Adelaide’s City Centre to be abuzz as biggest-ever tour village opens to public
Adelaide’s city centre will be pumping over the next 10 days, as crowds flock to the biggest ever tour village for a bevy of food, drink, live music, cycling and entertainment.
The City of Adelaide Tour Village in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga offers something for all kinds of festival fans, from foodies to lovers of live music, families looking for school holiday fun to city workers in search for knock offs.
In a fitting tribute to the first Santos Tour Down Under in three years, the City of Adelaide Tour Village will be the biggest yet – drawing an influx of interstate and international visitors to the heart of the CBD.
With free entry, it will offer some of Adelaide’s leading food vendors, including Comida, Fine & Fettle, and Fiesta Tajine, as well as pop-up bars with daily drink specials, family zone with activities like LEGO Build a Bike and facepainting, and live music headlined by Vanessa Amorosi and also featuring Marlon x Rulla, DJ Ruby Chew, Tilly Tjala Thomas, Rob Edwards, and Stace Cadet.
There will be plenty on offer for cycling fans including Australia’s largest bike expo, expert panel discussions and the chance to meet elite international riders in the Team Zone.
In 2020, the Santos Tour Down Under attracted nearly 45,000 interstate visitors and injected more than $66 million into the state’s economy.
2023 is set to be South Australia’s biggest events and festivals calendar yet. It is expected that events will directly inject around $400 million into the state’s economy.
City of Adelaide Tour Village opening hours:
Friday 13 January – 4pm to 10pm
Saturday 14 January – 11am to 10pm
Sunday 15 January – 11am to 8pm
Monday 16 January – 11am to 8pm
Tuesday 17 January – 11am to 8.30pm
Wednesday 18 January – 11am to 8pm
Thursday 19 January – 11am to 9pm
Friday 20 January - 11am to 9pm
Saturday 21 January – 11am to 10pm
*Grinders on Tour Café will be open from 7.30am daily.
For more City of Adelaide Tour Village information, go to tourdownunder.com.au/festival
Minister for Tourism Zoe Bettison said the City of Adelaide Tour Village is a very special part of the Santos Tour Down Under, offering "something for everyone".
"Whether you’re a cycling fan or just someone who wants to soak up the sunshine and the festival atmosphere, this year’s Tour Village will be the biggest our city has ever seen and will entice locals and visitors alike," Minister Bettison said.
"With a focus on sensational food and drink, entertainment for all ages, live music, and plenty of cycling action, the City of Adelaide Tour Village will bring a very special energy to the heart of our CBD and provide an important boost to business."
Brad Sappenberghs, head chef and owner of Comida - one of the food vendors in this year's City of Adelaide Tour Village - said "To be able to showcase our food to people from interstate and overseas is a fantastic opportunity, and we’re so excited for the TDU’s return."
"Being based in the Adelaide Hills and having roots in the Adelaide Central Market, we’re thrilled to be popping up in the CBD for what will be our first time in the tour village.
"We will have our much-loved Paella ready to serve for everyone coming into the square, so come on down and make a day of it!"