City of Charles Sturt’s Doggy Day at the Beach is a fun-filled day for humans and their pups, held in Henley Square.

Come along with your fur-baby on Saturday 5 October and join in all the doggy fun.
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Doggy Day at the Beach

Sat 5
Address: Henley Square

The 2020 Big Row is taking place on Saturday 1st February.

This is Henley SLSC’s unique annual fundraising event, where members from the club row a surf boat across the Gulf of St Vincent, from Stansbury on the Yorke Peninsula to Henley Beach. The distance is 68km and several boat crews take turns to row the whole distance in around 8 hours. Come along at 2pm to cheer on as the surf boat and support crews arrive.

More details here.

Henley Beach sunset
SALA by the Sea.
Artwork by Capture Lounge.

It’s SALA Festival time, and we’re delighted to have artists displaying a variety of work in Henley Beach during August.

Plus there’s also a lot of interesting artwork permanently in and around Henley Beach.

Look for the flyer listing all the SALA venues and artists in our shops and businesses, and the SALA stickers (or you can download the flyer here  and here ) and enjoy a SALA stroll by the Sea.


Check our Social Media for details of a SALA by the Sea Walk on Saturday Aug 8.

Address: Henley Beach

Soak up the tunes with live music at key locations across the Henley to Grange coastal walk from 3-5pm, Sunday 2 May.

It’s a beautiful walk, made even better with music!
Featuring artists-
– Swing Time – Grange Jetty Reserve
Frank Toloza – Esplanade near Marlborough Street
– Thien – Esplanande near Grange Sailing Club
– Protocol Band – Henley Square
– Rob – Henley Beach Hotel
– Jamie Chivers – Joe’s Kiosk
Don’t forget to tag us on the day
Facebook @CityofCharlesSturt and Instagram @CharlesSturtSA using #coastalsounds.
The event is supported by the City of Charles Sturt‘s Live & Local program.
Christmas in the Square is back – presente by Christian Family Church, Seaton!
Join us down at Henley Square for a night of carols, food, kids activities, fireworks and more!
Date: December 11th, 2022
– 6:30pm: Acoustic Live Vocal & Guitar Duo
– 7:15pm: Kids Entertainment with a special appearance from Santa
– 8pm: Main carols event with the Christmas in the Square band, followed by fireworks!
Where: Henley Square
There will also be face painting, sausage sizzle, fairy floss and glow sticks available for purchase.
Invite your friends and bring your picnic gear for a great night! All welcome!
Address: Henley Square

After a 2-year hiatus, Coastal Sounds returns – a much-loved free event featuring live music along 10km of Adelaide’s coastline – to be held on the Sovereign’s Birthday long weekend Monday 12 June.

This year’s event features 17 live performances in 8 beautiful beachside locations in West Beach, Henley Beach, Grange, Semaphore Park’s Point Malcolm Reserve including a closing sunset session on the Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club deck overlooking the coast.

Check put the full program and locations here.

We are delighted at Henley Beach to be involved in the SALA Festival for the 8th year in a row.

Many of our shops, restaurants, cafes and businesses will  be showing a wonderful variety of art during August, much of it from local artists – emerging and experienced.

You’ll find SALA exhibitions at Henley South, ’round the Square and nearby, along Military Road, on Marlborough Street and at Henley and Grange Arts Society Fraser Hay Gallery in Atkin Street. Look for the SALA stickers, and the flyer, which lists all venues and artists.

** There’ll be a SALA Walk ’round the Square on Aug 5 and one at Henley South August 12. Check our Facebook and Instagram for more info.

** PLUS !!! Creative Soul Prints in Marlborough Street will be hold Live Painting Sessions with various artists, Sat Aug 5 and 12, and Sun Aug 6 and 13. Details here.

It’s a very good reason to visit Henley Beach, even in winter!

PS You can download the list of SALA by the Sea Artists and Venues here.

Thank you to City of Charles Sturt, local framing business Up in Frames and Stella Restaurant for their support of Art by the Sea.



Address: Henley Beach

Our popular Henley Jetty has become a walking art gallery, as Art on the Jetty comes to Adelaide.

Art on the Jetty had its genesis in 2021 in Victoria as the culmination of the Queenscliff Art Prize and has grown to be the biggest exhibition of its kind in Australia with an annual exhibition on the Queenscliff Pier (yes, they call it a pier over there).

Now the organisers are spreading their arty wings to South Australia and Western Australia, with similar exhibitions on the Henley and Busselton Jetties.

From July to September, a variety of art and photography pieces – 65 in total,  will be attached to the handrails of the Henley Jetty. Each featured work has been carefully rendered onto a specialised aluminium exhibition panel to protect it from the weather and ensure great viewing. Details of each artist will be available via the associated web site –

This time there are  only a few South Australian artists featured – the majority of work for the initial exhibition will be from interstate. However, local artists will get an opportunity to be featured in the future.  “This is a forerunner to a planned major exhibition next February”, said organiser Chris Mcleod “when we’ll be calling for South Australian artists to submit work for the exhibition.”

No doubt there will be many local artists keen to see their work on display on Henley Jetty in the future. Local artists Samantha Tipler and Rachel Ross have said they will definitely be putting their brushes up to be included in February. “I am lucky enough to have a piece in the Busselton Jetty exhibition and would love to see my work on Henley Jetty” said Samantha “along with SALA in Henley Beach it’s a wonderful opportunity for artists” . Rachel, whose work is regularly on display at local cafe Coco Cacao, often features Henley Jetty itself in her art, concurred. “Love the sound of this”.

“We’re thrilled to have this innovative exhibition at Henley”, said Henley SALA Coordinator Helen Lewis. “It comes just before “Art by the Sea”, our South Australian Living Artists Festival event in August when many of our restaurants, cafes and businesses will feature exhibitions by local artists. “Definitely an added reason to visit Henley Beach in Winter.”

So, beanies on, coffee in hand, it’s time for an arty stroll on Henley Jetty. And can we say, the Winter sunsets are just magnificent.

Address: Henley Square

The people of Marlborough Street Henley Beach get together for a meet and greet, while raising funds for Destiny Rescue.

Live Music, Face Painting, Raffles and lots more fun

Nov 4, 11am-3pm. See the event here.


Address: Marlborough Street, Henley Beach
Join us at Henley Square for a night of carols, food, kids activities, fireworks and more!
  • Date: December 3rd, 2023
  • Times:
    – 6:30pm: Pre Show Entertainment, with a special appearance from St Nick!
    – 8pm: Main carols event with the Christmas In The Square band, followed by fireworks!
Where: Henley Square
Invite your friends and bring your picnic gear for a great night of Christmas family fun!
All welcome!
This is an event hosted by The Christian Family Centre – Seaton, with the help of our major sponsor The City Of Charles Sturt, and sponsorship from Emmaus Christian College.
Address: Henley Square