Down here in Onkaparinga, we sure know how to party! In fact, many of our regional events now take pride of place on the Adelaide social calendar. From the artistic to the gastronomic, right through to the athletic we've an event to suit all types.
Foremost among these is the Tour Down Under. This international cycling competition is held in Adelaide each summer, with the Onkaparinga tourism City of Onkaparinga hosting one of the stages. Over 80,000 visitors flock to the region on race day to watch these world-class cyclists do battle amid leafy vineyards and atop coastal cliffs. It's a heady mix of colours, cheers and sweat! The competitors and their army of supporters love coming here each year for the food, the spectacular views and our easygoing &Southern Hospitality.
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Thanks to a mild climate and local enthusiasm, events continue on throughout the year. Some, like the &Sea & Vines', showcase the areas internationally renowned wines and cuisine. Others, such as the Bushing Festival, Celtic Festival and Almond Blossom Festival have strong community ties or historic significance. Artists nationwide exhibit at the Fleurieu Biennale Australias largest landscape art prize, while the &Classic Adelaide' car rally sees a convoy of car enthusiasts take the scenic drive down south.Himalayas
Festivals and events play a big part in making this area a vibrant place in which to live. They not only provide a chance for the locals to let their hair down, but they also promote the region and its produce to the outside world attracting visitors and generating local wealth. You want to help the economy? Get to an event!