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What's On in Adelaide - August 2019

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Published July 27th 2019
Adelaide's best events this August
Your local guide to the best things to do in Adelaide in August.

Winter in the East End
When: 3rd 24th August
Where: East End laneways
Cost: Free to attend

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Image courtesy Winter in the East End Facebook

Winter in the East End allows you to experience three of the East End's cosy lane ways like never before. Gather around warm log fires and enjoy fine food and wine while listening to live music Friday and Saturday nights until 24th August (closed 2nd and 3rd August)

Pinot Palooza
When: August 10th
Where: Harts Mill, Port Adelaide
Cost: $65

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Image courtesy Pinot Palooza Facebook

Pinot Palooza is the world's biggest pinot festival and lands at Harts Mill this August. Get set for all-inclusive wine tastings and fabulous food. Syrian Mobile Disco brings the good time music vibes, so be ready for an epic afternoon of wine tasting and fun.

Adelaide - Huge Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale
When: 10th and 11th August
Where: Queens Theatre
Cost: Free entry

Huge Indoor Plant Sale
Image courtesy Huge Indoor Plant Sale Facebook

The Queens Theatre once again hosts a winter edition of this hugely popular indoor plant sale. Come along to find something perfect for inside your home. The Queens Theatre is ideally located in the city on the corner of Playhouse Lane and Gilles Arcade. Details here.

Salisbury Writers' Festival
When: 23rd 25th August
Where: Len Beadell Library is a good place to start
Cost: Free

The Salisbury Writers' Festival has been a great supporter of local writers. The program always offers something for everyone from creative to professional and this year it will be held from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August. You'll find the official program here soon.

Gawler Show
When: 24th 25th August
Where: Gawler Showgrounds, Nixon Terrace, Gawler
Cost: Kids $10.39, Adults $17.62, concession and family tickets available.

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Image courtesy Gawler Show Instagram

The Gawler Show is South Australia's largest country show and celebrates 163 years of shows at the Gawler Showgrounds this August. This show has all the stuff a good country show should have along with showbags, rides and sideshows for everyone. Get out and experience a volunteer run, not-for-profit, authentic country show this August.

SALA Festival
When: 1st - 31st August
Where: All over Adelaide
Cost: Varies, mostly free

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Image courtesy SALA Facebook

The South Australian Living Artists Festival has become an important event in South Australia's arts calendar. Artists at any level are encouraged to participate in exhibitions, installations, tours, workshops and all kinds of art related activities. Check out one of the past events here! Get all the goss on the South Australian Living Artists Festival here.

Royal Adelaide Show
When: 30th August - 8th Sept
Where: Wayville Showgrounds
Cost: Adult $24.50, Child $15.50. Family and concession tickets available.

Royal Adelaide Show, August, Adelaide, 2019
Image courtesy Royal Adelaide Show Instagram

Adelaide's biggest and best show is held annually at the Wayville showgrounds and draws tens of thousands of visitors. Experience the best of the country in the city. There's craft and animal judging, farmyard experiences for the kids, expo style displays and of course plenty of entertainment including rides, sideshows, showbags and centre oval entertainment with nightly fireworks displays. Get all the information you need here.


Urrbrae wetland Open Day
When: 11th August
Where: Urrbrae Wetlands
Cost: Free

Join the students of Urrbrae High for an open day and workshops at one of the finest examples of a man-made wetland solving urban problems at Urrbrae Wetland complex on Cross Road, Netherby. Details here.

Zoos SA Animal Welfare Audit Tool Presentation
When: 13th August
Where: Santos Conservation Centre (opposite Zoo main entrance)
Cost: Free

Learn from the zoo-keepers how the animals at the zoo and your pet are affected by their environment and how you can apply some of the techniques at home to ensure your pets are healthy, happy and stimulated. Details here.


Adelaide has plenty to offer fans of market shopping this August. Why not take some time to explore Adelaide and shop local? Head to Goodwood for the Round She Goes Market on Saturday 3rd August at Goodwood Community Centre from 10am-3pm for just $2 entry. Take a drive up the freeway into the hills to enjoy the Stirling Market. For those in the Northern suburbs, One Tree Hill Market is a great little country market, just up the hill. In the west, you can enjoy the new Morphettville Markets and the brand new Coastal Collective Market in West Lakes.

There's so much happening in August and the cool weather makes for beautiful days. Why not get out and join in the events happening all over Adelaide?

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