On 14 November 2023 Council approved the continuation of all of our major events including retaining the Beachside Food & Wine Festival at Christies Beach, and added hosting a women's stage of the Santos Tour Down Under annually. For more information on the outcome of the review you can read the Council report here.
Thank you to everyone that provided feedback and helped us improve council's major events. We look forward to seeing many of you at our events this summer.
The City of Onkaparinga has a long history of delivering events for the benefit of our communities.
In addition to numerous smaller events, council delivers and hosts five major events each year:
- Trucks on Tour (October)
- Onkaparinga Christmas Pageant (November)
- Tour Down Under stage(s) – in partnership with Events South Australia (January)
- Australia Day Bush Fair (January)
- Beachside Food and Wine Festival (February/March).
Events play an integral role in enhancing the lives of our residents through improved community wellbeing, building social capacity, instilling a sense of community pride and creating vibrant places.
Along with the community and social benefits, major events showcase and promote our city, creating repeat visitation, overnight stays and injecting money into our local economy.
From 19 January to 26 February 2023 we asked for your feedback on the events presented by council, what might make them more appealing to you, and what suggestions you had for the future.
Thank you to everyone that completed the survey or emailed us. We collated the feedback and provided it to elected members in a report to Council on 16 May 2023. As a result of the report an elected member workshop was held to discuss a range of options, and will be followed by a report to Council in November 2023 recommending changes and improvements to council's major events.