By Lauren Ferrone
Last updated on: August 14, 2019 at 10:16 am
August is jam-packed with action. From watching fast cars zip around a racetrack to lighting up a whole town with lanterns, here's how we're rounding out winter.
1. Melrose Trail Festival
When: 18 August
Where: Southern Flinders Ranges
Get your runners on for the Melrose Trail Festival. Hit the 14km King of the Mount or the 42km Sea to Summit tracks through Mt Remarkable National Park. While you’ll have to get ready for lots of climbing and downhill running, the gruelling workout is worth every kilometre when you have the stunning Flinders Ranges as your backdrop.
2. Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival
When: 23–24 August
Watch the Adelaide Hills light up during the Hahndorf Winter Lantern Festival, where more than 200 lanterns will illuminate the night and be paraded down the street. Don’t miss the festival’s opening night where local musicians will perform to kick off the festivities. You can get amongst the action by making your own lantern with help from local artists who host workshops every Saturday in the lead up the festival.
3. OTR SuperSprint 2019
When: 23–25 August
Where: Tailem Bend
Featuring supercar races and a buzzing street party with classic vehicles and food stalls, The Bend Motorsport Park’s OTR SuperSprint is the place for car lovers to gather. On the eve of SuperSprint, sit down for a special dinner to hear some of the sport’s top drivers share their on-track stories.
4. 100 Years of The History of Dance
When: 27 August
Where: Port Lincoln
Enjoy busting out a move? Or do you have two left feet? Whichever category you fall into, 100 Years of The History of Dance is an energetic performance, sure to get you moving. Directed by Emma Canalese and performed by choreographer Joseph Simons, the unique show explores the history of dance and signature moves over the last century, all in just 60 minutes.
5. RunNation Film Festival 2019
When: 26 August at 6.30pm; 28 August at 6.30pm; 1 September at 3pm
Where: Event Cinemas (Marion)
RunNation isn’t your typical film festival. Screening 3 world premieres, each short film is about running. The flicks follow heart-pounding races around the world from all points of view, from the elite athlete to the back-of-the-pack runner. Don’t worry if you’re not keen on hitting the pavement. This is a running event where you won’t break a sweat. Sounds good to us! Don’t forget RAA members can pre-purchase movie tickets for $10 at Event Cinemas.