MELTFest

Experience the enchanting blend of fire and ice this winter at MELTFest—an immersive one-day, free winter event set to light up Adelaide's North-Western suburbs across two locations! This uniquely South Australian celebration will transform both Klemzig Oval and the streets of Port Adelaide into vibrant hubs of winter wonder.

Offering a perfect blend of cool experiences and warm community spirit, MELTFest invites even the most dedicated hibernators to venture out and revel in the magic of winter. Whether you’re drawn to daytime family activities or the allure of evening entertainment, this dual-location extravaganza guarantees a memorable winter experience that transcends the ordinary – from crackling open fires to sizzling local cuisine, from homegrown musical talent to unique art installations.

Woman wrapped in a scarf

11am-3pm Saturday 3 August 2024
Klemzig Oval and Gaza Club Rooms
Corner North East Road and O.G Road, Klemzig 
The one-day event kicks off with daytime family fun and a showcase of Adelaide's finest food trucks serving up winter warmers, interactive art workshops led by prominent SA artists, pop-up exhibitions celebrating emerging local talent, and family-friendly performances by Adelaide's top children's entertainers.

5-9pm Saturday 3 August 2024
Commercial Rd and Iparrityi Laneway, Port Adelaide
As the sun sets, the action heats up in Port Adelaide offering a more sophisticated evening experience for all. The evening program will feature performances by established SA musicians and rising stars, adding a vibrant soundtrack to the winter night.

Participate in workshops during MELTFest - bookings essential

Klemzig art workshops
Unlock your creativity - Neurographic Art with Mandi Glynn-Jones
Experiment with colour, shapes and pattern, to create your own neurographic unique artworks.
11am to 1pm

The joy of watercolour with Alan Ramachandran
Learn techniques from the wonderful world of watercolour.
1pm to 3pm

Port Adelaide art workshops
Night photography with Denis Smith
Join Port Adelaide light painting artist Denis Smith for a night of photography and fun as we bring the Wonderwall murals of Port Adelaide to life using long exposure, light painting techniques.
Two sessions: 6pm and 8pm

Free demonstrations - no bookings required
Gaza Club Rooms, Klemzig 
11am - 1pm - Alan Ramachandran watercolour techniques
1pm - 3pm - Mandi Glynn-Jones neurographic artwork techniques

MELTFest Port Adelaide event map

Map of Port Adelaide area

Download a PDF map of MELTFest Port Adelaide here