July 6, 2023
What's On

Winter Arts Festival, Illuminate Adelaide and Cellar Door Fest

This weekend in Adelaide, see the city in a new light with Illuminate Adelaide, or head to Jacob's Creek Winery to celebrate the Women's FIFA World Cup.

Glut of art

Presented by Gluttony and the City of Holdfast Bay and Jetty Road, the inaugural Glenelg Winter Arts Festival will take over Colley Reserve from July 6 to 23. Cosy up in undercover areas by the beachside as firepits chase away winter’s chill and pop-up bars offer a range of hot drinks and bites to eat. The May Wirth big top tent will host an array of live shows from stand-up comedy to burlesque, circus troops to magic shows. The Drawing Room tent will host a range of workshops throughout the festival with holiday classes for kids and creative evening workshops for adults. On the weekends, meander the market stalls during the day before grabbing a drink and enjoying live music under the stars.

Lights on

Illuminate Adelaide will once again light up the city this July with a program of illumination shows, live music, exhibitions and interactive experiences. The family favourite experience Light Animals returns to Adelaide Zoo after dark with new installations and illuminations set to delight kids, parents and zoo animals alike, while the Adelaide Botanic Gardens hosts Resonate, an all-new experience from the minds behind Light CyclesCity Lights will bring the city to life with more than 40 works across the North, East and West city precincts. Government House will open its gates for the duration of City Lights as the premiere work Into The Light is projected on the building’s facade to highlight some of South Australia’s most innovative women.


In celebration of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Jacob’s Creek has installed a football pitch for winery guests to play on when visiting during the World Cup season. The tennis court behind the herb garden has been transformed into a penalty shootout pitch so FIFA fans can relish some friendly competition to warm up on winter days. The installation will be open until November, giving the kids a place to run and play while you enjoy a day of tastings in the pavilion and red wine by the fire.

Wine down

Indulge in the flavours of South Australia at the 2023 Cellar Door Fest Winter Edit on July 7 and 8 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Wineries, distilleries and food producers from across the state will offer an opportunity to learn about South Australia’s wine regions and the products made there in this boutique version of the Cellar Door Fest. Discover up-and-coming producers before rubbing shoulders with established industry members as they showcase the best of their range in a casual tasting setting alongside live music and delicious food.

Making movement

The Mill is hosting the exhibition Make|Shift from July 8 to 28 featuring multidisciplinary works by South Australian artists James Alberts, Ray Harris, Sarah Neville, Liam Somerville, Inneke Taal and Tanya Voges. Led by artistic and curatorial facilitator Margie Medlin, the exhibition blends art, space and technology to create an immersive installation. The artists worked collaboratively over a month to bring The Mill’s galleries to life with the collection comprising dance, performance, visual art, installation and experimental media.

For more of what’s on around South Australia this month, pick up the July issue of SALIFE, which is on sale now.

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