Embrace a bustling weekend in Adelaide with Feast Festival and the Irish Spring Fling, or get away from the city and relax in a beautiful open garden in Clare Valley.
What’s On: Heritage Garden, Feast Festival and an Irish Spring Fling
The Heritage Garden in Clare Valley will be opening its gates to the public on Sunday, November 7, for the book launch of The Heritage Garden: Creating Walter & Kay Duncan’s Garden. Bring a picnic and enjoy live music in the spectacular garden surrounded by blooming roses, foxgloves, delphiniums and perennials. Soak in the sunshine and explore the Heritage Garden expansion to take in the new labyrinth of exotic trees and the exquisite perfumes of the spring flush.
Cupful of art
Diana Mitchell’s newest art exhibition, As They Grow is launching at the Barossa Chateau on Sunday, November 7. “As They Grow” features exquisite and intricate watercolour paintings, displayed within the glamorous surroundings of the chateau. The Barossa Chateau will be hosting their Spring High Tea in the Grand Ballroom to celebrate the exhibition launch with endlessly flowing tea and coffee alongside an abundance of macarons, shortbread, scones and other indulgent nibbles.
Feast your eyes
Feast Festival, Adelaide’s annual LGBTIQ+ queer arts and culture celebration, kicks off on Saturday, November 6, with an opening night carnival party in Victoria Square headlined by electronic music duo Electric Fields. The three-week program promises a kaleidoscope of colour with art and community events including a silver jubilee evening and promenade marking 25 seasons of Feast History Walks led by festival favourite Dr Gertrude Glossip. Other highlights include a performance by powerhouse singer Libby O’Donovan celebrating her 20-year career, and a solo show by comedian and former Feast ambassador Christian Hull.
Music lovers’ lunch
The State Opera is hosting a long lunch on the deck at The Bridgewater Mill on Sunday, November 7 to celebrate the arts and good food in the company of two of Australia’s national artistic treasures, director Lindy Hume and conductor Graham Abbott. The three-course lunch will allow guests an opportunity to engage with fellow arts lovers and hear from two opera luminaries in an intimate dining experience.
Luck of the Irish
Finish the Morphettville Spring Carnival in style with the Irish Spring Fling on Saturday, November 6. The Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes will be shown on the big screens as thrilling local races happen live on the Morphettville track. Embrace the luck of the Irish with Irish theming throughout the course, green racing fashions, Irish musical entertainment and plenty of Guinness on tap and ready for pouring.
Yin and gin
Spend a morning embracing the sunshine and your inner peace at Never Never Distilling Co. on Sunday, November 7 as “Breathe Stretch Float” makes its way to McLaren Vale. Arrive for a 9:30 am yoga class on the Chalk Hill lawns and breathe in the morning air as you soak up the beautiful landscape. After a good stretch, reward yourself with a refreshing glass of Never Never Gin and juice or taste the flavours of the distillery with a gin flight.
Enjoy a family day out with all the attractions of an old-fashioned country show at the Uraidla and Summertown Show on Sunday, November 7. There will be an abundance of market stalls, exhibitions and competitions to entertain the family for a wonderful day in the Adelaide Hills experiencing a taste of the country life with agricultural displays, local farm produce and log chopping competitions. Local musicians will provide live entertainment as guests seek thrills on the show rides and indulge in decadent Adelaide Hills food and wine.
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