July 1, 2021
What's On

What’s on: School holiday entertainment, Adelaide Guitar Festival and Zoo after dark

There’s something for all ages on this weekend, from keeping the kids entertained to live music, you won’t want to be staying in.


The dinosaurs are coming to Adelaide these school holidays for Jurassic Creatures, a realistic animatronics exhibition. Children can become a palaeontologist for the day and will be provided with an expert digger outfit so they can chip away at their own fossil. Hear the story of their 165-million-year domination of life on earth and watch more than 30 of the world’s greatest dinosaurs move with real life animatronics and hear them roar. The event will be held at Edwards Park, Anzac Highway from July 2 to 5 and tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.


Take your little ones to the Adelaide Botanic Garden these July school holidays for fun and fresh air. The school holiday program includes a number of exciting activities for children to connect, learn and experience the wonders of winter in the garden. The programs are suitable for children aged from five to 13, but parents will enjoy the activities as well. Bookings are encouraged as spots will sell out.


Killing Heidi will perform at The District at SkyCity on Wednesday, July 7. Ella and Jesse Hooper are the duo behind the band, have won four major ARIA awards and have had hits in Triple J’s Hottest 100. The District at SkyCity is Australia’s first brewery within a casino and officially opened to the public late last year. Tickets can be purchased via SkyCity.


For the first time ever at Adelaide Zoo, art, light and technology will come together to shine a light on conservation, allowing visitors to see, think and feel nature through a truly unique lens. Light Creatures is part of Illuminate Adelaide and will run from July 8 to August 1 at Adelaide Zoo. There will be enormous animatronic pandas, as well as brilliant interactive pathways and trails to guide visitors around the zoo in this all-new after dark world.


Adelaide Guitar Festival is bringing together some of Australia’s best guitarists in a thrilling mix of local talent and visiting musicians for its first-ever annual event. Previously held every two years, the event is the most significant festival of its kind in the southern hemisphere. The festival is made up of regional roadshows, free and low-cost workshops, masterclasses, artist talks, panel discussions and ticketed performances showcasing the world’s finest guitarists at Adelaide Festival Centre. Tickets are on sale for shows from July 4 to 25.


South Australia’s Kate Bohunnis has been named the winner of the $100,000 Ramsay Art Prize 2021. Art Gallery of South Australia’s Ramsay Art Price is the nation’s most generous prize for Australian artists under 40. The Ramsay Art Prize exhibition is on until August 22 at the Art Gallery of South Australia and includes six South Australian artists. The exhibition will include a People’s Choice Prize, a non-acquisitive cash prize of $15,000 chosen by a public vote and announced on Friday, August 13.


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


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