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Events in and around The Mount Lofty Ranges

Welcome to the Mount Lofty Ranges in South Australia! This beautiful town is not only surrounded by the gorgeous Adelaide Hills, but it is also home to a variety of fun and exciting seasonal events. Whether you're looking for family-friendly activities or a night out with friends, there is something for everyone in Mount Lofty Ranges.

Winter Events

The Mount Lofty Botanic Garden offers a unique wintertime experience for visitors. The Garden's Fire Light Festival features illuminated trees, music, and roving performers every night for two weeks in July. There is also a pop-up bar and food stalls to keep guests warm and fed.

Spring Events

Spring is a lovely time to visit Mount Lofty Ranges. The Stirling Laneways event is held every September. This festival celebrates the town's creative community and offers a range of artisan stalls, live music, and food trucks. Additionally, the Spring Plant Sale at the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden's nursery offers visitors the chance to purchase plants and gain expert advice from horticulturists.

Summer Events

Summer is a popular season for outdoor events in Mount Lofty Ranges. The Tour Down Under is a major event that attracts international visitors every January. This cycling race takes place over six stages, and the Mount Lofty climb is one of the toughest in the race. On a more relaxed note, the Hills Sculpture Trail is a self-guided tour of art sculptures and installations set up throughout the Adelaide Hills.

Autumn Events

The Autumn Garden Festival at the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is a popular event in March. This festival focuses on sustainable gardening practices, with demonstrations and workshops on composting, worm farming, and more. In April, the Adelaide Hills Crush Festival is a celebration of the region's wine, food, and culture. Visitors can take part in wine tastings, tours, and food events throughout the region.

Other Events

There are plenty of other events to check out in Mount Lofty Ranges too. The Bridgewater Mill Markets are held every Sunday and showcase the works of local artisans. For those interested in history, the Cleland Wildlife Park offers a Night Walk Experience where visitors can spot nocturnal animals with the guidance of a ranger.

No matter what time of year you visit, there is always something to do in Mount Lofty Ranges. For more information on events and activities, contact the Mount Lofty Ranges Tourism Office at 08 8433 4333 or email info@mtloftyranges.com.au.

Cottage and autumn leaves typical of the Adelaide Hills (m) thanks to Yeti Hunter