Planning an Event

Our City is recognised for its vibrant community spirit, quality lifestyle choices, diversity, business strength and innovative leadership.
Many of our residents are energetic participants in social and recreational activities and enjoy being active and involved in our community.
Attraction and facilitation of community events are primary goals for the City of Unley, with place making and cultural and artistic diversity being strategic objectives within our Community Plan 2033 and our 4 Year Plan.
Council also has a Community Event Sponsorship Program that provides financial support for events and festivals. As such, we encourage and support community groups to hold their own events within the City, helping to grow the diverse range of events on offer to our residents and visitors.

Double Shot Coffee Fiesta

Friends drinking coffee at Fiesta

10am – 4pm
Sunday 4 November 2018

Unley Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Unley Road, Unley

The Double Shot Coffee Fiesta is a free community event, offering free coffee tastings, gourmet food, local musicians and entertainment in a fun, family friendly atmosphere.
Unley is home to some of Adelaide’s finest coffee houses, talented baristas and foodies who are all very excited to share their passion for all things coffee. The event will celebrate the universal love of coffee with food, entertainment and blends from all over the world.
Expect amazing music, gorgeous spots to relax, learn about the ‘seed to cup’ journey, or just indulge in the coffee and gourmet delights.

For the latest event news, follow the Double Shot Coffee Fiesta Facebook and Instagram pages.

Zest Fest 2018

 Zest Fest Icon

ZestFest is a unique South Australian festival – a chance to turn stereotypes of what it means to be older on their head.
The City of Unley is celebrating Zest Fest 2018 with a series of events during October. Select from a free movie screening, Come and Try Zumba and Yoga, a traditional weaving workshop and more. Please book your spot today as places will fill quickly.
  • I'm not as old as I used to be | Wednesday 3 October

    10.30 – 11.30am
    Unley Town Hall, Oxford Terrace, Unley

    In partnership with The Exchange - an initiative of ACH Group - I'm not as old as I used to be: Getting older, can I change my mind.
    Can you really change thought patterns of a lifetime? This session will help build positivity and resilience into your life. Your thoughts will be challenged and you'll take some practice exercises away with you as well. Disability access available.
    Cost: Gold coin on entry
    How to book: Phone 8372 5100 or book online

  • Over 50s Come and Try Zumba and Yoga at the Roxy | Friday 12 October

    10am – 12noon
    Roxy Centre, 1/80 Anzac Hghway, Everard Park

    A one hour come and try workshop combining 3 x 20 minute sessions designed to promote daily activity and movements. The session will finish with a morning tea and discussion.
    $3 return community bus transport available to City of Unley residents, book transport by phoning 8372 5111. Disability access available.
    Cost: Free
    How to book: Phone the Roxy Centre on 0474 873 287.

  • Craft Corner Workshop - Making Fascinators | Tuesday 16 October

    12.30 – 3.30pm
    Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur Street, Unley

    Stand out in your own unique headpiece this Melbourne Cup race day. Think outside the square and have fun sticking, glueing and tizzying! Disability access available. Places are limited.
    Cost: Free
    How to book: Phone 8372 5128.

  • Free Movie Screening | Wednesday 17 October | SOLD OUT

    PLEASE NOTE: This event has reached capacity and registration is now closed.

    2pm arrival for 2.30pm start
    Capri Theatre, 141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood

    To celebrate Zest Fest 2018, join the City of Unley for a free screening of Ladies in Black (PG) and the launch of the second Unley Legends series.

    Cost: Free

  • Traditional Weaving with the Southern Elders Weaving Group | Thursday 18 October

    2.30 – 4.30pm
    Goodwood Library, 101 Goodwood Road, Goodwood

    Be part of ZestFest and learn traditional techniques of weaving. You will learn about the Aboriginal culture while creating baskets or woven objects with rafia. Drop in or stay for the whole session. Disability access available.
    Cost: Free
    How to book: Phone 8372 5100 or book online.

  • Managing your Digital Identity | Wednesday 24 October

    10.30am – 12 noon
    Unley Town Hall, Oxford Terrace, Unley

    Ever wondered what happens to all the personal information you enter online or how you can control the way this information is used. Learn how to protect your online identity. Disability access available.
    Cost: Gold coin on entry
    How to book: Phone 8372 5100 or book online.

Unley Gourmet Gala

The Unley Gourmet Gala will return to King William Road, Hyde Park, from 5pm on Thursday 17 January 2019. One of Adelaide’s most prestigious outdoor gourmet food and wine events, the Gala will be held on the eve of the Santos Tour Down Under Stage 4 Start.

Save the date and watch this space for more details on your favourite street party.

For regular updates, please follow the Unley Gourmet Gala Facebook page.

Santos Tour Down Under Stage 4 Start

On Friday 18 January 2019, the Stage 4 of the Santos Tour Down Under will start at 11am on King William Road near Boffa Street.

The cyclists will head south along King William Road, through the Adelaide Hills toward the finish line in Campbelltown.
With race activities from 9.30am, we invite you to come along with family and friends and enjoy the excitement of world-class cycling.

For more details on Stage 4, visit the Santos Tour Down Under Official Website.

School Holiday Program


Our October 2018 School Holiday program is out! Download the brochure below for all events. For Unley Libraries and Museum events, you can phone or book online.

What's On

For regular library programs and activities, including Storytime and Babytime, visit the Library events page.

For regular community centre activities and programs visit the Community Centres page.