Bus it to Adelaide’s
Top 4 Summer Events in 2019

Slap on some SPF, grab your mates and get ready to experience some home-grown Australian summer excitement in Adelaide.

If you and your mates have never experienced summertime in Adelaide, you are missing out on some of this great nation’s most unique and culturally rich experiences. Every summer, this cultural hub combines South Australia’s love of exceptional food, wine, beer and art with world-class entertainment events.

Bus it to Adelaide this Summer

During the summer, Adelaide is brimming with public events and activities that make the season all the more special. And the majority of these events are held within the city limits, with some exceptions reaching into surrounding suburbs, you and your group are likely to find that hiring a bus or minibus is one of the easiest and affordable ways to enjoy the festivities together.

Whether you love music, food and drink, shopping or anything in between – we believe we have found something to entertain everyone in your group with our top 4 summer events in Adelaide.

If you and your mates have never experienced Summertime in Adelaide, you are missing out on some of this great nation’s most unique and culturally rich experiences.

adelaide fireworks event

This festival has been providing world-class entertainment to hundreds of thousands of people every summer for 58 amazing years, bringing with it 31 magical days of artistic talent from across the country and the globe for everyone to enjoy.

Adelaide fringe festival by bus charter

1. Adelaide Fringe Festival 2019

Feb 15th – March 17th 2019

The Adelaide Fringe Festival is currently the largest Arts festival in Australia and the second largest Fringe Festival on the planet!

This festival has been providing world-class entertainment to hundreds of thousands of people every summer for 58 amazing years, bringing with it 31 magical days of artistic talent from across the country and the globe for everyone to enjoy. Venues big and small, both permanent and pop-up, will house thousands of artists from all walks of life and with unique and interesting talents.

So round up your mates and hire a bus charter so you can hit all the venues of Fringe Fest without worrying about directions, finding parking or designated drivers. A bus hire company can arrange for as many pickups and drop-offs as you require with zero hassle.

Some of this year’s biggest features are:

  1. Circus Acts: Cirque Alfonse’s Barbu (featuring impressive feats performed by a troupe of hairy Canadian acrobats) and Cirque Africa (under the big top in Hindmarsh Square).
  2. Theatre: British playwright Henry Naylor’s new work ‘Games’ (about a Jewish fencer selected for the Nazis’ Olympic team).
  3. Music: Performances by The Choir of Man (who cleverly combines foot-stomping choreography with live music) and the award-winning vibraphone virtuoso Nick Parnell.

There is something for everyone at Adelaide Fringe!

Live performances by talented artists from around the world are held at the Adelaide Fringe Fest every year.

2. The Superloop Adelaide 500

Feb 28th – March 3rd 2019

Are you ready for some high-speed, adrenaline-fueled entertainment? Every summer Adelaide is taken hold by The Superloop, the largest domestic motorsport event in Australia that showcases the very best of the motorsport world. The 4-day action-packed event is centred around the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, followed by six support racing categories.

Here you’ll experience the thrill of rumbling seats and roaring engines as some of the fastest supercars in the world whiz by you, again and again, leaving you and your travel companions in awe.

very summer Adelaide is taken hold by The Superloop, the largest domestic motorsport event in Australia that showcases the very best of the motorsport world.

bus it to the adelaide superloop 500

And don’t worry if you’re not the biggest racing fan, you’ll be pleased to discover a variety of non-racing activities available at The Superloop such as live concert performances, amusement park rides, face-painting and family fun zones.

adeliade superloop 500 crowd in stands

And don’t worry if you’re not the biggest racing fan, you’ll be pleased to discover a variety of non-racing activities available at The Superloop such as live concert performances, amusement park rides, face-painting and family fun zones.

Due to the popularity of this event, travelling to and from the venue can take a lot of pre-planning as you will be competing with many other excited race enthusiasts in traffic. If you’re travelling in a group, consider hiring a bus charter company as they will know all the best routes during the 4-day excitement.

During the weekend, more than 20 wineries will be holding wine tastings and providing guests with regionally inspired gourmet feasts.

wine and food in clare valley

3. Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend

May 17th – 20th 2019

Round up your foodie and wine-lover friends, because you won’t want to miss out on the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend this summer. This summer tradition was the very first food and wine event in Australia and after 35 years it still takes place in the premier wine region of Clare Valley, located just north of Adelaide. This region is world-famous for its traditional riesling wineries set against a breathtakingly beautiful country landscape.

During the weekend, more than 20 wineries will be holding wine tastings and providing guests with regionally inspired gourmet feasts.

The easiest way to explore the valley during the Gourmet Weekend is to travel by private bus. Travelling privately allows everyone in the group to enjoy the wine tasting without worrying about designated drivers or directions as you travel between so many locations.

4. Cambletown Moonlight Markets

1st Friday of February and March

Do you find you struggle to beat the Summer heat? Then we have the event for you. On the first Friday of February and March, when the sun starts to set and air begins to cool, Adelaide’s beautiful Thorton Park in Cambletown is brought to life with over 100 artisan market stalls, 15 food vendors, craft workshops, performances and children’s activities.

Dubbed the ‘Moonlight Markets’, this culturally rich marketplace and entertainment venue draws visitors from across the city and surrounding suburbs to explore the unique handcrafted wares, thrilling performances and culinary masterpieces curated by local entrepreneurs.

We believe the markets are worth more than one visit as the stalls and vendors are always changing – you’ll never have the same experience twice and you’ll never know what gems you may find!

We believe the markets are worth more than one visit as the stalls and vendors are always changing – you’ll never have the same experience twice.

bus it to Adelaide's moonlight markets

Summertime in Adelaide with TNA Bus Hire

Contact the friendly and highly knowledgeable team at TNA Bus Hire today to organise a private bus charter tailored to your Adelaide summer travel itinerary. By travelling with TNA, you’ll experience Adelaide in the most comfortable, convenient and cost effective manner.

Exploring the greater Adelaide region by private bus charter allows you to relax and enjoy the experience even more. Simply put your feet up, enjoy the scenery and let your driver deliver you to the start of your adventure.

Looking to plan a Adelaide Day Trip?

TNA Bus Hire will help you find the right vehicle at the right price.

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