By Samuel Smith
Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
From canine-friendly music festivals to markets, concerts and car races, the end of September is overflowing with things to do in South Australia.
1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert
When: 14 September
Where: The Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Join the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra for an unforgettable night of music and magic at Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert.
Patrick Doyle’s score will have you soaring through the most iconic parts of J.K. Rowling’s beloved series at The Adelaide Entertainment Centre. From run-ins with dragons to battles with water demons, experience Ron, Hermione and Harry’s adventures like never before.
2. The Westpac City-Bay Fun Run
When: 15 September
Where: King William Rd, Adelaide CBD to Colley Tce, Glenelg
Whether you’re running for fitness or fun, lace up your sneakers and hit the pavement for The Westpac City-Bay Fun Run. With 3km, 6km and 12km races to choose from – as well as a half-marathon – the annual running event sees tens of thousands of people sweat it out through the streets of Adelaide.
Funds raised from the event will go towards supporting athletics in South Australia. Runners can also raise money for a charity of their choice.
3. The 2019 Adelaide Hills Rally
When: 19—22 September
Where: Adelaide Hills and The Bend Motorsport Park
Watch the gravel fly as some of Australia’s best rally drivers power-slide around the roads of the Adelaide Hills and The Bend Motorsport Park.
Thursday’s ceremonial start and street party in Mount Barker will give you a chance to get-up close to some seriously impressive motoring machinery and meet the racers. Follow the action to The Bend Motorsport Park for the Karting Challenge and Super Special Stage on Friday and Saturday, before finishing up in the stunning Adelaide Hills on Sunday for the Mawson Row Stage.
If you’re heading to the Sunday stage, sweeten the deal with a special brunch and lunch package at Anderson Hill Winery – one of the best places to catch the action.
When: 21 September
Where: Light Square, Adelaide
Follow the lead of your 4-legged friends to Houndwave – a dog-friendly music festival in the heart of Adelaide. Round up your fur family, roll out a picnic blanket and settle in for an afternoon of live music, food, drink and market stalls in beautiful Light Square.
5. Stirling Laneways
When: 22 September
Where: Stirling, Adelaide Hills
Head to the leafy Adelaide Hills for the 2019 launch of the award-winning Stirling Laneways markets. Stroll through the beautiful, meandering streets of Stirling, where pop-up stalls, artists, entertainers and local delicacies await.
From antiques and local art to clothing, baked goods and wine, grab a coffee at one of the town’s picture-perfect cafés and spend your Sunday exploring.