Upcoming Events- watch here and on Facebook for future events!

Contact us via email about future group tours or events you would like to plan! Examples: photoshoots or a group tour before an evening meal at the Port.

Events support the restoration and bring visitors to our site.

We are planning a variety of sessions and events for kids and adults.​​

Tickets available for our next musical treat!  Part of the Umbrella Music Festival. 
Elephant in the Room Productions will perform on board the historic ship.
Sat 7th August- 6.30pm.  Sold out! 

Sunday 8th August is now selling! Show starts 5pm - all details on the booking link.

Midnight Sun: an evening of Icelandic Myth and Music to ignite a fire of passion within us!


Thor. Freyja. Odin. Loki. These names are legendary but do you know their real story?

Elephant in the Room Productions and Clipper Ship The City Of Adelaide present an evening of Nordic myths and beautiful music that stretches all the way from the poetry of the ancient Vikings to the modern musical stylings of Bjork and Jonsi. Be transfixed by 8 stunning singers performing in the atmospheric 1864 vessel, as they take you on an amazing musical journey from the creation of the world through to Ragnarok: the twilight of the gods.

Each ticket includes a delicious dinner banquet box of treats from Mayfair Bakery! (Gluten free and vegan options available upon request). Tickets general admission. $50-


Our next Down at Dock 2 kids event- save this date too!

Down at Dock 2 Drainpipe Dragsters- construct your own solar or battery powered car- lots of skills and learning here!

Sunday 22nd August in shed 13.

Time: 12:30 - 2.00pm 

Shed 13, Honey Street, Port Adelaide

Construct your own small battery-or-solar powered car (kits supplied), and compete against others on our multi-lane drainpipe drag-strip! Trim your car for optimum performance, aligning axles and lubricating wheel bearings. Initial  heats will be held in our large Shed 13 using battery power, and if the sun shines outside you may race there too using solar power!  

Drainpipe Dragster tickets will be $20 on Eventbrite soon!








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Past Events



Our History Festival event was a buzz on Sunday 23rd May!
The theme this year was "change". We made a compass in shed 13 and navigated Dock 2. 
We displayed how navigation has changed from the era of the Clipper Ship City of Adelaide to the present day - great hands on learning activities for all ages! 

Adelaide Food Fringe event aboard the Clipper Ship City of Adelaide!

Sat 8th May - We enjoyed our ‘Pizzas & Popsicles beneath the Poop Deck’

This event saw many new people aboard- a great event!

Sun 28th March- The Best of the Beggars concert on board!  3-5pm. Ticket holders arrived from 2pm for a look at the restoration!

The concert was brilliant- thanks to the musicians for taking us on a magnificent lyrical journey!

On Sun 28th Feb, we held the first of our Down at Dock 2- Kids activities in shed 13.  What a great session- see the the photos of the successful day on Facebook!

We showcased our activities both planned & available this year!


Our Onboard concert was sold out 8 weeks prior to the event on Sunday 25th Oct.

Local band The South Season played "Dylan: influence and inspiration".

Acoustics were fantastic on board the historic ship! Sensational!

Our free Educational event on Sat 26th September in shed 13 was a great success. "Meet the authors model makers inventors and maritime historians".  

Interactions and hands on science activities for kids. It was an event at Dock 2 getting people to the site for the first time.

The Beggars Sing The Seekers.  Sold Out  5 weeks prior!

We welcomed you aboard for this event on Sunday 9th August. Sensational concert - they took our breath away!


Book launch! - On Sat 9th Nov, Scottish writer and true friend of the City of Adelaide, Rita Bradd launched her hard cover book. The book enthralls the reader with tales from her journey accompanying the City of Adelaide on her final voyage to Port Adelaide. Books for sale in the information booth.

A shipload of Laughs. Part 2- Bound for South Australia.

We were entertained on board with a concert by the Dingo's Breakfast Duo - they were back by popular demand on Sunday 3/11. A member of the audience  said-  "the concert was most enjoyable and greatly enhanced by both the ambience and the acoustics of the venue".

Casual evening get together and tour - inspired by Amicus & the arts community. On Tues 15th October - this event was on board the clipper ship amongst its displays and exploring its awe-inspiring past!
We shared ideas for future collaboration, mingled and simply absorbed the amazing space!
Dinner and drinks after the event at the beautiful Michonne Wine bar in St Vincent St with generous community- minded hosts.
Russell Starke  performed on board on Sunday 13/10 - he was The Passionate Poet /
entertainer /actor extraordinaire!
We were enchanted by his maritime stories & his heartfelt words evoking the grand but challenging eras of sail.

Book Launch onboard!

On Sunday 8th Sept The Last Captain  by Paul Simpson was launched on board. This book is about Captain Edward Alston, the last of 5 masters on the City of Adelaide and the master of the Roman Empire until it was missing without trace off Cape Horn.  It is a wonderful & informative book - available from the Clipper Ship Information Booth.

Educational evening-  Dive into History!  

On Fri 23/8 - a stunning evening onboard the ship, we were enthralled by a presentation with Dr Rob Morrison from The Curiosity Show followed by a making science real activity!

Full Moon, Pizza & Wine Night -

A pizza and wine evening was held on board the ship on Wednesday 17th July from 6pm to 8.30pm. Pizzas were supplied and guests brought their own wine and plastic glasses. A very successful fundraiser and fun night.

Music & poetry concert

A sensational music & poetry concert by the Dingo's Breakfast Duo was held on board the ship Sunday 23 June at 3pm. Australian & Irish songs and sea shanties. Also, Pete Titchener & Reg Byrnes joined the duo.

Educational Sessions


Since the arrival of the clipper ship we have held educational sessions on board the ship and in community libraries. They were practical sessions with a scientific and maritime focus. We have taken school groups on tours of the ship, which teachers often combined with a trip to the Maritime Museum.


Talk & Tour of ship

Rita Bradd arrived from Scotland to mark the 3rd anniversary of her arrival on the Heavy Lift Ship Palanpur with the City of Adelaide in February 2014.

Rita gave presentations about her journey on the ship.


Heritage Tourism Workshop


 On Wednesday 20th April 2016 at Heritage Tourism Workshop Peter Christopher gave a presentaion
"City of Adelaide Clipper Ship - How does maritime promote itself using the City of Adelaide Clipper Ship story"

History Festival May 2016 -2019

The City of Adelaide is please to be part of the South Australian History Festival, which showcases a significant and diverse range of exhibitions and events.