Alpine Winter Festival 2021 heads to Glenelg

Pull on your mittens and beanies folks, the Alpine Winter Festival is heading to the Bay this year just in time to celebrate all things ice and snow! Returning bigger and better than ever, the Village which saw former homes in Victoria Square and the Adelaide Riverbank will offer a super chill line up of arts, food, music and skating in its alpine wonderland at Glenelg this winter. 

Pull on your mittens and beanies folks, the Alpine Winter Festival is heading to the Bay this year just in time to celebrate all things ice and snow! Returning bigger and better than ever, the Village which saw former homes in Victoria Square and the Adelaide Riverbank will offer a super chill line up of arts, food, music and skating in its alpine wonderland at Glenelg this winter.

Yes that’s right, it’s a new era for Adelaide’s original Alpine Winter Village, with the brand-new Alpine Winter Festival that promises to breathe new life into South Australia’s winter by the coast.

Wintery playground on the foreshore

The festival will see Moseley Square and Glenelg’s Foreshore transform into a wintery playground with the 24-day Alpine Winter Festival from 25 June – 18 July featuring a culturally themed winter hub of immersive art, food, markets, music, ice skating and a spectacular light and soundscape that will light up the iconic Glenelg Jetty.

Making its Glenelg debut, Alpine Winter Festival, presented by Momentarily and City of Holdfast Bay will excite South Australians with a loosely themed Christmas atmosphere, with family fun by day, which kicks into warmth and good times well into the night.

Alpine Village Glenelg

Come out of hibernation at the Alpine Winter Festival

The festival has been curated to bring Adelaide out of hibernation during what is traditionally known as the quietest time the year.

“We are excited to announce this new era for Alpine Winter Festival. After the success of Mad March, we wanted to continue South Australia’s reputation as the festival state, not the sleepy state during winter,” says Momentarily Creative Director Stuart Duckworth.

“Coming to Glenelg is a brilliant opportunity to activate Adelaide’s west. We are working in partnership with City of Holdfast Bay and Jetty Road Glenelg to create memories and opportunities for the entire precinct,” Stuart explains.

Alpine Village Glenelg

City of Holdfast Bay Mayor Amanda Wilson said the festival was a welcome new addition to the precincts winter event calendar.

“We are really excited to welcome the Alpine Winter Festival to Glenelg and encourage people to stay and play in our backyard by the sea,” Mayor Wilson said.

“Glenelg is beautiful at any time of the year, but to see Moseley Square and the foreshore come alive with Christmas lights, market stalls and fire pits will be quite the spectacle. With the STORM light-show that will bring the jetty to life, Glenelg will truly be the place to be this winter.”

alpine winter festival live music

Live Music Line-up at Alpine Winter Festival

Enjoy 24 days and nights of live music at the Alpine Winter Festival. No two days will be the same!

Artists will include: 

  • Marlon x Rulla
  • George Alice
  • Alana Jagt
  • Ah Hum Salsa Collective
  • Naomi Keyte & Katie Pomeroy
  • Druid Fluids Acoustic Trio
  • Nu Article & Special Guests
  • Towns
  • Bermuda Bay
  • Neon Tetra
  • Jimmy & The Mirrors Post Apocalypse Jam Band
  • Alice Haddy
  • Ella Ion
  • Aidan ‘Jazzy’ Jones
  • Venice Queens
  • Timberwolf
  • Tilly Tjala Thomas
  • Jess Johns (Solo)
  • Ricky Albeck (Solo)
  • Heaps Good Friends
  • Peter Combe (Children’s & Adults Shows)

+ heaps more!

Chow Town at Alpine Winter Festival

Chow down at Chow Town at the Alpine Winter Festival! You can indulge in the Festival’s specially curated line up of eats, offering you the best of what wintery Adelaide has to offer.

Food Vendors will include:

  • Fire x Soi38
  • Antica Pizzeria e Cucina
  • Meatball Gang
  • Souperb
  • Alpine’s Wurst
  • Creperie & Co.
  • Forage Supply Co.
  • Ragi’s Spice Kitchen 89
  • Sky Doodles Fairy Floss

storm installation glenelg

STORM light and sound activation

The focal point of the 2021 festival is STORM, a light and soundscape that will encapsulate the Glenelg Jetty. Inspired by the sounds, movement and impact of a storm at sea the activation will partner with local creatives Harsh Realities.

Glenelg will be the home of Christmas in July with decorative Christmas lights throughout Moseley Square and the Alpine Winter Village. Fire pits and sculptures will bring much needed warmth as the festival takes over South Australia’s winter nights.

Alpine Winter Festival Glenelg

Open-air Ice Rink

Adelaide is encouraged to play at Alpine Winter Festival. An open-air lakeside inspired Ice Rink will be the ultimate playground for the whole family. By night the rink will be transformed with immersive lighting and projections.

Alpine Winter festival glenelg

Alpine Winter Markets

Local legends Gillies at the Grounds will present the Alpine Winter Markets, an Australian take on the famed European inspired Christmas markets. Featuring a selection of local arts, crafts, wares and produce these markets will transport you to the streets of Europe.

Music and food will be at the heart of the festival. A carefully curated live music program will be announced in the coming weeks. Visitors can immerse themselves in the culinary delights of Chow Town, Roberta’s Italian Winter Diner and a Scandinavian Alpine Ski Lodge, which will be the main food destination at the festival.

chow town at alpine winter festival

Event Details

Alpine Winter Festival will be lighting up Glenelg Foreshore 10am till late every day, from Friday 25 June to Sunday 18 July.

FREE ENTRY Sunday through Thursday & before 7pm Friday & Saturday
$5 ENTRY – Friday & Saturday after 7pm (FREE with an ice skating or Roberta’s Italian Winter Diner booking, or if under 18)

For further information on this year’s festival, line-up and tickets:

alpinewinterfestival.com.au 

Keep up to date via socials:

@alpinewinterfestival
@alpinewinterfest

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