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Regardless of how long you are in McLaren Vale you need to know all the events that are happening in the region.

February 2023

4th Feb

Richard Hamilton Wines

New Orleans in the Vines: A family friendly outdoor festival.

A celebration of New Orleans Music and Food coupled with outstanding South Australian Wines and Beers. 1 pm to 7 pm. Two bands, chef-cooked food, wine, beers and coffee on the grounds of Richard Hamilton Wines, McLaren Vale. From 1 pm to 7 pm, on the beautiful grounds of Richard Hamilton Wines in McLaren Vale.

Two sensational bands:
New Orleans Funk Express, and Atlantic Street Band, and
superb chef-prepared food from Sumptuous Repast Catering
plus wine, beers, and coffee too.

Bring your own chair or picnic rug. Dress for outdoors.

18 Feb 2023 – 19 Feb 2023


All things chilli in Willunga. Chilli plants & produce, chilli foods & cooking demonstrations plus chill related merchandise. “Chill Out” with live music, local beer, wine and sangria, plus enjoy a little local colour with our Artisan Market craftmens on display.
Chilli Fest Willunga is hosted by the Willunga Recreation Park – “Community Owned & Managed’ as a fundraiser for this facility.

Rate: $10.00 ~ $10.00 (AUD)

Chilli Fest Willunga
7 Main Road

March 2023

Date 18th March 2023

1 Jervois Road,Yankalilla,

The Yankalilla Acoustic Music Evening is part of the Yankalilla District Community Cultural Arts Network Incorporate and features folk, blues, roots, country and more!

Our Acoustic music rule is: If the power stops, the music doesn’t! Instruments must be playable without electricity!

Held at 7pm on the third Saturday of the month at the Yankalilla show grounds. Entry is by gold coin donation per person.

April 2023


The South Australian Wooden Boat Festival is a biennial festival held over two days and one evening at the historic river Port of Goolwa. 28th April 2023 – 30th April 2023

Goolwa is located on the Fleurieu Peninsula, a pleasant one hour drive south of Adelaide, South Australia. The Festival delivers an exciting mix of wooden boats, people, food, wine, and entertainment.

The on-water program is conducted within closed waters on the Murray River with boats participating safely in the Festival while providing a stunning display for spectators.

The on-land program including maritime displays, art exhibitions, children’s activities, music, regional food and wine and festival fare completes the festival atmosphere.

Goolwa Wharf, Goolwa, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, 5214

May 2023

5th & 6th May

19 Olivers Road, McLaren Vale,


Maxwell Wines’ McLaren Vale base features vineyards, a living maze and lime cave: surprises at their best.

Now it will host an exclusive lunch prepared by chefs who share nature as their muse. Shaping the day’s menu: Gill Meller, Danielle Alvarez and the in-house Fabian Lehmann.
Begin with a snack and glass of sparkling before heading into the winery and vineyards to learn about their history.

In the 100-year-old lime cave, Phil Musson and Brittany Jones from Choice Mushrooms will share their knowledge. Enjoy a mushroom-based canapé prepared by Lehmann, then a shiraz-inspired bite, overlooking vines. A barrel tasting in Maxwell’s winery will follow.

Then, your six-course lunch awaits. Hear from chefs throughout, learning about their craft and philosophies.

Meller is based in Dorset, England. A chef, food writer and cookery teacher at legendary River Cottage, championing seasonal cooking and starring the natural qualities of ingredients.

Alvarez grew up in Miami in a food-loving Cuban family. She spent four years with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse, moving to Australia in 2016 to lead Fred’s in Sydney. Alvarez is now pursuing new opportunities; her star power remains.

Maxwell Wines Lehmann’s home base. He has forged a reputation as one of South Australia’s most creative chefs whose flair never comes at the expense of flavour.

June 2023

July 2023

29th & 30th July

5 Main Road, Willunga, 


There is something for the entire family to enjoy at the Willunga Almond Blossom Festival. Share in the fun of the show rides, side shows, animal nursery, giant games, circus entertainers, camel and pony rides plus when you get hungry and want to slow down, there is a variety of food trucks, live music, market stalls to browse.

Gather the family for the Saturday night fireworks show or enter in the Almond Cookery Competition with winners on display or have a go in the Almond Cracking Competition on Sunday.

Bring along the entire family, there is something for everyone.

August 2023

September 2023



This September join Coastrek, Australia’s most iconic hiking challenge for women and walk 35km or 20km along Adelaide’s stunning Fleurieu Peninsula, home to some of South Australia’s finest coastal, scenic and culinary experiences. Explore beautiful beaches, secret trails through national parks and jaw-dropping views of rugged South Australia.

Adventure along the stunning coastline and join thousands of wild women -and men! – in teams of four. Get outdoors and get moving with your mates to boost your mental, physical, and heart health.
Follow your heart and do something amazing. Join us for Coastrek in 2023 for an epic adventure of fun, fitness, friends and fundraising, proudly supporting the Heart Foundation.

  • Friday 1 September 2023
    • Hike 35km or 20km
    • Teams of 4
    • Parsons Beach to Port Elliot
    • Raising funds for the Heart Foundation

Coastrek is a life-changing adventure that has inspired more than 64,000 people to get moving out in nature and raised over $45 Million for charity. Are you ready to put your heart into it?


October 2023

27th – 29th October 2023

Fleurieu Folk Festival 2023  

Set in the picturesque town of Willunga on the Fleurieu Peninsula, every October, Fleurieu Folk Festival transforms Willunga’s Recreation Park into South Australia’s largest and friendliest folk music event. We present over 50 of the best local, interstate and international folk musicians in a three-day music celebration covering a broad range of genres, including traditional and contemporary folk, acoustic, Celtic, blues, Americana, roots, bluegrass and more.

November 2023


The Second Shannons QMT Yankalilla Classic Motor Show will now return to Yankalilla for a family-friendly day at the Yankalilla Showgrounds in 2023.

Presented by the Yankalilla & Districts Rotary Club the event promises to be a day to remember, with over 300 historic automobiles coming from all around South Australia.

The Shannons QMT Yankalilla Classic Motor Show will feature classic automobiles of various varieties, as well as food and beverage outlets, bar facilities, entertainment, and exhibits.

It’s only going to become bigger and better in 2023!

Gates open at 11 a.m. sharp

1 Jervois Road, Yankalilla, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, 5203