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Summer Festival 2020 - City of West Torrens

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When summer comes a calling, the City of West Torrens responds with entertainment and performances at the Summer Festival 2020 for the whole family. All Summer Festival events are FREE entry and held at various venues on various dates from Sat 4 Jan to Sat 8 Feb 2020.

Kicking off on the 4th of Jan from 5-10.30pm, Aladdin (PG) will be screening at the Open Air Cinema at West Torrens Memorial Gardens, 1 Booker Terrace, Hilton. We're all familiar with the story of Aladdin the street urchin living in the Arabian city of Agrabah with his pet monkey Abu.

The film will screen at sunset with musical entertainment on the night provided by Nancy Bates and Tom West. Curler Moe's popcorn will be serving it up FREE from 5-9pm. Other entertainment includes The Nylon Zoo and Circobats, with FREE Face Painters Ink on the premises. BYO chairs and blankets and settle in for the evening. You can BYO food and alcohol or purchase on the premises from El Diablo Wood Fired Pizza, 1001 Flavours Snow Cones, West Torrens Baseball Club sausage sizzle with vegan options, and coffee from One Perfect Circle.


To give you an overview, other events during the Festival circle around the dates as listed below. See the website and/or given links for further details of venues, entertainment etc.

Wed 8 Jan from 1-3pm - Little Day In - STE(A)M; Requires booking as places are limited - free fun for 5-12 year olds and their families
Sat 11 Jan from 5-10pm - All Together Now
Wed 15 Jan from 11.30am to 1.30pm - Little Day Out - Splash; Requires booking if transport required - free fun for 0-17 year olds and their families
Sat 18 Jan from 5-10.30pm - Open Air Cinema: Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PG)
Wed 22 Jan from 9.30-11.30am - Little Day Out - Beach; Requires booking if transport required - free fun for 0-17 year olds and their families
Sat 25 Jan from 5-10.30pm - Open Air Cinema: Spiderman Into The Spiderverse (PG)
Sat 1 Feb from 5pm to 12 midnight - Thebartonia!
Sun 2 Feb from 12 noon to 7pm - Camden Classic; Athletics Carnival
Sat 8 Feb from 5-10pm - The Kings Fork


The children's and family events like Little Day In; Little Day Out - Splash & Beach, is filled with explorative fun at STE(A)M in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, complete with experiments, engineering challenges and demos. SPLASH connotes getting muddy and wet and it's just that; as you splash out with fun water activities, so be prepared and BYO towel and water pistol. BEACH is as is; bring a picnic, build a sandcaste, ride a wave, play beach cricket and learn about beach safety. The children and families are well catered for at this Festival with family friendly activities such as these and the PG rated Open Air Cinema events.

The CAMDEN CLASSIC is another with food trucks, roving entertainers, kids zone, free face painters and more. An athletics carnival, it's filled with activities and entertainment for the kids. THE KINGS FORK has so many fun activities including a giant 70ft obstacle course and wet slide (suitable for children only), a lineup of Adelaide's best food trucks and musicians and a bunch of fun stuff for the kids and adults alike, including boutique beers and wines.


All Together Now is a celebration of arts and culture with a soundtrack to dance to. Adults scan enjoy Cartel Afink who will bring their new Latin genres that are taking the world by storm while Bortter Okoe will display his well known extraordinary musical gifts as one of Africa's most inspirational musos. Yellow Blue Bus is a Ukrainian inspired global-fusion ensemble that proudly features the unique Ukrainian bandura, a 65stringed cousin of the lute while The Various Nefarious, Adelaide's funnest New Orleans and Gypsy Jazz swing troupe along with the rest will keep you bopping. The kids don't miss out either with The Nylon Zoo, Circobats, Mr Oopy's Bubble Show, Face Painters, junkyard play and more on the horizon.

The Thebartonia Street Party is the smash hit of the Festival filled with 3 music stages, market stalls and food trucks in an expanded event area. The performance lineup is stellar and this is one street party you don't want to miss. Catering to children, youth and families, the Festival program is subject to change without notice due to extreme weather and suchlike, so it's best to stay connected via the Facebook page and website for updates.

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Why? Summer Festival 2020 - City of West Torrens
When: 4 Jan to 8 Feb 2020
Where: Various venues
Cost: Free Entry
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