Country music is a big deal in Barmera, with the South Australian Country Music Festival held in June. Bring your hat, your horse and your dusty old acoustic guitar and get into it.
Middle-aged moshpit at Peter Lehmann Wines, with well-ripened acts (You Am I, Sting, Jimmy Barnes). The food and wine doth flow. Held in November or December.
Fab food matched with winning wines at select wineries; usually happens in September. The number-one event in the valley (book your beds way in advance).
A week long festival with music, maypole dancing, tug-of-war contests etc; around Easter (harvest time – very atmospheric) in odd-numbered years.
A fab frenzy of Clare Valley wine, food and music in May. LinkSA (www.linksa.com.au) buses get involved, with shuttles to/from Adelaide.
The world's best cyclists sweating in their lycra: six races through SA towns, with the grand finale in downtown Adelaide.
When winter cools down, Adelaide’s live-music scene warms up. Umbrella runs for two weeks in late July, with around 300 events in 100-plus venues across the city. Tune-in to choirs, folk acts, orchestras, buskers, h…