By Lauren Ferrone
Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Updated: September 17, 2019 at 3:57 pm
Whether you’re exploring South Australia’s wine regions under one roof or watching almond blossoms bloom, there’s a lot to see, do and taste over the next fortnight. Just make sure you loosen your belt to fit it all in.
1. Cellar Door Fest: Winter Edit
When: 19–20 July
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre
As nice as it is to hit the open road and explore South Australia’s stunning wine regions, it’s tempting to stay snug indoors at this time of year. So, save yourself the car ride this weekend by exploring SA’s wine regions under one roof at Cellar Door Fest: Winter Edit. The festival showcases some of the state’s best wine vintages, as well as food, spirits and a stellar line-up of local musicians pumping out feel-good songs.
2. Sconefest 2019
When: 21 July
Where: North Adelaide
You haven’t truly tasted a good scone until you’ve devoured one made by the Country Women’s Association (CWA). Now’s your chance to see what all the fuss is about at Sconefest – an Umbrella Winter City Sounds event where audiences will be treated to an afternoon of music with a scone (or 2) and a cup of tea. Consider yourself a baker? Bring a batch of your pre-made scones for the CWA to judge – will you take home the title of Best Scone?
3. Cheese-A-Holics Cheese Festival
When: 21 July
Brie, blue, camembert – the list goes on. If your mouth is watering reading this, you could be a cheese-a-holic. Feed your addiction at Cheese-A-Holics Cheese Festival where you can sample delicious dairy offerings from more than 25 Australian and international cheesemakers. Of course, there’ll also be wine – a match made in heaven.
4. RAA Member Movie Night – Late Night
When: 25 July
Where: GU Filmhouse Adelaide and GU Filmhouse Glenelg
Are you up for a late (fun) night? RAA members are invited to an exclusive pre-release screening of the flick, Late Night. The film follows a TV host desperate to save her show and reclaim her throne as the ‘Queen of Late Night’. For just $10 per person, indulge in canapés on arrival before sitting down with a small popcorn and drink to watch this comedy on the big screen. Be quick though – tickets are limited.
5. Willunga Almond Blossom Festival
When: 27–28 July
Wander through almond trees in full bloom during the Willunga Almond Blossom Festival. Browse market stalls, listen to live music and satisfy your appetite with baked goods. You’ll find cooking demonstrations, carnival rides, an almond-cracking competition and much more to entertain budding bakers and the little ones.