000 trackside and celebrate the wonderful world of country racing. Over three days, watch the Kingscote Racecourse come to life with entertainment, fashion and flair at this not to be missed regional event in South Australia.
Thursday is a casual affair, with the main race day, the Dudley Wines Kangaroo Island Cup, held on Saturday. For the full experience, opt for the Kangaroo Island Spirits Long Lunch and enjoy a delicious 3-course menu paired with a stunning selection of local Dudley Wines and beers.
Thursday 17th – Saturday 19th February 2022
1 Hog Bay Rd, Cygnet River
Adelaide’s iconic open-air festival returns to its rightful home in 2022 after pivoting last year due to the pandemic. Celebrating its 30th year, the award-winning cultural arts celebration promises to be a big one. Spread across 34-hectares of the picturesque Botanic Park, more than 100 performers are set to hit the stage. Thirty have been confirmed so far including Baker Boy, The Cat Empire, Floating Points, Melbourne Ska Orchestra and Paul Kelly.
Friday 11th – Monday 14th March 2022
Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide
A celebration of summer, seafood, and South Australia’s finest flavours, Tunarama is the state’s largest regional community festival. A mecca for foodies, this family-friendly day out features a wide array of participation events including the infamous Tuna Toss, arts and cultural displays, local market stalls, and world-class seafood. Originally created in honour of the tuna fishing industry and its importance to the region, the Tunarama celebrates its 60th year in 2022.
Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd January 2022
8 King Street, Port Lincoln
Say goodbye to summer and get ready to rock out by the seaside! With the majestic Granite Island as its backdrop, the Red Hot Summer Concert is going coastal with a brand new location in the waterfront Muwerang-Kent Reserve. Hunters & Collectors, James Reyne, The Living End, Killing Heidi, and Boom Crash Opera are among the line-up of rock dynamos to perform when the festival hits South Australia next March. BYO picnic spread.
Sunday 13th March 2022
Kent Drive, Victor Harbour
If your perfect Sunday involves sunshine and a glass of wine, this is the spot for you. Relax under the billowing gum trees and sample local drops from the Adelaide Hills only multi-awarded eco cellar door and Hall of Fame inductee, Sinclair's Gully. Perfect for two or the crew, be sure to pack some nibbles to pair with your favourite regional wines as no food is available for purchase on site. Bookings essential.
Sundays through 'till February 2022
288 Colonial Drive, Norton Summit
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