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Published July 17th 2018
Adelaide will be saying goodbye to winter with these events
With August being the last winter month, it is only fitting to wave goodbye to the winter blues with fun and entertaining events!

The list below features top free & ticketed events across Adelaide and surrounds this August:

1. Sala Festival
When: 1-31 August 2018
Where: Various locations across Adelaide & South Australia
Cost: Free
Details: This festival will showcase South Australian living visual artist's works through exhibits throughout metropolitan and regional South Australia. The art will be diverse with exhibits including mixed medium, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, digital media, moving image, glass, ceramics, textiles and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from SALA Festival Facebook


2. Suncorp Super Netball Round 14
When: 3 August 2018: Gates open from 5:30pm
Where: Priceline Stadium, 155 Railway Terrace, Mile End South
Cost: Adults: $30pp, Concession: $20pp, Junior: $18pp & Family: $75
Details: This event will feature the Adelaide Thunderbirds as they go head to head with NSW Swifts. The Game starts at 7pm and there will be pre-game free family-friendly entertainment and activities. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Thunderbirds Facebook


3. Kasey Chambers Campfire Tour Concert
When: 3 August 2018
Where: Thebarton Theatre, Henley Beach Rd, Torrensville
Cost: Tickets range from $44.10-$63.10
Details: Join Kasey Chambers by the 'Campfire' for a musical journey through the stories of places, people, cultures and sounds that have inspired one of Australia's most revered performers. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Kasey Chambers Facebook


4. Round She Goes Market
When: 4 August 2018: 10am-3pm
Where: Woodville Town Hall, 74 Woodville Rd, Woodville
Cost: Adults: $2pp & Children under 12yrs: Free
Details: This event is Adelaide's largest market for women's preloved and vintage fashion and it will be back this August with a showcase of over 50 handpicked stallholders selling women's preloved designer fashion, quality vintage and retro fashion, handmade jewellery and accessories. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Round She Goes - Adelaide's Preloved Fashion Market Facebook


5. Science Alive
When: 4 & 5 August 2018
Where: Adelaide Showgrounds, Goodwood Rd, Wayville
Cost: Adults: $20pp, Concession: $15pp & Children under 18yrs: Free
Details: This family-friendly event expo will be suited for all ages to immerse in the fun and excitement of learning about the world, discovering "why things work and what they do". There will be over 60 exhibitors, entertainment, activities, games and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Science Alive Facebook


6. Wizardly High Tea
When: 5 August 2018: 2pm-4pm
Where: Stamford Hotel & Resort Adelaide, 2 Jetty Rd, Adelaide
Cost: Adults: $52.25pp & Children (5-12yrs): $27.19pp
Details: This fun event will feature wizards and witches. So gather your hats, brooms and wands and enjoy a scrumptious High Tea featuring a magical afternoon of savoury and sweet treats. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Stamford Grand Adelaide Facebook


7. Tommy Emmanuel & Friends Concert
When: 9 August 2018: 7:30pm-9:50pm
Where: Festival Theatre, King William St, Adelaide
Cost: See website.
Details: This concert will feature Australian legend and global favourite Tommy Emmanuel as he brings the rock 'n ' roll spirit and guitar mastery with this concert. Guest stars will include Pedro Javier Gonzalez and Richard Smith. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Guitar Festival Facebook


8. Adelaide Guitar Festival
When: 9-12 August 2018
Where: Various locations across Adelaide
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: Be immersed this August with the world's most popular instrument. The event will be a celebration of the guitar and it will feature a four-day biennial festival with national and international artists with concerts including rock, jazz, folk, classical, experimental, blues and roots. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Guitar Festival Facebook


9. Beijing Guitar Duo & Marko Topchii
When: 9 August 2018: From 6pm
Where: Space Theatre, Festival Drive, Adelaide
Cost: Adults: $45pp & Concession: $40pp
Details: Meng Su and Yamen Wang will be representing the pinnacle of ensemble performance on classical guitar with breathtaking virtuosity and elegance. (Part of the Adelaide Guitar Festival) Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Guitar Festival Facebook


10. Guitar Festival Symphony Gala
When: 10 August 2018: 7pm-9pm
Where: Festival Theatre, King William Rd, Adelaide
Cost: Tickets range from $35-$184
Details: The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will collaborate again with the Adelaide Guitar Festival and it will be a showcase of new composers, music by Spanish composers, Beijing guitarist and sopranos. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Guitar Festival Facebook


11. Sexpo
When: 10-12 August 2018
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Tickets range from $25-$120
Details: This event will be all about sex and it will feature entertainment, games, shows, pop-ups, stalls, demonstrations, talks, exhibitions, showbags, displays and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Sexpo Australia Facebook


12. Pete Murray- Heatbeats Acoustic Tour
When: 10-12 August 2018: From 4pm
Where: Norwood Hotel, 97 The Parade, Adelaide
Cost: $50pp
Details: This remix of Heartbeats is subtle, and will truly showcase Pete Murray's diversity as an artist. It will be a 3 piece acoustic tour supported by the exciting newcomer, Matthew Armitage. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Norwood Hotel- Finn Mac cool's Facebook


13. A Night of Jazz with The Hot Sardines
When: 11 August 2018: From 7pm
Where: Hilton Hotel, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide
Cost: $125pp
Details: This performance will showcase an evening of entertainment and food! The performance will feature The Hot Sardines alongside the top graduating jazz musicians from the Elder Conservatorium of Music as well as a food and wine menu. Click here for the website.

14. Variety Bash
When: 11-18 August 2018
Where: Adelaide to Port Lincoln
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: This fundraising event will be back on again this August and it will showcase numerous interesting tracks through many private properties. The Bash is generally an eight-day drive (not a race or rally) in the country with your mates. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Variety SA Facebook


15. Bob Dylan & His Band
When: 11 August 2018: 3:30pm- 10pm
Where: See website.
Cost: Tickets range from $89.90-$499.90
Details: Music legend Bob Dylan will be returning this August with a songbook spanning six decades with this exclusive live performance. Bob Dylan's impact on popular music and culture is immeasurable and he is responsible for some of the most influential albums of all time. This event will give you the opportunity to see Bob Dylan live in concert. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Bob Dylan Story Facebook


16. Albert Lee & The Turner Brown Band
When: 11 August 2018: 8pm-10pm
Where: See website.
Cost: Tickets range from $30-$69.90
Details: Albert Lee is one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in music history and this concert will showcase his signature Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar! Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Guitar Festival Facebook


17. Kaki King Performance
When: 11 August 2018: From 6:30pm
Where: Dunstan Playhouse, Festival Drive, Adelaide
Cost: Adults: $49pp & Concession: $45pp
Details: This intrepid visionary guitarist features a kaleidoscopic, delicate and provocative experience. Kaki King at her best is a sonic trip of melody and colour and this concert will certainly be like nothing you've seen before. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Guitar Festival Facebook


18. The Season Performance
When: 14 August 2018: From 7pm
Where: Hopgood Theatre, Ramsey Place, Adelaide
Cost: Adults: $45pp, Concession: $42pp, Under 17yrs: $15pp & Friends Club Members: $40pp
Details: This event will feature some of the best Aboriginal performers. The season tells a disarming, funny story about something we all know and love- family traditions. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Hopgood Theatre Facebook


19. Mayfair Truffle Affair
When: 16 August 2018: 6pm-8:30pm
Where: Mayfair Hotel, 45 King William St, Adelaide
Cost: $259pp
Details: Indulge in South Australian premium produce matched with the decadence of seasonal truffles and premium wines with this elegant and scrumptious evening event. The menu will be filled with truffles and South Australian flavours. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Mayflower Restaurant and Bar Facebook


20. Romantic Rachmaninov
When: 17 & 18 August 2018: From 8pm
Where: Adelaide Town Hall, 125 King William St, Adelaide
Cost: Tickets range from $35-$288
Details: This concert will feature Amy Dickson, Australian saxophone virtuoso. She will bring a brand new concerto written for her by Scottish composer Sir James Macmillan. There will be romantic tunes and sweeping lyricism as well as a soft prayer-like theme. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Facebook


21. The Piece Project City
When: 18 August 2018: 3pm- Midnight
Where: Published Arthouse, 11 Cannon St, Adelaide
Cost: Tickets range from $5-$25pp
Details: This event will showcase 4 Australian street artists as they will battle it out for a chance to be featured on the label of Longview's Adelaide Hills, estate grown 'The Piece' Shiraz. The artists will have 5 hours to complete a huge mural or piece live before the festivities begin with food and drink stalls, food trucks, live music, entertainment and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Published Arthouse Facebook


22. Priscilla: Queen of the Desert Musical
When: 19 August 2018- 15 September 2018: 6pm-9pm
Where: Festival Theatre, King William St, Adelaide
Cost: Tickets range from $49.90-$135.90
Details: Being Australia's most successful homegrown musical Priscilla: Queen of the Desert will rock Adelaide this August & September! The iconic hot musical will feature more glitter than ever and non-stop parade of dancefloor classics including 'It's Raining Men', 'I Will Survive', 'Finally' and many more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical Facebook


23. Motor Supersprint
When: 24-26 August 2018: 8am-5pm
Where: The Bend Motorsport Park, 545 Dukes Hwy, Tailem Bend
Cost: Tickets range from $24-$299
Details: This family-friendly motor event will be showcased in the state-of-the-art world-class motorsport facility and it will include a fun day out with thrilling races and an exhilarating experience for competitors, enthusiasts and spectators alike. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from The Bend Motorsport Park Facebook


24. Gawler Show
When: 25 & 26 August 2018
Where: The Gawler Showgrounds, Nixon Terrace, Gawler
Cost: Adults: $15pp, Children under 16yrs: $8pp, Children under 5yrs: Free, Concession: $13pp & Family (2 adults up to 3 kids under 16yrs): $45
Details: This family-friendly event will showcase an array of entertainment with activities, games, displays, exhibitions, carnival rides, games, food and drink stalls/ trucks, competitions, art & craft and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Gawler Show Facebook


25. Barossa Gourmet Weekend
When: 31 August 2018- 2 September 2018
Where: Various locations across the Barossa
Cost:
Details: Spend a weekend indulging, roaming, exploring and savouring culinary and wine delights through a series of tasty events. There will be a wide-range of foodie and wine events including family-friendly events. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Barossa Gourmet Weekend Facebook
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