Variety SA Events
Variety Key Dates and Fundraisers
The Variety calendar includes all fundraisers for our Bash, V2 and 4WD, run by participants . More information for these fundraisers can be found by clicking the more information link below each listing.
Parachilna to Laura - 'Prairie to the Dairy'. Do you have a craving for adventure? The Variety SA 4WD Adventure, proudly sponsored by Jarvis Toyota, provides entrants the opportunity to explore exclusive tracks around South Australia and beyond. Friendly atmosphere throughout, unique dining experiences and entertainment along the way, this fully catered journey offers a fine balance of comfort, adrenaline and outright adventure, all while raising much needed funds for South Australian kids in need! New entrants welcome and encouraged!
Variety Showdown Shield Luncheon proudly presented by Jarvis Toyota
You are invited to join Travis Boak, Taylor Walker together with their coaches, Ken Hinkley and Don Pyke at the Official Variety Showdown Luncheon proudly supported by both Port Adelaide and Adelaide Football clubs.
Variety SA Annual Themed Ball
Save the Date! The Variety Annual Themed Ball will be held Saturday, 15 June, 2019 at the Adelaide Convention Centre with an 'end of Prohibition Era' theme.
Variety Footy Jet
Book your seat on the Variety SA Footy Jet to attend the AFL blockbuster between Port Adelaide Football Club and Richmond Football Club on Saturday, 20 July at the MCG. Travel to the game in style with same-day return flights and bus transfers to the MCG. Perfect to spoil yourself or as a surprise gift.
SA Variety Bash
Register now for the 2019 SA Variety Bash proudly sponsored by Tim Adams Wines | Mr Micks, and give yourself the maximum opportunity to fundraise! The event departs from Mawson Lakes and ends in Murray Bridge with surprises in between. It's the adventure of a lifetime. The Bash. Ya Gotta Do it!
Variety Moto Run
The Variety Moto Run proudly sponsored by Adelaide Brighton Cement is 4 days of camaraderie and fun, whilst riding and driving some of our most interesting roads (all asphalt) during the day and enjoying the best food and wine the state has to offer in the evenings. The event is open to entrants with touring motorcycles and luxury vehicles. During the event entrants also have the option of flights in the helicopter or relaxing in the bus that both accompany the event.
Melbourne Cup Luncheon
More than 450 attended the Variety SA Melbourne Cup Luncheon at the Adelaide Convention Centre in the stunning Panorama Ballroom. Guests enjoyed tips from celebrity bookmaker “Hollywood” Syd McDonald and special comments by MC, Jane Reilly OAM as well as being entertained by live band, The Cast. All proceeds assisting children who are in need in South Australia.
Variety Vintage Luncheon
The Variety Vintage Luncheon and wine auction is one of Variety SA's main functions, raising funds for South Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. The function will be returning again on Friday 16 November (2018) at the National Wine Centre. Twelve prominent South Australian wineries have each donated a barrel of their finest 2017 vintage wine that has been bottled and uniquely labelled for this special event. Ticket includes: Wine tastings, 3 course lunch, fine wines, beer and soft drink with plenty more to keep you satisfied throughout the day.
Variety Kids' Events
Variety Kids’ Easter Picnic
Each year South Australian children in need are treated to a day of fun with; entertainment, snacks and lunch at the annual Variety Kids' Easter Picnic run by the Ladies of Variety
Variety Kids’ Surprise Party
Each year South Australian children in need are treated to a day full of fun with; entertainment, dancing, activities, snacks, lunch, and the chance to meet and greet with their favourite characters at the Variety Kids' Surprise Party.
Variety Kids Christmas Party – Port Lincoln
Every year the Ladies of Variety (L.O.V.) host the Variety Kid's Christmas party in Port Lincoln. The event intends to bring joy and Christmas spirit to over 100 local children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs along with their carers.
Completed Variety SA Events
Variety SA Radiothon
The Variety SA Radiothon was held on Friday 25 May, 2018. In a collaboration between FIVEaa and Variety SA, we hosted a live Radiothon and online auction with a pool package, thanks to Australian Outdoor Living and outdoor kitchen from Adelaide Outdoor Kitchens up for grabs and to raise more than $111,000 for South Australian kids in need.
Variety Showdown Shield
The Adelaide Football Club and Port Adelaide Football Club have joined forces to support Variety – the Children’s Charity of South Australia and help make a greater impact on the lives of local kids in need. The three-year partnership between the organisations is focused around the bi-annual Showdown and will see the popular sporting event renamed the Variety Showdown Shield, providing a vehicle for Variety to educate the broader South Australian community on the assistance it provides to local children.