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.



      1st August to 31st August: SALA Festival

      When? Throughout August
      Location: Various locations around the City of Holdfast Bay

      Details: As part of the SALA Festival, get out and about during August and check out the artworks by emerging and professional artists in local galleries, businesses, shops and public spaces. See more at:

      9th August to 1st November: Corporate Cup

      When? 6:30am to 2pm
      Location: Somerton Surf Life Saving Club
      Contact: Enventive Inc, Neil Warren, email:

      Details: The Corporate Cup is designed for people of all ages to improve their fitness over a period of 16 weeks. Operating once a fortnight, participants choose to walk or run a 2.25km or 4.5km course along the Esplanade footpath.

      21st August: Brighton Arts Market

      When? 10am to 3pm
      Location: Twining's Lane, Brighton SA 5048

      Details: Twining’s Lane at Brighton will be transformed into the BAM Arts Market as part of the SALA celebrations. Featuring bustling art and design market stalls, live music and interactive arts activities.

      21st August: The Bloody Long Walk

      When? 7am to 5pm
      Location: Starts at Carrick Hill, finishes at Glenelg Foreshore Reserve
      Contact: Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, email:, Work: (02) 9521 8269

      Details: The Bloody Long Walk is a 35 km challenge starting in Carrick Hill taking our participants through Adelaide City / Botanic Gardens and past the Zoo to River Torrens. From there, they head towards the coast and conclude their bloody long walk in Glenelg. This is a charity event with a focus on raising much needed funds for Mitochondrial Disease. It is a little known disease but can be fatal and there is no cure.
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      28th August: Cold Plunge for Those In Need

      When? 11am to 2pm
      Location: In front of Glenelg Surf Life saving club

      Details: The Cold Plunge for those in need is an opportunity for all members of the public to assist in raising funds to support Uniting Care Glenelg and St Vincent de Paul Society help those less fortunate people in our community. People can assist by registering to take a cold plunge in the sea, sponsor someone who has registered or simply come to the event with family or friends and enjoy a fun morning of activities and food.


      4th September: West End Slowdown

      When? 11am to 3:30pm
      Location: Gliderol Stadium, Glenelg

      Details: West End Slowdown is back again in 2016, but with a twist! This year, we have Tony Modra's SA Legends V Andrew McLeod's Indigenous All Stars in what will surely be a nail biter! Gates open at 11am, Sunday, September 4, at Gliderol Stadium, Glenelg! Treat dad to a day at the footy this Fathers Day! There will be plenty of kids entertainment, kick n' catch on the oval, and of course, an all star line up of past legends of the game!

      18th September: Sunday Mail City to Bay Fun Run

      When? From 8am
      Location: Starts at various locations, finishes at Wigley Reserve

      Details: Entries are now open for the ever-popular fun run. There are options of 3, 6 or 12km run or walk from Adelaide to Glenelg.

      22nd September: Green Living Gardening 101 Workshop

      When? 6:30 - 8pm
      Location: Holdfast Bay Community Centre, 51 King George Ave, Hove SA 5048

      Details: Come and learn how to make the most of small spaces when designing a garden. Gardening 101 kits will be available on the night for just $10 (worth $30) to Holdfast Bay resident. Bookings are essential by phoning 8229 9999 or emailing