events in Willunga and district...
In chronological order...
Australia Day Breakfast... 26th January,
Old Court House
Grounds, High Street, Willunga
The McLaren Vale & District Rotary Club
with the assistance of the Onkaparinga City Council will again provide a free
breakfast at the old Court House grounds on Australia Day.
Please bring your own chairs.
Alan Bigg, President Rotary Club, 08 8557 7834,
0438 857 844.
Pancake Day Celebrations
in Willunga... 40 days before Easter
Tuesday... 7pm onwards...
The Bell Paddock, Willunga Uniting Church, cnr St Judes St &
St Andrews Tce, Willunga...
History... "Traditionally Shrove Tuesday is the last day to eat all the fat, eggs and dairy
products in your kitchen before the start of Lent - a time of abstinence and
reflection in the 40 days before Easter. The European custom of making
pancakes on Shrove Tuesday was one way to use up these 'luxury' items before
Lent. Over the centuries, Shrove Tuesday and pancakes became perfect partners."
(Taken from website listed below.)
Pancake stacks and refreshments will be available with a variety of toppings at
very reasonable prices.
Yummy toppings include maple syrup, cream, jam, ice cream, honey and lemon and sugar.
Tea and Coffee and Soft Drinks available.
Enjoy the facilities and grounds of the new Willunga Uniting Church Hall complex
now named "Bethany".
Help the disadvantaged...
a Uniting Care project to raise funds for the disadvantaged in our community.
In the past funds have gone towards buying washing machines and driers for emergency
housing in the South.
For more information on Pancake Day see
For Shrove Tuesday Dates...
Waldorf School Autumn Fair...
Saturday in March or April...
10.00am - 4.00pm
1 Jay Drive Willunga, Parking Available
The Waldorf School Fair is a wonderful community event, where families can
comfortably spend the whole day. Stalls offer local produce, books,
clothing, craft items and second hand clothes, as well as delicious and
nourishing hot food.
One of the classrooms functions as a coffee shop, and in one of the
Kindergartens there’s food especially for children, including freshly
squeezed apple juice. Live music fills the air – most provided by
parents and students of the school. Young children are well catered for,
with puppet shows, circus performances, lucky dips, pony rides and art
and craft activities. For older visitors, there are games and activities
organized by the high school students, such as archery and ‘dunk the
For those interested in the school’s curriculum and student outcomes, one
of the classrooms has a display of students’ work with teachers rostered
to answer visitors’ questions, and in another, short talks are offered
about different aspects of Waldorf Education.
See Calendar of Events Page for yearly dates
History Week in Willunga... late May
Each year Willunga National Trust celebrate this South Australian Event with
local displays etc
All of May, 2011.
asp Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally... end of May... 2 days
Based out of Penny's Hill Winery between McLaren Vale and Willunga, this rally
has become a respected fixture in the motor sport calendar with competitors all
over Australia participating. For information on competing, registration of
interest, deposit forms, and sponsorship opportunities visit...
STARS Winter Concerts... three for 2010
Southern Theatre and Arts Supporters, STARS in Willunga will present three
afternoon Winter Concerts this year.
The first will be A
Harp and Voice Recital by Emma Horwood, to be called "A Harpist's Garden"
Emma has performed solo many times at Waverley Homestead and then with a trio of
singers as well as with guitarist Aleksandr Tsiboulski last year. Back with her
harp this time, Emma will feature songs that are about a Harpists Garden. The
concert will be on Sunday June 27 at 2.30pm with tickets $25
including afternoon tea.
The second Winter Concert will
feature Limited Edition a wonderful group of friends who have been singing since
schooldays and they will present everything from opera to popular songs, with
some members of this vibrant group playing various instruments. The concert
will be our contribution to the Almond Blossom Festival as it falls on Sunday
July 25 at 2.30pm, $25.00 including afternoon tea.
The third on Sunday August 15 Aleksandr Tsiboulski and
Jacob Cordover will combine to present some magical Spanish guitar music. Since
visiting Waverley Homestead last year, Aleksandr has featured in many concerts
and has just released his CD that is played on ABC Classic FM at the moment.
Concert commences 2.30pm, $25.00 including afternoon tea.
We are very lucky
to have these three international performances available to the local community
and we urge you to book for all three concerts by calling 08 8323 8386 during
business hours. Spend a day overlooking the greens and enjoy the warmth and
hospitality that STARS offers you.
Contact: 08 8556 8386 in business hours.
Lions Club Swap Meet... August... 7am-12noon
Willunga Lions Reserve, Binney Rd, Willunga.
Automotive. No bookings required.
Inquiries: Graham 0412 578 188.
Performing Arts Festival... October
Community, Sustainability & Environment EXPO...
Choppers Australia Classic Bike & Car Display... November
Out the front of the Alma Hotel.
The Chopper's Australia Custom and Classic
Bike Show including trophies begins
at 9.30am Saturday morning with refreshments available at the Alma Hotel 15 metres away.
Besides eateries, providores, cellar doors, speciality shops, museum and galleries to explore, there
are the very popular 3 Markets... the Willunga Farmers, Quarry and Artisans
Markets, along with the CWA Teas, Cake & Craft, so there is plenty
for your family to enjoy.
Contact: Andrew Offe 08 8556 2554
Biennale... November... 2012, 2014, 2016
In locations across the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Australia's richest art prize for landscape
This is a time not to be missed... See the best in landscape paintings... on
display at local wineries. Choose your favourite painting & place your
Fly into Adelaide for a few days... Choose a quality Bed and Breakfast in Willunga...
Just 45 minutes from
the Adelaide International Airport... or the famous Ghan Train Terminal, or
Indian Pacific Train Terminal... and enjoy the Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale from South
Australia's second oldest town, historic Willunga...
"This is a major festival of visual arts comprising the
richest award for landscape painting in Australia, the 'Fleurieu Peninsula
Art Prize' of $50,000. It seems appropriate that the most significant
prize for landscape art in Australia be centred in the Fleurieu Peninsula,
a region which, with its striking vistas and extraordinary geological
formations has long been both a home and a source of inspiration for some
of Australia's most important landscape artists.
Aside of the Fleurieu Peninsula Art Prize, the Biennale includes The Art
of Food and Wine Prize, The Fleurieu Peninsula Vistas Prize, The Fleurieu
Peninsula Water Prize and The Fleurieu Peninsula Youth Scholarship."
Information copied from
Centred on the $50,000 Fleurieu Peninsula Art Prize... the
nation’s richest prize for Australian landscape painting... and four other art
prizes worth $10,000 each, all to be exhibited at selected wineries in McLaren
Vale, the Biennale is fast becoming recognised as Australia’s premier visual
For more details see
or phone 8323 7984.
Twilight Christmas Concert...
with the SA Police Band... December
Willunga Courthouse Grounds...
High St, Willunga...
Bring the whole family, deck chairs and
picnic rug... Join in with this exciting event of the year...
Barbeque... 5pm start...
Barbeque cooked by Tatachilla Lutheran School & soft drinks, followed by National Trust tea, coffee & homemade
cakes available for a small charge.
Family Concert... 6.30 to 8pm...
Join in with the carol singing & good cheer.
35 member South Australian Police Band...
and Father Christmas... will
surprise the young ones...
Willunga Neighbourhood Watch...
...hosts this enjoyable community event. Tell your
neighbours and friends.
If the weather is inclement, please move to the Willunga Recreation
Hall, Main Rd, Willunga...
No alcohol please.
Contact: Judy Dunn 08 8556 2163.
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