Summer guide

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Adelaide is designed for soaking up summer. Long sunny days, balmy evenings, and an atmosphere buzzing with colour, creativity and culture. There is no better time to experience Adelaide, with events and activities around every corner. 

Season highlights

Santos Tour Down Under

17 Jan 20

Australia Day in the City

Celebrate Australia Day on 26 January in the heart of the city with the annual 'Australia ...

Adelaide Fringe

14 Feb 20

Explore Adelaide in summer

Adelaide’s art & culture trail

On your bike

If you’re inspired to ride, the city is loaded with places to push your pedals.

Ultimate Adelaide itinerary: What to do in 48 hour...

Experience Adelaide from every angle

Discover the city in different ways this summer.

School holiday fun

There’s plenty to do in the city with our list of free and cost-friendly activities that y...

Top family activities in Adelaide

Free things to do in Adelaide

Adelaide has an abundance of unique experiences around every corner – and they won’t cost ...

Cycling & walking trails

Adelaide's top ten sights and activities

Adelaide is designed for discovery. Enjoy everything from iconic cultural institutions, st...

Beat the heat this summer

If you want to give your home air conditioner a day off, give some of these city-based act...

Eat and drink

Bursting the 'bubble': tips to ordering bubble tea

A bubble tea buff shares her love for this super summertime drink.

A guide to late night dining

Where to go in the city to satisfy those late night cravings.

Adelaide's brunch bucket list

Around the world in 14 restaurants

Take a journey around the world without leaving the city.

Dog-friendly cafes & spaces in the city

Head out and enjoy quality time with your fur-family at one of these great dog-friendly ca...

Park Lands eats and BBQs

Throw a snag on the barbie or treat yourself to a lazy lunch or dinner with friends in a p...

Healthy sips - smoothie and juice bars in the city

Here’s our list of the best juice bars and smoothie jaunts in the city, so you can sip you...

Rooftop bars and secret gardens

With a city full of wonderful outdoor restaurant and cafes – on rooftops, by the river and...

Why green is gold

Discover how greenery improves city life and the role of design.

Sounds of the season

Tune into a summer soundtrack from a local who lives, breathes and 'spins' music!

What's on in Summer

Jan 22, 2020 - Jan 24, 2020

The Australian Ballet presents Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker (Adelaide)

Adelaide Festival Centre
Jan 26, 2020

Australia Day in the City - Parade, Concert, Fireworks

Elder Park
Feb 1, 2020

Adrian Eagle 'MAMA' EP Tour

Rocket Bar
Dec 21, 2019 - Mar 7, 2020

Ebenezer Night Markets

Ebenezer Place
Feb 7, 2020 - Feb 9, 2020

Cellar Door Fest

The Adelaide Convention Centre
Feb 9, 2020

Paint and Sip Class - Balloon Girl (Feb 09)

Teacher's studio
Feb 13, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020

Garden of Unearthly Delights

Corner of East Tce & Rundle Street
Feb 14, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020

Yabarra - Dreaming In Light

Feb 14, 2020 - Mar 13, 2020

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

The Garage International @ Adelaide Town Hall
Feb 14, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020

Adelaide Fringe