June 10, 2021
What's On

What’s on: Queen’s Birthday long weekend

Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday by making the most of your long weekend. We have sought out the best events around the state so there’s no excuse for staying in.


McLaren Vale has a new June long weekend food and wine tour, Day Dance. The inaugural event will take place across the newly renovated Simon Hackett Winery and the beautiful Woodstock Winery on Sunday, June 13. There will be three sets of live music at each winery in the morning and DJs and dancing in the afternoon. Decide which order to visit the wineries with two tour options. Tickets are $90 and include transport, entry into both wineries and a Day Dance wine glass.


Families around Australia are encouraged to dust off their sleeping bags and pitch a tent in living rooms, back yards and campsites, for Camp Quality’s Camp In. On Saturday, June 12, join families across the country to raise much-needed funds for kids facing cancer. Camp In campers will be treated to a live-streamed evening of virtual entertainment hosted by comedian Nazeem Hussain, and starring singer Casey Donovan, with a host of great prizes to be won.


If you’re looking for something to do with the family this June long weekend, then head down to Woodstock Wine Estate for a day out. Families are invited to winery to come and see the wonderful Peter Combe perform live on the lawns. There will be kids’ activities, food trucks and plenty of wine. The event takes place on Monday June 14 and there are two sessions guests can choose from.


This June long weekend, head to the National Wine Centre for their full-bodied winter festival, Sip & Sounds. Discover regional delights from across South Australia, with wine tastings, gin, beers and cocktails. The festival will be held inside Hickinbotham Hall, as part of the 2021 Year of South Australian Wine. A collection of wineries, breweries and gin distilleries, as well as a range of delicious festival food and a stellar line-up of local music, will be on offer.


To coincide with World Gin Day on Saturday June 12, the team at Hains & Co have made June their Bombay Gin Month. In the month of June, they will have four exclusive cocktails available, each featuring one of the special gins produced by Bombay. This Saturday on World Gin Day, the outdoor Gin & Tonic bar will be making its return to Hains & Co. Their famed Gin Bath will also make an appearance for those keen to get into the tub for a unique photograph on the evening.

Photo by Ben Macmahon


In a collaboration with the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Corryton Burge will host a signature pop-up wine bar to be unveiled on the opening night, Friday June 11. The family-owned wine brand’s bar will be conveniently located in the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Festival Theatre foyer, providing the perfect spot for theatregoers to discover the range of Corryton Burge’s wines. The bar will be open every night of the festival from 5pm to 11pm until Saturday, June 26.


The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is back in 2021. Each year leaders in business, community and government come together to help change the lives of Australians experiencing homelessness by sleeping without shelter on one of the longest nights of the year. This year the event will be held on Thursday, June 17 at Lot Fourteen and SALIFE Editor Penny Yap will be rolling out her sleeping bag in support of the cause. Help break the cycle of homelessness and poverty in Australia by registering to take part or donate.


Not sure what your plants are trying to tell you? Join the Adelaide Botanic Garden for their Understanding the Language of Plants workshop on Thursday, June 17. This fascinating half-day workshop will focus on the “language” of leaves and foliage. The event cost is $65 per person and Pam Gurner-Hall, educator in horticulture and allied areas of design, will teach you how to make plant choices for your indoor and outdoor spaces.

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


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