Encore Winter Activation Series | McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast region | 1 Jun – 31 Aug 2024

Fire up with Encore’s program of great winter entertainment!

No need for winter blues! Onkaparinga’s Encore program promises fabulous, fired-up entertainment this winter right across the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast region.

Warm up with fire pits, live music, art classes, epicurean adventures, fine wine, sustainable shopping, and – yes – Christmas in July.

And keep an eye out for what’s happening during August when the world-class Fleurieu Food Festival gets under way.

Whether you’re a local, new in town or just visiting, Encore will turn winter blues into seasonal delights.

What’s On:


Southern Fringes

Immerse yourself in the arts this winter with Southern Fringes at Luminous Laneway to experience markets and live entertainment. Or head under the Tipi for cabaret acts, stand-up comedy and other performances.

6 July 2024 – Luminous Laneway | 20 July 2024 – the Tipi | Kick Back Brewing | 11 Old Coach Road, Aldinga


Winter Solstice

Light up your world in Christies Beach this winter with Encore’s Winter Solstice. Enjoy a myriad of light displays in shopfronts and experience the variety of special events including group art, yoga classes, solstice festivities, raffles and more. Embrace the magic of winter and visit Christies.

14 – 30 June 2024 | Beach Road, Christies Beach

Christmas in July in Christies

Celebrate Christmas in July in Christies Beach as local businesses get in the festive spirit and offer free family events throughout July.

12 – 28 July 2024 | Christies Beach



Paint and High Tea at Maison de Moon

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

14 July, 4 and 18 August 2024 | Maison de Moon, 98 Turners Gully Road



Fleurieu Food Festival

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.

Various locations (program to be launched soon) | 1–31 August 2024



Recycle Rumble

Love shopping and love recycled and pre-loved goods? Enjoy a fabulous sustainable shopping weekend with a Friday evening of music, wine, food and pre-loved garments followed by a full weekend of shopping for treasures.

28 – 30 June, 26 – 28 July 2024 | Good Bank Gallery, 141 Main Road, McLaren Vale 

Christmas in July in the Vale

Experience Christmas in July in the heated courtyard of the charming Old Barn building. Enjoy movies and popcorn, DIY crafts, floristry, wreath and dough making, and private igloos. Each day offers a different experience for you and the family.

16 – 21 July 2024 | Heritage. by SA on Main, 252 Main Road, McLaren Vale



Varney Wines and Giro di Pasta

Savour a series of Italian-style pasta luncheons by Silver Sand Beach Club, paired with award-winning Varney Wines. Guests will meet winemaker Alan Varney and hear his stories on winemaking philosophy.

 7 July, 25 August, 22 September 2024 | Varney Wines, 62 Victor Harbor Road, Old Noarlunga



 Porties Back Then

Step back in time and explore the rich history of Port Noarlunga through a unique, pre-1950 photo exhibit at mouth-watering venues The Flour Store and Mamma Carmela.

15, 16, 23, 30 June and 7, 14 July 2024 | The Flour Store and Mamma Carmela, Saltfleet Street, Port Noarlunga


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Berg’s Backyard Sessions

Experience delicious food by Little Acre Foods and other local food producers, cocktails by Tiny Friday, local wine, beer, live music and ocean views. Keep cosy by the fire pits or slip into the heated marquee.

1–2 June, 6–7 July, 3–4 August, 31 August – 1 September 2024 | Berg Herring Wines, Lot 21 Sellicks Beach Road, Sellicks Beach


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast website

What:     Encore Winter Activation Series

When:    1 June – 31 August 2024 | (check individual events)

Where:   McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast regions

Who      Everyone

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