One of Port Adelaide’s most successful events returns in 2018. Winterfest will again be offering everyone a chance to skate on the ice and enjoy an abundance of fun winter activities, food, market stalls and entertainment.
Last year, over 57,000 people attended the inaugural 10-day event with a northern European theme, held in the heart of the Port at Hart’s Mill. This year’s Winterfest will be bigger and better, thanks to the overwhelmingly positive response from the community and local businesses in 2017. This year’s Winterfest 2018 has been expanded to 17 days to include all weekends in the July 2018 school holidays. Organisers are hoping to draw even more families, the young and the young at heart from the Port Adelaide area and beyond.
See our pics from last year’s Winterfest here:
A waterfront ice rink will again be the centrepiece of Winterfest, offering the chance for everyone to pull on some skates or watch accomplished skaters make it look easy.
Other returning attractions will include workshops, children’s activities, food trucks, bars, market stalls, roving performers and free parking.
Once again the Winter enchantment will be in abundance with crackling open fires, twinkling lights, an alpine style bar and a bonfire singalong.
The Winterfest activities and entertainment line-up will be expanded this year, with crafts for children and adults during the day in a new pop-up venue, the ‘Ice Cube’, to be constructed near the historic Flour Shed building. By evening, the Ice Cube will become the coolest place to be for comedy, cabaret and live music.
Peter Combe will be performing as part of Winterfest on 21 July, singing a selection of his classic songs as well as some from his fantastic new album Live It Up. Find out more and get tickets HERE.
Another new addition in 2018 will be ‘Short Days, Long Lunches’, which will give local chefs the chance to showcase their talents with three-course meals and matched wines. You can also check out ‘Taste of Winter’, with South Australian brewers, distillers and winemakers offering tastings of their winter style beverages.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Our Port website
What: Winterfest 2018
When: Friday 6 July – Sunday 22 July 2018
Where: Hart’s Mill Precinct | Mundy Street, Port Adelaide
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
Image Source: Our Port Facebook – Photos from last year’s Winterfest by Play & Go
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