Summer fun in Adelaide

Last updated 31 Jan, 2024

With long days and balmy evenings, summer is the time to seize the day. Whether you’re in the city for an afternoon or a few days, if you're searching for things to see and do or eat and drink, you'll find it all at your fingertips with our Summer Guide.

Season highlights

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Summer in Adelaide is packed with season highlights including internationally renowned events and activities.

Sports: See the world’s best compete in tennis, cycling and motorsport at Adelaide International, Santos Tour Down Under and Adelaide 500.

Arts: Stop. Explore. Celebrate internationally acclaimed and world-class creative skill, imagination and expression at the Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art.

Culture: Adelaide is a multicultural city that celebrates diversity and inclusion as our way of life. Enjoy festivities at Australia Day in the City and Chinatown Lunar New Year Street Party.

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Create your own Adelaide summer itinerary

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Want to see Adelaide on your terms? Follow one of four self-guided arts and culture trails, explore the Adelaide Park Lands, see street sculptures on your bike or create your own itinerary with a list of Adelaide’s top ten sights and activities.

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Where to eat and drink in Adelaide

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Hungry for a good feed? Eat and drink like a local to enjoy the city you’re in. Tuck in at some of the best brunch spots and favourite restaurants in Adelaide.

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