Things to do in Adelaide: Your Ultimate June Guide
The best entertainment, food and drink that June has to offer.
Winter is upon us and we are more than ready to break out our finest winter fashion (hello chunky knits and boots!) and set out for a day filling our lungs with crisp, cool air. Wineries, restaurant specials, the newest and most exciting theatre productions and more, we’ve rounded up some of the best activities, events, and food and drink options that South Australia has to offer. These fun things to do in Adelaide are perfect for group outings, date ideas or just some quality alone time.
THINGS TO DO IN ADELAIDE: DAY EVENTS
Let’s go, girls! It’s time to pair up your best double denim and relive the '90s and early 2000s with Simon Hackett Winery’s Day Dreams '90s Party! Part of the Day Dance at McLaren Vale long weekend party, you can bring your picnic along or check out the food trucks, enjoy the bars serving up Simon Hackett wines, Pirate Life beers and 23rd St gin and tonics and party the day away!
$29pp general entry, $39pp VIP, $30 return bus
10am – 5pm, 11th June
Simon Hackett Winery, 41 Budgens Road, McLaren Vale
Is this a match made in heaven? Adelaide-based party collective Endless Grooves are hosting their fifth birthday at the fantastic Oddio – the suburban winery and cellar door just along the street from Plant 4 in Bowden. There’s live music across both days, wood oven pizzas from Sunny’s and plenty of locally produced natural wines, beers and aperitifs to sip on.
$20pp 5pm – 1am 17th June. $30pp 3pm – 1am 18th June
Oddio, 31 Drayton Street, Bowden
What better way to celebrate World Gin Day than heading to Glen Ewin Estate for a day filled with local artisan producers offering tastings! Book into a gin masterclass to become an expert in a short amount of time, purchase your favourites to take home and enjoy the party and dancing from 4pm onwards!
$45pp general admission, $150pp VIP, $33pp Gin Bus by Des’s Minibus, $30pp Gin Masterclass
11am – 6pm, 11th June
Glen Ewin Estate, 43 Lower Hermitage Road, Houghton
Sitchu favourites NOLA invite you to their annual Festival of Darkness once more as for one day only they showcase 18 of their favourite independent Australian breweries pouring all things dark, malted and imperial. Alongside NOLA’s delicious drinks there will be live music to dance the night away as well as experts to talk you through each malty sip.
$50pp or $180 ‘4 Mates’
Session 1: 12pm – 4pm, Session 2: 4:30pm – 8:30pm, Free Afterparty: 9pm – late, 12th June
NOLA Adelaide, 28 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide
Woodstock Wine Estate have pulled out all the stops to ensure that there’s something for everyone across the June long weekend. Live your '70s dream as you sing and dance along to The Mac - The Fleetwood Mac Experience, Get Cosy as part of the Day Dance event, and come along to the Family Day to keep the little ones entertained with entertainment, rides, food and drinks.
Book your tickets here –
The Mac 12pm – 5pm, 11th July. $30pp
Get Cosy 12th July. $60pp (18+). Gates open at 10am, last song at 5pm. Includes entry into Woodstock Winery all day
Family Day 13th July. $20pp adult, $15pp child.
Woodstock Winery, 215 Douglas Gully Road, McLaren Flat
THINGS TO DO IN ADELAIDE: ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE
Adelaide’s Cabaret Fringe Festival is returning once more to fill the city with glitter, sequins and all that jazz. The program is full to the brim with the best art acts spanning music, dance and drama in venues stretching right across the city including The Gov, Nexus Arts, The Parks Theatre and Holden Street Theatres.
3rd - 13th June
The hugely anticipated arrival of the Broadway-hit Frozen the Musical is finally arriving in Adelaide! The feel-good Disney favourite, with the catchiest songs that will be in your head for days after, will run for five weeks only at the Festival Theatre with evening performances Wednesday – Sunday and matinee performances each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
From 28th May – 3rd July
Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Street, Adelaide
Experience history in a way you never have before – as an energetic pop musical! A historical musical so good you’ll lose your head, SIX the Musical tells the well-known, notorious story of Henry VIII’s six wives – from their own perspective. After taking the world by storm and being the longest running production in Sydney Opera House studio history, SIX the Musical is in Adelaide for just three weeks, so don’t miss out!
21st May – 12th June
Her Majesty’s Theatre, 58 Grote Street, Adelaide
The work of ‘the world’s most popular artist’ is coming to Adelaide! Yayoi Kusama’s instantly recognisable immersive installation of bright yellow polka dot pumpkins will fill a space at the Art Gallery of South Australia, inviting visitors to wander around the seemingly endless vibrant space (snapping an Instagram shot or two).
Until 30 April 2023
North Terrace, Adelaide
THINGS TO DO IN ADELAIDE: ACTIVITY
Looking for a good date idea? Or a fun birthday gift for a friend? Perhaps just an activity for the sake of it! Sign up for an afternoon of painting your very own copy of Instagram favourite – Van Gogh’s Sunflowers - while enjoying live music and a G&T courtesy of SA’s own Prohibition Gin. Make your experience extra special with some of the delicious food and drinks on offer including Prohibition’s Blood Orange Spritz Cocktail.
3pm – 5pm, 19th June
Prohibition Liquor Co, 22 Gilbert Street, Adelaide
Sip, swill and sample fantastic South Australian wine from the comfort of your own home with this interactive wine tasting experience. Perfect for a cosy date night or a girls' weekend in, the generous pack includes four award-winning wines from Millon Wines, an educational guide, a VR headset with links to 360 videos, a custom cheeseboard pairing teatowel and your very own Spotify playlist with jazzy, upbeat bops. Leaving you literally no reason to leave the house (hello wine tasting in your PJs), this is the perfect way to spend a cooler autumn evening.
THINGS TO DO IN ADELAIDE: FOOD & DRINK
We all know and love Glenelg’s hottest spot for day and night, the Moseley Bar and Restaurant. Well, now winter is upon us, they’ve pulled out all the stops with their cosy, al fresco Igloos, available for up to eight guests to enjoy exclusive use of either a relaxed lounge igloo or a more formal round table dining igloo, complete with your own personal waiter.
Open daily from May 6th – September 4th 2022. Booking available in 2.5 hour sessions. Minimum spend required.
11 Moseley Square, Glenelg
Explore Anchovy Bandit and Bottega Bandito’s Offerings
If you haven’t been to Prospect’s Anchovy Bandit and Bottega Bandito, then what are you waiting for? Chef Shane Wilson has been experimenting with some new and exciting dishes at Anchovy Bandit alongside their Monday night’s Bottomless Pizza for just $30 every and Bottega Bandito’s Sunday service of Boozy Brunch.
Bottomless Pizza is available every Monday from 5pm. $30pp.
Boozy Brunch is available every Sunday from 10:30am – 2pm. $70pp.
96 Prospect Road, Adelaide
All aboard! Book an afternoon like no other with a variety of food and drink cruises available on The Popeye. Take in the landscape down the waterway of the River Torrens while enjoying a Devonshire Tea Cruise ($39pp) complete with scones and jam, Kangaroo Island Spirits Tasting Tour ($50pp) including three of KIS’s best, Prohibition Gin Cruise ($50pp) to learn the secrets behind Prohibition and even mix some yourself.
Various dates & times available
Jetty on Elder Park, Torrens River, Adelaide
In just over two hours, you can turn from whisky zero to whisky hero, all thanks to Hains & Co’s Whisky 101 Masterclass. The pros will explain the differences between blends and single malt, Scotch, Bourbon, Japanese and more, alongside tastings paired with a tiny tasty morsel to enhance the taste.
5pm – 7pm, 25th June
Hains & Co, 23 Gilbert Place, Adelaide
Swap out the traditional scones and sandwiches for Madame Hanoi’s multi-tiered platter of culinary masterpieces and delicious delicacies, washed down with a pot of Hendrick’s Gin tea. Savouries includes Chilli Chicken and Crispy Prawn, followed by Sweet Sticky Rice, completed with Macaron, Bubble Tea and Chocolate Treat.
$49pp, minimum 2 people.
Thursdays and Fridays from 1pm
Madame Hanoi, Sky City, North Terrace, Adelaide
Experience Sol Rooftop’s relaunch with newly appointed Head Chef Rhys Nicholson and get the gang together for a bottomless brunch with a view. Head on up to the 9th floor of SkyCity and enjoy two hours of free-flowing cocktails and prosecco accompanied by 3-tiers of edible indulgence. Check out the menu here.
From 11am, every Saturday and Sunday
Level 9, SkyCity Adelaide, Adelaide
Have you ever explored Glenelg Pier along the Holdfast Promenade, aka one of Adelaide and even Glenelg’s best kept secrets? Well if you do, make sure you stop in for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just drinks at Coast, alongside a side of endless views over the sea and a beautiful sunset backdrop to accompany your evening cocktail.
18 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg
If you haven’t taken the time to savour a long, long lunch at the charming Bloom, then this is your sign to book in. Take a seat in the converted tram barn and be treated to their ‘Feed Me’ shared lunch, paired with two hours of unlimited SA wine, beers and non-alcoholic drink options. Bloomin’ lovely.
Bookings available for 8-19 guests only
Available from 11am - 2pm, Wednesday - Mondays
38 Winwood Street, Thebarton
Stop off for some knock-off drinks and pick up some vegan treats at Live a Little Gelato, a delicious slice at Fun2SeeYa Pizzeria or perhaps a pint at Bowden Brewing, before having a wander around the various popup stalls.
Plant 4 Night Markets are open every Wednesday and Friday nights from 5pm and Plant 3 is open ‘til 9pm Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and until ‘late’ Friday and Saturday.
5 and 6-14 Fourth Street, Bowden
Book into the newest venue on the east end for classic cocktails and local wines, beers and spirits, as well as modern Australian share plates from Society Bar’s ever-changing menu. Current dishes of deliciousness include mushroom arancini, chicken lollipops, and platters of cheese or charcuterie. Yes, please!
Open 5pm – late, Wednesday - Sunday
279 Rundle Street, Adelaide
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