By Ellen Morgan
Last updated on: September 8, 2020 at 9:39 am
Spring has sprung and it’s time to get out and about and involved in some of the state’s upcoming events.
From sampling a delicious drop to cheering on your local footy team, there’s something for every proud South Australian to get involved in this spring.
1. Spring Concert Series
When: 2 September – 11 November
Where: Oasis Function Centre, Flinders University
Flinders University is once again hosting their lunchtime concert series, which sees renowned artists grace the uni grounds and perform an intimate musical set.
Performances range from classical to contemporary, and include artists like classical guitarist Alexandra Shepherd, harpist Emma Horwood and the Bronzewing String Quartet.
While audience numbers will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, you can also watch live streams of the small concerts from the comfort of your couch. They’ll even be available to view the week following the concert over on the University’s YouTube site. Exercise your inner musician and register online (for free) today.
2. War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics
When: 10 September – 19 December
Where: The David Roche Foundation House Museum
After a successful run in New York in 2017, this historic quilt exhibition makes its way to Adelaide, showing for a few months at North Adelaide’s David Roche Foundation House Museum.
The exhibition features 25 geometric quilts, all from an impressive collection from Dr Annette Gero – a world authority in historic quilting. The works were crafted by soldiers, sailors and regimental tailors from the 18th to 20th centuries. Some are so intricate they’re woven with as many as 25,000 pieces of fabric. For more information, visit the website.
3. Spring Time Soiree
When: 20 September
Where: Signature Wines
Pizza, market stalls, plant pots to paint, and wine (let’s face it, we had you at pizza) – what more could you want?
Signature Wines is celebrating the arrival of the warmer weather with a morning and afternoon session of Sunday fun thanks to Undercover Events. Sip on their delectable drops while getting crafty and painting your own pot to take home.
There’s also a scattering of market stalls to explore and all-you-can-eat pizza on offer from Pizzalino. To keep the Sunday vibes flowing, there’ll be acoustic tunes playing throughout your visit. Sunday sorted.
There will be social distancing measures in place, a COVID-19 check-in station upon arrival, and a marshall on-site all day. Visit the website to book your spot.
4. SANFL Grand Final
When: TBC – October
Where: Adelaide Oval
Wrap your mitts around a hot pie and soak up the atmosphere of Adelaide Oval (while social distancing, of course) for the SANFL Statewide Super League grand final.
Supporting local football is a great way to get involved in the community and, with the final to be held at the oval, there’s set to be plenty of space for fans to attend.
Tickets will be available online and COVID-19 protocols and restrictions will be in place for the final. For more details and up-to-date info on the grand final, visit the website.
5. Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations
When: 1 – 31 October
Where: Coonawarra (various locations)
For the month of October, Coonawarra shows off its delicious drops with a host of events spread throughout the region.
Try your hand at blending your own wine, take a tour, indulge in a chocolate and wine tasting, or take a swing on the local course for the annual golf day.
With a range of renowned regional wineries offering up events all month, you can take your pick from the likes of Zema Estate, Yalumba, DiGiorgio Family Wines and Bowen Estate. For more information on tickets, bookings and the events program, head to the website.
RAA advises that these events were correct at the time this story was written, but may change given the current global circumstances surrounding COVID-19. We advise members to check event website for up-to-date advice before attending.