Events in Glenelg

    Glenelg's main attraction is the Temptation Sailing Dolphin Swim or Watch cruises, which depart from Marina Pier, Holdfast Shores (at the end of Anzac Highway). Come aboard & experience wild bottle nose Dolphins in their element! Temptation Sailing is also available for private functions & offers 1.5hr coastal cruises.
    Book direct 0412 811 838 or at the Glenelg Visitor Information Centre.



      26th June: Sea Shepherd Glenelg Beach Clean

      When? 10:30am to 12:30pm
      Location: Glenelg Beach
      Contact: Hayley Clark, Email:, Mobile: 0420 389 565

      Details: No fees - free event. Everyone welcome to clean rubbish off the beach. Please bring gloves, tongs and buckets to clean the beach.

      29th June: Mud Fest

      When? 10:00am to 1:00pm
      Location: Kibby Reserve, Cnr of Kibby Avenue and Alison Street

      Details: Come and join in a great morning of muddy fun to celebrate International Mud Day 2016. You will be able to create some mud art, do some mud sculpting, build a mud city and cook up a storm in the mud kitchen!

      26th June to 2nd July: SA and NT Morsecodians Society

      When? 10am to 4pm
      Location: Mezzanine Gallery, Bay Discovery Centre, Moseley Square, Glenelg

      Details: Send a historic social telegram free to your loved ones or friends across Australia. Your telegram will be sent by Morse code signals over the historic Overland Telegraph route by the skilled telegraphists of a bygone era.


      2nd July to 31st July: Winter Wonderland

      When? 9:00am to 7:30pm (Sunday toThursday), 9:00am to 9:00pm (Friday and Saturday)
      Location: Moseley Square
      Contact: City of Holdfast Bay, Email:, Phone: 8229 9999

      Details: For the month of July, Glenelg will turn into a Winter Wonderland with a huge 450sqm ice rink installed on Moseley Square. Come rain, hail or shine; morning, noon or night bring the family and skate by Adelaide’s favourite beach. Book here:

      1 hour skating sessions available at 9am, 10.30am, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm and 6.30pm. An additional 8pm skate session is available Friday and Saturday nights only.

      4th July: Library Digital Literacy Training

      When? 10am & 2pm
      Location: Glenelg Library, Brighton Library
      Contact: City of Holdfast Bay Library Service, Email:, Phone: 8179 9555 | 8229 9988 (Glenelg Library | Brighton Library)

      Details: Some wonderful free online resource training sessions will be held at the Glenelg and Brighton Libraries. The Library maintains a varied and interesting collection of electronic resources. These include eBooks, eAudio books, digital magazines, digital comics, movies and more. All are completely free for you to use. Come along and find out about our great collection of electronic resources and how to access them. Each session will run for an hour. Bookings are essential and places are limited. For more information:

      11th July to 22nd July: Winter School Holiday fun

      When? Various times
      Location: Various locations around Holdfast Bay
      Contact: N/A, check City of Holdfast Bay website closer to the date

      Details: Cold rainy weather and cooped-up kids? Not if you book into our fantastic free and low cost school holiday activities! Your kids could be cooking, learning circus skills, painting, singing, dancing, skating, playing netball or solving a mystery. Bookings are open from Monday 20 June 2016. Save the Dates: Erin Bell Netball Clinics- Monday 11 and Wednesday 13, Clay Workshops- Monday 11 and Thursday 21, Healthy Habits Cooking Classes- Wednesday 13, Winter Wellies- Thursday 14, Help Paint History- Monday 18, Circus Workshops- Tuesday 19, Hollywood Scandal Murder Mystery Event- Wednesday 20, Explore Your Local Community Centre- Friday 22, Youth Night at Winter Wonderland- Friday 22.

      13th July: Mental Health First Aid Course

      When? 9am to 4:30pm
      Location: 51 King George Avenue, Hove
      Contact: Rosie Bartlett, Phone: 8229 9963, Email:

      Details: The Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults how to provide recognise common mental illnesses and provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. This course is designed for anyone 18 years and over, however preference will be given to Holdfast Bay residents. To register or for further information, contact Rosie Bartlett (details above)

      21st July: Green Living Native Animals Workshop

      When? 6:30pm to 8pm
      Location: Glenelg Community Centre, Colley Terrace

      Details: Animals Anonymous will be bringing 12 native animals for a meet and greet. Come and hear about our amazing scaly, furry and feathery wildlife and what we can do to protect them.