The Unley Gala is back in 2024!

Published on 01 November 2023


The Unley Gala is returning to King William Road in 2024 in a celebration of all things food, fashion, entertainment and cycling, on the evening of Saturday 20 January.

Presented by the City of Unley as part of the 2024 Santos Tour Down Under’s Festival of Cycling, the Unley Gala will bring an alfresco summer party atmosphere to Adelaide’s premier main street.

Set to attract tens of thousands of Adelaide residents and visitors, the event will feature an entertainment line-up for all ages, including live music and DJs, a dedicated kids activity zone, and an array of stallholders from some of the City of Unley’s best retailers, cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Mayor Michael Hewitson is thrilled the event is returning after a four-year break.

‘It’s fantastic that we can bring the community back together again for this event. The Unley Gala has a reputation for exceptional summertime fun and entertainment on King William Road and I look forward seeing that continue at the 2024 Gala’ he said.

‘In keeping with our twenty -year tradition of presenting this spectacular street party, the Unley Gala will have something for all ages, from stellar live music performances and fashion parades, to roving performers and children’s entertainment.’

‘The Unley Gala is synonymous with summer style and elegance and will showcase the best of our traders and hospitality operators. It will also deliver a significant boost to local businesses, with past events injecting nearly $1 million into our local economy.’

King William Road Traders Association chair Arthur Koufalas said the event was a popular drawcard for residents and visitors from near and far.

‘We’re delighted the Unley Gala is returning to King William Road to shine a light on the quality restaurants we have, while providing a chance for our fashion retailers to celebrate summer style’ Mr Koufalas said.  

The Unley Gala – previously known as the Unley Gourmet Gala – will be held from 5pm on Saturday 20 January between McGowan Avenue and the Park/Mitchell Street intersection.

The event is a prelude to the final stage of the Santos Tour Down Under, which will begin on King William Road at 11.10am on Sunday 21 January.

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