What’s Happening

What’s Happening

Gilberts Motor Museum

The Strathalbyn High Street Market sponsored by the Strathalbyn Tourism Association will be held on Sundays 19 May and 16 June  (third Sunday of each month) next to Gilberts Motor Museum.  Fabulous stalls, music, and great Sausage Sizzle cooked up by the volunteers next door at Gilberts. 

Reconciliation Event

Reconciliation Event will be held in Strathalbyn on Saturday 1 June.

Strathalbyn Photography Retreat

Inspire Me Photography will host a two-day Strathalbyn Photography Retreat on 1 & 2 June.  This is a great opportunity to practice your photography skills in a beautiful heritage town and lunching at a local cafe, then also visiting Langhorne Creek to sample great award-winning wines and take photos of great  architecture and landscapes – any camera, any skills.  Visit for more details and to book or contact 0400 561269 (see attached flier).

Café Ruffino

Enjoy the “Duets” with Antonio and Kate Villano singing some of the most iconic duets at Café Ruffino on Wednesday 5 June.  Pizza and show $49pp – dinner from 6.30pm, show starts 7.15pm.  Seating limited – bookings 8536 2355.

Strath Neighbourhood Centre

Will hold an Open Day on Saturday 15 June showcasing what they have to do and learning about the various groups and services who use their facilities.

Looking Ahead

  • Saturday 13 July will mark 10 Years of the Strath Neighbourhood Centre!  To celebrate, they will be holding a buffet dinner – more details to come.
  • The Strathalbyn Bands Festival will be held across two Sundays 3 & 10 August.
  • Cellar Treasures weekend in Langhorne Creek will be held during the weekend 9-11 August.
  • The Strathalbyn Antiques & Vintage Fair will be held during the weekend of 17 & 18 August plus Treasure Market on Sunday 18 August.
  • To mark 140 years of Rail between Mt Barker and Strathalbyn Steamranger are holding a special “Transport Festival” in Strathalbyn on Saturday & Sunday 14 & 15 September , which is going to be an absolutely bumper day in town!  More details to come.
  • Save the Date – an Open Garden Fundraiser will be held at “Dalveen” in Woodchester during the weekend of 12&13 October.  Enjoy wandering around the garden of the homestead of this local family-owned sheep property settled in 1853.  Devonshire teas will be available on the veranda and there will be stalls, trading table and more.  Funds raised will support St Andrew’s Restoration Project.


  • Congratulations to the community of Milang – the Milang Lakeside Butter Factory Restoration was officially opened last weekend by Rebekha Sharkie MP – and it’s looking absolutely fabulous!  With 12,150 hours put in by 101 volunteers over the past 10 years it has been an amazing effort, and is still evolving.  Including access to a modern commercial kitchen, various spaces in the complex will be available for hire – contact MOSHCC.  There are already some Creative Weekend Workshops scheduled there – see attached flier.  They will also host the Alexandrina Council Heritage Awards there on Thursday 23 May as part of the SA History Festival with guest speaker Peter Goers.  All welcome to this free event, but must register via Eventbrite.  Contact 8555 7000.
  • Upgrading of The Shores Motel in Milang is another work in progress and looking great, with several rooms already available for booking.
  • With publicity already aired on the ABC and appearing in “In Daily” there is a lot of social media and print items around the Strathalbyn’s 185 celebrations and St Andrew’s 180 celebrations,  and keep an eye out for the special edition of “The Argus” on 2 May, along with radio interviews, etc.
  • Following the sad closure of “Hammer ‘N’ Tongs, Maurice has thanked the community for their support and asked us to support new venture “The Vault” with Mark Gaston and his team who have taken over the space and will officially open on with full operation from 1 May with all-day breakfast, wood oven pizzas and lunch options including takeaways.