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Things to do in Adelaide: Your Ultimate June Guide

The best entertainment, food and drink that June has to offer.

Sol Rooftop
Sol Rooftop

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

Day Dance
Day Dance
Day Dance at McLaren Vale and Daydreams 90s Winery Party at Simon Hackett Winery

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!

Book your tickets here 

$29pp general entry, $39pp VIP, $30 return bus

10am – 5pm, 11th June

Simon Hackett Winery, 41 Budgens Road, McLaren Vale

Endless Grooves
Endless Grooves
5 Years of Endless Grooves at Oddio

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.

Book your tickets here 

$20pp 5pm – 1am 17th June. $30pp 3pm – 1am 18th June

Oddio, 31 Drayton Street, Bowden

Glen Ewin Estate
Glen Ewin Estate
Gin Fest at Glen Ewin Estate

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!

Book your tickets here

$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

NOLA
NOLA
Festival of Darkness at NOLA 

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.

Book your tickets here 

$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
Woodstock Wine
Long Weekend at Woodstock Wine Estate 

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.

Morning session 11am – 1:30pm; Afternoon session 2pm – 4:30pm 

Woodstock Winery, 215 Douglas Gully Road, McLaren Flat

THINGS TO DO IN ADELAIDE: ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE

Cabaret Fringe Festival
Cabaret Fringe Festival
Cabaret Festival

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

Various locations

Frozen the Musical
Frozen the Musical
Frozen the Musical

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.

Book your tickets here 

From 28th May – 3rd July

Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Street, Adelaide

SIX The Musical
SIX The Musical
SIX The Musical 

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!

Book your tickets here

21st May – 12th June

Her Majesty’s Theatre, 58 Grote Street, Adelaide

Art Gallery of South Australia
Art Gallery of South Australia
Yayoi Kusama: The Spirits Of The Pumpkins Descended Into The Heavens 

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).

Free entry

Until 30 April 2023

North Terrace, Adelaide

THINGS TO DO IN ADELAIDE: ACTIVITY

Prohibition Liquor Co
Prohibition Liquor Co
Gin and Painting with Paintelaide & Prohibition Liquor Co 

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.

Book your tickets here 

$59pp

3pm – 5pm, 19th June

Prohibition Liquor Co, 22 Gilbert Street, Adelaide

At Home Immersive Wine Tasting from Millon Wines

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.

Click here to buy your box

THINGS TO DO IN ADELAIDE: FOOD & DRINK

The Moseley
The Moseley
Get Cosy in Moseley Igloos

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

Bottega Bandito
Bottega Bandito
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

The Popeye
The Popeye
Food and Drink Cruises on The Popeye

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

Hains & Co.
Hains & Co.
The Whisky 101 Masterclass

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.

Book your tickets here 

$79pp

5pm – 7pm, 25th June  

Hains & Co, 23 Gilbert Place, Adelaide

Madame Hanoi
Madame Hanoi
Hendrick’s High Tea at Madame Hanoi 

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

Sôl Rooftop Bar
Sôl Rooftop Bar
Bottomless Brunch at Sôl Rooftop Bar 

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.

$99pp

From 11am, every Saturday and Sunday

Level 9, SkyCity Adelaide, Adelaide

Coast
Coast
Take in the Views at Coast 

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

Bloom
Bloom
Long Lunch at Bloom

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

$105pp

Available from 11am - 2pm, Wednesday - Mondays

38 Winwood Street, Thebarton

Plant 3 Bowden
Plant 3 Bowden
Evenings at Plant 3 & 4

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

Society Bar
Society Bar
Grab an Innovative Cocktail at Society

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