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

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Encore presents a series of winter activations throughout the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast region. Fire up this winter and come together to wine, dine and be entertained with fire pits, live music and markets, art classes, epicurean adventures, sustainable shopping experiences and get festive with Christmas in July celebrations.

Whether you're a local, new in town or just visiting, we've got something for everyone. Explore the exciting calendar of winter activations by location and get fired up this winter!

Here's a snippet of what you can look forward to, so stay tuned for more details soon! 

ALDINGA

SOUTHERN FRINGES

Kick Back Brewing, 11 Old Coach Rd

Saturday 6 July - Luminous Laneway

Saturday 20 July - Shows at The Tipi

  • Mr SnotBottom's Stinky Silly Show - 3.30pm - Tickets
  • Ministry of laughs - 7.30pm - Tickets
  • Barbie Burlesque - 9.30pm - Tickets

Immerse yourself in the arts this winter with Southern Fringes. Get along to Luminous Laneway and experience markets and entertainment. Or head under the Tipi for a variety of cabaret, stand-up comedy and other performances. 

SOUTHERN FRINGES Barbie Burlusque

CHRISTIES BEACH

WINTER SOLSTICE 

Beach Road 

14 – 30 June 

Celebrate the increasing darkness over winter with increasing brightness on Beach Road, Christies Beach. Local businesses will be lighting up their shopfronts and interiors and creating special events to embrace winter. 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY IN CHRISTIES 

12 – 28 July

Celebrate Christmas in July in Christies Beach as local businesses get in the festive spirit and spread some Christmas cheer offering free family events throughout July.

CLARENDON

PAINT AND HIGH TEA AT MAISON de MOON 

98 Turners Gully Road

14 July

4 and 18 August

Learn the art of painting from the talented Di Lamont while you indulge in a high tea experience set amongst the enchanting gardens of the picturesque Maison de Moon’s French inspired farmhouse. 

Book here

 Maison de Moon  Sm

MCLAREN VALE AND FLEURIEU COAST

FLEURIEU FOOD FESTIVAL 

Various locations (program to be launched soon) 

1 – 31 August

Ignite your taste buds at the Fleurieu Food Festival, a month-long celebration of gastronomic delights set against the stunning backdrop of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Unfolding at multiple venues, this epicurean adventure promises to captivate foodies. 

JUNE LONG WEEKEND WINTER MARKETS 

Paxton Wines, 68 Wheaton Road  - 8 June (image TJS Events)

McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre, 796 Main Road, McLaren Vale - 10 June

Head along to two winter markets in McLaren Vale over the June long weekend featuring a bonanza of 60+ stalls showcasing artisans, makers, creatives, designers, foodies, and musicians.

Paxton Winery McLaren Vale

RECYCLE RUMBLE  

Good Bank Gallery, 141 Main Road, McLaren Vale 

28 – 30 June

26 – 28 July 

Enjoy a fabulous sustainable shopping weekend with a social Friday evening of music, wine, food and shopping pre-loved garments. Then join in for a fun and vibrant shopping experience on the Saturday and Sunday. 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY IN THE VALE  

Heritage. by SA on Main, 252 Main Road, McLaren Vale

16 – 21 July

Experience Christmas in July in the heated courtyard of the charming ‘Old Barn’ building. Enjoy movies & popcorn, DIY crafts, floristry, wreath and dough making and private igloos. There’s a different daily experience for the whole family to enjoy. 

OLD NOARLUNGA

VARNEY WINES x GIRO DI PASTA 

Varney Wines, 62 Victor Harbor Road

7 July,

25 August

22 September

A series of Italian-style pasta luncheons celebrating the different seasons and regions by Silver Sand Beach Club, paired with award-winning Varney Wines. Guests will meet the winemaker and hear their stories on winemaking philosophy. 

Tickets

PORT NOARLUNGA

PORTIES BACK THEN 

The Flour Store & Mamma Carmela’s, Saltfleet Street

16, 23, 30 June 

7 and 14 July

Step back in time and explore the rich history of Port Noarlunga through a unique photo exhibit dating back to before 1950, being held at The Flour Store café and Mamma Carmela’s restaurant. 

SELLICKS BEACH

BERG’S BACKYARD SESSIONS  

Berg Herring Wines, 21 Sellicks Beach Road

1 - 2 June,

6 - 7 July

3 - 4 August 

31 August – 1 September 

Experience delicious food by Little Acre Foods, plus other local food delights', cocktails by Tiny Fridays, local wine, beer, live music and ocean views. Keep cosy by the fire pits or slip under the heated marquee. 

Berg Herring Wines Live Music

 NEED SOMEWHERE TO REST YOUR HEAD?

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.