Winterfest wonders to warm up Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide will warm up winter this year, hosting its first winter festival to celebrate creativity and community in the cooler months.

Visitors to Winterfest will enter a winter wonderland with roaring fires, lights, an outdoor skating rink, and Northern European style hearty food and mulled wine.

Other attractions will include visual art, music and performance, and the event will showcase the most exciting ideas from winter festivals around the world.

Winterfest will be presented by Renewal SA in partnership with local traders and will build on the success of the Wonderwalls festival at the Port in April, which attracted 15,000 people over two days to view huge original artworks painted on buildings.

The striking art is continuing to attract visitors and the benefits are flowing onto the local economy.

Winterfest will have a family focus and will run from July 14-23, aligning with school holidays.

The festival will encourage people to visit Port Adelaide at a quieter time of year. It will centre on the Hart’s Mill Precinct and Flour Shed on Mundy Street and involve local traders.

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