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.


      Ongoing: 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.


      25th September: InterActive at the Bay

      When? Starts at 10:30am
      Location: Brian Nadilo Reserve, Glenelg
      Details: Families and individuals of all ages, cultures and abilities are invited to take part in an interactive walk commencing at 10:30am at the Brian Nadilo Reserve (behind the Beach House). The loop walk of approximately 3km takes in sights along the foreshore of Holdfast Bay, finishing back at the reserve where families can enjoy a picnic and a play on the lawns. For those who would like to take part, a quiz will be available to add an additional element of interest.


      4th October: Play at the Bay School Holiday Program

      When? 4th October - 14th October, various times
      Location: Various locations
      Details: More information available at:

      9th October: Triumph Owners Static Display Day

      When? 9th October, time N/A
      Location: Wigley Reserve, Glenelg
      Details: There will be up to 70 Historic Vehicles set out on Wigley Reserve as a static display. Public are welcome to view the cars and speak with club members about the cars and the club in general. This is an annual event which allows all members to interact with each other and the public. The cars are judged by members of the club on the day and this inspection provides specific category winners for club trophies. There will be a vendor on site who will be selling limited food and coffee. For more information:

      16th October: Shannons Insurance Take Your Tops Off Car Show

      When? 16th October, time N/A
      Location: Wigley Reserve, Glenelg
      Details: Shannons are urging motoring enthusiasts around Australia to 'Take their Tops Off' to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research. Convertible motor vehicles will be on display ranging in age from early 1900s Veteran and Vintage, classics, modern day prestige and exotic vehicles such as Ferrari, Porsche, Maserati and Rolls Royce. The public are encouraged to buy pink ribbons to place in front of the vehicles for judging and best presented vehicle on the day.

      18th October: Living Smarts 7 week course

      When? 6:45 - 9pm
      Location: Glenelg Community Centre, 4 Colley Terrace, Glenelg
      Details: Would you like to: • Meet more people ? • Learn how to grow your own food ? • Reduce waste, power and water bill ? • Live a healthy lifestyle ? • Grow a native garden? JOIN the Spring 2016 Living Smart Course!! Living Smart is a 7 week course (plus additional field trip) that will inspire you to make sustainable changes in your own home with your family. Throughout the course you will meet inspirational guest speakers who will share their living smart journey. The course is designed with the needs of participants in mind and includes the following topics: • Waste • Living Simply • Power • Water • Gardening • And more! The 7 week course costs $60 per person ($30 for concession) and will be held at the Glenelg Community Centre. For more information or to register your interest, contact City of Holdfast bay on phone 8229 9999 or email This course is open to anyone but priority will be given to Holdfast Bay and City of Marion residents.

      22nd October: Adelaide Fashion Festival at the Bay

      When? There will be 3 events on the day, at various times and locations.
      Location: Marina Pier, Moseley Square, Bay Discovery Centre (Moseley Square)
      Details: PARI collection - Runway Marina Pier
      Glenelg will once again play host to a unique and unforgettable runway experience. Join us on the Marina Pier to discover the latest collection of our local and very successful designer Pari, which features a unique blend of designer dresses, beautiful jewellery, accessories and cultural pieces. Come along for pre-show drinks at the Marina Pier from 2pm.
      Where: The Marina, Glenelg
      When: 2.30pm
      Cost: $30 + booking fee
      Bookings are essential. Tickets available at:

      Lex-the-Label Collection - Street and Skate Runway - Moseley Square
      This is a unique chance to discover the work of a local emerging designer, Lex the Label. Her sophisticated yet simplistic style will be celebrated through an amazing combination of creative and performing arts, as well as skate demonstrations. Street and Skate Runway is a fantastic way for anyone to infiltrate the fashion world.
      Where: Moseley Square, Glenelg
      When: 6.00pm
      Cost: Free

      Violet Rowe: A life of Fashion
      Got a passion for vintage fashion? Violet Rowe started collecting fashion in 1957, and has opened her wardrobe door to her trove of treasures. Explore an extraordinary collection of unique accessories and rare garments in the gallery and gorgeous vintage bathing suits on the mezzanine floor. Don't miss this fantastic exhibition.
      Where: Bay Discovery Centre (Moseley Square, Glenelg)
      When: from Friday 23 September to Sunday 27 November, from 10am to 4pm
      Cost: Free

      23rd October: All French Car Day

      When? 9am to 4pm
      Location: Wigley Reserve, Glenelg
      Details: A static vehicle display of approximately 50 vehicles dating from early 1900 till today. members of the public will have access to the display for no charge.

      30th October: Sprite Club Vehicle Display Day

      When? 30th October, time N/A
      Location: Wigley Reserve, Glenelg
      Details: Approximately 60 - 70 Vehicles will be lined up in rows for a static display in Wigley Reserve. Once vehicles are in position they will remain in that position until end of display period. Free admission.

      30th October: Trail Blazer by the Sea

      When? 7am to 5pm
      Location: Semaphore to Hallett Cove coastal footpaths
      Details: South Australia's Iconic Fun Run, Walk or stroll along our great metro coast and beaches. Our 8km, 14km, 29km or 50km distances suit a range of abilities. Run by the Rotary Club of Adelaide in conjunction with Surf Lifesaving South Australia this event links surf lifesaving clubs from Semaphore to Hallett Cove. Entry fees range from $30 for the 8km walk to $80 for the 50km run. Have healthy fun and help raise funds to help change peoples lives here and overseas.


      6th November: Free Concert of the Band of the South Australian Police

      When? 2pm - 4pm
      Location: Rotunda- Colley Reserve, Glenelg
      Details: Free Concert. Bring a chair or a rug and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of fine music.
      Contact: Band of the South Australian Police, David Gardiner,, Mobile: 0412 624 395.

      6th November: Falcon GT Club Display Day

      When? 10am - 4pm
      Location: Wigley Reserve, Glenelg
      Details: GT Falcon Club Display Day 2016 offers you a unique chance to have a look at some of the best South Australian original GT Falcons and restored cars (from 1967).

      13th November: Porsche Club Show and Shine

      When? 10am - 3pm
      Location: Wigley Reserve
      Details: Annual Show and Shine event for Porsche motor vehicles. Free public event.
      Contact: Porsche Club of South Australia, James Law,, Email:, Mobile: 0416 044 051.

      17th November: Green Living Simple Living Workshop

      When? 6:30 - 8pm
      Location: Brighton Community Centre, 376 Brighton Road, Brighton SA 5048
      Details: Come learn how to reduce your environmental footprint through living a simpler lifestyle. $30 Metro cards will be available for just $10 on the night to residents and after from Brighton Civic Centre. Bookings are essential by phoning 8229 9999 or emailing

      20th November: Glenelg Christmas Pageant

      When? Pre-pageant entertainment begins at 9:30am, main event starts at 10:30am
      Location: Jetty Road, Glenelg
      Details: The 2016 Glenelg Christmas Pageant will be held on Sunday 20 November.
      There will be plenty of marching bands, dancers, clowns, singing groups and more. Make sure you get here early to secure your spot along the blue honour line and are ready to welcome Santa to the Bay. The Pageant will travel along Jetty Road, Glenelg from Rose Street into Colley Terrace with pre-pageant entertainment starting from 9.30am and the main event from 10.30am. Following the pageant join us in Moseley Square for more entertainment and your chance to meet the man himself, Santa!
      Road closures will be in place from Sunday 20 November 2016 between the hours of 6am and 2pm. Further information will be available closer to the event. See more at:

      27th November: All Euro Day

      When? 9am - 3pm
      Location: Wigley Reserve, Glenelg
      Details: Come see some of Europe's finest classic and exotic cars on display at All Euro Day. Entry is free for spectators, although a gold coin donation to charity would be appreciated on the day.