Variety SA Events
Event and Entrant 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.
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.
SA Variety Bash
Join the iconic Variety Bash proudly sponsored by Tim Adams / Mr Mick Wines. It’s an event like no other, taking you to places you’ve never heard of, let alone been to, in support of kids in need. Meet some great people and create some memories. The Bash. Ya Gotta Do it!
V2 Motorcycle Run
This year the Variety V2 Motorcycle Run proudly sponsored by Adelaide Brighton Cement will be held from Thursday 18 October to Sunday 21 October. We will travel through the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis, catch the ferry to Kangaroo Island, spend two days and nights taking in the spectacular coastal scenery and culinary delights the island has to offer before boarding the ferry back to the mainland. Once off the ferry we will travel through the Southern Fleurieu and along the south coast to our final night stay at ‘The Bend’ Motorsport Park at Tailem Bend.
Variety SA Melbourne Cup Luncheon
The Variety SA Melbourne Cup Luncheon is on again in 2018! Held at the Adelaide Convention Centre and hosted by Jane Reilly, OAM and Ambassador for Variety, with live band, fashion parades and onsite bookie. Last year's event sold out quickly so be sure to book your tickets today. 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.
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 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 Footy Jet
Thank you to all who booked their seats to join us on the fourth Variety SA Footy Jet. It was a fantastic day for all on board despite the 22 point loss to the Bombers. Thanks to Alliance Airlines, Sita Coaches and the AFL for making this possible and helping kids in need. Thanks also to Vili’s for the pies!
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 SA Annual Themed Ball
The 2018 SA Variety Ball – ‘Too Cool 4 School’ held on Friday 15 June at the Adelaide Convention Centre was amazing! The #VarietyBall lived up to its promise of being a fantastic night out with The Cast, Billy Joel Tribute Concert Australia and Audio Box keeping the schoolyard rockin! This event would not be possible without the enormous support we receive from the Adelaide Convention Centre. A special thanks goes to the committee and sponsors Tim Adams Wines, Ramsey Bros, Blackbocks Jamshop, Class A Jewellers and The Fotobase Group and our other generous supporters on the night.
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.