5 Ways to Celebrate the Melbourne Cup in Adelaide

Whether you’re into horses or not, there’s plenty of fun ways to enjoy a day at the races.

Even though it’s not a public holiday, Melbourne Cup has turned into somewhat of a day off in Adelaide. In fact, many workplaces shut down early on the first Tuesday in November, or at the very least, aren’t as productive on race day. If you haven’t booked a venue in advance to watch the race, there are other places to enjoy the day.

Check out these five alternative places to enjoy Melbourne Cup Day, Adelaide-style

Riverside Restaurant

Partake in an afternoon of indulgence at the Riverside Restaurant with a complete buffet, plenty of drinks to choose from, and watch the Melbourne Cup race live. The restaurant makes the afternoon even more fun by handing out prizes for best-dressed female and male, as well as a prize for the person wearing the coolest hat!

For more details, contact tour Festive Season Coordinator on specialevents.adelaide@ihg.com or by phone: +61 8 8238 2400.

The Racecourse

The Emirates Melbourne Cup will have everyone in Australia on edge come November 1. Enjoy a day of hospitality surrounded by like-minded race goers. Thousands in Adelaide will visit Morphettville racecourse hoping to catch a historical moment on the biggest race day of the year.

The Office

If you’re stuck at work on race day, why not make it enjoyable? Consider bringing in some ready-made food to work, or ask everyone in the office to bring in one dish each.

The Park

Enjoy a picnic in the park, complete with classic retro fare and plaid picnic blankets, while listening to the race live on the radio. Just don’t forget the suntan lotion and sunglasses!

The Backyard

BBQs and the Melbourne Cup go hand-in-hand. Fire up the grill and invite your closest friends over. Ask them to bring in a dish so people who don’t love grilled food can enjoy the day just as much as you. Think about renting a big screen TV if you don’t own one so that everyone has a good seat for the race. Cheer on your favorites while sipping a beer with your friends.