The weather might be cold but that won’t stop us in the Port. Pull out your woollies and prepare for a week of winter warming wonder at the Our Port Winterfest.
Snowballing into historic Hart’s Mill you’ll find our very own ice-skating rink, winter markets, live music, kid’s activities, shows, workshops and more delicious winter food and drink than you can poke a stick at!
So pop on some skates and go for a whirl around Port’s waterfront ice rink; there’s bound to be endless amounts of laughter. Then snuggle up by the fires, sipping mulled wine and listening to jazz and blues tunes while the kids are entertained by one of the many shows or activity sessions.
Grab a feast of local, hearty, winter warming food and peruse the markets where you’ll find handmade local arts and crafts, and delicious local produce… right here in the Port.
Not only will this be a marvellous family day out, but there will be something just for the adults too; with grown up winter workshops and evening acts not for little eyes.
With different shows and activities on daily, roving performers, live music, ice-skating and more there’ll be a different experience for the whole family to enjoy every day. Then take the opportunity to stroll around historic Port Adelaide. Some of our great local businesses will be offering up extra Winterfest deals too, so keep an eye out for where to visit for more Portside fun.
The Our Port Winterfest opens from Friday 14 July at 10.00am and runs daily until 23 July 2017.
Sunday* – Wednesday, 10.00am – 8.00pm
*excluding Sunday 23 July, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday – Saturday, 10.00am – 10.00pm
Hart’s Mill, Mundy Street, Port Adelaide
Winterfest is FREE to enter, with additional costs for food, drinks and activities.
Get your skates on
BOOK ICE SKATING TICKETS
Keep warm, stay fit and have fun ice skating at the Our Port Winterfest
Our Port Winterfest ice skating sessions are booking fast so we recommend buying your tickets before you get there to avoid disappointment.
Even better yet, if you book online for a ‘happy hour’ time slot, you’ll receive extra special discounts. It pays to be prepared!
Forty-five minute skating sessions will be held on the hour, every hour, commencing from 10.00am with the last session starting at 9.00pm Thursday – Sunday and 7.00pm Monday – Wednesday. Please note: Sunday 23 July the last session will be held at 4.00pm.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All prices are inclusive of GST, booking fees and include skate hire. Patrons may BYO skates, however full admission costs will still apply.
A 1.5% surcharge applies to all card payments.
Adults (16+ years): $14.00
Children (2-15 years): $ 8.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children): $35.00
Penguin skating aide: $5.00
HAPPY HOUR PRICES (Sun – Wed, 5.00pm – 8.00pm)
Adults (16+ years): $10.00
Children (2-15 years): $ 7.00
Family (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children): $30.00
Penguin skating aide: $5.00
Purchase your tickets at Winterfest or pre-purchase tickets online.
Fun for the Kids
For the littlies that would struggle with workshops like wreath making, get along to the Packing Shed for kids crafts, games zones and face painting with Cool 4 Kids. Again, your little snow bunnies can enjoy ALL of the activities provided, completely FREE. After they’re done creating, the Winter in Wellies show and the Frozen Party show will have them laughing, dancing and taking part while you sit back and enjoy a toasty hot chocolate or well-deserved mulled wine. Or take them over to the Little Palais for even more shows and performances to keep them entertained every fifteen minutes. Check out the program for more information.
There will be so much activity going on you won’t know what to do first down at Winterfest. But not to worry, with free entry and new experiences every day you’ll be able to keep coming back for more.
Keep entertained after ice skating with fun winter workshops like gingerbread decorating, wreath making and card decorating! It’s not just for the little ones; big kids and kids at heart are more than welcome to join in the fun. The best part? These half hour classes are completely FREE to enjoy. Just show up on the day and snag yourself a spot. Sessions will run daily at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm. We must mention that these FREE workshops have been extremely popular and with only limited spots available please make yourself known to staff. We are working on a first come first serve basis.
Want something a little more grown up? Join the Winterfest Cocktail Workshops run by expert mixologist Finn Healey. He’ll show you how to whip up some winter warming bevvies, then you’ll get to mix not one but TWO of your own to sip away at! These classes will set you back $10 but for two delicious tipples, who can argue? Once again, it’s first in first served, so just show up on the day. Sessions will run Fridays and Saturdays at 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm for around 30 minutes.
Check out the program for more information.
It’s Show Time
Slip into The Palour, an adults only zone, where you can listen to the house band while sipping on a fine drink from the internal bar. Feast your eyes on an array of magical performances, from cabaret to circus to comedy, there’s something to suit all tastes. From 11am- 2pm shows will cost $5 and run on the hour. From 6pm a longer variety of shows will run, on the hour, at a cost of $10.
A Taste of Winter
Our mouths are already watering! With delicious warming winter food offerings from local SA superheroes.
City dwellers Kaffana sure know a thing or two about great meat. They’ll be serving juicy delicious meaty bits from a spit daily, to really get you warmed up. Joining them is Slo Moes, who know that long, slow and low meat cooking gets you the tastiest results. Make sure you swing by their stand to ensure you get some of their tender meaty goodness on your fork.
If you’re feeling super European don’t forget to snack on a pretzel. That warm buttery bendy dough is sure to make you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.
In addition, there will be a plethora of delicious food trucks lining Mundy Street to ensure every dietary need and desire is catered to. Spend the day and taste cuisines that will transport your tastebuds to winter heaven and back. The kids will love it too with more than their fair share of delicacies to try.
If you’re thirsty the folks from the highly anticipated and soon to open Port Admiral Hotel will be pouring drinks to send you on your merry way. Plus spiced goddess mulled wine will be weaving her magic, along with coffee and hot chocolates for the kids to keep the crowd toasty warm.
And so much more…
Wander through the winter markets with so many local SA stalls where you can pick up an amazing range of winter wonders. There’ll be clothing, jewellery, candles, cakes and more.
Capture the special moments and pose for our roving photographers or jump into the A F Phootbooth Combi van to get some instant pics for you to take home.
Listen to the smooth jazz and blues tunes of a wide range of artists; whether it’s sitting down and really soaking it all in, or wistfully enjoying the magic as you wander by the great range of musicians will at the perfect atmosphere to your Winterfest experience.
There’s an abundance of free parking right near Winterfest and it’s free too! There will be parking available on site at Hart’s Mill, with additional parking located at Dock 1 and surrounding streets.
If you’d prefer to catch public transport Port Adelaide is easily accessible by both bus and train, with multiple stops nearby. Remember, when catching the Outer Harbour line your journey on foot to Hart’s Mill will be shorter if you get off at the Ethelton Station. Please also note, the Outer Harbour train line will be down due to the Torrens to Torrens Project on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July. You can plan your journey at the Adelaide Metro website.