NEW! Festival of the Hills

Come and celebrate the delights of the Adelaide Hills this Fringe season. 

We are pleased to announce the Festival of the Hills: a weekend of fun, free, family-friendly events that celebrate and connect our communities. Check out the details, grab some buddies, and help us support our performers, artists, community groups, and local businesses.

It's the Fringe done Hills-style.

Stirling Fringe
Photographer: Darren Clements

Friday 19 February
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Stirling Lawn

Cost: Free - Register now at FringeTix.

A free evening of family entertainment featuring local artists and Fringe favourites that is bound to be popular - you'd better get in quick! As we know from the Stirling Fringe, it's cooler in the Hills on a balmy summer night, so why not head to the Stirling Lawn for delicious food, live music, fabulous performances, and activities to keep the kids happy from 6:00pm – 10:00pm.

Runebilly Rattle
Photographer: Claudio Raschella

Saturday 20 February
1:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Street, Lobethal

Presented by Adelaide Guitar Festival and Fabrik Arts + Heritage

Cost: Free - no tickets required. Venue capacities vary.

Let the strum of strings guide you to the delights of historic Lobethal as Adelaide Guitar Festival takes over Main Street in an afternoon of live music. A curated selection of talented guitarists will perform in various venues throughout the day, culminating in an evening concert on Fabrik's Mill Square. This family-friendly event is free and offers an ideal chance to support local businesses.

View the event poster and line up.

Full map to be released shortly.

Supported by Country SA PHN and helping the Adelaide Hills bushfire recovery.

Walking the Amy Gillett Bikeway
Photographer: Darren Clements

Sunday 21 February
Amy Gillett Bikeway, Oakbank to Mount Torrens
10:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: Free - no tickets required.

Discover the Amy Gillett Bikeway like you've never seen it before, with an array of pop-up food, music, art, and performance options from Oakbank, to Woodside, to Charleston! Whether on wheels or by foot, the Bikeway is a perfect recreation trail, with up to 15km of flat, bitumised surface leading through picturesque towns, past iconic hills businesses and thriving wineries.

This trail is one of the Hills' real gems but you don't have to do it all - why not pick your preferred sections and tie in local towns and businesses for a cruisy day celebrating all the Hills have to offer.

Full map of activities released January 2021.

Our Strategic Plan in action

Council's Strategic Plan sets out our key areas of focus for the next four years. It is sorted into the goals of Built Environment, Community Wellbeing, Economy, Natural Environment, and Organisation. You can see our Strategic Plan in action all over the district and the Festival of the Hills is an example of our commitment to Community Wellbeing.

Community Wellbeing
Priority C6.2Develop, support or bring events to our district that have social, cultural, environmental or economic benefits.
Priority C6.3 - Recognise, encourage and support artists, emerging artists, writers and performers through promotion of the Arts and supporting opportunities to exhibit and perform.

Council acknowledges that we conduct our business on the traditional lands and waters of the Peramangk and Kaurna people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging as the Custodians of this ancient and beautiful land.
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