Events

Ignite Unley Free Outdoor Cinema

Ignite Unley Outdoor Cinema returns this summer. Prepare for a night of fantastic entertainment with live music, delicious food popcorn, coffee and more! Then settle in for a special movie screening at sunset.
 
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Ignite Unley Outdoor Cinema - The Greatest Showman
Friday 14 February
Commences 6pm, film screens at sunset.
Cnr Ferguson Ave & Fullarton Road, Myrtle Bank
 
Free Entry. Food refreshments and entertainment from 6pm.
 
Settle in with your loved one for a romantic night of fantastic entertainment with live music, delicious food from local businesses, popcorn, fairy floss and more!
 
Bring your own bean bag or low beach chair, limited seats provided. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
 
Alcohol available for purchase, No BYO permitted.

Upcoming Outdoor Cinema events

Details will be confirmed in the lead up to the events and published on this page.
  • Friday 28 February 2020 – Goodwood Road
  • Friday 20 March 2020 – Unley Road. 

Unley Gourmet Gala

 Live Performers Singing on Fashion Stage

5 - 10.30pm
Wednesday 22 January 2020
King William Road, Hyde Park

One of Adelaide’s most prestigious outdoor gourmet food and wine events, the Unley Gourmet Gala will return to King William Road on Wednesday 22 January 2020.

The Gala will be held on the eve of the Santos Tour Down Under Subaru Stage 3 Start.

The Gala will host around 40 pop-up stalls, where attendees can enjoy some of the finest local food and wine Adelaide has to offer, including well-loved Unley eateries Viet Shack, Quetzalcoatl Mexican, Antica Pizzeria, JoyBird, Plant B Life and The Local Wine Co.
 
5Nines Distilling will set up a classy Gin Bar alongside the piano stage on Opey Avenue, where local singer and pianist Becky Blake will be belting out big diva classics during the evening.
 
An array of musical talent, such as visual artist and DJ Ruby Chew, will take to the stage with retro-style hits, as well as Gospo Collective with their new show ‘Jukebox Chorus – The Ultimate Australian Playlist.’
 
By popular demand, the Australian Migrant Resource Centre returns to showcase performers such as Santo Shi and Sun of Africa. Audiences will experience a cultural melting pot of world music, international dance acts and high-energy acrobatics.
 
Fashion parades will highlight some of King William Road’s most loved boutique traders, such as Ca Va, Frock Me Out, Denim Iniquity, The Ark and Cable, while other fun activities include face painting and roaming street performers.
 
There’ll also be plenty of entertainment for young people in the Gala’s Kids’ Zone, sponsored by Flinders Private, when Dotty Dorothy and Glinda take children on a magical interactive journey through the ‘Wonderful Land of Unley’.

For regular updates, please follow the Unley Gourmet Gala on Instagram and Facebook.
  • Temporary Road Closures & Parking Restrictions
    To aid preparations and to provide a safe environment for both the Unley Gourmet Gala and Santos Tour Down Under, the following temporary road closures and parking restrictions will be in place.
     
    Temporary Road Closures   
    • King William Road - immediately south of Arthur Street to the intersection with Park and Mitchell Streets
    • Thomas Street and Bloomsbury Street - between the intersection with King William Road and 40 metres into these streets
    • McGowan Avenue and Park Street - between King William Road and 50 metres into these streets
    • Mitchell Street - between King William Road and the eastern boundary of Walter Place
    • Boffa Street - between King William Road and the eastern boundary of Boffa Lane
    • Opey Avenue - between the intersection with King William Road and 25 metres into this street. 

    In addition to the above, the section of King William Road immediately south of Mitchell/Park Streets to the intersection with Jasper Street, will be closed with no parking permitted from 6am to 1.30pm Thursday 23 January.

    Temporary Parking Restrictions

    Temporary No Stopping Anytime restrictions will apply in adjacent roads from 6am Wednesday 22 January to 1.30pm Thursday 23 January.

    The section of King William Road between Park/Mitchell Streets and Jasper Street intersection will be open to local traffic only from 6am on Wednesday 22 January and will be closed to all traffic, with temporary parking restrictions, from 6am to 1.30pm on Thursday 23 January.

    View the Traffic Map below for further details.
     


     

  • Disability Parking
    Parking for people with disabilities will be available at the Council car park in Boffa Lane (off Boffa Street).
  • Free Community Bus Shuttle Service

    2 – 5pm Wednesday 22 January,
    and 8am – 12noon Thursday 23 January.

     
    Council will provide a free shuttle bus to transport passengers around the event road closures. The service will run in a loop between Northgate Street and Greenhill Road, terminating near Tram Stop 1, Greenhill Road.
     
    The service will run from 2pm to 5pm on Wednesday 22 January, and from 8am to 12noon on Thursday 23 January.
     
    The bus will run every 10 to 15 minutes, and can be hailed from any location along the route (please see map enclosed). Signage will be posted on affected bus stops.

Santos Tour Down Under Subaru Stage 3 Start

Cycling fans ready for the Tour Down Under race start

Activities from 9.30am, race start 11am
Thursday 23 January

King William Road near Opey Avenue, Hyde Park


Come along with family and friends and enjoy the excitement of world-class cycling.

Activities commence at 9.30am, with the race start at 11am. Cyclists will head south along King William Road toward the Adelaide Hills, winding their way through towns including Summertown, Lenswood and Gumeracha, before reaching the finish line in Paracombe.

For more details visit the Santos Tour Down Under Official Website.

125th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in South Australia

Join the City of Unley as we celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in South Australia by hosting a series of events.

In 1894, after decades of activism, women in South Australia were awarded the right to vote and stand for parliament. South Australia was the first electorate in Australia to give equal political rights to both women and men, a huge step toward gender equality.

  • Unley for Equality Exhibition | Ongoing from Monday 18 November

    Ongoing from Monday 18 November
    Unley Museum, 80 Edmund Avenue, Unley

    In 1894, South Australia was the first electorate in Australia to give equal political rights to both women and men, a huge step toward gender equality.

    In commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Women's Suffrage in South Australia, this exhibition throws light on the people of Unley who signed the petition in support of the Adult Suffrage Bill, who were they, and why the bill may have been important to them.

    Free entry.

    Exhibition opening times:
    Monday to Wednesday 10am–4pm
    Thursday 10am–6pm
    Sunday 2–5pm
    Closed Public Holidays

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.

School Holiday Program

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Our January School Holiday program is now available! 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.