Whether you’re a hungry foodie, wine connoisseur, adventure junky or just looking to experience something completely different, South Australia’s jam-packed calendar of events means there’s always something to discover! Pack your bags for a weekend getaway and check out the best regional events in South Australia in 2022/23.
1. Clare Valley Gourmet Week: May 19 – 28
Set to return in 2023 for its 39th year, Clare Valley Gourmet Week is filled with various immersive, educational, and experiential events. As Australia’s longest-running food and wine festival, this celebration showcases all things Clare Valley – award winning wine, delicious produce, heritage buildings and the region’s Australian landscape. Join as wineries turn it on for visitors bringing music, food and wines out of the cellar ready to take to you on a sensory journey for the taste buds.
2. Winter Reds, Adelaide Hills: 29-31 July
Celebrate winter in the warmth of the Adelaide Hills with Winter Reds. Indulge in the region’s wineries and iconic venues with open fires, red wines and rustic flare. From cosy long lunching and fireside feasts to live music, art, trails and family friendly affairs – there’s something for everyone! Plan your weekend
3. Supercars At The Bend, Murray River Lakes and Coorong: 29-31 July
Start your engines and get ready as The Bend Motorsport Park hosts the fire-breathing Supercars again in 2022. Taking place between the 29-31st of July there will be no shortage of on-track action as 5-support categories race wheel-to-wheel to conquer The Bend. Off track there will be activations throughout the venue including a kids zone, HotWheels stunt action, Drag Car Demonstrations and so much more!
4. A Little More Barossa: 1 – 31st August
A month-long food and wine festival? Ignite your senses this August and See A little More Barossa – the regional event showcasing the Barossa’s renowned food and wine. Serving up a series of events at over 40 locations including long lunches, degustation picnics, masterclasses and workshops, get ready to experience the flavours of the Barossa like never before. Plan your stay with the ultimate Barossa itinerary.
5. Ceduna Oyster Festival, Eyre Peninsula: 30 September – 2 October
Journey to the Eyre Peninsula this October and celebrate the labour day long weekend with the Ceduna Oyster Festival. This free entry event has something for everyone including live entertainment, kid’s zone and carnival rides, competitions for all ages, specialty cuisines, stunt performances, cooking demonstrations and the ever-popular S.A Premium Oyster’s Connoisseur Class. As the weather warms up, enjoy a uniquely spectacular and uncrowded place to holiday with the family while enjoying a varied program of activities.
6. Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations, Limestone Coast: October
Kick off the spring-time celebrations this October with Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations in the Limestone Coast. Serving over 60 unique food and wine experiences, celebrate the region’s signature red wine – cabernet sauvignon. With varied celebrations across the month of October with themes across each weekend, get into the spirit of the festival and enjoy one of South Australia’s best regional wine based events. Book your getaway to the Limestone Coast with our accommodation guide!
7. Bay to Birdwood, Adelaide Hills: October 16
One of the world’s great historic motoring events, Bay to Birdwood, has been an iconic fixture on the events calendar in South Australia since 1980 – and returns for 2022. Mark October 16th on your calendars and line the streets across the 67-kilometre route to view the parade as it passes from West Beach to Birdwood in the Adelaide Hills. Dress up for the occasion by spotting your favourite periodic look and match the era of the vehicles as they drive on by.
8. Grapes of Mirth, Barossa: 29-30 October
Seppeltsfield Estate invite you to enjoy a two-day extravaganza in Barossa combining the best things in life – food, wine and comedy! Grapes of Mirths‘ 2022 line-up featuring comedians Tommy Little, Rhys Nicholson, Judith Lucy and a cooking class from Master Chef judge Melissa Leong – this jam-packed program will leave you longing for more.
9. Handpicked Festival, Fleurieu Peninsula: 12 November
Hidden amongst the vineyards, unplug and reconnect with amazing wine, world class music, barefoot dancing and so much more at Handpicked Festival. Held annually in November in the heart of the boutique Langhorne Creek wine region, grab a picnic rug, sip on the region’s best wines, sample local produce and enjoy a full day of live entertainment from your favourite musicians.
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