Nothing beats the chill like a BBQ beer fest. The historic Brick Cattle Pavilion and lawns at the Adelaide Showground will be home to the annual Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival for 2017. This year promises more beer, better BBQ fare, and cider a’plenty. The event takes place between Friday 28 July and Sunday 30 July, 2017, and is broken up into four distinct sessions, so you can pick and choose what tickles your fancy. Kids don’t have to miss out, with a family-friendly session taking place on the Sunday. Highlights like a hotdog eating competition, chilli-wing-off, and even a Dad-Bod wet T-shirt contest make this a fest to beat the rest! Set up camp at the nearby Adelaide Caravan Park where you can fire up one of the Park’s BBQs and put your own grill-skills to the test. For more details about this event, visit their official website, http://adelaidebeerfest.com.au.
Newcastle is turning up the heat this July, with Australia’s beloved Pete Murray and Josh Pyke performing shows at The Cambridge. In celebration of his new single, Take Me Down, and the release of his sixth studio album, Pete Murray will be stopping in on Thursday 27 July, 2017, before continuing a national tour around Australia. Josh Pyke takes the stage on Saturday, 29 July, 2017, for his ‘Best of Josh Pyke Tour’. With five acclaimed studio albums and shows sold out across the country, now is the perfect time to revisit the classic sounds of your favourite Australian artist. These events are just for adults, and are perfect for a romantic Winter getaway after the pandemonium of the school holidays. You can cosy up in a cabin at the nearby Tomago Village with your loved one and enjoy some well-deserved relaxation after the school holiday chaos. Just 20 minutes from the centre of the Hunter Valley wine region, you can also venture out to some of the local wineries to top off the weekend.