Variety SA Events
Variety Key Dates and Fundraisers
The Variety calendar includes all fundraisers for our Bash, Moto Run and 4WD, run by participants . More information for these fundraisers can be found by clicking the more information link below each listing.
Variety Moto Run
The Variety Moto Run proudly sponsored by Adelaide Brighton Cement will be exploring the very best of the Riverland in 2019. Four 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
The Variety SA Melbourne Cup Luncheon is Adelaide’s Premier Melbourne Cup function! Held at the Adelaide Convention Centre and hosted by Variety Ambassador, Jane Reilly OAM, with live band – The Cast, fashion parades and onsite bookie. All proceeds assisting kids in need in South Australia.
Variety Vintage Luncheon
The Variety Vintage Wine Auction Luncheon is one of its kind, raising funds for South Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. Held on Friday 15 November (2019) at the National Wine Centre, twelve prominent South Australian wineries have each donated a barrel of their finest 2018 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’ Christmas Party – Port Lincoln
Every year Variety hosts the Variety Kids' 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.
Variety Kids’ Christmas Party
More than 2,800 kids, carers and volunteers attend the Variety Kids' Christmas Party at the Adelaide Showgrounds. With activity stations all around the room and entertainment on the stage up front, there is so much to see and do! Register to find out more.
Variety 4WD Adventure
Due to overwhelming demand, the Variety SA 4WD Adventure is SOLD OUT! If you missed out, be sure to register your interest for the 2021 event. The Variety SA 4WD Adventure (2020): An Adventure in the Red Centre - 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place,’ 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.
SA Variety Bash
Register now for the 2020 SA Variety Bash - 'Little Italy to Big Italy' proudly sponsored by Tim Adams Wines | Mr Mick, and give yourself the maximum opportunity to fundraise! It's the adventure of a lifetime from the South Australian Produce Markets (Pooraka, SA) to Griffith (NSW). The Bash. Ya Gotta Do it!
Phil Hoffmann Travel: Inaugural Charity Cruise, proudly supporting Variety
Come and join your hosts Rambo, Rosalie and Cherylee for early Christmas celebrations, live shows, Variety cocktail party, and a host of other Variety surprises on board all while helping South Australian kids in need through Variety - the Children's Charity of South Australia. Visit the video link: https://youtu.be/Q07BMx6fnP8.
Completed Variety SA Events
Variety Footy Jet
The Variety SA Footy Jet is a day trip to watch an AFL game interstate with proceeds supporting SA kids in need! It includes: Private jet (same day return), Coach transfers, AFL reserved seating and refreshments on board.
Variety SA Radiothon
The Variety SA Radiothon in collaboration with FIVEaa was held on Friday, 31 May, 2019. What a fantastic day and amazing result! The Variety SA FIVEaa Radiothon is in the books and was a HUGE success, raising $108,575 for SA kids in need! Thank you to everyone who contributed on any level. From tuning in, to donating and bidding on the online auction, your support is truly appreciated.
Variety Kids’ Easter Picnic
Each year South Australian kids who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs are treated to a day of fun, entertainment and lunch at the annual Variety Kids' Easter Picnic.
Variety Kids’ Surprise Party
Each year South Australian kids 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 SA Annual Themed Ball
The Variety Annual Themed Ball was a great night with an ‘End of Prohibition Era’ theme embraced by 1,500 guests at the Adelaide Convention Centre, raising $275K (net) for kids in need in SA. Headline Act, Justice Crew, along with Lucky Seven and Audio Box ensured everyone hit the dance floor for one of Adelaide’s largest private functions. Thanks to everyone who attended.
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.
Variety Showdown Shield Luncheon proudly presented by Jarvis Toyota
The second annual Variety Showdown Shield Luncheon proudly presented by Jarvis Toyota was a great success. Guests attended the William Magarey Room at the iconic Adelaide Oval for a fantastic 2 course meal while enjoying exclusive pre-match insight from coaches Ken Hinkley and Don Pyke, club captains Tom Jonas and Rory Sloane, plus special guest panellists Mark Ricciuto and Dom Cassisi. Hosted by Mark Soderstrom, the Luncheon provided guests in attendance a unique and often humorous look behind the scenes during Showdown week.