What’s On: Adelaide in August
August is the month where we all realise that somehow we’re already eight months into the year and that end of year activities is only a mere four months away.
So before we freak out and organise ourselves to maybe consider ticking off one New Year resolution, Adelaide is graciously hosting an array of events for us to enjoy.
Scandinavian Film Festival
Now in its fourth year running in Australia, the Scandinavian Film Festival is featuring in Adelaide cinemas until August 5 exploring the culture, history and life of Scandinavian and Nordic regions. Specifically, the 21 films available are sourced from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Keep your eye out for Under the Tree, While We Live and Thelma. Tickets and schedule available on website.
May Gibbs and Australian Botanical Art
Work of the late Australian author and illustrator May Gibbs will be featured within Carrick Hill. Opening after a major renovation and restoration, Carrick Hill will be using their meticulous and magical garden for all ages to enjoy. Showcasing original and rare artwork by May Gibbs herself; the exhibition will be a fantastic day out for the entire family – especially with a wander throughout the lush gardens. You might even spot Snugglepot and Cuddlepie!
Round She Goes
With 50 fashion stalls lined up within Woodville Town Hall, for one day only, Adelaidians will be able to rummage through the vintage clothes available for purchase. With everything from faux fur jackets to envelope purses, iron-on patches and even fascinators. The pre-loved fashion market will also have vintage designer fashion and accessories available. If Gucci, Steve Madden and Sass & Bide are of interest, then Round She Goes will be perfect! Keep your eye out for Hummingpea jewellery.
Doggy Day on the Green
Hosted by the City of Charles Sturt and the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Council, Point Malcolm Reserve will be transforming into a dog extravaganza. For one day only, guests can bring only their little fury friend for dog training demonstrations, talks, pet stalls, grooming talks and of course food and drink vendors for owner and pet. You’ll be howling if you miss out on this one!
Wizardry High Tea
Just swish and flick! For one day only, Stamford Grand Hotel in Glenelg will be transforming into an all witch and wizard only high tea event. Welcoming adults and children, there’ll be assorted sandwiches, pastries and petite fours, a savoury selection and a Butter Beer cocktail on arrival for the Grand Wizards and Witches (adults). Wands, brooms and hats are also welcome. Bookings essential.
World Oyster Day
Naturally in celebration for World Oyster Day, The Oyster Bar in Glenelg will be hosting a celebration like no other. Alongside with their outdoor seating overlooking Holdfast Bay, guests will be able to enjoy freshly shucked oysters for $2. With the oysters locally sourced, they’ll be served to guests from their Pop Up Oyster Shucking Station. Alongside with their alfresco wining and dining atmosphere, this will the perfect end to the week!
Adelaide Guitar Festival
Over four days Adelaide will be transforming into a guitar mania! Hosted within Adelaide Festival Centre, guests will be able to participate in various activities including a Duesenberg Guitar Exhibition, a Masterclass by Martha Masters and even a Celtic Guitar Workshop. Of course there’ll be live performances from Australian and international artists like Abbe May, Chrystian Dozza, Heath Cullen and many more. For full schedule and program see website.
Whisky Live Adelaide
Whether you like whisky, gin, rum or vodka; Whisky Live Adelaide is the event for you! Over two days the Grand Chancellor Hotel will engage guests in an immersive tasting experience like no other. On top of the sampling, Whisky Live Adelaide is also fantastic to learn about highly rated international distilleries. Tickets include a spirit glass to keep, tasting guides, sampling and an arrangement of gourmet eats whilst sampling.
Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
Until Sunday 11 November, the South Australian Museum in Adelaide will be hosting an exhibition like no other – the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year. Celebrating the natural wonders of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea. On showcase will be the work of professional and junior photographers who have graciously captured the flora, fauna and landscapes of our surroundings.