What’s Happening In Adelaide This July


If you suddenly find yourself in Adelaide this month (hey, it happens to the best of us), there’s no need to panic. This noble hamlet has plenty of awesome stuff lined up for July, and here’s but a taste of what’s in store.

The Market Shed Twilight Market

Date: 8 July

Location: Holland Street, Adelaide 5000

We all love a good browse, so let’s begin our adventure at the good old Twilight Market. From 4pm to 10pm on Saturday the 8th, the Market Shed on Holland Street will play host to dozens of stalls run by all sorts of local artisans. Goodies include fashion, homewares, preserves, ciders, wines, choccies, organic produce, kids’ stuff, jewellery, artwork, ceramics, skin care, and plenty more besides. There’s also a delectable array of food stalls to ensure you’re nicely fed, as well as live music and loads of comfy seating. You never know what you might dig up, so head down and get perusing.

Cheese-A-Holics Cheese Festival

Date: 23 July

Location: Plant 4, Third Street, Bowden

Cheese is quite possibly the pinnacle of humanity’s cultural and scientific achievement. If you’re anything like us, you pretty much live for the stuff, so an entire festival dedicated to it is bound to be good news indeed. Cheese-A-Holics Festival is a turophile’s dream, boasting a mouth-watering range of Australia’s yummiest offerings. More than 20 gourmet producers will be showcasing their finest efforts, and there’s no shortage of wine and gin to wash it all down. This is a must for the special foodies in your life, so gather them up and transport their taste buds to heaven.

Pop Up Science Centre

Date: 12 – 13 July

Location: Playford Civic Centre, Elizabeth

Ooh, science! If you’ve got any budding young professors in the family, they’ll definitely be interested in Pop Up Science Centre. These three-hour sessions run from 2pm to 5pm on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th, and they’ll give your kids the chance for some fun, hands-on learning about everything from the inside of the body to the furthest reaches of outer space. It’s a great way to nurture an interest in science (or even create one from scratch), with plenty of different workshops available to get stuck into. And hey, if nothing else, at least it gets them out of the house for an afternoon.

Umbrella Winter City Sounds

Date: 14 – 30 July

Location: Various

This wouldn’t be a proper What’s Happening without a kickass music festival, so here’s a doozie for ya! Umbrella Winter City Sounds is a multi-genre celebration of all things tuneful, with a huge line-up of artists covering everything from electronic to folk to pop to punk. The festival takes place in venues all across the city, so make sure to check the website to see who’s doing what where and when. Young up-and-comers like Sophie Orchard and Timberwolf will mingle with legendary festival favourites, such as hip-hop duo Spit Syndicate and UK indie stalwarts The Wedding Present. It’s gonna be wild.

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