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Australia Day at the Bay, 9am Friday 26 January, Glenelg Foreshore

24 January 2018
City of Holdfast Bay Deputy Mayor Amanda Wilson says Glenelg will be the coolest place in Adelaide to celebrate Australia Day, offering a true-blue beachside Australia Day experience, with an early community barbecue breakfast from 7am, official ceremonies from 9am to welcome new Australian citizens and celebrate local heroes, and a big, free family fun day on the Glenelg Foreshore!
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SANTOS Tour Down Under Returns to the Bay

12 January 2018
City of Holdfast Bay Deputy Mayor Amanda Wilson says Glenelg’s Jetty Road is preparing to welcome around 30,000 people the Glenelg Street Party on Wednesday 17 January from 5pm to late, and around 7,500 to Thursday morning’s Santos Tour Down Under Big Screen Video Stage 3 Start.
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Innovative new beach bar set to boost Glenelg visitor economy

3 January 2018
City of Holdfast Bay Deputy Mayor Cr Amanda Wilson says the Moseley Bar & Kitchen’s proposal to introduce a pop-up licenced bar to Glenelg Beach is ‘the right offering at the right time’. “The City of Holdfast Bay is committed to boosting our visitor economy while supporting and growing local businesses, and our market research has strongly indicated that residents, international visitors and day trippers alike would love the chance to relax at a premium licenced venue right on the sand, so the Moseley Beach Club proposal was very much the right offering at the right time.”
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Potbeleez to light up the Night at NYE at the Bay, 6pm, Glenelg Foreshore!

29 December 2017
‘Light up the Night’ this New Year’s Eve at the Bay with a free family-friendly concert starring Sydney-based electro-house and dance band, the Potbelleez, and massive fireworks displays off the Glenelg Jetty at 9.30pm and midnight! Or pack a picnic and get down to Brighton Beach for the fabulous 9.30pm fireworks off Brighton Jetty.
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Join us in Commemorating Proclamation Day, 9.15am Thursday 28 December at the Old Gum Tree Reserve, McFarlane St, Glenelg North

21 December 2017
The South Australian Governor and Deputy Premier will be among the many South Australians to commemorate the 181st anniversary of the Proclamation of South Australia at the Old Gum Tree Reserve in Glenelg North from 9.15am on Thursday 28 December.
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Holdfast Bay 'reeling' from latest drowning: Beach safety education is the key

19 December 2017
City of Holdfast Bay Mayor Stephen Patterson says the City of Holdfast Bay is reeling from last night’s tragic drowning of a teenage African boy at Glenelg Jetty and is supporting lead agencies not only with their investigations into what happened but to look at more effective long-term strategies for beach safety and education.
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State Government and Council working together to restrict public access to Glenelg Breakwater following tragic drowning

13 December 2017
City of Holdfast Bay Mayor Stephen Patterson says, with support from State Government and Surf Life Saving SA, Council has moved to take immediate action to restrict public access to the Glenelg Breakwater while the lead agencies work together to seek a long-term solution, following the tragic drowning of a teenage girl at the site on Sunday evening.
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Holdfast Bay saddened by tragic drowning

11 December 2017
City of Holdfast Bay Mayor Stephen Patterson says Council is shocked and saddened by the tragic drowning of a teenage girl at the Glenelg Breakwater last night.
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Welcome to Summer - with the Glenelg Street Party 5pm Saturday 25 November!

23 November 2017
It’s been a long, cold winter, but the sun has finally showed up, and Glenelg is laying out the welcome mat for an expected 20,000 people with a massive Welcome to Summer Street Party on Saturday 25 November – the night before we welcome Santa to the Bay with the Glenelg Christmas Pageant!
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Get to the Glenelg Christmas Pageant 10am Sunday 26 November Jetty Rd Glenelg!

23 November 2017
Grab your kids, a rug, and some drinks, hats and sunblock (plus the essential sidewalk chalk) and snare your space behind the blue line nice and early to see the colourful parade of clowns, marching bands, dancers and festive local groups dancing, marching, walking, rolling, driving, skipping and somersaulting their way down Jetty Road to welcome Santa to the Bay as the Glenelg Christmas Pageant from 10.30am on Sunday 26 November!
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Glenelg's three-week Winter Wonderland beachside ice rink opens in Moseley Square this Saturday 1 July

29 June 2017
COME ICE SKATING AT THE BAY WINTER WONDERLAND OPENS THIS SATURDAY! Grab your mates and strap on some skates because Glenelg’s Winter Wonderland is back for three weeks from this Saturday 1 July – and it’s bigger and better, in a fantastic new all-weather, clear-domed beachside marquee with a cool new toboggan run and a new laneway lights and snow show!
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Beach Polo adds another jewel to Glenelg's tourism crown! 12.30 - 6.30pm Saturday 18 February, Glenelg

8 February 2017
City of Holdfast Bay Mayor Mr Stephen Patterson says excitement is building at the Bay, with Pol Roger Beach Polo Adelaide tickets close to selling out for the Saturday 18 February event on Glenelg Beach, and Jetty Road’s hotels, restaurants, cafes and shops preparing for the glamour and action to spill over into the streets... and provide another drawcard for visitors.
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