Here's what’s open in McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast today. A great way to support local. 

Encore presents a series of pop-up activations throughout the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast region this summer. Bringing 90 Days of summer vibes ranging from twilight markets to pop-up dining and bars, live music, entertainment, and wellness experiences.  Whether you're a local, new in town or just visiting, we've got something for everyone, and most activations are free entry and family friendly. Explore the exciting calendar of activations by location!  


Aldinga Beach is the perfect location to reconnect with nature. Take in the long stretch of Silver Sands, with breath-taking views of the coastline and panoramic sunsets. Also home to the Silver Sands Beach Club. You can drive directly onto the beach (beach pass required which can be purchased from the on ramp.) 

Pizzateca Beach

End of Norman Road, foreshore 

15 Dec 2023 – 28 Jan 2024

Daily 4pm to 11pm 

Make the most of summer at Aldinga Beach with pizza, drinks, and gelato at Pizzateca’s seaside licenced pop-up pizzeria and gelati bar.  

Pizzateca Beach in Aldinga



Christies Beach provides a unique beachside shopping precinct in a picture-perfect coastal setting where you can get your retail therapy fix. It offers a popular patrolled surf beach, ideal for water and beach activities. It’s also a snorkelling hot spot, with the stunning Witton Bluff reef.

Twilight Markets and Entertainment presented by TJS Events  

Rotary Park 

3 Nov 2023 - 22 Mar 2024

Fortnightly on Fridays 5pm to 9pm

Overlooking the beach, many market stalls and food vendors set-up for an enjoyable evening with a playground and grassed park to help keep the kids entertained. 

Twilight Markets Christies Beach

The SandBAR presented by TJS Events  

The Esplanade

1 Dec 2023 – 25 Feb 2024

Thursdays to Sundays from 12 midday

Extended trade between Christmas – New Year

Sunsets and ocean views create the perfect backdrop for evening drinks with live music and a selection of local food businesses to choose from. Sandbar features some of the very best beers, wines and spirits from the Onkaparinga region and Fleurieu Peninsula.

The Sand Bar Christies Beach



Moana is a small seaside town offering a patrolled sandy beach with beginner surfing waves, surf club, popular Deep Blue Café and a caravan park nestled behind the sand dunes providing direct access to the beach. You can drive directly onto the beach (beach pass required which can be purchased from the on ramp.)

Good Vibes @ Portal 58

Nashwauk Crescent Reserve

1 Dec 2023 – 25 Feb 2024

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 2pm

Showcasing the South with wood-fired pizza, cheeseboards filled with local produce, premium wine, local beer on tap, good tunes and kids games. 

 Portal 58 at Moana



Port Noarlunga is the perfect spot for fun in the sun, where the Onkaparinga River meets the sea. Where swimming, paddling a kayak, snorkelling, or diving the spectacular reef and fishing are part of the good life, all within walking distance from a delightful main street, full of coastal village vibe.

Cabana Club  

The Promenade, Mamma Carmela’s 

20 Dec 2023 – 28 Jan 2024

Opening from Midday

Enjoy the beachside atmosphere at Cabana Club licensed outdoor bar and eatery with live entertainment.


Willunga is a town where history and heritage blend perfectly with hipster cool and hippy vibes. Peruse the galleries, studios, op shops and other retro clothing stores and foodies can rejoice with an array of cafés, pubs, and restaurants.

Summer in the Square , Willunga Town Square 

1 Dec 2023 – 25 Feb 2024

A program of vibrant markets and twilight events showcasing local artists and makers inspired by the Willunga region and Fleurieu Peninsula. Join us under the leafy canopy in the heart of Willunga to enjoy fresh coffee and live music and watch artisans work while you ponder 'where to next?' on your Fleurieu adventure.

 Summer in the square willunga


Start planning your short getaway to enjoy all the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast has to offer. Relax & unwind! Explore the range of accommodation to leave you refreshed for the week ahead.


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