Hutt Street’s hospitality community will stretch out onto the streets this June long weekend, for a celebration of local food, wine and music.
Hutt Street transforms this June long weekend
Hutt Street’s food and wine scene is bursting with variety, prestige and flavour, and this coming June long weekend its much-loved operators are spilling out onto the streets to share their craft.
Long Weekend on Hutt Street
Hutt Street, Adelaide 5000
ADL Unleashed is a joint initiative of the Government of South Australia, the City of Adelaide and the Adelaide Economic Development Agency.
In a collaboration between ADL Unleashed and hospitality group Penny Hospitality, the Long Weekend on Hutt Street event will reignite the strip from 10—12 June, with three days of food, drink and entertainment.
From 4pm Friday and midday Saturday and Sunday, Hutt Street will become a maze of vendors, market stalls and live music.
Partygoers are encouraged to come hungry and indulge in the array of food on offer. Chow down on Gang Gang’s juicy burgers, Mozzarella Fella’s hand-stretched pizzas, Lukoumades’ golden Greek donuts and St Louis’ desserts while enjoying the afternoon event.
“This event will bring life into Hutt Street and showcase everything it has to offer,” Penny Hospitality Functions and Events Co-Ordinator Dominique Sherratt says.
“Patrons will be able to sip on a warming Shiraz whilst downing a burger from Gang Gang, all while browsing the market stalls.”
The market stalls on show will offer plants from Planted By Nicole and sustainable jewellery from Rue Roosevelt, amongst other local business pop-ups. A smattering of fire pits will keep visitors cosy across the weekend, while light installations will shine into the night.
Dominique says a cocktail of Adelaide tunes will soundtrack the event, with local DJs, indie acoustic artists and a multitude of bands.
“We are aiming to showcase these acts and re-liven their spark after being stifled by COVID for so long,” Dominique says.
The Hutt Street event is the first of its kind for Penny Hospitality, who have supported festivals such as Spin Off.
“Penny has always loved and found its inspiration from large-scale music festivals and raves,” Dominique says.
“However, there has always been a soft and very prevalent place in all of our hearts for simmering down and embracing our amazing community.
“This is why we are incredibly keen for this event to take place.”
While Hutt Street is no stranger to pocket parties and bursts of entertainment, the collaboration between ADL Unleashed and Penny Hospitality stretches the revelry for an extra-long, extra-fun celebration.
Penny Hospitality is a resident of Hutt Street and owns a collection of hospitality venues across Adelaide, including Two Pot Screamer, West Oak Hotel, Lion Arts Factory, Super Bueno and Joe’s Henley Beach.
Meanwhile, ADL Unleashed is a joint initiative of the Government of South Australia, the Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA) and the City of Adelaide to showcase the excitement the city has on offer.
After the huge success of East End Unleashed throughout this year’s Fringe season, and a collection of inner-city parties since, it’s now Hutt Street’s turn to let loose through the Penny Hospitality collaboration.
Dominique says Long Weekend on Hutt Street came about from a desire to help bring people back into the city post-COVID restrictions.
Whether its crowding around a fire pit or sipping wine under the stars, she says the Hutt Street event carves out a space to slow down and enjoy each other’s company.
“We are embracing the culture of hospitality and encourage everyone to get outside and feel their pre-COVID selves again,” Dominique says.
“We hope that we can add life back into Hutt Street after having to be locked in our homes, and we hope to be able to laugh, sing, dance and enjoy life, face-to-face.”