By Lauren Ferrone
Published: Thursday, September 26, 2019
And just like that, September’s drawing to an end. So, what do the last few days of the month and the beginning of October look like? Here’s a sneak peek.
1. Bay to Birdwood
When: 29 September
Where: Glenelg to Birdwood
Hosted in South Australia, the Bay to Birdwood is one of the most iconic motoring events in the world. Watch classic vehicles built between 1956 and 1986 make their way from West Beach to the picturesque Adelaide Hills town of Birdwood. Pick a spot along the route and watch the classic beauties pass by.
2. Ceduna Oysterfest
When: 4–6 October
Each year on South Australia’s Labour Day long weekend, thousands flock to the Eyre Peninsula town of Ceduna to tantalise their tastebuds with a smorgasbord of locally sourced seafood and wine. Once your stomach is satisfied, check out the cooking demonstrations led by celebrity chefs or have a crack at one of many masterclasses. Looking for other ways to spend the weekend? Check out our story on SA’s best long weekend escapes.
3. Semaphore Music Festival
When: 4–7 October
Where: Across Semaphore and Port Adelaide
Presenting South Australian home-grown talent to live audiences, there’s a genre to suit every taste at the 4-day Semaphore Music Festival. This year, the festival has a special focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dancers and songwriters.
3. Adelaide Oval Stadium Golf
When: 5–12 October
Where: Adelaide Oval
The footy season may be over, but Adelaide Oval is still pumping with energy as the stadium transforms into a 9-hole golf course. Each player gets 2 shots per hole, so channel your inner Shark as you tee off in Adelaide Oval’s Stadium Golf challenge. Your swing may even pay off as golfers have the chance to win $250,000 in a hole-in-one in competition.
5. 17th Australian Masters Games
When: 5–12 October
Where: Across Adelaide
Tokyo may have the honour of hosting the Olympics in 2020, but we South Aussies have the Australian Masters Games. And you don’t have to be a professional athlete to participate. The biennial event features a range of sports, from parachuting and roller derby to boxing and bocce. If you’re not the sportiest, music concerts and a mid-week party will get you moving.