Events in Glenelg

    Glenelg's main attraction is the Temptation Sailing Dolphin Swim or Watch cruises, which depart from Marina Pier, Holdfast Shores (at the end of Anzac Highway). Come aboard & experience wild bottle neck Dolphins in their element! Temptation Sailing is also available for private functions & offers 1.5hr coastal cruises.
    Book direct 0412 811 838 or at the Glenelg Visitor Information Centre.



      1-27·7·14 Mamma Carmela's Winter Wonderland

      10am – 8pm. Over 33 days and nights Glenelg will turn into a Winter Wonderland with a huge 150sqm ice rink installed on Moseley Square! Enjoy ice themed stage shows, live entertainment and ice skating with family and friends. Contact: City of Holdfast Bay 8229 9999



      Cartooning and animation with Paul Rutter
      Author and illustrator Paul Rutter will be reading his book 'Surf rider Joe' and showing us some cool cartooning and animation drawing techniques for you to practice at home.
      Suitable for children aged 5 and up.
      Tuesday 8 July Glenelg Library 11am - 12pm

      Eric Carle's Celebration Storytime
      Eric Carl's books are loved in libraries and homes around the world. This month we will be celebrating his birthday with a special 'Very hungry catepillar' themes Storytime. Join us for stories, songs and craft!
      Tuesday 8 July Glenelg Library 11am - 12pm
      Thursday 17 July Brighton Library 11am - 12pm

      Steve Presto the Magician!
      Come and be amazed by Steve Presto and his white rabbit performing magical tricks! After the show Steve will be creating balloon animals! Suitable for pre-school and primary school aged children.
      Thursday 10 July Brighton Library 11am - 12pm

      Library bag art
      Get creative! Turn a plain white bag into a piece of personalised art with this fun and interactive session. Suitable for pre-school and primary school aged children.
      Tuesday 15 July Glenelg Library 11am - 12 pm

      Gardening Grubs
      Winter is coming! Come to the library to see what is growing in the courtyard garden and create your very own rain gauge to take home, made out of recycled materials!
      Tuesday 15 July Brighton Library 4 - 5pm

      Regular Activities for Children
      • Wriggle `n` Rhyme
      This is a fun 30 minute session involving rhymes, action songs and music, suitable for babies and toddlers 0-2 years (but any age is welcome). No bookings necessary.
      Tuesday Glenelg Library 9.15 am/10 am
      Thursday and Friday Brighton Library 10 am
      • Pre-School Storytime
      This 45 minute session is suitable for pre-school children and includes stories, finger plays, rhymes/poetry, felt board stories, puppets, songs and craft. No bookings necessary.
      Tuesday Glenelg Library 11 am
      Thursday Brighton Library 11 am

      Every Thursday - Meditation @Partridge House, Glenelg. $12 per class

      In each class a different aspect of meditation and Buddhism is explained. This class is conducted by Buddhist nun Kelsang Luma. The classes are self-contained so you can drop in any week. There is no need to book or bring anything. Classes begin with a simple guided breathing meditation followed by a teaching and a second guided meditation based on the topic. There is also an opportunity for discussion, followed by refreshments.
      No meditation experience is necessary, the classes are suitable for beginners and experienced meditators and everyone is welcome.


      12-18·8·14 Be Active Corporate Cup 2014

      11.30 am - 2.00 pm. Be Active Corporate Cup is back for 2014. A fun run/walk timed event from Tuesday August 12th fortnightly until November 18th, starting at Somerton Park Surf Life Saving Club. Team entry $215 ($3.80 pp/per run) or half price for school students. Teams and individuals welcome. Choose your distance either 2.25km or 4.5km. For more information visit or email Neil at


      14·9·14 WW1 Re-enactment

      To recognise Australia's contribution to World War 1 - there will be an historical re-enactment march in September to honour the raising of South Australia's first contingent of troops that formed at Morphettville in August, 1914. The march will be from Morphettville to Glenelg down Anzac Highway