What to do this Australia Day Long Weekend

It’s the first long weekend for 2019 and we don’t plan on wasting it! From relaxing beach escapes to bar events and winery festivals, take a look at our list of things to do that will keep you entertained from Friday to Sunday.


Crush Festival 25-27

The Adelaide Hills wine festival is back for 2019! With 31 Hills wineries hosting a number of unique and wonderful events, such as Prawns on the Lawn at Karrawatta Wines and Beats + Eats + Art from the Streets at Longview Vineyard, there’s something for everyone.

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Australia Day in the City 26th

This free event held at Elder Park is a not-to-miss! With performances from the Sundance Kids and Australian pop sensations the Veronica’s, music lovers are set!


Archie’s Clubhouse 

Floating on the Riverbank, the pop-up bar is bidding Adelaide farewell with once last hurrah! If you haven’t checked it out, make sure to pop past before its gone!

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Australia Day BBQ Lucky’s Beach Club 26th 

Looking for a great atmosphere with a classic Aus Day vibe, lucky’s is for you! There will be a bbq, live music, cold stubbies and frozen Farmer’s Union Iced Coffee martinis! It doesn’t get more South Australian than that…

Pizzateca Takeover 2KW 27th

The popular McLaren Vale eatery heads to 2KW for a day of Pizza, beats and sunshine!

Australia Day Weekend Gin & Jazz Stone’s Throw 26th-27th

Sit back, relax and listen to some silky smooth jazz with a gin in hand at Stone’s Throw! With cocktails and tasting flights, it’s an afternoon we can get down with!

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Oddio Long Weekend Party Bowden 25th-26th

Oddio winery and cellar door are opening their doors for a party like no other! Joined by Pikes Beer Company and Sunny’s Pizza, head to Bowden for all the festivities!

Twilight Racing Series Morphettville Racecourse 26th

Watch all the trackside action at Morphettville for their Twilight Racing Series.

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Henley Square Street Markets 27th 

Take it easy this weekend with a stroll along the street markets at Henley Square. With 75 specialty stores, Dj’s and lots of tasty food and entertainment, it’s a day the whole family will enjoy.

Take it to the Beach

With so many world-class beaches right on our doorstep, a day (or weekend) by the coast should be on every South Australian’s list! Our picks? Head to Brighton for an amazing sunset or Port Willunga for the clearest water and beautiful surrounds.

Summer Festival Open Air Cinema 26th

Playing Paddington 2, it’s time to grab your blankets and deckchairs for an evening flick under the stars. Better yet – you can bring alcohol along! Vino anyone?

Australia Day Fireworks 26th

Get yourself fish and chips and park yourself on the sand for Fireworks at Semaphore!

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Backyard Cricket and BBQ

Is there anything more Australian than a BBQ and backyard cricket on Australia Day? Catch up with your friends and listen to Triple J’s hottest 100 with a couple of snags in hand!