July 15, 2021
What's On

What’s on: Illuminate Adelaide, Umbrella Festival and more

Watch the city light up this weekend with opening of Adelaide's newest winter festival, Illuminate Adelaide, and so much more.

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Our newest winter festival, Illuminate Adelaide, a celebration of innovation, music, art, light and technology begins this Friday, July 16. See Adelaide’s city streets, laneway and buildings light up. The festival runs for two weeks and three weekends, with a program of free and ticketed events by local, national and international artists and companies.


Celebrate National Lamington Day on Wednesday, July 21 with Kytons Bakery. There’s a lot to celebrate this year with the release of two new native flavoured lamingtons in collaboration with South Australian native ingredient company Edible Reconciliation. Wattleseed & Chocolate along with Lemon Myrtle & Coconut are the two new flavours available – and SALIFE can confirm that they’re both delicious.


Music SA’s Umbrella Festival is back in 2021 and promises music for everyone. This year’s program consists of events throughout The City of Adelaide, City of Port Adelaide Enfield and regional SA. The opening night celebration will be in collaboration with the inaugural Illuminate Adelaide festival. Umbrella Festival is a South Australian open access live music festival that will bring the city to life from July 16 to August 8. To view the full program, visit the website.


Join the Flinders Gin team on Friday, July 23 for a night of food, cocktails and some dusky beats. Hear from Alby the distiller and find out what Flinders Gin is all about. The event will take place in Jack and Jill’s basement on Pirie Street. tickets will include entry to the basement, five-course tasting degustation with paired cocktails and discussions with the distiller. This event is strictly for 18 and over.


The annual National Railway Museum’s Family Fun Fair will be held during the July school holidays from July 15 to 18. The popular steam trains will run all day for the duration of the fair, with Bub the little blue engine and Bill the big green engine taking visitors around the site. There will be lots of entertainment, displays and other attractions on offer, including a huge model railway. The fair is an affordable day out for all the family, with all entertainment and train rides included in the admissions fee.

For more of what’s happening around SA this month, pick up the July issue of SALIFE magazine, out now.


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