August 3, 2023
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Fleurieu Food Festival, Urban Wine Walk and River Lights

This weekend, discover the food of the Fleurieu, Norwood's wine scene and a stunning show by Patch Theatre.


The month-long Fleurieu Food Festival returns for a second year to celebrate a “journey for the senses” and highlight local restaurants, cafes, wineries, breweries and farms across the diverse region. Throughout August there are events to drink and dine, get your hands dirty, or enjoy a day out with the family. Festival board member and Peninsula Providore owner Mel Hollick says 2022’s inaugural festival was a success with 20,000 people taking part. “Our understanding of seasonal produce and sustainable food practice is just one of the reasons why the Fleurieu has an incredible sense of place and diversity,” says Mel.


Young audiences will learn that the dark is not something to fear and can be a magical place to play with light in Patch Theatre’s ZOOOM, a transformational journey for children aged three to 10. Patch Theatre’s artistic director, Geoff Cobham, says ZOOOM has become an iconic show that captivates the audience by placing them in the centre of the performance. “Its immersive style breaks the fourth wall that typically separates the performer from the audience and transports them to a place of wonder,” he says. ZOOOM includes original music, lasers and projections and will be at Adelaide Festival Centre’s Space Theatre from August 5 to 19, before embarking on a tour of regional South Australia.


Discover Norwood in a new way this weekend for the Urban Wine Walk on Saturday, August 5. Some of the neighbourhood’s best venues will take part in the self-guided wine trail – you just have to decide where to begin and move from one spot to the next. The event includes complimentary tastings with winemakers at the venues. Participating wineries include Hither & Yon, Signature Wines and Lambrook Wines.


Illuminate Adelaide has packed its bags and headed to the river this weekend, with River Lights launching on August 4 to 13. Each night from 6pm until 10pm, Mannum’s township and riverfront will be transformed with an immersive installation of light displays. The Pretoria Hotel hosts Neon Dog Park, with light depictions of pooches scattered along the lawns of the hotel.

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