Time to Celebrate!

Posted: 15 September 2016 / Prepared by: Miranda Lang

Events South Australia is the events arm of the South Australian Tourism Commission.

Its charter is to promote South Australia as a tourism destination and attract visitors to South Australia through securing, managing, developing and sponsoring major events and festivals, as well as leading the events industry.

There is no doubt on the importance and significance of events to the South Australian economy, in particular to the regions. Events give people reason to visit and to stay longer in a region.

Here is an update of the events industry in South Australia.



Throughout the year there are over 50 events & festivals across the Fleurieu Peninsula

Events remain an important part to the local community where residents and visitors come together to celebrate with passion food, wine, music, dance arts, sports etc. With the engagement of the locals and an individual flare, each event is unique and provides the opportunity to highlight what is special about the region.

Mark your calendar … there are a number of fantastic events coming over the next few months.


Fleurieu Folk Festival
21 October, Willunga

The Fleurieu Folk Festival is an annual three-day family friendly celebration of contemporary and traditional folk music, held in the picturesque township of Willunga, in South Australia's premier wine region. 

For more information, go to Fleurieu Folk Festival


Spanish Cabaret
22 October Red Poles, McLaren Vale

Red Poles presents a Spanish Cabaret on Saturday October 22 featuring guitar by Aloysius Leeson and dance with Kristy Manuel and Ines Vaz. A night of sensational Flamenco dance and music with Spanish inspired food matched with Leconfield Wines

For more information, go to Spanish Cabaret.


Handpicked Festival, Lake Breeze
12 November, Langhorne Creek Wine Region

Australia’s hottest bands and some of SA’s coolest food and wine will come together again at the Fleurieu Peninsula’s freshest venue when Lake Breeze Wines hosts the third Handpicked Festival.  Handpicked have two Australian ARIA award winning sensations with the electro-pop, sisterly act of The Veronicas set to headline the 2016 event, while iconic noughties rockers, Killing Heidi, will grace the stages in one of their first live performances in over 10 years. 

For more information, go to Handpicked Festival.


Langhorne Creek Vigneron Day
20 November, Strathalbyn

One of the most popular Sunday race days on the South Australian calendar, the Langhorne Creek Vignerons' Day, is more than just a horse race.
Celebrating the best that the local region has to offer in food and wine, the day is one for all the family to enjoy the atmosphere and grounds of the picturesque Strathalbyn Racecourse.

For more information, click Handpicked Festival

For more information, go to Strath Racing.


Shannons Yankalilla Cruise
20 November, Yankalilla

The Rotary Club of Yankalilla proudly presents a fabulous fun-filled day of live music and vehicles including entertainment from The Lincolns on Sunday 20 November 2016. There will be plenty of food, a free bouncy castle for the children, bar facilities and an undercover dance floor so put on your dancing shoes!

For more information, go to Shannons Yankalilla Cruise.


Start planning

To make the most of your visit to the region, here are some resources to help you with your visit.

Where to stay, there are a number of accommodation options available throughout the region.

Things to do, from visits to art galleries, to family fun activities there are a number of adventure attractions suitable for everyone.

Eat & Drink, try out some of our award winning establishments that offer regional produce and food complimented with local wine, beer, gin and whiskey.


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Contact us for information & bookings

Five Visitor Information Centres are spread across the Fleurieu Peninsula. Each has a dedicated team of locals and resources to support you during your stay.

For assistance in booking your trip, planning details for your visit, or to see what is happening in the region during your stay, the Visitor Information Centres are there to service you, the customer.


General Enquiries

Email: info@fleurieupeninsula.com.au
Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism Regional Office
6 George Main Road, Victor Harbor SA 5211 (appointments only)

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