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Embrace the Chill: Your Ultimate Winter Experience in Adelaide

While it may be tempting to cozy up indoors, there’s a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be discovered across Adelaide this winter. We’ve curated a list of exciting experiences that will make you want to bundle up and head out. From enchanting light displays to mouth-watering culinary adventures and soul-stirring music festivals, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So, grab your coat and let’s dive into the vibrant world of winter festivities!

Illuminate Adelaide (28th Jun – 30th July 2023)

Prepare to be dazzled by South Australia’s premier winter event, Illuminate Adelaide. This vibrant festival showcases captivating light installations, immersive art experiences, and thought-provoking performances. Welcoming people from all walks of life to experience a program of free and ticketed events by local, national and international artists, explore the city at night and witness Adelaide’s landmarks transformed into stunning works of art. Don’t miss out on this awe-inspiring spectacle! For more information, visit:


Adelaide Zoo: Light Creatures (29th Jun – 23rd July 2023)

In collaboration with Illuminate Adelaide, the Adelaide Zoo presents Light Creatures, a truly magical event for the whole family. Step into a world where imagination comes to life as the zoo’s enchanting creatures are brought to light through dazzling illuminations.

As the sun sets, the zoo transforms into a mesmerizing wonderland filled with colour, wonder, and excitement. Encounter larger-than-life glowing animals, marvel at breathtaking light displays, and be sure to watch out for the newest addition to the Light Creatures family – the Falcon! It’s an experience that will ignite the imagination of kids and adults alike. For more information, visit:


Unseen Winter Solstice (2nd Jun – 24th Jun 2023)

Experience the magic of the winter solstice at Unseen. Immerse yourself in a world of live performances, delicious food stalls, and an atmosphere filled with wonder and mystery. Let the magic of this hidden gem transport you to a realm like no other. For more information, visit:


Adelaide Central Market: Tunes in June (Every Friday in June 2023)

If you’re a jazz enthusiast and a wine connoisseur, the Adelaide Central Market has a treat in store for you! Throughout the month of June, the market is hosting Jazz and Wine Nights every Friday. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as talented jazz musicians fill the air with soulful melodies while you explore the bustling market stalls. It’s a delightful fusion of music, wine, and culinary delights that will make your Friday evenings truly memorable with your family and friends. For more information, visit:


The Moseley Igloos (12th May – 4th Sept 2023)

Indulge in a unique dining experience at The Moseley Igloos in Glenelg. Step into your private igloo overlooking the beautiful beach and enjoy delectable food and drinks in a cozy, intimate setting. With panoramic ocean views and a touch of magic, this is a winter outing you won’t soon forget.  For more information, visit:


Campbelltown Pizza Festival

Calling all pizza lovers! Get ready to satisfy your cravings at the Campbelltown Pizza Festival. Discover a tantalizing array of pizzas, from classic Margherita to mouthwatering creations with innovative toppings. Immerse yourself in a lively atmosphere filled with live music, entertainment, and the irresistible aroma of freshly baked pizzas. Join the pizza party at:


Adelaide Guitar Festival (1st July – 16th July 2023)

Let the melodies sweep you off your feet at the Adelaide Guitar Festival. Experience the magic of world-class guitarists as they strum their way through captivating performances across various genres. From classical tunes to soulful flamenco rhythms, this festival is a true celebration of the guitar’s enchanting beauty. Get ready to be spellbound at:


Winter Reds (28th July – 30th July 2023)

Warm up your winter with a celebration of the Adelaide Hills’ finest red wines at the Winter Reds Festival. Indulge in tastings, masterclasses, and decadent food experiences. Cozy up by crackling fires, sway to live music, and savour the rich flavours of winter wines amidst picturesque vineyards. Raise your glass to this unforgettable experience at:


Adelaide truly comes alive during the winter season, offering endless opportunities for adventure, delight, and memorable moments. So, treat yourself to a much-needed day out, support the local economy, and embrace the unique beauty that South Australia has to offer this winter.


Disclaimer: Please note that event details and schedules are subject to change. We recommend checking the respective event websites for the latest information and updates.

(Photo credits: Unseen Winter Solstice Adelaide, The Moseley Igloos Glenelg, Illuminate Adelaide, Campbelltown City Council, Adelaide Guitar Festival, Winter Reds Festival, Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide Zoo)

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