The annual Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival, said to be the greatest picnic race meeting in the world, is a two-day festival of equine splendour, risqué dresses and 18-year-olds who can't hold their liquor.
'Brrr, it's chilly. Pour me another shiraz.' Winter Reds celebrates the chilly season in the Adelaide Hills, with winery tastings, hearty food and lots of open fires. In July.
Come September, a convoy of classic cars chugs it's way up from Adelaide to Birdwood in the Adelaide Hills, crossing the finishing line at the National Motor Museum.
Celebrating all things good about life in the Adelaide Hills, with food and wine at the fore. Lots of cellar-door events and tastings. Held in January.
Dazzling Christmas lights festival, lighting up Lobethal's front yards. In December (naturally). Expect bumper-to-bumper traffic.