Published on 02 December 2020

Onkaparinga Summer

It’s official—summer is here.

And while it may be a strange and unprecedented year, one thing that hasn’t changed in 2020 is the City of Onkaparinga’s annual lineup of summer activations along the coast.

Onkaparinga Summer kicked off in October with free outdoor fitness classes at Christies Beach and the Food Truck Carnivale in Seaford, but December sees the series of pop-ups heat up as we move closer to the holidays.

Whether you’re after family-friendly activities, art, delicious food and drinks from some of the state’s most popular eateries, partying, cinema, markets or live entertainment, Onkaparinga Summer has you covered.

Peruse the list of events below, which will all adhere to state government’s COVID-19 requirements, and start pencilling them in your calendar from now until March.

Aldinga Beach

Pizzateca Beach
Aldinga Beach (opposite Clarrie Eatts Reserve)
18 December to 27 January
Daily, 4–10pm Monday-Friday, 11am–11pm Saturday-Sunday

Enjoy traditional wood oven pizzas, gelato and other treats at this pop-up from McLaren Vale legends, Pizzateca, just south of the revamped Clarrie Eatts Reserve and metres from the sand.

Christies Beach

Twilight Markets & Entertainment
Free entry
Rotary Park, Beach Road, Christies Beach
4 December to 26 March
Fortnightly Fridays, 5–9pm

Fun for the whole family at Rotary Park while the sun sets. Soak up market stalls, kids amusements, live music and food trucks. Movies at the Markets will be held on Friday 26 February and Friday 26 March.

Art in the Park
Free entry
Rotary Park, Beach Road, Christies Beach
Sunday 13 December, Sunday 17 January & Sunday 14 February, 10am–1pm

Admire the work of talented local artists at this pop-up exhibition.

Seaside Cinemas
Free entry
Rotary Park, Beach Road, Christies Beach
Saturday 9 January and Saturday 23 January, 6–11pm

Bring a rug and some pillows and sit back with a family friendly movie under the stars.

Outdoor eatery and bar (details coming soon)
Free entry
Late December to end of January

Stay tuned for more details of this pop-up outdoor eatery and bar on the Christies Beach foreshore soon.

Port Noarlunga

Cabana Club
Promenade (fronting Hortas Kiosk), Esplanade, Port Noarlunga
18 December to 26 January
Daily, 11am until late

Cabana Club—the popular outdoor eatery and bar from the award-winning Hortas restaurant—is back, serving delicious food inspired by owner Filipe’s Portuguese heritage, locally sourced beer and wine, craft cocktails and colourful entertainment, all with uninterrupted views of the stunning Port Noarlunga coastline. New Years Eve is open until 1am.

Cabana Beach Club
$10 – cost redeemable on food/drink
Port Noarlunga beach, Esplanade, Port Noarlunga (in front of Hortas)
5 December to 28 February, check dates and times at Onkaparinga website

Pull up a deck chair in the sand and enjoy this licenced lounge area with food and drink service, thanks to Hortas.

Scenes from last year's Onkaparinga Summer series, and the lights ready to go at Rotary Park.