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

We look forward to planning more events at our Dock 2 location - we have a Clipper Covid-19 protocol, so please 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.

​Future Events.  These support the restoration and bring visitors to our site.

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

Sat 8th May - Wow!  Adelaide Food Fringe event aboard the Clipper Ship City of Adelaide!  Join us for a great time at our ‘Pizzas & Popsicles beneath the Poop Deck’ event. 

After exploring this amazing 19th century ship, enjoy delicious pizzas from Marcellina, Semaphore, washed down with the wonderful Bickfords drinks, or BYOG (bring your own grog) if you prefer. 

The sumptuous culinary experience continues with yummy popsicles and a Tasting Table of local delights.

Continue your winning streak at the Silent Auction of food, drink and ship related items to add to the fun. 

Tickets out now!

See you there! Let's get together and enjoy the stunning space and ambience of the ship.

History Festival- This will be one of our Down at Dock 2 events. The theme this year is "change". We are going to make a compass in shed 13 and navigate around Dock 2 - great hands on learning activities for all ages! 
We will include some displays & challenges for participants of how navigation has changed from the era of the Clipper Ship City of Adelaide to the present day.
Tickets available now!
This event on Sunday 23rd May is called Navigate Dock 2. Two times- 10.30-11.30  & 1-2pm.  Cost is $14.30 per person making a compass.
Save the date for our next musical treat!  Sat 7th August- 6.30-8.30. Elephant in the Room Productions will perform
Midnight Sun: an evening of Icelandic Myth and Music to ignite a fire of passion within us!
Past Events


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 briliant- 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.












Patron: His Excellency the Honourable
Hieu Van Le AC,
Governor of South Australia
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