Published on 11 November 2021

Onkaparinga Summer is back

City of Onkaparinga’s annual celebration of summer is back, with pop-up events happening along Onkaparinga’s foreshore and coastal areas.

Onkaparinga Summer has already kicked off with Pound in the Park outdoor fitness classes at Christies Beach in October and a Food Truck Carnivale in Seaford earlier this month, but there are events scheduled from now until April, including the recently announced SandBAR, which will return to Christies Beach.

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

Aldinga Beach

Pizzateca Beach
Aldinga Beach (opposite Clarrie Eatts Reserve)
15 December to 30 January, daily, 4–10pm

Enjoy traditional wood oven pizzas from McLaren Vale legends, Pizzateca, at this licenced seaside pizzeria bar just south of Clarrie Eatts Reserve and metres from the sand.

Christies Beach

The SandBAR
Free entry

16 December to 27 January (closed Christmas Day)
The Promenade, Christies Beach

Christies Beach will come alive and thrive this summer with SandBAR returning to showcase some of the finest local and South Australian talent, food and beverages available to enjoy while the sun sets.

Christies Beach Twilight Markets
Free entry
Rotary Park, Beach Road, Christies Beach
Fortnightly, Friday 5 November to Friday 25 March, 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.

Art in the Park
Free entry
Rotary Park, Beach Road, Christies Beach
Sunday 14 November, Sunday 19 December, Sunday 23 January, Sunday 13 February, 10am to 1pm

Admire the work of talented local artists at this pop-up art exhibition. Visit the event Facebook page for more details.

Pound in the Park
Rotary Park, Beach Road, Christies Beach
Saturdays – 6, 20 November; 4, 18 December; 15, 22 January; and 5 February, 5–6pm

Work up a sweat with this outdoor fitness class using drum sticks.

Seaside Cinemas
Free entry
Rotary Park, Beach Road, Christies Beach
Saturday 8 January and Saturday 29 January, 6–11pm

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

Port Noarlunga

Cabana Beach Club
$10 entry – cost redeemable on food/drink
4 December to 30 January, check dates and times at Onkaparinga website
Sandy foreshore of Port Noarlunga beach

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

Cabana Club
Free entry
Daily (except Christmas Day), Wednesday 8 December to Monday 31 January, 11am til late
Promenade (fronting Hortas Kiosk), Esplanade, Port Noarlunga

Outdoor eatery and bar serving delicious food inspired by owner Filipe’s Portuguese heritage, locally-sourced beer and wine, craft cocktails and colourful entertainment, with uninterrupted views of the stunning Port Noarlunga coastline. New Year’s Even open until 1am.

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