What’s On in Adelaide

Adelaide is known as the festival city for good reason – the city comes alive with annual events such as Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Fringe Festival, Festival of the Arts, OzAsia and many more. Adelaide also hosts annual sporting events, including Clipsal 500 and Tour Down Under. The iconic Adelaide Oval is host to both Adelaide AFL teams – Port Adelaide and Adelaide Crows. And for cricket fans, there are numerous matches for the Australia, Redbacks and Adelaide Strikers teams. Plus with famous wine regions on our doorstop, there are numerous wine tasting events throughout the year.

  • Christmas Events in Adelaide

    There are so many great events happening in and around Adelaide in the lead up to Christmas, so here's a handy guide of what's on to keep you busy every week until Christmas!

    And when you want to relax from the festivities, head to the Spice Market bar  - we are offering $10 premium gins for the grown-ups and FREE Christmas Activity packs for the kids to keep them entertained. Simply mention this post!


    16th Nov - Lighting of the Christmas Tree 

    It's officially the start of the festive season when the Victoria Square Christmas Tree is lit. There will be live music, carols, face painting and lots of kid’s activities from 5pm with the official lighting of the tree at 8.30pm


    06th - 24th Dec - Santa’s Wonderland

    Christmas comes alive at the Adelaide showgrounds. This is a great event for the kids and the ticket price includes rides, Christmas crafts, ice skating, stage shows and lots more.


    07th Dec - Carols by Candlelight

    SA’s largest Christmas concert returns to Elder Park. The day kicks off at 2pm with festive food, drinks and family fun activities. Pre show entertainment starts at 5pm and the concert commences at 8pm.


    13th Dec – 22nd Dec – Christmas Lights, Festive Nights

    10 evenings of festive entertainment in the lead up to Christmas  - face painting, crafts, live music, food trucks and the lighting of the X’mas tree 8.30pm daily. Plus a Santa’s sleigh you can sit in that’s made up of 130,000 Lego bricks


    13th – 15th Dec - Christkindlmarkt

    This European-style Christmas market based in the German town of Hahndorf will be a festive weekend filled with entertainment, stalls, food & much more.


    15th Dec – Twilight Christmas Carols

    This free community event is held at Morphettville Race Course with an orchestra performing favourites Christmas songs and entertainment for all the family


    Adelaide is named the 20 minute city for a great reason - it's accessibility to everything! All of these great festive events are on our doorstop.

    So why not drop by the Rockford during any of these events and you'll receive $10 premium gins for the grown-ups & a FREE Christmas activity pack for the kids - just mention this post!



    • $10 gins available from 4pm daily in Spice Market Lounge
    • Not valid with any other discounts

  • Happy Hour

    Happy Hour @ Spice Market Bar

    Monday - Fridays from 4m - 7pm - finish your working day with $6 drinks (tap beers, house wines and base spirits) & $10 pizza specials.

    Grab a bite to eat in the bar or enjoy a relaxed evening in the Spice Market restaurant